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TIETCHENS, ASMUS - Spt-Europa

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Die Stadt DS68
Release Year: 2004
Note: Nummer Drei der Re-Release-Orgie auf dem feinen Bremer Label. SPT-EUROPA ist eines der vier frhen SKY Records Alben und beinhaltet 20 Miniaturen mit unnachahmlichen frhachtziger analog-Elektronik-Sounds...
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Nummer Drei der Re-Release-Orgie auf dem feinen Bremer Label. SPT-EUROPA ist eines der vier frhen SKY Records Alben und beinhaltet 20 Miniaturen mit unnachahmlichen frhachtziger analog-Elektronik-Sounds...

Part Three in the ongoing rerelease series of all early vinyl albums from 1980 - 1991, this is Tietchens second album for SKY Records recorded in 1981 documenting his search for his own style of'pop music'. Edition of 1000 copies in jewel case with poster booklet feat. the original cover artwork.
Liner notes:
Asmus Tietchens 'Spt-Europa' (Sky Records 070) 1981
Even more consistently than on 'Biotop' I kept all of the tracks on this album deliberately short. Originally, all of them were supposed to be exactly two minutes in length but, back then, without a computer, this was not really possible and the idea could not be carried ot precisely. Nonetheless, this strict concept gave the listener a total of twenty miniatures, four more than on 'Biotop'. The technical standard of the studio had improved rapidly. It was possible for me to indulge in as many tracks as I wanted ! However, these two aspects presented me with a creative problem: I either had to respond in a very appropriate way, or would end up producing somewhat useless 'filler' material. The first I was not yet capable of and the second would have been embarrassing. 'The shoemaker should stick to his last'! I decided to stay with a maximum of eight tracks as this would give me no problems at all. New synthesizers (Polymoog, ect.) and an enlarged array of additional equipment (EMS Vocoder, Ring Modulator, Sampler, ect.) forced me to learn a lot of new things, but I worked my way through it all quickly and thoroughly. The results found their way into the music on this album. The jubilant sound of 'Schne Dritte Welt' was created by the late Andreas Hoffmann, a.k.a. C.V. Liquidsky. Parallel with this album I worked on a series with the working title of 'Experimentelle Geselligkeit', a string of musical sketches which I was wanting to use with my regular electronic equipment. I then realised that the relative inflexibility of the rythmn machine made it impossible to transform these sketches into complete works. The rythmic patterns proved to be incompatible. As a result, that work came to a halt, leaving the sketches unreleased. Two of them are included as bonus tracks on this CD. 'Soire' and 'Zum Tee bei Frau Hilde' were intended, in a re-arranged form, to be the basis of an album with the previously mentioned title of 'Experimentelle Geselligkeit'. The series was never completed, and the fragments were put aside. Only thirteen years later, when the 'Aroma Club' opened its doors, did I return to the idea. I would particularly like to thank Gnter Krber of Sky Records for his permission to re-release 'Spt-Europa' and the other three Sky albums, and to use the LP labels in facsimile. [press release]