0101 fuse field recordings from Papua New Guinea with guitar loops and sample drums to cinematic Post-Rock. Carl and Daniel von Rüdiger take you on a hypnotic voyage into an intriguing world of audio-visual loops. When the trip ends, you find yourself at a beginning, without knowing how you got there.
Release Date: 31th August.2018
Label: Hicktown Records
Distribution: Cargo Records
Songs: Kanu (16:16), Sago (16:48)
Genre: Cinematic Post-Rock
Charakteristika: Loopbased, Field-Recordings
Liveset: AV Performance (1Hz)
The self-titled debut record (released 31th August 2018) is the musical output of the Audiovisual Live
Performance 1Hz. It premiered in 2015 at the Kasseler Dokfest in the course of an artist in residency. 2015 was
also the founding year of the project 0101. However, best friends Carl und Daniel von Rüdiger can already
look back on almost two decades of collective music projects.
Meeting some post-rock tradition, the two songs of the record have together a length of 33 minutes.
By involving field-recordings the pieces reflect the work of the inhabitants in the village of Kambot, at the shore of the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. KANU documents the manufacture and transport of an dugout canoe and SAGO the harvesting and processing of the staple food Sago.
Vocals are used very sparely. In KANU a field-recording intermezzo lets the people of Kambot raise their
voices. SAGO too works with documentary voices and the looped line: ›einfach und schwer vs komplex
und leicht‹ (›simple and hard vs complex and easy‹). This text refers to the different living environment of a self-sustaining and a post-industrial society.
Daniel von Rüdiger recorded the field recordings and video footage, in the course of a social-documentary expedition. The combination of film and music is topic of his dissertation, in which 0101 is integrated as an artistic-research project.
The music was produced twice for different applications. It was recorded in a conventional studio
workflow for the documentary Kanu belong Keram, and in a live recording session for the upcoming release.
Fundamental for the live sound is the spatial acoustic of a huge factory building. This location was chosen, to archive a rough, live room sound. The room was miked, with close-up mikes used only as supplements. The mix was mastered on tape with a vintage Struder A80 ribbon machine.
Distinctive for the guitar sound are two old transistor amplifiers from the late 70s, as well as reverb and delay pedals. Carl bets on the combination of digital and analogue modules. The bass lines are played also with the guitar and pitched down by an octave. This signal is sent to a bass amp, which completes the stereo guitar amp setup.
Daniel von Rüdiger sets up his sample-drums with sequence software, using his field recordings to create a distinctive vibe. The result is an amalgam of sterile industrial sounds and agile noises. The spatial acoustic keeps both together and gives the digital percussion instruments its analogue touch.
For recording, editing, mixing and mastering 0101 work closely with Reinhard Gross, head of the studio
and label Hicktown Records. In cooperation with Hicktown the record will have a digital worldwide release, which is distributed by Cargo Records. Besides stream and download, the record will be issued as a 100-piece limited-edition vinyl. This will be an 180g individual printed art edition, available on request only.