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EPISODE #4 Solange Bunte Balken Durchlaufen


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    cover artwork by Aoi Swimming and Mikio Saito // Instagram profile by Aoi Swimming >> @aoiswimming // YouTube channel by Mikio Saito >> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCofK8RKrdXcEXFm2-aYDyAw
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Senza Tasse 05:52
Entropia 05:25
by Aoi Swimming Yuki ga furitsumoru kotoshimo touyu tanku no ueni f uritsumoru Snow fall and then pile up . It's piling up on top of the oil tank all year again. Mamas san danpu wa yasumi nashi The big dump never takes a day off. kon nani aishitemo imiga nai There's no sense of loving someone so much. Kiokuno kanatani aru furusatono keshikito omoide subetewo yukide oou The snow covers all the scenery and memories of a hometown that lives somewhere in the depths of memory. Kotoshimo yukiga tsumori ha jimeru subeteno kotobano ue ni furu The snow begins to pile up again this year, and it falls on every word. Darenomotonimo furisosogu omoiwa dokoni itte shimatta It falls on everyone. Where have the wishes gone? Tsuyoku hakanaku furebaii dokomademo furisosogeba ii Be strong and fragile. We need it to fall as far as it will go. Ano ai madem o ootte hoshii kotosimo yukiga furitsumoru mamas an danpu wa yasumi nashi I wish it would cover even the love of my life. It's going to snow again this year. Mamas an danpu wa yasumi nashi The big dump never takes a day off. Ich liebe dich. I love you Aishiteiru (I love you in Japanese) Saran he yo ((I love you in Korean)
weltschmerz 07:36
I recognise 05:30


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)

06 Entropia

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

08 weltschmerz

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 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 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.

Cover Artwork

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."

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 *


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 …




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