Sunday, March 27, 2011
Alex Popp - Year Of The Cut
Half-german, obsessed by obscure chanson francaise and fueled with the influence of William Burroughs, for decades he has been manipulating sound sources - especially outdated ones - under various circumstances. I remember personally around '96, some surrealistic live performances with portable radios, in a microscopic bathroom crowded with people and illegal smoke: not necessarily music, nor DJing, nor partying... Alex Popp's act of creation is always something... weird.
But until now, few were the (un)lucky ones to have heard some of his prolific and more intimate work.
Lost somewhere between a french punk response to Oval and a lo-fi Gerard Manset on meth in Austria, here is some crispy, ridiculously beautiful alien-pop(p).
Recorded in 1997
"I had no computer - Borrowed yamaha mini sampler, Zoom drum-box, radio, Zoom multi-effects, Les Paul imitation guitar, Fostex 4-track."