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boomkat writes: Dadaist poetry and music from German artist Ana Berkenhoff and ONO capo Michael Holland ov Islington Mill, Salford. In tribute to Kurt Schwitters - a core influence on the ONO label - Ana riffs on his parody of a love poem, 'An Anna Blume' set to wobbly lower case electronics in six parts. Between them, they blur the lines between poetry and tone poem, with Manchester's answer to Peter Pan coaxing out a gauzy spectrum of eccentric small sounds, lopped beats and radiophonic quarks matched for quirkiness by Ana's contributions; from glossolalic rambles to English translations of the Schwitters' text, because "it is unbearably cheesy in my mother tongue…" according to the artist herself.


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Loyal Piccadilly Records customers will be familiar with Ono by now, if you're not I suggest you read some of the reviews on our website of their releases to date. Put simply, Ono is the North West's and possibly England's greatest DIY label / art project. A labour of love by Michael Holland, it's been the platform for many low-key artists hidden in the shadows and without it, it could be argued, the world would be a much more miserable place! Anyway, with great excitement I glanced at the latest release to see no other than head honcho Michael Holland listed in the production credits! This is the first time I've heard Michael's music, having grown up viewing his art collages and work with print since I can remember. A fellow 'freak from the hills' I was intrigued to see what he'd put to 'wax' (or CDR in this case). I wasn't disappointed. Joined by Ana Berkenhoff and sounding a little like an Eccentronic Research Council meets Raymond Scott's Mahattan Research Inc meets Cluster, this is a collection of poetry, electronics and improvisation woven together like a tapestry and drawing you in like a tense but beautifully shot thriller. Clangers-esque theramin sine tones, ethnic percussion, multi-lingual poetry, mangled strings - a plethora of idents from an all manner of subversive stylings. Recorded over many days March - April 2015 W/ Roland 303 Groovebox, Zoom H4 Fostex 160 Multitracker, Samplr, Trichord, Plumbutter, Steel on Foam and Littlebits.This is brilliant! I'd thoroughly recommended more reading here: diskono.jimdo.com/ono-shop/


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released August 28, 2015

instruments: Ana & Michael
arrangements: Ana Berkenhoff
mastering: Sam Weaver

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JC Decaux Manchester, UK

JCDecaux started off as an audio visual project by Michael Holland & Rachel Margetts looking at the usefulness of books and the changing way in which books are used. Our first gig was at the afterhours event at Manchester Central Library in May 2015.

JCDecaux then became an umbrella for collaborations between Michael Holland and other artists releasing music on his ONO label from Manchester.
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Track Name: Miss Flower
Eve Blossom,
Kurt Schwitters' own translation of "An Anna Blume"

Oh thou, beloved of my twenty-seven senses, I love thine! Thou thee
thee thine, I thine,
thou mine, we?
That (by the way) is beside the point!
Who art thou, uncounted woman, Thou art, art thou?
People say, thou werst,
Let them say, they don't know what they are talking about.
Thou wearest thine hat on thy feet, and wanderest on thine hands,
On thine hands thou wanderest
Hallo, thy red dress, sawn into white folds,
Red I love Eve Blossom, red I love thine,
Thou thee thee thine, I thine, thou mine, we?
That (by the way) belongs to the cold glow!
Eve Blossom, red Eve Blossom what do people say?
PRIZE QUESTION: 1. Eve Blossom is red,
2. Eve Blossom has wheels
3. what colour are the wheels?
Blue is the colour of your yellow hair
Red is the whirl of your green wheels,
Thou simple maiden in everyday dress,
Thou small green animal,
I love thine!
Thou thee thee thine, I thine, thou mine, we?
That (by the way) belongs to the glowing brazier!
Eve Blossom,eve,
E - V - E,
E easy, V victory, E easy,
I trickle your name.
Your name drops like soft tallow.
Do you know it, Eve?
Do you already know it?
One can also read you from the back
And you, you most glorious of all,
You are from the back as from the front,
E-V-E.
Easy victory.
Tallow trickles to stroke over my back
Eve Blossom,
Thou drippy animal,
I
Love
Thine!
I love you!!!!