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EXCLUSIVE! FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE! (FMP UK-3) http://fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/uk3.html . Unusual instrumentation, electronic effects, and a jolly approach to sound-making inform this singular recording. Like the B.A.D. that followed, Berliner Austausch Dienst combine a danceable beat with all manner of sonic explorations. When you reach the bottom line, though, it's just great improvised music.
All compositions by Boje, de Byl, Fuchs, Remond, Schneider.
released June 2, 1983
"Echo is a strangely attractive disk. Essentially the game plan appears to be open improvisations anchored in a rather irreverent manner by the drumming of Remond. The overall effect is like free music meeting deranged punk-funk drumming." - Cadence
Berliner Austausch Dienst
Andreas Boje: trombone, tenor horn
Franz de Byl: guitar
Wolfgang Fuchs: sopranino saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Knut Remond: drums
Hans Schneider: double bass
Recorded live by Jost Gebers on January 30th, 1983, at the Flöz in Berlin.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Mixed and produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design by Hans Schneider.
Photographs by Dagmar Gebers.