RzDz # 25 - BENJAMIN L. AMAN 'La ligne d'ombre'
LP / 200 ex. / 15 € / 16 $ Available
La ligne d'ombre est edited on black vinyl, coming with an insert. Released in the framework of an exhibition at Instants Chavires with Joan Ayrton and curated by Marie Cantos. Limited print of 200 numbered copies.
RzDz # 23 - BENJAMIN L. AMAN 'Ordine prior'
5'' CDR / 50 ex. / 10 € / 11 $ / Available
Ordine prior is edited on white CDR in a limited run of 50 copies, presented in a transparent case, with poster inside, numbered and stamped.
RzDz # 20 - PALIX - BENJAMIN L. AMAN 'Transports'
5'' CDR / 50 ex. / 10 € / 11 $ / sold out
Recent collaboration between Paris based laptop composer Palix and Benjamin L. Aman, visual and sound artist born in France. These two artists started working together at The Living Currency a performative exhibition curated by CAC Bretigny, conducted by Palix for 6th Berlin BIennale in 2010 at HAU 2 and dedicated to a group interpretation of several pieces from Christian Wolff, Scratch Orchestra' members and Cornelius Cardew. Then, both musicians kept collaborating on their own work, sharing the same interest for visual compositions and invisible travels.
Transports is a 40 minutes live set recorded at 64 in Paris on january 15th, 2012. The piece explores sonic as well as mental borders between minimalistic patterns, musique concrete and analog electronics.
Co-founder in early 80' of Radio Nova, Palix has also collaborated since early 80' with numerous dance choreographers, film makers and musicians like Bruce Russell, Jean François Pauvros, David Coulter... His film works have been shown worldwide in film festivals ((Rotterdam International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival …) and galleries (Galerie In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc, Galerie Michel Journiac in Paris).
Since 2005, Benjamin Aman has been showing his work in galleries and museums, playing in numerous festivals, concerts, releasing his music on label such as Recordings for the Summer, No-fi, Ruralfaune... Collaboraton with Jason Honea, Leif Elggren, Michael Barthel...Currently Residing at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.
Transports is edited on white CDR in a limited run of 50 copies, presented in a white enveloppe, numbered and stamped.
Benjamin L. Aman here
RzDz # 18 - MICHAEL BARTHEL 'Noch mehr höhlen'
CS / 40 ex./ 8€ / 9 $ / sold out
Leipzig based artist Michael Barthel is releasing his own music since mid 90' on Recordings for the Summer. With sound poetry and conceptual art influences, Michael Barthel creates a prolific uncluterred and rough sound diary transmitting a strong feeling of inner space and time streching. Behind hiss and hum, Barthel deconstructs his voice and lifetime with a deliberatly poor range of gears and effects, using transparency almost as an ethic and aesthetic position.
Most of his works are sold out or published in very limited editions, mostly on tapes, on his own Recordings For the Summer, but also on renowned labels such as Tochnit Aleph.
Noch Mehr Höhlen is edited on tapes in a limited run of 40 copies. Layout by Benjamin L. Aman with words by Michael Barthel.
ein klumpen der um ein etwas herumgeformt ist.
oder so: ein klumpen aus lauten der eine bedeutung sein soll.
sprache ist kein heim, sondern eine weitere höhle aus der es
hinausschallt. genauso wie was hineingerufen ist; ahnung,
einbildung, vorgeschobene übereinkunft.
ein klumpen. collage." Michaël Barthel
1. mit sich ein
2. sag 72 orte die nicht funktionieren
3. noch ein chor, geschichtet
4. in immer noch mehr höhlen, hineingerufenes ...
Orte, bestottert. Verstotterte (Rumpsti Pumpsti Edition, 2011)
Gelb Vergilbt, cassette (Recordings For the Summer, 2011)
28.12.2010 - 2.1.2011, cassette (Recordings For the Summer, 2011)
In Höhlen Gerufen, cassette (Recordings for the Summer, 2010)
# 17 - RUBÉN PATIÑO 'Eleven Stereo Movements'
CS / 40 ex./ 8€ / 9 $ / sold out
Rubén Patiño also known as Pato is a laptop performer born in Barcelona and active since early 2000. Pato's sound has been described as hyper energetic algorithmic composition giving him a solid reputation for sound excess and confrontational live shows.
