Running time: 55.50
4-panel chipboard sleeve
Hinterzimmer Records’ Reto Mäder and German sound artist Ralf Wehowsky (RLW) have been in contact for many years, resulting in the collaborative CD Pirouetten (2006) on north American label Crouton. Wehowsky, creator of highly influential Industrial Improv-group P16.D4 and labelmanager of Selektion, released solo and collaborative albums on various international labels (Table Of The Elements, Beta-Lactam Ring, Streamline, Trente Oiseaux, Anomalous...) since the early nineties.
For his new ambitious project Mahlzeit (German for ‘meal’) he worked together with Transindustrial Toy Orchestra (TITO), a loose collective of people from Hamburg and Amsterdam, working in music and other art forms. Current members Peter Kastner, Ine Ophof and Jan Van Wissen created their part of the conceptual work with a vast collection of toys and kitchen tools, using electronic devices to transform them into bizarre acoustic situations while Wehowsky contributes another strange mix of electronics, instruments, voice and body functions.
All in all Mahlzeit is a collaborative release, but in a special way as some tracks were created by Ralf Wehowsky using sounds by TITO and vice versa, but some were just done by one part of the project, assimilalting suggestions from the other part. It mixes electroacoustic composition, early electronic music and bizarre Kraut-era avantgarde. The heterogeneous but totally coherent and self-contained Mahlzeit is not just a great experience and expansion of the musical activity of all involved artists, but also an album of fine music that is not easy to label.
1. Eingedampft: nichts da
2. Aufdemweg (The fall of public man)
3. HaHa Super Specialiteiten .mp3 (1.2 Mb)
4. Fressen, vergessen
5. S&M Maaltijdroddel
6. Gabentisch Grossstadt
7. Dode Varkens en mooie Moraal
8. Geschissen ist nicht gemalt .mp3 (4.7 Mb)
12. Bauernfruehstueck, Labskaus und Gulaschsuppe