THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS ~ 8118

LP
Original Artwork by Philip Knight
Signed by Philip Knight
Numbered edition of 40 ex.
d’or016
Date of Release: 15 July 2018

The Legendary Pink Dots project 8118 consists of two side-long pieces by founding members Edward Ka-Spel and Philip Knight,based around the theme – “Reflection”.

The 81 side: “Reflections in Pink” begins with unreleased LPD recordings made during sessions (1981 into 1982) for “Surprise Surprise”…..and concludes with Premonition 10’s
harmonium improvisation.

The 18 side: Also released for the first time, “Fragments of Blue” (2018) is a slow movement of unfolding tones, pneumatic wheezing and disembodied voice.

Each LP has it’s own unique front cover artwork, designed by Philip Knight from original photography by Astrid Mutsaars. Included also is an insert, and each LP copy comes signed and numbered.

As a footnote – it’s 37 years since the Premonition 10 harmonium improvisation was recorded above a car parts shop in Walthamstow, London E.17, and neither Edward or I can remember anymore who played the percussion parts – our best guess is that it was bass player Roland Callaway.
Sadly the “big beast” harmonium never made the LPD move to the Netherlands in the late-80’s – it found instead a new home at Hamster Records.

 

LPD Homepage

Astrid Mutsaars Homepage

 

 

Side 81 Reflections In Pink

17:28

Side 18 Fragments In Blue

16:05

All Music by The Legendary Pink Dots

 

 

SOLD OUT

Sold out at Des Astres d’Or, but still available at The Legendary Pink Dots

 

LPD ~ 8118
8118
LP  Original Artwork by Philip Knight

€ 100,00

ex postage

 

Artwork Description:

Designs by Philip Knight from original Photography by Astrid Mutsaars.

 

  1/40

  Backside of each Cover with Signature and Numbering by Philip Knight

  3/40

  5/40

  7/40

  9/40

  11/40

  13/40

  15/40

  17/40

  19/40

  21/40

  23/40

  25/40

  27/40

  29/40

  31/40

  33/40

  35/40

  37/40

  39/40

BART DE PAEPE ~ VERDRONKEN LAND

LP
Photography & Artwork by Mark Rietveld.
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or017
Date of Release: 14 July 2018.

For over 10 years, Bart De Paepe has sated the appetites of psychedelic searchers with his label Sloow Tapes. A peerless curator, De Paepe has unleashed crucial underground transmissions ranging from paint-peeling Japanese rock over bedroom poetry readings to laid-back cosmic Euro-prog in microscopic editions.

‘Verdronken Land’ was partly inspired by the drowned land of Saefthinge, the mythology of the elusive goddess Nehalennia, local history and nightly travels through the empty surroundings of the polder region. It’s lysergic texture channels early Tangerine Dream, K(C)luster, Taj Mahal Travellers and other space explorers into nebulous clouds leaving behind vague smoke patterns and faded shadows.

Bart De Paepe Homepage

Mark Rietveld Homepage

 

A1 Geesten van Spinola

09:00

A2 Rost Zand

05:14

A3 Nehalennia

05:46

B1 Trillende Zon van Ether

06:00

B2 Zwarte Ruiter

04:44

B3 Buizerd over de Koningsdijk

05:33

B4 De Leegte

03:43

 

 

All Music by Bart De Paepe

 

 

 

For Orders: contact Des Astres d’Or for Invoice including Postage Costs.

Bart De Paepe ~ Verdronken Land
Verdronken Land
LP  Original Artwork by Mark Rietveld

€ 60,00

ex postage

Artwork Description:
Analogue photography by Mark Rietveld, printed on baryte paper. Hand stamped info sheet on lokta paper.

