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r a n t

merle bennett – drums
torsten papenheim – guitar

rant exists since 2004 and explores the possibilities of duo playing to the extreme and has developed a very unique musical identity. the interlocked play of merle bennett and torsten papenheim creates an exciting balance between precision and playfulness, groove and looseness, sound and song.

after three album releases and numerous tours rant created their first scenic work “uthlande“ in 2013. in “uthlande“ the guitar becomes a percussion instrument and the drum set an amplified lo-fi-electronic device. the use of preparations, contact mics and samples creates a sound much more abstract and noisy than the earlier works of rant. in fall 2015 rant released their fourth cd “margo flux“ - combining fragments of “uthlande“ with new compositions and improvisations.

on their latest album “to raise hell as we go along“, released in april 2019 by swiss label unit, bennett and papenheim dedicate themselves to compositions of other musicians for the first time. rant meet themselves again in the new. and they unhinge time on “to raise hell as we go along“.


please use headphones for listening!

“apercu“ [from “margo flux“ 2015]

“stel / radik“ [from “land“ 2011]

“spanmenge“ [from “a direct sensuous pleasure“ 2006]

“lass das schön“ [from “seumsund / sundseum“ 2004]

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