Commonly we won’t associate electro acoustic and noise music with this landscape, but most probably just because of some semi intelligent prejudices. After all we owe lots of brilliant and crazed electronic music to this state of rural isolation. Cluster, Michael Rother and Embryo preferred tweedy surroundings, so did the Kosmische Kuriere in their Swiss exile. Indeed these bands may represent references for his work, butLind Bohm opted not for the simple way celebrating the heroes of the 70’s.
Lind Bohm merely concentrate on a reconstruction of these audio experiments, than to copying good old and well known krautisms. So “Kraut” stands for rather sound and production aesthetics and refer to unexploited potentials in this field of audio creation (ambiguously track title like “Faust im Nacken” support that aspect).
Though you can find some “clicks” and “glitches”, but most of the sonic material hits you like the full dose of audio tape manipulation and old analogue equipment. Lind Bohm definitely stand out in the bunch of similar noise artists. Call it Avantgarde if you want. Especially when you remember this very special branch of fine arts with grand earnings for electronic music: fluxus!
SKUG (Vienna, 2009), www.skug.at