Next week, on October 10, KRAAK will put out a new release. In most cases, this is a rather slow process: we invite somebody to play a concert, we keep in touch, start to ask for more recordings and, eventually, a record comes out of these ongoing conversations and meet ups. This might also explain why KRAAK is such a ‘slow’ label with a somewhat ‘low’ output. Still, we do maintain a highly personal relationship with the artists featured in our catalogue, which also explains why some of them continue releasing their work here. In the case of the cassette by Italian but Berlin-based self-taught composer Giorgio Dursi, it was the other way around. Like many other labels, we get quite a lot of unsolicited demos in our mailbox and hardly have time to go through them all (same old story, I know). But it turns out that the Soundcloud link to this guy’s music got stuck in my browser, and I found myself returning to it a few times a day while hassling with the lump of rather boring things to do here at our HQ. As one thing led to another, we’ve now reached the point where we can celebrate a new release! Since I didn’t know the man behind this music in person, I thought a short write-up at the AG was the best way to remedy this. I sent him a few thoughts and related questions I’ve been elaborating on personally lately.
Over-elaboration of memorized information: meeting Giorgio Dursi's Intestinocephalo