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a direct sensuous pleasure

by rant

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stelze 06:04
verwirkt 03:02
ember 03:51
tinkla eins 01:30
rauhn 05:42
schley 04:17
oberlicht 02:44
tinkla zwei 01:58
spanmenge 04:34
weile 05:16
spule 02:46


"this is a deconstruction of mainstream music."
neo-zine (usa)

in october 2006, two years after their critically acclaimed debut album "seumsund / sundseum", duo rant releases its second cd "a direct sensuous pleasure". still the amazing duo of drums and guitar, merle bennett and torsten papenheim enter new territories of music and form without leaving the former spirit of their music forgotten. "a direct sensuous pleasure" is a very matured work of music which explores the more rhythmical and extroverted path of the duo. the new songs were not only developed and worked out in the studio, but as well, and more importantly, tested and fine tuned in live performance.


released October 1, 2006

written and performed by rant
rant is merle bennett on drums and torsten papenheim on guitar

recording: june 9th 2006, rainer robben, audio cue tonlabor, berlin
photo & layout: axel haller


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rant Berlin, Germany

rant exists since 2004 and explores the possibilities of duo playing to the extreme and has developed a very unique musical identity. The interlocked play of Merle Bennett (drums) and Torsten Papenheim (guitar) creates an exciting balance between precision and playfulness, groove and looseness, sound and song. Each piece creates a very specific musical world. ... more

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