Thursday, January 21, 2021

Available

Tapes

Bart De Paepe/daniel duchamP/Kris Vanderstraeten - S/T
Kris Vanderstraeten & Frederik Leroux: Live at The Audioplant
My Cat Is An Alien & Nad Spiro - La Casa Encendida
Kabouter Chismus - S/T
CD



Miminokoto ‎– Koenji 07/02/2016 (Plunk's Plan, reissue of out of print sloow tape)



Fuji ‎– In Brussels (Plunk's Plan)

Fuji is an Improv Space Jam Outfit formed by Bart 'Sloow' De Paepe, Louis Freres, Warre Fungus, Junzo Suzuki and Mik Quantius.

"In Brussels, musically, is beamed straight from a deeply trippy well. As an album, it begs to be played super loud but it’s Quantius odd vocal stylisation that truly elevates this into something spectacularly odd. What he’s saying, singing, ranting about isn’t important, but that gives this supremely spiky vicious psych rock a whole other layer that feels somehow impossible.

It’s a mess and at the same time a revelation. Hugely and loudly recommend." (Obladada)



Majutsu No Niwa ‎– Ecstatic Crystallization (Musik Atlach, reissue of out of print sloow tape)

Lp

Louise Landes Levi/Timo van Luijk/Bart De Paepe: Kami
Fursaxa - Immured

Bombay Lunatic Asylum - Mad Song Oaken Palace Records is excited to present its 20th release, a sonic journey to the roots of drone music, performed by Bombay Lunatic Asylum. The musicians behind this name are no others than Louise Landes Levi and Bart De Paepe, who already played together on Ikiru (OAK-013), our fastest selling release so far. On Mad Song, they are joined by Koen Vandenhoudt, who also recorded the album. De Paepe’s harmonium and Vandenhoudt’s shruti box form the perfect backdrop for Levi’s melancholic, haunting sarangi melodies, slowly evolving and meandering over the album’s thirty-five minutes. On Mad Song’s last track, Levi replaces the sarangi with her no less impressive voice and finishes the album with a beautiful rendition of Blake’s poem of the same title. Right from the start, it was clear for all involved artists that this release should be dedicated to the Masai giraffe, which has recently been added to the IUCN redlist of endangered species, after a population decline of over 50% due to poaching and habitat loss. All profits from selling this release will be donated towards the Masai giraffe’s conservation.

Ilta Hämärä - Velloa 7" (Meeuw Muzak)

"Timo Van Luijk and Bart De Paepe in troubled water" says the label press: Ilta Hämärä, the duo of Bart De Paepe (Sylvester Anfang II, Bokrijk, Charles Vögele) and Timo van Luijk (Af Ursin, Elodie, La Poupee Vivante). An imaginary source that combines Bart’s hazy psychedelic antics and Timo’s subtle and abstract sound manipulations in otherworldly spheres of cosmic dimensions



Louise Landes Levi/Timo van Luijk/Bart De Paepe - Ikiru (Oaken Palace)

We welcome Louise Landes Levi to the Oaken Palace Records family and invite you to join her on a musical journey through the life and fate of the Monarch butterfly. Ikiru, which is Japanese for "to grow", starts with "Butterfly Graveyard", a musical assessment of the current state of the Monarch butterfly, whose population has declined by over 80% over the past 20 years. On "Butterfly Brain", this worrying development is contrasted with the bravery and wonder of the species, its transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly, which then travels thousands of miles on its journeys from the US to Mexico. Louise is a founding member of Daniel Moore’s Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company, the first fusion orchestra in the USA – fellow players included Terry Riley & Angus Macleise. Louise then trained with the Indian masters Pandit Ram Narayan and Ustad Abdul Majid Khan on sarangi, and with Ali Akbar Khan and his sister, Annapurna Devi.



BART DE PAEPE ~ MELKADER LP Original Artwork by Bart de Paepe Numbered edition of 25 ex. d’or044
WENDINGEN 1918 ~ MUZIKË MUUSIKA (Des Astres d'Or)

**numbered edition of 40 copies** "Little by little, the mass turned like a slimy and forceful nausea, a kind of immense influx of vegetable and thundering blood. And the small fibers trembling at the edge of my mental eye, broke off with a vertiginous speed of the tense mass of the wind. And all the space trembled like a sex organ which the globe of the burning sky was battering." Wendingen 1918 is dedicated to the Dutch Architectural Magazine ‘Wendingen’ from 1918 and the Work and Life of Antonin Artaud.

Raymond Dijkstra is an autodidact Artist from Indonesian / Dutch / English / Belgian / Portuguese descent. He has developed a highly personal acoustic-experimental and expressionist style, using his body as a tool for ‘automatic writing’. His explorations in this area are carefully documented by his own imprint Le Souffleur, especially in the series “Catalogue du Bruit”. Since about 2009 he also started working on a different, more ‘musical’ type of music, hereby incorporating electronic sources and a more eleborate use of effects. Since 2003 he’s been combining most of his limited publications with original exclusive handmade artworks of himself. Bart de Paepe is a Belgian Musician and Artist who has worked in many diverse directions, leading to an eclectic array of experimental and underground escavations of his innerworld. His solo music is portrayed by a compact electronic, yet psychedelic style. He’s the Art Direcor for the labels Sloow Tapes and Sloowax and has collaborated with Louise Landes Levi, Timo van Luijk and members of Embryo. Frédérique Bruyas is a Native French Reciter of (mainly) French Literature. Approaching the texts almost as an actor, she’s showcasing her superb sensitivity for atmosphere and her excellent ability to translate written word in spoken word with great respect to the original texts. The texts used on Tremblaient à la lisière de mon œil mental are part of L’Ombilic des Limbes by Antonin Artaud, a text written in 1918 during his stay in a mental asylum and published only a decade later.

