Szene Salzburg, Jan 22. 2020
“It’s been more than 10 years since we had not talked about Boris Hauf and we would almost regret not having followed his path a little closer, especially since this production is not really a novelty. Indeed, Boris Hauf has already released an album called Clark, published in 2006 by the Sijis label which is a kind of reissue that is the opportunity to move from CDr to vinyl and republish this record on his own label, Shameless Records. By cons it is a rough reissue since we go from 7 to 6 tracks, most songs have changed titles, and duration. Here is the updated and remastered version of Clark.
The disc opens with Fantods on a kind of deep bass and cracklings, a brief abstract introduction before going on to small regular metal hits that form a minimal rhythm. The musician enriches his composition with new elements (bass, squeaks) to form a more complete rhythm, in a minimal style that drifts in his last third to sounds a little more industrial.
Most elements of the album are already laid. Even in its construction, Mind Tapes takes again the format of this first title with a rather catchy minimal rhythm, crossed by small wriggling before ending on an explosion of granular textures. To listen to it, we must be able to guess that it is not a recent production: if the groove is still there, effective, the choice of sounds may betray the age of this production, especially on No Stop Flight whose oscillating drone makes us think of a didgeridoo before continuing on bass pulsations.
The second part of the album is an opportunity to test other things, including Le Chien, one of the highlights of this album and probably the title closest to the original album. This is a pure minimal electro subtly destructured, evolving on the end towards a particularly binary techno. Another nice surprise, the electro-ambient of Violet Moon, crossing of drone and breath which abandons itself in weightlessness, on slow melodic jingles. Beautiful !
We end with the extreme minimalism of Corona, its bass pulsations punctuated by places of sizzling textures and electronic.
A very pleasant album of a minimal and intelligent electro.”
Fabrice Allard, EtherREAL Webzine
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Cinesthesia Screen Concert 005
TUESDAY 5 JUNE 2018 @ 21:00
ELLIOTT SHARP – guitar
FILM: 1984 | USA 1956| 90 minutes | Director: Michael Anderson
George Orwell wrote his visionary novel “1984” based on personal experiences with totalitarian systems. The 1956 film rendition appeared in the middle of the Cold War, not long after Orwell’s death. His widow sold the film rights to a film agent without realising that the agent’s employer was the CIA’s culture department!
I’m very excited to announce the next Screen Concert at Brotfabrik Berlin Weissensee on January 25th, 9pm. The fantastic drummer and synth player Alex Jezdinsky from Hamburg will be going me to play live music for the Swedish silent movie classic Häxan.
Cinesthesia Screen Concert 003
Date: January 25th, 9pm
Music: Boris Hauf & Alex Jezdinsky
Venue: Brotfabrik, Caligari platz 1, 13086 Berlin Weissensee
Alex and I play in the Austrian rock band NAKED LUNCH. Alex drums, me keys. Häxan was Williams Burrough’s favorite movie. We’ll be using his original narration throughout the screening. there they are, the fun facts.
Dear everyone, liebe Leute!
“CLARK is full of semi-structured dangers, disco howls, cyborg jockeys and fusions of tiny percussion parts.”
Radio Nacional de España
“the re-issue on vinyl makes a lot of sense. It has a great quality and doesn’t sound dated at all, unlike some of the computer music that appeared a few years before that, the technoid music of Hauf still sounds remarkable fresh; to me it seems like a wise decision to re-issue this.”
Vital Weekly 1069 / Frans de Waard (2017)
“‘Clark’ is perhaps as far removed from techno as it’s possible to be whilst still being able to justify labelling it as techno, which I will, but this is an extremely deep, insular journey that benefits from focussed headphone listening. Releases like this have been appearing more frequently lately but for a 2005 release this was well ahead of the curve and its release is certainly justified.”
Chain D.L.K. / Stuart Bruce
“The Syncopated Molecules in Microwave Meals will Finally Understand”
Carnage News / Riccardo Gorone
“dry and cutting edge electronics, post-industrial techno and minimal”
Rockerilla / Roberto Mandolini
“Clark makes wonderful use of intelligence and sensations. It’s a majestic EP of conciseness and relevance, combining the multiple facets of today’s music to propel them towards a future with exciting modulations.”
Silence and Sound / Roland Torres
“Clark is rising in my estimation with every play”
Include Me Out / Robin Tomens
“post industrial minimal music”
Digital in Berlin / piradio
“Minimal and elegant electronic music for Boris Hauf, everything is quasi essential during the listening. The sound choice is accurate and the mastering done by Todd Carter in Chicago pushes everything at the right place.”
Chain DLK / Andrea Ferraris (2005)
“a fine bunch of microsounding glitch ambient or whatever you call it, […] here on ‘Clark’ he comes up with something that sidesteps that: his own version of techno music. Stripped bare of all unnecessary elements, adding his own sometimes creepy sounds,”
Vital Weekly / Frans de Waard (2005)
“Fragments of techno juxtaposed with modernist contemporary experimentation make it liable to pique the interest of many an electronic music connoisseur.”
Furthernosie / Alex Young
TOURDIARY – COUSCOUS & BORIS HAUF “EISEN”
Nov 5 – Wien, Werk
Nov 4 – Vöcklabruck, OKH
Nov 3 – Graz, Volkshaus/Queerograd Festival
Nov 2 – Villach, Kulturhofkeller
Nov 1 – Zwettl an der Rodl, Sonnenhof
Oct 31 – Steyr, Röda
Oct 29 – Innsbruck, PMK (+ Xenofox)
Oct 28 – Salzburg, ARGE (+ Maja Osojnik)
Oct 27 – Linz, Stadtwerkstatt
featuring: Claus Van Bebber, 寓意的な誤解 [Allegorical Misunderstanding], Porter Ricks, Autechre, Efzeg, Oneohtrix Point Never, Nicolas Jaar, Demdike Stare
thanks for dieb13 and lisbeth kovacic for some up-to-date pics.