Philipp Quehenberger - Hazard
Release:15th March 2010
If you never heard about this wrong-headed genius called Philipp Quehenberger I kindly ask you to search the web. This person is so fascinating and innovative it would take more than 100000 words to tell you his story. Philipp from Austria is one of the most gifted experimental composers and keyboard players in the experimental artcore electronica scene. His ability to see, listen and reflect things in his nonesuch way of reinterpretation is demanding and fascinating. Stockhausen meets Villalobos while Henry Rollins wrote the storyboard… not the best comparison but a try.
“Hazard” is the next stroke of genius from Philipp. A multilayerd sound labyrinth accompanied by a distorted heavyweight beatbox. This was my impression after the first listen-through. But don’t be misled; yes its right Philipp created a stomping and noisy album that takes no prisoners. But its just a trick of the eye/ear, when you listen carefully you will find wonderful inspiring sound-niches. When the echo fades away you hear for a second sounds fragile like a butterfly. When the beat stops for a trickle of the second you hear the symphony behind the noise. The brachial noises, sounds and beats are just one stage of the album; there is a hidden content behind this layer, which opens up if you listen carefully. Nothing seems like it is at first sight. You must be open and allow this thunderstorm of music make his transition in your imagination and notion.
A rude piece of musical poetry that earns the highest numbers of points.