One-Off Live Collaboration Between Eno, Czukay And Schwalm Set For Release

It will mark the 25th anniversary of the performance involving the three musicians

Groenland is planning to give a first-time release to the recording of a one-off live collaboration involving Brian Eno, Can’s Holger Czukay, and J. Peter Schwalm.

The three musicians were joined by members of Schwalm’s group Slop Shop, namely Raoul Walton and Jern Atai, for the performance. It took place in August 1998 outside the Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany – in Bonn, Germany, at the opening party for an exhibition involving work by Eno.

The release of the recording takes its name, SUSHI! ROTI! REIBEKUCHEN!, from that event. The album, a press release says, captures "the highlights of what ended up a three-hour improvised show which, legend has it, only came to an end after police arrived to turn off the power."

Groenland’s summary of the event adds: "As guests enjoyed the titular foods provided by three top chefs, the band built upon ideas prepared by Schwalm, whose Makrodelia album earlier that year had impressed Eno and with whom Eno would go on to release Drawn From Life in 2001. The collective had rehearsed only once the day before, with Eno choosing to remain merely a spectator."

Groenland will release SUSHI! ROTI! REIBEKUCHEN! in April 2024.

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