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POOLcast 083 - rand

We are happy to present something very new and unique for our october issue. rand, the duo for urban sensitive music for piano and electronics by Dr.Nojoke and Jan Gerdes, have provided us with an exclusive recording of an improvisation. rand have just released their first album "Peripherie", which they distribute themselves. A project that took over two years of work and is now available as download, CD and limited vinyl edition. This time they demonstrate that they are not only able to record excellent music in the studio, furthermore they are also presenting their vision of the fusion of piano and electronics in an improvised way.

rand merges the pure, acoustic nature of the piano with the twisted world of electronics, often breaking with expectations of normal listening habits. Unpredictably, the two seemingly so different musical and falsely pre-determined spheres can abruptly switch positions. Piano and electronics coexist on an equal level in all areas of the musical process. Rhythm, tonality and dynamics are not reserved for one of the two realms. The apparent boundaries between electronics and piano blur for moments now and then, only to appear tangible again a few moments later. This creates a constant tension that surrounds the recording from beginning to end. So it's worth taking the time to listen actively several times, preferably in different environments and states of mind, alone or together, to feel firsthand what the apparent tension between piano and electronics can trigger.