AVAILABLE EDITIONS MAY 2014


MARCUS SCHMICKLER & JULIAN ROHRHUBER - POLITIKEN DER FREQUENZ CD/LP
Edition of 300 copies each format. Co-released with Editions Mego. The question whether it is possible to "perceive changes in a society through changes in its music" is a point of departure for an investigation in the sonification of number systems in Politics of Frequency. After all, as it seems, "music and economy share a fundamental object, number." With reference to Alain Badious writing 'Le nombre et les nombres', Marcus Schmickler and Julian Rohrhuber trace out how number governs contemporary economics, human sciences, and finally our everyday life, following the assumption that we don't know numbers well enough to be able to build an economy on their basis. The sonification of special problems in the theory of number offers a form of a break with the ubiquitous demand for self-evidence. Marcus Schmickler is a researching composer and has written numerous pieces for electronic music, chamber ensemble, choir and orchestra, which have been premiered by renowned ensembles and musicians. Many of his works are informed by scientific subjects as well as methods. Julian Rohrhuber works on the philosophy of science, media theory, algorithmic acoustics, and art. He has programmed algorithms for sound synthesis in artistic and scientific projects and contributed to the open source computer language SuperCollider.


WOLF VOSTELL - CONCERT FLUXUS 'SARA-JEVO' LP
Edition of 450 copies. Comes in fullcolour gatefold-sleeve with printed innersleeve. Co-released with Edition Telemark. Recording of Wolf Vostell's happening / Fluxus Concert 'Sara-Jevo', realised September 9th, 1994 at Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca, Spain. Wolf Vostell - actions/electronics/tapes, Nancy Bellow - soprano, Mercedes Guardado - ximbomba. Wolf Vostell (1932–1998) was a German painter, sculptor, noise music maker and Happening artist. He is one of the pioneers of video art, environment-sculptures, Happenings and the Fluxus Movement. Together with Nam June Paik and George Maciunas he organised the Festival 'Festum Fluxorum' in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1962. This festival is considered to be the birth of the Fluxus movement. Vostell was the řrst artist in history to integrate a television set into a work of art ('Deutscher Ausblick' from 1958).


GERHARD RÜHM - MASOCH CD
Edition of 300 copies. Comes with 16 page booklet. First release of Gerhard Rühm's Radio-Play 'Masoch'. A ritual recitation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Ignatius von Loyola for one female and one male speaker, a chorus of speakers, and tape. "When the sexual pathologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing coined the term 'masochism' in 1890, he was referring to the preferred literary topic and the lived obsessions of the Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. With the help of biographical highlights based on various documentary material, Gerhard Rühm has developed a type of anecdotal psychogram of Sacher-Masoch's personality. In this process, "a parallel counterpart crystallized almost inevitably: the figure of Ignatius von Loyola, for whom the obscure inner compulsion of total subjugation" Rühm says "manifested itself from seemingly contrary motivations–the eradication rather than stimulation of the flesh." Gerhard Rühm (b.1930) is an Austrian writer, visual artist, composer, performer of experimental / phonetic poetry, radio and theatre author and publisher. He is considered one of the most important artists of experimental poetry. Gerhard Rühm was a founding member of the 'Wiener Gruppe' (1954-1960) with Friedrich Achleitner, H.C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, and Oswald Wiener. Given the radicalism of their writing, works of art, and happenings, the group is considered to be the first avantgarde movement in Austria, thus contributing decisively to the origin of the Vienna Actionism.


ANTOINE CHESSEX - SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC WORKS 2009-2013 CD
Four chamber music pieces by Swiss composer Antoine Chessex. Including: Angst Miniature (2009, for strings and tape), Metakatharsis (2010, for ensemble, live-electronics and tape), Ritournelle Fulgurante (2013, for ensemble), Schichten (2011, for ensemble). Comes with 12 page booklet. Edition of 300 copies.


DOMINIK STEIGER - DOMINIK STEIGER ALS KIND DVDR
A Film by Oswald Wiener, Vienna 1965. Austrian artist Domink Steiger (born 1940) as 'a child'. Dressed up in a sailor suit, playing with himself and toys on a roof-top and out in the streets and at a playground with other children under the suspicious eyes of mid 1960's Vienna inhabitants. This work could be seen as some sort of an (unintended) Steiger-esque version of the "Wiener Spaziergang" action by Günter Brus which coincidently happened the same year in the same city. But this film is not just a documentation of a happening but an experimental film by Oswald Wiener (b.1935), one of the founding members of the 'Wiener Gruppe'. Filmed with a Super 8 camera and edited by hand, with fast cut's and short bursts of over-exposure. Edition of 100 numbered copies of which 50 copies are available to distributors.


