SASCHA NEUDECK
Schattenwind

NACHTSTROM
Flush

[Chmafu Nocords, www.nocords.net]


Austrian sound artist Sascha Neudeck has been dabbling in sound works for a number of years. All of his releases have found their home on the Austrian Chmafu Nocords, a highly left-wing independent, mostly CD-R organization that battles for rights of "outside" music to be heard. His latest "Schattenwind" finds Sascha in fine style as he mutters his way through fifteen tracks of various noise, sound and electronic bits. Working in biological science means he has somehow found love for nature or perhaps lack of artificiality in music. Title track is made up of densely populated high-pitched glitches, while "Zafron" sounds like a source recording of a running tap of water. Moving on, the brief "Jope" is an exercise in controlled, drone-noise. The longest track, "Wachst" shows off Sascha at his finest. Moving between bits and pieces of hollowed-out sounds, intermittent glitches and pops of surprisingly controlled outbursts from various sources, the pieces show this audio artist's true image. He is definitely someone who can't be pinned down to any particular genre or a niche, which is why no moniker you throw at him will ever rightly fit. Nachtstrom is an Austrian abnormality. He's been making music for the past decade. If any moniker was to fit this musician, it would have to be drone-ambient with a gallon of black paint thrown in for good measure. The tracks on his latest CD-R release "Flush" are austere, chillingly frightening and always rely on the repetitive drone to fuel their forward motion. Take his totally messed-up interpretation of Nico's "We've Got the Gold" or Syd Barrett's "Golden Hair". One sounds more creepy then the next. Is Nachtstrom trying to scare us or is he just a deranged individual? Don't get me wrong, this guy knows his music. When he's playing incessant percussion on most of these tracks, he sounds like an obsessed madman. I mean, who blends off-the-wall and over-the-top solo drumming in with morose, howling wind sounds or peculiar, hollow creepy sounds? Maybe this is fucked-up music but certainly worth investigating.

- Tom Sekowski


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+ OREN AMBARCHI & ROBBIE AVENAIM - Clockwork - Live Recording 21.4.99
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+ DINOSAUR - Dinosaur Jr. / DINOSAUR JR. - You're Living All Over Me / Bug
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+ MARGO - Furtives Furies
+ IBRAHIM FERRER - Ay, Candela / RUBEN GONZALEZ - Momentos
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