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Since their first performances together in the beginning of the 80s, Christoph Irmer (violin) and Hans Tammen (guitar & violin live sound processing) have developed a unique style for improvisations with violin and electronics. Their music changes frequently between soundscapes and fierce sonic outbursts, and draws extensively from their 30 year long collaboration. Following their 2005 release Oxide (on Portuguese Creative Sources label), this recording focuses extensively on live sound processing of both instruments, their sounds transformed into an alien world of bizarre textures and jarring Euclidean rhythms.

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released November 1, 2011

Recorded 2011 at Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, NYC, by Filipe Chagas
Cover Artwork: “Mein lieber Scholli” by Ulla Riedel

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Acheulian Handaxe Records Brooklyn, New York

The Acheulian Handaxe appeared first around 1.4 million years ago. For about 1 million years it was used by early humans throughout the Pleistocene period without significant design changes. Modern archeological evidence suggests that the handaxe was more than just a tool, and was used for elaborate social displays and for sexual selection. ... more

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