Review | By Frans de Waard / VITAL WEEKLY
Merzouga | De Rerum Natura / Dance of the Elements
This is already the fourth release by Merzouga (Vital Weekly 812, 912 and 922), the duo of Eva Pöpplein (computer) and Janko Hanushevsky (prepared bass guitar) and the third one for Gruenrekorder. They are a duo of improvising with electronics and so far I wasn’t blown away by their music, even when the last one seemed to be the best of the lot. Here they take a poem by Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius as their starting point. In this poem, he presents „an entire cosmology: based on the principles of atomism {…} explains the nature of the mind and sound and the development of the world. []