Thursday, April 29, 2010


Just like Factory Records, I always thought it would be nice to have Korm Plastics branches in other countries. The most serious one was with Al Lincoln from Not Half, with whom I released a handful of tapes as Korm Plastics Canada. With Jeff Surak of 1348 and Watergate Tapes I only did one as Korm Plastics USA, an early anthology of compilation cassettes. It came with a nice booklet with detailled information. Later Jeff's new label Zeromoon as a CDR with the title 'An Apology Is Necessary' and these days can be found here. Apparently it has been downloaded almost 19.000 times. Oh.
Kapot Produkt 0AA: ANTHOLOGY 1984-1987 (c60 - April 1988)
Korm Plastics USA kpUS 001
Compiled by Kapotte Muziek Unit 02.
Contains: kp 2, kp 7, kp 8, kp 12 (new and longer version), kp 16, kp 20, kp 24, kp 30, kp 32 (new and longer version), kp34, kp 40, kp 45, kp 50, kp 00G. With booklet

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Another compilation. I never figured out why I didn't title this...
Kapot Produkt 00C: Untitled Cut on Total Recess Grade 2 (c60 - April 1988)
Mystery Hearsay (no
Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Synth and editing

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I got to know Abo from Incubator who was selling the releases on Korm Plastics through his mailorder and one day he wrote to say he found a cheap pressing plant that did small run records. I immediately thought of doing one, a single sided record by Kapotte Muziek. The two pieces deal with processed human voice. The booklet comes with rather pretentious 'essays', but Knust did a great job printing that as well as the cover, which was designed by Freek Kinkelaar. Actually I still have 2 or so for sale. Just shout. No download as this will be part of the Blossoming Noise 10 cassette set, out somewhere in May.
kapot Produkt 0RC: INTONATION (7" - 4/1989 - 2 Tracks - Edition of 100 copies)
Korm Plastics kp 2189
(Comes with a 16 page booklet)

Friday, April 23, 2010


While working on this blog my good friend Max from Lunhare. He already re-released two CDRs of old cassettes: one with Enhanced Room Acoustics (along with a great Freiband remix of that old tape, which was incidentally also released by him in 1996) and Electrocute, Gematria and Gilles De Rais on one CDR. Now today he releases a double CDR of all the Assemblage works. I posted about this before. There is also a remix by Freiband on this one. I have copies for sale, so e-mail me. The label, who has more great releases is found here.
ASSEMBLAGE (2CDR - Edition of 100 copies - 23/04/2010)
Lunhare zzz 15
Kapot Produkt OBG: '9 Stukken' on Assemblage (7" - 1990 - edition of 200 copies)
Korm Plastics kp 2589
(comes with 1 visual by Kapotte Muziek)
Kapot Produkt OCB: AS SMEGA BEL (c30 - July 1992 - limited edition of 50 copies)
Tapes For Masses TFM 002
CLYISCSERT (C45 - 1993)
Old Europa Cafe
Kapot Produkt OBI: AGES BE ALMS (c46 - 1991)
Tragic Figures TF
(comes with a booklet from Kapotte Muziek)
Kapot Produkt OBT: (visual representing the title) on Experiences Sonoras (c60 - sept. 1991)
Anti Demos Gracia
plus a 2010 remix by Freiband.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The next day two cars drove from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio, as Vertonen's Blake Edwards was also to perform over there. The Avantronics festival was put up by Mike Shiflet of Gameboy records and was two long nights/days perhaps of music. I scanned the part of the flyer, but then misplaced it again. After the concert somebody wanted to trade a painting with me for a CD. The painting was all black, but I used it later on to create the visuals for the booklet that came with the CDR release of this concert, as released by Gameboy, in an edition of 100 copies. What you download here is that CDR release. The first piece is a line recording Kapotte Muziek did, and the second a microphone recording of the 'encore' by Jason Talbot. Peter Duimelinks did the edits for the release. This was the final concert of the 2002 US tour as Kapotte Muziek. The next night we played as Goem in Philadelphia. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 79 21-04-2002 AvanTronics Festival. Columbus, OH, USA


While in Chicago, Andrew Fenchel took us to WMBR where we did a lot of things: short solo sets as well as a Kapotte Muziek meets Stelzer/Talbot thing. This download has just that. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 78 20-04-2002 WMBR, Chicago, IL, USA

