Marcos Fernandes, Hans Fjellestad, Haco, Jakob Riis
Haco Hans Jakob Marcos
Marcos Fernandes - drums, percussion
Hans Fjellestad - synthesizer
Haco - voice, toys, electronics
Jakob Riis - powerbook
It may seem unlikely for these four intrepid musicians from different parts of the globe to find themselves together in a Tijuana recording studio. But Haco (Japan), Hans (California), Jakob (Denmark) and Marcos (Japan/California) are accustomed to such strange circumstances. The idea (and hope) was to discover some new and spontaneous methods for mixing electronics and acoustic instruments between experienced players from different cultural locations and with very different voices. Jakob and Hans can communicate in an unusual code called danish, while Marcos and Haco have their own uncrackable code called japanese. But all four artists were able to find a common musical language, a kind of theme and variations, intentionally using limited material to explore musical moments from the inside out and create a unique atmosphere; sometimes chaotic and aggressive, often minimalist and contemplative. Their invented music appears on this cd exactly as it did during the studio session, so listeners can follow along with the conversation and interpret for themselves.