Wednesday, 30 October 2013

MØHR





















MØHR + MAEROR TRI
"Hafenstadt"
Year:    2015
Country:    Germany
Label:   Auf Abwegen
Format:    CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              Noise              Experimental
















This music was originally planned to form a part of the third tape box in the MØHR interpretation series of ZNS TAPES. In this series different artists got an individual 30-minutes-piece of basic material by MØHR to be interpreted it in any way: Using it as a backing tape and adding some more tracks, getting inspired and doing something unique in the spirit of the basic material, deconstruct and arrange it anew. The invited artists had any opportunity to re-work the source material. For the actual release the basic material was placed on side A and the interpretation on side B, enabling the listener to compare the basic and the final sound. Three tapes were compiled as one tape box linked by a loose theme. The first box, Bürokratie, contained works by DAS KONZENTRAT, BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT and SUICIDE COMMANDO (released in 1990), the second, Kulturschock, contained works by ANDREW CHALK/DARREN TATE, ECTOPLASMIC EMBRYO EXPERIENCE and FLAGRANTs D’ELI (released in 1991). The third one, which was to contain Hafenstadt by MAEROR TRI (as well as material of PBK and THE HATERS), has never been released due to the sudden end of ZNS TAPES. We’re convinced that this combination of basic stuff plus musical reworking is still an interesting and exciting experience for the audience, maybe especially after more than 20 years in the archives. (Andreaz Vogel)
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"How to make darkness visible"
Year:    1993
Country:    Germany
Label:    Drone rec.
Format:    EP
Tracks:    2
Time:    16 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Drone
















MØHR existed between 1986 and 1994 as the solo project of Andreaz Vogel. Previously he had been active as a bass player and drummer in various post-punk and noise rock groups.Since its inception the main aim with MØHR  was to create a dense and energetic sound without the use of conventional instruemnts. With this wall of sound the listeners were almost under attack and forced into a dark and brooding listening environment, both on the recordings and in the live situation. Andreaz also ran the important tape label ZNS TAPES.
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MØHR + ANDREW CHALK + DARREN TATE + FLAGRANTS D'ELI
ECTOPLASMIC EMBRYO EXPERIENCE
"Kulturschock"
Year:    1991
Country:    Germany, USA, USA, France, Belgium
Label:     ZNS Tapes
Format:    3 x cassette
Tracks:    7
Time.    90 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise           Experimental



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MØHR + TAM QUAM TABULA RASA
"D.O.D. / Leipsanon"
Year:    1991
Country:    Germany , Italy
Label:    ZNS Tapes
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    11
Time:    66 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise           Experimental



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"Fascist - nation"
Year:    1990
Country:    Germany
City:    Bonn
Artist:    Andreaz Vogel
Label:     ZNS Tapes
Format:    cassette
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    9
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:             Noise















MØHR was and is again the noise / experimental solo project of Andreaz Vogel from 1986 to 1995 (come back in 2015). In this period there were a couple of releases and also dozens of live-performances all over Europe.  The sound consists of white-noise, looped feedback, distortion on a very high volume. Harsh stuff indeed.  MØHR's first experiments with strange sounds and noises started in 1986, from the beginning with the strict principle, not to use conventional instruments to create a special wall of sound. Mainly tape-machines and effects are responsible for the dense sound, always under the musician's control and not without control. Not as often usual in this sector of music, each and every sound covers exactly its place, no random structure, no casual performance. He has also a visual project of Andreaz Vogel. He puts the spot mainly on performances and installations; the music works often only together with the pictures. Therefor there is until now just a little number of pure audio-releases. Each tape has a title specifically critical with some subject, in this case the "sopherbia / nationalist" which (according with him) there is also exist in Germany.
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MØHR /  DAS KONZENTRAT /  BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT /  SUICIDE COMMANDO
"Bürokratie"
Year:    1992
Country:    Germany

Label:    ZNS Tapes
Format:    3 x cassette
Time:    120 min.

Genre:    electronic
Style:              Noise            Ambient












 




ZNS TAPES : was founded in 1987 by Andreas Scholz and Andreaz Vogel in Bochum-Langendreer / Germany. In 1988 A.Scholz left the label and A.Vogel lead it alone until the end in 1993. In 2002 A.Vogel decided to make the whole back-catalogue available as MP3. These three tapes in a used plastic bag (originally for parking penalties). On each cassette, side A is the original by Møhr, and side B is the interpretation by the other artist.
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"eine form abstrakter eleganz"
Year:    1991
Country:    Germany
City:    Bonn
Artist:    Andreaz Vogel
Label:   Bastet Recordings
Format:   cassette
Tracks:    8
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Abstract
The master of power loops strikes with his first cassette release, later on CD and in 2015 on mp3 format too. On this showcase you will find some of the finest examples of structured power electronics. Esplendor Geometrico on valium.
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"Noize attack"
Year:    1990
Country:    Germany
City:    Bonn
Artist:    Andreaz Vogel
Label:    Dead Man's Paradise
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4 (+ bonus)
Time:  60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Harsh Noise Wall














Probably this is the noisier, harder and more harsh MØHR album ever recorded, the adjectives to describe it could be harsh noise or simply static and brutal HNW. Not software or too much "clean" noise but a true storm of old-fashioned, junk, rotten and overwhelming. Not to listen to it everyday but no doubt a real extreme noise discharge. Maybe we can describe it also as a "classic" of harsh noise. In 2015 Andreaz Vogel decided to creat a Bandcamp to sell all his releases, but this "Noize Attack" appears with a different artwork (cover and back) only in black & white colour, you can see here below.
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MØHR + BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT
Year:    1988
Country:    Germany
Artist:    Andreaz Vogel ,  Siegmar Fricke
Label:    ZNS Tapes
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    6
Time:     60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                 Experimental














One of the first "ZNS Tapes" release was this split cassette between MØHR and an unknown (then) musical project called BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT, later more well known as Pharmakustik. Andreaz Vogel and Siegmar Fricke, both musician from Germany made here three tracks with an style completly abstract, rare and almost with "non-sense". But the sound is obviously close to old noise and industrial music. The edition was frankly limited and nowadays is totally sold out and hard to find. Here below there is just a link with the music on digital format.
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"Religious fanaticism"
Year:    1987
Country:    Germany
City:    Bonn
Artist:    Andreaz Vogel
Label:    ZNS Tapes
Format:    cassette
Edition:     224 copies
Tracks:    7
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Noise


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