Langoth: Grounding (Border)

 |   |  <1 min read

Langoth: Grounding (Border)

My understanding is this: that the mainman here is Austrian producer Michael Langoth who invites musician friends around for Friday dinner and recording sessions, and supplies exotic ingredients to both.

For example on this very groove-orientated downbeat album he plays the "gummophon" which consists of a rubber glove, a cardboard tube and some string. (Suspend disbelief folks, the track of the same name is pretty terrific). But mostly these are chilled-out, keyboard-driven tracks, with samples and beats, some gritty vocals by Da Fonz in a couple of places, squirreling saxophone, soft strings, seductive singing by some lady friends . . . and the album comes with a DVD of the natty title-track video, an interview, and Langoth on turntables and frypans.

Very cool all round.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Various Artists: Late Night Tales, The Cinematic Orchestra (latenighttales/Southbound)

Various Artists: Late Night Tales, The Cinematic Orchestra (latenighttales/Southbound)

Strictly speaking this should be credited to "Various Artists" because this 19-track collection is yet another in the Late Night Tales mix-tape series where an artist or group is invited... > Read more

Steve Reich: Radio Rewrite (Nonesuch)

Steve Reich: Radio Rewrite (Nonesuch)

When composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich objected the label "minimalism" being applied to their music -- which was, frankly, minimal -- you couldn't help but feel the sense of... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams

On paper Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams (the latter of Unfaithful Ways) have very divergent taste as you can see below, but put them together in a recording studio for their Sad But True... > Read more

Copenhagen, Denmark: Beer, the breakfast of champions

Copenhagen, Denmark: Beer, the breakfast of champions

Here's what we know about a tour of a brewery, vineyard or distillery: The interesting bit — the only important bit, unless you are into fermentation or like digging your paws in hops... > Read more