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Peter Rehberg, well-known for his work in Rehberg & Bauer, is also prolific with his solo output as Pita, featured on the Austrian experimental techno label MEGO. Pita's newest release, Get Out, demonstrates an increase in sophistication in Rehberg's music. Each of the nine untitled tracks on the album is its own surreal electronic noise landscape - and I use the word "landscape" due to the striking visual quality inherent in the sound of Pita. Get Out begins with harsh, grinding, even blistering, high-pitched tones, mellowing out towards the fourth and fifth tracks with electronic blips, bird-like twittering, and nearly inaudible gurgling. The album, like so much of Rehberg's other works, gives the listener of feeling of complete disorientation with its extreme juxtapositions and abrupt sonic changes. The third track, without doubt Get Out's highlight, is a breathtaking example of Pita's adeptness at the use of this technique: the opening moments are melodic and pretty, lulling the listener into a false sense of security, when suddenly the more abrasive frequencies are brought in without warning, combining with lo-fi washes, and creating an odd blend that is both alluring and pleasantly ear-splitting, only to arrive at the end of the track by severing the listener's bliss with complete silence. Get Out stands out as some of the best work yet to be released by MEGO, and concrete evidence of the genius of Rehberg - an excellent introduction to anyone not familiar with either one. While this album is a gem for fans of harsh noise experimentation, it is definitely not for the faint of ear!
Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2005 14:40  


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