The Standard of a Fly
Belgium £16.50 (including postage)
Europe £18.50 (including postage)
Rest of world £23 (including postage)
Edition of 200 copies
The Standard of a Fly [Vimeo]
1. Mit Der Eselsmütze In Der
2. Noch Ein Jeder Hat In Der Zinkwanne
Das Reisen Erlernt!
3. Kaffeeimpressionen Aus Togo
4. Auch Das Jagdmündel Hat Eine
5. Showdown Im Tamtam-Kino
6. Auftritt Eines Erklecklichen Rauschens
Im Hinteren Bereich
1. Glückliche Tiere Mit Schlechten
2. The Standard Of A Fly (Die Schwoof-
3. Gemeinplätze Über Meinen Garten
4. The Standard Of A Fly
Most of side A was recorded using the kallophone: a string instrument with three piezoelectric speakers which are used as pickups; two on its suface and one within. It is usually played automatically by an electromotor, but it can also be used as a microphone. It is also possible to operate this device manually, as I have done several times.
The piano on A3 was played by Michael Flacke, interpreting the original score of Considération Sur le Café (origianlly released as a 7" — Considération Sur/Sous Le Café — by Genesungswerk in 2001) – hence the overall jazzy flair of the album.
Side B, with the exception of B3, was recorded using a traditional Chinese instrument: the happy animal electronic organ. B3 is a composition for banjo, wind, rain and the occasional oil tree.
The Standard of a Fly was conceived
for and performed at “No ‘real’ nuts,
no apples, no garlic”, an Entr’acte
event commissioned by Netwerk
Aalst, Belgium, in October 2007.
The performance was accompanied
by a film in which the four elements — light, water, potatoes and a flying pig — played a vital role.
Kallabris in Aalst, one banana later.
Photograph by Ema Bonifacic
Everything I ever forgot
can be kept in a little box
When I have lost my mind completely
I can still sell the box
and live on the money