This non standard project of Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer – whose name you are already familiar with because of their other music projects such as Sieg Über Die Sonne, Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Sun Electric –, nsi. might be one of the most underrated projects ever which was featured on the nowadays rather moribund Finnish Sähkö Recordings. Up until this record, both Freund and Loderbauer have been actively involved in the techno scene, so this release is not only a spruce endeavour into something more clean, more experimental, but also a revolutionary yet simple way to sonic catharsis. The music is based on the sounds of the piano played by Loderbauer and the subtle electronics provided by Freund, with the help of his Roland DEP 5 and Roland TR-808 machines. The result is 23 small pieces – ethereal and startling at the same time, since once the sounds leave their instruments, they obstinately start to live their own lives.
Artist: nsi. (Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer)
Title: Non Standard Institute Plays Non Standards
Label: Sähkö Recordings
Tags: Modern Classical, Piano, Ambient
Format: CD, Album
Release Date: September 2007