- Brand: Doc Wör Mirran
- Product Code: DocWörMirran–24.3.16.
Limited edition to 300 copies including A4 insert, hand-numbered on inner plastic sleeve, including download code card
Feat. Re-DrUm* & Sascha Stadlmeier
This is the 148th release by Doc Wör Mirran, and for a moment or two I was thinking about that. I know for a fact that I didn’t hear them all, but then, how many did I hear? I am not sure, but surely a lot. A quick search in 1107 issues of Vital Weekly showed that the name Doc Wör Mirran popped up thirty times, but also before that I heard many of the records and cassettes. There are a few things I like about this band, and one is that membership is quite open, but always-involving Joseph B. Raimond and that the music can be in many different styles. Punk, rock, experimental, noise, ambient. Or plain improvised as on this record, which for whatever reason lists two guests separately, Re-Drum and Sascha Stadlmeier, a.k.a. EMERGE, who headed out to Nurnberg where the Two Car Garage Studios are located, on March 24, 2016, armed with electronics, guitar, bass, effects where Stefan Schweiger (theremin, percussion), Michael Wurzer (synths) and Raimond (guitar and bass) were waiting to record a whole bunch of improvised music out which Raimond mixed the forty minutes of music on this release. I was thinking (some more) if this kind of group improvisation, that holds the middle ground between out there (kraut-) rock, object abuse and sampling and drums is something I heard Doc Wör Mirran doing before and I can’t say I have. On the first side this quite open, with everybody (so it seems) in a free role, playing sounds sparking off into an infinity space, whereas on side B there everything stays together and dense field are created in which individual sounds remain just that: individual sounds jumping up and down. Somewhere half way through the second the bass sound becomes very heavy and reminded me of early Throbbing Gristle, while the percussion now becomes something of it’s own, kling-klanging about. Part industrial music for sure, but as said also inspired by the world of krautrock, but in their very special way, I guess. That was a rather productive day at the Two Car Garage Studios (I always wonder what that looks like, seeing it mentioned so often). This is a very fine Doc Wör Mirran release, again one that is a bit different in the vast universe of this German band.