EPISODE 4 *** Tracklist & Credits
01 Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Hannah Aram, (sounds), Thomas Glatz (production, PDF-read-aloud text, sounds, vocals), Gemma Meulendijks aka M I A (vocals), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure (sounds), Fabian Zweck (sounds)
02 Senza Tasse
Matthieu Chladek (oscillator), Klaus Erika Dietl (glass xylophone), Pete Dowling (skateboard guitar), Dorothee Jakubowski (chimes), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure (production, sounds), Anas Nahleh (soundtrack of a paper coreography), Nick Neubert (bass guitar), Andreas Purkhart (electronic effects, sounds), Ria Uhlig (sounds)
03 Feverish Autumn
Ruslan Boyarin (production), Matthieu Chladek (oscillator), Klaus Erika Dietl (bass synthie), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure (production, field recordings, text), Mimosa Pale (singing saw)
Includes traces of „Plasticity“ by Blue Dot Sessions
04 The Fifth Element
Marie Brandis (detuned piano), Colin Djukic (field recordings, text, vocals, production, mix)
Recorded on location on a train, a ferry and on the island of Amrum
Includes a sample by Suburbanwizard downloaded from freesound.org
May include traces of underwater debris contaminated with "Sea Song" by Robert Wyatt
05 Play No Rules
Ruslan Boyarin (production, sound shaping), Colin Djukic (text, Siri's voice), Max Amling (text, guitar), Dominic Caudr (electronics, sound design), Klaus Erika Dietl (chimes), Phoebe Lesch (text, vocals), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure (production, vocals), Bernadette Stadler (vocals)
Klaus Erika Dietl (field recordings, bass synthie, oscillator), Nicolai Herrmann (production, VST string quartet German lyrics and vocals, AI voices), Jo (sounds), Lachpillenonkel (sounds), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure (field recordings), Cetty Perdichizzi (German vocals), Patrick Schimanski (sound shaping), Aoi Swimming (Japanese lyrics, ghostly vocals)
07 The tenter is a bit veered off just now
Helena Hartmann (flute, sounds), Jo (production, sound shaping), Martin Krejci aka Institut für Leistungsabfall und Kontemplation (sound), Andrea Lesjak (sounds), Andreas Purkhart (sounds)
+ field recordings from the rainy ALLIGATOR GOZAIMASU pavement radio special featured by BELPs „Kleine Hässliche Dubstep Ecke“ on the 28th of July 2020
Hannah Aram (breath), Sarah Ines (beat poetry, vocals, sounds, sound design, production), Jo (muniereisen, sounds), Mimosa Pale (accordion)
09 Serious Frivolity
Hannah Aram (vocals), Ruslan Boyarin (production, sounds), Robert Hofmann (sounds), Sarah Ines (sounds), Martin Krejci aka Institut für Leistungsabfall und Kontemplation (sounds), Mimosa Pale (vocals), Rauna Pale (text, vocals), Stephanie Müller aka Rag Treasure (sounds), Notum (sounds), The Hercules And Leo Case (Maria Berauer, Katrin Petroschkat, Karolin Knote: sounds), Lina Zylla (voice loops, text, vocals)
10 Me and my meerkat and in a dreary property
Colin Djukic (text), Thomas Glatz (sounds, text, PDF-read-aloud vocals, final mix), Martin Krejci aka Institut für Leistungsabfall und Kontemplation (sounds, text, vocals), Aoi Swimming (vocals)
11 I recognise
Gemma Meulendijks aka M I A (cello, vocals), Lina Zylla (voice loops, text, vocals, production)
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
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.
... 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 fourth episode consists of 11 songs. They swing along with all the ups and downs of the these days. The episode celebrates the beauty of delay. Digital interferences and latencies are not edited. Instead they become a mutual part of the collaborative compositions.
by Aoi Swimming and Mikio Saito
enjoy reading Mikio's insightful thoughts:
"I drew the image of the old man punishing a young man, but the butt of the young man (alligator's head) bites the hand of the old man. I think this image comes from the reaction against the worst structure of current Japanese (or most world's) society.
The butt in the pipe (on the left side of the cover) refers to a Japanese proverb: "Atama kakushite Siri Kakusazu". This means: "somebody hides his, her or their head, but the person's butt is still visible."
In English there is a similiar proverb: ”The foolish ostrich buries his head in the sand and thinks he is not seen.” I'm protesting against political corruption, society's prejudices and against all the old bad customs."
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 *
released October 30, 2020
ALLIGATOR GOZAIMASU – a band of many voices
Şevket Akıncı, Hannah Aram, Mandana Behdad, Dr. Bewald, Ruslan Boyarin, Marie Brandis, 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, Robert Hofmann, Lara Holy, Sezgin Inceel, Sarah Ines, Institut für Leistungsabfall und Kontemplation (Martin Krejci), Barros Jallow, Dorothee Jakubowski, 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, Anas Nahleh, Nick Neubert, Notum, Nunofyrbeeswax (Angela Muñoz, Davide Maione), Masako Ohta, Mimosa Pale, Rauna Pale, Cetty Perdichizzi, Andreas Purkhart, Nihal Saruhanli, Patrick Schimanski, Diet Rahlfs, 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, Ria Uhlig, Pelin Arbel Yüksel, Carla Zuccon, Paula Zuccon, Fabian Zweck, Lina Zylla
… to be edited – to be continued …