Column One_Entropium is a registration from a live performance in 2012. The pieces are written by Column One, an Industrial/Avant-Garde act by Robert Schalinski. He developed five scores for acoustic instruments based on electroacoustic sound files. These scores were transcribed by Reinhold Friedl and the Zeitkratzer musicians, refining and working them out together, using the complexity and sensuality of their amplified instrumental sound which matches perfectly the “industrial musique concrète" of the Berlin based artist collective.
That's basically what the biography mentions, but even with all the names involved and all the names who inspired the Zeitkratzer collective, they still mangage to do things their own way and create an own distinct sound which is basically more sound art than music. This is exactly what this group represents, a Dada or Fluxus art performance with both analog instruments and electronics that maintains a healthy distance from popular music.
The most 'musical' this album gets, is probably somewhere in the line of the dark jazz of Dale Cooper Quartet & the Dictaphones at their most experimental. If you like rhythm, melody and vocals, I'd suggest you skip this album because it has basically none of those. On the other hand, if you think outside of the box and if you're not afraid to walk the unknown paths, this just might be a perfect musical adventure.
I can't really choose a favourte track of the album because of it's concept-feel. I can say that the final track is my least favourite but then again, I'm not a fan of shrieking strings. I'd prefer the drones and minimalistic nature of 'Sol' and the doomed jazz of 'Vilde Navarseke' which actually is pretty awesome.
To end, if you listen to Zeitkratzer or if you're a fan of Column One, and if you're a vinyl fan (no CD's), you should get your hands of this album. It is a high quality piece of experimental music, that's for sure.