ROMAN SIGNER - KANALGERÄUSCHE LP
First ever sound-edition by famous Swiss sculptor and conceptual artist Roman Signer (b.1938). Recorded 1982 in the River Steinach, St. Gallen, Switzerland. One-sided LP, transparent VInyl. Edition of 300 numbered copies.


ARF ARF DVD
The Australian sound poetry / film-maker / artist group ARF ARF consists of Marisa Stirpe, Frank Lovece, Michael Buckley and Marcus Bergner. Between 1985 and 2000 they produced and mounted hundreds of live performances in Australia and Europe. Their film 'Thread of Voice' (featuring Bob Cobbing / Konkrete Canticle) has been shown widely including at The Serpentine Gallery (London), The Pompidou Centre (Paris), Arsenal Kino (Berlin), Millennium (New York) and at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Sydney. "The artistic work of Arf Arf is vivid, kinetic, involving, very humorous, full of the rawness and randomness and mysteriousness of life. It is an extremely heterogeneous art, clashing different styles, timbres, textures. It is both sophisticated, deeply considered, and also spontaneous and immediate in its poetic and emotional effects. It's full of almost violent juxtapositions and gear shifts - as well as sudden, lyrical passages of calm, poetic grace. Australia has produced few bodies of artistic work this captivating or internationally significant."
Films included in this anthology: ARF ARF / 85 by Arf Arf (VHS, 12mins, black & white, sound, 1985), THREAD OF VOICE by Arf Arf (16mm, 19mins, black & white, sound, 1993 (featuring Bob Cobbing / The Konkrete Canticle)), THE BROKEN JUG by Frank Lovece and Marisa Stirpe (VHS, 4mins, colour, sound, 1983), DOPPELGANGER FILMS by Marcus Bergner (Super 8, 14mins, colour, sound, 1985), WORK by Michael Buckley (16mm, 12mins, colour, sound, 1986).


MICHAEL BARTHEL - STAPEL. EFEU-FÄHRTEN CD
After many years of self-published micro-edition cassette and cdr releases this is the long overdue first proper collection of pieces by german conceptual artist Michael Barthel recorded between 2009 and 2012. Barthel was born in Berlin in 1977 and has been working in the fields of musique concrete, noise compositions, concrete phonetic poetry and fine arts since the mid 1990's, first with his project The Nautilus Deconstruction, and since the early 2000's under his own name, moving away from his earlier personal noise collage works towards more conceptual direct sound-poetry and outsider musique concrete compositions. Using mostly just his own voice and tape-machines, Barthel creates very poetic and mysterious environments. By means of their simplicity, fragility and lo-fi aesthetics his pieces manage to captivate and shock on a very emotional level.


DOMINIK STEIGER - AD HOC MUSI 1980-84 LP
Dominik Steiger, born in Vienna 1940. Universty drop out. Joins the french foreign legion 1959 but was dismissed a year later for psychiatric reasons. 1961 frst poems and beginning of a bohemian life. 1961-64 vagabondage through europe and asia. Published several books of poetry and prose since 1961. First drawings published 1972 by Günther Brus in his periodical 'Schastrommel'. Exhibitions of graphic works since 1975 in galleries throughout Europe. Ad hoc musician. First LP of songs 'Wiener Lieder und Gemischte Waisen' published 1979 in Dieter Roth's Verlag. In 2004 he received the honorary literature prize of the Republic of Austria and in 2008 the Fine arts prize of the City of Vienna. This LP is a collection of 29 pieces recorded 1980-84. Outsider art home-recordings using voice, acoustic guitar, accordion and bontempi organ. Edition of 400 copies. 320g picture sleeve and 280g printed inner-sleeve with linernotes and artist biography in english and german.


FRANZ MON - STIMMEN LAUTER STIMMEN LP
Franz Mon (born 1926) is a pioneer in the field of concrete, visual and phonetic poetry. He once licked the new radio play into shape like no other german-speaking playwright before him. As a sound poet and with his 'articulations' or phonetic pieces, he conceptually renewed sound poetry in the postwar years. This LP collects some of Mon's earliest concrete phonetic poems recorded 1962-64 as well as the radio-play 'Ich bin der ich bin die' from 1971. Edition of 400 copies. 320g picture sleeve and 280g printed inner-sleeve, including linernotes and artist biography in english.


