Asmus Tietchens ‎– Eisgang
Asmus Tietchens ‎– Eisgang

Asmus Tietchens ‎– Eisgang

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Label: Korm Plastics ‎– KP 5195
Series: Ambient Series (2) –
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Numbered
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1995
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Minimal

Engulfing, lost-at-sea drone scapes from German electronics autodidactic Asmus Tietchens.  Put out by Korm Plastics’ short-run Ambient Series in 1995, Eisgang lays out two heavily concentrated, deeply immersive sound scenes that paints the picture of an isolated ice-filled sea being demolished by an oversized industrial icebreaker.  Or, at least it seems.. with Eisgang seemingly translating to ‘the flow of ice on water’.  The dense, sea-sick frequency-modulated sound echoes the mighty (and still somewhat anonymous) Werkbund unit, who Teitchens repeatedly denies being any part of, but the shared influence of North Sea folklore and the unique, otherworldly mix of industrial / hallucinogenic sound would suggest otherwise.  One side sounds like being trapped deep inside the engine room, with the mechanical roar producing unusual overtones and textures and sorta blurring the boundaries between electronically produced and found-sound, to the point where it’s almost impossible to imagine a human being capable of producing this.  The other (I think the a), is deeper, more swirling and kaleidoscopic, recalling some of the Mirror stuff, NWW, etc.  Great DIY paste on sleeve, with insert (in German).  Had it on in the shop for the past 2 hours and I’m still not ready to come up for air.  Big one.  


A Rasch Und Mäßig Bewegt 19:43
B Nahezu Unbewegt 17:35