[CP 238 CD] MentocomeCreel Pone
CP 238 CD
Privately issued on the band's own Giraffe imprint at some point in the early 80s, this, the lone outing by the duo of Axel Grube (later of Mutterfunk) & Rainer Rabowski (proprietor of the fantastic Klar! 80 tape series, and alongside Charly Morrow & Grube, the core of Roter Stern/Star/Belgrad) under their Mentocome alias is a beguiling assortment of exceedingly minimal figures for synth & metallic pinging echo that is about as far away from the contemporaneous Zickzack scene as you can possibly imagine.
Presaging much of the coming wave of digital sound design by a good decade plus, the tracks herein dovetail between perceivable low-end rhythms and tiny fragments of clipped sound designs that are eerily prescient of the more conceptual aspects of Mille Plateaux and Raster/Noton etc. In fact, I can only really think of the Nuno Canvarro "Plux Quba" LP as something being in anywhere near the same orbit as this, and even that's a stretch! This Creel Pone replica edition recreates the album's original aesthetics; all faint drum-scan reductions of tributaries and brachium along with the outsize insert displaying the duo's post-Wilhelm-Reich ethos/manifesto.