Saturday, November 28, 2009
We travelled to Stockholm again to play at a music festival called 'Nature Is Perverse', which was staged at Moderna Musseet and at Fylkingen. We played on this day as Kapotte Muziek, the next night as Goem at the same place. Also performing were Dror Feiler, Framers Manual, MStvostrand, Mats Lindstrom, Freundschaft, Kent Tankred, Voice Crack, Zbigniew Karkowski, Soren Runolf, Elggren/Liljenberg, Tetsuo Furudate and Small Cruel Party. They are all on the double CD that was released by Fylkingen Records in 2000. You can download the entire concert here. Good memories of the 'Girl Power' concert by Mats Lindstrom which saw a whole bunch of young girls (12 years or so) playing noise. The picture of Roel here appears in the CD booklet. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 57: Moderna Musseet, Stockholm, Sweden
Friday, November 27, 2009
Graf Haufen released the first four Katacombe volumes on his Schrei Records label, and after he asked me to continue it. I liked sixty minutes better and asked a whole bunch of people to contribute. Kapotte Muziek's contribution 'Stag/nation' was originally sent to G.do Hubner who was compiling a cassette 'Illuminated' but he refused my contribution, which at the time was great injustice I felt, but perhaps he was right. So I included it on this cassette, of course right after the track G.do gave for his Das Synthestische Mischgewebe. There wasn't a copy of this online, so I uploaded the entire thing myself. Tracks also included by The Vital Parts, Ingo Techmeier, Nails Ov Christ, Het Zweet, Dr. Klaus Groh, Ad van Buuren, Narzisse, L'Akstremauncio, MTVS, Zombies Under Stress, Throw Me Your Finger and De Fabriek. Industria Tape was a Korm Plastics sub division for the sole purpise of re-releasing the four previous Katacombe volumes. Later I also compiled volume six. Katacombe volume 7 was also made but without my knowledge (I still haven't heard it!)
Kapot Produkt 12: 'Stag/Nation' on Katacombe Vol.5 (c60 - 27/11/1985 - ed. of 500 copies)
Industria Tepa IT o5
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Late summer 1998 I bought a stand alone CD burner and copied some CDs and it dawned upon me that this could be the next great thing, following releasing cassettes. Then I started Bake Records, designed the covers and copied them at home. At Staalplaat they liked the idea, Roger NBH redesigned the whole thing and subsequently designed all 60+ releases on the label. Staalplaat bought a professional CD duplicator and a whole bunch of labels was started: Microwave, Acid Planet, Hond In De Goot and all Korm cassettes were re-issued. Last year I got all the masters for this from Staalplaat and was promised whateverv remained from the stock on covers, but it turned out they were lost. Today I still these mentioned in Staalplaat's list, so maybe they are still for sale? No download therefore. 1000 Herz used processed sine waves and Boxes was a re-issue of a tape released by Spite, an American label and uses a metal box and bells.
1000 HERZ (CDR - November 1998)
Bake Records 001
BOXES (CDR - November 1998)
Bake Records 003
Sunday, November 22, 2009
After about a year of working together Christian Nijs and I thought it would be nice to do a split cassette, with would display our separate interests in music. Christian's side has a bit of rhythm and synthesizer and I was in awe of Whitehouse circa 'New Britain', with feedback and water sounds. The cover was a double sided A4 sheet, folded into a plastic bag. The music is here!
Kapot Produkt 16: SPLIT (c15 - 22/11/1985 - ed. of 75 copies)
Korm Plastics KP 10
(One side recorded by Kapotte Muziek Unit 01, the other side recorded by Kapotte Muziek Unit 02)
Friday, November 20, 2009
A track on 'Rub Out The Word' a double compilation released on Jeph Jerman's Big Body Parts label. It all deals, in some ways at least, with whom I was in contact a lot back then. The title 'Process 4' probably refers to other pieces that employ the same process - no doubt some crude form of Steve Reich's 'Come Out', which I used a lot in those days. The whole tape can be downloaded here.
Kapot Produkt 0AP: 'Process 4' on Rub Out The Word (2xc60 - Nov 1989 - edition of 100 copies)
Big Body Parts C3
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Another one of those early post 1993 USA shows. The poster you see here is more or less half of it, the other half announces another concert. But as you can see we shared that with Chop Shop and Small Cruel Party. I don't remember much about this evening to be honest. The first time we played Extrapool, that much I know. The recording turns out to be quite nice though. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks. Gig 20: Extrapool, Nijmegen
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
As said last month, we did various things for a Rotterdam based artist Ben Schot. The soundtrack to the Bunuel film, a concert as Death Pact (which falls outside this blog), a concert that will come in June and this one, which was a special one. Ben Schot got the Pendrecht Cultuurprijs and there was an official reception with serious talk, a short film, nice food, fine wine and Kapotte Muziek. Ben said something along the lines: "well, don't hold back, go all the way if you want", which of course we did, although it may not show on the recording. The nice thing here is that this is the only concert of Kapotte Muziek as a laptoptrio. The location was the city townhall of Rotterdam. Various, somewhat older people, came and asked us to stop but in the end more than half the audience left. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 88: Stadhuis, Rotterdam
Monday, November 9, 2009
Well, actually this could also have been the 7th. It deals with the release of 'Real Time Music', the second Kapotte Muziek 7" and a cassette. According to discogs, information supplied by DMDN of Midas Music, the 7" was released on November 7th 1989 (picture below), but the cassette (picture above) is undated but from November 1987. The music was created by accident. One of my cassette players broke down, I opened the machine (don't why, since I am hardly technical), and it turns out it still produces sound. So in one go, I recorded four tracks which were released by Midas Music as a C15 cassette, and the first twenty copies were in a carton box with various pieces of the tapedeck, the edition was in total 50 copies. Two years Midas decided to release this a 7", leaving out the shortest track on side a. The edition was 320 copies. The b-side especially nice: a sort of very primitive early version of Goem. This digital transfer was done by DMDN.
