RUTGER HAUER / SCATMAN CROTHERS
MASTERS aka Christos Fanaras & M. K. Hauser (Miklos Kemecsi) continue their exploration of imaginary film music with their latest 7" 'Rutger Hauer / Scatman Crothers'. This time channeling the spirits of the titular actors into a pair of fantasy/sci-fi tinged neo-kraut instrumentals.
A follow up to the double vinyl LP 'Acid Witch Mountain' co-released in 2014 by Adaadat
& Ego Twister records.
Miklos Kemecsi is of Hungarian and Swedish descent, he formed art rock outfit Agaskodo Teliverek in 2005. They went on to release two albums and a seven inch on Adaadat and extensively toured the UK & Europe sharing the stage with acts like Les Georges Leningrad, Trencher, DAT Politics, Kap Bambino, J.G. Thirlwell, Max Tundra and Lightning Bolt. Culminating in a performance supporting Siouxsie Sioux at the
BBC Electric Proms. Miklos Kemecsi also works as a visual artist under the nom de plume M.K. Hauser.
Christos Fanaras originally from Greece has been performing under the name
since 2006, and has recorded and released 7 solo CD albums on his own imprint Down Is Up.
He also played bass guitar in Agaskodo Teliverek,
bass and synth in Mothlite,
drums in hypnagogic anti-band Temper Temper,
and is currently a member of Moon Ra.
He has shared the stage with musicians such as Alexander Tucker, Charles Hayward, Adam Bohman, Carla Bozulich, Alex Ward and Steve Noble and with bands such as Die Munch Machine, Grumbling Fur, Time and Sunday Mourning.
Drums on 'Rutger Hauer' were provided by Shenggy Shen, a former member of China's first all-female punk band Hang on the Box.
She was also a member of the experimental duo White
whose self titled debut was produced by
Together with Christos Fanaras she performs in the psychedelic drone combo Elephant House.
"Music leads to memories. Some songs and albums when you hear them again will remind you of the times when you first immersed yourself in them. This deep-seated memory of music is what makes us come back to it and what enhances the experience of listening... Acid Witch Mountain is a bold and intriguing piece of work."
D. R. Pautsch (Soundblab)
"Acid Witch Mountain by Masters comes across as psychedelic film music - all instrumental, all hinting at retro territories, with lots of surf guitar, 'sixties guitar, fuzz guitar, clattering drums and thunking bass... Fans of retro cinema will lap up this great album, which is superbly arranged and orchestrated. Excellent."
Simon Lewis (Ptolemaic Terrascope)
"A film score to a movie that doesn't exist. It will leave you scared, while I jump into a cab to a fashionable East London venue that I won't be let into."
Tom Ravenscroft (New Statesman)
"This is exactly the kind of sound you'd hear in one of the many so-bad-yet-so-good sci-fi epics Hauer paid the bills with when we wasn't flogging Guiness..."
Ian McQuaid(Ransom Note)
7" Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies) Due for release August 2015.
Tracklisting : (Click on the titles to play the tracks)
SIDE A :
01. rutger hauer
SIDE B :
01. scatman crothers
All music & production by Christos Fanaras and M. K. Hauser.
Drums on 'Rutger Hauer' by Shenggy Shen.
Design by Bjørn Hatleskog.