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by Erhard Hirt

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Drone 06:57
Percussion 05:16
Staff 05:10
Kermesse 03:23


On May 25, 1996, German guitarist Erhard Hirt performed at the LMC Festival in London. Four years later, the experimental music label 'NURNICHTNUR' released a 3" CD containing four excerpts from this concert. Simply titled '25.5.1996', it completes very well Hirt's other 'NURNICHTNUR' title 'Acoustics' (1998). More visceral than the electronically-treated acoustic guitar of its big brother, '25.5.1996' shows Hirt's control of the electric guitar. 'Drone' is made of looped long plaintive notes. On 'Percussion', notes played trigger reactions from a computer in an exercise that is interesting but nevertheless remains... an exercise. 'Staff' comes back to meditative textures, while 'Kermesse' is a carousel of strange sounds one can relate to the guitar but doesn't know exactly why. A strong but too short performance. (Francois Couture)

Digital distribution administered by Hans Tammen. CD copies available at www.nurnichtnur.com


released January 1, 2000

Erhard Hirt - Electric Guitar


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NurNichtNur Brooklyn, New York

Founded by Dieter Schlensog, NurNichtNur soon became a large underground label for sound art releases. Based in Kleve, Germany, the majority of its releases are experimental solo projects. Since they often transcend the realm of traditional “music”, they are considered Experimental Sound Productions.

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