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r-n143 | Grischa Lichtenberger. And IV (Inertia) | compact disc

»the title ›and IV (inertia)‹ refers to a fictionalized successor of the baksan neutrino telescope in the caucasus region. at first, it has been an idea for a novel, based on the consideration that it is impossible to deal with the topic of a ›lebensraum‹ like berlin without being hit by stylization – so I had to experiment with strategies of fiction.«

with »and IV (inertia)«, grischa lichtenberger presents his first full length record on raster-noton after his participation in the unun-series. for his musical production, he uses field recordings of his environment which are manipulated and broken down to their bare nakedness until only fragments are left. apart from analogue sources, he also uses digital sound data which is likewise turned and twisted until the boundaries between analogue and digital are blurred.

the arrangement of these atomic elements results in a rather rough and brute, machine-like cut-up sound with an outstanding dynamic – almost none. it seems like that the 21 tracks only consist of a minimal set of elements, but which are rearranged in a virtuous manner and with a high degree of variation. broken beats and dribbling basses allude to downbeat tunes, let one stumble because of their arhythmicity, to eventually take up the underlying groove again. equally, there are fierce and harsh technoid elements. and towards the second part of the record, there is also room for new developments where more introverted and airy songs take over.

lichtenberger’s musical production on »and IV (inertia)« goes in line with his general artistic work, which also comprises other artistic genres such as installations and paintings. there is a mental attitude behind all this, and while the music sounds abstract, one may still identify his personal note. In this way, »and IV (inertia)« is the extension of a concept he already started with his »~treibgut« ep (r-n112), »to define aspects of legitimation for an artistic work in engagement with the concreteness of one’s living situation.«

tracklist:

001 1011_11_ss1
002 1110_01_lv_1b
003 0811_09_re_0211_08
004 1210_08_4+
005 UU78
006 0112_01_st_rm
007 1011_27_# 5b
008 0811_11_re_0411_08_mas_rm3
009 rearr re
010 0611_29_1b
011 1011_22_lv_1b
012 12_11_13_lv_1_c
013 0311_01 re 0510_24
014 0811_09 re 0611_29_lv_1b
015 1011_11104_v_re_61011s1b
016 66 Audio
017 globalbpm
018 0111_05_z red
019 91028_v1
020 sysolrot
021 ssfl
022 13_re_1010_05_lv_1_re_0210_23_lv_1b_arrg_1_2_Aux (digital only)

release date: 2012-10-01

media: compact disc

label: raster-noton

image 1: Grischa  Lichtenberger | r-n143 | And IV (Inertia) | compact disc

tracks

1011_11_ss1 | 02:47
1110_01_lv_1b | 01:36
0811_09_re_0211_08 | 02:49
1210_08_4+ | 03:04
UU78 | 02:53
0112_01_st_rm | 03:13
1011_27_#5b | 04:54
0811_11_re_0411_08_mas_rm3 | 01:40
rearr re | 04:14
0611_29_1b | 01:38
1011_22_lv_1b | 02:34
12_11_13_lv_1_c | 03:07
0311_01 re 0510_24 | 04:46
0811_09 re 0611_29_lv_1b | 02:40
1011_11104_v_re_61011s1b | 03:14
66 Audio | 02:02
globalbpm | 00:53
0111_05_z red | 03:03
91028_v1 | 03:16
sysolrot | 02:42
ssfl | 06:32
13_re_1010... (download only) | 04:28