Gobi Drab / Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka – Zwei


1. Beat (4:52)
2. Bright (10:17)
3. Gristle (7:42)
4. Muff (12:56)


· Gobi Drab: Paetzold recorder, voice
· Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka: double bass, voice


All music by Gobi Drab (AKM) & Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (AKM)
Recorded by Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka at LIMA Studios in Graz, Austria on 7/2/2022
Mixed and mastered by Peter Venus
Cover artwork by Patrick K.-H.
Photos by Matej Grgić (Drab) & Hanna Fasching (Maierhofer-Lischka)
Graphic design by László Szakács
Produced by László Juhász

Supported by SKE



Released: April 2023 / first edition of 300 cds
Direct purchase: Bandcamp / Discogs





“I don’t think I heard music by Gobi Drab (Paetzold recorder, voice) and Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (double bass, voice) before, not solo or together. They are from Austria, both active in the world of contemporary music and improvisation. I think the four pieces on ‘Zwei’ (meaning ‘two’, which I’d say is because they are a duo; well or two instruments per musician) qualify as improvised music. The pieces were recorded in a single day last year in Graz. The result is a shortish release of highly skilled improvisations. These are only in a few instances chaotic and hectic, but throughout these thirty-six minutes, the music is minimalist and slow in development. A bit drone-like, but that happens quickly when playing double bass. It gives the music considerable weight, and the Paetzold recorder provides space above it. This brings some exciting music. I am not blown away by the recitation in ‘Bright’, but ‘Gristle’ and ‘Muff’ are some very intense pieces, one a bit chaotic and the other very atmospheric. The two players use mostly more traditional-styled playing but with some surprising results.” / Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly, 1 August 2023