Eleven Stereo Movements is a quite singular work in Patiño's recent releases. It was originally a conceptual proposal for a concert without performer, played only one time in 2010 at Ausland in Berlin. Recalling early BBC electronics pionneers as well as nervous digital patterns, these eleven stereo movements succeeds in reaching the highest intensity without any sorts of hurry or volume assault.
Patiño is currently living in Rotterdam where he's completing a master in sonology. Numerous live shows and releases to his credits on labels such as Mattin's free Softwares Series, Le Petit Mignon or Skyndo.
Eleven Stereo Movement is edited on cassette in a limited run of 40 copies. Layout and artwork by Benjamin L. Aman
# 15 - GLUE POUR / PRESLAV LITERARY SCHOOL
'Telepathy Shots / Sonuna'
12" split LP /13€ / 17 $ / 300 ex.
Text by Lee Etherington*
"This split lp unites on vinyl two émigrés, one French, one English, both based in Berlin. Benjamin L. Aman (Glue Pour) and Adam Thomas (Preslav Literary School) also both use assorted hardware of indefinite antiquity, producing sound pieces that invoke feelings of psychological displacement and envelopment.
Literary School’s ‘Sonuna’ is sorrowfully symphonic in
a way that recalls the recently passed Henryk Gorecki, a grand cathedral
of sound and emotion – cold, monumental, stopping in its tracks occasionally
to contemplate, before moving onward and deeper.
At around 16 minutes, an industrial reverie harmonises with the souls of My Bloody Valentine burning in the grate. The granite edifice could turn out to be made of thick ice, and despite very contrasting modus operandii, there’s a feel to this piece that also nods towards Johann Johannsson. Thomas’ tape loops are souls of undead sounds and the world he creates speaks of a bleak and frozen European city scape, gothic architecture and Cold War austerity.
Glue Pour then replies with ‘Telepathy Shots’ and we’re now underwater in some kind of military industrial complex, lights failing to pierce the unfathomable gloom, machinery severally struggling around us as we fight to find our bearings. Depth is undefined but potentially limitless – our vantage point is suspended in liquid yet straddling a high wire with no ground in sight. Or are we on some H R Giger-designed voyage into a murderous unknown? There’s a physicality to the mix in this piece, the masked protagonists surrounding us as we wait to assess their degree of malevolence.
Then it’s the soft fizz of the runout groove and the clunk of the tone arm returning to its cradle, and you’re back in the room."
* Lee Etherington is running the english renowned label NO-FI since 2006 (releases by C. Spencer Yeh, Pain Jerk, Yellow Swans, Sun City Girls, Otomo Yoshihide...).
various artists, echolalia, 12" LP (NO-FI, 2010)
RzDz # 14 - LEIF ELGGREN 'The Kings Curve'
C30 / 60 ex./ 8€ / 9 $ / sold out
Leif Elggren's work is almost impossible to define in few words. Starting in the late 70' as a performer, visual and sound artist, he started to run the legendary Firework Edition in 1978, organising exhibitions and publishing sounds related items and prints. Co-creator of the schyzophrenic performative duo Sons of Gods with Kent Tankred in 1988, he's optionnaly proclaimed himself King of the expanding Kingdom of Elgaland Vargaland with Carl Michael von Hausswolff.
I really entered in LE 's work through his visual art and writings, actually not his sound works. When i red Genealogy, the theoretical bases of his work, the whole thing suddenly appeared to me. It was like hearing a voice telling me how to build my own path through his work. Don't think Genealogy will bring any piece of answer, it's only one more piece in a large puzzle made of dreams and obsessions that LE is trying to re-compose since 30 years. Part of Nordic Pavillon at the Venise Biennale in 2001, his prolific work has been regularely exhibited and published worldwide (recently at Palais de Tokyo in Paris and Niklas Belenius in Stockholm).
The Kings Curve is a thirty minutes insinuous and intimate spoken word : a unique sound piece from a unique artist, a vocal journey rewinding to the origin.*
The Kings Curve is edited on tapes in a limited run of 60 copies.
Visual & layout by Benjamin L. Aman.
Leif Elggren, Genealogy (firework Edition, 2005)
Flown Over By An Old King, catalogue (Färgfabriken, 2000)
The Sons of God, DVD (Fylkingen, 2008)
RzDz # 16 - ROSE POUSSIN 'The Christmas Shot'
CDR / 88 ex.
