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Artist: AUTECHRE & THE HAFLER TRIO
Title: aeo3/3hae
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
"Two of the leading artists in their own field team up again for the much-anticipated second installment of their collaboration project. Like Part One this comes in a special deluxe handmade cover with mysterious inserts. First edition of 1000 copies. Total playing time: 82:16 min." - FE.

Artist: BASINSKI, WILLIAM
Title: Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
"Another excellent work from the archives of American composer William Basinski (who is also responsible for one of the most beautiful and moving series in the field of experimental music: the four Disintegration Loops I-IV CDs released on his own 2062 label). This 2CD is a joint release with David Tibets (Current 93) own Durtro label. It comes in a 4 panel digisleeve." William Basinski about this work: Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive was created in 1981 using piano tape loops, which were played randomly against themselves creating feedback loops. By cloning small cells of melody and then breeding them randomly, new sounds were formed. These new sounds move in and out of the original cells, creating complex crystalline structures: new life forms not unlike cities for example, which the original cells occupy, moving in and out of one another in surprising variations. The equipment I used to record these pieces was very primitive and my recording technique preposterously amatuerish at that time, yet what occurred in these youthful experiments compelled me to continue learning and growing as a composer." - Die Stadt.

Artist: COLECLOUGH, JONATHAN & ANDREW LILES
Title: Torch Songs
Format: Double LP
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $51.00
"Torch Songs is a collaboration between Jonathan Coleclough and Andrew Liles. They met in October 2004 when they both performed at Intergration 3 in Preston, UK. Liles subsequently reworked the recording of Colecloughs solo performance from that evening. He went on to add, subtract, multiply and divide further live recordings supplied by Coleclough, and the eventual result was this double LP. Torch Songs is packaged in a gatefold sleeve featuring I Dreamt I Was a River, a poem composed and painted by Geoff Sawers during a performance with Coleclough in Geneva in March 2005. The sound of Geoffs brush painting this lettering can be heard on side B of Torch Songs. There is a special edition of Torch Songs (250 copies) which includes an additional CD of Colecloughs solo performance at Intergration 3, the basis for some of the music on Torch Songs. The album comes in a full color gatefold sleeve with full color inner sleeves in a limited edition of 500 copies. 180gr. vinyl." - Die Stadt.

Artist: FOVEA HEX
Title: Bloom
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $17.50
"First in the Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent series of three CD EPs by this new project founded by Irish singer Clodagh Simonds. Contributors incl. Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Laura Sheeran, Lydia Sasse, Cora Venus Lunny, Toby Arnott, Carter Burwell and Andrew McKenzie of The Hafler Trio. The CD comes in a beautiful embossed cover in an edition of 2000 copies." - Die Stadt. Simonds is the ex-vocalist for Mellow Candle.

Artist: FOVEA HEX
Title: Huge
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $16.50
"Following the critical acclaim which has greeted EP 1 Bloom, Die Stadt and Janet Records are proud to announce that Huge EP 2 in the Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent limited edition series by Fovea Hex is out. Fovea Hex continues to shape-shift and to evade & confound those who bray what exactly IS it?, and where does it BELONG exactly?, and who exactly belongs to IT?. If you must bang on the table like that, you wont hear a thing. If this music can be described as up-to-the-moment, then perhaps we could use an up-to-the-moment term like collective. But eschewing all Fashion Accessory stalls, it lives as many miles away from the shocknawe factory beloved of the avantgarde, as it does from the souvenir-strewn temple of the new nostalgics. All in all, Fovea Hex is something more akin to a labrynthine ensemble of associates, some recent, some ancient, some close to the core, some distant, some very heard-of and some never-heard-of, all of whom showed willing and able, at some point in time (and for reasons best known to themselves) to slither in and help prepare and perform these songs and quasi-songs written -- or at least started-off -- by Clodagh Simonds. Songs that dont go where you think. With voices to match... somebody said recently. At the end of the day, thats about all that CAN be said with any kind of certainty. If you need a better idea of what this means, visit the Janet Records website now, where youll find some treats we prepared earlier -- three mixes (by Andrew McKenzie) of near-moment excerpts from the songs from EP 1 Bloom and three (by Colin Potter and Clodagh Simonds) from new songs from EP 2 Huge. Players on Huge: Clodagh Simonds, Colin Potter, Roger Doyle, Cora Venus Lunny, Brian Eno, Laura Sheeran, Percy Jones, Carter Burwell, Lydia Sasse, Hugh ONeill, Sarah McQuaid. The CD comes in a full colour embossed cover. Edition of 2000 copies." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ILLUSION OF SAFETY/THOMAS KONER
Title: Heartmath/ Intro/Col de Vence
Format: 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
"Two exclusive tracks that  were specially recorded for this concert release on the 19. September  2002 at the Lagerhaus Bremen. Heartmath is a typical IOS track using found music which mutates into a quiet pulsating soundscape and back to the beginning (ending with a lock groove). Intro/Col de Vence was performed by Thomas Koner in full lenght (60 min.) and in quadrophonic sound at the concert. A beautifully athmospheric track that can be seen as a further progression from his great  Unerforschtes Gebiet pic LP (DS43). Limited edition of 400 numbered  copies." - Die Stadt.

