Column One – Cindy, Loraine & Hank

Artists : Column One
Label : 90% Wasser, Germany
Year : 2015
Double LP in gatefold sleeve
Photography : Robert Schalinski
Drawings : Nada & Rasmus Schalinski
Design : Robert Schalinski
Edition of 300 copies
€ 19.00
Postage & packing not included

This double-LP is a subtle and beautiful compilation of recordings by the Column One collective from various places and events dating from 2001 to 2014. Or as the liner notes put it:

Cindy, Loraine & Hank a collection of incestuous figures, a museum of small, lovely bastards, products of passion & weakness, disorientation and dedication, of dull instincts and narrowness. Twins, triplets, octuplets, dyslexic, presidents, beginners, criminal citizens, sacred Neanderthals, expert idiots. Begotten in haste, hidden in the dirt, covered with garbage. A contourless, monstrous void in the cardigan of the great-grandmother.

Column One was founded by René Lamp, Robert Schalinski and Eike Bölling in Berlin in 1992. The constantly changing and uncompromising collective, with Lamp and Schalinski as core members, took inspiration from Dada, Burroughs & Gysin, Jürgen Ploog and other deconstructionist and cut-up artists until their dissolution several years ago. Other Column One members included Andrew Loadman, Jerome Soudan (aka Mimetic), Wojcek Czern (aka Zia Siodma Gora), Jürgen Eckloff, Leo Solter, Rashad Becker, Tom Platt, Stea Andreasson, R.U. Brain-Bridge and many others.

Column One - Cindy, Loraine & Hank