RLW ‎– Herzblutanteil (I.K.K. IV)

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CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered

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1 Brume Poupee Organique 6:44
2 Formanex (Acte Un)
Performer – Anthony Taillard, Christophe Havard, Emmanuel Leduc, Julien Ottavi
3 Trans Industrial Toy Orchestra Kinderlein Sm
Edited By – RLWToy [Hamsterbothers, Cow-section, Orange-horn, Glass Of Water, Cat, Cheap Electric], Musical Box – Ine Ophof, Jan Van Wissen, Peter Kastner
4 Wehowsky* / Russell* / Frisch* I.K.K. Virtuell Blau
Double Bass – Johannes*Electronics, Mixed By – RLWGuitar – Bruce*
5 Anla Courtis RLW I.K.K. - Courtis Remix
Guitar, Violin [Toba], Tape, Voice – Anla Courtis
6 Dustbreeders Xmas Carolin - Version Cannibale
Recorded By – Christophe SorroTurntables [Mange-disques] – Michel Henritzi, Thierry Delles, Yves Botz
7 Intertronik Ihr Kinderlein Kommet
Effects – Klements Kaatz*Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – G.S.*Sampler – Guy Saldanha
8 Howard Stelzer I.K.K. - Complete
Tape [Cassette] – Howard Stelzer
9 RLW I.K.K. - Hybrid 0:55



Tracks 2 and 3 have been switched in the track listing.

Once upon a time, in far 1794 year, Christoph Schmid wrote the lyrics for Ihr Kinderlein Kommet, which was performed soon after in Thanhausen an der Mindel. He united it then with the melody, composed by contemporary composer Johann Abraham Peter Schulz. In the end of 2001, a few weeks before Christmas, I recorded my daughter Sonja (aged 5 then) singing some of her favourite xmas tunes, including I.K.K. When Jos Moers (owner of <a href="http://www.discogs.com/label/Meeuw+Muzak">Meeuw Muzak</a> label) was asking me to contribute to a series of xmas 7"s he is doing once every year, I used 2 of those recordings for 2003's yearly event: merry merry (<a href="http://www.discogs.com/RLW-Merry-Merry/release/328565">mm 027</a> - I.K.K. release #1 in retrospect). Side one has Sonja's singing (Stille Nacht = silent night) unedited "live". Side 2 has a funny piece composed from a transformed Ihr Kinderlein Kommet. When the 7" was done i had the impression that the transformed sounds had a quality of their own, so i used them for further transformations and to compose a new piece of about 15 mins length: I.K.K. - Purpur - Scharlachrot. Following my course of collaborative works I invited some friends to take part in this adventure. The result, I.K.K. - Purpur (CD, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/RLW-IKK-Purpur/release/958605">Sirr 025</a>), was released in 2006, including contributions from Dan Warburton, Andrew Deutsch, Chris Halliwell, then Strotter Inst., Stephen Vitiello, also Johannes Frisch and Bhob Rainey, I.K.K. #2). Two lengthy pieces by Domenico Sciajno and myself followed later that same year as Gelbe Tupfen (CD, <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Domenico-Sciajno--Ralf-Wehowsky-Gelbe-Tupfen/release/743191">Bowindo 07</a> - I.K.K. release #3; not to mention a version by Reto Mader on his CD <a href="http://www.discogs.com/RM74-Fireproof-In-8-Parts-Part-9/release/1268888">Fireproof in 8 parts</a>, Hinterzimmer 2007). But other projects needed their time, so it took until 2008 before I came back to the KInderlein. The distance made it easier to go back to the sources: an extract from the original recording and the meeuw version are presented here superimposed for your pleasure in the end of this release. And so, the starting point is set by C. Renou (Brume), who uses extracts from almost all the following pieces for a glorious introduction: Merry merry! Don't wish me a merry Christmas, I won't have one.

Track 1 deconstructed & reconstructed from RLW basics + additional effects, mix & master at Brume, 2008.
Track 2 recorded 10.2004 as part of an hour-long I.K.K. performance.
Track 3 recorded in Amsterdam, 2005; edited December 2008.
Track 4 - "In 02.2003 we did a recording with Bruce playing guitar along a tape of my electronics from I.K.K. — Purpur. The same procedure was undertaken with Johannes, playing double-bass. I mixed down a virtual trio, and did the final version in 2008."
Track 5 recorded & mixed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 2006.
Track 6 recorded 03.2004 in Retonfey.
Track 7 recorded, mixed and mastered 07.2005.
Track 8 recorded 02.2005, Cambridge.
Track 9 - an extract from original performance, 2001. This realization: 2008.

Packaged in card sleeve with die-cutting and 11 small inserts.
Limited edition of 432 hand-numbered copies.