Trigger Happiness . Groenland Orchester
1999. cd . dl
After their debut 12" ep, several compilation appearances (on Gagarin Records, Wachsender Prozess and Edition Stora) and performances at PopKomm and Battery Park Cologne as well as Berlin Atonal, Staubgold released the first cd by the Groenland Orchester from Hamburg.
"Groenland Orchester's contraptions are almost Rube Goldberg-ian in their ingenuity: gears turn, pistons pump, pulleys tug, dials spin, widgets widget - all working overtime to give you a taste of how it must feel to fall victim to a design whose dimensions dwarf one's sense of place in the universe. True, organized religion does the same thing. But Trigger Happiness is a lot more fun." (Gil Gershman in Motion)
Founded in 1998, the Groenland Orchester produces electronic pop music of a special quality, cleverly avoiding the aesthetic traps of common dance music. The duo's background in sound experimentation is obvious, but there's always room enough for simple and sweet melodies.
The orchestra's conductors are Reznicek (aka Reznicek, Nova Huta) and Jyrgen Hall (aka Gunter Adler). Reznicek (programming, orchestration, electric guitar) is already well-known for his experimental solo releases (on Staubgold, Odd Size, Wachsender Prozess and Meeuw Muzak), for his collaborations with Klangkrieg and Felix Kubin and for his "Las Vegas Show" with artist and painter Mariola Brillowska. Jyrgen Hall (programming, transfer, bass guitar) is a specialist for psycho-acoustics and psycho-physics.