Monday, April 19, 2010


From Detroit we headed out to Chicago to meet up with Andrew Fenchel, the lovely man from Lampo. He is responsible for this second US trip, since he got some grant somewhere for us. So we stay two days in Chicago. The first night we played as Kapotte Muziek at 6Odum/Lampo, the next night some solo stuff and a Goem concert at the same place. Stelzer/Talbot also play here. Great place and Dan Burke delivered some of the best pizza we ever had. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 77 19-04-2002 Lampo. Chicago, IL, USA

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Another concert not recorded. Also playing where Stelzer/Talbot and I did a solo set as Shifts - the only one ever in the USA. I think Darren and Warn asked for it. From this Shifts recording I made a piece for a compilation, called 'I Don't Know About Detroit', but of course that's different story. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 76 18-04-2002 C-Pop Gallery. Detroit, MI, USA

Saturday, April 17, 2010


From Easthampton to Troy is not far away. Of course we hoped that Pauline Oliveros would be sitting first row as she is the director there, but hey, surprise, surprise, she wasn't. Don't remember much of this concert, other than it was in a pitch black room and that we stayed with Scott Smallwood. At least this one was recorded. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 75 17-04-2002 Renssalear Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY, USA

Friday, April 16, 2010


The next day we did a short drive to the Flywheel in Easthampton, were Roel again did a solo set, and Stelzer/Talbot also played. Not many people showed up, but Thurston Moore came out (he liked Roel's solo thing), Gregory Whitehead ("wow, there is a guy in the audience who has the same voice as Gregory Whitehead, but obviously its not him. Why would he come to see you guys?") and my first ever meeting with the man I now know so much better: Scott Foust. Outside on the pavement, the smoking party gathered (Thurston, Roel, Scott and me), Scott mentioned in passing that I was 'well to do'. He doesn't remember, cause I asked him later, and he wasn't sure why he said so. And now for a little quiz. There is nothing to download from this gig, as there is no recording. Finish the following line and win a prize: "Hey, but that means that..."
Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig
74 16-04-2002 Flywheel. Easthampton, MA, USA

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The first real audience gig on this tour was at the Zeitgeist gallery in Cambridge, which is basically Boston area. Roel also played a solo set, as far as I remember, and maybe there was something else (Stelzer/Talbot perhaps). Unfortunately this night was not recorded. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 73 15-04-2002 Zeitgeist Gallery. Cambridge, MA, USA

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


When we landed in the USA for our second tour this concert was not the first. The tour started in New York with a concert by Goem at Tonic and the night after that at Bard College, also with Goem (and a great set by Taylor Deupree). Then we moved to Boston, home town of mister Stelzer and mister talbot, with whom we would tour until the end of this tour. The first Kapotte Muziek concert was in the basement of Twisted Village recordstore, where we played together with Howard Stezler and Jason Talbot. RRRon was there too. Gig 72 14-04-2002 Twisted Village, Boston, MA, USA (together with Howard Stelzer and Jason Talbot)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Another one of those early noise compilations. Not the best moment in recorded history. A bit MB like...
Kapot Produkt 00D: 'Ludwig' on Extrimities Vol.1 (c60 - April 1987)
Vandal Cassettes 0032
Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Synth and editing

Thursday, April 8, 2010


A sort of remix project before the word remix properly existed. One side is all orginal Hands To music, and the other side reworks of it by Kapotte Muziek, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Merzbow, PBK, and S.B.O.T.H.I.. Great package too.
Kapot Produkt OBR: 'Handen' on Rework/Odiom (C90 - april 1992 - edition of 200)
E'Ostrate ATR 004

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


An odd double compilation released by Bart Hanselaar, who worked under a plethora of names and labels. Actually he still does music himself, drum & bass I believe and still works for customs.
Kapot Produkt OBN: "Ruw" on It's T.Time (2xc60 - April 1991)
Black Death Tapes

Monday, April 5, 2010


An one-off gig that was part of a small festival "Performing On The Edge" which was organised by the art-academy Roel was attending back then. We played a rather short intimate set, which delivered the above great picture. My ex-wife is in audience. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 31 05-04-1996 Teatro Popular, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Although I was never that much interested into film, I got one day an interesting invitation to take part in a super 8 film festival. I bought an ancient 70s small porn reel which I handpainted. To that I created a screen on which the thing had to be projected and some new music. The soundtrack is on the 'History Is What Was' LP. Film had to run 3 frames a second and last about 3 minutes. Two years I nearly had a digital copy. Perhaps one day I will really have.
'ABSTRACT TWO'. Re-worked porn film for a festival organised by Peter Prange in Minden, West Germany on February 1989. Film made in december 1988. time about 3 minutes. With a screen (12 A3 posters glued together) and seperate music on cassette.