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inside-piano LP

Hronir Records, Limited edition of 470 copies (45 rpm); This vinyl LP is released in conjunction with a double CD on zeitkratzer records. The double CD contains different pieces which are not included in this vinyl release.
recorded by Ralf Meinz at Philharmonie Luxembourg, July 8-9, 2010 (Steinway D-274, Neumann U87, Neumann KM184)
mixed and mastered by Rashad Becker


“Friedl has developed his “inside piano” technique to such a level of delicacy and precision, that any anticipated distinctions between instrumental and electroacoustic music, or between improvisation and composition are dissolved or transcended”
[Stephen Robinson, The Wire Magazine]

Release Note Hronir Records:

This is the first solo release of zeitkratzer’s mastermind Reinhold Friedl. He teaches the grand piano how to sing and to sound like an orchestra, calling this new way of playing an old instrument “Inside-Piano”. Many listeners of zeitkratzer releases do not recognise particular sounds that come from the piano and thus cannot identify it. After listening to this release, the source will become clear and they will get a new idea of the instrument!

The good old grand piano plays aggressive noise attacks, choir-like symphonic movements, strange complex sound fibrillations, sometimes lighting up single prepared piano notes, juxtaposed with the tremendous bass of the nearly three-meter long strings...