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Reinhold Friedl ‎- Golden Quinces, Earthed For Spatialised Neo-Bechstein CD

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Bocian, POL

Zeitkratzer director, Reinhold Friedl continues his dissection and re-evaluation of classical tropes with this mesmerising investigation of the Neo-Bechstein Grand Piano - the first electronic piano of the 20th century. 'Golden Quinces, Earthed for spatialised Neo-Bechstein' follows from the relative violence of 'Inside Piano' (2011), one of our favourite releases of that year, with a much more subtle approach, using the Neo-Bechstein's in built pick-ups and radio receiver - the first of their kind when invented by Walter Nernst and Hans Driescher between 1929-1931 - together with software and fader board manned by Sukander Kartadinata to fully explore the instrument's unusually long tone - it oscillates about six times longer than a normal piano tone - and wider frequency capacity. Coupled with an innovative 8X8 channel matrix of speakers, the resultant sound opens beyond the usual single-person fixed perspective into a dynamic play of rotation and velocity, basically flinging the sound in the kind of shapes that make our eyes spin when heard on headphones. It's quite incredible, and reliably recorded, mixed and mastered by Rashad Becker. Bit of a no brainer for more insatiable ears.