Ad noiseam adn31 - Release date: October 2003
Full length CD
-Winter 3 (excerpt),
2min, 940 Kbytes
-Winter 4 (complete
track), 4min 31s, 2.1 Mbytes
-Winter 9 (excerpt),
2 min, 940 Kbytes
Precision, dedication, innovation. Such are the
mottos by which Cordell
Klier has worked all throughout his career. On once side with
his own music, either under his own name or as Kreptkrept, OF or
Monstrare, on the other side as the label manager of Doctsect,
is a driving force of the American electronic underground, putting
his energy in both a music that definitely stands out and supporting
many small acts.
Ad Noiseam is therefore proud to release Klier’s
second album under his own name, “Winter”, which echoes
and answers his 2002 predecessor, “Apparitions”
(adn18). More than a swan song and
definitely not an album of compromise, this ten track CD sees this
musician mixing his various influences to offer something at the
confluence of the European click’n’cut sound and the
old ambient tradition.
“Winter” brings back the cold atmospheres indeed.
In addition to the razor-sharp glitches of “Apparitions”
are here used more drones and subdued basses. The vanishing precise
beats settle with encompassing soundscapes. And the whole thing,
as usual with Klier,
is built up on original sounds and a massive sense for personal,
Marking the result of a long evolution and the work of a insatiable
musician, “Winter” is to stay a corner stone in Klier’s
discography. Coming after two praised releases (“Apparitions”
and Kreptkrept’s “Irregular dark beat”) and an
appearance on “Klangmaschine” (the Mille
Plateaux / Ritornell
homage to click’n’cut innovators), this new album is
one that definitely marks the coming of Cordell
Klier as a mature artist, and not anymore a newcomer.
In the words of Klier
a break through album, “Winter” is a work which has
to be listened to with open ears and mind, and which has a lot to
offer. Sharp, precise, introspect, this album is set to envelop
the listener in a cold, and still somewhat human atmosphere. Let
the winter in, as its wind carries many a rewarding moment.
Tracklisting: 10 untitled tracks
Music and artwork by Cordell
Mastered by C-Drík at Syrphe.