EPISODE #1 Solange Bunte Balken Durchlaufen

by ALLIGATOR GOZAIMASU

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Earthlings 10:26
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GO HOME 03:18
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Idle Lane 03:03
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Elbette 02:38
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Ascolta 05:51
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Ito 04:06
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EPISODE 1 *** Track List & Credits

01 Qoi Que Tu Dis
Inga Ramona Hansen aka INGA (sounds, production, vocals), The Hercules And The Leo Case (Maria Berauer, Katrin Petroschkat, Karolin Knote: sounds, vocals)

02 Earthlings
Şevket Akıncı (effects, guitar, sounds, production), Nihal Saruhanli (percussion, production)

03 Darker Fairytale
Dominic Caudr (sounds), Klaus Erika Dietl (sounds), Gemma Meulendijks aka M I A (cello, sound design, production), Lina Zylla (sounds, vocals)

04 They Are All Drawing Penguins These Days
Karl Hagen (accordion), Thomas Glatz (sounds), Helena Hartmann (lost & found text, vocals), Sarah Ines (sounds), Mimosa Pale (saw), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure (production, sounds, text, vocals), Laura Theis (text, vocals), Lina Zylla (voice loops, text, vocals)

05 GO HOME
Hannah Aram (sounds, production), gamut inc (Marion Wörle: sounds), Helena & Tizia Hartmann (text, sounds, vocals) , Lara Holy (production), Sarah Ines (sounds), Gemma Meulendijks aka M I A (vocals), Andreas Purkhart (sounds), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure (sounds), Lina Zylla (voice loops, text, vocals)

06 Amica Ridicula
Helena Hartmann (sounds, vocals, production), Sarah Ines (laugh), Pelin Arbel Yüksel (sounds), Tizia & Kornelia Hartmann (vocals)

07 コロナの四月
Anton Kaun aka rumpeln (sounds), Andreas Purkhart (sounds), Aoi Swimming (sounds, production, text, vocals)

08 Idle Lane
Karl Hagen (accordion), Jo (production, soundshaping), Lachpillenonkel (sounds), Nunofyrbeeswax (Angela Muñoz, Davide Maione: guitar)

09 Introvert Extrovert
Ruslan Boyarin (sounds), Helena Hartmann (lost & found text, vocals), Sezgin Inceel (composition, production, vocals), Pelin Arbel Yüksel (text, vocals)
a song inspired by the book ‘Yanlarım Ağrıyor’ by Ayça Şen (text)

10 Die endlos fallenden Schneeflockenmenschen in ihren Ausgehuniformen
Ruslan Boyarin (sounds), Daniel Door (sounds), Thomas Glatz (sounds, final mix), Inga Ramona Hansen aka INGA (sounds), Jo (sounds), Anton Kaun aka rumpeln (sounds), Martin Krejci (sounds), Gemma Meulendijks aka M I A (cello), Aoi Swimming (vocals), Lina Zylla (voice loops, text, vocals)

11 Elbette
Sezgin Inceel (production, vocals), Laura Theis (sounds, text, vocals), Fabian Zweck (production, sounds)
a cover version of "Elbette" by Candan Erçetin (text) and Akın Ertübey (composition)

12 Ascolta
Klaus Erika Dietl (sounds), Lina Zylla (voice loops, text, vocals, production)

13 Ito
Thomas Glatz (sounds, final mix), Masako Ohta (composition, piano)
14 Fascist Moonshake
Tom + Milo Brandis (flute, pots and pans, percussion, harmonica, electronic toys), Klaus Erika Dietl (vocals), Colin Djukic (production, synths, acoustic guitar, voice, field recordings, mixdown), gamut inc (Marion Wörle: sounds), Phoebe Lesch (vocals), Rag Treasure (vocals), Bernadette Stadler (ukulele), Emil Stadler (vocals), Aoi Swimming (vocals), Laura Melis Theis (vocals)

15 wunderkind wonderchild
Sarah Ines (beat poetry, vocals, funny sounds, piano keys, sound design, production), Rauna Pale (child lyrics & vocals)

16 distance work mix
Miboujin (Mei Ann, Yuko Fukasawa 深澤優子, Izumi Hirakawa 平川いずみ: production, vocals)

17 Hab Keine Angst
Hannah Aram (sounds, vocals), Dominic Caudr (sounds), Fredi Grosser (text, vocals), Andreas Purkhart (sounds, production), Patrick Schimanski (sounds)


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Alligator Gozaimsu (pronunciation: Alligator Goh-sai-mahs) refers to the Japanese expression Arigato Gozaimasu (English: Thank You Very Much), just with a bity „Alligator“-spice on top

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ALLIGATOR GOZAIMASU *** The XXL group

ALLIGATOR GOZAIMASU is made of many heads, voices and noises. The sound collective, with about 60 members spread all over the world, is back on the map with their upcoming release: Solange bunte Balken durchlaufen (engl.: As Long As Render Bars Go Colourful). The album title refers to the process of rendering in audio or video editing programmes.
The centerpiece of the XXL band is the experimental pop group beißpony (ChicksOnSpeed Records). In the midst of the lockdown beißpony's (ChicksOnSpeed Records) percussionist and songwriter Stephanie Müller reactivated a music collaboration that had already started in 2014. This spring, step by step, more artists and sound lovers joined in.

