- Title: Mitten
- Artist: DRNTTCKS
- Label: Otomatik Muziek
- Format: Tape
- Genres: Experimental Electronic, Modern Psych, Ambient, Shoegaze
- Price: €6,90EU (incl. 19% VAT)€5,80non-EU
"DRNTTCKS is right now: F. J. Kaputt & T. Detlefsen
The outcome of these recordings, made between 2013 and 2014, is lurching between sparse experiments with contact mics and arythmic drum loops, new age synth references played on guitars, frail melodies and no-input noise. No rock approach. Autonomous, autistic at best.
„Mitten“ refers to the recorded sound, consisting mostly of two deranged guitars, alienated through a jungle of effects, swinging somewhere between a frequency of 400 and 1000 Hz. It also refers in terms of sociology to an alienated middle class; weary heart and dead soul of society. Sound built upon suburban homes with front gardens, half-life behind curtains, esoteric amplification of the self, improvement of the self, hypertrophy of the self, a loss of political attitude and ideals of humanism in favour of individualism, homestead and smoothies.
This theme also finds its equivalent in Dicey Studios‘ artwork: red and green, the colours of the two compatible political left-winged parties, as the factual liaison between „Deutschtum“ and the remains of the krautrock movement. From suburban lawns to weed-infested rehearsal rooms in youth centers. From the Bundestag to batik slips, from military interventions to the neurotic details of waste separation.
All tracks have been mixed down in 2016 from live improvisations recorded as duo at DRNTTCKS headquarter in 2013/14. Sources: voice, guitars, no-input mixing desks analogue and digital effect pedals.
Handdubbed tape, ed. of 40, comes with special banderole."