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What Actually Happened

by Lars Graugaard and Moritz Baumgärtner

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Space Twist 04:16
Specweezer 06:12
Out Of Print 08:10


When Lars Graugaard and Moritz Baumgärtner met in Berlin’s Samplehof Music Studio, they shared a strong curiosity and certain restless apprehension towards the journey they were about to embark upon. This was partly for the obvious reason that they had no material planned specifically for the session, but being highly skilled in free forms it was not a major concern. But what they very much felt was the potential for an unusual result, and one not readily compared to any of their previous projects. The unusual setting of drums and percussion accompanied by the musical interactions and sonic scenery of real-time electronics would further accentuate the challenge for structure and development, so all-important to any kind of music.
This certain trepidation provided a very open-ended atmosphere where textures suggested approaches that in turn would display a musical essence that gently attained the distinct profile of a song. Thus came about the big ballad Space Twist whereas Specweezer, Rubble Trouble and Out Of Print sprung from Moritz’ focus on a particular subset of his kit and arsenal of percussion instruments, extended and complemented by Lars’ digital convolutions. In Fourth Quolandrum and Benno’s Bounce they would dive into techno mutations where the slow and steady development of Lars’ electronics just kept on morphing in a sort of restless timelessness, for Moritz to juxtapose with poly-rhythmical layers that would contract and expand – a contradiction perhaps, but exactly those paradoxes that may prove fertile when there are no predetermined limits or boundaries: What Actually Happened.


released November 4, 2016

Compositions: Lars Graugaard and Moritz Baumgärtner
Instrumentation: Drum kit, percussion and laptop
Recording: May 19, 2016; Samplehof Music Studio, Berlin, Germany
Recording Engineer: Marco Jeger
Edit, mix and mastering: Lars Graugaard; June-August 2016
Cover art: Sofia Asunción Claro


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