Thursday, December 31, 2009
This might very well the first compilation CD with a Kapotte Muziek track on it. Motop was released by IF Records, from the man behind ORDUC, Nico Selen (who just released a great new LP actually). I organised both Motop 1 (LP) and Motop 2 (CD). The idea was simple: you pay a certain amount of money for which you could send a certain amount of time on the LP/CD. Here I delivered a track of the then ongoing works I did with Merzbow (which I actually hope to release on a CD set one day). Noteworthy, but not necessarily Kapotte Muziek related, is that the S.Core track is not by him, by accident is a loop used by Beequeen. The piece by Wasp King is clearly a remix of Beequeen's cassette 'Mappa Mundi', although have never figured out who Wasp King is. The CD can be found here
Kapot Produkt OBO: "Speedback Variation Nr.1" on Motop 2 (CD - Dec. 1991)
IF Records IFR 0-10016-2
(Booklet with 1 visual)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Another compilation. Like with the Claustrophobia compilation I have no idea anymore what kind of process was used here or why I called these like that. I found it here
Kapot Produkt 0AO: 'The Process 3' on Disturbances (c90 - dec 1988)
Dendrite Tapes dt 11
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The day after Hamburg we drove from Hamburg to Munster, to play in a likewise nice play (but different) Cuba. Here we played with Frank Bretschneider and some flutist. I tried to get a recording of this for Frank to do a 'Kapotte Muziek by...' release, but its not to be found. I asked the organiser Till Kniola the name of the flutist but he couldn't remember. I do remember that we played with him (her? even?) a short improvisation. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 61 Cuba, Munster, Germany
Also a December release is 'Utitlies', the second full length LP by Kapotte Muziek. It was released by Petri Supplies, the label of Abo, the man of Yeast Culture. An excellent packaging he created. It was pressed on orange vinyl. For this album, the first after the period of music I did with Christian Nijs and I decided to do a LP with just collaborations, with musical material supplied by: Emil Beaulieau, Yeast Culture, Recycled Body Programm, Not To, Odal, blackhumour, SBOTHI, Asmus Tietchens, Merzbow, Honeymoon Productions, De Fabriek. I am still quite proud of this record, but that's why I'm not sharing it: I intend to release a double CD of both the first two albums and early vinyl pieces.
Kapot Produkt ORG: UTILITIES (12" - Dec. 1990 - 12 Tracks - Edition of 400 copies)
I realized I should have posted this a few days ago, but while transferring old Kapotte Muziek works to my computer I found three tracks from 1989, which I had sent to RRRecords for some Christmas compilation, but which were never released. So I released my own little christmas album this year, with these three tracks, plus a Beequeen piece from 1997 and a Freiband piece from 2001. You can buy one here. The cheesy title has been suggested by Freek Kinkelaar
Monday, December 28, 2009
This is one of those things I don't seem to remember much about. The Hörbar is a nice place inside the B-movie, a small cinema in Hamburg. No doubt Asmus Tietchens was there, since he later did a 'Kapotte Muziek by...' 7" for me. I don't recall who else played that evening. A pretty silent concert. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 60 Horbar, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Late one night I liked to listen to the radio and I taped this thirteen minute segment, which I copied in an edition of 10 copies with 'handpainted' cover. I think I may have planned more volumes with raw sounds. In those very early days Kapotte Muziek was mainly about use and re-use sounds in various combinations. I gave the other nine copies of 'Raw Sounds Vol.1' away and people used them. In 1987 I released a compilation with those pieces as Death Pact International 'Terror Leads To Better Days' (named after a line from a Portion Control song, in case anyway was wondering). You could still use these sounds of course.
Kapot Produkt 4: RAW SOUNDS VOL.1 (13 minute tape - 27/12/1984 - ed.
of 10 copies)
Kapotte Tapes KT 001
(Note: These ten copies where given away to ten groups (including Kapotte Muziek) in order that these groups could use this tape as a backing tape to their own music. 9 Contributions where made, and released as Death Pact International - Terror Leads To Better Days (Korm Plastics KP 23 - April 1987 - edition of 23 copies) which were sent out again to labels to have it released themselves in different
Saturday, December 26, 2009
So the reel to reel my father had started to make strange sounds and broke down shortly after. Just as with 'Real Time Music' I rushed out to tape these sounds and made this tape. It's not a particular great tape but this history has to be complete, so the weaker moments are also here. The cover shown here is in fact the four covers made for this. I guess never many were sold anyway.
