Category Archives: Experimental

Klappstuhl in early Summer frenzy – Kallabris, m. nomized & news on DsorDNE

>Yes, it’s that time of the year again where somehow things start working out………

SP 019

To good to be lost here is a release by a legend of the tape-scene, the multi productive

M. Nomized

from France who seems never to rest on his laurels if you take a look at his bandcamp page(s). ‘Sample 4’ was originally issued via Cold Spring in the late 80’s as Cassette in an edition of only 35 copies. The new cover shot is b.t.w. by Mr. Andy Falconer, a talented musician in his own right, nowadays living in Germany and splitting his time between photography and electronic sounds.

SP 020

Basically a collection of two earlier (limited and now deleted) releases by one of my very favourite sonic freestyle artists. Hard to categorize as most of my cherished publications but fully worthwile exploring on repeated listenings. Some more details here.

Besides looking back

Kallabris

is never short of looking forward and Inselkind Schalltr├Ąger issued a new beautiful 180g LP ‘Red Square‘ in May where the diversity of his talents really shine – instrumentals, songs (!), freestyle, structures – you can find all there in one flow showing that Kallabris leaves nearly every musical boarder behind on his way. I’ve got no info which quantitiy was pressed but to avoid disappointment act fast.
In case it’s hard to find ask your friendly drone hq.

On a related note: It’s great to see

DsorDNE

(whose ‘Carceri‘ is still available @ Klappstuhl) furthermore active with a new release continuing the mere ambient Grafio Series on the Italien Asbestos Digit label from Rome;

Asbestos Digital 25

Besides his own releases and his work at O.F.F. Studio, Torino Marco even found time for a mix for NOODS Radio which can be listened online here:

London’s Lost Recordings – COIL Unearthed

January 2018

April 2018

Both the above are curated collections of material recently unearthed or in circulation before but not in the sound quality it deserved by the 2017 founded Coil Live Archive. While the main focus of Kiefer Gorena and Phil Barrington obviously concentrates on documenting and researching the Coil performance recordings any serious attempt to improve the incredible legacy is more then welcome.

In 2016 Phil Barrington already went through the remarkable process of re-creating the announced but never finished Coil Project and presented a possible version with ultimate care in sound and design also for free via archive.org.

It’s still questionable if Coil’s main body of work will ever be republished and made available for civil prices due to the many parties involved now in the estates of Peter and Jon (read an well-penned artile by PB here) and more than often only bootlegers seem to make profit out of their legacy since years.

A few exceptions of this where the Brainwashed related Treshhold Archive series which sadly came to an halt, Danny Hyde licensing ‘Backwards’ in it’s original form to Cold Spring, Drew McDowell re-issuing Time Machines or labels with an valid contract opted to reissue the albums, tracks and bits that where licensed to them (Important, Prescription, Sub Rosa, Optimo).

DsorDNE / Marco Milanesio / 9cento9 – RRRR [Remix, Release, Reissue, Remaster]

Time for a short resumee of various DsorDNE related activites…….

December 2017 – DsorDNE remixes parts of the 9Cento9 EP issued via DdEM in 2015, issued now on the new Triple Void Records label.

In February a new and free experimental EP was published on Marco’s own bandcamp February 2018, co-credited to 9CENTO9.

An extended 10 trk. reissue of the limited Cassette Issue from September 2017 on CD just appeared via Swiss Dark Nights early March.

& here is a brand new video to one of the additional – before unreleased – tracks;

Finally on March 19th, 2018 there is the first regular DsorDNE Album on Vinyl available again:

An exact replica LP reissue with just small adjustments in an edition of 800 copies is out via Dark Entries now, as well as a digital version (DL) for the first time.

Remastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Includes an extra lyric sheet and original press notes from 1990. Get it while you can.

Wipe Out – Z’EV 1951|2017

Boyd Rice spread the word on Dec. 17th, 2017; the mighty Z’EV is gone.
66 years is perhaps not the shortest lifespan and no one get’s out alive but it left me speechless for quite some time. The shock waves are increasing.

If one person was the anti-figurehead of Industrial culture it was him. Nice and handsome in person, incredible consequent and forward in his works. I’ve only met him once, approaching him after a performance in 2005 slightly embarrassed to out me as a ‘fan’ but I could not resist to let him know how much his attitude and concepts meant to me.

After studies at CalArts he moved to the bay area where he adopted the artist name Z’EV in late 1979 and developed his unique percussive style with found and used objectsformed from industrial materials such as stainless steel, titanium, and PVC plastics f.e..
“The foundation of my work, regardless of genre, is Process combining the Dadaist / Duchampian notion of Found / Finding, the Cut Up of Brion Gysin, and Cagian indeterminacy” says Z’EV in his own words.

