Recordings for the Summer

  N E X T :

  Leif Elggren
  Hans Essel
  Joke Lanz
  Alice Kemp
  Unfair Noises
  Michael Barthel

HERMIT "Lot 8"

Documentation of a rare and recent Hermit performance in Victoria, BC.

A crescendo of gesticulation, voice, and minimal electronics.

Featuring cover art depicting a tattered mobile phone case, in reference to the recording medium and Hermit’s former Garbage Society label.

Side B repeats Side A.

/ 10 Euro

MICHAEL PLEISSNER "The Gagosian Papers - Audiocollage"

Working on paper collages since the late 1970s, Fine Artist Michael Pleißner, uses a lot of different art-, architecture- and other cultural magazines, like "Kunstforum" or "Vogue".

For this Spoken Word Recording, Pleißner is using thirty text-fragments from the art-magazine "Gagosian", randomly picking them at first sight; in one take, within twenty minutes. The Audiocollage needs to be listened to by random play on a CD-Player. So each listening creates a new collage.

Born in 1951, Michael Pleißner lives in Leipzig, Germany. This CD is his third audio release.

8-pages booklet with an individually numbered CD.

/ 10 Euro

ERIC BOROS "Snow Moon"

This is the second part of this collaborative work between Eric Boros & Michael Barthel. For the first part, "Hell's Hollow", Barthel composed imaginary textile landscapes to Boros' field recordings of locations of which neither the exact coordinates nor the nature of were divulged.

For "Snow Moon", the recordings are influenced by three of Barthel's photo objects, and have shifted their range of focus from the source to the action. These landscapes represent a built environment, and one in ruin; frustrated, lonely, and jagged. And yet in this space one can find liberation; a landscape of exploration, of acceptance, and of departure.

The three landscapes/photo objects are printed on the accompanying 8-page booklet.

/ 10 Euro


Sound Source and Sketches by Isabelle Chemin and Guido Huebner of DSM, early 1990. Mixed and reworked by Richard Ramirez, June, 2006 – January, 2007.

For this special edition, the eight-pages-booklet is now sealed by stickers, showing parts of the original cassette-covers from Das Synthetische Mischgewebe. To see the whole booklet, the owner have to open it up.

Limited Edition of 10, numbered.

Five copies available from Richard Ramirez, and five copies available from Recordings for the Summer.

/ 12 Euro

JEAN-FRANÇOIS ROBARDET "The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11"

The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11 is a live recording that doesn't exist, that will never exist, of a concert that never happened.

The object, as a compilation of incomplete documentation transformed into an event that everyone missed, represents a concretion of time, absence of time and words - as well as a modification, a silent gate between past and future and an empty archive or catalog of lost material.

Jean-François Robardet uses a large variety of media (drawing, poetry, digital image, sculpture, perfume) to address memory, war and time, and to research on the history of conflict and social and political issues, gender inequalities, cultural norms and discrimination. With "The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11", Robardet's poetic, allegorical methods reveal an aspect of his practice, through which he edits setlists with titles of his visual body of work, to curate the disappearance of unwritten songs and unheard voices.

Designed by Michael Barthel, the 19 tracks of the concert are printed on a fold-out cover, placed in a cassette case.

ONE LEFT! / 10 Euro


Huy is the name of a range of hills that was created in the Triassic period, more than 240 million years ago.

The CD presents 8 recordings in today's landscape such as old farms, small villages, plain fields or beech woods. Recorded in 2014, during an Artist Residency at Kunstverein Röderhof in Germany.

The cover is a folded poster (43x31 cm to 14,5x15,5 cm) and is printed on both sides. Numbered by Franziska Klose.

/ 10 Euro

MARCELLVS L. "Dreamlessness"

Binaural composition of a person sleeping with apnea and a panicking dog in a house during a storm. A "Sleep apnea" is a sleep disorder interrupting an individual's breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in one night.

"Dreamlessness" was first presented as a two-channel installation on headphones as part of Marcellvs L.'s exhibition "Slow Ontology" (2015) and now it is available as an audio cassette release, with one side of the cassette shell in black, the other in white.

ONE LEFT! / 10 Euro

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