albrecht/d. playing his endless music long string installation accompanying a coum performance at the kiel regatta in 1975

all that glitters is not kunst: in 1974 and 1975 the london artist unit coum (genesis p-orridge, cosey funny tutti, sleazy,  john gunni busck [?] as technical director, and lelli maull as musical director, plus friends and relatives) invaded the continent: they executed performances in belgium, france, the netherlands, and germany, where they met the stuttgart postfluxus-artist albrecht/d. and became friends with him. the reflection press gallery in stuttgart exposed some of their works, they played together on many rather obscure occations, and lateron in 1975 and 1976 they lived together in a london flat and recorded and released the first three or four session tapes using the name throbbing gristle.
in june 1975 coum and albrecht/d. were commissioned to be part of the "spiellinie an der kiellinie" during the kiel regatta, an open space for artists, children, kraut rockers and hope heads: irritating, provoking and illurkiminating. at least genesis p-orridge took the chance to perform and act like an artist happening ass-a member of the new world (nobody knows if the other members of coum really happened and happenined in kiel), and albrecht/d. played his long string endless music goes zen bambus installation to accompany his actressitudes. 
in the heritage of albrecht/d. we found a tape (c120, two hours!) with some recordings of the event, eventually recorded on some occasions between the 21st an the 28th june of 1975. the long string experionces are scattered all throughout this tape featuring some steel bands and gypsy jazz elsewise. i performed some magic surgery to save at least some 22 fragments of the performances albrecht/d. executed, and nobody knows if crystal p-orridge was there performing the same time. butt anywhay: the music is absoulutelay annoying, and you will hate it, so that's okay.
so you'll get one hour of of unmediative long one string noise split up into 22 fragments; and may be coum were there when this happened, and may be they were not. 
as a bonus i include some twenty minute of the performance 'endless music goes zen' that albrecht/d. performed in berlin at the akademie der künste in the early spring of 1980. more of thisthat performance will follow; watch this-here blog for more information.

(mp3 / scans included / direct download)


sun ra live in stuttgart at jugendhaus mitte on the 19th of june 1984

gooooood. when i found this tape in the heritage of the stuttgart postfluxus artist albrecht/d. i instantly knew that you would want and need to hear it. in 1984 the stuttgart jugendhaus mitte (central youth centre) was closed to be re-built and re-constructed; as a substituting replacement a biglarge circus tent was set up on an empty ground/space/place rather close to the original venue, and this was the place the sun ra arkestra occupied on the 19th of june 1984 and every body who counted themselves as being a part of the stuttgart avantguarde was there: i saw most of the members of zimt, heute, frauenklinik, x-cezz, die mütter and no sports; i saw wendelion niedlich and buch-julius; and i saw albrecht/d. of course, who recorded the complete concert on one of his many portable tape recorders. and this is what you are going to hear right now: 90 minutes of sun ra live in stuttgart.
the wholy would wise web does not know all too much about this concert, but iat least i found a rather questionable tracklist somewhere in there. the order of the tracks seems to be correct, but they omitted some twenty minutes of free improvisation split over throughout inbetween the tracks. but nevermind; as a provisionaric framework the setlist is absolutely bearable and liveable. i split the 90-minutes-tape into two tracks with some 45 minutes each to leave the decision for the appropriate sound storage medium up to you.

set 1:
1. children of the sun
2. nuclear war
3. mack the knife
4. east of the sun
5. yeah man!
6. prelude to a kiss

set 2:
1. love in outer space
2. blue lou
3. if you come from nowhere here
4. space is the place
5. we travel the spaceways
6. second stop is jupiter
7. christopher columbus

