Scrotum Records, DE
A VOCHEL WO RED (translates as "A bird who talks" in German Hessian dialect) is a conceptual album that deals with the tradition of animal voice imitation. It focuses exemplarily on bird calls, as these are used extensively for species identification.
Schimkat and Barthel take up the acoustic fabric of nature noises, try to penetrate the huge storage of information it contains and reinterpret it by means of abstraction with noises, field recordings, text-recognition software, voices, recorders, birdcage and birdseed, as well as a prepared turntable. Twelve compositions of electroacoustic music and sound poetry.
The LP is published in an edition of 300 copies. The cover contains german and english texts and a two pages insert.
Anna Schimkat and Michael Barthel from Leipzig / Germany have been working together as a duo in the field of conceptual electroacoustic music, sound poetry and installation since 2016.