“These talking machines are going to ruin the artistic development of music in this country. When I was a boy ... in front of every house in the summer evenings you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or the old songs. Today you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have a vocal cord left." (John Phillip Sousa, testifying before the US Congress 1906).
Lars Graugaard's and Hans Tammen's INFERNAL MACHINES are characterized by vicious beats, rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive noises, quiet pulses and bizarre timbres. They explore sonic spaces through codes for algorithmic rendering of basic artistic ideas, contrasting them with noises created from mechanical preparations of a conventional guitar, morphing them into a maze of infinite complexity.
When performing laptop music Lars Graugaard often uses the alias Lars from Mars. Releases under this alias have been released on the online netlabel Pueblo Nuevo. This music is characterized by an often very strong grounding in rhythms, combined with at times quite abstract sound-worlds. http://l--l.dk/
Hans Tammen creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations – through means of his “Endangered Guitar” and interactive software programming. Signal To Noise called his works “…a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage”
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