||originally formed in 1995 by
harry weissen, henry favretto (aka hexdump, ecm) and bruno ruch (aka
sleepwalk, left the project in 1996) as a means to translate the perceived
reality into an appropriate musical realm SKALPELL is striving to
provide some kind of projection of images invoked by the subconscious
and seen through the minds eye. SKALPELL tries to fathom these primordial
states of mind from the very bottoms of fear and hopelessness to the
heights of an absolute consciousness, where the word 'SKALPELL' (german
for 'scalpel') serves as a symbol for the process of slashing open
surfaces to examine the truth that lays hidden underneath.
||with its roots in the so-called
'industrial music' of the early 90s SKALPELL has come a long way touching
various musical styles ranging from harsh noise trainings to haunting
dark ambient soundscapes with occasional regurgitations of popular
elements. as a natural progression the work has also recently culminated
into the composition of soundtracks.
||SKALPELL is not just the music
but rather a state of mind, a language and a strategy to cope with
our 11 realities. SKALPELL is constantly re-configuring itself, falling
apart and rising up as it continues on the path towards ultimate wisdom
- which will probably wrap around into complete madness. soon in a
theatre near you.