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    Julius, Rolf – “Lullaby For The Fishes” – [Tochnit Aleph]

    TA133_Julius
    Eerily beautiful instrumentals, originally released in 1985. On
    first listen, there’s a mechanical quality, one almost imagines
    a Rube Goldberg series of devices set up to then generate the
    sounds. There’s not pronounced percussion, but a polyrhythmic
    vibe is created in each little loop of soundscape, and how they
    don’t necessarily line up perfectly. Like a bunch of buoys
    bobbing on the ocean waves. Some other sounds reminded me
    of baby humpbacks singing for their dead mother’s descending
    in a whale fall, or maybe the “fa love pa” squeak-speak.
    Is it a decrepit organ, or a feeble oscillator. The sounds
    are short, clipped and a bit mysterious removed from the
    installations that originally featured them. The 3 Lullabies
    connected to the title are more soft drones, quite short
    and more sonic palate cleansers. “Minutenblues” was my
    favorite, but “Zwergenmusik” (dwarf music) is towering
    in its own minimal method. RIP for Rolf in 2011
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolf_Julius -fur deutsch
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on February 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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