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Trevor Henthorn: Hipster Modular: Die Schlactensee Sets (AVRCD011)


Trevor Henthorn: Hipster Modular: Die Schlachtensee Sets

1. S1 Stücke 1-2 10:10
2. S2 Stücke 3-4 10:10
3. S3 Stücke 5-6 10:10
4. S4 Stücke 7-8 10:10
5. S5 Stücke 9-10 10:10
6. S6 Stücke 11-12 10:10
7. S7 Stücke 13-14 10:10


Schlachtensee is a lake in the south west of Berlin, in the Steglitz-Zehlendorf borough, on the edge of the Grunewald forest. The lake lends its name to the surrounding area and which has been part of Berlin since 1920. While, it is the city’s most easily accessible lake (next door to both S- and U-Bahn stations), it is surprisingly free from hipster culture. Some have proposed that this state is intentional, claiming that the recent summer ban on dogs (the controversial “Hundeverbot”) is an underhanded attempt to curtail hipster-like activites.

The literal definition of a hipster is: “A person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.” Many consider Berlin to be one of the most hipster-friendly cities in the world, 2nd only to Brooklyn, New York. Schlactensee is sufficiently outside of the city, a 15 km hike from Kreutzberg (the hippest area of Berlin), and, so, is considered one of the rare “outside-of-outside” spaces (geographically, aesthetically and culturally).

Sonically, Schlachtensee hosts the expected lake-area sounds – water, rain, birds, bees and ducks, but also human contributions ranging from hikers using walking sticks and mal-maintained bicycles to the helicopters and trains just out of view.

This collection brings together a modularization of field recordings from the area with compositional form based on local, environmental photos, along with signal processing and synthesis techniques from the ’60s, ’80s and 21st century.

These are the Hipster Modular Schlachtensee Sets.

Für JAD, JN, und RW

released November 1, 2016

Angry Vegan™ Records

Elektronik August 2016
Hergestellt in Berlin, Budesrepublik, Deutschland
Schnitt und Mastering von T. Henthorn und J. Kaiser
Zusammengestellt von Hipster Modular

Zum Export zugelassen
von Pan Handler Production
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Die Artefakte inspirierten den Klang:
Vielen Dank an Kaiser für den Generator. Fotografien von T. Henthorn.
Ausrüstung: Doepfter, PGH, Soundhack, Tiptop, Elektron, Moog, Catalinbread, EHX, KMI, Eventide, Earthquaker, Zoom, Rode, Ableton, KaiGen, iZotope, NI, DSP-Quattro, K-Devices, Max for Cats.

Zehn:Zehn x 7
Spielzeit 71 min 10 sek

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SKU: AVRCD011 Category:

1 review for Trevor Henthorn: Hipster Modular: Die Schlactensee Sets (AVRCD011)

  1. Louis Lopez

    L.A. trombonist, Michael Vlatkovich, is a restless spirit, as each of his half dozen plus discs proves. Each one is very different, both instrumentally and concept-wise. For this disc, Michael has put together a quartet with a fine drummer and an electric cellist, both of whom I am unfamiliar plus the great baritone work of Canadian David Mott, who I know from discs on Victo and a duo I caught with David and Dave Lopato. This is certainly a unique sounding quartet with trombone, bari sax, el. cello and drums. On “Black Triangles”, the cello and drums are well connected as in rhythm team while the bari and trombone play spirited harmonies. The cello, bari and trombone each take strong solos here. I like the way the cellist switches between the role of the bassist (by plucking and bowing) and playing some twisted solos as well. David Mott is a marvelous soloist and takes a number of inspired solos here, both passionate and consistently creative. Vlatkovich often writes songs that have the bari and trombone both playing rich harmonies and then circling around one another tightly. Their drummer, Chris Garcia, must stay on his toes as he shifts between sections and changes dynamics as he plays his parts and helps to navigate while pushing the soloists to reach higher. Another winner from the fine folks at pfMentum. – BLG, Downtown Music Gallery

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