During the process of sharing sonic fragments, voices and noises online, the collective decided to try an album in episodes: an album that is open for all the different circumstances and needs of such a large band, an album that celebrates mood swings and listens closely to the different tempi in these days.

The artists

... come from Berlin, Bremerhaven, Horb am Neckar, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich, from Phoenix (Arizona, USA), Dakar (Senegal), Istanbul (Turkey), Ivano Frankivsk (Ukraine), Oxford
(UK), Banjul (Gambia), Rome (Italy), Sevilla (Spain), Turku (Finnland) and Tokyo (Japan).

The album * Solange Bunte Balken Durchlaufen * As Long As Render Bars Go Colourful

Something vague is raising its voice inbetween the lines. The first episode consists of 17 songs. They swing along with all the ups and downs of the past weeks and months. The episode celebrates the beauty of delay. Digital interferences and latencies are not edited. Instead they become a mutual part of the collaborative compositions.
Miboujin's „distance work mix“ captures the melancholy of way too tight appartment tristezza. The trio, based in Sapporo (Japan), drops out of their own collaboration with a radical cut in the midst of wild clubbing.
Inga Ramona Hansen aka INGA , who recently published her debut vinyl on the legendary underground label Trikont, is in search for a language far away from restrictions. Together with the performance and sound art trio
The Hercules And Leo Case she composed a chansonesque declaration of love for the strange cosiness of weak spots.
German beat poet Sarah Ines tries to enter the dreamy suburbian dystopia of her six year old bandmate Rauna Pale. Their composition „wunderkind wonderchild“ sounds like a tribute to a Patti Smith who had the chance to
meet Tabea Blumenschein (DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS).
Şevket Akıncı und Nihal Saruhanli from Istanbul open the inner cinema. Their instrumental „Earthlings“ digs into the rough poetry of films such as „Vagabond“ (director: Agnés Varda) or „Abluka“ (director: Emin Alper).
„They are all drawing penguins these days“ starts with Karl Hagen's accordion. In a beautiful way it sounds like a duracell bunny on low batteries. However, the composition has nor fear of any breaks. It takes a rest at camp fire inflamed by light bulbs, just to end up in Lina Zylla's catchy mantra – be strong.

The release

Starting in July 2020 sound lovers are heartily invited to enter ALLIGATOR GOZAIMASU's sonic cosmos and to join the journey till December 2020. Each month a new release will be shared via bandcamp. All contributions will be donated. This time to Sea Watch e.V..

Enjoy listening *

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released July 24, 2020

ALLIGATOR GOZAIMASU – a band of many voices

Şevket Akıncı, Hannah Aram, Mandana Behdad, Dr. Bewald, Ruslan Boyarin, Tom + Milo Brandis, Dominic Caudr, Agente Costura, Cup & Saucers (Miyuki Mori, Mari Watanabe), Klaus Erika Dietl, Colin Djukic, DOCTORELLA (Kerstin Grether, Sandra Grether), Daniel Door, gamut inc (Marion Wörle), Thomas Glatz, Fredi Grosser, Karl Hagen, Inga Ramona Hansen aka INGA, Helena Hartmann, Kornelia Hartmann, Tizia Hartmann, Nicolai Herrmann, Lara Holy, Sezgin Inceel, Sarah Ines, Institut für Leistungsabfall und Kontemplation (Martin Krejci), Barros Jallow, Jo, Elisabeth Anna Maria Kaiser, Anton Kaun aka rumpeln, Lachpillenonkel, Phoebe Lesch, Andrea Lesjak, Caspar Lesjak, Verena Marisa, Corinna Mattner, Djibril Mbow, Gemma Meulendijks aka M I A, Miboujin (Mei Ann, Yuko Fukasawa 深澤優子, Izumi Hirakawa 平川いずみ), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure, notum, Nunofyrbeeswax (Angela Muñoz, Davide Maione), Masako Ohta, Mimosa Pale, Rauna Pale, Andreas Purkhart, Nihal Saruhanli, Patrick Schimanski, Bernadette Stadler, Emil Stadler, Aoi Swimming, Shimettainu, Miu Terada aka OTACO, Billie Thomason, The Hercules And Leo Case (Maria Berauer, Katrin Petroschkat, Karolin Knote), Laura Melis Theis, Pelin Arbel Yüksel, Carla Zuccon, Paula Zuccon, Fabian Zweck, Lina Zylla

… to be edited – to be continued …

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