Brume/Sudden Infant ‘Sperm Plus Egg’

Brume/Sudden Infant 'Sperm Plus Egg'Side BrumeSide Sudden InfantBrume/Sudden Infant 'Sperm Plus Egg'

01 Tadpole In (2:09)
02 Sudden Infant Sperm Children (5:12)
03 Brume Love Me Tender (6:00)
04 Tadpole Out (3:26)

Total time 16:47
7” released by Anomalous, TAD-001, USA, 1992

Berlin-based performance artist Sudden Infant (Joke Lanz) was touring France and Germany last June, with a set of songs from a 2009 self-released cassette titled ‘Parental Guidance’ (and not, surprisingly, with songs from his 2008 CD ‘Psychotic Einzelkind’, including Thurston Moore and Z’EV remixes, no less). His Paris show was so emotionally challenging and sonically impressive, I rummaged through my collection for old Sudden Infant stuff to post and found this single. It came in a hand-made cover in an edition of 500. Apparently the first and only in a series of split singles on an Anomalous Records subdivision called Tadpole, presumably run by Danielle Sklar aka Tadpole. Sklar also contributed to some records on Germany’s Selektion label as well. ‘Sperm Plus Egg’ is centered on babyhood, explicitely so on the Tadpole tracks (including lots of cute cooings and ga-ings), more vaguely adressed in the Sudden Infant [+] and Brume tracks. Both deliver so-called industrial music with an electroacoustic and musique concrète touch.



6 Responses to “Brume/Sudden Infant ‘Sperm Plus Egg’”

  1. 1 Dualtrack July 17, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Delightful, love this stuff! Thanks!

  2. 2 Dualtrack July 17, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Thurston Moore just did a collaboration with Kommissar Hjuler from Germany…

  3. 3 continuo July 17, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Dualtrack, it seems you can never resist a mini-album on 7in format. Some bloggers are into novels, but you’re a fan of the short stories of experimental music.

  4. 4 Dualtrack July 23, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Tell me, Continuo, why do you no longer link to my blog? Did I say something to offend you?

  5. 5 continuo July 23, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Uhh…. I don’t know. Did I ever actually linked to your blog before? Well, here it is.

  6. 6 Dualtrack July 23, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Yes you did … I only link to blogs that link to mine and so you must have … maybe you were using blogger in 2007 and didn’t include all your old links when/if you moved to wordpress? I don’t know. You were one of the first to share links with me and I was afraid that I’d insulted or offended you somehow. Thanks, Continuo!

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