Sunday, August 25, 2013

SCHNAAK AND THE RUNDU CHOIR 12"

SCHNAAK AND THE RUNDU CHOIR - NO SECURITY THROUGH NUMBERS 12" (Discorporate)
Schnaak are a Berlin based group, that's actually known for playing noisy indie. Even if Schnaak And The Rundu Choir consist of the same two-piece line-up, they are a new project with a focus on electronic music. Just like 70s electronic music the albums rejects the typical forms of verse, chorus without using any vocals. The dense compositions with their experimental approach are based on spacy, cosmic sounds. At the same time a 80s influence comes apparent within the colder, more dancable synth-pop sounds. The opening track "Kioo Pt.2" kicks off with a pumping groove and it's own sense of harmony. Then again "Super Symmetry" leads into a distrubing, claustrophobic, yet scary atomsphere more comparable with French musique concrete artists. It's followed by "Kioo Pt.1" showing simularities to the dreamy sounds of current Not Not Fun releases. What's really typical for Schnaak And The Rundu Choir are the frantic, unconventional drum-beats with their unique style of counter-rhythms sounding anything but supportive. The occasional use of a guitar adds blown-out walls of noise. The sound image is completed by lo-fi samples and primitive plug-ins. Schnaak And The Rundu Choir sound a bit like a modernized version of Conrad Schnitzler, which means this five track 12" totally rules. (Listen to it here)