Saturday, July 10, 2010

HARALD "SACK ZEIGLER- +10% PUSTEKUCHEN, TAPE, 1994, GERMANY


Hard to believe that the cat behind this screwy lo-fi cassette EP (appearing here thanks to blog friend Roger) is a professionally trained orchestral french horn player, as the cockamamie cacophony at hand here couldn't sound more the product of some recessive autodidact, but then Zeigler's long been a true blue anomaly. This is merely one of a flood of releases he issued within the cassette culture milieu during the 80's and 90's (more soon to come), before he'd surface in a more above-ground fashion via appearances on Mouse On Mars albums and as half of the warped pastel folktronica duo Sack & Blumm (shared elsewhere on MS). This stuff however is a much rougher affair, though it definitely has some very evident charms. For my money, most of those can be found on side B, where hectic dictaphone recordings of guitar abuse unexpectedly cede to eerie isolationist drifts, effects smeared french horn cascades and melancholic themes.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'm a big HSZ fan.

Mark said...

thanks!

bbrupbacher said...

Is that a joint?

vdoandsound said...

bbrupbacher-It's a miniature plastic fork, though the prongs are a bit obscured by the glare off the edge of the case.

Grk! said...

TYVM!