For the last selection, The Üblog Tide (by far the longest piece at 12
minutes), Blonk is trapped in the left channel while Van Bebber finally
comes up with one of his monstrously effective vinyl superimpositions and
Hübsch conjures up sounds that simply should not be coming out of any tuba.
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I really like the final track, by far the longest piece, but all tracks are creative and interesting. Many moods here, from laid-back and kinda wandering around to humorous to quite intense.
Blonk recites (?) sings (?) moans (?) in his usual fashion and is probably one of the more wilder characters in this kind of music. His elastic voice seems to
be capable of just doing anything with it. It works really nice along
the strange sounds produced on a tuba and the turntables.
On this beautifully conceived disc, he lines up alongside tuba player Carl Ludwig Hübsch and turntablist Claus van Bebber. The nonsense syllables of the opening track. "eh", confirm Blonk's interest in inventing fantasy languages. "to ilpehü" is pure vocalizing, with tuba and voice competing in rude noises against Van Bebber's abrasive vinyl appliqué; "thobb" is a wheezy, throbbing machine; Blonk intones "loipt" in a Goon-like voice, teasing listeners into thinking he'd make sense if only he was properly audible. On "pheite bedog", a winding down music box is followed by Blonk conducting an argument with himself while necking with the tuba. Blonk's quirky, witty art might well be limited, but it's superior to many an over-serious attempt to express the profound and sublime.