ZEITKRATZER - GRAND ORCHESTRA CD
Grand Orchestra, for mixed orchestra and bagpipes. Composed and directed by Reinhold Friedl. Performed by zeitkratzer & guest at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, August 21, 2011. "The score for Grand Orchestra has been developed for musicians, laymen, old people, children, adolescents, for anyone who likes to join in. Grand Orchestra is not for education. It's not about explaining, intellectual understanding or the training of cultural values; rather it's about having faith in the abilities and intuition of the players and their performance. The musicians of zeitkratzer and additional guests took over the voice-leading of the instrumental groups, distributed in the space and enabling their amplification. In this way it was possible to create not only pure intensity but also dense and complex sound aggregates, through the blurring of playing techniques inside the different instrumental groups. Which orchestra is capable of playing such complex sounds as this group of forty wind players, chorally building a simultaneous crescendo of breaths? Who can play more ecstatically and wilder than a group of sixty musicians, playing against and doing their best to keep up with a Scottish bagpipe ensemble? It's precisely due to unclearly played single sounds, unfolding from an orchestra dominated by amateurs. Unique sounds with a complex character that no professional orchestra could reproduce." - Reinhold Friedl, from the liner notes. zeitkratzer is sound made visible, tangible, bodily - a truly unforgettable corporal experience of live music. The physicality of sound is celebrated through extended instrumental techniques, mutual understanding and amplification of traditional instruments. A midpoint between instrumental and electronic music turns out to be more bizarre and surprising than either of these.
zeitkratzer, founded in 1999, gathers nine musicians, light and sound engineers living in different European cities from Amsterdam to London to Oslo meeting for working phases in Berlin. They have performed critically acclaimed versions of classical music by composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Helmut Lachenmann and James Tenney, as well as orchestral versions of electronic/noise music by Whitehouse, Merzbow, John Duncan, Dror Feiler and Lou Reed's 'Metal Machine Music'.


JEAN DUBUFFET - 'EXPÉRIENCES MUSICALES DE JEAN DUBUFFET (II)' 2CD-BOX
2CD-Box collecting 11 pieces from Jean Dubuffet's 'Expériences musicales' (recorded in 1961) for the first time on CD. Including 32 page illustrated booklet with liner notes and texts by Jean Dubuffet and Ilhan Mimaroglu in english & french. Comes in big jewel-box inside slipcase. Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) was a French painter, sculptor, lithographer and writer. He was one of the main protagonists of 'Art Brut' (a term he invented in 1945). "The Musical Experiments of Jean Dubuffet, recorded in 1961, form a set of 20 pieces. They were released the same year as a box containing six 10" Vinyl-Records in an edition of 60 copies. In 1991 nine of those 20 pieces were reissued on the CD "Expériences musicales de Jean Dubuffet ou la Musique chauve" (Circé/Mandala/Fondation Dubuffet). This new Double-CD set, subsequently titled "Expériences musicales de Jean Dubuffet (II)", collects the remaining 11 pieces from the original box and thus makes the reissue of Dubuffet´s musical experiments complete and available to the public again. As for the previous CD, the original master tapes preserved by the Dubuffet Foundation were used, and we have not tried to artificially 'enhance' the sound quality of these recordings. Dubuffet´s music is contained as raw and uncompromising as he recorded it more than 50 years ago. We also decided to publish again the main text about Dubuffet´s musical experiments written by himself in 1961, but it is here completed by Ilhan Mimaroglu´s account of his discovery of Dubuffet´s music. The Turkish composer, who lived in New York, was in contact with the artist since 1965 and helped a lot for the diffusion of Dubuffet´s music in the USA." (from the booklet editorial)


GERHARD RÜHM - VERLAUTBARUNGEN CD
CD presenting 37 solo text-pieces, phonetic poems and poetry duets (with Monika Lichtenfeld) written and composed between 1952 and 2010. Recorded 2011 at Piethopraxis Tonstudio, Cologne by Marcus Schmickler. Comes with 24 page booklet with liner notes by Gerhard Rühm in english & german. Comes in fullcolour 6-panel digipak. Gerhard Rühm (b.1930) is an Austrian writer, visual artist, composer, performer of experimental / phonetic poetry, radio and theatre author and publisher. He is considered one of the most important artists of experimental poetry. He studied piano and composition at the National Academy of Music and Interpretative Arts in Vienna and later received private tuition from Josef Matthias Hauer. He lives in Cologne and Vienna. Gerhard Rühm was a founding member of the 'Wiener Gruppe' (1954-1960) with Friedrich Achleitner, H.C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, and Oswald Wiener. Given the radicalism of their writing, works of art, and happenings, the group is considered to be the first avantgarde movement in Austria, thus contributing decisively to the origin of the Vienna Actionism. Rühm belongs to the classics of modern German-language literature. Scores of new genres, such as "visual music", "auditory poetry" and "gestural drawing", are among his wide-ranging, heterogenous work that emerges from the interface of literature, visual art and music. His work, which bears the influence of Expressionism and Dadaism, is often based on ready-made material taken from everyday life, which he then adapts using a particular formula. In a spirit of play, and without subjecting himself too rigidly to self-imposed rules, astounding, multi-layered effects of meaning emerge from an extreme concentration of means.


