microphones in the trees: dolphins of east belgium / edgar wappenhalter

Monday, April 14, 2008

dolphins of east belgium / edgar wappenhalter

"very lookalike action.... Dolphins play the new hyms of the ages. duo consisting of Pulsating in the Eye of Vision and Wietske Van Gils. heavy trance. Edgar Wappenhalter sings the message of the future. he is a member of the Funeral Folk / Silvester Anfang troupe of kindred spirits. secret folkballads, sung for the heart. xerox cover, full color inserts."

"...his side of this split is an absolute smash from beginning to enddroning, smokey ragas smelling like musty Sandy Bull bootlegs, particularly when Sandy plays along to tapes because Wappenhalter's got a tabla thing going here that's just totally in tune. There's a couple of other magnificently minimal solo guitar think-overs and even some nice tunes with dazed, murky female vocals. Elsewhere he peppers a dark acoustic number strangely reminiscent of "Stairway to Heaven" with tightly-wound electronic squeaks, drags out a ghostly bummer of a folk song that sounds like it was sourced from twelfth-generation recordings, and contemporary-sounding death chant-ed loner mantras.

...Dolphins of East Belgium, on the other hand, are a duo featuring members known from releases under the names Wietske Van Gils and Pulsating in the Eye of Vision. What you get is another splended side, this one featuring individual-sized portions of gentle looped drones, generated via synthesizers and keyboards and tape players and the like. At first I was in Kathmandu with Angus MacLise but as the tracks came and went I was even picking up more Spacemen 3 feels, don't ask. Another reference point immediately jumping out was Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's Twonicorn tape..." outer space gamelan

davenport, ben reynolds, dolphins into the future, ...un disco bonito descubierto gracias a Clay Ruby


Anonymous said...

No conocía esta cinta.
La compro seguro, ambos artistas me gustan mucho.

Relacionado con Clay Ruby y 23 productions, recomiendo en Weirdo esta cinta:
Maths Balance Volumes "Hellspit" (MBV) Clay on violin, noise $4

Y hay otro cdr muy bueno también:
Maths Balance Volumes "Black Husk"

Este disco siempre me ha gustado mucho: http://www.23productions.net/artistMaths.htm

Y Clay Ruby es la bomba, el nuevo proyecto Burial Hex me gusta mucho, es muy oscuro:

Dolphins of east belgium, creo que es lo mismo que ahora Dolphins into the future,
y es música de Lieven, el que lleva el sello Bread and Animals.

De Edgar Wappenhalter me he comprado hace poco en Eclipse, una cinta que se editó en el difunto sello Imvated, y que luego se transformó en Bread and Animals, (aunque en medio de eso hubo dos sellos con nombres distintos),
pero tanto Invated como los otros, vienen a ser lo mismo.

El mes pasado, antes de irse Lieven de gira con The Skaters, me compré un triple cd de Uton, editado en Bread and Animals, que es muy bueno, aunque viene en una carpeta demasiado simple, pero el disco es muy bueno.

Novedades de Bread and Animals para la vuelta de la gira con The Skaters, el 27 de abril, aunque tal vez ya estén agotadas algunas...:

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> dolphins into the future "Voyage series" c50
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> *** ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER "transmat memories" / c35 / 5eur
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> with BLACK EGG Taylor, and is a member of the space research pod
> *** AFTERNOON PENIS "i want you to write" / c35 / 5eur
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> *** THE HELL RAIDERS "s/t" / c40 / 3eur
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> RAIDERS is a tribute to nature, freedom, sweet synth sounds, vhs
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> *** DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE "Voyage series" / c50 / 5eur
> another chapter in the series of VOYAGE (part one will be released on
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> *** MUNTJAC "warp" / c40 / 3.50euros wholesale
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> *** UTON "pearls and dust" / 3cd + booklet / 17eur
> disc one is a capture of the Uton live speech and riddle. disc two
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> RESTOCK!! a 30 minutes book on tape. Kraus, drumpad for acts like THE
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Anonymous said...

22 Jan 07 - Cassette
Out now on Cauliflower Dreams (sello creado después de Invated y antes que Bread and Animals):

"Very lookalike action.... DOLPHINS play the new hyms of the ages. duo consisting of PULSATING IN THE EYE OF VISION and WIETSKE VAN GILS. heavy trance. EDGAR W sings the message of the future. he is a member of the FUNERAL FOLK / SILVESTER ANFANG troupe of kindred spirits. secret folkballads, sung for the heart. xerox cover, full color inserts."

Anonymous said...


YGR 10
CD-R + TAPE - - 33 copies (6€)


Anonymous said...

Alucinante descubrimiento!!!:


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ana said...

suso, gracias por toda la avalancha de noticias y referencias. estoy escuchando todo lo referente a dolphins, dos cassetes de momento, y me encanta.

conocí a a Edgar gracias a Clay Ruby, me preguntó precisamente por la cinta que tú tienes a través del soulseek :)

hola brian, la verdad es que choca, o no tanto..., lo de devendra :)

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