Breaking the Elephant’s Legs

by Marc Behrens

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Breaking the Elephant’s Legs
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Philoosophy
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Sex ’n’ Blood
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05:39
6.
Rotten Baboons

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Marc Behrens presents six extended surrealist songs ranging from psycho rock to dismantled R&B, crossing into doom jazz and spoken word. Animal field recordings; electronic boom and buzz; synths; detuned sitar; violins played by Portuguese master musician Carlos Zingaro. None of this is in any way what you would expect.

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releases April 2, 2020

Written and produced by Marc Behrens 2018. Violin on track 3: Carlos Zingaro. Recorded at O Castelo Maldito and Sonoscopia, Porto (Portugal) and basis, Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Mastered at Institut für Klangforschung, Offenbach am Main (Germany). Photograph: © Joana Machado/Colönia 2016.

Thank you: Allon Kaye (for fidelity), Annaïk Lou Pitteloud (for a sharp analysis of the situation), Atom™ (anyway), Becas (for being dressed properly), Bernd Ritscher and Bernhard Gehrke (for the battle of the saxes), Egon Kurth (for strings and neodymium magnets), Florian Schmitt (for a discarded sample), Gregor von Sivers (for 35 years), Hannes Seidl (for 16 square meters), Joana Machado (for some neutrality), Martirium Baptista and João Artur (for Calhau), Patricia Craveiro, Gustavo Costa and Alberto Lopes (for answering the door bell), Patrick Raddatz (for structural support, prophets and arps), Raquel Nobre Guerra (for the dance), Sérgio Soares Ferreira (for an unexpected discovery), Steve Van den Bosch (for a fallen star), Yng Yin Siew (for the leeches).

And thank you: the Behrens family, Boche, the Colbert Costa family, Éric la Casa, Francisco López, Goh Lee Kwang, Ho. Turner, John Leidecker, Kate Mayne, Lawrence English, Mark Hosler, Natascha Daniel, Patricia Almeida, Pedro Rocha, Petra Wagner, Rita Castro Neves, Steev Hise, Volkmar Hoppe.

This is for you, even if we parted in bad spirits or with swollen glands. You know who you are. Love.

First edition on 12-inch vinyl as an Entr’acte and Stellage co-release. Order the vinyl version here: entracte.co.uk/projects/marc-behrens-e248. This digital release is Availabel ala018.

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Marc Behrens

Marc Behrens works with electronic and concrete music, installation, performance, photography, text and video. He exhibited artworks or performed in many European countries, in South Africa, Chile, USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Israel and Palestine. Since 1989 Behrens has released more than 30 music albums. He founded Availabel in 2014. ... more

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