Jan Jelinek ‎– Tierbeobachtungen

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A Concert For Television 8:03
Palmen Aus Leder 7:12
The Ballad Of Soap. Und: Die GEMA Nimmt Kontakt Auf 7:43
Up To My Same Old Trick Again 6:39
Happening Tone 7:12
Tierbeobachtung 6:01

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
sc41cd, ~scape41cd Jan Jelinek Tierbeobachtungen(CD, Album) ~scape, ~scape sc41cd, ~scape41cd Germany 2006 Sell This Version
sc41cd Jan Jelinek Tierbeobachtungen(CD, Album, Promo) ~scape sc41cd Germany 2006 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

March 15, 2009
referencing Tierbeobachtungen, CD, Album, sc41cd, ~scape41cd

Jan Jelinek pushes further into ambient territory with _Tierbeobachtungen_, a droning fantasia. Instead of using loops of sharp cuts and snippets like his earlier work, Jelinek's loops now linger on, embracing the dub. "A Concert for Television" buzzes ceaselessly, like an electric hive, while "Palmer Aus Lader" sounds like a country drive to a farm of robotic animals. "Up to My Same Old Tricks" grinds and hums with a gritty sonic texture, but "Happening Tone" paints a much calmer and gentler soundscape. Curiously, there's not much development in these tracks -- something with which Jelinek has never struggled before -- so I imagine he's simply flexing his creative muscle, rather than repeating previous successes. And, finally, the title track winds things down on layers of structured noise and ringing. Curious.