Asmus Tietchens/Kouhei Matsunaga - Split - LP
* Warehouse find
Split 12" curated by Kouhei Matsunaga in a limited edition of 500 copies, with the first 100 copies on white vinyl. Side A features two new tracks from the legendary German sound artist Asmus Tietchens. Side B features two new pieces from Kouhei Matsunaga.
Last Summer, Important released some highly praised records with Kouhei Matsunaga, including a collaborative CD with Sean Booth (Autechre) and Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), a split LP with Mika Vainio and a full length CD of his own solo work. The breadth and quality of Kouhei's work was apparent across these three releases, and his compositions for this split LP serve to create connections between his beat based work and his more abstract soundscapes. Kouhei's most recent solo work was just released by Skam.
Asmus Tietchen's contributions to contemporary electronic music is immense. The two pieces making up his side of the record have been sculpted from stochastic sequences of pure sine waves as well as guitar samples given to him by Dirk Serries (Fear Falls Burning) not for the purpose of collaboration, but for processing purposes. Sonic events orchestrated by a sonic master.
1. Die kopflosen Frauen von Unger
3. Margin Sequence #1
4. Chasing the Night