 

  1/25

  3/25

  5/25

  7/25

  9/25

  11/25

  13/25

  15/25

  17/25

  19/25

  21/25

  23/25

  25/25

(Backside of each Cover)

RAYMOND DIJKSTRA ~ PANA PAKSHINAAAM

LP
Photography & Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or014
Date of Release: 31 May 2018.

paNa pakShiNaaaM (Play of Birds)

I was in a Bus full with People… The Ceiling of the Bus was from an old victorian House… richely ornamented Stucco which was about to fall down upon us… Outside the Bus there was a Fairground Caroussel and Lots of playful Animals were running around… We were driving… I looked outside and marvelled at the fantastic old Jugendstil Architecture of Madrid… I was discussing this with the Woman next to me… Later we would walk Outside. I was hungry. We were standing in a Queue for a Restaurant. But the Woman with who I was was suddenly gone… Instead, T was standing there. Then, from one Moment to the Other, everyone else was gone, including T. So I went searching for them… I walked through the Parc…

I was in an unknown Building and speaking inaudibly… But for some Reason, everyone outside the Building could hear me… They all looked at me. There was something peculiar with the Window. At first it was on the 1st Floor, later it was on the Groundfloor. First there were Windows on all Sides, but later when it was on the Groundfloor, the Room was disconnected from the House, with People walking near by on the Pavement invading my Privacy…

I was still in a strange City, probably Madrid, in the Queue. A Neighbor passed by and gave a Coin to the Person behind the Counter and ordered a Coffee for me. Close to me there was a Man repairing a huge Clock about 10 Meters above the Ground. There were several giant Gongs but they didn’t make a full Sound because I had hung a Piece of Cloth over it. Suddely I realized I was the Man and looking below at the Ground. It was very high and I didn’t dare to climb down. A Woman was talking to me. She told me: “remember 2014” She was cursing the Year… I realized I had to leave the Past behind and stop dragging it with me. Climbing down suddenly became very easy. More even, I simply had to take one little Step and I was at the Ground. I took off all my Clothes, with the Water so close by for a Swim… There were already some People swimming in the small Pond and it was beautiful and nicely warm Weather… Birds were playing in the Water, playfully chasing eachother and throwing Water at eachother to make other Birds wet…

(RD)

 

A paNa pakShiNaaaM (With Mark Alban Lotz)
 26:06
B Play of Birds  22:09

Music composed by / All instruments by R Dijkstra. Except for Side A: Flutes by Mark Alban Lotz

Recorded, mixed, mastered and cut on Vinyl by Raymond Dijkstra at bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2018.

Photography by R Dijkstra. Model / Performer: Mir

Raymond Dijkstra: http://www.le-souffleur.nl
Mark Alban Lotz: http://www.lotzofmusic.com/lotz/

Many thanks to Mir and Mark for their superb performances…

 

 

For Orders: contact Des Astres d’Or for Invoice including Postage Costs.

Raymond Dijkstra ~ paNa pakShiNaaaM
paNa pakShiNaaaM LP  Original Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra

€ 60,00

ex postage

 

 

Artwork Description:
Each Record comes with 4 Printed Photo’s and a Nature’s Memory…

 

 

 

___________________________________________________________

RAYMOND DIJKSTRA & THE NEW BLOCKADERS ~ KUNST IN GEBREKE

LP in Hardcover Black Linen Box with Wooden Dowel.
Original Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra & The New Blockaders.
Box Design Raymond Dijkstra
Signed by the Artist
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
d’or015
Date of Release: 24 June 2018

Second Title by RD & TNB

 

A1 RD & TNB ~ Kunst in Gebreke I

9:02

A2 RD & TNB ~ Kunst in Gebreke II

4:16

A3 RD & TNB ~ Kunst in Gebreke III

5:11

B TNB & RD ~ Kunst in Gebreke IV

20:00

 

Collage Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra & The New Blockaders.
Hardcover Black Linen Box / Wooden Dowel Design by & executed by Raymond Dijkstra

Every Box comes with Artwork of Dijkstra and Rupenus on Front and Back of the Box.

