Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Since about 10 years I curate a project called Brombron for Extrapool and this week the guests have been Adam Bohman and Al Margolis. Part of the idea is to sell these series to other places, so we ended up in Het Poortgebouw in Rotterdam, a former squat, in a strange surrounding: it on the street where the Tour de France will start in 2 days. Peter suggested we should as well play as Kapotte Muziek, since it would be easy for him and Roel to be there, almost around their corner. Unfortunately Roel was so busy with work obligations that he didn't show up. A hot night (not as hot as the two others concerts we'll come across later this month - in fact the only other concerts in July), but we played a highly silent, part acoustic concert, which of course isn't on this line recording. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 113 01-07-2010 Het Poortgebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Another record released by Stichting Muziek Nieuws, where people could contribute by paying along. I think I didn't pay much for my track, since it was made together with Ilo Istatov, the man behind the label (and also ORDUC). Quite a varied bunch of music.
Kapot Produkt 00U:
'Magnetische Slaap' on Transistor & Chips/E-Lok 1111 (Album - June '88)
Stichting Muziek Nieuws SMN 703-TAC
(Insertcover with 1 visual from Kapotte Muziek)
Kapotte Muziek Unit 02: Basis recording
Ilo Istatov: Synth and editing

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Another tape that was already released on CDR, also by Lunhare. This has one of the very few songs with lyrics and vocals by Christian Nijs. Not free for download. Get a copy here, which is released on one CDR with 'Electrocute' and 'Gematria'.
Kapot Produkt 30: GILLES DE RAIS (c30 - June 1986)
Bloedvlagprodukt (no
(This tape comes with a booklet, 8 pages on A6 size)

Monday, June 28, 2010


When looking for this, I couldn't find the master anymore. This was a collaborative thing where I got the sounds from Japanese AMB and Dutch friend Hyware (aka Radboud Mens) and transformed this into loud noise music. I may have a copy of sale still. Contact me.
Praxis Dr. Bearmann TH-13
(collaboation from AMB to Hyware to Kapotte Muziek)

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Discogs has all the info, so I copy it from there:
Packaged in brown paper sleeve with small 16-page booklet made from the same paper. Edition of 100 copies. Side A: recorded March 1996, mixed April 1996.
In 1995 the label Cynistrose launched an international compilation project: the goal was to give sounds recorded in a special place (U.LP) to different artists and to let them rework the sounds and make an unique composition with them. Each participant (as Kapotte Muziek) was given sounds but also samples of matter (glass, wood, stone, rubber…) from this place. Kapotte Muziek also choose to compose a track with these matters.
Side B: sounds recorded in April and May 1995, composedin August and September 1995, mixed in November 1995.
"M.SL" is the first and last Sechres Mound studio recording. The composition is only based on field recordings made in the area of the SL mine; the sounds then were selected, edited and reworked. The goal of Sechres Mound was to reflect the past (active) and the present (inactive) atmosphere of the place. download
Kaon 01
(split tape with Sechres Mound)

Saturday, June 26, 2010


One of the latter day tape releases. I have no idea who was behind this label. Its highly minimal loud electronics, with surface and line hiss. In hindsight not the best thing. Download
STATIC LINES (C30 - June 1996)
Destroy All Music DAM 61

Friday, June 25, 2010


Here is a cassette release from 1996, which has been re-issued by Lunhare, along with a Freiband remix, so not free for download. Get a copy here.
b/b 9607

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Now here's a Kapotte Muziek cassette which I definetely didn't record myself. RRRon from RRRecords did a whole bunch of these tapes, in which he rcycles the music of one artist and releases them on a cassette from his store: one of those pre-recorded tapes. He send me a few, and I didn't mind. Download
Kapot Produkt OCE: RECYCLED (c45 - june 1992)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


If I remember this was supposed on the roof of the building used by visual artists in Rotterdm, overlooking the red light district. But it was a windy and somewhat cold day so we played downstairs. It was also a rare occasion that Roel used his laptop. Not that we can check any of this: it wasn't recorded. Next week, July 1st, we'll play Rotterdam again! Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 64 23-06-2000 Kunst & Complex, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


The second compilation with a Merzbow Kapotte Muziek track on this nice compilation from Tonspur Tapes.
Kapot Produkt OBZ: "Speedback Variation Nr.2" on Neue Muster Volume 8 & 9 (2xc45 - june 1992 - edition of 200 copies)
Tonspur Tapes tt040-tt041
(this is in fact a collaboration track with Merzbow)

