'where's the rest of me ?" (1999, ADM Records)
'what's the use of crying when the wolves have arrived ?'(2001,
plus two tracks (Crisis as usual & Oscilloscope) on InPolySons
sampler 'No more, No Mouroir'
The Rest Of Me?
AA Kismet is a direct descendant of Dull Schicksal
and later 'The Rosebuds' and much of the material on this, their
first, CD had been recorded by Dull already or at least performed
live. The problem was that these songs were a bit to 'poppy' to
be included in the Dull repertoire. The main idea by this CD was
to make an un-ashamedly pop-album and become filthy rich. We succeded
on the first count and the reactions and reviews by those few
who have heard the CD agree with us completely.
And although this is much more commercial then anything made by
Dull, we fully understand (on second hearing) why we're not nominated
for any MTV-award or even its equivalent in Sexbierum, Friesland
(pop. 1500) The opening song did inspire and served as the music
for two short movies; 'Nee' By Segher Van Wijk and 'Questions
and answers' By Marieke vd Lippe.
AA Kismet did one tour
so far (see pictures), with the crew that played on the first
CD (Bob,Lukas, Eveline and Cor).The problem with playing live
is that Bob & Lukas don't live exactly next door (Rotterdam-South
of France) and with the second album, AA Kismet turned more or
less into a studio project. At the moment it's not really clear
if there will ever be a third AA Kismet album, as AA Kismet incarnated
& Bob & Eveline in Krsko
& Eveline in Krsko
Kismet in Italy
WHAT’S THE USE OF CRYING WHEN THE WOLVES
label : zzzzzz-records / Z6-991
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.
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.
Simonis (nl) lives in Rotterdam. Played/plays in Dull Schicksal,
Morzelpronk, Trespassers W, 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.
sound, floating.like a river.
bad elvis ;
part ‘take some uppers...' has also a noise guitar, mostly to
distinct it from the violon-melody part. to give it an totally
words ‘so let's hope for the best, let's be tender ghosts' should
be put 1 second later in the music and be very soft.
voice at the end doublked by you ? my voice at the start ; not
riffy-part after the intro should be twice as long, without the
singing but maybe with some balloon stuff and the screamchoir
now and then. it should become a (kinda minimalistic) built up
for the singing part.
end ; kinda like self mutation but different.
out as much to the end as possible
one guitar please
i lost my leg ;
instruments should sound BIGGER then on the rough mix. i like
a metallic ukelele-sound.
like the quiet minimal sound of this song as it was on the rough
mixes. the ebow-guitars in the background. just the voice could
be more IN the music then floating on top of it.
gonna get an extra accordeon track on this one.
finished allready i think.
de gata ;
sound as fear, wouldn't mind a kind of strumming/slide guitar
beginning of the rough mix is very good/with some voice mumbling
and the sounds of the guitar-plug. in the rest of the song, the
guitarnoise is not so important, it could maybe even be replaced
by (above mentioned)noises as made in the first verse
that fall ;
voice lacks a bit high
is not so bad as it sounds. i like the intro and sometimes the
don't like so much the singing part after the second chorus ‘a
flipout about lining up....” etc. and the noise at the end is
uninteresting as it is now. do what you like. (we recorded some
acoustic parts on the day i left)
stupid little song with the dutch lyrics. maybe something could
be added during the singing.
; phoebe jeebee will sing this one.
song ; trumpett by Pierre bastien (allready done) singing bij
is a dj ; i'm finishing this one now
Floss (the last song) pjb will singh. any other suggestions ?
first 4 songs on my cd are mixes ,just to give you an impression
is a dj
you have any ideas for God is a dj be my guest. it's a
strange little song like it is now.
a bit static. the voice should be like it is ; a bit cranked and
not too loud.
what you want with the overdubs. not sure about the synth.
eyeball we did a normal talking voice (and a little bit of processing
with it) and some sampled voices for the long part where nothing
happened much. it's abit back in the mix now but again; do as
maybe we could use the crying parts of me (with the original text,
off course not understandable) at the end, as a background for
the talking voice of Phoebe.
the rest i think this song should sound quite dynamic.
; this was a bit too low for Phoebe's voice. i still like it.
have to decide what's the best Pierre(trumpet)-part, there are
3 different versions on the other cd.
; hope you like it as much as i do. it needs some backing vocals
and maybe something else.
; we just did some accordeon and a bit of organ.
- backing vocals
goddj - hammond and bass organ
goddj - voice and acoordeon
goddj - other organ
goddj - synth
hope i did some reasonable overdubs. please let me know what i
did wrong if so.