 

Composed, mixed by Raymond Dijkstra & The New Blockaders

Parts I – III © Dijkstra / Rupenus
Part IV © Rupenus / Dijkstra

Mastered, cut on Vinyl by Raymond Dijkstra

 

Raymond Dijkstra http://www.le-souffleur.nl

The New Blockaders http://www.thenewblockaders.org.uk/

More Information follows

 

 

Raymond Dijkstra & The New Blockaders
Kunst in Gebreke LP in Hardcover Black Linen Box with Wooden Dowel. Collage Artwork by RD & TNB

€ 250,00

ex postage

 

Artwork Description:
Hardcover Box in Black Linen with Wooden Dowel: Design Raymond Dijkstra.
With Collages by Raymond Dijkstra and Richard Rupenus

  01/25

 

  02/25

 

 

 

 

_______________________________________________________________

EDWARD KA-SPEL ~ 10 TO THE POWER OF 9 CHAPTERS III & IV

LP.
Original Artwork by Edward Ka-spel.
Signed by the Artist
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
d’or013
Date of Release: 16 April 2018

Edward Ka-spel… a Shiny Black Cluster of Spinning Stars, orbiting the Planet called LPD…

 

 

A As Above So Below  19:32
B Whisper My Name _ Villa 9  14:26

 

Edward Ka-spel: The Legendary Pink Dots Website

 

Sold Out
(May still be available directly at the Artist. Contact Des Astres d’Or for Information)

 

Artwork Description:
Computer Designs printed on Paper by EK

  1/25

  3/25

  5/25

  7/25

  9/25

  11/25

  13/25

  15/25

  17/25

  19/25

  21/25

  23/25

  25/25

 

LIMPE FUCHS ~ WALKER STREET 55

LP.
Original Artwork by Limpe Fuchs.
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
d’or009
Date of Release: 8 March 2018

Music: “Walker Street 55”
Live Recording at Blank Forms, hosted by Artists Space, New York City
12 October 2017
Recording Gus Callaham

Artwork:
Mixed Media

Limpe Fuchs is a Musician and visual Artist active for over 50 Years.
She’s been Part of the legendary Avant Garde / Krautrock group Anima Sound / Anima with her then husband Paul Fuchs. Limpe Fuchs is currently still very active in giving concerts and in making her own instruments which she uses in her concerts. She’s been creating visual artworks for many years, but she has only very rarely came into public with this work.

Read an Interview with Limpe Fuchs by Brandon Hocura: Polyphasic Recordings

Documentary of Anima Sound: Play Loud

A Walker Street 55, Part I
 25:04
B Walker Street 55, Part II
 21:03

 

Walker Street 55 Part I Excerpt

Walker Street 55 Part II Excerpt

 

Limpe Fuchs ~Walker Street 55
Walker Street 55 LP  Original Artwork by
Limpe Fuchs

Sold Out

(May still be available directly at the Artist. Contact Des Astres d’Or for Information)

 

Artwork Description: A free bricollage made by Limpe Fuchs, of hand drawings and cut out historical material. Among others, original posters of 1966 Anima Sound Live performances from the archive of Limpe Fuchs. Each cover contains handpainting on the back of the covers (not shown here)

 

  15/25

RAYMOND DIJKSTRA & JON MUELLER ~ PRIMA MATERIA

LP
Handmade Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra and Jon Mueller.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or011
Date of Release: 22 March 2018.

“While the Momentum arose from Time, we’d been the Filters and had been filtered, in an overall Alchemical Process, Roasting the Salamander.”

About Jon Mueller:
Jon Mueller has been a Drummer and Percussionist since 1985. In 1990, he studied Music Theory at Columbia College and took private Drum Lessons from Hal Russell. In 2018, he took private Voice Lessons from La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Covering a Variety of Genres and Techniques over the Years, his aim has been to use Drums, Percussion and Sound as a Way to express something felt but not easily defined. Audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United Kingdom have described his Performances as ‘cathartic’, ‘intense,’ and ‘meditative’. Notable solo Performances have taken Place at the Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, SXSW, Alverno Presents, Hopscotch Fest, and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal.
From 1999 – 2009 he owned the Recording Label and Promotion Company Crouton, which published and promoted over 40 Releases in deluxe Presentations from Artists out of the Avant Garde. Crouton also organized Events in the Milwaukee and Chicago Areas with Artists from around the World. These were documented by the Press and even filmed as Part of a PBS Documentary on Jazz Musician Ken Vandermark.
Mueller has given Talks about Listening and Creativity at Loyola University, Viva! Art Action, Translator Lab, Wesleyan University, and PechaKucha.
He has published two Works of Fiction, Pianobread and Endings, and contributed Non-Fiction Writing to ChangeThis, Pear Noir!, and more.
More Information: Rhythmplex

