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O YUKI CONJUGATE: Tropic CD/LP

24. Mai 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert

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LP vinyl / CD
release date: now
artist:  O Yuki CONJUGATE
title: Tropic
order no.: aatp58
Label code (LC): 01291
time: ca. 48 mins
full colour cover featuring an original painting by actor Frederick Schimmelschmidt, clear vinyl plus insert. Limited to 300 copies (each format)

Price: 20 € plus postage (LP); 13 € plus postage (CD)
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UK ambient pioneers O Yuki Conjugate release Tropic, their first new album since 2009.

Tropic is a reworking of lost, forgotten and unreleased O Yuki Conjugate (OYC) tracks recorded in London in 1994-95, with processing and post-rationalisation completed during 2015-16. The album explores a sonic territory area OYC have christened “dirty ambient” – multi layered, hyper textural and distinctly gritty. Release on limited edition vinyl album and CD format, Tropic comprises two
24-minute tracks: The Fate of Less Valuable Animals and Darkness was Here Yesterday. It is intended as a companion album to the band’s Equator release from the mid 1990s.
All Tropic tracks written by A.Hulme, R.Horberry, M. McGeorge, P. A. Woodhead and D. Mudford, with saxophone provided by J. Gardiner. Tropic’s sleeve is designed by Adrian Harrison and features an original painting by actor Frederick Schimmelschmidt. The album was mastered by Detlef Funder (Konrad Kraft).

About O Yuki Conjugate
Formed in Nottingham in 1982 on the wave of post-industrial music that emerged out of Post Punk, OYC are now in their 35th year and 4th incarnation, based around core members Andrew Hulme and Roger Horberry. OYC forged their own path away from their early industrial and electronic influences to incorporate the then-unfashionable ‘ambient’ music into their own sound. Largely ignored in the UK, they found audiences in the US and Europe more receptive. OYC have released eight albums of difficult ambient-influenced music that together have earned them literally hundreds of pounds:
Scene in Mirage 1984, Into Dark Water 1987, Peyote 1991, Equator 1995, Primitive 1996, The Euphoria of Disobedience 2006, OYC 25 2009, Ambiguism 2010 (vinyl box set retrospective). Full discography:
https://www.discogs.com/artist/63379-O-Yuki-Conjugate
As well as completing Tropic, OYC recently worked with US filmmaking group Lullskull to provide a soundtrack for their web series Northbound, as well as contributing two tracks to Close to the Noise Floor, a four-disc box set compilation of pioneering early 80′s electronica released by Cherry Red Records.
www.oyukiconjugate.com

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Fabio Perletta + Asmus Tietchens: Deflections CD

3. März 2017 ·

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release date: 02.03.2017
artist:  FABIO PERLETTA + ASMUS TIETCHENS
title: Deflections
order no.: aatp59
Label code (LC): 01291
time: ca. 43:00 min
CD in full colour digipak carton sleeve designed by Fabio Perletta. 500 copies.

Price: 13 € plus postage.
Available from aufabwegen-mailorder.
Available digitally from bandcamp.

On „Deflections“
Fabio Perletta and Asmus Tietchens’ hermetic micro-cosmos of Deflections unfolds by exploring instability and physical decay of sound. Built upon liminal forms and atonal passages, the six near-silent pieces of the work traverse empty space by means of elementary sonic emissions and drifting nano-structures. Among sound collisions and evanescent masses, the almost immaterial yet corporeal nature of Deflections, embodies sound in its most subliminal and contradictory form.
Fabio Perletta
Fabio Perletta creates immersive auditory fields that engage auditors to experience intimate and meditative states, using the sound as a vehicle for conceptual investigation and sensorial stimulation. Crossing the boundaries between pure electronics and musique concrète, his research is marked by a deep attention to details and use of silence and near-inaudible sounds. From recorded compositions and  sound diffusions to architectural interventions and installations, Perletta’s work ranges widely, often referencing seemingly different yet complementary terrains such as Zen aesthetics and quantum physics. Perletta’s solo and collaborative recordings are documented on LINE, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, Auf Abwegen and his own imprint Farmacia901, which, since its establishment, has received critical acclaim and released works by the likes of Asmus Tietchens, Richard Chartier, Yann Novak, Nicolas Bernier, Luigi Turra, France Jobin and many more. He co-directs Mote, a Berlin-based interdisciplinary studio working in the field of visual and sound arts.
Asmus Tietchens
Tietchens was born in Hamburg in 1947. Since 1975 he has been working as an independent musician; in 1980 he released his first solo record Nachtstücke. After producing a series of rhythmic and harmonic albums for the Sky label in the early 1980s he released his first industrial record Formen letzter Hausmusik in 1984 on United Dairies. Here Tietchens articulated his musical interests clearly: everyday noises were treated and at times deformed beyond recognition and placed into new contexts. Until now Asmus Tietchens has released more than 80 albums on international labels where he continues to explore the posibilities presented to him by specific sound sources (ranging from water sounds to pure sine wave tones). He has a more rhythm-oriented fake band project called Hematic Sunsets. Tietchens’ work is rooted in a deeply sceptic gesture, marked by frequent quotes from the works of philosopher E.M. Cioran on his album covers. Asmus Tietchens has been awarded with the prestigious Karl Sczuka Prize of the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) twice: in 2003 for his work Heidelberger Studien 1-6 and in 2006 for Trois Dryades. He lives and works in Hamburg.

