Ekkehard Ehlers ‎– Plays

Staubgold ‎– staubgold 30
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Ekkehard Ehlers Plays Cornelius Cardew
1 Untitled 4:01
2 Untitled 4:03
Ekkehard Ehlers Plays Hubert Fichte
3 Untitled
Guitar – Joseph Suchy
4 Untitled
Guitar – Joseph Suchy
Ekkehard Ehlers Plays John Cassavetes
5 Untitled 9:58
6 Untitled
Producer – Stephan Mathieu
Ekkehard Ehlers Plays Albert Ayler
7 Untitled
Cello – Anka Hirsch
8 Untitled
Cello – Anka Hirsch
Ekkehard Ehlers Plays Robert Johnson
9 Untitled
Guitar – Ekkehard Ehlers
10 Untitled 4:00

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Cello on tracks 7 & 8 recorded at FTF Studios/Frankfurt.
Guitar on track 9 by recorded at Extrapool/Nijmegen.

The "Plays" series is dedicated to Andreas Brandolini.

℗ staubgold 2002
w+p by ekkehard ehlers
© freibank

"Plays" series originally released as Plays Albert Ayler, Plays John Cassavetes, and Plays Hubert Fichte on Staubgold and as Plays Robert Johnson and Plays Cornelius Cardew on Bottrop-Boy.

First edition in glossy digipak. Includes a 12 page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01670 02062 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801670020622
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L032
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1228
  • Matrix / Runout: [MPO logo] STAUBGOLD30 @@ 01 IFPI L032 20020514 1610 @@ 4
  • Label Code: LC10252

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September 27, 2016
Let's get this reissued on vinyl as soon as possible.


November 5, 2013

German experimentalist Ekkehard Ehlers pays tribute to some of his favorite artists with PLAYS. These sonic homages to musicians, writers and filmmakers may not bear much immediate resemblance to their subjects but approach these figures in fascinating ways. "Cornelius Cardew," for instance, has long organ tones above burbling percussion, while the second piece emcompasses a vast sonic space. "Hubert Fichte" starts off more abstract, even as some melodic hints filter in, and the second piece takes the opposite approach, as a guitar noodles all the way through. "John Cassavetes" delves into sustained cathedral-like tone, with the second piece loops a string chamber ensemble. The avant-garde comes to the fore with "Albert Ayler" as the first part collapses into jitters and cello, whereas the second part puts the jitters out front and lets the cello ease in later. "Robert Johnson" brings hints of the blues player's work into a chaotic composition, but the second part offers up a microhouse kick drum, more akin to his Auch alias. Interesting concept and execution overall.