( 1 ) We are contributing to the compilation "For the Lack of Better Word" which is released on Otomatik Muziek in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. All proceeds will go directly to Frankenkonvoi, a help organization which works directly at the Polish-Ukranian / Romanian-Ukrainian borders (and, as of now, have found a direct way to deliver goods into Charkiv). These people do a fucking great job at taking direct action and help where GO’s and multinational help organizations lose time and money due to their structures and systems.
"For The Lack Of Better Words" will be released as a digital-only compilation to keep costs as low as possible.
Most of these 21 tracks were composed in the wake of the russian war against the people of Ukraine. Musically, the sampler also represents a beginner's guide into the OM universe - from OM house band DRNTTCKS to artists like Night Foundation or Kirsche von Bubach, who had already released tapes on OM, to members of the extended family like Phantom Horse or Son Of Buzzi, from the ASMR drones of René Margraff to a skeletal chanson by Laure Boer, from the gut-wrenching noise of en creux to the psych-jazz of Family Underground. There's a dubbed-out folk miniature delivered by Red On, or the polyrhythmic saxophone excursions of Schweben; Joachim Nordwall comes around with a utopian/dystopian modular meltdown, while Lisa Pulsatilla and Jeremy Young deliver a strangely beautiful piece of flute/tape music and Savvas Metaxas shakes the ground with the endless minimal drop of "Sun" while Levels' Lool2Luul unfolds the speculative fiction of "Air Formation 2".
Plus, the whole compilation got an extra audiophile mastering from Martin Thompson of SM-LL.
You can find it >here<.
"What is no+no? Is it a definitive no to the madness and decay of democracy surrounding us? Is it a negative yes to another reality? Is it an affirmation of a change to come? Somewhere between feedback loops, pitched down vocals, distorted dub, cosmic synths, primitive beats and drone guitars there might be an answer.
On their 6th release, DRNTTCKS for the first time deviated from their usual practice of recording all sessions directly and just editing around edges. During the lockdowns they found themselves in a situation wholly different to their improv approach - alone in the rehearsal room, they listened to what the other has recorded. All based on lose structures that were conceived during the last row of live shows before the shit hit the fan, these songs took shape brick by brick/take by take, resulting in a much more straight forward, defined sound which received an additional heavyweight fidelity treatment from OLO Mastering Berlin.
The freeform noise surfaces of past releases fade into the background in favor of slowed-down proto-techno beats and repetitive bass lines, catching the harsh, immersive vibe of DRNTTCKS' pre-pandemic live concerts, and function as the sonic equivalent of the quagmire of chaos we reside in."
Review by "Was ist das?" - thanks a lot!
No shows planned for the moment.
Mass Gainer / We wrecked this city / Tape / Magnetic Purely #2
White Static / 2x CD-R / Fake #1 / SOLD OUT
It's Isn't Happening Festival / Auf AEG / Nürnberg
Kellerperle / Würzburg w/ ZEMENT
Makroscope / Mühlheim w/ Müde
ChaCha & Tantra / Cologne
K4 / Nürnberg w/ Nadja
Heute / Sommerkollektion / Nürnberg
Heute / Nürnberg w/ MOMBU
Desi / Nürnberg w/ Pretty Lightning
Hemdendienst / Nürnberg w/ Schrein
quellkollektiv / Sommerkollektion / Nürnberg
Endzeit-Festival / K4 / Nürnberg
Neues Museum / Nürnberg w/ Greg Haines
MUZ / Nürnberg w/ Highspeed Nosebleed
Kafe Kunst Fest / Kafe Kult / München w/ Hall
Human Rights Film Festival / Nürnberg
B:EAST / Nürnberg
K4 / Nürnberg w/ Mouse On The Keys