It feels good to look back at a year full of new encounters and exciting projects, and it warmth our hearts that some people out there lent us their empathetic ears. But since this wasn’t allways the case, our first ever published LP, Libido by Blemishes, remains largely unheard. And that’s quite unacceptable. In our opinion, Libido is a noteworthy moment in contemporary Free Improvisation you should not miss. It’s so fragile, yet uncompromising, so sensitive and confrontative at the same time… It’s simply beautifull.

We’re still incredibly proud of it and don’t want this beauty to rot in our cellar. Therefore, we offer a 30% discount to open minded lovers. Purchase it via Bandcamp until January 1 and use the code “anaonfire” at the checkout to get drowned in Blemishes’ Libido!

Kai Niggemann und Nils Quak – Ein Abend am modularen Synthesizer

MC-60 and digital | Releases December 17

The modular synthesizer offers an inexhaustible variety of possible interconnections. Amongst gate and trigger, inbetween 0 and 5 volt, Kai Niggemann and Nils Quak did experiment with their instruments in may 2016 at Makroscope. This recording is a documentation of their individual approach to the modular sound. Kai played his Buchla 200e Electric Music Box, while Nils utilized a Eurorack Modular System, a Ciat Lonbarde Plumbutter as well as Native Instruments Reaktor. Kai Niggemann performed first, followed by Nils Quaks concert.

The artwork of the tape incorporates copy art by Gabriele Klages that arose from the Makroscope. The Makroscope in Mülheim an der Ruhr is a multidisciplinary hub for art and technology, as well as Ana Ott’s yearslong main venue for leftfield music.