Kick That Habit
Kick that Habit is a 1989 film by Peter Liechti, an audio-visual portrait of his native country, eastern Switzerland. The film collects samples from the land-and-soundscape, underscoring in the process the oft-ignored industrial underpinning of our latter-day culture. Also native to eastern Switzerland is Voice Crack, the everyday household electronics duo of Norbert Moslang and Andy Guhl, whose musical workings are explored as part of Liechti's vision. Whether clicking quietly and rhythmically or humming and shrieking at ear-splitting volume, their recycled electronics produce innovative sounds and provide an appropriate accompaniment in this cinematic search for the detritus of our culture, the lost and destroyed remains of the last century of progress. The package for Kick That Habit DVD contains a fourteen page booklet with stills from the film and other photos as well as a short essay on the making of the film and biography of Voice Crack. 2009.