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ImproCon

on may 25th to 27th, 2018 - the third issue of the festival ImroCon will happens in graz, in the beautiful and important place 'schaumbad'. it's a space for improvised music (incl. some interstellar artists), discussion, socializing and exploring.
the ImproCon - congress of free improvised music, arts & thoughts is an international creative platform and annual workshop festival organized by croatian association gokul from zabok with slovenian associations kud mreža from ljubljana and klub metulj – youth centre bistrica ob sotli from bistrica ob sotli, partnered by two austrian organizations: schaumbad – freies atelierhaus from graz, and šopron shuffle – trans european music meetings from vienna.

[www.improcongress.org]

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INT019 - THE STRIGGLES / REFLECTOR



INT 019 | 7"
THE STRIGGLES / REFLECTOR disillusion. / sorry.

release date: december 5th, 2009
INTERSTELLAR RECORDS int019
ROCK IS HELL rip28
NOISE APPEAL noise20

21 years after mudhoney and sonic youth did it, this two bands from graz did something similar - each band is covering a song from the other. and like 1988 the only possible format for this release is vinyl (of course).
The Striggles are covering the song "disillusion" from Reflector´s album "phantoms" and Reflector is covering "sorry" from The Striggles album "expressionism".
And it works! both songs are highly intensive while finding the balance between the interpreters style and the style of the original song.

/a THE STRIGGLES - disillusion.
/b REFLECTOR - sorry.

recorded and mixed by: Bernd Heinrauch
mastered by: Bernd Heinrauch
artwork by: Andreas Heller

downloads:
artwork [tif]
int019-mp3 [mp3/zip]
int019-flac [flac/zip]

reviews:
Two weeks ago I happened to be roaming about in my cellar and I opened an old box and found some old fanzines. So on a hunch I decided to grab two issues of Howl magazine, number 10 and 11 from late 1991, to read them. What a riot. I was instantly drawn back into the best years of my teen/twendom. The records reviewed all happened to somehow make it into my collection throughout the years. There are articles about the Honeymoon Killers, Louis Tillet, Thin White Rope, Sympathy for the record industry, Antiseen, Posion Idea, Okra records, Melvins on their new album "bullhead" and so on. All the greatest noiserock and grunge rock is there. One reviewer rants about the first single by Hole saying they will never stand a chance of ever making a name for themselves. There is even an advertisement for Nirvana’s “Nevermind” with a copytext reading: “they are already a hot name amongst scenesters in England!” And you know what else was obviously all the rage around ’91? Single clubs. And I mean record labels that release special singles and send them to subscribers. I bet all of those are worth a million now.
Now here is a single where two great noise rock bands cover each other’s songs. How cool is that!? Makes me feel even more like 1991.
Reflector kick into “Sorry” with a slow (what else!) noise rocker with distorted vocals mixed into the back, which makes it sound like one of my favorite noiserock bands from back then, Distorted Pony.
If you know them you are a friend of mine. Then they break into a basic Melvins-Metal-riff that will make them a lot of friends, I am sure. Then back to slow grind.
The Striggles on the other hand add some falsetto vocals to “Disillusion” and bang away on hit with heavy drums and bass and a distorted guitar the way it should be. I am thinking Tar constantly. And then Chokebore. And then Tar. Closing down The Striggles pay tribute to Reflector’s outstanding approach to music by having a long, echoing drum solo that sounds more like Joe Prestons Melvins/Kiss-Solo-12”.
Believe you me, The Striggles’ “Aloha” and Reflector’s “Pass” are amongst the best albums that have been released in 2009. So you better also try to get ahold of this seven inch to deepen the impact and give some nice people a friendly handshake.
PS: If you happen to own some more issues of Howl magazine, early ones especially, drop me a line. If you have the accompanying seven inch to go along, I pay good money for that. (CRACKED Georg)

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