Crunch 22 mess with Alice's adventures is nominated for "best alternative album of the year" in Israel
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By Gaya's photos
Last summer, when we were making the graphics for the album we asked our good friend and amazing DJ, Markey Funk, to write the linear notes for the album. He said that he would be happy to do so but was very busy at the time. Last week, about a month after the album was released, Markey finally found the time to write the notes. Here they are!
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carrol is an absurdist classic, mistakenly considered to be a children's book. In the last 150 years it has been interpreted in different mediums thousands of times, with each decade adding newer perspectives on its content. After decades of analysis and adaptations (and misinterpretations - too), dealing with such a concept today brings along a high risk of falling into clichés (many of which were induced by Disney's viciously inaccurate take on the book). There's been so many weak, shallow and boring takes on the book, that each time I hear of another "Alice"-themed project, my primary reaction is suspicion. Not in the case of this record...
We are happy to announce that our album launch will take place in this amazing event on February 25th at the Bascula club in Tel-Aviv. This multi-disciplinary party will include our live show, as well as three DJ sets (Markey Funk, DJ Bush Beats, Turnymator+Doobo), Circus Artists (Shay Ramot, Neta Peleg and Lior Page), Video art (PlanktOn) and Visual Art (Johanna Jones, Jack TML).
Join us to celebrate Alice's 150th unbirthday and our album release!
go to: Facebook event, or
buy tickets: bit.ly/1PvhJpr
Check it out, and get it on vinyl!
Watch artist Jack TML working on the album cover of CRuNCH 22 mess with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in his studio in Tel Aviv.
The bandcamp page for our next album was launched and you can now listen to three tunes of the album and pre-order it on vinyl, cd, or as a digital download.
Some nice reviews:
"...The single, “Down The Rabbit Hole” is a mind meld of aural explosions, mixing samples with head warping echoes and organ licks that you might find on some Vertigo release. As the drums kick into a heavy break beat, it’s not just a b-boy delight, but a six minute plus opus of sounds you can feel. We’re definitely excited about this debut record."
(Flea Market Funk)
"האלבום החדש של ההרכב הישראלי הנהדר קראנץ׳ 22, שמורכב ממתופף אדיר, קלידן אדיר ודי-ג'יי אדיר, סובב כולו סביב אליס בארץ הפלאות, וספציפית סביב תקליט שמצא ארז טודרס (הדי-ג'יי האדיר הנ"ל) שבו מקריאים את הספר. גרוב פסיכדלי למעמקי מחילת הארנב? יס, פליז! "
Interviews we made on Columbus and on The Listener (hebrew)
First single from CRuNCH 22's second album: "CRuNCH 22 mess with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", dedicated to the book's 150th anniversary. The album will be released on January 2016 on a limited edition vinyl LP.