KLAUS RÖDER ~ ETÜDE FÜR KLANGWANDLERORCHESTER (1984), CLOCHES IMAGINAIRES (1983), ZWEITER TANZ (1976), DRITTER TANZ (1976)

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Klaus Röder
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
d’or056
Date 19 November 2021

Klaus Röder Born on 7 April 1948 in Stuttgart, married, 3 children. Violin lessons at the age of 10, later piano and guitar, from 1968 studies in ‘Bild und Ton’ engineering at the Hochschule Düsseldorf and composition with Milko Kelemen and Günther Becker, guitar with Dieter Kreidler at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. During his studies he was a member of various bands (free jazz, rock, pop). 1972 to 2020 teacher for guitar at the music school in Langenfeld. Graduated with a diploma in electronic music composition. Since 1975 own studio in Solingen.

1970 Participation at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music (scholarship).
1984 first experiments with computer music at the Institute for Communication Research and Phonetics at the University of Bonn with programmes for sound synthesis and sound analysis for the Kontron computer PSI 80.
Participation in courses on computer music: 1985 at the Groupe de musique expérimental de Bourges and 1988 at the Technical University of Berlin.
2002 Participation at the Stockhausen Courses in Kürten.

In addition to compositions for acoustic instruments (including ‘experimental’ instruments), he has written a large number of works of electroacoustic music (contemporary classical music), including 80 works for audio carriers (tape music).

1980 Award for Composition in Düsseldorf and Invitation to the ISCM World Music Days in Tel Aviv. In the same year he received a first prize for his composition ‘ Mr. Frankenstein’s’ Babies’ at the Concours international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges. Some years later he received in Bourges the ‘Euphones d’or’.
1988 1st prize at the Computer Music Courses Berlin for the composition ‘Kontra C’.

Klaus Röder was member of Kraftwerk in 1974 during the Autobahn LP.

Klaus Röder Website

Etüde für Klangwandler-Orchester (text from 1984) This piece represents an attempt to reproduce electronic music authentically. Loudspeakers are primarily designed to reproduce music or speech, not to produce their own sounds. On the contrary, a loudspeaker that produces additional tones or sounds, i.e. that distorts, is bad. The best loudspeaker is the one that is most faithful to the original, i.e. the one that can best imitate the original. The original can be either instrumental music or electroacoustically produced or processed music specifically designed for loudspeaker reproduction, as is the case with most light music. But the original can also be electronic serious music. Here, too, the aim is to reproduce tones, sounds and noises as they exist on the sound carrier (usually tape). A distinction must be made between music composed specifically for sound carriers (radio playback, records) and music intended for playback in the concert hall. In the case of the former, loudspeaker (or headphone) reproduction is the appropriate means, because the music was created for this purpose. With the latter, however, the performance over loudspeakers in the concert hall often seems like a reproduction, not an original performance, because it is merely the faithful reproduction of a tape. Nothing happens during the performance, and it is questionable whether the word performance is appropriate at all, since actually only what already exists is reproduced. For this reason, I am trying for the first time to use the so-called Echonic Sound Transducers II to create electronic music. Attached to certain objects, they create a sound spectrum that is determined by these objects. Since these are enamelled tin keys, the inherent resonances of these bowls, for example, are reproduced in an amplified way. Filling in water, inserting objects, etc. each drastically changes the characteristic of such a special loudspeaker, which deserves to be called a musical instrument, since tones, sounds and noises are produced with it during the performance – i.e. live. Although their origin comes from the tape, they only exist there in simple basic forms of vibration such as sine tone, impulse or noise, and in this form they are by no means the final music, but only the raw material to be formed, similar to the vibrating string on the violin or the vibrating column of air on the flute, which is also only made into music by being played by the musician. The difference to the traditional musical instrument is, among other things, that the latter demands a lot of concentration from the musician to play at the right time, whereas the player of the sound transducer instrument can fully concentrate on the interpretation of the music, i.e. on articulation, phrasing etc. The piece is performed by eight players according to the score. Since there is some freedom in the way of interpretation, the sonic experience is largely determined by the virtuosity of the performance and the interplay of the musicians. The composition is intended exclusively for such a performance. The vibrations present on the tape are not intended for reproduction via normal loudspeakers!
(KR)

