margo flux //

Album label: 
Release date: 
01/11/2015
Recording location: 
Berlin and Stuttgart
Recording date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Artwork design: 
Axel Haller
Mastering engineer: 
Alexandr Vatagin
Mixing engineer: 
Nicolas Wiese
Recording engineer: 
rant
Recording engineer: 
Oliver Prechtl
  • 1. apercu (05:11)
  • 2. tympanon (03:59)
  • 3. kassiber (01:34)
  • 4. impasto (04:32)
  • 5. folia (06:51)
  • 6. epitaph (05:15)
  • 7. samisdat (04:54)
  • 8. vestibül (06:02)

composed and performed by rant

Merle Bennett - amplified cymbals and drums, bells, bottles, dictaphone, guitars, drum set, inside piano, minidisc recorder, piano, zither.
Torsten Papenheim - amplified cymbals and drums, bells, bottles, dictaphone, guitars, drum set, inside piano, minidisc recorder, piano, zither.

"The excellent duo rant have found a rich seam of experimentation that allows much in the way of fecund production. Their commitment to innovation is not about aping styles or genres, so there’s none of these tiresome lists of old records which they claim to “dig”. Instead they work hard on Margo Flux to find new ways of expressing themselves, using a range of percussive and stringed instruments, including guitars, piano, and zither, and clearly thinking hard about their respective approaches, even before the microphones are turned on. Almost every track is different, and it’s almost impossible to classify or pigeon-hole the music. … A dense and satisfying series of statements has resulted, packed with musical information."

The Sound Projector (United Kingdom)