Loeschel, Gustav Deutsch, Velvet Lounge
Genres: experimental, avant-garde, contemporary
May 12 - 18 2003
ist.Musik, as if it weren't quite clear already by that bar on the
left of the screen, is a collaborative effort between Hannes Loeschel, Gustav
Deutsch, and Velvet Lounge. Combining experimental
conceptualism with more melodic chamber music, Film ist.Musik
is a soundtrack to a 16mm film by Gert Weihsmann.
The album boasts an excellent combination of experimental and more
accessible sounds. The two "Beep Song" tracks, for
example, are pure avant-garde electronic tone repetitions.
Meanwhile, there are less abstract pieces present as well. "Vario"
is a delicate, emotional contemporary strings piece and "Riverso
Vivo" weaves seamlessly, making for a beautifully repetitive
Overall, Loeschel et al have done a fantastic job with this
release. Film ist.Musik is a recommended album for both
experimental listeners and fans of contemporary chamber music.
15 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]