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AUF ABWEGEN

Cologne based label for experimental music, noise and soundart, founded by Till Kniola. The label catalogue includes Asmus Tietchens, The Haters, Francisco Lopez, RLW, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, John Wiese, CM von Hausswolff and many more.

 
"A beautiful 2LP set of droney long pieces by [multer] guitarist Hellmut Neidhardt N and Mirko Uhlig's project Aalfang mit Pferdekopf. The set includes a pro-dubbed CDR of remixes, outtakes and sketches from the Gleisfeld sessions entitled Weichenteile. Limited edition ...
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AATP49 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Long awaited reissue of the two Tietchens/Burrows collaborations which sound still remarkably fresh today. Watching The Burning Bride was originally released on Terry Burrows' label Hamster in 1986, while the second collaboration came out on Disaster Area in 1998. As ...
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AATP62 | AUF ABWEGEN

"UK ambient pioneers O Yuki Conjugate release Tropic, their first new album since 2009. Tropic is a reworking of lost, forgotten and unreleased O Yuki Conjugate (OYC) tracks recorded in London in 1994-95, with processing and post-rationalisation completed during ...
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AATP58V | AUF ABWEGEN

"UK ambient pioneers O Yuki Conjugate release Tropic, their first new album since 2009. Tropic is a reworking of lost, forgotten and unreleased O Yuki Conjugate (OYC) tracks recorded in London in 1994-95, with processing and post-rationalisation completed during ...
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AATP58 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Fabio Perletta and Asmus Tietchens' hermetic micro-cosmos of Deflections unfolds by exploring instability and physical decay of sound. Built upon liminal forms and atonal passages, the six near-silent pieces of the work traverse empty space by means of elementary sonic ...
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AATP59 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Two pieces - unfocussed in every aspect - featuring blurring conmtours, spooled out harmonies and barely recogniozable melodies frame an extreme minimal, almost static pice ion teh centre. A piece of harsh, shrp-edges transparency. If this were not the music of a ...
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AATP57 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Quadrat is the title of Konrad Kraft's (aka Detlef Funder) newest album, this time released on 12" vinyl. In some ways this album constitutes a kind of continuation of his previous work, which started with Temporary Audiosculptures. A sound manifestation of imaginary, ...
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AATP51 | AUF ABWEGEN

"The 50th release by the aufabwegen label is also part of the edition elektronik of the Deutscher Musikrat. The extensive double CD compilation comes with a detailed booklet. The release links up the history of the aufabwegen label with a personal take on the evolution ...
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AATP50 | AUF ABWEGEN

"29 tracks of sheer joie de vivre form this manifesto of musical positivism. Reductionist on their acoustic surface, constructivist in their compositional core, the tracks themselves and in their sequence point to a sociological base: a sociology of sound or a sound ...
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AATP30 | AUF ABWEGEN

"After more than 10 years of enthusiastic experiences and encounters with so-called "Difficult Music" throughout the 1980ies Martin Peinemann and Asmus Tietchens deemed their somewhat differing approaches to making music compatible and agreed upon a loose collaboration ...
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AATP53 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Squared consists of two longer pieces. a) is a recording of a live performance executed at ZKM in Karlsruhe. It is an abstract piece of music that has evolved during the time the composer has performed live - since 1980. For the composer, generally, a live performance ...
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AATP52 | AUF ABWEGEN

"In 2010-2011 I was invited to work with 2 groups of students within the frame of "Territoires sonores, portee art'ur, reseau d'action culturelle deslycees agricoles publics des Pays de La Loire", in the cities of Saint-Herblain and La Roche-sur-Yon. We worked for a few ...
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AATP37 | AUF ABWEGEN

"This music was originally planned to form a part of the third tape box in the MOHR interpretation series of ZNS TAPES. In this series different artists got an individual 30-minutes-piece of basic material by MOHR to be interpreted it in any way: Using it as a backing ...
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AATP19 | AUF ABWEGEN

""Bounds" consists of 11 electro-acoustic compositions, whose first versions were constructed by Seth Nehil for the "Concerts in the Dark" series at Moers Festival 2012 curated by aufabwegen. In 2013 Seth did the final versions and added some new pieces. "Bounds" is an ...
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AATP47 | AUF ABWEGEN

""Humoresken und Vekotren" takes up a work that was started upon the invitation of Francisco Lopez for the spanish Störung label. The task was to deliver thirteen 2-minute original compositions for a compilation release. "Humoresken und Vektoren" recycles these ...
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AATP45 | AUF ABWEGEN

"The self-titled split cassette, The Haters / Hal Hutchinson, was originally released on Der Bünker Records in 2010. Now, by popular demand, aufabwegen re-releases on both blue vinyl, and as digital download, this first meeting of this noisy deuce. The Haters are a ...
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AATP43 | AUF ABWEGEN

KLANK - KLANK (CD)

"Two years in the making, aufabwegen presents the first ever studio album of Bremen-based MusikAktionsEnsemble KLANK. Co-produced by Radio Bremen's contemporary music department and featuring singer Friederike Menz on various tracks, KLANK left its accustomed territory ...
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KLANK01 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Tidal zone is a fluid line between land and sea, a site of perpetual motion and metamorphoses. During 2008 - 2010 I collected a variety of sounds in coastal areas of Western and Southern Ireland and on the other side of Atlantic Ocean in Newfoundland, Canada: the ...
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AATP40 | AUF ABWEGEN

"'Hydrostatic' was commissioned by the McNeill Street Pumping Station New Music Festival, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA in November 2011, and presented as a multi-channel performance. Simon Whetham spent more than a week exploring the site, capturing the sounds of the ...
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AATP39 | AUF ABWEGEN

"CD in LP Box. The box includes: 12 high quality prints reproducing etchings by visual artist Rolf Zander - each image corresponds with a track on the CD by Asmus Tietchens. The box further holds three prints with sketches and texts by Rolf Zander about his style of ...
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AATP34 | AUF ABWEGEN

"This LP captures the first transcontinental collaboration between artists Mattin and Richard Francis with sounds recorded in Stockholm, Berlin and Auckland, NZ. The mixdown portrays the current state of affairs in composed noise: filtered gritty sound blocks flow and ...
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AATP38 | AUF ABWEGEN

"The idea for this project was in the air since the late 1980s. There was an intense, though short-lived, (snail) mail contact between DSM and P16.D4, RLW´s group in those days, which fell into sleep for reasons unknown today. 20 years later the contact lived up ...
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AATP36 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Produced in 2010 for a radio broadcast on Germany's hr2-kultur radio, "20 Zonen" (20 Zones) is Marc Behrens' homage to Darmstadt, Germany, his hometown, and in particular the city's Kranichstein district, where he grew up and learned to listen. Behrens made recordings ...
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AATP35 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Based exclusively on end grooves from vintage records, 'untitled #205' is a straightforward and joyful exploration of the potential for reincarnation of these unintended sonic structures into new life. More a tool than a final product, it delves into static, noise and ...
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AATP31 | AUF ABWEGEN

"Volume II in a series of UK / European / US and Japanese artists' tributes to the pioneering UK Noise group The New Blockaders including exclusive tracks by: Asmus Tietchens, RLW, Achim Wollscheid, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Sudden Infant, Dave Philips, Das ...
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AATP28 | AUF ABWEGEN