Monday, June 21, 2010


So, then we arrive at last at the very only concert of Kapotte Muziek which I didn't play. I was attending someone's wedding that day, so it was down to Peter and Roel to play this concert, which was curiously enough quite long and quite spacious. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Roel Meelkop. Gig 36 21-06-1996 Lokaal 01, Breda, The Netherlands


Kapotte Muziek played in Venlo, for many years the place where Roel Meelkop grew up. In an attempt to revive some stage for new music, a brave attempt was made and this night Kapotte Muziek played, then Staplerfahrer and then Zebra. A Sunday afternoon concert consisted of Roel Meelkop solo and me solo. A long weekend. Not many showed up, unfortunately, but we played well, we thought. A recording by Mike Kramer. Players were: Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 112 19-06-2010 Soundlab Baupltz, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


This one was part of a big Detroit festival with Scanner, Eq8tor, Charlemagne Palestine, Destroy All Monsters. We played a live soundtrack to an old Ford film. This concert was released on the 'Praag/Rotterdam' CD on Pac Rec and still available. So if you don't have that and like this blog and the live recordings, then buy one! Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 56 12-06-1998 Nighttown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


A bigger festival, spanning a few days, but I forgot who played, except for Noetinger/Marchetti, who were great. I have no recording of this concert. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 86 12-06-2003 Musique Innovatrices, St.Etienne, France

Thursday, June 10, 2010


The day after Munich we drove back up north to Wurzburg where we played in a location I no longer remember the name of. I know, I could ask Rigobert Dittmann, the man behind the excellent Bad Alchemy magazine (for whom I did a 3"CDR earlier this year), but it was a small private environment. Another excellent concert, as I recall, but also one that was not recorded, not by us, that is. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 63 10-06-2000 Wurzburg, Germany

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Here again I don't know why Roel didn't join on this long weekend in the southern part of Germany, so Peter had to do all the driving myself. First a long drive to Munich where we played at B12. 'Support' act was Rumpeln, with whom we played also a collaborative piece. There were also great visuals in the background. And now the sad part: it wasn't recorded, at least not by us. Which is a pity, since Peter and I recall this a fine concert. Players were: Peter Duimelinks and Frans de Waard. Gig 62 09-06-2000 B12, Munchen, Germany

Monday, June 7, 2010


The second major release from this anniversary is the 10 cassette by Blossoming Noise. Its out now, and I have copies in my hand. It looks, well, brilliant. The best birthday gift a man could get. A wooden box which looks like a small wine box, with ten tapes, insert and slide (numbered, signed) make a totally awesome item. There is a great T-shirt with the redbol logo, in silver, obviously. I have some boxes for sale, contact me if you want one. If you are in the USA you may want to order from Blossoming Noise directly. Graham: many thanks!


Alright, I am a bit late with this entry, but the weather was so nice I was hardly at ome during the weekend. Audioscoop was, or perhaps is, a series of events organised by Kim Laughs from Maastricht. I think we played the same afternoon as Das Synthetische Mischgewebe. Later on a 2LP set was released with various edits from these concerts. I did a Freiband concert at the presentation on the concert, for which I used sounds of the entire 2LP, called 'Capture' (along the idea of Captured Music by Selektion). I still have a copies of the 2LP for sale, just contact me. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 93 05-06-2005 Audioscoop 3, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Another day of workshops. This time in Berlin, organised by Geert-Jan Hobijn of Staalplaat for Podewil. I think BMB con also did one, but on a different day. We stayed in Berlin and the next day played a Goem concert and we were supposed to another Kapotte Muziek concert in a squat. It turned out they had no sound system and the room was so small, it could not fit the amount of people to pay our price. The Podewil workshop was great fun though. The zip includes the concert we played with participants as well as the sounds they recorded. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 55 03-06-1998 Podewil, Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


This day was the end of a week long stay in Montreal. We played this years edition of Mutek on the opening as Goem (where someone in the audience shouted 'what's the viking on the right doing?' - hum) and on the closing day we did a workshop with people as Kapotte Muziek. In today's zip you'll find the concert with the participants, our concert and sounds participants recorded. Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard. Gig 67 01-06-2001 Mutek, Montreal, Canada


June the 1st 1987 at Parkzicht, Rotterdam, Holland. The second copy-art installation was planned for that evening (party of the Art-Academie of Rotterdam), but as we were not allowed to use any paper in the building, and outside the wind was to hard, this installation did not really appeared. Music that was made for this evening is later on used as Frag/Ele/Ment (Kapot Produkt 00Q). Kapotte Muziek did join however Thu 20 (also performing that night) on vocals in the last piece they played that evening (this piece is released on Harsh Ears Now!! 5 by Midas Tapes).