Janek Schaefer visits Cuckooland using samples from Robert Wyatt’s 2003 album. * Erik Griswold further explores the possibilities of the prepared piano.
The Glitters in the Tears from Janek Schaefer are accompanied by the dubby electronics from Island People and accentuated by the light from Gavin Miller‘s USB-lightbulb
In two separate vinyl album releases (also available as digital downloads), the Dekorder label presents a beautiful overview of the work of Janek Schaefer, presenting new pieces in some cases created by collating existing material.
“Unfolding Luxury beyond the City of Dreams”, the first album of the pair, contains seven relatively short pieces (ranging from 3 to 8 minutes). Within the calm atmosphere of these pieces, there are many fascinating sounds to discover.
The title of the second album, “Inner Space Memorial in Wonderland”, is a combination of the titles of the two pieces included, each taking up a full side of the album with about 20 minutes.