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Edge of Nothing
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"The re-release of yet another classic work by David Jackman. Edge Of Nothing was recorded in 1983 and was originally released on the legendary The Elephant Table Album compilation (also feat. among many others Nurse With Wound whose Steven Stapleton got in touch with Jackman after hearing Edge Of Nothing stating that the track was a cherry on a pile of vomit). Soon afterwards Jackman and Stapleton would work together on several projects - Stapleton released two albums by Organum Submission and  the split NWW/Organum A Missing Sense/Rasa LP on his own United Dairies label. Both tracks are new mixes of the original material made in January 2003." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Flak
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"New release by David Jackman and the first of four 10"s to be released on Die Stadt in 2003 (though this is not a series). Side a features Flak which consists of a multilayered mix of harsh sounds (similar to some of his works as Organum) whereas side B Wietrzendorf is a straight field recording. Edition of 500 copies." -Die Stadt
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Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Machine Gun Fighting
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Third release (following Machine Guns 7" on Die Stadt and the Gun, Machine Vickers, 303-inch, MK1 7" on Robot), using the original archive sound recordings of the imperial War Museum London. This one features extensively treated material compared to the two 7"s. Four tracks with a playing time of about 17 minutes. Clear plastic sleeve. 500 copies." -Die Stadt

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Machine Guns
Format: 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"Two new tracks using the archive recordings of the Imperial War Museum in London as a sound source. Again, these recordings mark another departure from his previous work and are bound to leave some people confused. Edition of 400 copies." -Die Stadt

Artist: JACKMAN, DAVID
Title: Verhalte Dich Ruhig
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Long time announced re-release of a very rare cassette (edition of 61 copies only) from 1996. The two pieces (with a total playing time of about 30 minutes) can be seen as the first step into a direction which later developed into the Laus 7inch (DS17), Sternklare Nacht CDR & Rabenfeld CDR (Flugzeug Schallplatten) and also the Machine Gun pieces. Found sounds (here a real orchestra) overlaid and altered making this a very strange listening experience indeed. For a live performance any number of musicians using any instrumentation play along with the tape as best they can (from the liner notes of the cassette). Full color booklet. 700 copies." -Die Stadt

Artist: JACKMAN/PHILIP SANDERSON, DAVID
Title: Terrain
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"Two archive tracks. Side A features an unreleased version of Terrain. The original version of this track appeared on their very rare (maybe less than 25 copies) 0 Degrees North cassette only release from 1982 on Aeroplane Records (AR4). The B-Side features the David Jackman solo track Adrift which originally appeared on another rare cassette single (also released in an edition of about 25 copies) Ritual / Offshore on Snatch Tapes (Phillip Sandersons own label) in 1981. Limited edition of 500 copies." -Die Stadt
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Artist: MIRROR
Title: Still Valley
Format: LP
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $34.00
"Fantastic new album by Andrew Chalk, Christoph Heemann and Jim ORourke recorded between May 2002 - January 2004. This strange atmospheric work ranges among their finest works to date and is first released on vinyl only (the CD version feat. extra material to follow in spring 2005). Edition of 500 copies." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: MIRROR
Title: Still Valley
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Re-release of DS78 incl. one extra track. One of Mirrors finest works recorded by Andrew Chalk, Christoph Heemann and Jim ORourke between May 2002 - January 2005. The music on Still Valley might seem calm on the surface but something mysterious is going on underneath. Edition of 1000 copies in dye-cut cover similar to the LP version." - Die Stadt.

