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rand are renowned pianist Jan Gerdes, who has worked with Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Wolfgang Rihm and Helmut Lachenmann among others, and electronic music producer Frank Bogdanowitz aka Dr.Nojoke, who has been touring worldwide with his experimental, deep minimal techno since 2005. For four years rand have been working on a fusion of the acoustic and electronic sound worlds and now present their debut album Peripherie, nine tracks on CD, seven on vinyl, recorded live with no overdubs in 2019 at Berlin's Chez-Cherie Studios then mixed and mastered by Andrea Cichecki. For the recordings, Jan Gerdes had three pianos at his fingertips. The pieces were created partly through improvisational processes during rehearsals, partly based on piano compositions by Jan Gerdes. In Peripherie, the atmospheres of the tracks are characterized by zones of musical events away from the conventional limelight, in which diffused things happen, musical elements emulsify, clear things dissolve, are covered up or stand abruptly and harshly next to others. Peripherie focuses on musical edges that blur in a fluid indeterminacy and let sharp lines become a wide ocean; piano and electronics embark on a journey between being free and being lost, between detachment and connection. rand have released EPs "I" and "II" on Bandcamp, a one-hour music improvisation in the POOLcast series of The POOL Berlin collective and contributed a track to the sampler "I hope this finds you well in these strange times Vol. 4" on the London-based label Nonclassical last year, Peripherie represents the next step on the international stage. Cover painting by Jan Gerdes Tracklisting A1 Hoola 5:20 A2 Drangsal 7:35 A3 9.3. 3:53 A4 Siegfried 2.0 4:24 B1 Permanent Green 7:28 B2 Blood Moon 7:12 B3 San Gimignano 5:35 Drifting, Almost Falling: "Utilising space, silence, electroacoustic frameworks and tones, rand take minimal piano notes and re-purpose them into a sound world that has an eerie and slightly ominous feel." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWNkRc8vMUU&feature=youtu.be

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