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psychotic carnival

by Das Hertz

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Set Two 19:21


Following the seemingly ambitious production of last month's Grapevine Blues, Das Hertz is back here at its most authentic: Just two tracks drawn from two sets from one session. No gimmicks! Apart from being just the second half from the first set (the first half was crap), track one doesn't contain any edits. Just a few bumps were removed on track two. Most efforts were made in spicing and spacing up the sound. (Almost the same as on 40 Minuten).

The twenty minutes of Set Two (starting at 11:13) might contain some of the most adventurous improvisations we ever recorded.

The relation to carnival comes from the recording date (31-01-2008) and the publishing date (with Cologne Carnival Season soon to start on 11th of the 11th). The psychotic aspect is related to some really unpleasant events which took place at the time of the recording. For various reasons a couple of people from Guido's wider circle of friends were driven to ask for psychiatric treatment. (Check out Guido's older artistic personas here and there for exploring further relations to carnival.)


released January 31, 2008

Michael Peters: fernandes sustainer guitar plus electronics
Guido Erfen: bass guitar, editing, remix and mastering
Martin Ziegler: fender rhodes piano
Wolli Dieckmann: drums, percussion

Editing and mastering by Guido Erfen
Cover by Guido Erfen


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Das Hertz Cologne, Germany

Das Hertz was an improvisational group which explored a territory somewhere between jazz-rock fusion, psychedelia and what the Anglo-Americans nowadays call kraut-rock.
Das Hertz lived from 2006 to 2009.

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