Artist: MONOS
Title: Generators
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Long announced new drone release by Colin Potter & Darren Tate. This double album consists of two different works recorded between 2002-2003 at IC studio. Disc one features 3 tracks that are loosely based on processed field recordings in the classic Monos style, exploring internal spaces. Disc two has one long track of organic and electronic tones which combine to give a dense cloud of flowing sound. Full colour digisleeve. Artwork by Darren Tate & Helen Potter. Design by Jonathan Coleclough." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ORA
Title: Morgendammerung
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"This 10inch vinyl only release by Ora, a group project which mainly consisted of Andrew Chalk, Colin Potter and Darren Tate - who both later moved on to become Monos - active between 1991-1998 features two hauntingly atmospheric tracks from their rare New Movements In G CDR (150 copies) originally released on Darren Tates own Gnome Records label in 1998, and were not included on the two Ora retrospective CD compilations Final and After The Rainfall (both on Colin Potters own ICR label). For these recordings Ora were: Darren Tate, Colin Potter, Lol Coxhill, Daisuke Suzuki on the A-Side The Sun Sheds A Golden Tear, and Darren Tate & Colin Potter on the B-Side The Impregnable." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Amen
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $23.50
"The second installment of a short series begun with the Sanctus album issued by Robot Records in January of 2006. Amen, Unto the Aeon of Aeons, is a work of two parts using grand piano, Hammond organ, tower bell, gong and voices. The CD is pressed in a first edition of 600 copies in digipack. Playing time: 40:08 min." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Die Hennen Zahne
Format: 3" CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"A four track mini CD combining the never released two 10"s Maus (DS57) and Die Hennen Zähne (DS66). Die Hennen Zähne opens with Die Kralle, actually a David Jackman track from his archive recorded in the early 1980s. Next is the title track Die Hennen Zähne, a joyful noise not unlike some of the TNB/Organum material including the sound of broken glass and Tibetan horns, best to be experienced LOUD. Maus is the centre piece of this mini album and typical old school Organum. The album closes with the more quiet and haunting Kazi, a live improvisation featuring collaborators Michael Prime and Emma OBong. Digipack. 600 copies. Total playing time: 18:18 min." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Ein schwärzeres Schwarz
Format: 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"The two tracks featured here are a further development from the Die letzte Musik vor dem Krieg 7" (DS70) using the new work with piano sounds and its one of the best works of Organum yet in our opinion. Edition of 500." -Die Stadt
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Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Omega
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"The third and final part of the Organum trilogy that started with Sanctus (Robot Records) and Amen (Die Stadt). Omega is a further continuation of the first two parts. While The Stars Be Not Darkened. First edition of 600 copies in digipack sleeve." - Die Stadt
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Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Sanctus
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"The first album in a trilogy of new material, Sanctus represents the new architecture of the Organum sound. Recorded utilizing an implicit graphic score, the album is comprised of four discrete parts, each a variant of the others. These are not parts as in a movement or continuation of the composition, but rather four distinct audio canvases that represent a continuum of the elements at large. Composed in the spirit of the early Organum material, David Jackman has resurrected the droned-based, percussive turbulence of earlier years with a distinct new form of compositional systems. These new systems are scored for grand piano, Hammond organ, tower bell, and gong. While each element retains its distinct acoustic quality, the whole of each piece resonates the art of its totality. The results convey an ecstatic sense of presence, vast expanse, and, ultimately, infinitude." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ORGANUM
Title: Vacant Lights/Rara Avis
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Jochen Schwarz / Die Stadt is very delighted to announce the re-release of Vacant Lights one of his all time favourite works by David Jackman, in combination with a second CD comprising of five unreleased or hard to find tracks entitled Rara Avis. David Jackman, active since the late sixties as a member of The Scratch Orchestra and later with many solo works and under the name Organum with changing line-ups, was supported on these recordings by some of the main collaborators during this Organum phase: Dinah Jane Row, Jim ORourke, Eddie Prevost (AMM), Christoph Heemann (H.N.A.S.), Robert Hampson (Main) as players and Steven Stapleton (NWW) and Peter McGhee in the studio. Most of the recordings on these two CDs show the more contemplative side of the Organum sound, the main characteristic being Jackmans playing of various types of bamboo flutes some of which were actually made by David Jackman. Edition of 600 copies in 4panel full color digisleeve." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: ORGANUM & DAVID JACKMAN
Title: Penguins Eat Fish/Little Dark Wing
Format: 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $8.00
"Split single of new compositions by Organum and David Jackman. Penguins Eat Fish features a metamorphosis of the Organum sound, integrating more punctuated, real-time acoustic elements with a diverse cacophony of chordal loops of fog horn and bugle band. The penguins march to the horizon. Little Dark Wing is the first piece to appear from a series of new piano works by Jackman. Here Jackmans extensive graphic and visual background reveals a new palette of chordal systems. Further recordings of these graphic scores are forthcoming in mid-2005. Comes complete with bird. First edition; 402 copies." - Robot.

