Candy Fish Barrel
'candy fish barrel' is a surreal cyber-rustic dreamscape of altered perception where the familiar becomes strange and the odd becomes strangely familiar. Swampy soundscape, plasma-injected bossa nova, evocative trans-genre instrumentals and epic rumble-clatter. Dadala's 6th album predominantly features source material from Johann Meier and Michael Chocholak, contributing electronically generated audio samples, field recordings, and instrumental performances: guitar, sax, trumpet, keyboards, percussion, objects, animal vocals... Dadala is arranged, mixed and produced by RDunlap, an outsider experimental recordist since 1985 who also contributes synthesizer recordings and material from his archives of recordings from over the years, solo and with others. Johann Meier has a background of live jazz piano and synthesizer performance as well as sundry other instrumental diversions, and as the heart of the band Jopy produces electronic audio collages that blend layers of radically altered field recordings, vocal samples, children's instruments, found percussion, conventional instruments, and algorithmic synthesizers. Meier's contributions to candy fish barrel include electronic material, guitar performances and beats. In other recordings he also brings piano and bass to the Dadala table. Michael Chocholak has been active in non-mainstream music since the days of the independent cassette scene. Although he began by writing & performing in the regular pop idioms of rock, blues, jazz and folk, he secretly pursued a life of bizarre sonic alchemy, zig-zagging for years before tipping over almost completely into exploring various abstract electroacoustic and electronic musics. His contributions to candy fish barrel include electronically enhanced sax and trumpet improvisations, electronic environments and rhythms, and more.