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 genre / style : instrumental, electronic, lounge, ambient, contemporary, experimental, clicks & cuts, cinematographic, electro-acoustic ... 

moods : melancholy, eerie, lyrical, nocturnal, subtle, hypnotic, laid-back, jazzy, mellow, trippy, etheral, enigmatic, ambiguous, soulful ...

 curd duca´s music is based on warm, natural sounds - acoustic instruments, orchestras, vocals, noise, bird calls, et. al. - 

that are dis-covered, cut-up and re-contextualized ("cut-up artist" - spin magazine).


he creates atmospheric soundscapes with deconstructed fragments of popular music (and our collective (sub)_consciousness)

by exploring their sonic / auratic qualities and transforming them into collages of electronic abstraction.


for the most part, no beats are added - rhythmic structures are generated from fluctuations within the sound

that get re-enforced by hand-tweaked loops or micro-cuts or real-time improvisation with parameters of granular synthesis.

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 new album - out soon -  

 waves 1  (kava art club, 2013)         gong / satori / oui / avant org / DX7 angel ...                   

2013, after a long break from the studio of more than 10 years, duca has completed a new album - "waves 1".

CD and downloads are scheduled for release in 2014.


on these recordings, duca takes up the thread of his critically acclaimed CD-series "easy listening 1 - 5" and "elevator 1 - 3",
this time creating longer pieces with fewer cuts, based on hand-played synthesizers and hand-tweaked samples of many kinds. 


the tracks originated at the period of "elevator 3" (and long after) and have now found their form.

they share a modern / classical sentiment, with open rhythms, orchstral depth, lucid melodies, catchy fanfares, voices, bells ... and space ...

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elevator 3 (mille plateaux, 2000)     faith / mid a4 / slip & slide ...       


  elevator 2 (mille plateaux, 1999)     dusty / jazz ride / supercussion ...          


 elevator 1 (mille plateaux, 1998)    country / swamp / goddess / snake hi ...      

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 switched-on wagner (mille plateaux, 1996)     air / echo / pulse / nervous / walküre ...         

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new album - out now : "the best of easy listening" / an anthology of psycho-analytical elevator music  / 84 tracks / 123 min 31 sec 


the best of easy listening 1 - 5 (2-CD-set, kava, 2012)

20 years later, duca´s classic early works still sound surprisingly timeless. 

we see the formation of an open concept that was to be taken into more experimental realms in his "elevator" series.

in these early collages, warm analog sounds prevail, with soft loops and live synthesizer melodies -

sometimes scratchy and verging on the atonal, with duca´s signature transitions and contrasts.  

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easy listening 5 (normal, PDN 1997)     bounty, wilson, bax ...           



easy listening 4 (normal, 1997)      bird, bam boo, tristano ...          


easy listening 3 (normal, 1994)      moon bossa, manson chainsaw, feedback ...         

                

easy listening 2 (normal, 1993)       arp hall, tec, sunset ...          



easy listening 1 (normal, 1991)       loop voix, bird, wasser ...           


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curd duca´s music can be also found on the following compilations :

modulation & transformation 3 and 4 (mille plateaux)

clicks & cuts (mille plateaux)

the wire tapper 5 (wire magazine, london)

the eclectic sound of vienna 2 (spray)

mind the gap vol 20 (gonzo circus)

in memoriam – max brand (rhiz)