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Ute Wassermann: Strange Songs

Read "Strange Songs" reviewed by John Eyles


Although it was recorded in 2015, at Studioboerne45 Berlin, it took several years for Strange Songs to see the light of day. The album sleeve dates its release as 2022, but its arrival on vinyl and its launch event did not happen until July 2023, marked by two well-attended Ute Wassermann performances at Café Oto in London. Across the two days, in addition to two solo sets, Wassermann performed in a quintet with Spring Heel Jack (John Coxon and Ashley ...

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Joke Lanz & Ute Wassermann: Half Dead Half Alive (Live in Nickelsdorf)

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Swiss noise musician, performance artist & turntablist Joke Lanz and German vocalist, composer & sound artist Ute Wassermann have been working as a duo for some time; Half Dead Half Alive (Live in Nickelsdorf) is their first album release together. As the title suggests, it is a recording of their performance at the 2019 Nickelsdorf jazz festival, one which garnered considerable praise. The album comprises two tracks which play for just over thirty-six minutes, suggesting that they represent the duo's ...

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Speak Easy: @ Konfrontationen

Read "@ Konfrontationen" reviewed by John Eyles


Recorded in July 2016, at Festival Konfrontationen in Nickelsdorf, Austria, this album consists of a single track lasting fifty-two minutes, which probably represented the entire Speak Easy set at the festival. Speak Easy comprises vocalists Ute Wasserman and Phil Minton, with Thomas Lehn on analogue synthesizer and Martin Blume on drums and percussion. The quartet previously released Backchats (Creative Sources, 2009), the same year its DVD The Loft Concert was issued (see YouTube below.) As Wasserman ...


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