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Nonplace was founded in 2000 by Bernd Friedmann and takes care about the solo releases of Burnt Friedman as well as his collaborations with Jaki Liebezeit, Daniel Dodd-Ellils or Atom Heart (aka Flanger) and has done releases by The Embassadors, Root 70 or Club of Chaos.

 
2020 repressing "The system of scales, and also the fact that the western central Europeans rely on recorded or written script in order to conserve the themes of their music, could lead us to look upon it as a form of art music. Other factors, however relate it to ...
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"Second CD edition of instrumental soundtracks composed and edited for film- or tv-companies produced by Burnt Friedman and Hayden chisholm contributions from The Embassadors, Root70 (play Nu Dub Players), Hayden Chisholm, Flanger, Burnt Friedman and the 90s outlet, ...
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"Mohammad Reza Mortazavi (Tombak) & Burnt Friedman (electronics, synth.) release their second EP "YEK 2". Equipped with one drum only and laser-pattern electronics, Mortazavi and Friedman produce an elegant, yet archaic, trance-inducing, transnational music with ...
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"Side A: Friedman & Pais. Joao Pais Filipe, drums and Burnt Friedman, electronics ultimately activate cosmic mechanics, as a form of automatic music, with a focus on odd rhythmic modes; Friedman & Pais develop an immersive, archaic new level-dance music, rooted in ...
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"On "Small Favours", the 6-track Vinyl edition of the album "Favours", electronic music wizard Wolff Parkinson White teams up with guest singers - amongst them Norah Jones, Natalie Beridze and Pascal Le Boeuf - for an even number of songs in odd time signatures. ...
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"The system of scales, and also the fact that the western central Europeans rely on recorded or written script in order to conserve the themes of their music, could lead us to look upon it as a form of art music. Other factors, however relate it to popular music, e.g. ...
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"After 30 years, Nonplace is now rereleasing the A side of the much sought-after maxi single "Elephant's Easy Moonwalk Through The Night" by Manos Tsangaris together with a new B side, created e specially for this purpose in 2017. Manos Tsangaris is a traveller, a ...
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"Master drummer Jaki Liebezeit was very pleased that the craft of drum making has not changed much over the course of time. Be it that a skin is stretched over a drum with cords or bolts or be it that the skin is out of plastic or animal hide - the principle remains the ...
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"This compilation spanning a period of 37 years features Burnt Friedman's releases and edits thereof from vinyl-only labels (Latency, Marionette, Dekmantel amongst others) plus 4 hitherto unreleased tracks, making them available on digital formats. Friedman's music from ...
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"What Mortazavi and Friedman have in common is their shared expertise in uneven, cyclical rhythms - the foundation of their trance-like art music, which is both subtle and ecstatic. Through repetition and improvisation in the studio they create "numbers" - groove-based ...
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"Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit, who died earlier this year played on over 200 releases but strangely the group that he worked the closest with for over 35 years have only ever released a handful of tracks. Jaki developed a profound and all-encompassing systematic approach ...
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FLANGER - SPINNER (12")

"With this 3-track Vinyl only EP FLANGER continues to explore a techno-infused notion of nuclear Jazz. The Spinner-EP contains arguably destructive synths on "Spinner", an insane 5-beat derived from the FLANGER's 2015 "Lollopy Dripper" (non41) album, called "Spin". Both ...
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"After 10 years, AtomTM and Burnt Friedman have composed and produced their fifth long player. This time, not surrendering to genre-restricting limits, both have progressed from the initial skills shown on their debut album "Templates" back in 1999, which still spins ...
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"After 10 years, AtomTM and Burnt Friedman have composed and produced their fifth long player. This time, not surrendering to genre-restricting limits, both have progressed from the initial skills shown on their debut album "Templates" back in 1999, which still spins ...
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"With "CLOCK" Burnt Friedman and Daniel Dodd-Ellis offer two brand-new, pared-down extended club tracks and 2 short word and sound-poems that place "microscopically detailed textures, deceptively funky-sounding odd meters, and dubby production techniques" (CD Hotlist) ...
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"With this CD Nonplace releases the first edition in a series of instrumental soundtracks that were edited for film or television companies over the past decade or aim at being used in conjunction with moving images. All pieces were produced by Burnt Friedman or/and ...
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"Moods and impressions from Friedman's Sub-Saharan concert tour in 2013 as well as fragments of memories of an imaginary future fuse together in the music and text of all eleven tracks. These responses to real-life "kpafuca" ("things falling apart") - conditions in ...
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"Moods and impressions from Friedman's Sub-Saharan concert tour in 2013 as well as fragments of memories of an imaginary future fuse together in the music and text of all eleven tracks. These responses to real-life "kpafuca" ("things falling apart") - conditions in ...
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"With "Skies Okay Blue" Nonplace offers two pared-down vocal tracks that place subtle and unexpected rhythms alongside the manifest regularity of electronic dance music. Measuring in at DJ-friendly 122 to 128 bpm, the seemingly straightforward grooves turn out, on ...
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"Repetition: Into the Tohuwabohu, cultural patterns are passed. Saam Schlamminger (aka Chronomad) learned to play numerous instruments, such as frame drums and lutes from various regions of the world. He is an expert in rhythms and tunings and repetitive contemporary ...
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"Over the past 12 years Secret Rhythms has become the leading Nonplace trademark. In April 2013 Jaki Liebezeit and Burnt Friedman will add a fifth album to a series that also includes three 12" singles and one remix single. Central to the secret rhythms concept is ...
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"With its non-placed devices and hard-to-pin-down aesthetic falling between electronic and psychedelic music and the warm-hued sounds of traditional acoustic instruments, Burnt Friedman's Zokuhen ('second edition'), produced exclusively for vinyl, may be considered an ...
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"Burnt Friedman rattles the pots and pans and also presents his latest technological breakthrough in the form of the rubber band guitar. He is careful to provide in his orchestrations the outer-rational sound of things banging into other things, or scraping across them, ...
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"This fourth CD is based, like its predecessors, on a variety of rhythms seldom heard elsewhere... Extreme manipulation, percussive overdubs and Burnt Friedman's sequence-like guitar and synthesizer (Korg MS20, in this case) provide accompaniment for music to which the ...
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"With this Anniversary Edition featuring 14 exclusive tracks, Nonplace celebrates ten years of labeldom. Ever since Burnt Friedman shortened his pseudonym Nonplace Urban Field to Nonplace back in 2000, the title has provided an ideal formula for music that soars upward ...
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