(90 minutes, two long tracks, scans included, direct download)


john cage, robert schumann, john coltrane, francis poulenc, duke ellington, sergej prokofjew, dave frishberg, philipp jarnach, peter herbolzheimer and pjotr iljitsch tschaikowsky: die staatliche hochschule für musik und darstellende kunst stuttgart 2007

in 2007 the state college of music and the performing arts stuttgart celebrated 150 years of its own existence: die staatliche hochschule für musik und darstellende kunst stuttgart feierte 2007 die ersten 150 jahre ihres eigenen daseins: die diversen bands, combos, gruppen und orchester gaben je eins ihrer anschauungsstücke zum besten: john cage verwies schumann und tschaikowsky auf ihre plätze, peter herbolzheimer holte sich fleisspunkte von seinen vorgildern john coltrane und duke ellington: a weird bunte mixture, only available for friends and promoting sponsors of the state college. 
i found this all in a tumble collection of mostly rather weird interpretations in the stuttgart oxfam shop and i thought you might like to know but may be not to like it. anyway: es ist interessant für die zweidrei archäologen der stuttgarter musickszene, und es ist durchhörbar für den rest von euch versagern. und es ist selten rare blabla. mir egal. wir hören also folgendes so ungefähr; der rest ist den bildern und scans zu entnehmen: 

01 - robert schumann (schumann ist wie sex: völlig überschätzt!)
02 - sergej prokofjew (don't cry wolf; und wenn dann mit brian eno, whattsafnuck!)
03 - john cage (irgendwas mit walen: don't buy it for this one!)
04 - philipp jarnach (kann man googeln, muss man nicht)
05 - dave frishberg (egal!)
06 - peter herbolzheimer (der jazz-dirigent mit dem bart wird gemeinhin überschätzt: aber viele der späteren wirsindtrendsetter haben bei ihm gelernt: und so lahm klingen die denn auch: avantgarde war damals schon was anderes, gute güte!)
07 - duke ellington (ein gottesdienst ist immer auch die cheap imitation of god)
08 - john coltrane (siehe duke ellington)
09 - francis poulenc (issjetzauchnichsodermassenintersessant)
10 - francis poulenc (siehe farancis poulenc)
11 - pjotr iljitsch tschaikowsky (don't cry wolf! hahaha! killerwitz!)

insgesamt also unbeholfen und interessant; eine bereicherung seltsamster spezialsammlungen und trotzdem alles in all durchgehend anhörbar. das und meins muss ja auch niemand: go away! also: ihr wisst schon. es gibt schlimmeres. ladet euch das zeug runter!

(mp3 / 180 mb / all scans included / direct download)


when we were young: roxy music live in london 1972 and in bremen 1973

it was very late one summer night in 1972 when i first heard 'virginia plain' on radio luxembourg 208 metres medium wave, and it completely changed my life. finealley this was the aggregation of karlheinz stockhausen, the troggs, revolution #9, amon düül 2 and david bowie that i had dreamt of the whole summer long; and it arouse outoff the knowledge of all these components and was radically new and overwhelming the same time, the trancevaluation of all values. and no-one older than 25 could even imagine to halfways understand what was happening. so for the next four years my life was all hawkwind and faust, king crimson and kevin ayers and gong and velvet underground, and when punk broke loose in 1976 it was still roxy music who had started and invented it all; my life was saved by rock and roll and bryan eno; never mind the frying pun when you are the oven.
here you can hear how it all began: bryan ferry, brian eno, andy mackay, phil manzanera and paul thompson with a little help from graham simpson, rik kenton or john gustafson on bass captured live in session for the bbc 'sounds of the seventies' show in 1972 and 1973 and live on german tv at the radio bremen musikladen in 1973. some more information can be found on discogs; would you believe. (by the way: next door in my highdeeply recommanded blog bewegnungen i am shareing some roxy music live recordings that were broadcasted on german tv in 1973 and 1974; just take a look)

so listen to

01 - the bob
02 - would you believe
03 - sea breezes
04 - re-make / re-model
(4th of january 1972, sounds of the seventies)

05 - pyjamerama
06 - editions of you
(5th of march 1973, sounds of the seventies)
07 - virginia plain (the bob (reprise) on the cover)
08 - if there is something (secret song on the cover)
(18th of july 1972, sounds of the seventies)
09 - in every dream home a heartache
10 - do the strand
(musikladen, german tv, february 1973)

