You + Your D. Metal Friend
In 2015, Cico Beck ( joasihno, Aloha Input, the Notwist ) and Markus Acher ( the Notwist, Tied + Tickled Trio, Rayon ) started the project “You and your D.Metal friend” as a collective for improvisations and ideas apart from their other bands. They will experiment with different settings and instrumentations and will collaborate with other artists for the music and the cover-artwork.
For “sonnier”, their first recordings, they started with percussion instruments from around the globe, analogue synthesizers and all kinds of acoustic and electronic devices to layer music that sounds like the memory of gamelan, Minimal-techno, italian library-records and minimal electronic experimentation….all music, they listened to a lot before recording.
Their first record is on vinyl only (incl. download-code), limited to 300 for the world, and will not be repressed. It is packaged in heavy-cardboard-LP-covers from old second-hand records, they collected from their local record-stores with a screen-printed and numbered artwork glued on it, designed by Richard Greenan from kit-records, London, and printed by Senor Burns (Red Can ). Each cover is unique and handnumbered.