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Clash
Holger Czukay, Dr Walker
Clash
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
Technology as a medium, noise as art, music as a means for connecting cultures and as multi-cultural performance. With his artistically uncommon approach, Holger Czukay, without doubt, ranks among the most innovative, m...  more »

      
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All Artists: Holger Czukay, Dr Walker
Title: Clash
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Efa Imports
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Dance Pop, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 718751233928

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Technology as a medium, noise as art, music as a means for connecting cultures and as multi-cultural performance. With his artistically uncommon approach, Holger Czukay, without doubt, ranks among the most innovative, most imaginative and most experimental German musicians of our time. Whether it be with cult icons Can, as a solo artist or as a contributor to numerous projects, he has driven the development of popular music over the past forty years unlike any other German musician. He once stated his working philosophy by saying, "I love the machines but they must never gain the upper hand. When machines start to dominate the composer, then music will die". After his acrimonious split from Can, Czukay swore he'd never play live again. But the sounds of jungle, techno and trip hop rekindled his interest in the club scene, so when Dr. Walker (of Air Liquide) invited him to join him onstage during an underground party in Cologne, Germany, he was ready. This impromptu duo performance led to a number of more formal engagements, three of which are partially documented on these two discs recorded during their US tour in 1997. Including previously unreleased recordings from a concert in Chicago (1997) as bonus tracks.

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Holger Czukay / Dr.Walker - 'Clash' (Tone Casualties)
Mike Reed | USA | 01/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I give it 4 1/2 stars.Former Can bassist Holger Czukay had teamed up with Dr.Walker(of Air Liquide)for several live gigs and Tone Casualties had decided to unleash this two-disc release upon a somewhat eager public.Straight to the point,'Clash' is nothing short of a truely great experimental/Avant Garde piece of recorded work.Disc one has three(3)tracks from the duo's memorable gig in Cologne,Germany where the nineteen-minute trancedelic "Silent Planes" is the best that show had to offer.Disc two has some good tunes from their San Francisco show,where I thought the in-your-brain "Monks,Whales And Moonbeams" more than gives any fan a run for their money as did the twenty-four minute epic "Down Across The Street",a cut from their Minneapolis concert.Glad to hear that Czukay had actually played some dates on American soil.Should appeal to fans of Brian Eno,Mike Ink,Can and Cluster.A should-have."
Niether artist at there best
M. Salmestrelli | Seaside NJ | 02/22/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am familiar with much of Holger Czukays work with Can and solo and I have to say this the least spectacular recording he has made. Alot of the two discs fail to walk the very thin line of listenable dance music, which is what it is dance music. Not the place to start for either artist. A real letdown."
Buy it!
John M. Neuner | Chicago, IL | 11/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"deep, dark, dense sonic landscape. a stunning album. buy it and you won't be dissappointed"