Charlemagne Palestine and Rrose to release piano LP The Goldennn Meeenn + Sheenn in April

Charlemagne Palestine and Rrose to release piano LP The Goldennn Meeenn + Sheenn in April

Charlemagne Palestine and Rrose, two enigmatic personalities in that murky cloud of music known as experimental/avant/electronic, have joined forces. Their unholy union encompasses a rework of Palestine’s extended 1976 piano composition “The Golden Mean.” The release, cheekily dubbed The Goldennn Meeenn + Sheenn, will come out April 25 on Rrose’s very own Eaux label.

Palestine, one of the original guard of the blast-their-ears-off school of minimalism (though, true to any real artist’s modus operandi, Palestine rejects the term), is known for his flamboyant fashion sense and has collaborated with the likes of Pan Sonic, Swans’ Michael Gira, as well as the dearly departed Tony Conrad and Miko Vainio, among many others. Palestine has taught at Cal Arts, and it was in an academic context that he would first be connected to Rrose, who was studying at Mills College when he reached out to Palestine.

Rrose (a moniker most likely appropriated from Duchamp’s alter ego Rrose Selavy) has been working in what can best be described as “demented Berlin techno” for a while now, and the collaboration was an opportunity for him to stretch his sonic palette into a more minimal place.

Check out just a snippet of the collaboration below, and mark your calendars for April 25, when the full album arrives via Rrose’s Eaux label.

The Goldennn Meeenn + Sheenn tracklisting:

01. Part 1
02. Part 2

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