The 13th Tribe

1. Dream Hunters
2. Hawaiian Office I
3. Khazar
4. Can-nibals
I 5. Lofoten Part II
6. Can-nibals II
7. Ping-Pong Anthropology
8. Hawaiian Office II
9. Exhausted Pipes
rere 174 - CD 1992 - 58'02"

The music for the (self-built) PVC clarinets consist of single tones and melodic fragments which construct wide and pulsating soundscapes where the musicians of THE 13TH. TRIBE wander around, searching for hidden possibilities of enrichment and transformation into new, imaginary landscapes. Since 1984, Werner Durand is working with instruments which he has built out of PVC/Acryl and which are blown with mouthpices of trombones, clarinets or „neys" and are conjuncted with digital delay. He was born/lives in Germany and has studied Idian and Iranian classical music and has performed his own music and that of numerous new music composers. On this CD, he is accompanied by the well-known Norwegian saxophonist Erik Balke, who has performed extensively in Jazz improvisation contexts, created music for theatr and who has studied African and Balinese music; the Brasilian guitar player Silvia Ocougne, who has performed in countless musical settings including contemporary, Jazz, early music, Third Stream, Classical and Brazilian styles; and, as a guest musician, the Belgian percussionist Pierre Berthet who has performed within contemporary and improvised music and who has created homemade percussion instruments and sound installations.

Erik Balke Pan-Bone (1,2,7,8,9); B-flat PVC-Clarinet (1,2,5); B-flat PVC-Clarinet with Oil Can Resonator (4,6); Percussion Oil Can (3)
Werner Durand Pan-Ney (1,2,3,7,8,9); Pan-Bone (8,9), F PVC-Clarinet (5); F PVC-Clarinet with Oil Can Resonator (4,6)
Silvia Ocougne Hammered and plucked Acoustic-Guitars (2,3,4,6,8); Pan-cussion (1)
Pierre Berthet Bendir (8,9); Pipe Drum (5)

"The music is abstract-futurist and has an almost subliminal effect on the listener. Durand and his co-musicians use extracts from many types of folk music to paint a concentrated overwhelming and flowing soundscape. A groundbreaking album that is sensitive, melancholy an relaxing." (Saarlouiser Rundschau 12/92)

" Harmonic monotones, strongly rhythmic, almost ritualistic music played on instruments handmade out of PVC and Plexiglass that sound like the Didgeridoo. The monotony reminds one of minimal music, the strong harmonic construction of Moondog, the sound of the instruments of ethnic music and the psychedelic elements of industrial. One can hear all this and still not get to the core of 13th Tribe... Apity that I don't have any headphones." (Martin Büsser, ZAP no.59)