Animals Remember Human

by German Army

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about

German Army, also known as GeAr, have been releasing music since 2011 from San Bernardino, California, slowly building a catalog that now includes more than 70 releases in various formats, while largely privileging the intimist and peculiar traits of the cassette output, more akin to their productions. Their music has been compared to industrial greats Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle, though it ranges widely from austere coldwave to surprising field-recorded experimentations. Its eclectic sound manipulation often emerges as a form of very personal research, being defined by the band itself as “a rhythmic sound collage that attempts to document what [I] find interesting in the world”.

With a varied output on labels like Genot Center, Field Hymns, Discrepant and Opal Tapes, Animals Remember Human is German Army’s latest, produced thanks to an EU/US collaboration between Quinto Mondo ambassadors Artetetra and the parallel world dwellers at Crash Symbols.

In this new album, German Army explores a world of possibilities scattered across abandoned old vinyl and a diverse catalog of tapes. Mainly starting from a selection of old archival albums and field recordings, as well as obscure world music LPs, they produce a series of vignettes. Working to build up a personal take on this or that selected cut, it creates an equally exotic and haunting landscape. Different trebly sounds, groovy compositions and primal arrangements create the fascinating and disorienting sensation of unexplained shards from some alien, prototypical civilization.

Animals Remember Human was arranged in the the year of the bird, according to the Audubon Society. It was composed as an ode to various critically endangered birds and their habitats (though the particulars are left mostly unspecified). Interestingly enough, for a work that feels deeply related to the disappearance of animals and the larger problems of erasure, the album was composed and recorded on a laptop that died immediately after the work was concluded.

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released March 13, 2020

Graphics by Ben Zoeller.
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Mastered by Luca Mucci

Cassette Pics by Emily Dodson.

Released by:
Artetetra [EU]
Crash Symbols [US].
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