this spring of falling incidences and upcoming negotiations on events we have
to tell you that participation remains unlikely. [...] also plans to return
to stage with record of tides have been interfered again and again. there
have been plans to play at szeniale in summer 2021 featuring new visuals as
well as guest performances by 1satzleiter and contemporary dancer josie kalies.
as everything is insecure we have to announce that there will no performance
as originally drafted. there have also been plans to do a streamed live show
but nothing has been fixed. there may be no live shows for record of tides
in 2021 anyway.
music has released a new video for ‘horns of paradise’ by record of tides which
is once again directed by matthias danberg. the track appears on record of
tides´ recent solo work ‘black album’ from 2020. the new video is believed
to be the last video for the album, which is available from bandcamp and archive.org.
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
2021-04-18: following a statement by the szeniale team we do not expect the
festival to take place as scheduled. record of tides is not going to play
on june 19, 2021. alternate dates or concepts have not been communicated so
we do not expect sven piayda to play live in 2021. record of tides was supposed
to be supported by contemporary dancer josie kalies as well as singer 1satzleiter.
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.