Split Tape with Sunhiilow sunhiilow.bandcamp.com
Edition of 85 • Sicsic Tapes
Copies can be ordered via www.sicsic.de/sicsic036/
"Baldruin’s slightly nightmarish playground orchestra is the perfect equivalent to Sunhiilow’s music. Again there is all the individual notes swirling like glowworms through a late summer night held together by Johannes Schebler’s talent for frail and creepy soundscapes."
"Baldruin (Johannes Schebler) takes Maggison’s fable-like wonder and turns it on its head. But while Schebler’s work is dark, his darkness also yields some light, creating a current between the sides. Here are crackles instead of bells, crinkles instead of tones, jammed melodies instead of gentle lilts. Still there is beauty – dark beauty, but beauty nonetheless, the enchanted forest that hides a hungry and crippled beast. In “Verwirrung des Gefühls”, clipped sounds grow in intensity – wind chimes and clopping horse’s feet. Whistles and whorls create whirlpools in “Zerfall des Magnetfeldes”, while frightened voices swirl in the windy vortex of “Sturz der Sirenen”. The music box tones of “Das Mirakel” may seem at first like a respite, but cloak their trap in twinkle: the house made of candy, the shiny apple, the spinner’s wheel."
a closer listen
Video for "Zerfall des Magnetfeldes": vimeo.com/60579989
Video for "Die Physik des Animal-Magnetismus": www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXWP4m0wbXU