About Raymond Dijkstra:
Raymond Dijkstra is a Multidisciplinary Artist working in the Fields of Music and Visual Art. His Discography entails over 120 Titles of mostly Vinyl Records. Between 2008-now he has been working on an ungoing Catalogue of 3″ and 5″ Vinyl Records, published by Editions Le Souffleur These miniature Music Pieces of 1 minute (on 3″) and 2,5 minute (on 5″) comprise Music only made with Acoustic Instruments and Acoustic Found or Household Objects, without any use of Audio Effects, thus creating A Musique Brut Type of Music, which Dijkstra likes to designate as Expressionist Music. These Experimental Acoustic Pieces (till this date 58 in total of which some contain up to 3 or 9 Records per Title) form together Raymond Dijkstra’s ‘Catalogue du Bruit’ (Noise Catalogue). Each Title came with Handmade Hardcover Mini Boxes and a Wooden Dowel attached to the Innersleeves; aswell as Handmade Artwork, often including Collage and sometimes Needle and thread, and even a Box with Mackerel Fish Skin (which innerflesh had been previously devoured by Dijkstra and after this was dried for over half a year)  among others. Dijkstra sees Catalogue du Bruit as the Centrework in his œuvre of which all different Branches of his Art and Music grows. His Music ranges from the aforementioned Musique Brut to different Types of Electronic Music. In his Electronic Music he has rarely used normal Synthesizers but prefers to work with 1950’s and 60’s Tube Oscillators and Filters.

 

 

Prima Materia

18:40

Roasting the Salamander

21:04

 

Prima Materia Excerpt:

Roasting The Salamander Excerpt:

 

Raymond Dijkstra & Jon Mueller ~ Prima Materia
 € 60   ex Postage
Prima Materia
LP  Original Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra & Jon Mueller

Artwork Description:

Raymond Dijkstra Artwork:
Gatefold Cover of Grey Cardboard with Construktivist and Cubist handdrawn Pencil Lines / Thread and Needle.

Jon Mueller Artwork:
Green/Black Mat Board, Black and Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint, Photo Corners, Pure Essential Oil, Poly Sleeve.
Improvised Symbols on Each Cover were executed using Broom Stick Fibers.

 

  2/25 (Artwork R Dijkstra)

  4/25 (Artwork R Dijkstra)

  6/25 (Artwork R Dijkstra)

  8/25 (Artwork R Dijkstra)

  10/25 (Artwork R Dijkstra)

  12/25 (Artwork R Dijkstra)

  14/25 (Artwork R Dijkstra)

  20/25 (Artwork R Dijkstra)

 

  17/25 (Artwork J Mueller)

  21/25 (Artwork J Mueller)

  19/25 (Artwork J Mueller)

  13/25 (Artwork J Mueller)

  23/25 (Artwork J Mueller)

  15/25 (Artwork J Mueller)

 

 

 

____________________________________________________________

THE TENSES ~ DOWN / UP

7″
Handmade Artwork by The Tenses.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or012
Date of Release: 31 March 2018

The Tenses (Side Project of Smegma) are Ju Suk Reet Meate and Jackie Oblivia Stewart.

The Tenses -is a Title of a Story in the Book “The Dream World of Dion McGregor” from 1964. It is a unique Book in that the Stories are not “Written”, but Transcribed from Stories told while asleep!

In 2008 we began a new Live Act using Musical Concepts developed with Smegma. The Tenses are a more intimate ” Live ” Experiment ,that is GREATLY INFLUENCED by the Room/Audience “ Feel”.  Moving Images that reflect our Influences and creative Patterns are projected on or behind us. Our creative Intent is only one Aspect.  We Attempt to collaborate in” The Moment .”

