Angel is the collaborative project of Dirk Dresselhaus (commonly known as Schneider TM) and Ilpo Väisänen (1/2 of Pan Sonic). In Transmediale Angel, supported on cello by Hildur Gudnadottir, get in sync for a single unbroken journey into Drone Noise. This CD, recorded live at the Club Transmediale, Berlin in February 2004, is an intrigating introspection of the minds of some of the most interesting noise activists these days.
Ilpo Väisänen is one half of the Finnish duo Pan Sonic. He is also recording under the moniker Piiri. An infernal composer, his compositions are significant contributions to the reserach of exprimental sounds. He has played with many artists aside of Mika Vainio : Alan Vega, Bruce Gilbert, CM Von Hausswolff, Erkki Kurenniemi and John Duncan.
Dirk Dresselhaus, Afer the Hip Young Things which ended in 1997, Dirk, aka Schneider, has been an active member of the bands Locust Fudge, Pancake, Dr. Drek and over all Schneider TM, his most elegant electro-acoustic project. He also founded the intrtigating duo Mr. Schmuck’s Farm, an instrumental electro-acoustic freeform project together with cellist Hildur Gudnadottir from Iceland, who sometimes joins the drone-outfit of Angel.
Hildur Gudnadottir. Icelandic « angel » and cello player, she collaborated with most of the well known outfits coming out from this isolated country. She is part of the Kitchen Motors collective along with internationally renowned composer Johann Johannsson. In 2004, after few gigs with Angel, an album with Schneider, she played live for the first time with Pan Sonic, and collaborated on the last album of the duo.
released September 1, 2006
recorded at club transmediale 02.04.2005
dirk dresselhaus – oscillator, effects, feedbacks
ilpo väisänen – oscillator, effects, feedbacks
hildur gudnadottir - cello
recording: eric mattson
cover photo: ilpo väisänen
design and inside photos: eric mattson
mastering: john sellekaers www.metarc.com