Side A
Etüde für Klangwandlerorchester (1984) 22:47

Side B
Cloches Imaginaires (1983) 13:16
Zweiter Tanz (1976) 1:12
Dritter Tanz (1976) 1:12

All music Klaus Röder.
Mastering, production, vinylcut Astres d’Or

Klaus Röder ~ Etüde für Klangwandlerorchester (excerpt)
Klaus Röder ~ Etüde für Klangwandlerorchester (excerpt 2)


Artwork description: Artwork by Klaus Röder
Original manuscripts with text and drawings (no prints). Pencil and color marker on graph paper.
Date of artwork: Approximately 1980-1984
Details: (From correspondence with KR)
“circuit diagrams and assembly plans for devices (electronic musical instruments) which I have built myself and which I have used to produce my electronic compositions (1 to 10, 14, 15, 21 and 22)” “designs for glasglockentanz (11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25)”.




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THE HELIOPOLAR EGG ~ GOETHE INSTITUTE CAIRO EGYPT ’72, PART II

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Hartmut Geerken
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or055
Date of Release: 25 October 2021/ SOLD

Hartmut Geerken * Stuttgart 15 January 1939 – † Wartaweil 21 October 2021
It is with great sadness that we learned that Hartmut Geerken has passed away on 21 October.
We’re honored that we were able to work with him. A great artist and inspiring musician, ahead of his time. We wish to his family and friends much strength and positive energy.

Hartmut Geerken born 1939 in stuttgart/germany. studied oriental languages, comparative religious studies and philosophy (ernst bloch) at the universities of tuebingen/germany, constantine/algeria and istanbul/turkey. worked for goethe-institutes in cairo, kabul and athens (1966-1984).
author, composer, musician, film-maker, actor, mycologist, bumble-bee-keeper, publisher of authors from the circle of literary expressionism and dada etc.
in the age of 8 years he started piano lessons and with 14 he gives his first public solo piano radio concert performing works of bela bartok. after finishing his classical piano education he switched to jazz and new music. studied with karlheinz stockhausen, lukas foss, györgy ligeti, aloys kontarsky et al. worked with john tchicai, salah ragab, famoudou don moye, sunny murray, grace yoon, don cherry, takehisa kosugi, sainkho namtchilak, sun ra, robert lax, the art ensemble of chicago, the sun ra arkestra et al. in the end 60’s he co-foundes the “cairo jazz band” with salah ragab & directed the “cairo free jazz ensemble”. in 1976 he toured in duo with michael ranta far east from teheran to osaka. 1985 he was on an extensive tour through west afrika with john tchicai & famoudou don moye. he has more than 40 vinyls & cds in his name. from 1991-1992 he held the chair of poetics at he the folkwang university in essen.
living in cairo for 6 years he invited sun ra to his spiritual homeland. geerken runs one of the most complete sun ra archives worldwide and organizes from 1994 to 2010 the annual “waitawhile international sun ra conventions”. since 2005 he is co-editor of a 40 volume edition of the complete works of the german philosopher salomo friedlaender/mynona. since 1953 he came up with about 200 radio-broadcasts, numerous books, lps, cds, exhibitions & films.
Hartmut Geerken Website

Michael Ranta Percussionist/composer Michael Ranta (US, 1942) is a key figure in the world of contemporary avant garde music. He studied composition with a.o. Lejaren Hiller and Herbert Brün, recorded and performed in all Harry Partch productions between 1960 and 1968. In the late 60’s he moved to Cologne and worked with Lachenmann, Kagel, Stockhausen, Riedl… In 1970 he took part in the Osaka World Expo as member of Stockhausen’s ensemble. Ranta lived in Taiwan from 1972 till 1979 where he taught music history and percussion. Meanwhile he performed with a.o. Takehisa Kosugi, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Toru Takemitsu and worked in the electronic music broadcast studio in Tokyo (NHK). He was also part of the ephemeral group ‘Wired’ with Mike Lewis, Karl-Heinz Böttner and Conny Plank that only did one single studio session resulting in that legendary LP on the ‘Free Improvisation’ box set on the Deutsche Grammophon. In the mid 70’s Ranta performed intensively with Hartmut Geerken all over Asia and North Africa. Back in Germany Ranta formed the percussion group Transit, worked with Jean Claude Eloy and also provided music for theatre, dance and documentary film. Ranta privately released a couple of intriguing solo albums through Asian Sound which is also the company he founded specializing in distribution of Oriental percussion instruments. Since 2010 Belgian label Metaphon has been releasing major works from his archive including the highly acclaimed ‘MU’ sessions with Mike Lewis and Conny Plank. Michael Ranta is one of those rare composers able to organically melt his wide artistic span into a singular but yet diverse universe morphing his rich vocabulary as a percussionist with the Oriental esoteric tradition, the psychedelic underground and the realm of electronic/concrete minimalism. Michael Ranta Website

