Xerox Exotique #075: Derek Monypeny – N – 28.03.23

Derek Monypeny is a Joshua Tree, CA-based guitarist and oud player who has played in the bands Oaxacan, ALTO!, and Sir Richard Bishop’s Freak Of Araby Ensemble. He has performed and toured with artists such as Bill Orcutt, Jozef van Wissem, Eva Aguila/Kevin Shields, Arrington de Dionyso, and many others.
“Monypeny…makes a stake for a conception of the parameters of variously translated formal/cultural/biological folk modes as the keys to the goddamn kingdom that is everybit as persuasive as Sun City Girls at their most alien.” -David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue

the music of N is like a mirror of the moment. regardless how much thinking and planning went before, the sound captured by a “live”-recording setting comes directly from the inside. amps + guitar are the instruments used, there is no cut and paste afterwards nor any overdub… all N-work is counted by numbers that reflect the timeline of recording and / or the moment of the conclusion to go for the certain concept.
all N-recordings (with the possible exception of single-tracks) deal with a real place and so the title of any album does. the roots of this concept go back to 1997 when N aka hellmut neidhardt started the project [MULTER] together with thomas geiter and mal hoeschen, entering the territory of experimental music. while this project is still going on, having released 14 records on different labels, including the homebase genesungswerk and important german ambient / drone / experimental labels as dronerecords and auf abwegen, N also detected the certain challenges of solo-works. in difference to his work with [MULTER], where analogue and digital techniques melt and the recording may just be the source for the later digitally improved work, N decided to focus on the freshness that can only be achieved by recording-while-playing-the-first-time and went for that concept on all solo-recordings since recording-while-playing-the-first-time and went for that concept on all solo-recordings since then, using a one guitar / two amplifiers setup with a chain of pedal-effects in between. with this it is possible to record exactly what happened in the moment of the inspiration, creating an aesthetic in sound that is based on a certain warm deepness, being highly attractable both for player and listener.

28.03.2023, Einlass ab 20:00, beginnt ca. 20:30
Eintritt 8 Euro
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Der Eingang ist auf der rechten Seite des Gebäudes, dann die Treppen bis zum obersten Stock laufen.

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