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Jaki Liebezeit & Burnt Friedman
Burnt Friedman & João Pais

João Pais Filipe (drums) and Burnt Friedman (electronics) ultimately hypnotize their audience by activating cosmic mechanics. Both refer to it as „automatic music“, yet their focus is on playing and exploring rare rhythmic modes; in Friedman`s terms: “We organize pressure mediation according to mother nature.“ Friedman & Pais left behind the consensus–artificial–paradise of cultural musical idioms, developing an immersive, archaic next level–dance music, deeply rooted in natural laws of motion.
João Pais Filipe (born 1980) is a gong–building, cymbal–smithing drummer/percussionist from Porto. Known for his solo releases, he has also been working with HHY & The Macumbas, CZN, Paisiel, and has collaborated with Z’EV, Fritz Hauser and Manongo Mujica.
2 new “Secret Rhythms”–contributions, recorded in 2016 and played lived frequently, are inscribed to side B of this fiftieth Nonplace release. Over the past 20 years “Secret Rhythms” has become the leading Nonplace trademark. Central to the “Secret Rhythms”– concept is Liebezeit’s radical “drum code”. Jaki Liebezeit (1938-2017) numbers among the world’s foremost drummers. Between 1968 and 1978, playing as a founding member of the legendary Can, he produced rhythms to be heard nowhere else, anticipating by many years the loops of modern club music. His delicate and peerlessly precise drum sound is audible in countless studio productions by a range of artists from Conny Plank to Jah Wobble, from Eno to Depeche Mode. But by the early 1990s Liebezeit felt he had exhausted the possibilities of conventional drums. He made a radical break, and began to re-define, or re-invent, what drumming was about.
Jaki Liebezeit“That explains why I’ve meanwhile abandoned conventional drums, the standard American kit. I looked around for something different, and now I just play drums. People keep saying my drumming is so reduced, but there’s nothing minimalist about the way I play, I just leave out the superfluous stuff.”
This “Eurydike” EP must be viewed as an intermediate phase in an on-going process. The tracks are not finished, completed pieces that permit no further alteration, nor do they correspond to the idea of an original with unmistakable identity. On the contrary: permutability is their salient feature, and they are built according to a plan that follows natural laws.

Burnt Friedman & João Pais
A1 Out Of Ape
A2 Fibres Of P

Jaki Liebezeit & Burnt Friedman
B1 Eurydike
B2 Star Wars


Friedman & Liebezeit, Barcelona 2012