Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer: It's Counterpart

Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer: It's Counterpart
Author: Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer
Publisher: Faitiche
Language: English
Pages: -
Size: 31.5 x 31.5 cm
Weight: 238 g
Binding: -
Availability: In stock
Price: €19.99
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Scherk and Majer produce contemporary sound collages on samplers, laptops etc. using raw material drawn from YouTube videos, field recordings, cassettes, and LPs from the dollar bin – the kind of rightly forgotten obscurities that have long since lost their audience, if they ever had one. In the hands of Scherk and Majer, they become abstract sound objects. The two artists don't concern themselves with the material's original context – the sound's character is most important. This sets them apart from other collage artists. Their work might be called a contemporary upgrade of the classic tape collage: here, channelling a wealth of information is the main focus. So are these collages that trigger neither associations nor contexts? Au contraire! It’s Counterpart is like an overheated centrifuge whose spinning extracts and joins together all of the harmonies ever pressed on vinyl. Melodies run amok.

Mixed by Jonathan Scherk & Daniel Majer, Tracks 1-8 composed and produced by Jonathan Scherk, Tracks 9-15 composed and produced by Daniel Majer, Mastering by Rashad Becker, Graphic design by Tim Tetzner, Special thanks to Teodora Cepic.