Kurmaßnahmen

by EIGENIDYLL

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Tobias Schmitt: guitar, processing
Sascha Stadlmeier : guitar, bass, sampler-processing

recorded live at INM-Phonophon, Frankfurt, 08.01.16

photography by Andrea Forster
recording, mastering and design by EMERGE

acrylnimbus.de
emergeac.wordpress.com

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released February 21, 2016

Eigenidyll sind Sascha Stadlmeier (EMERGE, Augsburg) und Tobias Schmitt (Suspicion Breeds Confidence, Frankfurt). Für dieses Projekt bewegen sie sich aus ihren jeweiligen rein elektronischen Komfortzonen, um als „Gitarrenduo“ zu improvisieren. Dabei werden die Sounds der Gitarren mittels der jeweiligen Processing- und Loop-Maschinerie bearbeitet. Die unterschiedlichen Herangehensweisen bzgl. Verwendung der Instrumente und der Verfremdung der Klänge verschmelzen schlußendlich zu etwas eigenartig Neuem.

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Eigenidyll is a new collaborative project by two prolific experimental musicians from Germany: Tobias Schmitt aka Suspicion Breeds Confidence and Sascha Stadlmeier aka EMERGE. With both of them using processed guitars as their prime sound source (a guitar and bass in Stadlmeier’s case), it is a completely new departure that results in a beautifully contemplative ambient sound world.

Nothing here sounds like a guitar, but a certian gentleness applied to the electric instruments in order to create subtle, nuanced sounds instead of noisy overdrive seems to translate into the texture of the whole piece, recorded live in concert at INM Phonophon in Frankfurt in January 2016. Schmitt and Stadlmeier create a fine interplay between flowing textures and rhythmic loops, with a measured use of delay and echo effects plus the right amount of silence creating an impression of vastness, wideness, and openness, perhaps a calm nightscape interspersed with occasional flashes of light. As a result, the title “Kurmaßnahmen” fulfils the promise of both of its possible meanings: translated as “curative measures,” the album cures the electric guitar of the rockist clichés associated with it, translated as “methods of relaxation,” it provides exactly that: relaxation without dumbness.

File under: ambient

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VITAL WEEKLY

Eigenidyll, which is a new project by Tobias Schmitt, whom we know as Suspicion Breeds Confidence and Sasch Stadlmeier, also knows the other new release on Attenuation Circuit as Emerge (and who is the label boss here). They both play guitar (Stadlmeier also a bass), which they process with all sort of effects. This piece, which was recorded in concert in January of this year, shows very occasionally a bit of guitar sound, but most of the time is actually quite abstract. It is very ambient in approach but not necessarily it is a single mass of drone sounds. While with Emerge's own work there is sometimes quite a bit of overuse of reverb, this is not the case here. All of the effects are used in just the right way. It goes from all the way to the threshold of hearing up until loud, spacey and bassey bits. I was reminded of the term 'isolationist music', actually for the first time in a long time; remember that from the mid-90s? That covered a wide field of musical interests usually dealing with guitars in ambient contexts, and Eigenidyll very much work along those lines. Maybe a bit loosely organised, but then one has to keep in mind that this is a live recording, which wasn't edited (I think) a lot afterwards. Most promising start of this new duo.
(FdW)

www.vitalweekly.net/1023.html

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BAD ALCHEMY 89

Hinter den Kurmaßnahmen (ACLE 1024, CD-R), die einem EIGENIDYLL verordnet, stecken mit Tobias Schmit (aka Suspicion Breeds Confidence) und Sascha Stadlmeier (alias Emerge) zwei altbekannte Verfechter einer Heilwirkung des Dröhnens. Ihre Kurpackung enthält in homöopathischer Sublimation den Sound zweier Gitarren, bei Emerge auch etwas Bass, allerdings unter dem Neumond an David Bowie letztem Geburtstag aufbereitet durch Processing und Sampler-Processing. Auf einer fein schimmernden Dröhnfolie wird da im Institut für Neue Medien in Frankfurt an eine drahtige Saite gerührt, reibend oder mit leichten Schlägen, so dass sie silbern aufleuchtet und Laute wie ein Theremin von sich gibt. Flockige Klänge lösen sich ab und schauern brodelig. Eine dunkle Welle beginnt zu brummen, löst sich aber auf in orchestralen Akkorden und pritzelnden Störungen. Zur sanften Erregung der Synapsen kommt also ein elektrisches Prickeln, fein genug, um weiterhin eine träumerische Absenz zu fördern. Dann allerdings kreuzt wie geträumte Glockenschläge kurz auch ein Funkensturm, das Dingdong loopt aber unbeirrt weiter. Metalloide Verwerfungen, das Pritzeln, ganz verhaltene Streicheleinheiten, dezente Puls- und dunkle Sekundenschläge als ein Beitrag zur "Phonophon"-Reihe, der in mächtigem Glockenbimbam zum Höhepunkt kommt. Mit der schnurrenden Tonfolge einer frisch entpuppten Raupe als Epilog. Kokons werden viele gesponnen, überhaupt wird viel gesponnen.

www.badalchemy.de

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FREISTIL

Eigenidyll, kurmaßnahmen. Auf dieser CD erwartet den/die Hörer/in ein 30-minütiger Livemitschnitt eines Konzerts der Musiker Tobias Schmitt und Sascha Stadlmeier, das im Jänner dieses Jahres im Rahmen der Konzertreihe Phonophon des Frankfurter Instituts für Neue Medien (kurz: INM) stattfand. Eigenidyll improvisiert mit E-Gitarren und E-Bass, die sie live prozessieren. Die Instrumente sind zu Beginn nur schwer zu erahnen, da deren natürlicher Klang durch verschiedene Geräte ins Unkenntliche verfremdet und maskiert wird. Trotz dieser klanglichen Verschleierungen gestaltet sich der Mitschnitt als sehr homogen, ruhig und langgezogen, ohne viele Impulse. SciFi-artige Klänge und Klangflächen dominieren. Am Ende kommt der natürliche Klang des E-Basses dann doch auch durch, und die SciFi-Wolken lösen sich in glockenartige Klänge auf. Was an dieser Veröffentlichung toll ist, ist nicht nur die Stimmung, die die beiden Klangtüftler erzeugen, sondern auch die hübsche CD-Hülle aus braunem Karton.

Katrin Hauk

freistil.klingt.org

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CHAIN D.L.K.

Eigenidyll is the project by Tobias Schmitt and Sascha Stadlmeier using guitar as sound source. As the guitar is heavily processed, it's not a virtuoso duo but the result is something closer to EAI as it try to let the guitar escape the cliché of rock to create an aural landscape where the listener has to find some sounds instead of having all notes fight to impose themselves.
The track start quietly as an interplay between a sort of drone and some sparse guitar notes, then it starts to evolve into a dialogue between notes and noises upon a silence which let emerge every nuance of sound. This part is the central part of this release and result in a meditative framework owing sometimes to some reductionism an, sometimes to certain form of noise. The introduction of bass, played by Stadlmeier, is the start of the final part of this release which ends with a sort of guitar strumming, heavily processed, sounding almost as a percussion as his metallic formant is exalted and it's ended by the sound of the bass.
It's not a ground breaking release as it rework an already codified language but it tries to escape the obvious trap of it i.e., boredom. For all fans of EAI it's something truly enjoyable and for the other could be an exercise for listening.

www.chaindlk.com/reviews/?id=9183

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