Author: Marc Urselli-Schaerer
Publication: Chain D.L.K.
Category: Experimental / Avantgarde / Weird & Wired / Odd / Field Recording
NY-based German transplant Frank Holger has been long-active as an experimental music artist. His latest project was a trilogy of which FB3 is the final installment. I haven't heard chapters 1 and 3, but FB3 is basically a collage of found sounds, glitch electronics, concrete musique, rumbling drones and monophonic sine waves...
It sounds as if there is a lot of granular synthesis and randomness involved and as if Rothkamm makes a conscious effort at flirting with ambient music without quite wanting to get there all the way, pulling himself back into the almost self-constrained yet total-freedom-enabling realm of avantgarde/experimental music.
There is practically no commitment to melody or beats, though the sounds would well complement at least the latter, if they were place in a more IDM-type scenario, for example.
If he didn't have his own label (Flux), I am sure he would have been a tasty bait for Staalplaat's recruiters.
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