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Astro Camping


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The Knob, The Finger & The It: ASTRO CAMPING
12 inch transparent vinyl incl. digital download | 16,90€

Initially the music by The Knob, The Finger & The It was conceived as some sort of ritual background ambient during extensive electro-acoustic picnics by the river or in the fields.

In the course of these sessions,
The Knob, The Finger & The It make use of battery powered miniature electronics, DIY synths and acoustic bricolage, which mingle with the sounds of the open space: some wind, a crackling campfire, a train passing by over a bridge nearby…

However, local weather conditions as well as annually recurring festivities made The Knob, The Finger & The It escape to their inside homes now and again, where they started to explore the miraculous possibilities of modern studio technique.

Two tracks on this album – F. F. Erde and Grasebene 3, were taped live outside, and no posterior changes were made. All other pieces were recorded in the studio. Astro Camping is based on recordings from 2012-2016. The first 50 copies come with an interstellar gimmick.

The Knob, The Finger & The It are: Tobias Grewenig, Andreas Oskar HirschVolker Hennes. Cover photographs by Andreas Oskar Hirsch.

Preorder via Bandcamp
www.thekfi.bandcamp.com/releases


TRACKLIST

Don‘t Snoozle While / Hot 5’42
Come to Ping as Ra / 3’18
Eisenblechmen / 4’37
F. F. Erde 4/ ’58

Astro Camping / 4’23
When Pluto was a Planet / 7’37
Our Passports / 3’37
Grasebene 3 / 3’52

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Andreas O. Hirsch: ROW
12 inch LP | 180g | b/w inlay | 14,90€

ROW goes back to a collecting of field recordings that Hirsch took for Oerol, an annual theatre festival taking place on the West Frisian island of Terschelling / NL. The recording was taken aboard the ARAD, a lifeboat of the Dutch rowing team …

… Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie during a training exercise on 25 April 2011. The course stretched from the harbour of West-Terschelling out into the Wadden Sea and back again. The focus is on the coxswain’s commands which resemble a funk singer’s ones and which make the team become one body working their way through the waters.

Steersman: Cees Plug

Rowers: Iense Roos, Rein Jan Buren, Iemke Ruijg, Jelle Cupido, Cor Langerak, Rik Plug, Jauk Hek

In memoriam Cees Plug † 2013

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This is some highly conceptual record from the world of field recordings and it is also a highly fascinating piece of sound art. / Frans de Waard, vital weekly

listen to the a-side here

The 12 inch is available via a-musik or here
Digital version on Bandcamp

TRACKLIST

Side A
ROW OUT  19’23

Side B
ROW IN  20’31

With particular thanks to Oerol as well as the cultural office of the city of Cologne for making this record possible.

 

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Andreas O. Hirsch: Summe 1
12 inch LP | 180g | 14,90€

After numerous concerts and performances throughout the last years, Summe 1 is Andreas O. Hirsch‘s first release on makiphon. The album concentrates on peculiar soundscapes and drony pieces…

… carefully interwoven by means of pitched harmonicas, electric guitars, mini fans, delays and the electric palm leaf, an electroacoustic invention of the artist. The eight titles evoke a space somewhere between interstellar geography (Maxwell Mountains – a plateau on planet Venus), abstract physics (Teilchenbeschleuniger), botanical scenery and animality: Kemeri 5 am features nocturnal crane calls that Hirsch recorded on a bike trip in a swamp near Riga while he was busy with decoding bird messages via morse code. Opossum Pravda is dedicated to the tenacious marsupial that likes to wander around at night and which is able to hang from trees by its tail. Kautschukwaage seems to suggest an exotic setting and provides a link to the rubber bands which one hears resonating in the miniature. Sleeve designed by the artist. 300 copies. Mastered by Joseph Suchy.

