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ARTIST
TITLE
17 Stucke
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GODREC 045LP GODREC 045LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/1/2017

Helmut Kaplan is a multimedia artist that belongs to a distinctive art scene of Styrian capital of Graz. His medium of expression belongs to visual arts (mostly comic), as part of Tonto association, which once included legendary record label with artists that are already seen on GOD Records roster (Robert Lepenik, Winfried Ritsch, Kauders, Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger). He was part of bands like Fleischpost and since the mid '90s, he has been interested in different loop structures using different media (records, cassette players, mixing desks, and computers). 17 Stücke is the final part of a "trilogy" using this form of compositional technique, the first two being Whistle On Carpet and Wave Mash Target (1999) on the Tonto label. Created after a trip to Chicago in 2000/2001, these mostly mono pieces are built from a group of seven subjects that are extended to 17. Sound material consists of lo-fi loops from different sources, like different environments, instruments, orchestras, and synthesizers... "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear." One-sided LP.