CD available at: www.oral.qc.ca/index2.php
Mr. Schmuck’s Farm
Hildur Guðnadóttir and Dirk Dresselhaus met each other at Club Transmediale 2004 in Berlin and started to hang out, party, play boccia and record improv-sessions at Dirk’s Constructionsite Studio. They found out that the combination of Hildur’s skills on acoustic instruments (cello, zither, saw, accordion etc.) and Dirk’s ways of electronic manipulation (effect-feedbacks, realtime sampling, modular system, filtering etc.) offers a foundation for deep musical communication and organic soundworlds, that are freefloating, time-transcending and morphable in many different sonic directions.
In 2007 they played their first live performance at Volksbühne, Berlin, opening for Pan sonic & Keiji Haino.
The result of the first three recordings is Mr. Schmuck’s Farm’s debut album ‚Good Sound’, which was released in 2005 on Eric Mattson’s canadian label Oral. The wide range of the pieces reaches from harmonical influences of balkan music, gentle/harsh feedbacks combined with organic/mechanical structures to pure electricity, triggered by wood and steel...all elements influencing eachother. This music was created by only following the sound, not by any preconceptional ideas.
released January 5, 2013
Originally released by Oral Records in 2005.
All tracks by Hildur Guðnadóttir & Dirk Dresselhaus.
Played, recorded & mixed between summer & winter 2004 at Constructionsite Studios, Berlin.
Mastered by John Sellekaers, www.metarc.com
Artwork by Eric Mattson.
Published by La Chunga music publishing / Copyright Control.