OLD GIRL, OLD BOY (37:38)
Composed by Rdeča Raketa.
Modular Synthesizer, E-Bass, Paetzold Recorder,
Electronic Devices, Toys
Recorded live at sonntags abstrakt, Postgarage Graz, on October 14th 2009.
Concert mixed by Peter Venus, recorded by Marufura Fufunjiru.
Mastered by Martin Siewert and Matija Schellander.
Drawing Old Girl, Old Boy by Buba Čvorić. Design by r-ep.org
Supported by SKE-Fonds
Anyone who was ever in the lucky position to witness the adventurous sound expeditions of Liverpool’s turntable artist Philip Jeck will have a good idea of where the trip with duo Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander is going: into the seemingly limitless. Into a space, in any case, where the boundaries between improvisation and electronics, New Music and noise, free rock and visual art have been suspended. Only through this suspension – and not a moment earlier – something better arises. Something as good and audacious as RDEČA RAKETA. Equipped with their low pitch tools, the sub-bass recorder and e-bass, and together with up to four hands full of electronics, the radical duo maneuvers with bravura through a veritable, eerily beautiful jungle of wild sounds grown rampant, not to mention the undergrowth of gently sizzling to rudely fiery bits & bytes. “It’s like a jungle sometimes / and I wonder / how I keep from going under” – that’s how Grandmaster Flash once described this condition. Osojnik and Schellander go the extra mile and don’t lose control over the storm, even in the most turbulent situations. In the face of this acoustic adventure, we sit with ears wide open and can only marvel – at the agility of the two, and especially at the musicality that arises from it. Please don’t let this pass you by! (Andreas Fellinger, freiStil – magazin for music and environment)