Rain on your Hands on side one was recorded live directly on cassette at the Placard Festival held in Audioscoop, Maastricht, early in the year 2007. Three walkman played back recordings over three headphones. The microphone was right in the middle of the six little headphone speakers. It captured the recordings, my voice, the mumbling of the audience, a stolen cassette with stolen conversations and my play of the piano in the adjacent room.
All the titles on Side B came together in this order in the first days of december, 2010. The sounds come from my own recordings, some of them pre-fab compositions, some of them for the very first time united as you hear them. It is a collage of very fast cuts, piano, readings, memories, diary’s, done in the spirit of the old reel-to-reel cut and glue tradition.
The bonus track on Lala Lala is the Lala Lala bit of a Cambodian cassette presented to me by Blenno, reworked with my Marantz.
C30 in an edition of twenty copies.
Every copy is a different mix, done in one go per side.
7€ at staalplaat store or directly from me.
When listening back to the recordings, I couldnot help noticing that I had captured a moment in the newest history of the West Coast. This didnot happen because of my composing skills, if at all I have any. It is a simple result of the radio voices, the dated music and the snippets of the book by the zen master that got destructed or highlighted, but also mixed with the more intimate sounds of my recordings (that in fact could have been anyone’s recordings).
I connected three walkman to a fourtrack and used the fourtrack as a mixer and a player. In this way I could do a mix using four different sources and record them at the same time on my Marantz.
Last year Diktat performed inside and outside in Berlin.
The digital album Diktat – In Berlin documents the audio part of these performances. Throw in your Dollars or Deutschmarks and make it yours:
Diktat is Jean Bordé on double bass, Harold Schellinx, Emmanuel Rébus and me on various dictaphones.
Follow DIKTAT @diktat_us
Released by Idiosyncratics Records
Factory duplicated tape with handmade artwork.
Snapcase (including j-card) comes in a cardboard hand-stamped packaging.
“Cassettes didn’t exist in the 19th century…. “ review by Richard Allen (A Closer Listen)
Four Corners of the Night
(also with Anton Mobin, Pierce Warnecke/Kris Limbach)
released by Staaltape
“The title says it all: this is a dark, bleak tape that succeeds in showing glints of humanity among the pieces. Singular in tone (…), not by choice or action, but by circumstance. A very compelling, if slightly short listen.” – Ben Marat, Los Angeles
“This tape will haunt you.” – Paul Buonaventura, Leicester
” I recommend this tape highly to not only field recording lovers but also to those who just want a good listen.” – Carmen Polanski, Buenos Aires
“it could easily be the most beautiful or the most infuriating thing you’ve heard for weeks.” – Ed Pinsent in The Sound Projector
(cassette – c60) on Stront
philosophie avec moi/la muerte es mentira
( CD) POPULISTA presents RINUS VAN ALEBEEK plays LUC FERRARI Cycle des Souvenirs
Official release date: 15.10.2011
Populista is a CD series curated for Bolt Records
“a curious item, which leaves – again! – a lot to ponder about” – vital weekly
“OK, this is a little confusing.” – Olewnick, Just Outside
“The original piece was itself a collection of memories from former haunts, and Alebeek squares that circle beautifully… ” – The Wire, Dec.2011
“Endlich, endlich, endlich!” – Skug, Journal für Musik
“…this record significantly revitalises the genres of field recording and tapework” – The Sound Projector
“Zapisuje na taśmie wspomnienie o graniu „cyklu wspomnień” kompozytora, który specjalizował się w muzyce na taśmę. Cyklu, w którym składniki funkcjonują w cyklach i mają się spotykać w sposób losowy, tworząc przypadkowe konstelacje i wrażenie.” – popup music
” En cirkel sluts på ett briljant sätt.” – Johan Redin, soundofmusic
“at album’s end, listeners feel obliged to do their own noisy fidgeting, so embedded in your own life has this record become.” Julian Cope
Luc Ferrari ( cdr + booklet, in 7″” deluxe package ) released by Mathka
Recorded on October 28th, 2010
at the house of Luc and Brunhild Ferrari in Montreuil, France.
Addidtional voice by Brunhild Ferrari.
Picture of Rinus van Alebeek by Mireia Guzman.
Picture of Luc Ferrari, filming of “Les Grandes repetitions: Deserts” (1965)
by Laszlo Ruszka (C)Ina.
“Maybe I got it all wrong. I have no idea..” – vital weekly
“Et malgré cela ce disque est magnifique. Merci à Rinus van Alebeek de m’avoir choisi de tels voisins.” – le son du grisli
“It’s a wonderful idea … and works brilliantly … it all blends with the “Cycle” as though it had always been there.” – Olewnick, Just Outside
“Hmmmm…not really sure what to do with this one.” – foxy digitalis
Two releases on Staaltape, follow the links for extensive information:
You can kill a Pig in July (10 euro)
“Captivating, engaging, warm and intimate.” – Fouter and Swick
Tales for Tapes #7 (4 euro)
Live moments on this cassette release.
THE BBC SESSIONS
Tape limited to 33 copies
A1. Rinus van Alebeek: Bois de la Cambre, Brussels 28.02.2010
A2. Tzii: Jean Robie Straat 51, Brussels-Sint Gillis 13.12.2009
B1. Rinus van Alebeek + Tzii: Mariannenplatz 23, Berlin-Kreuzberg 30.04.2010
B2. Tzii + Rinus van Alebeek: Rue Jean Robie 51, Brussels-Saint Gilles 13.12.2009
“Liebe Neurose & Christliche Moral” / “Day by day” – split with Anton Mobin
A new release at palustre:
It’s been a while since I first met Rinus and his rolling circus of magnetophones. Here you get a someway threatening collection of analog sounds, tape atomization, and spoken words.
Anton Mobin works perfectly as a companion on this split release, this capturer of fleeting moments based in Paris seems to be surrounded by some strange sounds…
File under: environmental metaphysics, subliminal field-recs.
c(60) Limited to 50 copies- sprayed tapes
poets in exile.
Still available: Musik für Mitte Cdr ( editions zero – absurd
The Russian Novelist C-40
(side a the russian novelist
side b philosophy avec moi
Two narrative compositions with the use of techniques taken from literature)
Lebend in Berlin C-40
(side a brahms
side b bruhms
A live recording from a duo performance with Der Tapeman)
Both cassettes can be bought through mailorder or at the staalplaat store in Berlin.