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Donkey
"Big Sur"

CAT. #: ALP028

Hans Fjellestad: analog & digital synthesizers, sampler, electronics
Damon Holzborn: guitar, sampler, electronics

They come, riding fog, thirsty mules. A new breed with eyes on their arms, moving like hungry hunters, not yet poised to sleep. Inspecting valleys, terrain shifts, ambitions of the electric. Boasting blades and breathing machines, with ivory handles, and sharp edges. "Hares and boars: targets for today."

"Retractable springs under hooves make it pooible to leap. Mechanisms are easily accessed through a panel resting between the mules' ears, modifications can be made while riding. Leaps cover a span of up to a mile, though these settings are reserved for skilled riders. Not recommended for beginners, or persons with heart conditions. Apt to crick."
Item Description - From the Mule's Box

Some say one could leap and touch clouds, all in the mule's diet and proper spring adjustment. Reports of mid-air flipping mules have come from various parts of the empire, and numerous accidents have been recorded. Leaping mules will not enter the woods.

EXCERPT FROM: "ANIMALS & LEAPING" Page 63
by Manta Pux: Electropologist

Performing in such far-flung territories as California, the Pacific Northwest, Japan and Mexico, Donkey is keyboardist Hans Fjellestad and guitarist Damon Holzborn in a decade-long collaboration, exploring improvisation and noise art with an intensity just as capable of growling as it is signaling the landing of an alien spaceship.

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"OH, MEIN GOTT, ES IST RIESIG!" [OH MY GOD, IT IS ENORMOUS!]
- Rigo Dittman, Bad Alchemy

"Man muss sich nicht weit hinauslehnen, um diese Musik zu lieben..." [One does not have to stretch too far in order to love this music...]
- Volkmar Mantei, Ragazzi

"If electronic music can be described as energetic, then this album certainly is, leaping between towers of abstraction, dragging note clusters over cruelly sharp rough terrain, they mess around in the margins of an ever-playful train of sonic events. Not one corridor of possible sound combinations is left unexplored. In the way that people believe that an infinite universe may house an infinite possible lifeforms, so DONKEY explore all avenues... this is another triumph for this duo."
- Antony Burnham, Metamorphic Journeyman (UK)

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