Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music Volume 1 (1955-1966, NL, electronic) 
Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 06:39 PM - Music, - NL, English
This double album was released by Donemus and intended (I think) to be spread amongst university libraries. Donemus doesn't publish electro acoustic music anymore, NEAR (Nederlands Elektro-Akoestisch Repertoirecentrum) took that over. But their distribution was so bad, they left that to Basta Music.
The recordings were made in several Dutch electronic studios of the Netherlands Radio Union (NRU), Delft Technical and Utrecht University, Philips and CEM Bilthoven.
Dick Raaijmakers wrote the textbook.



This lp is re-issued on cd (the recordings are grabbed from lp). It was available at Mimaroglu Music Sales but I couldn't find it on their website anymore.

UPDATE: Basta made these recordings available again on official cd re-releases in much better quality, direct from master tape: http://www.bastamusic.com/.

Next week I post Volume 2 (1966-1977).

Side one [28:17]:
1 Hans Kox - Three Pieces for electronic organ [3:48]
2 Ton de Leeuw - Study [6:47]
3 Jan Boerman - Musique concrčte [3:04]
4 Jaap Spek - Impulses [7:58]
5 Rudolf Escher - The Long Christmas Dinner [6:15]

Side two [29:22]:
1 Henk Badings - Cain and Abel [8:57]
2 Dick Raaijmakers - Piano-forte [4:56]
3 Ton de Leeuw - Antiphonic [15:17]

Side three [27:31]:
1 Frits Weiland - Study in Layers and Pulses [4:46]
2 Hans Kox - Cyclophony III [7:33]
3 Tom Dissevelt - Gamelan [3:05]
4 Axel Meijer - Werkstuk-1964 [2:32]
5 Robert Jan de Neeve - A.F. [1:17]
6 Peter Schat - The Aleph [7:46]

Side four [27:50]:
1 Ton Bruynčl - Reflexes [4:34]
2 Will Eisma - BTH. 3457 [4:08]
3 Klaus Gorter - K45 [5:40]
4 Luctor Ponse - Etude-1 [6:19]
5 Berend Giltay - Polchromie-I [6:42]

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Bilthoven studio 1964: from left to right: Klaus Gorter, G.M. Koenig (sitting) and Jaap Vink.
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A Flux in 3d - Divide (NL, 1982, electronic/new wave) 
Thursday, December 21, 2006, 04:35 PM - Music, - NL, English
I think I now have found all the Vinyl flexi-disks I have. I didn't post them all, some are not really worth it. But this one is ok. The singer liked Alan Vega, I suppose. The instruments are sequencers and distorted guitar.



A Flux in 3d came from Nuenen, near Eindhoven and lived in the same house (squat?) as the members of Nasmak.



Milko Bogaard: voice, synthesizer, guitar, tapes
Ankie Keultjes: synthesizer, sequencer
Kevin Kearny: bass, synthesizer

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Mekanik Kommando - ~~~~~~~ ++/+- (1981, NL, electronic/new wave) 
Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 06:55 PM - Music, - NL, English
Dutch band from Nijmegen. Although I lived in Nijmegen at that time, I managed never to see them. This was a free flexi-disc that came with the first issue of the Dutch modern music magazine 'Vinyl'.



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See also my other Vinyl flexi-discs posts:
Fad Gadget - Untitled (1983, UK, electronic/new wave)
The Danse Society - My heart missed another beat (1982, UK, electronic/gothic)
Chris and Cosey - Night Shift (1982, UK, electronic)
Soviet Sex - Tokyo (1981-1997, NL, electronic/punk rock)
A Flux in 3d - Divide (1982, NL, electronic/new wave)

Signal(s) (1981, NL, new wave) 
Monday, December 4, 2006, 06:00 PM - Music, - NL, English
Flexi from Dutch Vinyl magazine issue 2.
Signal(s) came from the south of the Netherlands (Maastricht, Eindhoven).
The music is, Joy Division like, Doom.



On a French web site they ask 30€ for a copy. Here you can get it for free!

Frank van de Tillaard: vocals, guitar
Hans Nijssen: synthesizer, tapes
Hay Bedaux: bass
Jaques van Erven: drums, vocals, tapes



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BZN - 14 Gouwe ouwe (1968-1976, NL, rock/pop) 
Sunday, November 19, 2006, 06:26 PM - Music, - NL, English
I can imagine that some people frown their eyebrows when they see this. But this is different from what BZN produces nowadays. It's a kind of rock in Status Quo / Susie Quatro style (no offence).
I bought this album mainly for Barber's Rock, a rock version of The Barber of Seville (Figaro) and also Wilhelmus (national anthem of the Netherlands) is nice. The older work is pop, the later rock and Djadja from 1976 shows the direction where the band is going.
Love me like a lion can be compared with Little green bag of George Baker.
The bastard is more like the early Who or Golden Earring.



BZN is short for Band Zonder Naam (Band Without a Name).
The Band still exists, June 16th 2007 is the Final Concert (sold out).

Side one
1 Rolling around the band (1972) [3:23]
2 Goodbye Sue (1975) [3:22]
3 Rock 'n Roll woman (1971) [2:40]
4 Mother can you see me (1969) [3:37]
5 Sweet silver Anny (1973) [3:20]
6 Maybe someday (1968) [2:09]
7 I can't see (1972) [2:51]

Side two
1 Love me like a lion (1974) [2:53]
2 Bad bad woman (1971) [2:31]
3 Barber's rock (1974) [3:50]
4 Waiting for you (1968) [2:15]
5 The bastard (1974) [5:16]
6 Djadja (1976) [2:36]
7 Wilhelmus (1973) [0:55]

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Group 1850 - Mother Nohead (1967, NL, psychedelic) 
Saturday, November 18, 2006, 06:32 PM - Music, - NL, English
This is a copy of 1975 with a different b-side: Fire, a kind of Jimi Hendrix hard rock. You can see a television appearance in another post.



The title is a dim joke on the Dutch name of the song Brother John: Vader Jacob. Vader means Father. And if you split Jacob in Ja Kop, the English translation of that would be Yes Head.
:-P

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Dick Raaijmakers Documentaire 
Friday, November 17, 2006, 06:57 PM - Music, - NL, Nederlands
Op het Festival November Music 2006 in Den Bosch (internationaal festival voor actuele muziek) wordt in het documentaireprogramma voor de zoveelste keer ‘Op zoek naar een vergeten toepassing - een portret van Dick Raaijmakers’ vertoond.

Er kan niet genoeg aandacht voor het werk van Dick Raaijmakers zijn, maar waarom altijd dezelfde documentaire? Laatst ook op het Strp festival in Eindhoven en 't is al zeker twee keer op televisie te zien geweest.

Daarom nu een hele mooie korte film uit 1988 waarin Dick Raaijmakers' passie voor geluid te zien is. Hij vertelt over zijn werk 'Vijf Kanons'. De 'Vijf Kanons' staat ook op de 3 cd-box 'The complete tape music of Dick Raaijmakers' die Basta laatst heruitgebracht heeft.


Dick Raaijmakers - Het kleinste geluid (deel 1)




Dick Raaijmakers - Het kleinste geluid (deel 2)


De film was onderdeel van het programma Atlantis van de VPRO, dat die keer 'het kleinste deeltje' als thema had.


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