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Club of Rome first-time CD reissue

A peculiar item from the Asmus Tietchens discography sees its first ever reissue: The Große Statik tape, which Asmus Tietchens released under the moniker Club of Rome in 1985 via the italien label ADN. It is now re-published on the CD format by Klanggalerie out of Vienna, restoring the original artwork and with remastered audio. The work features four tracks in total, three long electronic pieces with synth melodies and string emulations and – also quite unusual for the Tietchens output – a short piece concisting of distorted voice reciting a poem.

The CD is availabe from aufabwegen-mailorder.

From the Klanggalerie website:

Asmus Tietchens is a sound artist and composer from Hamburg, Germany. He got interested in Musique Concrete by listening to a German radio programme when he was 10 years old. In 1965, at the age of 18, Asmus started experimenting with tape loops and turned them into musical collages. Soon, the use of synthesizers was added. In 1980 his debut album Nachtstücke was released, produced by Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream. This was soon followed by a series of albums of electronic pop music for the Sky label, home of many Krautrock bands. Tietchens often uses special source materials for his compositions such as water (Seuchengebiete), human voices (Von Mund zu Mund), paper (Papier ist geduldig). He is associated with the Industrial music scene through his collaborations and releases on labels such as United Dairies, Esplendor Geometrico or Dom Records. Tietchens never studied composition, he has no academic background, everything he does is self taught or learning by doing. Nevertheless, he was professor for sound design in Hamburg in recent years. Club of Rome was a pseudonym for Asmus Tietchens used on this cassette only release on ADN Records, 1985.