werner durand 'remnants from paradise' (absurd #69 - 2008)
since i heard 'the art of buzzing' i fell in love with werner durand's sound. it had the intensity of freakish organum or robert rutman. back then didn't know much of his previous work either with 13th tribe or as a member in recordings of projects like gilbert artman's urban sax or his participation in arnold dreyblatt's 'orchestras'. it wasn't until 2006 that we met in berlin, at gelbe musik and robert zank's office as well that did the idea for this release was born. 'calmer' than the art of buzzing but rich in textures, sounds, etc. the release that no matter delayed for almost 2 years saw daylight in 2008 and somehow was the point that i can say marked the end of absurd's mark iii. the kinda 'the title says it all thing' i'd say today.
including artwork of karlheinz bux.
remnants from paradise