WHAT'S THE USE OF CRYING WHEN THE WOLVES HAVE ARRIVED
label : zzzzzz-records / Z6-991
This is the second cd by the dutch/american duo AA Kismet. Their firstborn (where's the rest of me ?) was an attempt to make the perfect pop-record (under their conditions), on this second cd they've abandoned that noble attempt. Recorded and produced in a barn in the countryside in the south of France it sounds somewhat in between advanced lo-fi and sloppy perfectionism. The main theme was to write within song-like structures, but they took the liberty to ignore those at moments of their own choice.
Bob Drake (usa) currently lives in france but used to work as a soundtechnician in Los Angeles as a favorite of many hip-hop acts, amongst others Ice Cube, who even swears at him on one of his cd's. He also worked for Peter Sellars, Ike & Tina Turner, Quincy Jones and others. His own music was allways more experimental. Apart from his solo work he played in The Nudes, the 5 uu's, Thinking Plague, the Science group and Hail.
Lukas Simonis (nl) lives in Rotterdam. Played/plays in Dull Schicksal, Morzelpronk, Trespassers W, Liana Flu Winks, Coolhaven and other groups. Lately he mainly made electronic and improvised music, working together with people like; Ann La Berge, Paulo Angeli, Jon Rose, Pierre Bastien and The Bohman Brothers.