Artist: ORGANUM/ZEV
Title: Toscin - 6 thru +2
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Following their maxi CD Tinnitus Vu on Touch in 2004 Tocsin is the first full length album by these two renowned sound artists. Whereas Zev simply reworked already existing work by Jackman for Tinnitus Vu ,this time the artists agreed to both meet in the studio for Tocsin . They created and recorded sounds from a piano which can be found at RMS Studios London and a stainless steel piece built by Zev circa 1989, over the course of several hours, took the recordings home, and after a period of each one mixing these sounds by themselves came up with what can be heard on this CD. Two distinctively different works/sections by both artists which form a multilayered and fascinating album. Design by Jonathan Coleclough. Edition of 600 copies in full colour 4 panel digisleeve." - Die Stadt.

Artist: PRIME, MICHAEL
Title: Requiem
Format: LP
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
⿿A new album by Michael Prime who is another prolific sound composer for many years. Being an active member of Morphogenesis he also collaborated with among others: David Jackman/Organum, Jim ORourke, Eddie Prevost, David Toop, Adam Bohman. Hes also one half of Negative Entropy a collaborational project with G. Feyton (Noise Makers Five). Recorded between December 1998 and December 2000 Requiem is one of his most intense works so far and quite different from his more inviromental studies. Dedicated to M, H and LL. Pressed on 180 gramm vinyl the record is coming in a full color gatefold sleeve. Limited edition of 700 copies.⿝ - Die Stadt.

