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Murmeln um Schiffland

A WANDA / MOOT collaboration

Digital EP download + illustrated concertina booklet + gold stamped slip case


Murmeln um Schiffland is the gorgeous new work by murmeln (aka multi-instrumentalist and award-winning composer and writer Ben Osborn). This exclusive debut EP under a new name signals the breakthrough moment for this prolific but elusive artist. Murmeln um Schiffland is simultaneously released as a book of poems and drawings by Moot Press, and a five-track audio download on Berlin’s WANDA Portal. The EP is produced by Berlin artist yr lovely dead moon and mastered by cult songwriter-producer Emperor X.
“Murmeln’s vast history of composition has led him to a subtle sonic blend of electro-acoustic, classical and slacker folk. Haiku and Tanka guide the listener through a dreamlike landscape of modern day archetypes, between the lines and off the page.” – WANDA

“The text of Murmeln um Schiffland drifts tide-like between the connected poles of journal and dream-narrative, or back and forth along the route of passage between poem – lyric – song.  In their playful immediacy, the poetry and prose recall the anecdotal lyrics of O’Hara’s Lunch Poems, or a minimal form reminiscent of Snyder, Rexroth and American haiku. Lurking within Murmeln um Schiffland, too, is a stonier, Rilkean sensibility open to ‘holy vision’, to the terrible and divine as they are revealed in the ecstatic of the modern city. Winter transfigures into spring and Berlin is afloat, the singer-poet ‘muttering at ship-country’.”
– Moot Press

€7 - available worldwide
Each booklet comes with a unique digital download code.

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