Werkbund

Tanz Und Andacht
Werkbund
Tanz Und Andacht

A veil of secrecy shrouds the late, almost certainly fictional Hamburg composer Mechtchild Von Leusch (1923-1989), and the Werkbund organisation that supposedly exists to interpret and extend his repertoire, though at various points the involvement of Uli Rehberg, Asmus Tietchens and Felix Kubin has been speculated. Active since 1989, drawing inspiration from seafaring volks-myths of Northern Germany, in the main their music is a very Tietchens-esque marriage of kosmische and industrial energies/strategies - musik aus der grauzone, eh - although works like 2010’s Neue Rungholter Tänze, and the visionary early 90s Von Leusch discs they derive from, suggest a sort of anachronistic folk-techno - at once improvised and mechanical, chamber music timbres rendered uncanny through repetition and subtle, continuous modulation. Tanz Und Andach - originally released as a double-7" in '97 and reissued now as an LP with two previously unpublished bonus tracks - showcases the full scope of the project, from tremulous, drowned-world synth waltzes ('Lichtregen', 'Perl Weiss') and refined funeral-in-space gothic ('Im Heilige Hain', 'Eine Von Diesen') to the Mount Vernon-ish hobgoblin march of 'Mittagsweiter' and, in ‘Himmelsvolk’ and ‘Falke’, rigorously honed rhythm tracks that feel like the missing link between Dome or HNAS and the eddying decay-products/ultra-erosions of Chain Reaction. Inscrutable, illuminating, history- and head-rearranging...reasons to live! Numbered edition of 500. 

 

 

 

£19.99

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