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


slow entertainment: the stuttgart postfluxus artist albrecht/d. live in göppingen 1991 with steffen bremer and jochen zunker

slow entertainment was a working group that included the stuttgart postfluxus performance artist albrecht/d. on drums and selfmade instruments, mark-steffen bremer on saxophones and jochen zunker on bass. this line-up was the constant nucleus of an open concept for live sound actions from sometime-around 1989 up to albrecht's untimely death in 2013 and introduced on&andoffcollaborations with a lot of artists and musicians, including the likes of franz dreyer, carsten fänger, ben presto, reverend man manly, der mußikant, fognin, my beautiful self, kristjan klasinc, thomas renkenberger and many others.
while administering the estate of albrecht/d. a lot of tapes and videos came to see the light of daisies; hours on end of unreleased and coumpletely unknown performances were unearthed. little by little, step by step we will index and register these finds, and from time to time we will edit and publish some of the music and performances we found in this here blog, on youtube and vimeo, on the albrecht/d. homepage or whatever we find appropriate. 
today you can listen to the core slow entertainment group including as mentioned before jochen zunker, steffen bremer and albrecht/d. in a live performance in the now defunct kunstraum in göppingen, executed on the fifth of may 1991 during an exhibition of the works of kari bauer. you can hear the complete performance (64 minutes), seamless and without any corrections or overdubs as it was found on a dvd-copy of a lost dvd-master. additionally we uploaded a video of the first set (33 minutes) to vimeo and you may enjoy it right there.
we hope you will enjoy the show: please note: as we decided not to include a .rar- or .zip-file you can listen to the 64-minutes-performance directly, but if you want to keep the pictures you must download them separately. so sit back and let the evening go-go!

(these flyers, as you will have noticed, are not part of the göppingen performance and are included only for your information and some further research)


classical punk! the london punkharmonic orchestra playing punk classics: pretty vacant, white riot, teenage kicks, hersham boys, sheena is a punk rocker and whatever you love to singalong with!

yeah, that's it. punk classix to be enjoyced themselfishs on an idleastick sundaisy arfarfternoon; hearwegoal! the london punkharmonic orkestra ripped them all orff in 1995; twenty years after all they were dead and gone: the buzzcocks, the sex pistols, the only ones, the damned, the stranglers and all the others, extcepteraring alternative t'television, blondie, the lurkers, wire, the germs and some more; but you can't fnord them all in one place the same time with the same concept, can you?
hornyway, honey. the corencept iss juist wot it says: songs you owl know ant ken sink-a-long with playgued for pair-rents and grainchilderen: poe and go, my litter follovers!
and eye murst say its funfunfun auf der autobahn; and fouryour pleasure i addit twotracks that jonathan king realized in 1977 undread the assname ass elizabeth; satts track 19 chorelled 'god save the sex pistols' ant trace 20 is 'silver story' buy elizabeth; and they booze fit in as whell. and thats itfoulnow andiscocks.

(allmp3, scanz inclouded, direct donlord)

listen to the best sunk in the wood, listen2 'anyother grrrl, anoza playnet' diröctly in your braunsir; you weisswurst how it goose, donnert you!! orrr lissen to the stranglerettes and the dread kennedys simultaneaousley (ger-man vers-ion) foreign instandtly satorisfying satori.


