Petra Ronner - Peter Schweiger -  Balladada (CD Vexer Verlag)

From what I gather, the 26 pieces here are all based on texts derived from the world of Dadaism. Everything, from the sleeve notes to the spoken accompaniments to the music, however, is in German, so I honestly donít know. Some of the pieces are cloying, while others are more commanding. Each of them is built mostly around minimal piano, or other keyboards, and electronics, sometimes jagged and angular, that accompany largely spoken passages which are sometimes filtered or delivered like a theatre actor doing vocal exercises Iím reminded of some of Harry Partchís work as far as the execution goes, anyway. RJ.

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