LAmmERGEIER is the first new recording by Richard and Simon since Metallic Sonatas recorded way way back in the spring of 1998. Following closely on the heels of the VHF reissue of the duo's classic 1990 debut LAKE, LAmmerGEIER finds the duo continuing to pursue the head-scratching assortment and range of outer sound in a somewhat more contemporary style. LAmmERGEIR makes use of all sorts of exotic instruments, but like Metallic Sonatas, many of the pieces have undergone electronic transformation, adding an extra layer of ??? to the tunes. Some of the sounds show the influence of Simon's laptop work over the last couple of years, tho' the duo now claim that this is an all analog deal. Laptops aside, the layers of microscopic detail on LAmmERGEIER should give listeners plenty of practice in differentiating sounds that are produced by complicated software or tape loops or whatever, and sounds that are produced by a guy whacking a baking tray with a stick.
released May 22, 2017
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