Arnulf Meifert - Absolute Relative Music / Incredible Familiar Music 2LP+Book 2513
[Alga Marghen]

Arnulf Meifert - Absolute Relative Music / Incredible Familiar Music 2LP+Book 2513
Set of 2 single LP's in their individual fullcolour sleeve. Edition of 150 copies only! The two Meifert & Family record LPs (Taubnessel 7&8) come as a 2LP set, also including a book by Klaus Holzmann, edited by Arnulf Meifert and including an essay by Franziska Meifert. The first anthology ever issued of drawings by this controversial artist, published by Comme des filles in collaboration with Das Hohe Gebrechen.

“Our daughter Marion Myra is 13 now and in full puberty. Looking, no, listening back she can’t identify with herself as a little child doing these recordings. But I can: A childlike joy in all that is moving and sounding inspired me since many years. So from time to time we took several objects, which are not used as instruments normally like lids of pots or toys, together with regular instruments like guitar and violin, flute and drums, african balafon and indonesian metalophon, not to forget the Yamaha Porta Sound PSS-190 from the garbage pail, in short: all what was suitable for several musical family encounters. The beginning of our selection (with the tiny top on battery basis which was done after that performance) and the end of it (me playing the violin the first time in my life) already lead to “absolute relative music” (Die Taubnessel 8).

"On that afternoon in spring 2008, some years after we did “incredible familiar music”, we had only a few hours before going to the movies. We put a very old recording machine on the table of our living-room, a tape-recorder so technically simple that you had to press the trigger all the time for moving "fast forward" or "rewind"... We began to play our first piece, then I had the idea to counterpoint it with a machine piece on Tilo Ettls apparatus and just went on with the a/b alternation of mechanical sound and unplugged music on several instruments, toys etc. till it was time to go”."