March 27, 2020
Drawing on metal sound sculptures and experimental instruments.
Monophonie brings together experimental instruments used in the sonic research of 19th century German scientist Hermann von Helmholtz, the microtonal instruments of Harry Partch, and the metal sound sculptures of Harry Bertoia.
Monophonie was originally composed in 2016, and premiered at Berlin’s Volksbühne theatre in 2017.
The album’s 9 tracks incorporate kosmische, polyrhythms and acoustic techno as Sollmann works to unite “different strands of utopian music.”
Monophonie follows Sollmann’s New Atlantis album under his Efdemin alias, released on Ostgut Ton in 2019.
Head here for more info in advance of Monophonie’s 15th May release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
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