Unpleasant Knowns & L’Ombilic des Limbes


L’Ombilic des Limbes – new song on a single sided 10“ lathe cut disc. Limited edition of 30, shipping starts on 01/23/2023.

Unpleasant Knowns – a five song C20 tape. Austere pop songs with a noise-infection. Limited edition of 15. Starts shipping on January 23rd.

Also available on the 23rd of January: The World Can Be As Sad As It Seems set (sticker and postcard in a Covid-test biohazard bag) and special merch package containing 10“ vinyl, tape, sticker, postcard and a hand made collage (limited edition of five).



During the past weeks some tracks I did got released on these compilations:

Released on November 25th, the third Rental Yields compilation by Front & Follow is now available. All songs are remixes, one artist ’steals‘ from another to generate ‚yields‘. The project raises money to tackle homelessness in Manchester. My contribution is a remix of the song Silent Night by Manchesters Opium Harlot, now titled Houses in Slow Motion.


Out on Econore is Flag, featuring the song Fin du Monde, Fin du Mois (previously self released on the ‡ ‡ ‡ tape in 2021).


Machina ad Noctem has released Landscapes and Emptiness: A Tribute to J. G. Ballard. 35 tracks by different artists, all inspired by the short stories and novels by the legendary Sci-Fi writer. My contribution draws on the 1974 novel Concrete Island. Using a recently acquired old Yamaha organ, I tried to evoke the feeling of being stranded on a median strip surrounded by motorways with only a stash of wine for sustenance.

Against Evil Company


This summer I produced Philomena Lauprecht’s album Against Evil Company. She is an artist from Hamburg who recently moved to Berlin and also plays in the art-pop band Die Maßnahme. Against Evil Company is her first solo recording and I feel honoured by the trust she put into my abilities as a producer/engineer. It is availble as a tape on Philomena’s Bandcamp and will soon be released on Econore records.

Against Evil Company is a re-working of the songbook Divine and Moral Songs for Children, first published in the 1720 by Isaac Watts. It is a collection of little Hymns and Prayers that were recited as songs and poems to direct children onto the right path. Philomena’s re-interpretation of these songs confronts the influential and cognitive power of morality and religion. Against Evil Company is a grim tribute to the aesthetics of hymn-writing. It also contains a cover of Bruce Haack’s 1972 song Rain of Earth.

At Land / Meshes of the Afternoon audio documentation


This year I had the opportunity to perform live soundtracks for Maya Deren’s silent films At Land (1944) and Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) on three seperate occasions.

For At Land a score was developed while Meshes of the Afternoon was more improvised. For both films the instrumentation was modular synthesizer, loop player and modified zither.

On June 1st I played at Kino 46 cinema in Bremen as part of the Flickertunes series.

On August 29th the films were screened at Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte as part of the Sommernachtskino event. Also playing that night was Ansgar Wilken who accompanied the Maya Deren films A Study in Choreography for Camera and Ritual in Transfigured Time. Due to technical difficulties the recording of Meshes of the Afternoon contains some unintended distortions.

The final screening took place at Kunstverein Flensburg on October 26th.

New releases on Default Standard Records & Syrphe

recording, release

A field recording I made of bats in a park in Hamburg (pitched down several octaves so that the animals become audible) has made it on the compilation DSR#170 | Sound Imagery by Default Standard Records from Greece. Lots of other great recordings from various locations around the world to explore there.

Also, my track Stuck In The VIP Lounge is included on Syrphe’s compilation Sri Lanka – ශ්‍රී ලංකාව among songs by Cedrik Fermont, Isuru Kumarasinghe and many more.

This is the statement by Cedrik Fermont who compiled and mastered this release:

„A compilation dedicated to the Sri Lankan people, all benefits will be given to Raise Sri Lanka, an organisation that collects money in order to supply medicines to those in need.

Sri Lanka is one more country that faces a huge crisis due to political, economic and agronomic mismanagement and corruption.
For the first time in its history, the country is facing famine. This is not due to climate change and bad weather conditions but to corrupted politicians whose noble ambition to entirely ban pesticides was implemented from one day to another without prior knowledge of the dreadful consequences of such badly planned action.
A switch to organic agriculture is important but it is obvious that such change should be done slowly and carefully. There is no need to be a genius to understand that organic agriculture produces less than the current agricultural model, especially if farmers have not been taught how to deal with organic farming.

Some people never learn.

History has showed us what kind of disaster politicians with little understanding of agriculture and land management can trigger, even when they come from a farmer family (I think about Chinese leader Mao Zedong and its attempt to eradicate sparrows that led to a booming locust population that ate everything in its path, therefore, grain production in most rural areas collapsed and a massive famine began but I also think about the Khmer Rouge policies in Cambodia that had foreseeable and avoidable consequence and that despite the regime’s leaders awareness of their catastrophic effects continued to be strictly enforce and led to a famine too).

In the Khmer language, two words exist to define „famine“, one is „turaphik“ (when starvation is due to natural causes), the other one is „bong-ot“, that implies human causality.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his clan brought an entire nation to its knees by misguided ambitions that are unfortunately leading to „bong-ot“.

Money will be sent to this campaign :