DNA Le Draw D-Kee ( an anagram of Edward and Elke) was first released on vinyl by old friend Frans De Waard as part of his Korm Plastics' Ambient Series. In fact it's far from being an ambient record with many explosive rhythmic sections (Ryan Moore outstanding on percussion) and noisy interludes that could have been dropped from a plane out of Osaka.
The vinyl was a small edition of just 300 copies, and a cd reissue (on Soleilmoon) was welcome around a decade later as it's a work that's often overlooked but definitely has quality.
This remaster adds a bonus cut from an aborted second album .
The other bonus track , "Ja soa Schmarrn" is a story in itself. Released under the moniker of "A Vegetarian Bavarian in Exile" , rarely has the vinyl format been pushed to such an extreme.
There are just 100 copies in existence of this 12" single with the entire centre part
melted and shaped into a mountain with grass and sheep and the spirit of the Heimat represented so lovingly. Each mountain is different. Countless copies were scrapped where the melting process backfired. To finish it off ,it was released in a cakebox with Elke Skeltzer (aka The Vegetarian Bavarian), baby Calyxx and Rund um den Watzmann label manager Rene Heid and his partner Kim in full Bayerische regalia on the front.
Elke and EK made the music together ,collaged from scratchy Bavarian records found in flea markets, but to acquire the glorious cakebox ,it now means a raid on an art gallery.
Big thanks to Rene, Frans and Charles.
released May 28, 2013
Those responsible: Elke Skeltzer- keyboards ; EK- keyboards,devices, Ryan Moore -percussion; The Silverman-keyboards; Calyxx-small dictaphone voice
Jean Jacques Birge is an artist with a history so rich with good music, it's possible to forget that there's life outside this submarine. Hours of deep listening await the curious listener. Legendary Pink Dots