Artist: SCRATCH ORCHESTRA
Title: London 1969
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $17.00
"Two recordings made during the first public performance by The Scratch Orchestra. The concert took place on the first of November, 1969, at Hampstead Town Hall, London. Edition of 350 copies." - Die Stadt. "The Scratch Orchestra was formed by Cornelius Cardew, Howard Skempton and Micheal Parsons in 1968. Performing into the mid-seventies, the highly variant line-ups could include some of the following members: Stella Cardew, Brian Eno, Lou Gare, David Jackman, Dave Smith, Michael Nyman, Tom Phillips, Eddie Prevost, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury & numerous others. There has been little recorded evidence of the Scratch Orchestra to date (there was an LP from 1971, Great Learning Disc which appeared as part of the Deutsche Grammaphone Avant Garde boxset)." - FE.
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Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Adventures In Sound/Nachtstucke
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
"First in a series of 18 CDs aiming to make available all early vinyl albums by Asmus Tietchens between 1980-1991 on CD. Each release feat. the original tracks (sometimes extended/original versions) + unreleased bonus tracks from the same recording period, original artwork + accompanying texts by Tietchens. This -- the only 2CD in the series -- feat. his very first album Nachtstücke from 1980 (incl. 4 bonus tracks) + a 2nd CD with archive material recorded with his long time friend Okko Bekker between 1965-1969. These are the first works in Tietchens long career as a sound artist and were never released before. Edition of 1000 copies in jewelcase with full color poster booklet. About the artist: Asmus Tietchens started recording music as early as 1965 (documented here on Adventures In Sound) though his first release only appeared 15 years later (Nachtstücke). Ever since then he stayed very productive and had numerous cassette, vinyl and CD releases on numerous labels (Sky, United Dairies, Dom, Staalplaat, Ritornell and Die Stadt to name just a few). He has collaborated with various other like minded artists such as Okko Bekker, Cluster, Conny Plank, Terry Burrows, Liquidski, David Lee Myers (Arcane Device) and most recently with Thomas Köner who is one half of their ongoing collaborational project Kontakt Der Jünglinge." -Die Stadt
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Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Aus Freude Am Elend
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Eleventh part in the ongoing re-release series of all early Tietchens albums between 1980-1991. Aus Freude Am Elend is based on the human voice as a primary sound source and was originally released in an edition of 500 copies on Dom America in 1988. The CD includes two previously-unreleased tracks and comes in a jewel case with full color artwork and poster booklet also featuring the original front and back cover. First edition of 600 copies. "Following my research of piano and water sounds, it didnt come as a surprise that my next project was about the human voice as a sound source. The great masters of Plunderphonics already showed the way in the early 80s, when they plundered the gigantic junk-shops packed full of already recorded material, which was stolen by them to use it for their own aesthetic targets. This album only consists of such stolen goods. Each track (with the exception of In Memoriam P.F.) was based on voices of people who I naturally didnt ask their permission to use these recordings in the first place. So you can hear the voices of ecstatic religious people as well as other people making love. Youll also hear someone singing to Annette and Peggy out of the trash bin of a publishing company. Even the screams of furious teachers came in handy while I made loops from them. Especially loops: rarely before this album and only once after it did I made use of the structural means of loops to such an extent. I was fascinated by the rhythmical and harmonic permanence, in the same way as many of my musical colleagues at the time. The aspect of the ritual was a self-evident common formulation in difficult music during the 80s, so loops and tape voices, monotonous rhythms and LoFi became obvious means to shape the music. Aus Freude Am Elend too was strongly spiced with these ingredients and therefore can be seen as a prototype album of this specific view of music during the time. This tendency was supported -- even partly inspired -- by a new generation of sound machines, which also made it possible for new aesthetic goals to appear at the horizon. The 90s were near at hand and sound art music would develop drastically in many ways in the years to follow. Samplers, digital editing, hard-disc recording and the first PCs opened new doorways. Half of the material on Aus Freude Am Elend was already created with these digital tools. I never quite understood how the labels Dom America (run by Jon Carlson) and Dom here in Germany were connected. Was Carlson a fan of Dom which was founded by Christoph Heemann and Achim Flaam? Did he simply like the release politics of this label? And what became of Dom America? Actually I dont know. I guess it was one of the small enthusiastic independent labels which released a handful of titles and which disappeared after being active for a couple of years during the 80s. However ,Aus Freude Am Elend had vanished shortly after its release. I only used stolen voices twice again after this album, by the way." -Die Stadt

Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Formen Letzter Hausmusik
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Part six in the ongoing re-release series of all early Tietchens albums on CD. Formen Letzter Hausmusik was originally released on United Dairies (the label run by Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound) in 1984. The original album consisted of a mix of archive tracks from the late 1960s / early 1970s and new tracks specially recorded for the release. Many people see Formen Letzter Hausmusik as the first real Tietchens album laying the basis of what was about to follow in his long recording career and therefore vote this album among the most important and best Tietchens works. The CD version includes three unreleased bonus tracks and comes with the usual poster booklet featuring the original cover art plus text by Tietchens about the album." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: In Die Nacht
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
Fourth part in the re-release series of all early vinyl albums by Asmus Tietchens on CD. This is the third of the SKY albums from 1982 incl. three bonus tracks of unreleased material not included on the original LP. "I found myself trying to square the circle, wanting to have the rich detail of my short works at the same time as creating longer pieces. This experiment, an equivalent to doing the splits, was only partly successful. It is not really possible to create pieces of six minutes or more from ideas which are only adequate for tracks of three minutes, unless one is willing to risk musical redundancy or, worse, long-windedness. In retrospect, the four central tracks of In die Nacht are too long for the material from which the are built. Back in 1982 though, my opinion was different. Nonetheless, I did gain my first insight into the rules of time and proportion, even though I was not able to handle them perfectly." -Asmus Tietchens, 2004
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Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Leuchtidioten
Format: 10"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
"This new release features two rhythmic tracks that were recorded during the Teilmengen sessions (which appeared on CD as a-Menge and b-Menge on Ritornell) but were not used for these albums as Tietchens regarded them as too different to the other pieces and therefore decided to have them released on their own. Limited edition of 500 copies." -Die Stadt

Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Notturno
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Tenth part in the ongoing re-release series of all early Tietchens albums between 1980-1991. Notturno was originally released by Spanish label Discos Esplendor Geometrico in 1987 and also by Barooni on CD in 1992. Remastered version in a first edition of 600 copies in jewel case with full color artwork and poster booklet also featuring the original front and back cover. By the time Studie für Klavier (Formen Letzter Hausmusik, DS84) was released, it actually wasnt my first attempt to use the piano as a sound source. Various pre-studies came before this, but all which either were not characterized as such in their title or simply didnt make it onto record. I was intrigued by the great range of sounds it offers in general, but also by the multiple possibilities to produce sounds inside of the piano. Of course I was fully aware that these techniques had already been used by other composers like Henry Cowell and John Cage in the past. Not only could I make use of a grand piano in 1986, I also had the technical equipment at hand which didnt leave nothing to be desired. I wasnt quite precise calling these pieces Studien für Klavier (Piano) by the way, as I was actually using a flügel (grand piano). I began preparing the strings in an almost old fashioned way, also producing sounds with unusual aids (electric gastr beater, wire brush, coins and others). Then in another step, with the help of the studio, I carefully started working on the recorded sounds. While doing this, I wasnt even afraid of using some good old avant-garde tricks, by the way. But I wont tell. The fact that Notturno was released by an industrial label, shows how much the interest in unusual electro-acoustic music had grown at the time. In fact, Notturno is nothing less than an industrial album. To my own delight and to the delight of the listeners as well, I used techniques which were introduced in the field of new music since several years already. As a result, Notturno can be seen as a cross between musical styles. On one hand it sounds academic, but in fact it isnt. But the question whether this was U (popular) or E (serious) was obsolete anyway, as electro-acoustic experiments didnt exclusively belong to the circle of serious composers anymore. Of course I wasnt the first or only non-academic composer who produced music, which couldnt be categorized easily then, and maybe even still not until today. As a result, the exchange of these new aesthetic strategies with other musicians and listeners in the mid-80s, further encouraged the musicians to produce such music, and as a result, labels such as Discos Esplendor Geometrico could be sure to sell a small edition of 500 copies in a fairly short time. The ears had opened up for this genre-crossing music and the heads were ready to accept. We had succeeded breaking new ground." -Die Stadt
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Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Seuchengebiete
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Seventh part in the re-release series of all early Tietchens albums between 1980-1991. Another early Tietchens classic, the first where he only used a single sound source as the basis for a complete album. Originally released on A-Mission in 1985 the CD version includes one bonus track. Full colour fold-out booklet featuring the original cover artwork plus liner notes by Tietchens." - Die Stadt.

Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Zwingburgen des Hedonismus/Mysterien des Hafens
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Part 9 of the ongoing re-release series of all early Tietchens albums from 1980-1991 on CD. This combines two separate releases from 1987 (Zwingburgen des Hedonismus) and 1988 (Mysterien des Hafens on Face to Face, Vol. 1). Zwingburgen des Hedonismus was originally released as a one-sided LP on Swedish label Multimood and features a single 21-min. long track composed on a Fairlight CMI. Mysterien des Hafens was part of a split LP (the other side feat. Die Form) originally released on French label Odd Size and featuring recordings made by Tietchens using underwater microphones. The bonus track Faircomp 1K on this CD is a different version of the first track and previously unreleased. First edition of 600 copies in jewel case with full cover artwork and poster booklet also feat. the original album covers." -Die Stadt

