Dave Phillips - Homo Animalis 2CD 25719
[Schimpfluch Associates]

Dave Phillips - Homo Animalis 2CD 25719
A landmark release in dp's discography and the first edition on the new Schimpfluch Associates label founded by Dave Phillips & Rudolf Eb.er, distributed by Tochnit Aleph / Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik).

The new Double-CD 'Homo Animalis' collects some of Phillips' most accomplished work to date. Composed between 2007 and 2011, these pieces first appeared on limited edition cassettes on labels worldwide and were reworked and conceived as an album between 2012 and 2014. It describes a phase in dp's life/work marked by incisive personal experiences formed into sound. An intensification of the compositional approach and the increased use of classical instruments are some of the more noticable sonic aspects. Begun on "?", "Homo Animalis" takes a turn for the sinister and satirical and contains the quintessence of this phase of life with the hindsight that “?“ couldnʼt have.

A text on humanimalism, in the booklet, adds another dimension to this album. Phillips' Humanimalism is a concept worded here for the first time. It describes a developed humanoid existence that has overcome the erroneous religious and material phases and has grown into an empathic creature that has made a clear shift towards an emotion-based existence, with social and environmental senses as primary and inherent functions.