it is our massive pleasure to announce the release of 'endurance', the fourth full length album by record of tides.
the album is released once again by the hamburg based netlabel and and is distributed by and

‘endurance’ has been programmed, recorded and produced in summer 2017 when piayda returned home from hospital after having a surgery to fix
a pilon fracture (check the journal: 2017-10-03 the man who fell to earth (and broke a leg) | entry by sven) and using the time for a new album.
the album features 20 tracks and is mostly inspired by aphex twin, boards of canada (in the pre-warp era) and guitar work by queen and seefeel.
it is supposed to be the best work of record of tides so far, accorting to label boss andreas buttweiler.

as ‘endurance’ features about 108 minutes of music it is difficult to put it on a physical release. zany music is recently
working on a cd version reducing the tracklist while adding an exclusive track to it. we will announce when the physical release will be available.

nevertheless, ‘endurance’ is now available via
and distributed via and

2018_06_20 via

here is another snippet of the record of tides performance at eurasia electronica:
‘untitled live track’ cannot be found on any release and is pretty wild. feel free to share and get ‘endurance’.

2018_08_24 via

french musician and blogger thierry massard is pretty into the music of record of tides and finds some great words on the album.
(please note: the english version of the original french text is a machine translation, please apologise)

Un an ... Une année (moins un jour) après le très remarquable et remarqué "Solna" pour l'impérieux Kreislauf, Sven Piayda (aka ROT)
nous invite à maintenir temporellement notre avidité (peu raisonnable, admettons-le) pour le bel ouvrage. 20 pièces ciselées durant un exil convalescent,
durant lequel, Sven a mis en oeuvre cette magnifique faculté d'un regard distant (le recul), associée à la cruelle et objective réalité d'une proximité contrainte.
Le résultat ? Fort loin d'une hypothétique concentration d'atomes crochus agglomérés, monolithiques et prévisibles en pareille situation créative,
"Endurance" démontre la grande cohérence d'un esprit vagabond et prompt à ouvrir de nouvelles pistes.
Si d'aventure, l'endurance peut parfois conférer à une certaine résistance restrictive, ici il n'en est rien,
Record Of Tides nous régale de saveurs et de contrastes - Un exhausteur de goût!

One year... One year (less a day) after the very remarkable and noticed "Solna" for the imperious Kreislauf, Sven Piayda (aka ROT)
invites us to maintain temporarily our greed (not very reasonable, let us admit it) for the beautiful work. 20 pieces chiselled during a convalescent exile,
during which, Sven implemented this magnificent faculty of a distant glance (the retreat), associated with the cruel and objective reality of a constrained proximity.
The result? Far from a hypothetical concentration of agglomerated, monolithic and predictable chemistry in such a creative situation,
"Endurance" demonstrates the great coherence of a vagabond mind and quick to open new paths.
If adventure, endurance can sometimes confer a certain restrictive resistance, here it is nothing of the sort,
Record Of Tides regales us with flavours and contrasts - An enhancer of taste!

(Translated with

thierry massard

2018_08_24 via

we are looking back on the first eurasia electronica festival taking place at eurasia and pilgrim art. the small experimental festival
was headlined by record of tides aka sven piayda and closed by a shorter live house set by lemon&pilgrim as well by
a dj set by dennis lemon and rees archibald turning eurasia art into a club. the night was opened by mjellmë aka swantje lichtenstein
with word based sound performance followed by very special guest rees archibald from australia
with a short drone performance. originally achim zepezauer confirmed to play live but could not show up because of schedule difficulties.

this was the first time of record of tides live since 2015, playing material from the upcoming album as well as tracks (or snippets) from older releases
and stuff released as AESTATE. as record of tides was the only act using visuals we have collected multiple photos
taken at that night which we will online within the next weeks.
we would like to thank maria zharkova, michaela best, grischo schlüsi and matthias danberg for delivering photo and video material.

the festival was developed and curated by roman pilgrim and sven piayda giving a forum to contemporary electronica
and are looking back on a night of great performances and a working concept.
further events may come. we like to thank swantje lichtenstein, rees archibald, dennis lemon and especially roman pilgrim for making this experiment happen.

eurasia electronica interview

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2018_07_16 via

it is our massive pleasure to announce the release of record of tides new petrichor ep' on zany music today.
the release is the second ep put out by record of tides on zany music in 2018 following the vinyl/dvd only release ‘granada interface’.
for the first time the release is distributed via, previous releases already have been published there.

the ep features the track ‘petrichor’ which is supposed to be featured as well on the forthcoming album which is already expected for
summer without any announcement of date or title. next to the title track the ep features two exclusive tracks be record of tides as well as remixes by
chris huff, j.san, kill scrxxn, mmaakkee, randomform and record of tides.

you can download the ep for free from

eurasia & have announced the ‘eurasia electronica’ festival, an event to take place on july 14, 2018 at eurasia in gelsenkirchen, germany.
recently there is no further informations available, as you know sven piayda studio is also hosting the event, a rare audiovisual live appearance by record of tides is possible.
the announcement features design by roman prilgrim, christian eschler an sven piayda. more info soon. don´t miss it!

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2018_06_01 via

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live sets

halle luja, tönisvorst, 2005
dortmunder museumsnacht, bahnhof mooskamp, dortmund, 2006
fft, düsseldorf, 2007
juicy beats, dortmund, 2007
fzw, dortmund, 2008
ruhr in love, oberhausen, 2008
audiodigitale, phönixhalle, dortmund. 2008
opernbauhütte (eichbaumoper), mülheim/ruhr 2009
premiere, eichbaumoper, mülheim/ruhr 2009
evening sonx day, kunsthaus essen, essen, 2010
kunsthaus essen, essen, 2010
fzw, dortmund, 2011
kaue, gelsenkirchen, 2011
anyway, essen, 2011
anyway, essen, 2013
artemis, recklinghausen, 2014
ikosaeder galerie, essen, 2014
anyway, essen, 2015

hostel, dessau, 2016 (listening event)
angela´s, tunbridge wells, 2017 (listening event)
eurasia electronica, gelsenkirchen, 2018
gruga, essen, 2018 (listening event)

kirchberg, luxembourg, 2016


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