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r-n088 | pomassl. spare parts | compact disc

release: november 14th 2007

»spare parts« is the long awaited new album from the sonic laboratory of austrian based »psycho-physio« musican pomassl and the latest example of his interest in deconstructing musical structure and testing the limits of hearing.

still retaining his distinctive style, but with much more mature arranged elements and carefully structured sections, compared to his earlier output. dabbling and blurring experimental and advanced pop. it is pomassl’s full-lenght debut for the german raster-noton imprint, after several collaboration contribution for the label.

producing this album, pomassl has explored his arsenal of armaments with the initial use of original generators and synthesizers (polivoks, ritm-2) from soviet fabrics, manufactured in the 80‘s, beside as always he uses a combination of prototypical self-customized electronic instruments versus state of the art technology. whilst taking the listener in the opposite direction via abstracted pieces »atenna atoll« and »allied nippon« and furthermore experimental tunes »l>- parts and short particles like »nitro« title of the very short intro track, »blank jack« or »valsalva maneuver« (maneuver used to ‘clear’ the hyperlink »http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ear«ears when ambient pressure changes, as in hyperlink »http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/diving«diving or hyperlink »http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/aviation«aviation) function as intro and interludes. the most anomalous track »qaraghandy storm« closes the album with a far off electrical desert storm.

pomassl is executor of the seminal »trail error« (1996) album, one of the first records to really explore very low and very high tones as well as pioneering potentials of digital errors in terms of electronic music, a record which has inspired many fellow analog and digital artists, released on the laton label which he co-founded in the early 1990ies. beside with the »skeleton« vinyl series he released a number of cutting-edge minimal techno records, starting from 1997 on viennese sabotage/craft label.

»spare parts« was pre-presented successfully live throughout the raster-noton japan-tour in october 2007.

release date: 2007-11-14

media: compact disc

label: raster-noton

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tracks

nitro | 00:07
tandem distiller | 04:14
kalin tubes | 04:46
murena | 04:05
lovozero | 04:09
blank jack | 00:26
terawatt hours | 04:41
L>-parasite battery v | 03:07
antenna atoll | 02:24
allied nippon | 05:28
kaskada | 04:13
valsalva maneuver | 03:01
pestrepeller | 03:27
qaraghandy storm | 07:27