The album „Schatten ohne Licht“ was released on Stephen Meixner’s label Black Rose Recordings in 2022. It includes six new pieces of abstract electronic sounds.
From the original press release:
Asmus Tietchens – “Schatten Ohne Licht” CD
Black Rose Recordings are proud to present the exceptional new album by Asmus Tietchens. E.M. Cioran plays a very important role in most of Tietchen’s work and this release is no different. For this release Cioran has a fellow anthropofugal thinker: Ulrich Horstmann. The theme of this release deals with a return to a mineral world without any organic species, and therefore uninhabitable for human beings. This very radical dystopia serves as a foil to the six chapters of „Schatten ohne Licht”. There is something profound about the music. It can be slow and is certainly contemplative. Maybe the music is a sign of the state of our times?
As a pioneer of electronic composition his work spans over four decades and doesn’t fit easily into any one category. Early recordings ranged from experiments with tape machines and electronic sound through to experimental pop. Later works were a more sculptural blend of abstract microelectronics, industrial sounds and musique concrete.
Never straightforward or obvious, always unpredictable and innovative. His ground-breaking music influences many working in today’s electronic music scene. He has worked almost exclusively as a solo artist, but other releases have seen him collaborate with well-known and diverse artists such as Dieter Moebius (Cluster & Harmonia), Thomas Koener, Richard Chartier, and Merzbow.