Rhythm & Sound + Paul St Hilaire (DE)
RHYTHM & SOUND 45 SESSION featuring PAUL ST. HILAIRE Living legend Mauritz Von Oswald (aka Maurizio) and his dub conspirator Mark Ernestus make an incredibly rare North American appearance! Whereas Kode9 is proving to be the kingmaker of the current incarnation of dub aesthetics, Mauritz Von Oswald can rightly claim his throne as dub-techno royalty. As the prodigious producer behind Maurizio and Rhythm & Sound, as the founder of the insanely influential Basic Channel and Burial Mix labels, Von Oswald can now be counted as one of techno's most influential figures of the last decade. Rhythm & Sound allows Von Oswald and Ernestus the opportunity to veer away from techno and indulge their dub tendencies. The project first emerged in 1996 with a string of 10-inch singles (most featuring the iconoclastic voice of Paul St. Hilaire, then known as Tikiman) that were eventually collected on the now-classic 1998 album, Showcase. Several albums and compilations followed, most notably 2001's self-titled collection, 2003's companion pieces The Versions and The Artists, and 2005's See Mi Yah. MUTEK's rare North American presentation of the original Rhythm & Sound crew (featuring Tikiman!) has all the characteristics of a reverential event in the making.