Sunday, May 12, 2024

Bernhard Günter - Crossing the River (Night Music) (2001)

Minimal, sparse experimental sounds. The half-hour-plus title track is dedicated to then-recently deceased composer Iannis Xenakis, and is composed of dissonant strings, manipulated sources, and field recordings. "Haiku for Mu" is built on recordings of Günter's dog sleeping. A real party-starter, this one.

Track listing:
1. Crossing the River (Night Music)
2. Haiku for Mu

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  1. Love love love Bernhard and this level of intense minimal stuff and just never see it get any shout outs. Not the easiest sell of course. Have you listened to Francisco Lopez? Equally as beautiful.

  2. So very glad to see you're back, and at the same time so very sorry for your recent loss of a notable person from your life. It makes me feel good & puts a smile on my face, however, that as I read your description of your Bernhard Gunter posting you maintain your at-times sharp sardonic humor; humor that us fans so definitely enjoy! If I may quote from the great lyricist Robert Hunter, "...Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile." Peace :)