Accelerated Standstill

TONE 045-7LP TONE 045-7LP

An assembling for locked grooves. Collected and performed since 1997, recorded live in 2013 as part of "Touch presents..." at Cafe OTO, London; Ausland, Berlin; the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, and the Centre for Arts and Media (ZKM), Karlsruhe. This is the seventh in the Touch white label series of releases. This record can be played at all speeds, but the recommended speed is 33 rpm. Accelerated Standstill is an assembling of locked grooves found on customary vinyl records. The records have been collected and performed live between 1997 and 2013. Locked grooves normally functioning as a "barrier," avoiding the needle coming into contact with the label at the center of the record. All grooves sound different, depending on how dust has effected and transformed the soft surface of the vinyl. By using a triple vinyl deck set-up this analytic auditory observations of ending grooves are mixed live thus composing a "music that lies hidden in the medium itself." The tiny dust particles inside the vinyl groove convert into a "sound sculpture" -- an important syntactical parameter of the apparatus is formed by the turntables themselves. The speed of their rotation is not limited to 33 or 45 rpm, but expanded between 1 and 150 rounds per minute, thus determining the loops and the rhythm. Achim Mohné started working with record players, cassette recorders and other sound-media-apparatus in the mid-1990s. He experiments with the space and time intervals of sound-media and is especially interested in the "music that lies hidden in the medium itself." His method is to subject the support material to a forensic autopsy. His most recent project analyses was the transfer data of a Wi-Fi router called Fritz Box/Fritz Kiste (cf TouchRadio). His further work features soundtracks for film and theater performances (with Yoshie Shibahara) as well as collaborations with classical musicians (such as violinist Ayumi Paul). Cut by Jason at Transition, this release is dedicated to Paul Virilio.