Following their 2014 release "Tender Revolution", "Herzkreisnegativ" is again an experimental collaboration piece recorded in late october / early november 2014 in Marseille, France using various tapes, field-recordings, effects and a digital 8-track recorder. While some of the material on this release was recorded in and around Marseille, other parts where recorded in Ludwigsburg and Berlin. All sound sources where mixed live in one session, no additional overdubs (but some minor pitch manipulation).
Live recording, mixing, effects: C. Schiefner & THS.
Additional mixing: C. Schiefner.
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ATTN: "What Die Neuen IBM do so well is allude to music – an eerie, psychological sci-fi soundtrack to be precise – without ever actually making it. This is how instruments sound when they think all of the microphones are turned off. Organs and synthesisers grunt and moan, letting their sound unfurl like a body stretching in the morning, while Die Neuen IBM capture the scene via a dictaphone concealed in their top pocket." Full review here: www.attnmagazine.co.uk/music/8993
Vital Weekly (976): "The first release is Die Neuen IBM from France, and the follow-up to 'Tender Revolution', which I didn't review. I believe there are connections to Smitten and 18QM (see Vital 953) and I believe this is some collaboration of some kind. Here tapes, field recordings, effects and a digital 8-track recorder are used, and everything was mixed on the spot, without any overdubs. This is quite a nice varied set of experiments. It has quite a playful, random style of mixing a variety of seemingly unrelated sounds together. These form solid blocks of sound and change every now and then it changes abruptly, but one or two sounds get to life on and take it from there into something new altogether. The A-side seems to me the one that is more about cut-up and collage, while on the other side we find something that is more sustaining and drone-like, but also, perhaps, in a more lo-fi manner. Not as refined as the more formal drone approaches, but it works rather well. Sounds seem to evolve from a more natural, flowing point here. Quite a nice one, these randomized experiments."