From a voyage to Africa Bill Laswell brought with him two things: Some DATs
full with material for an Ethnic oriented collaboration and - a *cold*. After a
day with Bill in the studio coughing his way through the recording sessions
Pete felt that he had the cold as well...a strange virus and nobody was safe
from it...within days the whole FAX environment had a cold and so the whole
production process was slowed down. This influenced this Electronic Sonata as
there was automatically "more time" to re-listen to the elements being used and
FABiA Kuhlmann had her recording debut with a nadhaswaram intro. This virus was
special... in the evening you felt like Dark Ambient at 0.5 BPM and in the
morning nothing could be energetic enough...a quite different music found its
way to the CD. African and Indian music on and off...beats on and
off...monochrome soundscapes...quite a virus...
(Pete Namlook & Bill Laswell)
Electronic Sonata with a Cold Loved by Nature...