signal to noise review

Bill Meyer

Guitarist Burkhard Stangl plays in Efzeg, in Polwechsel with Durian records honcho Dafeldecker, in a duet with laptop computer musician and Charhizma records proprietor Christof Kurzmann, and conducts many of these players in his opera-in progress "Venusmond." "Schnee" (Erstwhile) is a gorgeous duet with Kurzmann. Most of the time Stangl sticks to acoustic guitar, subtly stretching elastic strands of feedback and bent pitches around the raised surfaces of Kurzmann's shimmering environments.