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Artist: MEIFERT & FAMILY, ARNULF
Title: Absolute Relative Music/Incredible Familiar Music
Format: Double LP & Book
Label: Die Taubnessel
Country: Germany
Price: $60.00
“Die Taubnessel presents Incredible Familiar Music and Absolute Relative Music, two LPs by ex-Faust drummer Arnulf Meifert & Family, issued in an edition of 150 copies. Also includes a large 60-page book of drawings by the controversial artist Klaus Holzmann.” - Die Taubnessel. "Silence and deliberateness are luxuries today. Most relevant music now is speedy and noisy, fuel and gas for the rot-machine called modern civilization. All has become a style and is designed for a special audience. Recording our musical pieces was just fun, we had no intention, we will not repeat it. We had and have no ambition to be avant or post or what else. In fact I cant play violin or piano, I cannot read any notes. As a drummer, Im an old-fashioned self-taught person and have no intention to change that at age 69. Same thing with my wife Franziska, playing guitar and flute quite a little... Our music has no concept, no plan, no composition, its all improvised and a form of communication and, as far as that, primitivistic, Music is communication, with others or oneself: You whistle in the woods or in a street at night when youre afraid, you shout with joy or squeak in your orgasm. Of course my few months with Faust in 1971 were a good apprenticeship after my drumming 60s with all kinds of jazz and soul music. Then for 35 years I had other things to do, with the exception of Panisches Liederbuch in 1988 for the 50th birthday of Günter Brus. 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., until it was time to go." --Meifert, Hohengebraching, 2012

Artist: MEIFERT, ARNULF
Title: Unrein Bis Zum Abend/Reise Ins Diesseits
Format: LP
Label: Die Taubnessel
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
"A record of extreme poetry and sound. Arnulf Meifert was the first drummer in the legendary German group Faust (he is only present on Faust, the first LP issued by Polydor). Later, and for many years, he was a companion of Vienna actionist Guenter Brus, whose 50th birthday was celebrated with the publication of the Panishes Liederbuch LP (the now mythical first LP issued by Die Taubnessel back in 1988). For the recordings of this new project, Meifert met Kommissar Hjuler and his wife Mama Baer, also experimental musicians, but nearly two generations younger. They have been working together for just a few hours, so everything had to be totally improvised. Nevertheless, Meifert brought some texts with him, fascinated by confrontations of word and music. These texts range from the Old Testament to Renaissance artistry and Christian hate-speech from the 20th century, ending with a modern guide for the voyage from death to rebirth. The impressive and singular cover artwork was done by Klaus Holzmann, an upcoming Austrian artist. Two letters showing the discussion between Meifert and Hjuler after the meeting are also included. Edition limited to 280 copies." -Die Taubnessel
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Artist: SLASHDEATH
Title: Kein Mitleid
Format: LP
Label: Die Taubnessel
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
"One-sided LP record. After completing the Unrein Bis Zum Abend/Reise Ins Diesseits LP recordings, Arnulf Meifert decided to be available for the Slashdeath project, this time under the direction of Kommissar Hjuler and in collaboration with Mama Baer. What resulted is a kind of death-metal-pastiche or parody, spontaneously realized with nearly no instruments at all. Quite noisy and primitive screams with percussive cymbal ostinato! Black cover with no info at all, except Slashdeath in printed lettering. Edition limited to 115 copies." -Die Taubnessel

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