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Sunflower Sutra . Spooky Attraction From A Distance


staubgold digital 14
2011. cd . dl

Unique South African singer, JULIANA VENTER (Mud Ensemble), and Bavarian innovator of modern music, JOSEPH SUCHY (Burnt Friedman, Ekkehard Ehlers, Reuber); present their beautifully mysterious debut album under the moniker Spooky Attraction From A Distance. Recorded in Berlin in 2010, "Sunflower Sutra" is a rich and diverse album - deep, fresh, harsh and far removed from any musical conventions. In Spooky Attraction From A Distance, Suchy and Venter have become an uncompromising unit that offers new concepts in combining improv, new music and folk. Their sound is unexpected and unpredictable, sensitive and emotional.

Spooky Attraction From A Distance

With her former group Mud Ensemble, classically trained singer Juliana Venter achieved cult status in South Africa during the 1990s. Through her activities in the anti-apartheid movement she stood at the forefront of social und musical developments in her homecountry. Her outstanding musical talent led to collaborations with musicians like Robert Wilcocks (Sleeping Dogs Wake) and Phil Winter (Tunng).

Joseph Suchy has played with, among others, FX Randomiz and Jan St. Werner (Mouse On Mars) in the group Four Square Logos as well as in the Freecore group Metall-Assemblague. Next to his solo performances, he is currently working as a studio musician for, among others, Burnt Friedman and Reuber. He has also collaborated with artists like David Grubbs, Ekkehard Ehlers and Niobe; and he was one of the founders of Cologne-based cult-improv-label Grob. Suchy composes music for theatre and has released three solo albums, most notably "calabi.yau" (staubgold 43 cd/dl/lp).