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Günter Hat Gekocht
Rbstl

CHRISTIAN REINER / MARTIN SIEWERT Erstens

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Christian Reiner works as speaker for poetry, prose and experimental texts. He works solo and in collaboration with others on theatre projects, book readings, live concerts and music recordings. His work can be seen somewhere between language and music. He presents his texts with various collaborators at festivals, in various music ensembles and has a special programme for children. He is a classically trained singer and expert for the art of declamation. Martin Siewert plays guitar, lap & pedal steel and electronics. He is a member of experimental rock group Radian and has a duo project with Katharina Ernst named Also. Over the years he has worked with a very diverse range of musicians including Otomo Yoshihide, Tony Buck, Oren Ambarchi, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Paul Lovens, Ken Vandermark and Fennesz. Siewert both composes and improvises in both acoustic and electronic contexts. He has worked for theatre, film and dance as well as various remix and soundinstallation commissions. For this first collaboration between Reiner and Siewert the duo have recorded 11 songs with Siewert putting Reiner's words to music, using guitar and electronics. The result is something unique, rough, noisy, but at the same time poetic. Full tracklist: 1. Günther Hat Gekocht 2. Erstens 3. Anita 4. Gewöhn Dich Nicht Daran 5. Die Gesellschaft 6. Freundliche Nachbarn 7. rbstl 8. Nichts Gesagt 9. Für 10. Plumpe Vase 11. Mit 24 Vögeln. Price: € 18,-/copy incl. wordwide shipping.

Siewerts imaginative raw and noisy sonic ideas anchor Reiners poetic musings in industrial, urgent and urban settings. Reiners dramatic voice often becomes a sound source for the thorny entanglements of Siewert, and Reiner adapts his dadaist delivery to the sudden rhythmic patterns and his rough sounds of Siewert. The longest pieces capture best the theatrical and dadaist-eccentric vocal artistry of Reiner and the idiosyncratic sonic vision of Siewert and both pieces have evocative, haunting emotional power.
(Salt Peanuts, May 2022)

Es braucht seine Zeit, bis man versteht, dass hier Christian Reiner mit Worten, Texten selbst jongliert wie ein Saxofonist. Erinnerungen an die Dadaisten tauchen auf und an David Moss, den ich selbst im Konzert erleben durfte und der ähnlich agiert. Kongenial dazu improvisiert Martin Siewert auf seiner Gitarre und elektronischen Effektgeräten. Ich höre ihre Musik mit wachsender Begeisterung! Ich kenne wenige Künstler, die es schaffen, mit wenigen Worten so einen Sog zu entwickeln, der einen zu einer unbedingten Aufmerksamkeit zwingt. Es ist auf jeden Fall faszinierend.
(Radiohoerer, June 2022)