Boomkat Product Review:
Tape, Andreas and Johan Berthling with Tomas Hallonsten are the crown jewels of the Hapna label, we've sadly not yet fully realized the sales potential of this incredibly talented trio of musicians due to some early glitches in Hapna's UK distribution setup. This will change come late October when their third album 'Rideau' arrives. Until then we have this latest edition of Staalplaat's occasional Mort Aux Vache CD's series. To recap each packaged in a way that defies any kind of sane logic and each session recorded at the VPRO radio studios in Holland, this CD wrapped inside a plastic hole peppered wrap bound together by Tape tape!. Recorded September 2004 this six track, half hour album finds the trio successfully exploring alien world drone and harmonic glitch. An incredible fusing of live instrumentation (acoustic guitar, harmonium, vibraphone, melodica and rustic percussion) with the kind of grainy noise you love from the 60's and 70's. Check 'Reversed Frames' which is like Baden Powell jamming with Pierre Henry and 'Summonspipe' which feels like what La Monte Young's Theatre Of Eternal Dreams might have summoned up if they let more sunshine into their hearts. This CD is sadly very limited, 500 only for the world - be extra quick. A massive recommendation.