© & Ⓟ by Strotter Inst. & Everest Records, 2018
Music by Strotter Inst.
Dubplates cut by FloKa at flokason, Solothurn
Mix by Hess & Adi Flück at CentralDubs, Bern
Mastering by Adi Flück at CentralDubs, Bern
Mastercut by Adi Flück at CentralDubs, Bern
Handmade lead-out groove by Strotter Inst.
Graphic by Philipp Thöni, Blackyard Bern
Strotter Inst. - Entortung
Strotter Inst. plays with the mechanics of turntables as a physical instrument, rather than a record player. For more than two decades he has been avoiding using other people’s records, except when asked to do remixes. With “ENTORTUNG” (loosely translated as DELOCATION) there’s – after the album “MISZELLEN” – a second change of heart. He has decided again to take stems and elements from others, but this time from classical composers, and warp and abuse them in a variety of ways.
Each of the three tracks bears the name of the composer and the title of the misused piece as an anagram. While as a concept this might suggest that “ENTORTUNG” is raw, sharp and analogue, the result is none of those things. The raw ingredients are not credited and it’s generally hard to distinguish where the original material ends and Strotter Inst.’s reworkings begin. There are dark industrial synthwave elements, there’s drone, there’s noise and found sound, there’s aspects of super-slow techno and there is more.
The predominant mood is tense and ominous and there’s a lot of prevailing space. It’s a coherent body of work and it feels very cohesive, like one flowing mood.
Side | is ending in a locked groove whilst Side __ is ending in a handmade lead-out groove.
The three tracks were originally created for the Lucerne Festival @ KKL Lucerne and have been showed at the Museum of Art Lucerne as three video-installations in combination of three cut-up movies rearranged by Strotter Inst. These movies can still be found in the world wide web….
Loeslichen Krach – “Reglos – landab (Groesse zischend)”
Nabel Grab – “Dreist suchte er Roecke”
Vater Skepsis – “Storch balancierte frische Treue”