In late 1980 he opened up for BAUHAUS on their british / european dates. His influence on Test Dept., Einst├╝rzende Neubauten and others can only be guessed today.

Z’EV lived more than 10 years in Amsterdam, and guested there as Teacher at the Theater School for New Dance Development besides pursuing his projects. While performing was his main way of reaching people he released plenty of audio works, solo and quite a lot collaborative efforts (with Chris Watson, KK Null, Merzbow, Genesis P. Orridge, Larsen, Hati and Organum to name only a few) and published several writings.
Most famous is ‘Rhythmajik‘ on Rhythm and Magic obviously, first published by Temple Press in 1992 as book, later distributed freely as PDF via his site. Examples of his audio visual works sculptures, videos etc. can be found also. Some more music was self-published or reissued via bandcamp.

Back to the original fb posting, I feel there’s not too much one can add to these words:

“I would say that Z’EV was to the avant garde what Iggy Pop was to rock and roll: total intensity, energy and raw power and he often left the stage in the early eighties cut up and bleeding from the injuries he received from his own instruments. ………… a man I thought was one of the most under appreciated figures in modern music. A linguist, an ethnomusicologist, a scholar, a mystic; but a man who could distill all this into a performance so intense that it could captivate an audience in a punk rock venue. That was his unique gift. He was one of the most talented people I have ever met. And there has never been any performer akin to him.”
[Boyd Rice / NON]

Klappstuhl Proudly Presents : MIK@ & RASALASAD [SP 016 & SP 017]

Two new releases, one from the ever so busy Thisco mainstay Rasalasad, in his style published as free / pay what you want release full of concentrated drone ambience or perhaps “Hypnotic Escapism Music” as in the description of the Thisphoria album on Grain Of Sound which seems fitting for most of his recent releases.

And from Cologne / Berlin finally the debut album from Mik@, also known as part of DL, or The M.M.V.P. projects, a release with the central theme of urban living & travelling, transition phases and unfullfiled desires.

Welcome Autumn

Walt Thisney strikes again; exotica, kitsch, lounge, space pop – call it what you want but give him a ‘Welcome Back Walt’;

And in his usual genourous style the master of plunderphonical sidesteps also issued more detailed EP’s in a straight row from August to September; Walt Thisney plays KORLA PANDIT tunes, Mondo Saxtanico and not to forget:
Saxtanic Mass – Walt Thisney plays ANTON LAVEY tunes .

A new digital & limited tape release by the mastermind of DsorDNE on a new Italian label just appeared;

The Glove Of Bones & Cousin Silas reissued their mighty dubby ambient collaboration ‘Ornithology’ after the disappearence of Digital Dizzy on the acclaimed ambient netlabel We Are All Ghosts;

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Try not to get lost there with all the free Cousin Silas Releases available.

Tristi di Rabbia – DsorDNE

Marco Milanesio finally opened up his archives from the past a little wider resulting in the issue of an unreleased ambient experimental studio session recorded in December 1996. Remastered at O.F.F. and issued via the renowned and always busy Nostalgie De La Boue:

The new Blacksilk label from Berlin released mid July an 12″EP / DL of three remastered and two remixed tracks, taken from the deleted HAX ‘Tecnologie Del Movimento’ Compilations, the early Split Tape ‘Notturno’ and one from the final Album ’24 o 25′.
Although this sounds a bit mixed up the tracks work very well together and the (to me unknown before) remixers Phase Fatal & Unhuman spice up the tracks perfectly. The only lowpoint is the artwork which is close to meaningless to me but musically I am more than happy and this will make my 2017 best of list anyway….

For current updates see the newly installed official fb page.

The Black Box EP – Gerstein

After pestering Maurizio Pustianaz for a while he finally sent me a batch of early (1986) session tracks to choose from for an exclusive Klappstuhl Records release and here it is; minimal, raw and remiscent of the cold 80’s mood, still influenced by the earlier industrial experimental scene – think of Robert Rental, Konstruktivists or The Elephant Table Album for some slight touchpoints.

More info on recent releases /activites can be found @ noisebrigade.org

Trism 14 > Delta-Sleep Inducing Peptide‘ Cataplectic Episodes > Reissued

Nearly lost in time and never properly reissued until now Klappstuhl proudly presents a freshly transferred and fully approved digital reissue of this 1991 Cassette Only EP @ bandcamp.

As for more current releases and other available reissues please see D.S.I.P.’s site.