The Tenses have performed successfully in Portland, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Cork, London, Brighton, Helsinki, Brussels, Paris , Geneva and others , so far.

 

The Tenses, using Concepts developed over 40 years of organized and spontaneous Sound making , attempt a new Focus on “live Performance” in which the Room or Space has a major effect on the unfolding Sounds.  Usually a Movie is also shown that may suggest Themes. If it all works there is Magic.

More Information: The Tenses Website

 

A Down
 3:29
B Up
 4:11

 

 

Recorded January 2018 in Portland Oregon by Ju Suk Reet Meate

Ju Suk – Conch Shell, Clay Flute, Tape Loop, String Bass, Toy Noise Makers and Electric Lap Steel with Effects Pedals

Oblivia – Bells, Toy Noise Makers, Bell Tree and Record Player with Effect Pedal

 

 

 

The Tenses ~ Down / Up
Down / Up 7″  Original Artwork The Tenses

€ 60,00

ex postage

 

 

Description:
Collage on Paper

  1/25   2/25   3/25   4/25   5/25   6/25   7/25   8/25   9/25   10/25   11/25   12/25   13/25

BRYAN LEWIS SAUNDERS ~ THE DEAF MONTH VINYLS

LP
Acrilyc Paintings by Bryan Lewis Saunders.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or010
Date of Release: 24 June 2018.

The Deaf Month Vinyls is a Collection of Recordings done by Bryan Lewis Saunders during his Month long Experiment of External Ear Blocking in 2011.

“The Third Ear Experiment, produced by Brant Withers, was an attempt to connect my eustachian tubes to my pineal gland by physically rerouting the way in which sound entered my body. For 28 days straight, from October 25th to November 21st 2011, I blocked up my external ears and attached a copper funnel to my mouth and set out to see and hear what would happen. The experiment was both extremely torturous and meditative. Each day gave birth to a multitude of new ideas of which I was unable to document thoroughly. The act of documentation itself was often a hindrance to the experience so I made quick notes and as many sketches and paintings as possible for future illustration and investigation and I could easily spend the rest of my life in doing so.” (BLS, 19 September 2012)

“I didn’t even know I was going to swallow anything, or have problems swallowing anything when a human arm appeared from another dimension. Not a cloud or “thin air”. I saw where it came from and where it went back to. Anyway, it grabbed me by the Adam’s apple and started tugging on it up and down. I thought it was trying to kill me, so I twisted my body and tried to turn my head away from it when a Vicks lozenge popped down my throat. The human arm then disappeared back behind this plane of geometry we can’t see. It saved my life. At least it thinks it did. There is a higher power for goodness. A spiritual strong arm of safety. I saw it and I felt it and it left one little mark. Maybe tomorrow I’ll have bruises.” (BLS, 13 November 2011)

Literal Silence (Side A, Track 2)
“I am now experiencing “Literal Silence”, for the first time ever in my life. The shape of it inside my skull is growing. If I don’t move a single muscle and sit or lay perfectly still, I experience silence. I can hear my heartbeat at times and I can also hear the tension in my neck muscles when I move. It’s beautiful. The world can be a very quiet and peaceful place. But my mouth hurts like shit.”
(BLS, 26 October 2011)

Bike Breath Balance (Side A, Track 7)
“My first bike ride to test my equilibrium. I hear a low hum inside my silence and I am breathing pretty hard. I feel like I’m moving two pedals forward and less than a half a pedal back at first, until I get in the groove of it. There is a copper screen inside the funnel to catch bugs with and prevent foreign objects from flying in.”
(BLS, 27 October 2011)

Third Ear Phone Call (Side A, Track 9)
“I’ve made one phone call to Nicole and tried to talk through my third ear. She was upset for several reasons as you can imagine. I recorded the conversation without telling her, and she has since allowed me to put it up.”
(BLS, 28 October 2011)

