So the cool thing about Cleaning Women is that they use "Cleaning Instruments" to create their music. Legit, these guys make their own instruments out of ordinary leftover items and manage to create a catchy mind blowing, experiential 80's pop kinda vibe. Their instruments are listed at the end of this article and so is the newest music video.
The cleaning robots return with their first album in ten years. Cleaning Women, with their DIY instruments, release a new album on Svart Records on February 15th. Titled Intersubjectivity, the album has been mixed by Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke, which has resulted in the band’s curiously original approach to music sounding more organic than ever.
“We wanted the album to sound like how we sound live on stage, at least to our ears. We wanted to carry our junk instruments to the finest studio we can find so that we could bring out the smallest nuances of the sound our instruments produce. We recorded the album in the brand new E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland, with as few overdubs as possible. Alexander Hacke, who has three decades of experience with the clang and rattle of junk metal, managed to dig up the essential elements in our music. Studio sessions took a mere five days, as did mixing, so everything happened quite intuitively with little polish to things. That’s why we feel the result sounds intergalactically fresh”, comments the band.
Alexander Hacke thinks that “Working with the Cleaning Women was a wonderful experience all around. This Finnish trio is a unique outfit with an innovative agenda, inventing and building their own instruments, while delivering solid, danceable and very entertaining music. They are fearless, cranky with a great sense of humour"
After the previous album U the band have spent their time with a number of multidisciplinary projects, including music for documentaries and movies and live soundtracks to silent movies, and also played over 500 shows in over 20 countries. The band also took part in, among others, the Parallax art exhibition in Mexico City, which showcased Finnish modern art.
ALL PLAYED ON INSTRUMENTS MADE OUT OF CLEANING APPLIANCES/EQUIPMENT: Thunder Plate Electric Coffee Bean Can Bouzouki Customized Laundry Rack Metal Box Percussion Set: Plastic Bucket Kick Drum, Metal Boxkick Snare, Movie Reel Box Snare, Metal Cans and Pots, Washing Machine Drive Snares 3-String Sub Bass Melodic Kling Klang 3-String Closet Hanger Rod Bass Wooden Box 4-String Enamel Wash Tub Bass Electric Hammered Dulcimer Bass Rack with Melodic Metal Rods
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