Frank Paul Schubert and Isambard Khroustaliov met through their mutual friend and collaborator, Rudi Fischerlehner and have admired each others music ever since. 'That Would Have Been Decent’ is their first collaboration.
Recorded in one session after a brief rehearsal, it fuses together idiosyncratic networks of hardware electronics from the likes of Ciat-Lonbarde, Meng Qi, Klangbau Köln, Ieaskul F. Mobenthey, Mannequins, Endorphins and Verbos (amongst others) with software electronics and extended and mutated saxophone techniques into a series of anarchic, shamanic musical tales for our times.
An ode to DIY and hacker culture's salvaging and re-purposing of the burgeoning corporate "internet of shit” (that increasingly haunts our technologically mediated lives), ’That Would Have Been Decent’ takes the listener on a psycho-geographic tour of modernity's catharsis, rendered as nostalgic ditties for "the restaurant at the end of the universe".
released November 9, 2018
Frank Paul Schubert: Soprano Saxophone
Isambard Khroustaliov: Modular Synthesizer & Computer
Recorded in Berlin, March 2018
Mixed at Coda to Coda, London.
Mastered by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works, London.
‘Le Bonheur de Vivre’ by Marcus Weber
Photo by Daniela Wolf