Kapot Produkt 0AB: MUSIC FROM THE MAGNETIC TAPE (c30 - Dec. 1988 - ed. of 96 copies)
Dedali Opera opus 1
Friday, December 25, 2009
My father had a reel-to-reel recorder to record long classical pieces on taped from the radio. I had a small reel myself which I used to tape stuff of my own. Sometimes I would cut them and make tape-loops. I think I had a little book with some tips and tricks how to make these. I recorded this four track tape in 1987, using just tape-loops. In each title it says how things were made: metal sounds, voice (saying yes and no), paper and surface and feedback. A pretty loud beast, but still a particular favorite of mine.
Kapot Produkt 00S: MUSIK OHNE ENDE (c46 - dec.1987 - Ed. of 80 copies)
Prion Tapes pr 11
Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Reel to reel loops, editing and concept
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Another compilation on Stefan Schwab's Tonspur Tapes label. Not much to report here. The entire compilation can be found here
Kapot Produkt 00L: 'Collage Nr.2' on Neue Muster 1 + 2 (2xc90 - Dec.1987)
Tonspur Tapes tt 8-tt 9
Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Electronics, concept and recording
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Another early compilation by the German label bog-Art. I think Christian Nijs suggested this title: he knew more about the history of murderers than I did. In my diary I see a submitted a visual, but its no longer in my archive. The whole tape can be heard here
Kapot Produkt 28: 'Sucking (For Kuno Hoffman)' on Rogues Gallery (c90 - Dec 1986)
Bog-Art (no cat.no.)
(A visual was submittted, but it came without a booklet)
Sunday, December 20, 2009
One of those many compilations with a Kapotte Muziek track on it. Part of a three tape series, which can all be downloaded here
I have no idea to which process it is referred to here in the title, but I bet its something musical, rather than the Kafka book of the same.
Kapot Produkt 0AM: 'The Process 2' on Claustrophobia (c90 - dec 1988)
Interrupt Prod. IP 01
(A visual was submitted, but it came without booklet)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
A two day festival in Herford, not far from Nijmegen. I think we felt a bit out of place there, I don't know why. Its been a while. I used to have a video of our concert but I have no idea where that is anymore. Maybe Peter has it. Fich art, the label who organised it, later on released a compilation with a track by Kapotte Muziek. More on that later. Quite a nice concert actually.
And scroll back down to the entry about 05-11-2009: a recording has been found!
Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks. Gig 21 FLA FLA Herford, Germany
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Back in those I was pretty much interested in history, studying at the University here in Nijmegen. Always fascinated by heretic movements. Gematria studies the way numbers are used in the bible. I made a tape with the same name. At the peak of industrial music, I guess. I wish I could offer you a download, but its available on CDR by Lunhare, together with Electrocute and Gilles de Rais, which together with Gematria spells Egg. Nicely remastered. I even have some copies to sell myself. The tape was back then also released by Zeal SS, the Grey Wolves label.
Kapot Produkt 20: GEMATRIA (c30 - Dec 1985)
Zeal SS 86047
Opus Dei Society opus 2 (this one is limited to 113 copies)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
A compilation that dealt entirely with processed radio sounds, which was at the time, right up my street! Get the entire release here
Kapot Produkt 00J: 'Processed Radio' on Radiointerferenzensampler (c60 - dec. 1987)
Prion Tapes pr 8
(Booklet with one visual from Kapotte Muziek) Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Editing and concept
Monday, December 14, 2009
The next day was a wednesday and the task ahead was to drive to Prague in the Czech Republic. The plan was to drive on the 13th to Udine, to stay with Giancarlo Toniutti and then on the 14th drive the remainder to Prague. Around Bologna it started snowing and we got trapped in a tunnel. The army handing out blankets and we got stuck until next morning. We tried phoning Prague at 8 in the morning and decided to see how far we would get. We made it to Prague, at 9.30 P.M., where nobody was worrying about our lateness. Someone from the Dutch embassy (who paid for it) came to say hello to three spaced out zombies, but we played a great surprise, as no doubt you all know: its released on CD by Pac Rec and still available. So if you don't have that and like this blog and the live recordings, then buy one!
Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 29 14-12-1995 Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 29 14-12-1995 Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
Friday, December 11, 2009
Those friends of Peter were also involved in a small film festival, called Policino (which I believe means the tumb), so after a day of relaxing, we played also here creating soundtracks to films. I believe those films had something to do with the Famiglia Suffigatta (if that's the way to spell it), or maybe something went wrong and we had some different films. Anyway, a much shorter concert, but one that stands out from the various concerts of that same time. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 28 12-12-1995 Teatro Club, Catania, Italia
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Right after Naples we drove down to Sicily, to Catania to be precise. Apparently not a drive without risk, but nothing happened. Sicily? Sunshine? Grey and rainy, no sighting of the Etna. Auro was housed in something that looked like a church or a monastery, but was squatted and a carried a strong sense of cat piss. We played a long concert here, at least if we should go by the recording (back then we recorded all our concerts to Digital Audio Tapes and usually had 2 hour tapes to tape various shows on to). Catania was nice, meeting some old friends like Alessandro Aiello (with whom I made various xerox books years before) and friends of Peter who lived here for almost a year in the early nineties. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 27 10-12-1995 Auro, Catania, Italia
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The day after the Bologna concert we drove to Naples, a most beautiful drive I seem to remember. We stayed at the nice people of Demos, an Italian distributor that unfortunately no longer exists, who put up this guy at a squat called Tienamen. They kept us waiting for a few hours before we could actually start: lots of people stayed outside while negotiating a discount with man at the door. Half way through the power was cut but re-instated quickly after which we continued with business as usual. You can't hear this on the recording. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 26: Tienamen, Napels, Italia
MaM Aufnahme was an active man on the cassette scene, who compiled a big project of three minute tapes in a video box (popular item back then) called 'Intrendent Fansette Edition 10-6' (part 5 to 1 were released before I gather) and we have a track on there. I found two versions online here and here
Kapot Produkt 5: 'Le Sang Du Peuple' on Intredent Fansette Edition
10/9/8/7/6 (3xc90 - 9/12/1985 - ed. of 300 copies)
MaM Aufnahme ffm 1c 8787/235-015
(booklet with 1 visual from Kapotte Muziek)
Monday, December 7, 2009
The first time Kapotte Muziek headed out as trio on a small tour starts here. A long drive takes us on the 6th of December 1995 to Italy and our first port of call is a place called Link in Bologna, which I remember as nice, somewhat official music place. I have no recollection if anyone else was on the bill, but the recording sounds pretty good, listening to it now. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 25 07-12-1995 Link, Bologna, Italia
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Following last week's entry about Kapotte Muziek in Stockholm, we continue with us still being in Stockholm for the rest of the week, until December 4th, when we did a workshop at Fylkingen. The week in between we spend time recording new music as Goem in an improvised work set up in Fylkingen's storage room and at studio 4 of the EMS studios (basically 'downstairs' of Fylkingen) where they have a Bucla synth. Some of that material ended up on 'Punik'. An entirely different story. But on the 4th we did a workshop as Kapotte Muziek, and the picture you see here is from the double souvenir CDR we made for the participants, which were (listed on the cover: Mikeal Stavostrand, Dinka Pignon, Mateusz Herszka, Klas Augustsson and Johannes Bergmark). I took several pictures and this is from the copy in my archive. There was no audience that night when we played with the participants, so we split the group in 2, so one group was audience and the others played and then vice versa. Two downloads: A long one, 48 minutes and then a Kapotte Muziek trio concert. Also in this download is the various sound material recorded by the participants recorded that afternoon. This material can still be used: I did it on two short tracks that are now on my 'Klankschap 1999-2005' CD which was released only last week by :zang. Next on the right you see the brand new logo for 25 years of Kapotte Muziek, designed by Red Bol, for which we are in great debt of. Players: Frans de Waard, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop. Gig 58 04-12-1998 Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden