THE KNOB, THE FINGER & THE IT
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Initially the music by The Knob, The Finger & The It was conceived as some sort of ritual background ambient during extensive electro-acoustic picnics by the river or in the fields. In the course of these sessions, The Knob, The Finger & The It make use of battery powered miniature electronics, DIY synths and acoustic bricolage, which mingle with the sounds of the open space: some wind, a crackling campfire, a train passing by over a bridge nearby… However, local weather conditions as well as annually recurring festivities made The Knob, The Finger & The It escape to their inside homes now and again, where they started to explore the miraculous possibilities of modern studio technique. Two tracks on this album - F. F. Erde and Grasebene 3, were taped live outside, and no posterior changes were made. All other pieces were recorded in the studio. Astro Camping is based on recordings from 2012-2016. The first 50 copies come with an interstellar gimmick. The Knob, The Finger & The It are: Tobias Grewenig, Andreas Oskar Hirsch, Volker Hennes. Cover photographs by Andreas Oskar Hirsch.