Kapot Produkt 00X:REAL TIME MUSIC (c15 - Nov. 1987 - Ed. of 50 copies)
Midas Tapes taped 027
Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Concept, recording and editing
Kapot Produkt 0RB: REAL TIME MUSIC (7" - 1989 - 3 tracks - Edition of 300 copies)
Midas Music R02
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The next drive, Trondheim to Stockholm, is about 600 kilometers and could be done in 6-7 hours. But due to the fact that it had snowed, the road outside Trondheim was covered with snow, all along to the the Swedish coast where we headed down to Stockholm. About eleven hour drive, but what a great scene to ride through. I don't recall much about this particular concert, if it was part of any festival, but I believe there was a small exhibition of Staalplaat designs somewhere. A piece of plastic found at Fylkingen is actually still part of the usual instruments of Roel and me. The last concert of this small tour. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 54: Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday, November 7, 2009
A beautiful drive the next day took us to Trondheim, home of Lasse Marhaug and Tore Boe. Klub Kanin wasn't a very big as far as I remember this, and there were more bands playing that night. We stayed with Lasse for a few hours before heading eastwards. The food was great here. The music being much more noisy than the night before. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 53: Klub Kanin, Trondheim, Norway
So far the posts about concerts have been for one-off occassions. Today we start with three posts in a row, which formed together a small tour we did. I think we were originally invited by Fylkingen to play in Stockholm and around it we got some extra gigs in Norway and Sweden. The first port of call was Club Mir in Oslo, which was a nice bar and venue. I think we were the only ones on the bill and afterwards we were asked if wanted to sleep in the club on stage where it would be warmer or somewhere else more comfortable but colder. We did the first. Peter wasn't feel and couldn't hardly speak, so a bit warm place was nice. The next day he felt better. Quite a soft recording with lots of silence. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 52: MIR, Oslo, Norway
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
No mistake here. We deal with 25 years of Kapotte Muziek, but we will include the future as part of the past. Tomorrow we will play in Den Haag, see the flyer above. If everything goes well, on friday there will be a recording to download and some story. We are scheduled to play around 10 o'clock, so if you are in the area, plus come over. A long night - well, two, if you go friday too, but it looks like fun.
The day after: you are all eagerly anticipating last night's recording, and as a sort of band joke we talk about the machine not being turned on, and it was - I swear, it went ahead, because I watched it go, since we had to play for about 25-30 minutes, but the hard disc recorder today says zero KB for this file. Most odd & strange. The concert was a big empty warehouse space, packed with gear from all the performing bands, stone cold, but a fine atmosphere. A bit of problem getting the sound under control with feedback and such, but it worked well in our piece. I used the crackle box which my dear dear friend Anton Viergever gave me last week (with an output connection mind you). Well, great evening, fine concert. You have to take my word for it. Unless a recording pops up one day. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 108: Maakhaven, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Update! a recording has been found! Listen up.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This was no doubt on a sunday back then. VPRO is a Dutch radio station and one of their programms is 'De Avonden' and many of the recordings were done on a sunday, as far as I can remember. Here, among other things, Berry Kamer and Jan Hiddink organised radio sessions with bands, along with an interview. Staalplaat did release a whole bunch of these sessions in the 'Mort Aux Vaches' series. The CD released with Kapotte Muziek is, according to the Staalplaat website, still available, so nothing to do download here today. The liner notes were written by Achim Wollscheid. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 41: VPRO Studio, Amsterdam
Sunday, November 1, 2009
As far as I recall this is the first Kapotte Muziek concert without Peter Duimelinks, so just me and Roel Meelkop. At the Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst in Rotterdam, probably as part of some bigger event, which I no longer recall. For whatever reason I also don't recall anymore, Roel and me decided to use glass as the sole source of sound. We played glass plates, marbles and such like and had various samples of glass pre recorded. This concert was later edited into the 'Glas' 10" released on Korm Plastics. You can download here the entire concert. Players: Frans de Waard and Roel Meelkop. Gig 51: CBK, Rotterdam