Artist: KOMMISSAR HJULER & MAMA BAER
Title: Wiederaufnahmeverfahren II / 06
Label: SHMF/You Dont Have To Call It Music
"As a teenager Kommissar Hjuler began to look out for strange music. At Unterm Durchschnitt in Hamburg he found several records with electronic and industrial music. He then began to contact musicians like Steven Stapleton, Lt. Caramel, Merzbow or Due Process in order to get handsigned copies for his collection. At the age of 18 he was invited by Karlheinz Stockhausen for a concert of Hymnen. Kommissar Hjuler became a collector of any kinds of strange music with lots of contacts to the musicians, but he did not make any music at that time. He has a very creative mind. So whenever he recorded some tapes from items of his collection for some friend, he styled the tape covers as if they were little art objects. One of the musicians he had contacted was Jan Iwers (No One/No Records), who felt in love with the little tape covers he saw and asked for a styling of his next release.
So Kommissar Hjuler - 31 years old at that time - created some covers for a tape edition by Jan Iwers, then began to make some recordings together with him. They called their project TUULEN LAULU and made a double LP and some tapes, but he soon realized that he was not able to work in a band, his plans for music were too bizarre, so he started recording his own music �?? mostly with simple arrangements by using a mono cassette recorder.
His music might be called fluxus, for one will hardly find a name for it, some recordings are even more text sound collages or cut-up readings, some are simply bizarre music.
Soon after his first release by Tuulen Laulu he met his wife Mama Bär, she was only 17 years old. It was love at first sight. She did not know anything about strange music or arts, but soon showed a talent by nature for painting very abstract pictures (mostly acryl and wax) and creating songs in her very own vein. Both worked together as Kommissar Hjuler und Frau, whereas these recordings were dominated by Kommissar Hjuler. So she prefered to make her Mama Bär recordings without any others help.
They married, got their son Cy, built a house with a complete tone studio and gallery for her paintings and few collages by Kommissar Hjuler, both now work as artists and have released quite a lot of very limited releases on handcut vinyl, as CD-Rs or tapes. Covers were mostly created by Kommissar Hjuler.
Kommissar Hjuler joined the police, at the age of 16, then took evening classes and afterwards studied to become an police officer. He now works at 1. Police Department Flensburg. Mama Bär does no longer work in her job as chemical assistant, she now only works as an artist running a tiny gallery and mother.
Most of their spare time Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Bär use for any weird sound creations, paintings or sculptures. Not all ideas become realization, of course, otherwise their output would have been incredible, and in a way it is by now. But their world is dominated by art and who ever met them was astonished about their strange personalities, both can be regarded as one abstract organism of creative art in two persons belonging together." - Asylum Lunaticum. "Handstamped inner sleeve and 5 inserts (stamped inner sleeve, two textsheets, one printed photo and two coloured artwork prints signed by both artists).
Limited and numbered edition of 100 copies on pure black vinyl." - You Dont Have To Call It Music.