Rinus Van Alebeek - Kulissen Abriss [zero008r]
- Artist: Rinus Van Alebeek
- Title: Kulissen Abriss
- Format: CDR
- Release Date: Mar, 2003
- OUT OF PRINT
Snippets of everyday life with a strange and weird warmth. Beyond field recordings, Rinus punches holes through the fabric of time. Recorded in in Berlin, Dresden, and Wuppertal, Germany. Rinus is an itinerant writer-sound collector, currently residing in Italy in a small village with no phone nor internet.
"Van Alebeek's disk is an interesting combination of site recordings and philosophy. Recorded earlier this year in Berlin-Dresden-Wuppertal it opens with a triptych of short pieces that sound like someone driving around hearing fireworks - there are bangs, whizzes, some crowd noises and a terminal 'wow'. The second track has a motor humming, steps and an interference buzz, some crowds and then a woman (Barbara Gessner) reads a letter about recordings and then disgust at their country's war mood (the US?). A softer male voice reads the same a little delayed. There are big noises, a tram, and another. Some radios and more fireworks and finally a park with birds, talking and a radio playing something Middle Eastern. In a large space someone gives a talk, almost understandable, as buckets clatter and things scrape in the distance. The woman again, saying existence and aesthetic meaningfully, a piano plays quite extensively. Moving in another large space, a woman speaks German, there is chittering, banging, distant singing and tapping on the mike. And finally a man talking about senses, everything we are surrounded by caring for us, society and music taking us to the gates of hell, as traffic pasess." ~ Ampersand Etcetera