More Information on the Third Ear Experiment: Bryan Lewis Saunders Website

Bryan Lewis Saunders is an American Artist who works in a broad Array of Art Disciplines among which are Visual Art, Spoken Word and Art Performance. The Experiential Element is a crucial Factor in all his Works. He’s been making Self Portraits on Paper for each day since 30 March 1995. Since 2006 BLS has documented his dreams off / on for each day through Audio Recordings. In 2011 BLS underwent a Self induced Experiment in which he ingested different Types of Mind altering Substances for 11 Days and ‘documented’ each Day in a Series of Drawings. In 2014 BLS and John Duncan collaborated on a Performance titled Under the Influence of Torture in which BLS was tortured on Stage by JD with electrical Shocks and other Torturous Treatments.
In 2014 Bryan Lewis Saunders was portrayed in the Documentaries  Art of Darkness by David Parker and Self Portrait Portrait by James Hollenbaugh

 

 

A1 Stage 1_Aural Eigengrau

01:59

A2 Stage 2_Literal Silence

01:59

A3 Stage 3_Purgatory

02:00

A4 Stage 4_ Elements of Sound

02:00

A5 (Silence)

01:00

A6 Document 5_Saliva Sucking

01:00

A7 Document 6_Bike Breath Balance

0:52

A8 Document 11_Glans-Brain

02:00

A9 Document 7_Third Ear Phone Call

05:08

B1 Document 9_Bellflower Speaks

04:00

B2 Birth of the Otic Vesicle

12:04

 

For Orders: contact Des Astres d’Or for Invoice including Postage Costs.

Bryan Lewis Saunders ~ The Deaf Month Vinyls
The Deaf Month Vinyls
LP  Original Artwork by Bryan Lewis Saunders

€ 120,00

ex postage

Music Excerpts and Pictures of Artworks follow

 

Work in Progress:

  Work in Progress 10/25

  Work in Progress 01/25

 

 

Artwork Description: Acrilyc Paintings by Bryan Lewis Saunders

  01/25

  02/25

  03/25

  04/25

  05/25

  06/25

  07/25

  08/25

  09/25

  10/25

 

______________________________________________________________________

MODELBAU ~ XEROX

LP
Handmade Artwork by Frans de Waard.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or008
Date of Release: 17 February 2018.

“Modelbau is not Frans de Waard’s latest in a series of names used to create music, but it is indeed the latest one for a solo vehicle. Each of the names, and that includes my own name, stands for something particular, an idea, and something not found in the other monikers I am using. Modelbau is, like Freiband, not a proper German word (it should be Modellbau, but I thought that looked ugly) and as such is probably already a lo-fi name, and as such also very personal. As a musician I have no a particular instrument, nor do I favour any technique, and I think one should use what is needed for a particular project or a piece of music.
When I started Modelbau, I wanted to use various lo-fi sound sources, such as Dictaphones, walkman, shortwave radio, small synthesizers and such like. This would not be a project for improvisation, but more or less planned pieces of music. All of which to be released in the digital domain only. That was in 2012. Now, in 2018, almost nothing is left of this outline, and yet the music is very much what I envisaged as Modelbau. These days Modelbau uses pre-recorded cassettes, iPad apps, sound effects, laptop, shortwave radio, small synthesizers, ancient 2bit sampling device; everything is recorded on the spot, as is, and without multi-tracking and very minimal editing (save for fades and mastering) released as downloads, but also on cassette, CDs and CDrs. ‘Xerox’ marks the very first release on vinyl. Whenever Modelbau plays a concert (all of which are recorded) preparations are made, and these are also recorded; sometimes these preparations can have the length of a concert, but they can also be single pieces of a few minutes. All of these recordings are archived and whenever a release is prepared, the latest sessions are listened to again. ‘Does it stand the test of time’, is it still interesting and thus: can it be released?” (Frans de Waard)

 

 

A1 Xylophone

17:32

B1 X Marks

8:38

B2 Xelem

9:46

 

Recorded by Frans de Waard December 2017 – January 2018

http://www.fransdewaard.com

 

 

For Orders: contact Des Astres d’Or

Modelbau ~ Xerox
Xerox LP  Original Artwork Frans de Waard

€ 40,00

ex postage