Please, do as my favourite track bids you to. Although Hans Reichel is sadly passed away, this album is still a very nice use of the Daxophone. Remarkably developed technique considering the instrument had existed for only ~10 years.
Favorite track: Give me money.
01 Give me money (03:35)
02 Shanghaied on Tor Road (04:28)
03 Prelude to 'Alleycats Never Complain' (01:17)
04 Der Tunnelwart (Big Lulem) (04:02)
05 Machines make me happy (07:30)
06 It's a bit Churchillian (03:15)
07 Death bringer upon common violets etc. (05:02)
08 Welcome würgl waltz (03:15)
09 The unprecedented crimes of Mbroruk (04:08)
10 Hi (03:11)
11 A rare case of Dalbergia Cochinchinensis (04:31)
12 Panne lieb (03:14)
13 Sentidental energy (03:27)
14 Reunite and shut up (04:03)
15 Lulem (Der kleine Tunnelwart) (03:31)
16 No way to hide (04:53)
17 Py & the jamas (04:17)
18 Shanghaied on Tor Road (2) (03:42)
All compositions by Hans Reichel
released September 4, 1992
"...a crowning achievement for the German guitarist, luthier, improviser: stylistically varied, sonically outrageous.... Melodies range from solemn to funny with everything in between, sometimes conveying a mysterious sense of beauty." -- Rubberneck
"These overdubbed pieces played on numerous daxes – different shapes, different woods, different tone qualities – are extraordinary. Reichel coaxes out an uncanny range of inherently delightful, mostly vocal sounds: opera singing, baby talk, the Chipmunks, Curly Howard, calliope, theremin, Ornette’s violin. The sound is beautiful even when the rhythms and timbres get zany, not least because Reichel’s petrified fiddle brings out an unexpected blues strain, something universally touching." -- Kevin Whitehead, Pulse!
"In Reichel's post-guitar universe, melodic invention, harmonic construction, and modal exploration are merely elements for composition. This is a brilliant elucidation of the ideas of the most soulful cat in the entire avant-garde: listen, and be delighted." -- All Music Guide
Hans Reichel: daxophone
Recorded by Hans Reichel in February and March 1992, in Wuppertal.
Remixed by E.Roc.
Mastered by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Jost Gebers and Gerlinde Koschik.
Booklet design/layout: Hans Reichel.
Photos: Georg Schreiber and Hans Reichel