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LINE is proud to present 'Parallelen', a new full length solo recording by German electronic music pioneer Asmus Tietchens, his first ever digital-only release. Seven years have passed since his album 'Ornamente (zwischen Null und Eins)' (LINE_073) and Tietchens continues to create otherworldly artificial spaces with his precise minimalist compositions and unique sonic pallete/language.

With this collection of works, Tietchens poses the question:
"Parallels meet at infinity. Isn't this mathematical axiom a paradoxical allegation? Recycling sound material again and again, recycling the recycling the recycling ad infinitum—can that end at eternity?"

'Parallelen' is Asmus Tietchen's 7th album on LINE.


Asmus Tietchens (b.1947, Hamburg, Germany)

1965: First experiments with tape recorders and electronic sound devices (sine wave generator, rhythm machines) and concrete sound material.
1971: Minimoog and 8-track tape recorders
1980: First LP release Nachtstück in France, produced by Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream
1982: begins Industrial music stage with releases on Sky Records
1984: LP Formen letzter Hausmusik released by the Nurse with Wound’s label United Dairies.
1984-1989: several LPs on international industrial music labels including Esplendor Geometrico, Hamster Records, A-Mission, Multimood and others.
1985: Experiments with computerized keyboard Fairlight CMI
1986: First journey commissioned by the Goethe-Institut with concerts in Brazil
1989-2010: Teaching Sound Design and Sound Research at the University for Applied Sciences in Hamburg
1991: Second journey commissioned by the Goethe-Institut with concerts in the Argentine, Chile and Uruguay
Since 1991: numerous releases on international labels (Auf Abwegen, Barooni, Die Stadt, LINE, Mille Plateaux, RRRecords, Staalplaat, Soleilmoon, Silent, Selektion, and more)
2003: Karl Sczuka Award for Acoustic Art
2006: Karl Sczuka Award for Acoustic Art
2010-2013: Teaching Sound Design at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg
2018: lectureship at the University of Fine Arts, Vienna. Subject: Site specific art.



released September 9, 2022

Aufgenommen und von Okko Bekker produziert im Audiplex Studio E, Hamburg Druckvorlage: Karajew.


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