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Monday, 1 June 2009

Cosmic pitch

Exclusive: days away from LMYE's second anniversary, the honour of hosting an unreleased track by Groupshow leaves me choking up a little. Granted, I'm a sentimental windbag - but the Jelinek/Pekler/Leichtmann post-krautrock powerhouse isn't, fortunately. 

From the same sessions as the new The Martyrdom of Groupshow (~scape), Eastern (Lune Jaune) shows off their restlessly intelligent & off-kilter sound. The trio's vast experimental lineage - & their comfort with tricky, even unloveable texture - is scrawled all over the satisfyingly abrasive Memory Foam

Plus, for anyone who missed this public 'service' first time around, hear all 12 sanctioned samples from Martyrdom lovingly stitched together into a sad anorak's single file. Made so you didn't have to (not that you'd have considered it, anyway), it gives an intense immersion in the Groupshow sound in just over 10 minutes... 

here's a still-blinding Berlin performance by the trio - then unnamed, or possibly known as Kosmischer Pitch (& also at least once as Center of Excellence) - a few years back.  

NB: interview with Hanno Leichtmann & overview of his countless projects & engagements (solo, Pole, Static, Forest Jackson, White Hole, Vulva String Quartett...) to follow. 

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