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90's ambient artist, no info on the web, any info would be appreciated.

Mike Taylor (mjt), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 20:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

real name is Ralf Wehowsky. Wouldn't call him "ambient" per se. Was in P.16.D4 back in the 1980s. Runs a label called Selektion. Some of his stuff is really great.

hstencil, Tuesday, 2 September 2003 20:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

His 5 CD set 'Tulpas', curated remixes, is an amazing piece of work. It's a remix album that still comes across entirely as an expression of the original artist. participants here on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000003S8Y/starshopcom-wireless-20/102-1529401-3619348

He does utilize drones but I'd hesitate to use the term ambient to describe his work. He founded the industrial group P16.D4 in the early 80's.

I enjoyed his album 'Pullover', would be interested in checking out more if anyone has any recommendations.

jl (Jon L), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 21:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have only heard a single album, I do not remember much about it other than the fact that it was released in the early 90's and it featured an SY77 synth. Other than that, I don't know anything about it. I have not actually listened to the album since about 1998, I just remember liking it at the time.

Mike Taylor (mjt), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 22:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

sorry to crosspost the P16.D4 thing with stencil, but they were an interesting group so all the more mentions... very good, raw, cassette concrete. he's one of those people I always mean to check out more of.

jl (Jon L), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 22:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

Interestingly enough, my research tells me that Achim Sczepanski of Mille Plateaux fame was a former member p16.d4.

Mike Taylor (mjt), Tuesday, 2 September 2003 23:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

Anyone have the "eaRLy W" reissues on Swill Radio? Comments? These LPs:

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 00:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

Doh!

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 00:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

This is volume two, anyway. (There are three.)

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 00:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah I have those, all three of 'em. The third one just came out on some non-Swill label. I don't remember anything that totally blew me away like the prime P16.D4 stuff. I'll give 'em another listen and report back, but I don't think they're essential or anything.

by the way, the new RLW record is called "Ikk-purpur" and is very very good.

sleeve, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 00:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

I have the first and second one.

I didn't realize the third one was on a different label! I do remember that it came out later than the other two.

I don't remember much about them, to be honest. But I do still love 13 and Acht. I just pulled them out a couple months ago actually... still sounded great

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 03:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

14 that is. not 13. i lost one of the cards and need a new copy.

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 03:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

i only have the first two as well.

hstencil, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 03:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

If the p16.d4 recordings are better, any recommendations on those? I have the Masse Menche compilation.

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 03:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

unfortunately I think all the Sonoris reissues of P16.D4 are out of print. My favorite is "Acrid Acme Of P16D4" (on Selektion) with "Tionchor" a close second. I also dig the "Three Projects" CD. For Wehowsky solo, I'd recommend 14, a good overview of different periods.

sleeve, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 04:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

got a few p16.d4 cds i could send to you, tim.

hstencil, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 05:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

thanks hstencil! i tried to email you through ilx but i don't know if it worked. if you email me at thefriendlyfriendlybubble at gmail i'll reply. thanks for the offer!

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 16:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

tim i have "distruct," "kuhe in 1/2 trauer" and "acrid acme (of) p16.d4." i'll try to get 'em up tonight and email them to you. have a lot of other rlw stuff too.

anybody else who wants this stuff, i'm not going to post links here because it's tacky but email me and i'll send you the links.

hstencil, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 01:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

tim did you get these?

hstencil, Friday, 27 July 2007 13:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes, thank you very much!

Tim Ellison, Friday, 27 July 2007 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

all right! lemme go look and see what solo rlw i have.

hstencil, Friday, 27 July 2007 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

5 years pass...

P16.D4 retrospective box set is coming out very soon...

http://www.monotyperecords.com/en/mono058.html

sleeve, Monday, 24 December 2012 23:27 (1 year ago) Permalink


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