Sudden Ensemble ‎– Am11

Angelika Köhlermann ‎– ANGK 019
CD, Album


1 Antwerp
2 Compression Output
3 Refill
4 Lipstick
5 Suitcase
6 Pause
7 Medicine Head
8 Lazy
9 So Alone
10 Thumbnail Lighter
11 Prt
12 Da Capo Press
13 75 Desert Inn
14 This Is Our Music
15 Hazmat
16 10kHz
17 Not Just Any Kind


The first collection of Sudden Ensemble material, titled "A.M.11", was compiled and issued by art music impresario Gerhard Potuznik for his label Angelika Koehlermann. The recordings were transferred via Tascam 4-Track and displayed a fractured, scuzz rock minimalism. The inner jacket aptly described the group and it's approach (lovingly transgressive spontaneous composition). Despite the pseudo-street style and air of bravado in the vocal delivery, the themes and overall feel of the disc betray a deep-wounded sense of melancholy which adds a certain gravitas to the collection.

Upon its release, legendary British DJ John Peel took a liking to Sudden Ensemble's AM11 and featured many of the record's songs in his Radio One and BBC World Service shows.

DK: guitar, bass, drums, voice
WG: guitar, drums, voice