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act 183.2 · imminent / synapscape · the revenge of the incredible three · 7" vinyl

ambush at gun creek, the arm of vengeance.

imminent / synapscape: the return of the incredible three. 7" vinyl. ant-zen act183.3

excerpt from mission report:

'...el paso to valentine to del rio. arrested three mexicans ... bootleggers. in absence of sheriff guarded them till his return. to ensign. called by attack of musician during a live concert. venue burned in fight. no arrests. brought musician to del rio. prevented lynching of hip hop musician. arrested sheriff. transferred hip hop musician to safe place. traced rumour of mexican raiders operating on this side border. unfounded. arrested white man with boatload of stolen musical tracks. chased an outlaw into mexico. killed our horses. no arrest. nursed maltreated idm musician. got him home over river. arrested four mainstream rock musicians for attacking him. shot two ... not fatally. called to ensign. no arrest. recorded a track. started with ambient synths. had to add broken beats and distorted vocals, but had to keep the rhythm straight. to del rio. arrested rioters in gambler's resort. chased them with posse. no arrests. recorded a second track. had to add more distortion to this one. decided to use a four-to-the-floor beat and a slide. to ensign, to cargo, to junction, to del rio after an outlaw and murderer ... was shot making arrest. jail torn down by his pals. wounded again in fight. had to kill the outlaw....'

- to be continued -

imminent / synapscape discography:
remix item. 10". ant-zen act78. 1998
screenwalking. cd-ep. ant-zen act103, 2000
screenwalking. 12" lp, hymen records ¥023, 2000
the incredible three. 7", ant-zen act183.1, 2004
the revenge of the incredible three. 7". ant-zen act183.2, 2005

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oliver moreau's project imminent starvation transformed into just imminent during 2000. since then he has released one album - sleepwalking - and this series of 7" singles under his new moniker, all collaborations with synapscape. synapscape - tim kneip and philipp münch - are more consistent, but not prolific, with their output, their last album act! being released in 2005 on ant-zen. both are respected rhythmic noise artists from the ant-zen roster, moreau falling more on the calmer atmospheric textural side of things and kniep and münch the aggressive no compromise side. revenge of the incredible three is the second 7" single in a series of three; the first being the incredible three and the last being the return of the incredible three. the fittingly titled "the arm of vengeance", whilst maintaining the wild west theme opens with radar zaps and an ominous approaching rumble. before long, barrages of conflicting distorted beats are battling to be heard over obscured and unintelligible vocals courtesy of synapscape. "the arm of vengeance" is the sort of track you might expect from two of ant-zen's most respected artists; noisy, manic beats and distortion. a meeting of minds resulting in dark, powerful structured chaos. "ambush at gun creek" is an interesting prospect and at least partially unexpected. a hybrid of plodding distorted mechanical beats and electric guitar twangs. as you might expect from the theme running throughout this trilogy, the guitar has a distinct western tinge but the track is not devoid of the classic noise imprint both bands are known for. (paul lloyd)

der medienkonverter
ok, sie haben sich zeit gelassen. doch rückblickend muss man sagen, dass dieses eine jahr doch recht schnell vorüber ging, denn nachdem man nun den dritten und letzten teil der "the incredible three"-trilogie in den händen hält, fragt man sich, wo die ganze zeit geblieben ist. aber es ist ja auch kein wunder, wenn die zeit dermaßen rast, bei so kurzweiliger mucke wie der von olivier moreau (imminent), tim kniep und philipp münch (synapscape). die drei haben zu einem letzten streich ausgeholt, der die beiden vorgänger würdig abschließt. "buffalo stampede" hört sich genau nach dem an, was der titel verspricht. bassig-blecherne beats, noisiges rauschen und tim knieps mal wieder fast bis zur unkenntlichkeit verzerrte stimme. der song geht runter wie stacheldraht. fast konträr dazu der letzte song der incredible three, sozusagen der abgesang. ungewohnt melodisch, mit einem genüsslichen pfeifen und beschaulichem tempo, aber trotzdem dem noise frönend, ist "one last ride" sicherlich der ruhigste aller tracks. hoffentlich schließen sich die drei bald wieder zusammen, um eine neue idee aus dem boden zu stampfen. solange stampft der hörer gedanklich durch den wilden westen, fährt mit dem planwagen durch die prärie und füttert sein grammophon mit den drei platten der cowboys.

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