www.fabioperletta.it
www.tietchens.de

Various: DEGEM CD 14 – Escape

13. Oktober 2016 ·

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release date: 03.09.2016
artist:  various artists
title: DEGEM CD 14: Escape
order no.: ed05
Label code (LC): 27648
time: 76:15 min
packaged in full colour digipak with 6 panel fold booklet in german and english. curated by Monika Golla and designed by Marc Behrens. 1000 copies.

EDITION DEGEM

aufabwegen is proud to host EDITION DEGEM, the new label issuing the annual compilations of the German Association for Electrocaoustic Music / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik e.V. Each CD is curated by a sound artist and devoted to a specific theme/topic. The music covers a very wide range of electronic sounds, from sound art to post industrial cut ups, from field recordings and soundscapes to radiophonic composition.
The website for EDITION DEGEM is www.editiondegem.de

DEGEM CD 14: Escape

Escape is salvation.
Escape is the end of the game.
Escape renders undone.
Escape provides a second chance.
Escape saves time.
Escape is sudden and hasty.
Escape is silent and covert.
Escape does not always work out.

On the DEGEM CD 14, seventeen female and male composers turn their different perspectives onto the subject of “Escape” into sound: computer key or rubber boat – small flights or the one big escape… Most of the fifteen electroacoustic music pieces on this compilation were composed directly for this CD project and published here for the first time.
Monika Golla / Curator
With contributions from Ingo Morgenroth, Mehran Sherkat Naderi, STROM, Nikolaus Heyduck, Simon Vincent, Paul Hauptmeier & Martin Recker, Kirsten Reese, Sabine Schäfer, Arsalan Abedian, Felix Leuschner, Julia Mihaly, Hiromi Ishii, Kai Niggemann, Johannes S. Sistermanns and Claudia Robles-Angel.

www.editiondegem.de

Konrad Kraft – Quadrat LP

3. Oktober 2016 ·

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LP-audio/digital
release date: October 2016
artist:  KONRAD KRAFT
title: Quadrat
order no.: aatp51
Label code (LC): 01291
time: ca. 43 min
full-colour sleeve designed by KK. Limited to 300 copies on black vinyl

price: 17 € plus postage
available from aufabwegen mailorder

There is also a limited 10 copies version of the album. Each copy includes an individual LP sized hand drawn line graph by Konrad Kraft, handnumbered and signed by the artist. The price for this edition is 90 € per copy.

Buy the digital album & listen via bandcamp.

On “Quadrat”:
Quadrat is the title of Konrad Kraft’s (aka Detlef Funder) newest album, this time released on 12“ vinyl.
In some ways this album constitutes a kind of continuation of his previous work, which started with Temporary Audiosculptures. A sound manifestation of imaginary, sculptural and graphic structures.
Like before, the production concentrates, in a more diffused way than in his previous album, on adding compositorial characteristics to graphic-geometric structures.
The result is a formal Grammatik of complex sound structures existing of wanted and indeed unwanted sounds and improvised moments.
Fragmentary passages join homogeneous ones, spatial agglomerations follow cut-ups, acoustic adhesion meets simmering hotspots.
Quadrat is clearly more poetical than his last album. Reduction and occasional use of minimalistic tonality and rhythm are in the forefront, and invite for sound excursions.
The dogmatic choice of electronic sound production as well as the extreme manipulation of field recordings, allows for the formation of an abstract electronic parallel world.
A limited edition of 10 albums containing line drawings by Detlef Funder in the format of a square LP is also available (Quadrat 1 – 10).
Text: Kirsch

