Electric Chair + Table (2000)
The all-star experimental electronics ensemble, apart from giving three concerts in three days, recorded two non-public sessions. From the seven hours of recorded material, two members of the MIMEO, Marcus Schmickler and Rafael Toral, each edited one disc. (All music guide)
Grob (Köln, Germany), GROB.206/7 (2CD, 2000)
The Music In Movement Electronic Orchestra (MIMEO) presents a double CD with recordings made at the Cologne “Jack Pohl presents…” festival in December 1998. Marcus Schmickler and Rafael Toral each edited one CD from the seven hours of live material. After the documentation CD queue (GROB 005, now available on Perdition Plastics), there are now versions of the live recordings edited in the studio. The egos of the producers do not stand in the center, rather the effort, the essence to filter and bundle these improvisations. And actually: the music is purer, uncut MIMEO sound. The possibilities of electronic or electro-acoustic improvisation between lap tops and amplified metal junk are brought to their essence by the musicians in a strict but extremely finely differentiated design. MIMEO: Keith Rowe, Phil Durrant, Kaffe Matthews, Jérôme Noetinger, Gert-Jan Prins, Cor Fuhler, Thomas Lehn, Marcus Schmickler, Markus Wettstein, Christian Fennesz, Peter Rehberg and Rafael Toral.