IN ONE WEEK AND NEW TOYS TO PLAY
by KODI & PAUSA
CD only - releasedate: December 9th 2004
Korm Plastics kp 3018
Korm Plastics is proud to present the seventh release in the Brombron series. Originally a co-production between Staalplaat and Extrapool, it is now hosted by co-curator Frans de Waard. In the year 2000 Frans de Waard and Extrapool started the Brombron project. Two or more musicians become artists in residence in Extrapool, an arts initiative in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with a fully equipped sound recording studio. These artists can work in a certain amount of time on a collaborative project; a project they always wished to do, but didn't have the time or the equipment to realize.
Natalie Bruys (Kodi) is foremost a visual artist who studied at De Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where she graduated with the production of a vinyl record with her own music. She then moved temporarily to Berlin where she continued to produce her own unique blend of soundscaping, plunderphonica and techno
Lukas Simonis (aka Pausa) has his roots as an instrumentalist and musical 'activist' in the industrial music and noise rock of the Eighties ( Throbbing Gristle, the Residents, Pere Ubu, Sonic Youth and beyond).Being a part of the Rotterdam jazzbunker scene (a collective that consisted of heavy drug induced punk rockers, freejazzers, early electronic musicians and pre-postrock combo's) he discovered the delimited world of improvisation. In the meantime he played in bands like Dull Schicksal, Trespassers W and Morzelpronk. At the same time he was writing for underground magazines like Trespassers W, Opscene, Mondain Den Haag and the Koekrandt as well as organizing concerts, events and films, first at the Jazzbunker in Rotterdam later on the Dissonanten festival, the Dissidenten festival, Popifilm, Dodorama and finally WORM, a multimedia centre for experimental art. At the moment Simonis plays in Coolhaven (with Peter Fengler and Hajo Doorn), Liana Flu Winks (with Nina Hitz and Wilf Plum), ApricotMyLady (with the Bohman Brothers and Ann Laberge), The Static Tics (with Henk Bakker) and Vril (with Chris Cutler and Bob Drake). This sounds like a lot of work (and sometimes it is) but these bands and projects all exist only a few weeks or months a year. (so time enough to sit at home).
On 'In One Week And New Toys To Play' Kodi & Pausa combine their totally different background of rock and techno, playing the studio's analogue synth collection (aka the new toys to play) but also guitar, banjo, rhythmbox and a touch of the city's sounds through their use of field recordings.
here's a song from the album; laatbloeier
(this link goes to the lukas simonis website)
€ 13 postage included