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Recycling is a process wherein a complete piece of music goes "through the wringer." It is more thorough than remixing and more respectful than deconstruction. It allows the processor to maintain a spiritual dialogue with the original composer/performer even if the new piece is unrecognizable (as often happens). Vidna Obmana (aka Dirk Serries) and Asmus Tietchens invented and named the process. Motives for Recycling is their first set of recycled material. This double CD features some of Tietchens' older material (from the '70s and '80s) recycled by Serries. Serries put his minimalist stamp on the process. He also added some experimental and avant-garde sounds to give the set some originality. This highly imaginative CD will appeal to fans of Lustmord, Laszlo Hortobagyi, Jeff Greinke, and TUU.

Biography

Born: 03 February 1947 in Hamburg, Germany

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Active since the mid-'60s, synthesizer experimentalist and musique concrète producer Asmus Tietchens has been a major influence on several generations of avant-garde electronic musicians and sound artists. Heavily inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen, he has pursued "absolute music" through rigid formal exercises. His music is often harsh, alien, and abstract, but he's also recorded several albums of strangely playful material, including a handful of early-'80s Sky Records releases as well as later...
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