Leaflet for the 15-2-1972 concert at the Goethe Institute Cairo. Artwork Hartmut Geerken.
Leaflet for the 15-2-1972 concert at the Goethe Institute Cairo. Backside.

a side
-february 15, 1972, goethe institute cairo, egypt. 15:09
b side
-february 15, 1972, goethe institute cairo, egypt. 17:24

very first concert by the heliopolar egg, february 15, 1972, goethe institute cairo, egypt. personel: geerken, ranta, von puttkamer, el hakim.

All Music by The Heliopolar Egg
Production, mastering, vinylcut by Astres d’Or

THE HELIOPOLAR EGG ~ GOETHE INSTITUTE CAIRO EGYPT ’72, PART II A Excerpt
THE HELIOPOLAR EGG ~ GOETHE INSTITUTE CAIRO EGYPT ’72, PART II B Excerpt

Artwork Description:
Artwork by Hartmut Geerken.
Photography, paper, cellotape on LP jacket.

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THE HELIOPOLAR EGG ~ 2 LIVE RECORDINGS OF CONCERTS AT GOETHE INSTITUTE CAIRO EGYPT ’72, USIS KARACHI PAKISTAN ’75

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Hartmut Geerken
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or054
Date of Release: 23 August 2021 / SOLD (Still available from the artist. See below)

Hartmut Geerken born 1939 in stuttgart/germany. studied oriental languages, comparative religious studies and philosophy (ernst bloch) at the universities of tuebingen/germany, constantine/algeria and istanbul/turkey. worked for goethe-institutes in cairo, kabul and athens (1966-1984).
author, composer, musician, film-maker, actor, mycologist, bumble-bee-keeper, publisher of authors from the circle of literary expressionism and dada etc.
in the age of 8 years he started piano lessons and with 14 he gives his first public solo piano radio concert performing works of bela bartok. after finishing his classical piano education he switched to jazz and new music. studied with karlheinz stockhausen, lukas foss, györgy ligeti, aloys kontarsky et al. worked with john tchicai, salah ragab, famoudou don moye, sunny murray, grace yoon, don cherry, takehisa kosugi, sainkho namtchilak, sun ra, robert lax, the art ensemble of chicago, the sun ra arkestra et al. in the end 60’s he co-foundes the “cairo jazz band” with salah ragab & directed the “cairo free jazz ensemble”. in 1976 he toured in duo with michael ranta far east from teheran to osaka. 1985 he was on an extensive tour through west afrika with john tchicai & famoudou don moye. he has more than 40 vinyls & cds in his name. from 1991-1992 he held the chair of poetics at he the folkwang university in essen.
living in cairo for 6 years he invited sun ra to his spiritual homeland. geerken runs one of the most complete sun ra archives worldwide and organizes from 1994 to 2010 the annual “waitawhile international sun ra conventions”. since 2005 he is co-editor of a 40 volume edition of the complete works of the german philosopher salomo friedlaender/mynona. since 1953 he came up with about 200 radio-broadcasts, numerous books, lps, cds, exhibitions & films.
Hartmut Geerken Website

