or less exactly ten years after the release of AESTATE´s last album ‘carbonized’
and about 14 years after the debut album zany music releases digital reissues
of the three iconic albums. each bundle contains the original album tracks in
maximum sound quality completed by bonus material expanding the running time
of each album to about 90 minutes. additionally the reissues feature processed
or reworked cover artworks reflecting the history of the releases.
music originally released all albums primarily on compact disc while putting the
maximum quantity on the disc. the albums were therefore limited and optimized
for their medium. the label also put out the albums as digital download but
delivering only medium quality mp3s because of web space issues. now the albums
are available via bandcamp, added to the record of tides discography and no longer
limited in length.
let´s have a closer look to the digital reissues:
(debut album, 2007) contains the original album plus bonus track ‘plad 4040’.
the cover features a darker colour at the lower edge of the font.
(2008) contains the original album plus an approximately 22 minute excerpt
of AESTATE´s live set as performed at ruhr in love open air techno festival
in oberhausen in 2008 as line out recording as bonus track. the album originally
featured two cover versions for the compact disc version, the digital version
also contained an alternate cover. the reissue cover merges these three versions
creating a more colourful appearance.
(2011) contains the original album plus bonus tracks ‘tync shaft’ (originally
released on the 5th anniversary label sampler by digital kunstrasen in 2010) and
‘renites’ (originally released on the 10th anniversary audio visual label
sampler by crazy language in 2016). the original cover featured sven piayda´s
‘herbarium show’ tableau (2010) but as the group has never been happy with this
choice, the reissue cover shows renderings done during the same production
period using the same input material delivering different abstract structures
while keeping the original colours now.
the first announcement of digital
reissues has been posted on april 1st on AESTATE´s mostly inactive facebook site.
as you see, this has not been april fool´s… however, chris huff and sven
piayda are not working on new AESTATE material, ‘renites’ may remain the group´s
a remix ep and collaborative releases with primal scapes, all notes off and 1satzleiter,
’black album‘ is still the current and last solo album by record of tides.
as piayda announced skipping a new release we are happy to finally present
a new video directed by matthias danberg for the track ‘vogh beats2’ from
the 2020 album. danberg and piayda have finally brought results to their long
term announced collaboration, the new video is based upon danberg´s ‘bee’
movies which had been in recent exhibitions is only slightly edited to fit the
music. as the credit still above indicates, there might be more than one video
done from merging the black album with bee movies.
instead of promoting
new music, the video focuses on the recent solo work released about one year ago.
recently there is no info on plans for releasing new music.
of unexpected technical difficulties the video will be available by march 28,
two remarkable releases with primal scapes and lockdown based studio projects
we like to announce discontinuation of certain projects. as it has been mentioned
in the journal and facebook, piayda finished a new record of tides album which
was supposed to be released as ‘post internet’ in spring. the album was believed
to be released on the hamburg based netlabel kreislauf.organisation. even
if label and artist have anticipated the release, negotiations on how to do it
have come to nothing back in january.
now piayda has decided to skip the
release even if putting it out on zany music would have been an option. just
like ‘yellowcake’ the new piece ‘post internet’ will remain finished but remain
in the archive. tracks of both albums have been features in live sets but
are not available apart from bootlegs. the reduction of releases is supposed
to help focussing on a future release featuring different formats and even videos.
‘yellowcake’ and ‘post internet’ will remain unavailable until further notice.
their highly appreciated collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ using mostly generative
sounds and structures, primal scapes x record of tides release the appendix
ep ‘sweven euclids’ using similar production methods without creating any
beats within their ambient pieces. once again both claim to have not played the
major part in the production. the collaborative ep was not mentioned but was
already produced in january and february 2021. michael schreiber and sven
piayda have already announced to work on further common projects while looking
for a new sound again. the release comes without any announcement in advance
and is uncommonly placed on a monday. ‘sweven euclids’ is released by zany
music and distributed via bandcamp only two months weeks after ‘revenant euclids’
which the ep is supposed to expand.
‘revenant euclids’ is still available
and highly recommended. the album features ten tracks mostly based upon randomized
euclidian pattern. the collaborative album was not mentioned but was already
produced in november and december 2020. primal scapes and record of tides
released their collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ without any announcement
in advance on new year´s day via zany music and distribution via bandcamp.
today primal scapes releases the new ‘white twin’ ep featuring mostly alternative
versions of songs from the album ‘entertain’ next to two new tracks. the familiar
tracks are once again featuring sven piayda on guitar and chris huff on bass.
even if michael schreiber has created new mixes with new drums and vocals
the songs feature bass and guitar tracks recorded during sessions in summer
and autumn 2020, which have been slightly rearranged only. so this ep is an
appendix to the album expanding the range of styles.
states on his intention: ‘the principle of keep it simple in matters of music
means to cut an idea down to the vital core. as a positive side effect of
condensation new space appears to rethink and recreate a track. this is where
the idea for these six previously released tracks came from.’
twin' is available digitally only via primal-scapes.de and zany music. you
can still get your physical copy of ‘entertain’ on compact disc, please write
are happy to announce the release of the new album by 1satzleiter entitled ‘kontrast’
on recordjet. the album features guests as danny grease, valerian and record
of tides. sven piayda has contributed a remix for the song ‘eltern’ which
can be found next to the original version on the album. the album is distributed
digitally only via spotify, apple music, amazon music and youtube.
can already watch the promo video directed by dean heuke. it features next
to the song´s german lyrics the logos of both artists. enjoy.
piayda´s and 1satzleiter´s a.k.a. dean heuke´s plans of working together had been
announced back in 2017 and have been postponed ever since. now they have finally
managed to do so, future collaborations are possible.
szeniale festival is scheduled to return to gelsenkirchen on june 19, 2021. sven
piayda is supposed to contribute a new video for presentation in public space
(curated by nancy e. watt) and will also bring back a record of tides audio
visual live set, hopefully escorted with contemporary dancers. caused by the
recent pandemic situation we cannot guarantee the festival will actually taking
place and if record of tides will be able to play. at least zany music considers
to release the 2019 performance at szeniale as live bootleg as compensation for
cancelled shows. all info concerning on-going developments will be communicated
here when available.
any announcement in advance and definitely surprising primal scapes and record
of tides released their new collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ via zany
music and distributed via bandcamp. the album features ten tracks mostly based
upon randomized euclidian pattern. michael schreiber a.k.a. primal scapes
has been busy within the last weeks in illustrating the production method
or even using it live via streamed performance. the collaborative album was
not mentioned but was already produced in november and december 2020.
schreiber has directed and produced a video for the track ‘p110_fracture’. the
video features the full track as featured on the album. schreiber states:
‘sometimes being a human in an urban environment feels like being part of
the matrix and I start thinking of giant 3d printers creating all these monotone
structures.’ watch it over at youtube.
2021-01-09: we are delighted to announce that the final track from ‘revenant
euclids’, the current collaborative album by primal scapes x record of tides,
entitled ‘p73_aic_closing’ is featured on the recent episode (#554) of the
weekly sundae podcast as hosted by stefan schulz. back in august he record
of tides track ‘exxa’ was already featured on episode 534 followed by two
instrumentals from the ‘entertain’ album in episode 549.