Detlef Funder alias Konrad Kraft Bio:
1979 – Purchase of first semi-modular synthesiser.
1982 – Creation of experimental and avantgarde music project “Konrad Kraft“. Various tapes and CDs as well as compilation tracks are published.
1988 – 1994 Co-founder of the Düsseldorf based music label “SDV-Tonträger”. 1990 – 2011 Producer of electronic music (experimental, ambient, techno) and work as DJ and live-acts worldwide (“Konrad Kraft”, “Gilgamesch”, “D-Fundation”, “Detson Engineering” & “Four Carry Nuts”).
2004 – After a long break resumption of work as artist (fine arts and painting).
Releases:
1992 Dino Oon & Konrad Kraft – “Environmental Studies“ (SDV-Düsseldorf) CD
1996 Konrad Kraft – Alien Atmospheres (Elektro Smog-Frankfurt) CD
2011 Konrad Kraft – Temporary Audio Sculptures and Artefacts (aufabwegen) CD

www.konrad-kraft.eu

Various – aufabwegen50. ausgewählte geräusche 2xCD

26. Mai 2016 ·

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2xCD
release date: 21.06.2016
artist:  various artists
title: aufabwegen50. ausgewählte geräusche
order no.: aatp50
Label code (LC): 01291
time: CD1: 78:45; CD2: 78:52
price: 22,00 € plus postage

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DVD Digibook with 82 pp booklet featuring extensive artist info and essays on sound by Johannes Ullmaier and Till Kniola (all in german and english), designed by Robert Schalinski. CDs mastered by Marcus Schmickler, edition of 1000 copies.
29 unreleased or rare tracks by AALFANG MIT PFERDEKOPF, ARS MORIENDI, MARC BEHRENS, FRANK BRETSCHNEIDER, GREGORY BÜTTNER, COLUMN ONE, CORE, CRANIOCLAST, EVAPORI, FETISCH PARK, LIMPE FUCHS, CHRISTOPH HEEMANN, HITHLAHABUTH, KALLABRIS, THOMAS KÖNER, KONTAKTA, KONRAD KRAFT, licht-ung, MAEROR TRI, MØHR, N(33), RLW, SCHACHTANLAGE GEGENORT, DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE, ASMUS TIETCHENS, DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS, WERKBUND, ACHIM WOLLSCHEID, XYRAMAT.

About “aufabwegen50. ausgewählte geräusche”:
The 50th release by the aufabwegen label is also part of the edition elektronik of the Deutscher Musikrat. The extensive double CD compilation comes with a detailed booklet. The release links up the history of the aufabwegen label with a personal take on the evolution of noise music in Germany. It traces the developments from the early cathartic powers of pure noise via bruitistic sound researches up to the formation of an aesthetic of noises themselves; a self conscious sound culture. This movement is illustrated for the listener in 29 subjectively selected tracks. The sounds range from subtle ambient via dense collages and concrete sound landscapes on to rhythmic pieces. It comprises almost exclusively of unreleased or very rare to find material by all participating artists. The collection features pieces by some of the founding projects of noise music as well as newer projects and younger musicians thereby showcasing a wide range of contemporary artistic positions in noise music. It is hoped that this broad scope will draw new audiences to the magic of noise music.

www.musikrat.de/elektronik

Kallabris – Schön geht anders

3. Dezember 2015 ·

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CD / digital
release date: 15.12.2015
artist:  KALLABRIS
title: Schön geht anders
order no.: aatp30
Label code (LC): 01291
time: ca. 50 mins
hand-stamped eco-sleeve, designed by Kallabris. Mastered by Jac Beloeil.
Ltd. to 300 copies

price: 12,00 € plus postage
available from aufabwegen mailorder.

On “Schön geht anders”:
29 tracks of sheer joie de vivre form this manifesto of musical positivism.
Reductionist on their acoustic surface, constructivist in their compositional core, the tracks themselves and in their sequence point to a sociological base: a sociology of sound or a sound sociology driven by the rough necessities of political acoustics. Advanced 4-track tape recording techniques struggle with primitive digital technology, thus forming a class of sound which contains itself as an element and attribute. The sublation of music reveals the revolutionary nature of movement in which its end becomes the condition of its beginning. Yes, beauty may really work differently – but it is necessity that elevates the sound to a static sculpture of dynamics.

