Das ist ausgezeichnet! I will buy a copy
now. Rainer, do you have the CD graphics on your web
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ist die Luft ?
2008 - in
Rainer Straschill's musical cosmos, the year of the 2008 MoinSound
World Tour, which featured next to stations in three countries, on
two continents, in different festivals (among them headlining the bodacious Boise Experimental Music Festival
3) and again in cyberspace primarily one thing: the triumphant return of
the concert trombone to the instrument choice of Straschill, completed only by
weird vocal noises and his signature "komische Elektronik" (which can only
inadequately be translated to "whimsical electronics").
Wie groß ist die Luft ? (German for "How big is the air?")
documents different performances from this programme. Indeed, to make it even
more interesting, completed by spontaneously added guest musicians: during the
2nd Live Looping
Festival Berlin gig, it was TJ Shredder, who let his even more whimsical
electronics (a.k.a "Ondes Memorielles") loose on a Straschill performing
purely acoustically. The second evening of the BEMF3 main festival found
Straschill joined by Motoko Honda (grand piano) and Krispen Hartung
(without any electronics, but with acoustic guitar), himself well-known from
But how does it
sound? A short description: odd, and sometimes surprising. The slightly longer
one: surprising insofar, as there are quite lyrical passages to be admired.
And the even longer one: "Writing about music is like dancing about
architecture" - for which reason I'll just point to the work of
So stop sitting
around! Listen to it. And great holidays to all of you!