Anklin, a drummer and percussionist based in Switzerland, previously appeared on a few recordings from Kilchhofer's The Book Room LP. We're told that his live drumming influences delicate feedback patches on Kilchhofer's modular synth, where dry and transient heavy percussion and synthesizer sounds erupt into a feral electroacoustic instrument. The idea was to create an instrument where acoustics and electronics are interconnected and dependent on each other. The smallest disturbance could sway the entire system out of order. This idea of a circular motion was at the center of the recording process and is also reflected in the artwork which resembles a topographical view of a closed natural habitat.
The album title describes the fascinating idea—yet impossible reality—of a perpetual motion, where no energy is lost yet energy is constantly being created, an endless music, yet far away from generic ambient or minimal music.
Founded in 2013, Marionette releases hard-to-place electronic and electroacoustic music onto heavyweight vinyl.
07. Burl (Digital only)
Moto Perpetuo LP lands March 15 via Marionette, with "Zinnen" streaming here.