Michael Ranta Percussionist/composer Michael Ranta (US, 1942) is a key figure in the world of contemporary avant garde music. He studied composition with a.o. Lejaren Hiller and Herbert Brün, recorded and performed in all Harry Partch productions between 1960 and 1968. In the late 60’s he moved to Cologne and worked with Lachenmann, Kagel, Stockhausen, Riedl… In 1970 he took part in the Osaka World Expo as member of Stockhausen’s ensemble. Ranta lived in Taiwan from 1972 till 1979 where he taught music history and percussion. Meanwhile he performed with a.o. Takehisa Kosugi, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Toru Takemitsu and worked in the electronic music broadcast studio in Tokyo (NHK). He was also part of the ephemeral group ‘Wired’ with Mike Lewis, Karl-Heinz Böttner and Conny Plank that only did one single studio session resulting in that legendary LP on the ‘Free Improvisation’ box set on the Deutsche Grammophon. In the mid 70’s Ranta performed intensively with Hartmut Geerken all over Asia and North Africa. Back in Germany Ranta formed the percussion group Transit, worked with Jean Claude Eloy and also provided music for theatre, dance and documentary film. Ranta privately released a couple of intriguing solo albums through Asian Sound which is also the company he founded specializing in distribution of Oriental percussion instruments. Since 2010 Belgian label Metaphon has been releasing major works from his archive including the highly acclaimed ‘MU’ sessions with Mike Lewis and Conny Plank. Michael Ranta is one of those rare composers able to organically melt his wide artistic span into a singular but yet diverse universe morphing his rich vocabulary as a percussionist with the Oriental esoteric tradition, the psychedelic underground and the realm of electronic/concrete minimalism. Michael Ranta Website

a side
-february 15, 1972, goethe institute cairo, egypt. 18:44
b side
-may 10, 1975, karachi, pakistan. 18:48

a side contains the very first concert by the heliopolar egg, february 15, 1972, goethe institute cairo, egypt. personel: geerken, ranta, von puttkamer, el hakim.
b side contains a concert at may 10 1975, usis karachi pakistan. personel: ranta, geerken.

All Music by The Heliopolar Egg
Production, mastering, vinylcut by Raymond Dijkstra

Excerpt Side A
Excerpt Side B

Artwork Description:
Lomography by Hartmut Geerken.
Lomography, cellotape on LP jacket.
More pictures follow

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FRITZ MÜLLER ~ FREI

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Eberhard Kranemann
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or053
Date of Release: 21 July 2021

Eberhard Kranemann is a key artist in the early development of Krautrock, end 1960’s. He was born on March 7th, 1945 in Wismar, Germany. He was a founding member of Kraftwerk (1967-’71) and worked with NEU ! in the early 1970’s. With Florian Schneider-Esleben (Kraftwerk) he formed Piss Off in the ’60’s with which he did performances with Joseph Beuys. He collaborated with Conny Plank on his 1977 album Fritz Müller Rock. Eberhard Kranemann is a multimedia artist. In addition to works from the traditional fields of painting, graphics and sculpture, he makes installations, photo montages, photo painting, video works, sound installations and performances.
“The multimedia bombardments by the mass media can only be adequately implemented spiritually and materially through multimedia creative acts.” (E.K.)

Eberhard Kranemann – collaborations: Joseph Beuys, Conny Plank, KRAFTWERK, NEU!, Yoichiro Kita (Tokyo), Paul Amlehn (New Zealand) Mathew Emmett (England), Paolo Tarsi (Italy), VocColours, Ina Sladic, Andre Chi Sing Yuen, Holger Mertin, Harald Grosskopf, field notes / Initiative Neue Musik Berlin

Gallery: Henrietta Weithorn, Düsseldorf, Germany

Video Documentations: Zeitgeist Media Production, USA

https://www.e-kranemann.de/

The music contained in this publication was perceived and recorded in 1973, after Kranemann’s collaboration with KRAFTWERK (1967-1971) and NEU! (1972). The music is a genuine mix between the music and sound of both groups at that time (think Kraftwerk 1 & 2 LP’s and first LP of NEU!) and therefor an important document for everyone who’s interested in this era German experimental music.

Rumor has it that several members of Kraftwerk are involved.
Drums by Klaus Dinger (Neu !)

A Side
– OH MANN 26:45
B Side
– SCREAM & SHOUT 17:46

Recordings from 1973, by Fritz Müller (Eberhard Kranemann)
All music FM. Direct unedited copy from the original tapes.

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Artwork Description:
Artwork by Eberhard Kranemann. Acrylic on Cardboard. 20-20 cm. Fitted to LP Jacket.

