They’ve heard of it, but they must not say anything.
It painted its mouth to the heavens,
the blood that pounds against its nature,
tangled in white, I’m exposed to the stars.
"Margaret Unknown, the indefatigable Max Bogner, approaches sonic practice from a vast variety of directions. As an improviser, Bogner is active solo as well as in often transnational and transgenerational ensembles, playing with the likes of Eric Arn (Primordial Undermind),
Linda Sharrock, Sabu Toyozumi, and Kazuhisa Uchihashi. As an organizer, he is co-responsible for Viennese underground hub mo.ë. Most recently, his interest in dance has come to the fore. Amidst such multiplicitous, busy, often loud activity, Margaret Unknown’s new tape Ebó (the Dead Bodies on Mt. Everest label’s debut release) appears raw and stripped-back. The choice of instruments (cymbals and guitar, alongside Bogner’s voice) and very minimal process of recording strive for rawness and clarity, as does a very conscious and intense engagement with the materials at hand. Ebó takes its name from Santerían ritual, a designation that hints at a sacrificial impulse to Bogner’s performance. In its timelessness and odd tangibility, the music he offers resembles an acoustic Taj Mahal Travellers or some of Yoko Ono’s pieces, achieving a very specific spatiality and high level of concentration." (Maximilian Spiegel)