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Obwohl auf ‘Summe 1’ nichts konventionell arrangiert ist, die Stücke vielmehr auf avancierten Klangversuchen fußen, ist die Musik sehr anschaulich geraten, nicht wuchtig und schroff, sondern immer gut durchhörbar, offen und skizzenhaft, wie eine Einladung, sich der Reise ins Innere zu stellen. Felix Klopothek / Stadtrevue

Seems this Cologne-based artist studied film as his first discipline, and it’s possible a certain cinematic sense has passed into his first solo release Summe 1 which has been released as a very nice and not-overlong slice of 12-inch vinyl. On it, he’s shooting for some sense of other-worldly travel, the voyager surveying the more exotic and remote parts of the globe – some tracks do indeed convey “instant jungle danger” or “blistering desert heat” if viewed as a slightly unusual form of library music. You’ve only got to look at the cover art also, with its faux-naif imaginary maps, where important landmarks (or imagined connections between such landmarks) are apparently designated with kitchen implements, such as four egg whisks and a funnel. Ed Pinsent / The Sound Projector

Poco più di trentacinque minuti di musica che mescolano visioni da quarto mondo alla My Life in The Bush of Ghost con un’attitudine naif degna del più visionario Felix Kubin. Brian Eno se ne innamorerebbe all’istante.
Roberto Mandolini / Rockerilla

Andreas Oskar Hirsch prend nos sens pour les plonger dans un magma de viscéralité mouvante, voyage incessant entre sonorités ethniques et démarche conceptuelle à l’immédiateté accrocheuse, bain bouillonnant de textures acoustiques et de synthétique climatique, d’allers-retours sur des cimes escarpées dont chaque conquête est une ode à la liberté.
Roland Torres
/ Silence and Sound

listen to two of the tracks here

The 12 inch is available via a-musik or here
Digital versions on Bandcamp, Junoother platforms

TRACKLIST

Side A
In A Seldom Land  3’09
Konnektor  2’40
Kemeri 5 am  4’21
Opossum Pravda  3’39
Kautschukwaage  1’57

Side B
Summe 1  5’50
Maxwell Mountains  3’45
Teilchenbeschleuniger  9’04

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Sculptress of Sound: SPECTODRAMA
12 inch EP | 45 rpm | 180g Vinyl | 11,90€

Julia Bünnagel, Patricia Koellges and Tamara Lorenz release their extraordinary sound on vinyl: The debut SPECTODRAMA contains 3 tracks formed by word collage, brittle sound and elements of minimal noise.

TRACKLIST
A l Eriside – 4’27
A ll Andy – 2’54

B l Moi – 7’50

Review
Revue & Corrigée

Available via  a-musikSlowboy or here

www.sculptressofsound.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/SculptressOfSound

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Sculptress of Sound: SPECTODRAMA
makiphon ist höchst erfreut, die erste Veröffentlichung anzukündigen!

Mit ihrem Debut SPECTODRAMA schreiben Julia Bünnagel, Patricia Koellges und Tamara Lorenz ihren ungewöhnlichen Sound auf Vinyl: 3 Stücke geprägt von Wortcollagen, brüchigen Klängen und minimalen Noise-Elementen.

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makiphon is very pleased to announce the first release!

Julia Bünnagel, Patricia Koellges and Tamara Lorenz release their extraordinary sound on vinyl: The debut SPECTODRAMA contains 3 tracks formed by word collage, brittle sound and elements of minimal noise.

www.sculptressofsound.de
www.facebook.com/SculptressOfSound

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Un maxi aussi extraordinaire qu’intriguant qui aurait figuré si j’en avais fait un, dans mon top 10 de 2014. Sorti donc en ce début d’hiver 2014, ce “Spectodrama” présente trois titres autour de la voix, sur une musique entre électroacoustique et compositions, présentée dans une enveloppe en forme de collages et de musiques industrielles. On croirait, sans aucune mauvaise critique ou intention, cette musique sortie du milieu des arts plastiques. Dans une approche très détachée de ce trio allemand, comme peuvent aussi bien le faire Ezramo sur Corvo Records ou The Jist sur Va fongool. Avec une sacrée touche no-wave qui offre un savoureux mélange à l’ensemble. 
CYRILLE LANOË / Revue & Corrigé

TRACKLIST
A l Eriside – 4’27
A ll Andy – 2’54

B l Moi – 7’50

12 inch EP | 45 rpm | 180g Vinyl

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