Monday, February 19, 2007

Asmus Tietchens - In Die Nacht,LP,1982,Germany

Asmus Tietchens is a German electronic music pioneer who started his career in the 60s with intellectual & atonal musical exercises. The compilation "Adventures in Sound" (Die Stadt, 2003) enables to rediscover this period. In the 70s he met the artist and composer Okko Bekker. They first started their collaboration in "Cluster & Eno" (for the track "one"). They are also members of Liliental (Dieter Moebius side project). Tietchens launched his own musical production thanks to a contract with Sky records. Four albums will be recorded. "Biotop" (1981) and Spät-Europa (1981) feature agitated electronic textures, psychedelic drones and some nice acoustic orchestrations. Litia (1983) represents a much more commercial but still innovative essay, introducing Tietchens on ambient pop, electro house territories. In the end of the 80s Asmus Tietchens released many electronic live performances with the experimental multi-media artist Thomas Köner. Since 2003 he also has collaborated with the American drummer Jon Mueller.

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4 comments:

john said...

Thanks for the Asmus Tietchens, he's long been in my "people I want to hear but haven't yet" list. My first impression is that it's classic kraut-synth! Good stuff, especially track 5...
P.S. Hope you haven't changed your mind about those JA Caeser lp's!

karatte said...

Thanx a lot! Kooool music.

Anonymous said...

"In Die Nacht" was one of the few Asmus Tietchens albums I hadn't heard yet. This is another one where I will definitely have to order the CD. Thanks for posting.

I still haven't heard of couple of the Tietchens releases that were cassette only. If you come across any of those...

Anonymous said...

Anyone in for Liliental (on Brain)?