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Saturday 27 June 2020

Kapotte Muziek-Weapons Of Musick-(Midas Tapes-Holland-c30-1986)

Kapotte Muziek was founded in 1984 by Frans de Waard, then living in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Soon he was joined by Christian Nijs, who also lived in Nijmegen. They did not actually play together, though: Christian would record all the sounds at home on cassettes and give them to Frans, who would manipulate the material in different ways (pitch-change, loops, etc.).
This way of working (using 'second-hand' material and recycling it endlessly) became the core of the activities of Kapotte Muziek.
In 1987 Christian left the project in favour of playing rock-music in a real band. Until 1993 Frans continued the project on his own through the Kapotte Muziek By ... series, inviting as many musicians as he knew to send in material to be recycled. This resulted in collaborations with groups like S.B.O.T.H.I., Merzbow, De Fabriek, Yeast Culture, Odal, Asmus Tietchens and many others. Gradually, the harsh territory of industrial music was left behind and other forms of electro-acoustic music were explored.
Kapotte Muziek still exists as a studio-project of Frans de Waard. (from Discogs)

 Also part of the Blossoming Noise set (I have 2 left) was this august release, a particular early favourite. The a-side is recycling (as remixing was called back then) of the 'Electrocute' cassette and the b-side was a new piece of slowed down 'other' music. Released by my own Opus Dei Society (of which I will do a blog on its own soon) and Midas Music, cover shown here.
Kapot Produkt 45: WEAPONS OF MUSICK (c30 - 8/1986)
Midas Tapes taped 014 (ed. of 80 copies)
Opus Dei Society opus 10 (ed. of 113 copies)[from the blog Kapotte Muziek 25th Anniversary]click me

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