VALERI SCHERSTJANOI - ZAUM´ 1981-1989 LP
Released for the exhibition "Valeri Scherstjanoi - Auf dem weg zum Scribentismus. Experimentelle Texte und Gesten. 1982-1989" at Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik), Berlin, June 2012, presenting early phonetic poems by Scherstjanoi. Edition of 80 numbered and signed copies in silkscreened sleeve with insert (29x29cm).


TOINE HORVERS - SELECTED RECORDINGS OF PERFORMANCES AND INSTALLATIONS 1982-2004 CDR-BOX
Edition of 120 copies. CDR and 15 text-sheets in black folder, housed in a custom-made box (215x150x16mm). Dutch artist Toine Horvers (born 1947) started in 1969 as a visual artist with movement experiments using his body as a way to explore the relation between time and space. Soon after, performances followed in which he connected these movements with actual architectural space and actual time, for instance by performing a piece over 24 hours. Sound, in the form of monotone voices or constant drum-rolling, became an important element in these works: sound as a means of making human energy spatial and perceptible. Horvers used to call his immaterial works 'sculptures' as an attempt to create statements of energy. Through the years language has increasingly become his source of inspiration, becoming both concept and matter and appearing in individual and group performances as well as in installations, books and electronic text displays. The source however is always his fascination for the intangible relation between time and space which he expresses in forms, patterns or procedures that often show similarity with patterns and procedures in ritual ceremonies as well as in childrens' games.


WOLF VOSTELL - 'DÉ-COLL/AGE MUSIK' CD
CD-Reissue of the classic Vinyl-LP originally released 1983 by Fondazione Mudima (Multhipla M20137). Comes in high-gloss fullcolour 6-panel Digipak with 16 page illustrated booklet. Wolf Vostell (1932-1998) was a German painter, sculptor, noise music maker and Happening artist. He is one of the pioneers of video art, environment-sculptures, Happenings and the Fluxus Movement. Together with Nam June Paik and George Maciunas he organised the Festival 'Festum Fluxorum' in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1962. This festival is considered to be the birth of the Fluxus movement. Vostell was the first artist in art history to integrate a television set into a work of art ('Deutscher Ausblick' from 1958).


MARCELLVS L. - 'KLAVIERWELLEN LP
Marcellvs L. is a renowned video & sound-artist from Brazil, living in Berlin. His particular and radical production attracts attention by the intensity with which it associates philosophical concepts to electronic images and sounds. His work places itself in a zone of undiscernibility, which turns it inapprehensible by this or that audiovisual genre creating its own discursive universe. "KLAVIERWELLEN" (Piano Waves) was recorded on November 4th, 2010 in the lagoons of Venice with a grand piano in a upside down position being transported on a small boat. Two contact and two omnidirectional microphones were positioned on the soundboard of the grand piano to record the resonances of the strings, waves, motor, boats... the sounds of the environment of the lagoons filtered by the piano's acoustic properties. Edition of 500 copies, deluxe 350g sleeve, 180g white Vinyl, black polylined innersleeved.


RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK - 'ASSHOLE / SNAIL DILEMMA' LP
10 years after the first Edition on CD in 2000 the most horrifying piece of music by Swiss perfomance and visual artist Rudolf Eb.er is available again on Vinyl. Featuring the infamous live action 'For Stringquintet and Asstrumpet' on one side, and a collage of studio-recordings and various live-actions (including 'For Girlsneck and Sawblade', 'For Disarranged Leg / Arm Prothesis' & 'For Piano & Shotgun') on Side B. The recordings have been slightly re-edited by Rudolf Eb.er to fit the LP format. Edition of 500 copies, fullcolour cover true to the original CD, black 180g vinyl, black polylined innersleeve.


RUDOLF EB.ER / RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK - 'MEDITATION ON A BROOMSTICK' CD
First proper studio album by Rudolf Eb.er / R&G since '23 Brutal-Humouroid Dramas' (TA052) from 2005. Psycho-active Audio-Art composed and mixed 2010-2011 by Rudolf Eb.er in Osaka. CD in 6-panel fullcolour digipak. Edition of 500 copies.


