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Tietchens, Asmus  / Mueller, Jon : Acht Stücke (Auf Abwegen)

2nd collaboration between German sound manipulator Asmus Tietchens creating dynamic textural environments and US improv-drummer Jon Mueller on gongs and cymbals.

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Limited edition of 500 copies, CD in full colour paper sleeve, designed by Asmus Tietchens.

Label: Auf Abwegen
Catalog ID: aatp20
Squidco Product Code: 9154

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardstock Sleeve
Recorded at The Render Farm by Jon Minor and Audiplex Studios, Hamburg.


Asmus Tietchens

Jon Mueller

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track listing:

1. JMAT 8 5:14

2. JMAT 9 5:26

3. JMAT 10 5:46

4. JMAT 11 14:03

5. JMAT 12 5:39

6. JMAT 13 6:53

7. JMAT 14 3:09

8. JMAT 15 6:21

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December 2007
Electro-Acoustic Improv
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"The second collaborative effort between german sound manipulation pioneer Asmus Tietchens and american improv-drummer Jon Mueller.

Jon Mueller on the second collaboration: "The previous collaboration between Asmus and I involved me using only sounds derived from drum heads. For Acht Stuecke, I've used only Chinese gongs and cymbals, so a completely different range of sound occurs. The performance of the percussion material was from various non-mechanical techniques (striking, swinging gongs, extended techniques, etc.) to create a palette of mostly textural sound with a large frequency range that Asmus could work with."

And indeed, work he did! The completeness that is Acht Stuecke is of breathtaking beauty and simplicity and complexity at the same time. The album is definitely more homogenous and 'together' than the first meeting of the two musicians. It emanates a warm and deep sound evolving out of total soundless blankness as it seems.

Jon Mueller has been active for several years in the US improv scene playing in various ensembles and doing solo work. he runs the excellent web magazine/label/mailorder Crouton.

Asmus Tietchens has been producing electronic music since the 1960ss and is one of the most renowned sound artists today in Germany. In the last five years he was awarded twice the SWR state radio prize "Karl Sczuka Preis" for radio art. He has released more than 80 records and CDs on labels all around the world."-Auf Abwagen

Limited edition of 500 copies, CD in full colour paper sleeve, designed by Asmus Tietchens.

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