MI CORAZƓN (MAM02, 2019)

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Title: Mi CorazĆ³n
Format: Vinyl Single & download code, Linolprint
Limited Edition: 200

A-Side: Where do the flies go at night? (5:07)
Lyrics: Natascha Gangl
Music: Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander)

B-Side: Mi CorazĆ³n (4:55)
Lyrics: Natascha Gangl
Music: Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander)Cover Drawings: Maja Osojnik & Natascha Gangl
Graphics & Linocut: Maja Osojnik
Recorded & Mixed by Rdeča Raketa
Mastered by Martin Siewert

Catalogue number: MAM02
all rights reserved by Natascha Gangl & Rdeča Raketa
supported by SKE-Fonds & Kunstradio ā€“ Radiokunst (Ɩ1)


Wendy, horse, death, Mexico, loss, battle, violence, tenderness, discipline, dream.

Language beomes sound, and sound becomes language. Out of the fragmentary, the density is weaved. From the depths of the fragile, the whole is born. Time structures are questioned and assembled through loops. Field recordings from Mexico meet Osojnikā€™s singing. Spoken language turns into melodies, while noise turns into bittersweet rancheras.
After the first single release “CHICKEN”, a punk mescaline ride on Afro-beat, over-polished, low-fi audio files, under the blaze of the desert sun, itā€™s now onto the shady and the melancholic:

A-Side: Where do the flies go at night? (5ā€™07”)
lyrics: Natascha Gangl
music: Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander)

ā€˜Where do the flies go at night?ā€™ is contemplated by the track, relentlessly. A slow beat by Rdeča Raketa pushes the question forward. At times, with a dub approach, a morbid trance unfolds and, with it, spoken word. That is, until Osojnikā€™s aerial vocals set in and coax us into a dreamlike state, like a newborn to a lullaby. Where do the flies go at night? The music gets caught up in a swirly loop, like a continual longing, and the desire is frozen in the horrible suspension of transience. Where do the flies go at night? The question remains unanswered. A homage to the cryptic and magical realism of Mexico.

B-Side: Mi CorazĆ³n (4ā€™55ā€™’)
lyrics: Natascha Gangl
music: Rdeča Raketa (Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander)
SeƱores y SeƱoras / Mi corazĆ³n / My heart is as black today as the night / It wears the same dress / It airs it out / When dancing / And wears nothing under it / Mi corazĆ³n / My heart /  It wears nothing underneath … is sung in this song, which exposes its magnitude of multilayers. Gangl’s poetic language-fragments wander into the meticulously dispersed drones of Rdeča Raketa, created by double bass and voice. The language dissolves into feedbacks and resonances, throws waves on which clusters and chorals float. We think of Alvin Lucier’s “Sitting in a Room” and swing with the tribal fragments of his own emotional utopia in Osojnik’s beguiling siren sighs. Alas, a song like a lighthouse.


Cojones! Now with the second single from their award-winning audio piece, the trio Gangl, Osojnik and Schellander makes a brilliant, genre-spanning reflection on contemporary pop. The depicted madness and poetic counterpoint of Gangl’s already robust textual basis, multiplies itself through tonal embedding via the musical powerhouse Rdeča Raketa, further into unimagined and desolate altitudes. In these domains the air is thin and while few have the necessary know-how and stamina to penetrate them (at great risk, at that), the Wendys have settled in very well on their own 8000-meter peak, and simply hop to the next summit as soon as they become bored with the one their at. How to best fish the Lord of the flies? With a small, fragile heart as bait, of course! With “Mi CorazĆ³n” and “Where do the flies go at night?”, the trio takes another step on the path to reviving and popularizing the format of the radio play, which has largely been forgotten by society. In this regard, Wendy is the first sound comedy to reach a cultural milestone which future ones will look back to and and take from. Fly fishing with heart. Patrick Wurzwallner (Freistil, Mica)

Natascha Gangl und das aus Maja Osojnik und Matija Schellander bestehende Duo Rdeča Raketa sind mittlerweile ein eingespieltes Trio mit einem umfangreichen ideellen Korpus an Material. Dieses existiert als stetig erweiterter und modifizierter hƶrspielartiger Soundcomic mit dem Titel ā€œWendy Pferd Tod Mexicoā€ in einer imaginƤren Cloud, und gelegentlich werden AuszĆ¼ge daraus aufgefĆ¼hrt, oder sie finden ihren Weg auf Vinyl. ā€œMi CorazĆ³nā€ ist die zweite 7ā€³ der Formation und schon auf den ersten Eindruck hin homogener als ihre VorgƤngerin, da beide Tracks dronig-ambient ausgerichtet sind und diesen Sound wie einen luftigen Trenchcoat um die poetischen, in Spoken Words vorgetragenen Texte legen. Zu holzigem Klopfen und etherischem Gesang lullt der mantraartig wiederholte Titel ā€œWhere do the Flies go at Night?ā€ die Hƶrerinnen und Hƶrer wie das im Verlauf des Textes genannte Neugeborene in einen sanften Schlaf, der allerdings zum Schauplatz einiger schrƤger Soundturbulenzen wird, die knapp, aber ambivalent am Alptraum vorbeischlittern.
Das TitelstĆ¼ck scheint textlich nƤher (oder offensichtlich nƤher) an der Rahmenstory mit seiner Gesichte Ć¼ber Pferde, Ć¼ber Mexiko und diverse Verlusterfahrungen zu sein. Anagrammatische Satzspielereien erklingen zu celloartigen Drones, und auch hier, im verschwimmenden Kanongesang und der anheimelnden Melodie einer Spieluhr klingt die kindliche Traumwelt an, die um so fragiler wirkt, da sie in eine Welt getaucht ist, in der Verspieltheit und Schwermut, lichtdurchflutete Abenteuer und schwarze Herzen in bewegten Bildern Ć¼berblendet werden. Uwe Schneider fĆ¼r African Paper