Review: The Durian Brothers - Ausgewähtle Durian Stücke https://t.co/xhOrgvtpet
Florian Meyer, Marc Matter and Stefan Schwander's music as The Durian Brothers can challenge and seduce in equal measure. Using turntables as instruments, the trio drag rubber bands, Post-It notes and other everyday objects under their needles. It's hard to grasp how you'd make usable sounds—much less music—from this process, though sequencers and various effects help bind the components. (They are distinct from a turntable musician like Graham Dunning, who incorporates vinyl into his set-up.) But the polyrhythmic drum tracks that emerge from these complex manipulations are, at heart, dance records. They're DJ tools made with a DJ's tools. A six-track compilation of The Durian Brothers' first three EPs for Diskant, Ausgewähtle Durian Stücke presents a multi-faceted survey of the trio's "woody trance" music. Scratchy West African guitar funk stirs "Haisai"'s rhythmic sludge...