Artist: Cummi Flu
Formats: CD / LP / Digital
Release: Jan 30th, 2015
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As CUMMI FLU, Doerell mainly does sound design. There is not a sound on Z that has been included by chance. Each acoustic event has been painstakingly carved, demonstrating its creator's attention to detail. The squeak of a computer, the sound of a door shutting, the drawn-out hum of a cello -- everything here is of equal importance, positioned democratically side by side. Each track feeds on a wide variety of sound sources. And even when there is a lot going on, there is immense transparency. Every one of CUMMI FLU's pieces develops in measured, coherent steps into a dense and, at the same time, clearly delineated sound puzzle.
On Z, Doerell pulls out all the stops in terms of every possible and impossible sound: from field recordings of all kinds, including children's voices and street sounds, to kalimba patterns and elusive fragments of melodies. All of these eccentric sounds, in all their waywardness, add up to something resembling songs. Sometimes dreamy and faded, at other times concrete and driving, giving rise to a very special kind of loop-based music -- intimate, meditative and timeless.