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Alex's Hand "K​ü​nstler Schei​ß​e"

by R.A.I.G. Records

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Will I'm surprised they didn't mention Faust. Basically modern day RIO, if that's your thing. Not like Art Zoyd, more like Zappa and maybe the more hectic side of Stormy Six. Favorite track: Slave.
Samba 10:19
Oh Bill 05:56
Trained 02:46
Slave 14:27
Back to Evan 00:49
Evans Lips 08:48
Habibs 11:33


"Künstler Scheiße is a Major Work with a capital M and W. Comparisons with Frank Zappa, Mr Bungle, and The Mars Volta are valid but don’t really tell you much. Sections of willful and difficult complexity are offset by chaotic improvisation, non-sequitur stylistic shifts, and goofy humorous touches that continually defy expectations. This is epic prog for the attention deficit crowd, building numerous seemingly unrelated sections into lengthy suites and not coming off like some kind of digital collage... This is a seemingly endless fountain of ideas, and from what I’ve heard, they’ve got more in the works already. Every hill they climb is a little higher than the one before, and the territory ahead is covered by fog until you get closer, revealing a still-higher summit. Don’t miss out on this, and if the first listen leaves you baffled, give it another." – by Jon Davis at "Exposé" (USA)


released August 5, 2016

ALEX'S HAND "Künstler Scheiße" CD (cardboard folder) is available to purchase directly @ R.A.I.G. web-store (www.raig.ru/cot.asp) | $13.00 + shipping

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Alex’s Hand
(with the exception of “Trained” composed by Stephen Barnes)

Nic Barnes – Drums, Percussion, Vox
Kellen Mills – Bass, Vox, Synth, Found Sounds, Electronical Touchups
Ben Reece – Electric Guitar, Vox
Max Steiner – Electric Guitar
Rieko Okuda – Keys, Synth

Additional personnel:
Carl Andrew O' Sullivan (Vox)
Johannes Schleiermacher (Flute, Baritone and Tenor Saxophones)
Charlotte BirkenHauer (Vibraphone)
Peter Kuhnsch (Hand Percussion, Whistles, Bells)
Rob Mattessi (Trumpet)
Otto Horvath (Trombone)
Stephen Barnes (Piano)

Recorded by Alex’s Hand and Mike Sopko
Produced and Mixed by Alex’s Hand
Mastered by Allan Shotter
Cover art by Helen Lord

ALEX'S HAND on Facebook - www.facebook.com/alexshandband
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