Artwork Description: Cover tied with rope; Innercover with wooden Dowel designed by Raymond Dijkstra. Original Artwork by Bart de Paepe, Raymond Dijkstra. Each copy is different.



Wendingen 1918 ‎– La Décorporisation De La Réalité (Des astres d'or)






Various: Au-delà (Meakusma)

Au-delà is a collaborative record by La Scie Dorée and Meakusma. It features eight pieces of music by La Scie Dorée affiliates. For the 2018 Meakusma Festival, La Scie Dorée and Meakusma set up a collaboration that brought performances by Timo Van Luijk, Steven Stapleton, Christophe Heemann, Daniel Denis, Bart De Paepe, Kris Vanderstraeten & daniel duchamP to the festival in Eupen, Belgium. This was followed up with a night organized in the province of Limburg in Belgium featuring performances by Frederik Croene and Timo Van Luijk, Tom James Scott, Ecka Mordecai and Andrew Chalk.
Timo Van Luijk founded La Scie Dorée in 2000 to release his solo work as Af Ursin and the various collaborative projects he is involved in. Af Ursin opens Au-delà with a piece escaping straightforward definition, setting the tone for the album. The general focus of Au-delà is on musical space and the at times gentle yet always focused upset of musical and emotional signifiers. Tracks by legendary artists such as Michael Ranta, Steven Stapleton and Christophe Heemann together with work by relatively young or obscure performers and new projects such as Circaea, Raymond Dijkstra, Bart de Paepe and Vincent Epplay all delve into the niche that is free improvisation, frankly defining inward and outward space and movement and thus questioning the purpose of the niche itself.
Au-delà features a music that borders and transcends the genres of free improv, ambient, industrial and avant-garde composition. Its intention lays firmly in surpassing the general idea that experimental and improvised music is intended for the initiated only. Its subtle stance on musical beauty only adds to that intention. The collaboration between La Scie Dorée and Meakusma benefited greatly from the support of the Flemish Community and Ostbelgien.

Tracklist:
1. Af Ursin - Voyance
2. Michael Ranta - Save Alchi (excerpt)
3. Circaea - Anemones
4. Raymond Dijkstra - L'enveloppement Cotonneux du Bruit...
5. Christoph Heeman - Die Züge
6. Nurse With Wound & James Worse - The Creptile Lickbug
7. Bart De Paepe - De Vaag
8. Jac Berrocal & Vincent Epplay - Svavius



Books

Bart De Paepe - mellow my mind: a sloow tapes discography
Malcolm Ritchie - Encounter with the Great Mother. Ayahuasca in the Andes



orders & contact: sloowtapes at g mail dot com

Piero Heliczer

 


PIERO HELICZER – I MUST BE MORE LIKE AN ANT THAN A CIGALE BECAUSE I LIKE TO SING IN WINTER


Counter Culture Chronicles and Casioli Press from The Hague have joined forces with Bart De Paepe’s Sloow Tapes from Stekene, Belgium to publish a lovely edition dedicated to Piero Heliczer. The book, designed by Lula Valletta and risographed by Stencilwerck, is “a tribute to Heliczer’s creative mind and to the man himself by friends, admirers and people Heliczer worked with”, according to CCC’s René van der Voort. Memories of Heliczer, eyewitness reports, investigations into lost works and actions and writings from obscure Dutch magazines by Heliczer himself have been compiled in this edition, which also contains photographs by Harry Hoogstraten, a letter to the Dutch queen by Heliczer and a couple of other extras. Other contributors than René van der Voort and Harry Hoogstraten to this Heliczer tribute are Eddie Woods, Harry Ruhé, Hans Plomp and Alain Diaz. This book is a valuable addition to the existing works and biographies dedicated to Piero Heliczer as well as a collectible book in itself.

Poet, publisher, actor and filmmaker Piero Heliczer was born to a German mother and a Polish father in Rome in 1937. After his father, who was active in the resistance, had been murdered by the Gestapo, Piero and his mother emigrated to the US in the 1940s, where he enrolled at Harvard in 1955 only to drop out two years later. Heliczer moved to Europe, where he co-founded the seminal Dead Language Press with his high school friend, poet and composer Angus MacLise. After having relocated to London in 1960, Heliczer returned to the US in 1962. There he worked with Jack Smith, Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground and produced some 25 experimental 8mm films. After having lived hand to mouth in Amsterdam and New York in the 1970s and 1980s, Heliczer moved to Normandy in 1984, where worked in a secondhand bookstore until his death in a road accident in 1993.