Biography:
Kallabris is a musical project that was begun in the mid 1980ies out of the scene around Coitra’s Clan. Since ist inception Kallabris has persistently neglected any usage of advanced recording technology. Ever since not technical or compositonal innovation is at the core of the group’s work but, the active engagement with the limitations and the objects of every day life. This sound positivism can result in stylistically varied outputs ranging from chanson or country blues to musique concrète – while all musics live by their surfaces. Save the surface and you save all.
www.kallabris.de

Peinemann | Tietchens – Harvestehude 2xCD

6. November 2015 ·

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2x cd-audio
release date: 25.10.2015
artist:  ASMUS TIETCHENS/MARTIN PEINEMANN
title: Harvestehude
order no.: aatp53
Label code (LC): 01291
time: CD 1: ca. 53:00 mins., CD 2:  ca. 39:00 mins.
price: 18,00 € plus postage

2 CDs in printed paper sleeves housed in carton slip case. Designed by Asmus Tietchens.
500 copies. Dedicated to C.V. Liquidsky.

On „Harvestehude“
After more than 10 years of enthusiastic experiences and encounters with so-called „Difficult Music“ throughout the 1980ies Martin Peinemann and Asmus Tietchens deemed their somewhat differing approaches to making music compatible and agreed upon a loose collaboration in the year 1992. For various reasons (organizational and others) the work was not to take place at Audiplex studios but at Peinemann’s home studio. This modest lab featured all the necessary technical equipment needed to realize noise music meeting the standards of the day. This included an analogue 4-track-tape deck (9,5 cm/sec, Dolby noise reduction, integrated 6-channel mixer), soon after a digital 8 channel multitrack, a powerful periphery and sound producing devices of all kinds. For „Hochallee“, their first collaboration, Peinemann and Tietchens set trhemselves no definite deadline. The working sessions took place in an atmosphere of relaxation, usually on Saturday afternoons. By 1996 Peinemann and Tietchens finally had amassed a series of pieces they considered to be complete. At this time Peinemann began working on computer generated solo works and Tietchens moved on towards a more reductionist sound work.

„Klosterallee“, their second collaboration, was realized under completely different circumstances. In the years gone by since their last work Peinemann had deeply immersed himself into the field of extreme digital sound manipulation that he often discussed with Tietchens. From this collection of sound structures Peinemann offered some to Tietchens as sourcings for further treatments. The following expanding of these structures was not done in the form of sessions but executed by Tietchens alone over a period of three months. Peinemann then authorised the final results.

Unlike Asmus Tietchens Peinemann never released any music until now. He always valued the working process higher than the working result. The reason for this collaboration to finally come out as a double CD follows a noble motif that can be roughly translated as such: „A warning to the Old, an instruction to the Young.“ (Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, „Pädagogische Ergetzungen“, 1802).

Available at aufabwegen mailorder.

Carl Michael von Hausswolff – Squared CD

21. September 2015 ·

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CD / digital
release date: 26.09.2015
artist:  CARL MICHAEL VON HAUSSWOLFF
title: Squared
order no.: aatp52
Label code (LC): 01291
time: ca. 46 mins
digipak designed by Richard Francis. Ltd. to 300 copies
price: 13,00 € plus postage

On “Squared”:
Squared consists of two longer pieces.
a) is a recording of a live performance executed at ZKM in Karlsruhe. It is an abstract piece of music that has evolved during the time the composer has performed live – since 1980. For the composer, generally, a live performance is always the “same thing”, but listening to the early recordings it occurs that the music has changed drastically – only the format is still there. This is analogue to life in general – Earth looks the same like always, but, of course, it isn’t. This piece won the Karl Sczuka Price Price in 2014. The piece is a co-production with ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe and Südwestrundfunk (SWR).
b) is a piece using the sound generated from the soil in the German cemetery in Montevideo, Uruguay. With a technique called emission spectroscopy the composer has experimented with the frequencies that emits from the actual material in the ground and by pulling out samples from these recordings, organising them and looping some this piece became the soundtrack for the film “North Cemetery, Montevideo, Uruguay” directed by Jan Håfström, CM von Hausswolff and Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena.

