RAYMOND DIJKSTRA ~ AFFEN-THEATER

LP
Original Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra
Numbered, dated, signed edition of 40 ex.
d’or029
Date of Release: 18 March 2019

Reïssue of Raymond Dijkstra ~ Affen-theater (Le Souffleur, 2005) with original Artwork

Affen-Theater is an early Le Souffleur Period RD Work from 2005, opening a new Artistic Direction in the Œuvre of RD, with a high Focus on an expressionist Style of Playing Harmonium, experimental frotting and scratching of Glass Surfaces with different Materials, sometimes combined with manual Tape Manipulation and rudimentary Delay Effects. The Key Element in these expressionist Works (starting with Affen-Theater and involving 73 published Titles between 2005-2017) is an Approach very close to Surrealist Automatism, giving free Reign to the Unconscious of the Artist.

“My music is made in an abstract process of self-detachment. While detaching myself from myself, I connect with my Self. My expressionistic music should be regarded more as a physical act, more than music. It’s a constant training in opening up my mind, removing obstacles with violence, and seeing a different reality through the debris.” “The final result is a pile of fragments, but I guess something of the initial light still shimmers through.” “The publication is simply a registration of a physical event, and should be left untouched. Any changing of the initial energy is a weakening.” (RD)

Side A   Affen-theater20:00
Side B   Affen-theater08:00
Affen-Theater (Excerpt)
Raymond Dijkstra
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Artwork Description: Charcoal on Brown Paper

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AsRA, LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe… ~ LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe…

10×3″ Vinyl Records in Wooden Box with 10x Wooden Dowels
Original Artwork by AsRA, LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe…
Numbered, dated, signed edition of 1 ex.
d’or024
Date of Release: 11 February 2019

20x 1 minute Pieces by AsRA, LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe… Recorded in 2001 by Timo van Luijk and Raymond Dijkstra at Kulta Saha & bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH Studio, Netherlands.

This is the 5th Publication of Timo van Luijk and Raymond Dijkstra’s group Asra, la Poupée Vivante…

Souvenir à Asra, la poupée vivante (2003, Le Souffleur), La poupée vivante (2014, La Scie Dorée), Le Feu (2017, Des Astres d’Or), Souvenir à Asra, la poupée oubliée (Upcoming, April 2019 Des Astres d’Or) were published under changing groupnames (Respectively ‘Asra’ / ‘La poupée vivante’ / ‘Asra la poupée vivante’ / ‘Asra, la poupée oubliée’) and changing groupmember names…

Soundfiles follow.

Artwork follows. Artwork Description: 10 Handmade Collages by TvL and RD

AsRA, LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe…
LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe…LP Original Artwork by LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe… 1500 euro

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WENDINGEN 1918 ~ MUZIKË MUUSIKA

LP
Original Artwork by Wendingen 1918
Numbered edition of 40 ex.
d’or022
Date of Release: 22 November 2018

WENDINGEN 1918
Bart de Paepe
Raymond Dijkstra
Frédérique Bruyas : Voice

WENDINGEN 1918.

“Little by little, the mass turned like a slimy and forceful nausea, a kind of immense influx of vegetable and thundering blood. And the small fibers trembling at the edge of my mental eye, broke off with a vertiginous speed of the tense mass of the wind. And all the space trembled like a sex organ which the globe of the burning sky was battering.”

Raymond Dijkstra is an autodidact Artist from Indonesian / Dutch / English / Belgian / Portuguese descent. He has developed a highly personal acoustic-experimental and expressionist style, using his body as a tool for ‘automatic writing’. His explorations in this area are carefully documented by his own imprint Le Souffleur, especially in the series “Catalogue du Bruit”. Since about 2009 he also started working on a different, more ‘musical’ type of music, hereby incorporating electronic sources and a more eleborate use of effects. Since 2003 he’s been combining most of his limited publications with original exclusive handmade artworks of himself.

Bart de Paepe is a Belgian Musician and Artist who has worked in many diverse directions, leading to an eclectic array of experimental and underground escavations of his innerworld. His solo music is portrayed by a compact electronic, yet psychedelic style. He’s the Art Direcor for the labels Sloow Tapes and Sloowax and has collaborated with Louise Landes Levi, Timo van Luijk and members of Embryo.

Frédérique Bruyas is a Native French Reciter of (mainly) French Literature. Approaching the texts almost as an actor, she’s showcasing her superb sensitivity for atmosphere and her excellent ability to translate written word in spoken word with great respect to the original texts. The texts used on “Tremblaient à la lisière de mon œil mental” are part of L’Ombilic des Limbes by Antonin Artaud, a text written in 1918 during his stay in a mental asylum and published only a decade later.

Wendingen 1918 is dedicated to the Dutch Architectural Magazine ‘Wendingen’ from 1918 and the Work and Life of Antonin Artaud.

Artwork Description:
Cover tied with rope; Innercover with wooden Dowel (Design RD)
Original Artwork by BdP, RD

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  Coverdesign & Artwork by RD

  Artwork Bart de Paepe

Face A

Les sous-vêtements de l’irréel

21:00
Face B

Tremblaient à la lisière de mon œil mental

21:00

Excerpt from ‘Les sous-vêtements de l’irréel’:

Excerpt from ‘Tremblaient à la lisière de mon œil mental’:

WENDINGEN 1918
   
     
Muzikë Muusika
LP Original Artwork by Wendingen 1918

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ALSO AVAILABLE FROM BART DE PAEPE. CONTACT DES ASTRES D’OR FOR ADDRESS DETAILS…

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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…

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Raymond Dijkstra ~ paNa pakShiNaaaM
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Artwork Description:
Each Record comes with 4 Printed Photo’s and a Nature’s Memory…

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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

LP in Softcover Black Normal LP Cover.
Original Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra or The New Blockaders.
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
d’or015a
Date of Release: 24 September 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.