HENRI CHOPIN - 'LA PLAINE DES RESPIRS' CD
CD Version of the out of print LP from 2007, Chopin's last release in his lifetime. Latest works by legendary french sound-poetry pioneer Henri Chopin (1922-2008), produced and recorded November 2003 - January 2004. Edition of 500 Copies in Jewel-Case with 6-page booklet, with text by Henri Chopin (original french, plus english & german translations), and photography by Florence Gonot-Yterce.


HERMANN NITSCH - 'EIGHTH SYMPHONY' 2CD
Recordings of the first performance of Nitsch's 8th Symphony (for Choir, Orchestra, and Noise Orchestra). Composed by Hermann Nitsch. Performed June 25th 1990 at the MAK Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna by Ensemble 20.Jahrhundert, Hugo Distler Chor, Blasorchester der Wiener E-Werke, Wolfgang Mitterer (Synthesizer). Professionally recorded, extremely dramatic, dynamic, rich, full-blown orchestral music & noise, heavy drones, and austrian 'Volksmusik'. Comes in big double-disc jewelcase, including 2 posters with credits, photos, reprint of one page of the score, and the text 'Die Gigantische Symphonie' by Günter Brus. The music was previously released by the Cortical Foundation in 2001 as a 2LP-Set limited to a mere 185 copies. Remastered for this CD Edition from the original tapes. The artwork, photos & texts are new & exclusive to this edition.


MASONNA WITH RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK - 'CLITORIS PROJECTILE PUMP ACTION' CD
First published as Tape/Object by Schimpfluch / Coquette in 1995 in an edition of 33 copies. Masonna and R+G Studio and Live-Actions material with guest-appearance by Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant) Edited & mixed by Rudolf Eb.er at Schimpfluch-Commune Int., Zürich (Track 1) and Maso Yamazaki at Acty Hanazono, Osaka (Track 2). Remastered by Rudolf Eb.er at Hate Operations, Osaka, 2007. Fullcolour cover & disc. Edition of 600 copies.


HANATARASH & EVIL MOISTURE - 'FATANARCHY ON AIRTUBE' CD
Brainmelting collaboration by Yamatsuka Eye (Boredoms, etc) and Andy Bolus back in stock! Proudly co-released with Nottingham's Harbinger label. Performed, mixed & designed between 1994 to 2004, this is as weird & confusing as it can get. Includes jaw-dropping takes on "Eye of the Tiger " and The Exploited's "Sex and violence".


DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE / HAIEN KONTRA - 'LUXURY' CD
MATTIN (computer feedback, voice, guitar) and " " (sic) TIM GOLDIE (drums, voice, credit card, amplifier). All Tracks recorded by " " (sic) Tim Goldie except Number 12 ('Field recording at Huntigdon Life Sciences') by Zoe Broughton, and Number 16 recorded by Mattin. Mastered by Daniel Beattie. All Tracks edited from improvisations. Edition of 500 copies, with 2 double-sided A5 cards packaged in oversized luxurious metallic golden foil envelope with sticker attached.


DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE / HAIEN KONTRA - 'HUMILIATED' CD
MATTIN (computer feedback, voice, guitar) and " " (sic) TIM GOLDIE (drums, voice, credit card, amplifier). Recorded and mastered by Rashad Becker October 2007 & July 2008, Edited and mixed by Mattin and " " (sic) Tim Goldie at Worm, Rotterdam, January 2008. Edition of 500 copies, with 2 double-sided A5 cards packaged in oversized luxurious metallic silver foil envelope with sticker attached.


JUNKO & MATTIN - 'JUNKO & MATTIN' LP
Second studio collaboration by the grand dame of japanese shriek Junko Hiroshige of Hijokaidan (Voice) and basque Computer-Actor Mattin. Two Pieces 'Stop It' and 'Too Late' recorded in Tokyo at Waseda Studios and Loop-Line by Taku Unami on July 11-12th 2006.


SCHNÄBI GAGGI PISSI GAGGI - 'SCHNÄBI GAGGI PISSI GAGGI ' LP
Tochnit Aleph Punk Series Volume Four. Featuring Joke Lanz - Ventilatorbass, Celéste Urech - Drums & Lyrics, Rudolf Eb.er - Vacuumvocals. Recorded live in Kölliken, Switzerland 92-02-27 at 3pm. Written by Celťste Urech (3 years of age, the son of Joke), except "Elisabeth Kopp" written by Joke Lanz & Rudolf Eb.er. Limited Edition of 519 copies.