kickbit information / bitkicks / hi_nrg kraut improvisation 1975

this was a bloody hippie attitude with a punk impact, very loud, untoward and absolutely improperly: these kraut-hooligans occupied an old schoolhouse in the backwoods of northwestgermany (though they paid the rent dead on time) rather close to where i was living back in those days in 1975, and i saw them twice when i was seventeen. their music fit perfectly with all the other strange music we were listening to, like gong, soft machine, kevin ayers, NEU! and the new york dolls.
kickbit information were uli trepte (ex-guru-guru), carsten bohn (ex-frumpy), willi pape (ex-thirsty-moon) with otto richter and fritz hegi, who came from nowhere and went straight back there. in this old schoolhouse in graue near asendorf they lived together like proto-hippies and they beat out some loud i-don't-care-noise like proto-punks; they were oh so wonderful and they couldn't even care less.
they recorded these three tracks (and as far as we know these recordings are the only recordings that have survived) on the 22nd of february in 1975 in their rehearsal room in graue. and only a few weeks later and then again on friday the 13th of june i saw them playing in the federal state theatre in verden/aller, in a crowd that included all the northwestgerman avantgarde kids who later on were seen in bands like kastrierte philosophen, headbangers, liquidipur, zimt and the 39 clocks. yes, they we were all there in 1975.
so there. three tracks, 52 minutes, that is all that survived. and it is great. go!
(by the way: you can find some additional information on discogs; and i added all of my scans to their library, of course)

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


the flamin' groovies (featuring chris wilson) / a collection of rare demos and live recordings / released in 1993

and this is exactly what it says; a collection of rare demos and live recordings by one of the best - if not THE BEST - rock and roll bands in the world, the flamin' groovies; licenced from and fully approved and wisely annotated by chris wilson; eighteen tracks of pure and raw power, released in the usa in 1993 and raising a new mod riot right now. start!
this is what you want, and this what you get:

01 - house of blue light
02 - i'm a lover not a fighter
03 - please please girl (listen directly)
04 - i wanna be your man
05 - don't lie to me
(live in los angeles at the roxy, 1976)

06 - under my thumb
(live in london at the roundhouse, 1976)

07 - sweet little 16
(live in paris at the olympia, 1975)

08 - let me rock
09 - dog meat (dog meal on the cover)
10 - sweet little rock and roller
11 - jumpin' jack flash
12 - blues for phillys (listen directly)
(rehearsal room in san francisco, 1971)

13 - roll over beethoven
(french tv, 1972)

14 - between the lines
(live in san francisco, 1979)

15 - dizzy miss lizzy
16 - day tripper
17 - river deep mountain high
18 - from me to you
 (live at the berlin sportpalast, 1980)

so so so so so so great! the sharpenest heart reaping sound around, no noise attached, just rogue and rawk and reddy. be the in-crowd and listen to chris wilson (vocals and guitar on all trcks), cyril jordan (guitar and vocals on all tracks), dave 'george' alexander (bass and vocals on all tracks), david wright (drums on 1-7 and 13-18), danny mihm (drums on 8-12), tim lynch (guitar 8-12), mike wilhelm (guitar 14-18) and james ferrell (guitar 1-7 and 13); and yes, it's mike wilhelm, yes.

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


chris spedding, mike batt und michael kunze: the deutsche wombles 1974

and now for something completely different: is it all fools' day yet? (nobody expected the wombles, but here they are!)

die wombles sind im kommen!
( leftclick to listen; don't forget to save the pictures)


requiem / a lost kraut obscurity / an undermoulderated overestimafittation released in1978

no, nothing: the punks don't know nothing, the krauts don't know nothing, and discogs don't know nothing, and we all don't bloody care. recorded in bad homburg in 1978 this latelaid kraut-gem does not show up anywhere on the net or else. these five longhaired young people must have been totally immune to the up and coming punk experimentations that happened nearby the same year; their music collapses rather close to an overestimation of their own capability of being more than able to being able to impersonate an impersonification of amon düül 2 dead ahead. they are shipwrecking in a very obscure lane of shipwreckers and it's all too beautiful.
the lolly pope and i always loved this record and had it an the shortlist for our kraut and prae-kraut compilations (they can be found in this-here blog by following the tags) for years, but we or they never really made it. by the way, the lolly pope added a short note to this record:
four know pertercular reamsound nor rhyne you may lisssen to this longlocustlittle idgem right now, bothides served ass one, and if you lie kid, don't forget to safe the pictures as they are here. lalala, go!

(click left, click right, you know it, don't you!)