eRikm and dieb13 are two of the most prominent and well-respected experimental turntablists in the world, both working in a wide range of contexts, from the classical world to club DJing. Over the last two years, they have begun frequently working as a duo, and chaos club marks their first duo recording together.
eRikm, from Marseille, burst onto the scene in the mid-'90s as a virtuoso turntablist. Since then, he has gradually shifted his output into a more abstract vein, often abandoning the turntables entirely. chaos club marks a rare return to the turntables for this unpredictable musician, whose previous recordings include collaborations with Voice Crack and Günter Müller (as the quartet poire_z), Jérôme Noetinger, the late Luc Ferrari, Christian Fennesz and many others, as well as numerous solo recordings including Frame, Sixpériodes and the just released Variations Opportunistes.
dieb13, from Vienna, who uses a range of names for performing including his real one, Dieter Kovacic, is a immensely talented turntablist, as demonstrated by his solo work (records on Mego and Charhizma), as well as his collaborations with Burkhard Stangl, efzeg, and many others (releases on Erstwhile, Durian, Hat Art, Grob, Charhizma, For 4 Ears, Absurd).
erikdieb recorded quite a bit of material for this project, five concerts plus an Amann Studios session. From this all-duo material, each musician made his own CD mix, stamping their own personalities back onto the combined material, and the results are chaos club (which is actually spelled with a copyright symbol in place of the first 'c' and a copyleft symbol in place of the second 'c', sadly not translatable to text as of yet). The eyecatching design is the work of Erstwhile designer Friederike Paetzold, created entirely from envelope security patterns.