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SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON ~ CHINA MAN IN EUROPE

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Sven-Åke Johansson
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or052
Date of Release: 11 Juli 2021

Sven-Åke Johansson born in 1943 in Mariestad (Sweden), is one of the style-defining drummers of the German free jazz era of the 60s and 70s. From the 80s onwards, he pursued an artistic path largely independent of institutions and groups as a music performer in the circles of fine arts and new music. Among other things, more than fifty record releases, a number of music theater pieces, radio plays, pictorial works and a lively touring life are among his oeuvre.

Sven-Åke Johansson Website

side a
chinaman in europe
side b
chinaman in europe

All music Sven-Åke Johansson, in concert Utrecht 1982
claxon-festival at t’ hoogt in utrecht from 12.12. 1982

Sven-Åke Johansson ~ Chinaman in Europe Excerpt Side A
Sven-Åke Johansson ~ Chinaman in Europe Excerpt Side B

Artwork description:
artwork by s-åj
drawing, 30-30 cm of foam-rubber cymbal
comes in lp-cover with hand written front
„chinaman in europe“ (chinese written)
„chinaman in europe“ (english)



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THE HELIOPOLAR EGG ~ HELIOPOLIS ’72

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Michael Ranta
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or051
Date of Release: 1 July 2021 / SOLD (Still available from the artist. See below)

Hartmut Geerken born 1939 in stuttgart/germany. studied oriental languages, comparative religious studies and philosophy (ernst bloch) at the universities of tuebingen/germany, constantine/algeria and istanbul/turkey. worked for goethe-institutes in cairo, kabul and athens (1966-1984).
author, composer, musician, film-maker, actor, mycologist, bumble-bee-keeper, publisher of authors from the circle of literary expressionism and dada etc.
in the age of 8 years he started piano lessons and with 14 he gives his first public solo piano radio concert performing works of bela bartok. after finishing his classical piano education he switched to jazz and new music. studied with karlheinz stockhausen, lukas foss, györgy ligeti, aloys kontarsky et al. worked with john tchicai, salah ragab, famoudou don moye, sunny murray, grace yoon, don cherry, takehisa kosugi, sainkho namtchilak, sun ra, robert lax, the art ensemble of chicago, the sun ra arkestra et al. in the end 60’s he co-foundes the “cairo jazz band” with salah ragab & directed the “cairo free jazz ensemble”. in 1976 he toured in duo with michael ranta far east from teheran to osaka. 1985 he was on an extensive tour through west afrika with john tchicai & famoudou don moye. he has more than 40 vinyls & cds in his name. from 1991-1992 he held the chair of poetics at he the folkwang university in essen.
living in cairo for 6 years he invited sun ra to his spiritual homeland. geerken runs one of the most complete sun ra archives worldwide and organizes from 1994 to 2010 the annual “waitawhile international sun ra conventions”. since 2005 he is co-editor of a 40 volume edition of the complete works of the german philosopher salomo friedlaender/mynona. since 1953 he came up with about 200 radio-broadcasts, numerous books, lps, cds, exhibitions & films.
Hartmut Geerken Website

Michael Ranta Percussionist/composer Michael Ranta (US, 1942) is a key figure in the world of contemporary avant garde music. He studied composition with a.o. Lejaren Hiller and Herbert Brün, recorded and performed in all Harry Partch productions between 1960 and 1968. In the late 60’s he moved to Cologne and worked with Lachenmann, Kagel, Stockhausen, Riedl… In 1970 he took part in the Osaka World Expo as member of Stockhausen’s ensemble. Ranta lived in Taiwan from 1972 till 1979 where he taught music history and percussion. Meanwhile he performed with a.o. Takehisa Kosugi, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Toru Takemitsu and worked in the electronic music broadcast studio in Tokyo (NHK). He was also part of the ephemeral group ‘Wired’ with Mike Lewis, Karl-Heinz Böttner and Conny Plank that only did one single studio session resulting in that legendary LP on the ‘Free Improvisation’ box set on the Deutsche Grammophon. In the mid 70’s Ranta performed intensively with Hartmut Geerken all over Asia and North Africa. Back in Germany Ranta formed the percussion group Transit, worked with Jean Claude Eloy and also provided music for theatre, dance and documentary film. Ranta privately released a couple of intriguing solo albums through Asian Sound which is also the company he founded specializing in distribution of Oriental percussion instruments. Since 2010 Belgian label Metaphon has been releasing major works from his archive including the highly acclaimed ‘MU’ sessions with Mike Lewis and Conny Plank. Michael Ranta is one of those rare composers able to organically melt his wide artistic span into a singular but yet diverse universe morphing his rich vocabulary as a percussionist with the Oriental esoteric tradition, the psychedelic underground and the realm of electronic/concrete minimalism. Michael Ranta Website

