"While Enthusiasts are able to get excited over almost anything which often leads to good-willed misunderstandings, and Pessimists utilise a kind of defensive pessimism in order to be, at best, pleasantly surprised by a non-apocalyptic outcome, the Stoics exercise denial and indifference in order to endure what life throws at them." Kasia Fudakowski
Fudakowskis LP „Stoikerinnen“ contains audio created, manipulated and mixed by the artist. The record enjoys a collaborative feel of many voices since it contains a train of commissioned performances by Fudakowski’s friends including: Alexander Brenchley, Dorothy Feaver, Sam de Groot, Paul Haworth, William Kherbek, Helen Marten and Ayumi Rahn.
Many of the texts and improvised dialogues on „Stoikerinnen“ employ a comic darkness to focus on clichéd extremes of Stoic reasoning.
Fudakowski uses rough-mix samples of music from an as yet unreleased project by the producers Tobias Levin (Hamburg) and Volker Zander (Cologne), recorded live in 2014 at Levin’s studio “Electric Avenue”, Hamburg. The samples have a Dub feel and feature loose hand played tom fills and irregular mono-synth and upright bass lines under a slow and steady 808 drum grid.
“Stoikerinnen” can be read as ‘comedy on Dub’ and is Fudakowski’s fan-nod to the manifold audio-arts of Hamburgian Postpunk humourisms, as well as late 90’s British radio-creations such as Blue Jam.