COLUMN ONE "CINDY, LORAINE & HANK"
Zoharum Rec. ZOHAR 107-2
The latest album from the legendary Berlin-based art collective Column One, entitled "Cindy, Loraine & Hank", was in the works for almost 10 years and it is their first album since anniversary box set "No One" from 2011 and "Antiphona" 10" vinyl EP from 2013.
Many fragments, materials & ideas created during the collaboration with the Berlin Zeitkratzer Ensemble (2012) remained unfinished or underdeveloped. After years of further recordings and reviewing the existing material and the destruction of useless bubbles arises with "Cindy, Lorraine & Hank" a bulky muscleman from the splinters of classical instrumentation, electro-acoustic manipulations & assemblages & the clarity of field recordings. Musique concréte if you like. A boundless world.
This double album presents Column One and their experimental approach to sound at its best.
"Cindy, Loraine & Hank" a collection of incestuous figures, a museum of small, lovely bastards. Products of passion & weakness, disorientation and dedication, of dull instincts and narrowness. Twins, triplets, octuplets, dyslexic, presidents, beginners, criminal citizens, sacred Neanderthals, expert idiots. Begotten in haste, hidden in the dirt, covered with garbage. A contourless, monstrous void in the cardigan of the great-grandmother. A voyage through the labyrinthine mind of Column One... a surreal, organic projection.
The two LPs are housed in a luxury gatefold sleeve and the first edition is limited to 300 copies only. The cover was designed by Robert Schalinski, based on "Black Depths" print (1974) by John Hiliard. CD edition available from Zoharum Rec.: http://zoharum.com/
"Column One's greatest achievement is then that by constantly applying all these techniques, they have succeeded in creating a real alternative, a filter onto reality itself. The mask is not pretty, hell it may be even ugly sometimes. But the identity of Column One is created through the power of their findings, and this includes a lot of questioning and doubts and sometimes stepping into a pool of shit only to discover it was gold in the end. May the search continue…"(Till Kniola)