11. Was sagen denn andere über das Necronomikon Quartett?

Necronomikon Quartett - Input
Genre: Rock, Other, Avant-Garde, Pop

WM Recordings’ write-up for The Necronomikom Quartett’s online album Input implies that the group’s music is close to free jazz or avant-garde. This may be true but for the most part Input is a highly accessible and listenable set of well structured pieces that exhibit high musicianship and a playful spirit.

The first two tracks are clearly endebted to the surf music genre. “Sofawende” rocks hard with its Dick Dale influenced guitar lines while “Wave Rider” evokes a 21st century Ventures sound. “Song of Tomorrow” is a light 60s romp that makes a case for the kazoo as a rock instrument.

Things are a little less clear in the next three tracks. “Tube Music Part IV” sounds like an extract of a film score. The guitarist contributes a jazzy but mysterious solo. The 6 minutes “Auf Stelzen durch die Wuerst” allows for a little stretching out and has some post-rock leanings. The last track “Future 03? is the most experimental track of the six but its repetitive riff also makes it the weakest. Nonetheless, Necronomikon Quartett has given us an excellent album of creative sounds.


MAXTAPED vol.4: inter mental
Filed under: maxtaped, blog

So this week is an instrumental mixtape. I know people these days despise instrumental music, for the most part, but trust me, this is probably the best mixtape thus far. Now, instrumental doesn’t always mean no vocals or voice. In fact almost all of these songs have a voice in it in some way or another but I would still classify them as instrumental. The voice in most of these are there simply another instrument in the song. In most vocal songs the voice is the main focus where as in these songs the voice is only part. I think if you give it a shot you will enjoy this mixtape more then…actually all of my mixtapes RULE… But this one’s got everything from classical music mashed with TV themes to KRS-one mashed with Beck (I usually hate mash-ups, but this one is that rare exception) to some of the modern masters of instrumental music like RJD2, DJ Shadow and Dosh (who is my favorite of the bunch). So sit down, shut-up, love it like you know you want to and enjoy…trust me, I haven’t been able to get this out of my car stereo for 2 weeks.

1. Tom Hazleton and Gene Ciszek - Mr. Bach Meets Batman
2. Losaka - i.e Jazz
3. RJD2 - Someone’s Second Kiss
4. Alias - Cobblestoned Waltz w/Ehren
5. Panzah Zandahz - You (Cell) Must (Phone’s) Learn (Dead)
6. Cut Chemist - Metrorail Thru Space
7. General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners - Vaqueros Y Indios
8. Mouse on Mars - I Go Ego Why Go We Go
9. Jel - Sweet Cream In It
10. Patrick Kevil - The Bone Shower
11. Bomarr Monk - Untitled 3
12. J-Zone - Beat Yo Ass!/Prostitute
13. DJ Shadow - Walkie Talkie
14. Prefuse73 - Pagina Dos ft. The Books
15. Telephone Jim Jesus - Blueintheface
16. DJ Vadim - Revelations Well Expounded ft. Kela & Ulzula Dudziak
17. The Timeout Drawer - Broad Grins From The Boarding Ramp
18. Unconventional Science - Give It Up
19. Odd Nosdam - Untitled One
20. X-Ecutioners - C’mon
21. Necronomikon Quartett - Wave Rider
22. Dosh - Simple Exercises

::Tuesday June 12th 2007

Musik gehört

Gleich doppelter Beschiss: Das Necronomikon Quartett ist nur ein Trio und hat weder was mit dem Necronomikon im Speziellen noch mit Lovecraft im Allgemeinen zu tun. Aber letztendlich sind ja Namen doch nur Schall und Rauch. Also fluchs mal in das über das Netlabel WM-Recordings frei erhältliche Album Input reinhören und staunen. Das Quartett, pardon: das Trio macht nämlich formidable Musik, nicht jenseits aller Grenzen, aber jenseits aller Stilschubladen.

::March 29, 2007

March netlabel releases

Necromonikon Quartett’s more approachable work according to WM’s release page. I particularly liked this surf rock inspired piece with synth/moog sounds called Wave Rider. The band makes a leftfield instrumental rock/electronica/folk hybrid that may be worth checking for you bizarro lovers.

::March 24th, 2007

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