Biography:
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden
Since the end of the 70s, von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using recording technology as his main instrument and as a visual artist using video and still photography as well as other media.
He currently curates the sound-installation FREQ_OUT (including artists like Jana Winderen, JG Thirlwell, Finnbogi Petursson, Anna Ceeh and others) and collaborates with artist Leif Elggren, film-maker Thomas Nordanstad, EVP re-searcher Michael Esposito and author Leslie Winer.
He has exhibited in documenta, Kassel, the biennials in Venice, Moscow, Liverpool, Istanbul, Sarajevo etc and in Rijeka, Stockholm, Nicosia, Tokyo, London, New York etc. His music has been played in festivals such as Sonar (Barcelona), Red Bull Adademy, CTM (Berlin), L’audible (Paris), el niche Aural (Mexico City) etc. and released on record by labels alike RasterNoton (Berlin), Touch (London), Laton (Wien), auf abwegen (Cologne), iDeal (Göteborg) and MonoType (Warszaw).
www.cmvonhausswolff.net

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Various – DEGEM CD 13: Grenzen

21. September 2015 ·

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release date: 26.09.2015
artist:  various artists
title: DEGEM CD 13: Grenzen
order no.: ed04
Label code (LC): 27648
time: 73:56 min
price: 13,00 €
packaged in full colour digipak with 4 panel fold booklet in german and english. curated by Florian Hartlieb and designed by Marc Behrens. 1000 copies.

DEGEM CD 13: Grenzen
Border – it can define the edge of a room, it can be a dividing line or a dividing area. Borders can occur between people, nations, states, thoughts, traditions, lands, and cultures. A border can be a delimitation or exclusion between outside and inside. It can define one’s own limits or the limits to another. Borders can be cut, crossed, opened, overcome, ignored, or moved. A border can also be completely insurmountable.
Borders – this is a central theme of our time. While borders in many parts of Europe were taken down some time ago, on the edges of the continent there is a border that has become deadly for many people in the past few months. Religions and cultures are perceived as borders. Being involved with the current political situation has motivated me to create this edition of a DEGEM CD with Borders as the overreaching theme.
Borders – The composers whose work appears on this CD have been completely free to interpret the theme. Ten new and high-quality pieces of music have thus been written which all address the theme in a wide-ranging, experimental, and highly differentiated manner.
Florian Hartlieb / Curator

The DEGEM CD 13 Grenzen reflects very different approaches in electroacoustic reaction to this range of topics and thereby mirrors the participating artists’ varied reception of the theme. It features unreleased tracks by Kai Niggemann, Brian Smith, Denise Ritter, Marc Behrens, Gerald Fiebig and more.

EDITION DEGEM
aufabwegen is proud to host EDITION DEGEM, the new label issuing the annual compilations of the German Association for Electrocaoustic Music / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik e.V. Each CD is curated by a sound artist and devoted to a specific theme/topic. The music covers a very wide range of electronic sounds, from sound art to post industrial cut ups, from field recordings and soundscapes to radiophonic composition.
The website for EDITION DEGEM is www.editiondegem.de

toy.bizarre – kdi dctb 257 [A] 3″CD

9. Juli 2015 · 2 Kommentare

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MCD audio / digital
release date: 08.07.2015
artists:  TOY.BIZARRE
title: kdi dctb 257 [A]
order no.: aatp37
Label code (LC): 01291
time: 18:45 mins
full colour paper sleeve designed by Cedric Peyronnet. Limited to 500 copies

In 2010-2011 I was invited to work with 2 groups of students within the frame of « Territoires sonores, portée art’ur , réseau d’action culturelle des
lycées agricoles publics des Pays de La Loire », in the cities of Saint-Herblain and La Roche-sur-Yon.
We worked for a few months listening, recording, and composing with their sound environment.
I was particularly interested by one the recording session they made in the Conservatoire de Musique : hearing instruments through walls, stairs and corridors… It sounded really great… a basis for a a real maze. So it became my basis to what I call “my first ever pop music piece”, which is a real maze, a glance through the building at first, and then it goes deeper and deeper.

Bio
Cédric Peyronnet (aka toy.bizarre / ingeos) is a sound artist working since the ’90 around phonography (Field recordings, “sound hunting”…), soundscapes, using the principles of concrete, acousmatic, electroacoustic music.
His work, whose main theme is the exploration of places by sound recording, listening and sound sculpting, take form of compositions and sound pieces (CD, Vinyl … more than fifty references published since the ‘90), concerts, sound screenings and sound installations.
Photo: Cedric Peyronnet

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