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Ana Berkenhoff & Michael Holland (2)Watch Close

Label:Ono – Occasional Grumpy
CDr, Album
Genre:Electronic, Jazz
Style:Free Improvisation, Experimental, Avant-garde Jazz, Ambient


1Who Is Sitting In The Field?
2Miss Flower
3Vision On
4Tomatenblüten Forever
6Featureless Monoculture, Endless Growth On A Finite Planet


Welcome - - - Let’s hear what this is.

In the Future I hope that instead of inventing new animals- green ones some that walk on their knees- all the varieties are allowed just to exist further on. As, when we think deeply about it, there are already the most and funkiest ones.
There is something going on right here- all these bubbles. Don’t know if creatures live in this area. Somehow it reminds me of boiling mud pots in Iceland. And in the distance is a voice. Possibly brought here by the wind
or taken away by the wind.

As for the coincidence of some letters a certain novel and wasgiven or quoted to me many times during my life. It started when I was 17. It is Anna Blume by German artist Kurt Schwitters and for my taste it is very.... and although it wants to talk about the love to a woman- Anna it just reveals a very romantic and patronising male view. A woman as a flower? That shall be nice? I am not too sure. A woman never suggested this to me. Nevertheless here it came again and so -first time I deal with it by translating it live into English as it is unbearable cheesy in my mother tongue...

By tilting, the Pendolino train can go around curves at higher speeds without causing undue discomfort to passengers. We watched many trains from the studio bending themself in the landscape.

Ana Berkenhoff June 2015.

1. is an original improvisation by Ana & Michael.
2. is Ana’s translation of the poem Anna Blume by Kurt Schwitters.
3. is an instrumental by Michael and Ana.
4. is an interpretation of a poem by Philippe Soupault named Tomatenblüten.
5. is recycled, with beats by Giuseppe Ielasi
6. is entirely improvised and layered by Michael and Ana mostly using the Plumbutter.

Recorded over many days March-April 2015
Mastering By Sam Weaver
Cat No: Occasional Grumpy

Special thanks to: Watch Repair, Matt Wand, Danny Norbury, Paddy Shine, Andrew Hargreaves, Steve Lyon, Sam Weaver, Rick Nicholls and the staff at Piccadilly Records for encouragement and guidance along the way .