a side
-february 13, 1972, house of hartmut geerken, heliopolis, eqypt. part I 20:20
b side
-february 13, 1972, house of hartmut geerken, heliopolis, eqypt. part II 20:44

very first meeting between geerken & ranta
instrumentation: sun ra’s sun harp, argool, zummarah, singing tube, violin, temple blocks, swarmandal, piano, piano strings, mbira, percussion environment, hamboning.

All Music by Hartmut Geerken, Michael Ranta
Production, mastering, vinylcut by Raymond Dijkstra

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Artwork Description:
Prints of paintings by Wayne Jacob (Michael Ranta)
More pictures follow

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ILITCH ~ I LOVE YOU BUT YOU’VE CHOSEN DARKNESS

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Ilitch
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or050
Date of Release: 24 May 2021 / SOLD

Thierry Müller is a multi-instrumentalist composer, whose Ilitch and Ruth projects are recognized in the independent and international underground scene.
He uses unconventional guitars as well as keyboards and other electronic devices to create unusual textures and sounds. Parisian graphic designer, he began making recordings in the early 1970s using prepared guitars, harmonium and tape recorders as instruments.
Since 1978, his albums with multiple and unclassifiable universes have been described as “Cult” by personalities like Tim Gane, Lee Ranaldo, Steven Stapleton, Edward Ka-Spel,…). He has collaborated on albums or live with, among others, Valentina Fanigliulo (Mushy, Phantom Love), Nick Littlemore (Empire Of The Sun, Pnau), Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear,…), Jac Berrocal, Quentin Rollet, Pepe Wismeer …

“When Astres d’Or asked me to make a limited original edition, I was very flattered and anxious: What format, what media, what kind of music… And as always, under the nickname Ilitch, what story.
For a very long time I wanted to pay tribute to someone that I loved very much at that time in my life but I always pushed it away because this story had been so passionate and destructive.
So, at this request from Astres d’Or, I told myself that it was now or never.
The choice to use only the guitar seemed obvious to me in order, over the improvisations at the base of this record, to remain in the ‘sentiment brut’ of narration of this past period. Collages were a common passion so they imposed themselves. In each one I tried to express a little part of her. “

Side A
Nulle part est ton endroit préféré
Dans Le désordre de tes sentiments
Résister à la tentation de tes certitudes

Side B
Au bord de l’océan de tes pensées
I Love You But You’ve Chosen Darkness
With You Until You’re Dead

All Music by Thierry Müller
Mixed by, mastered by Patrick Müller
Vinylcut by Raymond Dijkstra

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Artwork Description:
Hardcover Box with Printed Cover.
Inside:
Handmade Collage (Size approx 30-30 cm) (Unique Artwork)
Folder, cut from old Recordcover, sometimes altered with Paint or Collage (Unique Artwork).
Inside the Folder is a Collection of all Artworks of this Title (Printed, The same in each numbered Publication).

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Printed Collection of all Artworks in the numbered Publications, Card V
Printed Collection of all Artworks in the numbered Publications, Card VI
Printed Collection of all Artworks in the numbered Publications, Card VII
Backside of Collage. Numbered, Signed
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CHRISTINA KUBISCH ~ THREE PIECES FOR ELECTROMAGNETISM

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Christina Kubisch
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or049
Date of Release: 24 May 2021 / SOLD

Oxford_Madrid 2004
Without Destination 2010
A Bus Meets A Tram Meets A Trolley 2021

