5€ g.e. incl. EU/ppd EU
6€ ppd Rest Of World
Reseña/Review (The Wire, Feb. 2010)
Reseña/Review (Animal Psi, Feb. 2010)
A step further removed from the Naked City act of Au (itself a jazzier derivation of the Aupier dogpile), amplified brass duo Ahno Zwei submit ‘Stakr l’vond’ for Spanish label For Noise’s Sake. Hardly the solo biopsy of Greg Kelley, wherein the instrument is perversely dismantled and cataloged, this doubling of instruments in equally a squaring of the sonic dimensions, which sees these figurative blasts resonate and distort in trails of pollution. In actuality a lesser traveled means to Noise, the reverbed channels and throw-away melodies dialog a nice tension with the hard-wrought screams of feedback. This tension is exaggerated over the six tracks/20 minutes, where increasingly the instruments are separated from their effects through emergent harmonies. The status of the noise elements remain in limbo in the end, as the skronky image and staticky afterimage mostly realign in a wall of violent hyperventilation. Numbered to 40 copies, the labeled disc comes in an unusual, spiral-bound booklet with color insert and tab.