Two tape works compiled on a 5" CDR. Live works surrounded by hissy and static minimal tonal synth waves. Appearance of several characters allready mentionned in some of my previous works and exchanging here about chess, bears, design, shooting. BLA
Recorded and mixed in Berlin in 2010
Artwork by Benjamin L. Aman
RzDz # 12 - POSSET 'Speed Battle Cut'
C30 / 40 ex. / 8€ / 9 $ / sold out
First time i met Joe 'Posset', it was in England in dec 09. We took part in Echolalia, an extended tapeloop orchestra set by Adam Thomas. Posset was sitting on my right side and shouting compulsively in his tape recorders during the show, like if he was eating and vomiting his gears at the same time.
These two pieces are the recording of someone's constructing a recording; two studio based sound pieces by this Newcastle based artist replaying his tapes archives and found sounds from stars activities and hissy haunting buddhist chants recorded in the 90'. The material is rough, treated live in a straight and deliberately not talkative approach. Two strong pieces surrounded by Posset's shadow moving in the back.
Artwork and layout by Benjamin L. Aman, B&W print on paper with violet transparent sleeve, dub'd in real time.
The Sultan EP (self released)
A Christmas Gift For You (self released)
RzDz # 11 - KK/KK / POLDR 'Split'
C40 / 60 ex. / 8€ / 9 $ / sold out
Twilight Zone split tape between london based synth addict KK/KK and Poldr.Obsessive flowing and geometric patterns from KK/KK and his mesmerizing waves modulations.Whistling loops and tape manipulations on Poldr side.
Edition of 60 copies, transparent tape - B&W print on color paper. Artwork by Benjamin L. Aman
Numbered & Stamped.
RzDz # 10 - POLDR - 'DSM IV Geometry'
C40 / 60 ex. / 8€ / 9 $ / sold out
"Slow motions, petrified loops, geometry, chess obsession and sparkling lights.
New tape from Benjamin Aman. Limited to 60 copies."
Original collage / artwork by Benjamin L. Aman / Black print on color paper
Numbered & Stamped.
RzDz # 09- POLDR - 'Hills in Purple'
C40 / 20 ex. / 8€ / 9 $ / sold out
Live action from Benjamin Laurent Aman, tapes deconstructions, live montage, informal sculpture.
Original artwork by B.L.A / color print with 2 stickers inserts / numbered and Stamped
RzDz # 08- CRYSTAL PLUMAGE- 'Three Mothers I II III'
3" CDR / 50 ex. / 8 € / 9 $ / sold out
"Second release by french/american berlin based duo formed by Sean Fergus Barrett and Benjamin Laurent Aman. 20 Minutes of low deep frequences, uncluttered guitar, rotating objects and waiting situations surrounded by a harrowing minimal atmosphere. Perfect record to fall in the most agitated sleep ever".
Mastered by Michael Northam in Berlin
Original Artwork by B.L.A / color print on paper
Numbered & stamped
RzDz # 07- LUCIE HUCK PALACE- 'Night Zone'
CDR / 10 ex. / special edition / 6 ex. left
Very limited release coming with original artwork by french artist Marion Auburtin.. First part of a releases serie called Visit #. Most of the sounds come from manipulated objects, and documented parts of installations, collected between 2004 and 2005 by Benjamin L. Aman.
10 original enamel paintings on CDR (CD is completely listenable in a CD player ! better not in a computer because of heating). Please ask for price & visuals. (10 different paintings).
Note : 6ex. left
click here to see the 10 different items (green titles are available / red ones are sold)
No trade / no wholesale on this item.
RzDz # 06 / 06b* - CRYSTAL PLUMAGE- 'Songs & Corridors'
5 '' CDR / 40 ex. /10 € / 11 $ / sold out
French/american duo (Benjamin Laurent Aman + Sean Barrett), combining walls of sounds and broken narratives. Two tracks recorded in Berlin in 2008. Looped drones, whistling objects and slow organic oscillations. Last track is Crystal Plumage live show at Radio Aporee in 2008 in Berlin.
* RzDz 6b = RzDz #06 (CDR) + 5" DVD - limited to 10 copies / sold out