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Moufang • Czamanski - Recreational Kraut LP



Welcome to Recreational Kraut, the latest release on the recently relaunched Source Records label. This collaboration between Jordan Czamanski (aka Jordan GCZ) and David Moufang (aka Move D) links back to the ambient experimental beginnings of Source Records in the early '90s, as well as to Conjoint, a project exploring the borders of improvised music based on ambient, experimental electronics and jazz featuring Karl Berger, Jamie Hodge, Gunter "ruit" Kraus and David Moufang. Recreational Kraut was recorded live in in three sessions in Jordan's Amsterdam studio in 2018 and 2019. As the title suggests, the album flirts with the term and the "genre" krautrock and it's prolonged, often improvised instrumental passages. The equipment used in the late '60s and early '70s was often rather conventional like electric piano, old synthesizers and electric bass guitar -- all present on the album's opener "Recreation Parts 1-3". The two instruments shaping the album and giving it a coherence, despite the varied styles and tempos are Czamanski's Fender Rhodes and Moufang's lyra-8, an 8-oscillator drone synthesizer which is played manually via touch sensors, giving it a very expressive sometimes violin-like other times outer-worldly, atonal character. Recreational Kraut's 11 tracks span beat-less ambient soundscapes to jazzy psychedelia, as well as hints of house, techno, broken beat and funk. Let yourself submerge in the gravitational fields of Recreational Kraut.

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