we'd rather not

by babelfishh & oskar ohlson

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The ferocious and furry twosome have a new unveiling on 10" vinyl!
Ten songs and two years in the making - a loopy and utterly maniacal jamboree to carry your spirits to the edge of comprehension. 'We'd rather not' doesn't necessarily pick up where its precursors left off, rather propel general madness into a new bracket of definition. A quirky offering brimmed with babelfishh's fragmented imagery and riddled with oskar's musical peculiarity. Not to mention; the always blustering voice of winterismyname helping the whole journey to fluidly follow along a foggy line of clarity. An endearing inside look at its creators, as well as a platform to exhibit their friendship with those that helped make the project possible.
The album features guest cameos from filkoe, mildew, univac, the knertz choir, scamper, com.pare, members of knertz's plus and the aforementioned winterismyname

We say that we'd rather not, but, we really think that you should.


released September 10, 2012

vocals written and performed by babel fishh
except for:
additional vocals on a1, b1, b3 and b4 by winterismyname
additional vocals on a4 by univac
additional vocals on a5 by mildew
additional vocals on b2 by filkoe

backing vocals on a2, a3, b3 and b4 performed by the knertz choir.

on this record the knertz choir is:
martin born, nadia d'aló, tini hamm, anne hoffmann, peter meier, oskar ohlson, scamper, marie simon, winterismyname, zink tonsur.

music written and performed by oskar ohlson
except for:
bass on a2, a3, a4, a5, b1, b2 and b5 by andré dziczewicz
string instruments on a4, b1, b2 and b5 by oliver burghardt
clarinett on a1 and
rhodes on b1 and b2 by martin born
percussion on b1 and b2 by raid iskandar
flute on b4 by charlotte simon
guitar, bowed guitar, singing saw and cymbals on b3 were originaly played by com.pare for an older song and than resampled here

drums on a2, a3, a4, b1, b2, b4, and b5 as well as string instruments on a4, b1, b2 and b5 were recorded by oliver burghardt
almost everything else recorded by oskar ohlson and/or christoph lofi.

mixed by christoph lofi and oskar ohlson
mastered by christop lofi

artwork by benni sickel



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