Softcover Edition: Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra or The New Blockaders.

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 Softcover Black Normal LP Cover. Collage Artwork by RD or TNB 60€

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

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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.”

“These Pieces are the Result of a long Process which lasted 10 Years or more. I’ve been in Touch with Jon off and on, exchanging Music for each to work on. Working on Tracks and leaving them to rest. On the Surface, nothing much happened. The Music was somewhere filed up, almost forgotten. We didn’t make music together for Years to come. Then early 2018 there was a sudden Breakthrough. The Pieces now published on this LP are the Result from this… I strongly see a great Analogy with certain alchemic and hermetic Processes . In Hermetism there’s the Process of slow cooking. Cooking the content of a Pot, with the Lid on, to preserve it’s full Potency and to build up Power. The Content of the Pot is mixed, transformed, sublimated without anyone seeing it, or being aware of it. The Lid is only taken off when the Content is ready. The same Process was applied to my Collaboration with Jon Mueller, without us being aware… Time had silently transformed and sublimated our Collaboration. Roasting the Salamander, thus transforming the Prima Materia.” (RD)

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
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LP  Original Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra & Jon Mueller

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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.

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RAYMOND DIJKSTRA ~ GROMMEND, BLAFFEND, BROMMEND, DONDEREND, SPUGEND, FLUITEND

LP
Handmade Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or007
Date of Release: 10 January 2018.

“These crude Electro-Acoustic Works I made during the Course of 2015 when I was experimenting with some 1950’s electronic Devices I had just acquired. Brüel & Kjaer Tube Filters and Oscillators, Philips discrete Oscillators, a modular solid State Vocoder, Rohde & Schwarz UBM Tube Feedback Filters, Krohn-Hite Tube Filters, EMT 140 Tube Plate Reverbs, AKG BX20 Spring Reverb, Tapedelays, etc. The Music shows the rudimentary electronic Treatments done and the acoustic Sounds recorded and electronically manipulated in real Time, exploring the different Possibilities of the Equipment in an improvisory, searching Manner.” RD


bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH Studio 2016

Further Reading :

“Distortion as a Self Reflection””

A1 GROMMEND, BLAFFEND, BROMMEND, DONDEREND, SPUGEND, FLUITEND
 23:23
B1 SNAUWEND, KAKELEND, GILLEND, RUISEND, ADEMEND, HUILEND
 25:52

Recorded, mixed, mastered and cut on Vinyl by Raymond Dijkstra at bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015.

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

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Raymond Dijkstra ~ GROMMEND, BLAFFEND, BROMMEND, DONDEREND, SPUGEND, FLUITEND
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Artwork Description:
Shreds of early 20th Century printed Book Pages glued to Paper
(More Pictures follow)

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RAYMOND DIJKSTRA ~ DE STAAL

3×10″
Handmade Artwork by RD.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 1.
d’or006
Date of Release: 10 January 2018.

RAYMOND DIJKSTRA – DE STAAL (3×10″ on DES ASTRES D’OR)

“Experimental Music should first of all come from experimental Life. I’m not interested in experimenting with Sound alone.”(RD)

About Raymond Dijkstra:
Raymond Dijkstra is an autodidactic visual Artist, Sculptor and Musician, active since 1987.
He has issued around 120 Titles, mainly as a solo Musician. He has collaborated with Timo van Luijk (In Camera, NWW), Bryan Lewis Saunders, Keith Connolly (NNCK), Edward Ka-spel and others.
More information about him can be read here: http://www.le-souffleur.nl

A1 De Staal I
B1 De Staal II
C1 De Staal III
D1 De Staal IV
E1 De Staal V
F1 De Staal VI

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Raymond Dijkstra ~ De Staal
De Staal 3×10″  Original Artwork by RD Edition of 1.

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Artwork Description:
Wooden Box. Outside Front: Frame, Glass. Collage and Drawing. Mixed Media.
3 Vinyl Records in Hardboard Innercover. The Hardboard Innercover is attached to a wooden Dowel and can be slid out of the wooden Outerbox.
Signed, dated, numbered by RD

More Pictures and Soundfiles follow

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ASRA, LA POUPEE VIVANTE ~ LE FEU

 

LP
Handmade Artwork by Asra, La Poupée Vivante.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
d’or005
Date of Release: 18 December 2017.

 

LE FEU (The Fire)

“When I projected upon me, the Image I thought I saw and thus acted accordingly,
I shattered, what I imagined was, a mirrored Image, which in it’s turn, revealed a Projection… upon a Projection… upon a Projection… upon a Projection…”

“From which Illusion my Being is consumed!
In retracing the Image to the Violence of the heavy Wind.” (RD)

 

 

 

A1 Le Feu I
 18:04
B1 Le Feu II
 19:55

 

Raymond Dijkstra: Voice, Strings, Effects
Timo van Luijk: Synths, Effects

Recorded 2014 at Kulta Saha, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
Mixed, mastered and cut on vinyl by Raymond Dijkstra at bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timo van Luijk: http://www.lasciedoree.be
Raymond Dijkstra: http://www.le-souffleur.nl

 

Le Feu I (excerpt)

Le Feu II (excerpt)

 

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Description: 13 Works by Timo van Luijk;  Ink – Doubleprint Monotype).
12 Works by Raymond Dijkstra; Fire, Paint, Ink, Thread and Needle.

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