Three:four is happy to introduce you to its first totally Swiss record. Although half of the label is based in Lausanne, we haven’t had the opportunity to work with local bands before. Consider it done with this new record that gathers the cream of the scene from Romandy. Their discographies are proof enough of the vast musical universe they evolve into, with a tendency for all experimentations.
Bio + Larkian + Les Poissons Autistes’s record is the result of a remote collaboration that occurred through the exchange of files between those three Swiss bands from the experimental and electroacoustic scene. Within seven tracks, the musicians explore and mix up their various backgrounds, going from folk to electro, through jazz, post-rock, metal, country-western, classical music and even Mongolian traditional folklore, with a lot of noise in the midst. All that could be summed up by the fifth track: “Vous faites vraiment trop chier” (which translates roughly as: « You fuckers »).
Mastered by Julien Grandjean at Jetlag Studio in Vevey, this release is a 500 CD edition that comes in recycled cardboard digifile format, printed by Stumptown Printers. The cover was made by Didier Oberson and the result is just astounding.
Presented in the Tartaruga house style, (thick recycled cardboard gatefold sleeve), this release features a beautiful screen-printed design from Bruno Jones, in bright Phthalo Green. The CD comes with a two-colour screen-printed foldout insert, again featuring illustration from Bruno Jones, printed on high quality Pergamenata paper.
Each CD is numbered from 1 to 200.
With The Rules of Another Small World, M. Ostermeier has arrived at an elegant voice – otherworldly and strangely beautiful, much like the desolate Taiwanese San-Zhr Pod Village gracing the album cover.
While elements of electroacoustic, modern classical, jazz, glitch, drone, ambient, and even lounge weave in and out of the record’s eleven compositions, The Rules of Another Small World is the converse of an eclectic collection of songs.
Inside the book: 36-pages from Internet monsters Everything Is Terrible!; interviews with musician Robert Scott (the Clean, the Bats) and writer Amelia Gray; music profiles of S. Fla’s finest, The Jacuzzi Boys, and UK ’90s cult band Disco Inferno; fiction by Stacey Levine; photographs by Ted Barron and Gracie Remington; art by Saul Chernick, Pavel Tchelitchew, Cassie Ramone, Ilyas Ahmed.