Asmus Tietchens & Frans de Waard | OordeelAufabwegen (CD/DL) The pairing of two important figures in the world of experimental sound doesn’t come any more interesting than these two prolific gentlemen meeting in collaboration. From the very first note herein the listener is hooked by the pared down minimalistic approach to electronic music at its […]

Kontakt Der Jünglinge | Makrophonie 1Die Stadt (CD) MMXIV – The year was 2014: And this is a random surfacing of a collaboration by German master sound artists Asmus Tietchens and Thomas Köner that somehow slipped through my radar. Was it the obfuscation of the gray on black Greek cover text (μακροφωvή I)? Likely not. […]

Asmus Tietchens | Linea+ Klanggalerie (CD) Originally released on tape in 1988 (Korm Plastics, who also re-released the same material on CDr in 1999), this gem resurfaces for it’s expanded thirtieth anniversary edition on the Austrian Klanggalerie imprint with thirty-five additional minutes culled from the original sessions. The full reissue of the incredible recording from […]

Asmus Tietchens + David Lee Myers Arcs (aufabwegen; CD/DL) Released back in January, we finally caught up with this striking collaboration from veteran sound artists Asmus Tietchens + David Lee Myers. Arcs is an album, a baker’s dozen of numbered tracks (Arcs 01-13) under the same title. This is the duo’s third shared recording (Flussdichte, Disco […]

aufabwegen50. ausgewaehlte geraeusche – Various Artists DEGEM CD 15: XV – Various Artists RECOMMENDED: The German/Swiss Auf Abwegen imprint run by publisher/curator Till Kniola (Köln) and Christian Bláha (Zürich) semi-regularly releases some of the best abstract/experimental music on earth while maintaining a schedule of live gigs/events.They tend to the vast discography archives of the preeminent […]

Fabio Perletta + Asmus Tietchens Deflections (aufabwegen; CD/DL) Asmus Tietchens, in my humble opinion, is by far one of the most underrated German composers of his era. Recording since the late 70’s the man has a discography a mile long, including multiple collaborations, like this one, with Italian field recording sound artist Fabio Perletta, he […]