Christina Kubisch, born 1948 in Bremen, belongs to the first generation of sound artists. She has artistically developed multiple techniques based on electromagnetic induction, solar energy and special light systems. Since 2003 she has started the series “Electrical Walks” where the public can listen by special custom made headphones to the hidden electromagnetic waves around us. She has been a professor for audiovisual arts in Berlin, Paris, Saarbrücken and Oxford. She is a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Her installations, compositions and audio-visual works have been presented worldwide. Christina Kubisch lives and works in Berlin.
More about her work:
http://www.christinakubisch.de
https://electricalwalks.org/

All Music by Christina Kubisch
Mastered by Douglas Henderson
Vinylcut by Raymond Dijkstra

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Artwork Description:
Black Pencil on Paper

“The drawings are inspired by old books about electrical engineering with illustrations of magnetic phenomena. They are a free interpretation of electromagnetic circuits. I closed my eyes while drawing them and followed an inner image.” C.K.

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eau ~ O

Project by Timo van Luijk.

LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Timo van Luijk
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or048
Date of Release: 15 May 2021

Timo van Luijk born in Finland (1967) and living in the Belgian countryside is an autodidact sound instrumentalist / improvising composer, photographer and printmaker.

Started in the mid 80’s with improvisation and experimental music.

Formed, together with Geert Feytons, the audio-visual experimental music collective Noise-Maker’s Fifes in 1989 using selfmade instruments and field recordings to create complex, surreal audio-visual live happenings, including dance, projected sound and video installations.

Solo music project – Af Ursin – since 1990.

Hand-played improvisations conducted by an attraction for intimate and hermetic atmospheres, psychedelic and mystique spaces, wear of sound and silence.

Music is recorded and produced in the ‘Kulta Saha’ home studio and since 2001 published on LP format through the private ‘La Scie Dorée’ imprint.

Frequent collaborations with ao Andrew Chalk (Elodie, Mirror), Christoph Heemann (In Camera, Mirror), Raymond Dijkstra (Asra, La Poupée…), Frederik Croene, Kris Vanderstraeten, Bart De Paepe (Ilta Hämärä).

Member of the group Onde, formed together with Greg Jacobs and Marc Wroblewski (both from Noise Maker’s Fifes) and occasional live guest with Nurse With Wound.

Van Luijk’s photography, collage and print work radiates a dismal mood with reflections of pictoralism, symbolism and surrealism.

An appearing constant is a profound attraction to an irrational, organic and delicate stilled world, observed through antique lenses, a fin de siècle aura, faded through erosion of time.

Timo van Luijk also runs Metaphon, a concert organisation (till 2012) and record label releasing archive works of experimental music composers and sound artists like Arsène Souffriau, Baudouin Oosterlynck, Michael Ranta. Timo van Luijk Homepage

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eau – O

A – O I – 19:00
B – O II – 19:00

…scating the lemniscate, the undulating stream of linear circles…

Multitracked double quartet for drums, bass, guitar and organ.
Recorded in 2005 (Aura Legato daze) and resculptured from the original stereo mix at Kulta Saha, November 2020.



Artwork Description:
Rorschach monotype
Chinese ink on inner gatefold panels

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NURSE WITH WOUND ~ THE DREAM OF REASON BRINGS FORTH MONSTERS

2LP
Original Artwork by Steven Stapleton
Numbered & signed edition of 25 ex.
d’or047
Date of Release: 13 May 2021 / SOLD

New work by NWW, 2020.

Nurse With Wound

Nurse with Wound started as a band in 1978, consisting of Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill and Heman Pathak. The group evolved into a one man’s project of Stapleton, with colaborative input of a wide range of musicians.
NWW’s first output had connections with Surrealism, using soundcollage as an important tool of composition. Later NWW embraced other styles like Krautrock and Ambient.
NWW has issued over 40 full length recordings.

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A Side: 18:06
B Side: 18:06
C Side: 18:00
D Side: 17:54

Complete Soundtrack (72:06 Minutes) from the Film ‘Entering The Forbidden Zone’ by Conor McGrady.

Steven Stapleton
Colin Potter
Petr Vastl
Quentin Rollet

Mixed by Colin Potter at IC Studio
Mastered by Raymond Dijkstra at bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH

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Artwork Description:
Artwork by Babs Santini (Steven Stapleton)
Mixed Media on Paper (30-30 cm)
Handcolored Screenprint, Paint, Spraypaint, Ink, Collage, etc.

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