Michael Barthel – Halber Pogo CD



Second full-lenght release by German sound-poet and writer Michael Barthel on Tochnit Aleph. A 60-minute piece recited from memory. Recorded April 2018 straight to tape without overdubs. Raw, unsettling, poetically incorrect. “Halber Pogo (half a pogo) is a 60 minute recording in which scripted text-pieces are recited from memory. The selection of the pieces is left up to the moment, as much as how much content of each piece is remembered; along with their actually determined pronounciation – that often buggers off. This inaccuracy, the resulting pauses, the sensuality that arises from these circumstances, is what is of interest to Halber Pogo.”


> Michael Barthel