Artist: VON HAUSSWOLFF, C.M.
Title: Operation of Spirit Communication
Format: 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"Two unreleased tracks recorded in 2006 for this 7" meant as a companion release to the repress of DS31 LP. The 7" comes in a full colour sleeve reproducing the original artwork of the LP. 500 copies on clear vinyl." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: VON HAUSSWOLFF, C.M.
Title: Operations Of Spirit Communications
Format: LP
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
Year 2000 release, repressed. Gatefold jacket, clear vinyl, edition of 300. "Die Stadt is very pleased to announce the release of a long time project, an LP by Carl Michael von Hausswolff. C.M. von Hausswolff is a prolific sound composer for almost 20 years now who lives and works in Stockholm/Sweden. He was the founder of now defunct Swedish label Radium and still is one of the two Kings of Elgaland-Vargaland (together with fellow artist Leif Elggren). His works (also under the name PHAUSS in his early years) have been released on labels such as Touch, Sub Rosa, Fire, Table of the Elements/Edition. The entire piece on this vinyl only released is dedicated to the research of Friedrich Jürgenson a Swedish artist and researcher who recorded The Voices Of The Dead from the radio with his tape recorder (for further information on his works you may consult the CD From The Studio Of Audioscopic Research on Ash. The 47 min. long LP comes in a color gatefold cover." - Die Stadt.
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Artist: WATERMANN, JOHN
Title: Calcutta Gas Chamber
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $33.00
"Re-release of the long out-of-print album by the late John Watermann. The idea for this project came about after a visit to Calcutta in 1990, and through the nightmarish experiences during that short visit. The concept of aurally conveying the horror of a gas chamber was realized through field recordings in an abandoned electrical power station in Brisbane in 1992. The sounds are grating and harsh, a mixture of field recordings and electronic manipulations. One can rarely pinpoint a location or action but the images the sounds conjure up are of all sorts of nefarious activities related to death by machinery. The sleeve notes take you into the horror that is the Calcutta Gas Chamber. John Watermann started the re-design for this re-issue (originally released in 1993 on U.S. label ND), but tragically passed away in 2002 before its realization. A beautifully composed and produced album, completely remastered and featuring new artwork. This special picture LP is limited to numbered 444 copies. A CD version of Calcutta Gas Chamber was released by Cold Spring in late 2006." - Die Stadt.

Artist: Z EV/THOMAS KONER & ULRICH KRIEGER
Title: Untitled
Format: Double 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $18.50
"Four exclusive tracks. Released in conjunction with a live performance at the Lagerhaus Bremen on 17. April 2004. Record One features two very dynamic untitled tracks by legendary industrial percussionist Zev recorded and mixed in early 2004 , while record Two features Zerfall_Gebiete a new collaborational project by Thomas Köner and Ulrich Krieger (former Zeitkratzer member who besides his solo work also plays in various other projects e.g. in a band project called Text Of Light with Lee Ranaldo, DJ Olive, William Hooker and others). The two atmospheric tracks mark the very beginning of their mutual work and are a promise of more great work to come." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ZEV
Title: Production and Decay of Spacial Relations...
Format: Double CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
...vs. Reproduction and Decay of Spatial Relations. "Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the very first Zev studio album which originally came out on Backlash in 1981, Die Stadt is proud to announce the re-release of Production and Decay of Spacial Relations for the first time on CD. It features the original seven tracks from the vinyl plus six recodings entitled Reproduction and Decay of Spatial Relations made by Zev in May/June 2005. Back in the day, Zev used to bring boxes over from Holland when he would come back to New York City which he would sell to Bleeker Bob (a famous record shop situated in the East Village of NY) who told him: this is the best industrial record ever and I sell it to every Japanese buyer who comes into the store. The CD is housed in a reproduction of the original LP (!) cover and comes with a special handmade insert. First edition of 500 copies. Total playing time: 79:57 min. The first edition of 500 copies also includes a bonus CD with never before released archive material all recorded in 1982." - Die Stadt.

Artist: ZEV/JOHN DUNCAN/AIDAN BAKER/FEAR FALLS BURNING
Title: Untitled
Format: Double 7"
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $19.50
There are 2 versions of this release. Both contain 2x7" discs; this first one (DS 085CD) has 2 bonus CDs added, with remixes. "Released in conjunction with a live concert on the 2. October 2005 in the Lagerhaus Bremen. The 2x7inch feat. four exclusive tracks for this project. ZEV provides another intense mix of material which partly originates from a live recording from the Atonal Festival in Berlin back in 1983. Side B feat. John Duncan with a strange static sound/noise piece, whereas both Aidan Baker on Side C and Fear Falls Burning (a new project by Vidna Obmana) on Side D give fine examples of their slowly building drone scapes. Edition of 600 numbered copies. The discs come in a full colour fold-out cover. The 2CD consists completely of remixes by all four artists reworking the original material of the 7inchs by another artist. CD E track 1 feat. ZEV remixing John Duncan plus Duncan remixing ZEV on track 2. CD F feat. Fear Falls Burning remixing Aidan Baker and vice versa on tracks 2 and 3. The CDs come in a seperate full colour fold out cover." - Die Stadt.

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