ECHOKRANK (DE) is a duo infernale from Berlin consisting of Brezel
Göring and a man called "Hotleg" who create a similarly crude and
impulsive blend of Dub, Breaking Glass, Tempo, New Wave, action film
soundtrack and 50s Musique Conrète. The mixing ratio holds a dodgy
ECHOKRANK shine a light on the ugly side of the entertainment industry,
getting moody people in the mood. The declared goal of this music is to
bring chaos to order. It is an official tribute to the irregular, the
classic freakout: sound tremors don't rebel against the lack of
innovation but against the audio events themselves. If it's true that
today's defects will be tomorrow's successes, then these are the
defective hotshots of tomorrow. Always too much and never enough, going
over the top, no matter how far, reducing to the max: these foundations
make or break the whole affaire.
ECHOKRANK raise ambiguity to an art form. Their songs meander, and
consciously induced no-win-situations arise based on the understanding
that nothing is more senseless than economic competition and the
bourgeois inclination to conformity. We become witnesses to an unstable
whole which could perish at any time. Anti-music and gliding tones pass
the deformed musical key from hand to hand, unlocking the floodgates to
an inferno of irresponsibility. The band seems to be contented: "At
least this keeps the idiots away from us".
And what remains? – our hearing suffered.
Listening is a matter of attitude.