Exposé Online banner

Else Teicher — Whored
(Beta-lactam Ring mt167, 2010, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2011-06-01

Whored Cover artVery little is available regarding Ms. Teicher, the only information I could find is on the BlRR web site. Apparently Else has been releasing limited run cassettes and CDRs for the past 20 years, and for a time she was half of Romulus and Remus. Consequently I believe that Whored may be her first non-vanity pressed solo release. In addition, some of Else's sonic paintings have appeared on a couple of BlRR compilations. On Whored, a limited edition release of 300 copies, appear nine different analog electroacoustic compositions ranging in length from 30 seconds to 27 minutes at times flirting with Stockhausen's pioneering tape editing techniques (Gesang der Jünglinge), early Klaus Schulze (Irrlicht), and Zoviet France. Else uses toy piano, short wave radio, electronics, effects, and other source material that is so heavily processed as to be unrecognizable to create some hauntingly, and at times twisted, hypnotic compositions perfect for drifting in and out of consciousness. Some appear to be parts of a larger composition as they seamlessly flow from one track to the next. Most are quiet, rhythmic, and almost melodic. However, if you are looking to clear the house of unwelcome guests, "(Staring at) A Glow-in-the-Dark Thing" is sure to annoy almost everyone with its dissonant and noisy electronics. Though not for everyone, this disc should appeal to lovers of ambient drones and experimental editing and compositional techniques.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 39, 2010 releases

Related artist(s): Else Teicher

More info
http://blrrecords.com

Latest news

2020-06-14
Keith Tippett RIP – One of the giants of British jazz has left us. Keith Graham Tippetts, known professionally as Keith Tippett, died today at the age of 72. His work from the late 60s into the 70s and beyond includes some of the greatest jazz produced in the UK, and stands as an impressive oevre to this day. » Read more

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santan, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more

2020-04-23
Shindig Festival Goes Lock-Down – Here's what they're saying: It's A Happening Thing! The Shindig! Magazine Lockdown Festival. In our days of no large gatherings of people, maybe it's still possible to have a music festival. Shindig! Magazine is giving it a go with a multi-artist streaming extravaganza on Saturday April 25. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Fotheringay - 2 – In late 1970 Fotheringay entered the studio to record their second album. They laid down the basic tracks and scratch vocals and then took time off for the holidays, fully intending to resume work in...  (2009) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues