Bat English

by The Elks

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released May 11, 2017

The Elks
Liz Allbee - trumpet
Kai Fagaschinski - clarinet
Billy Roisz - electronics & e-bass
Marta Zapparoli - tapes, reel to reel tape machine & devices

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The Elks came together for the first time in Berlin in 2014. In 2016 they had the chance to climb upon a few stages, and two of those live encounters were caught on tape. The A-Side of Bat English gives a good glimpse of their thrilling live set at the Konfrontationen Festival in
Nickelsdorf, Austria. A few months later the quartet travelled to Geneva to play an intimate show at the touring musician’s favourite Cave12, as heard on Side B.

From the experimental music scenes of Berlin and Vienna one might expect a rather reduced and elegant sound world. But these Elks have other ideas in store, and don’t mind to get their antlers a little dirty. There is no fear here of the loud, the dramatic, or on occasion, some boorish braying. Though they may still tip-toe gently on their hooves or whistle a delightful tune to mock some clueless humans.

"Bat English" is the second album by The Elks, coming out as a fast and sweet limited tape release. Next up for the Elks is their soon-to-be-released debut album "This Is Not The Ant" (CD on Mikroton Recordings in Autumn 2017).

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All music by The Elks
A-Side recorded by Hans Holler live at Konfrontationen, Nickelsdorf on July 21st, 2016
B-Side recorded by Benouz live at Cave12, Geneva on October 12th, 2016
Edited and Mixed by Liz Allbee and Kai Fagaschinski
Mastered by Dieter Kovacic
Cover artwork by Liz Allbee
Layout by Marta Zapparoli
Antler drawing by Kai Fag...
Many thanks to Hans F., Friederike, Hans H., Sixto, Marion, Yvonne, Benouz and Dieter

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Liz Allbee: lizallbee.net
Kai Fagaschinski: kylie.klingt.org
Billy Roisz: billyroisz.klingt.org
Marta Zapparoli: martazapparoli.blogspot.de

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The Elks Berlin, Germany

The Elks are Liz Allbee (trumpet), Kai Fagaschinski (clarinet), Billy Roisz (electronics & e-bass) and Marta Zapparoli (tapes, reel to reel tape machine & devices).

The Elks are an experimental, electro-acoustic quartet from Berlin (3/4) and Vienna (1/4) founded in 2014. They played concerts in D, CH and AT and plan to conquer the rest of world very soon.
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