Radboud Mens

Radboud Mens

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Radboud Mens is a sound-artist, composer and sound designer. He started creating noise-machines in 1988. In the early 90s he attached contact mics to dog’s brushes that he used to destroy vinyl records by scratch-playing them, boosting the signal through broken cassette-decks and recording the results. He also made rhythmic-noise using a broken turntable. In 1994 these experiments were released as a two CD set by the British label i-Records under the project names Hyware and Technoise. To achieve the full effect, listeners had to mix the two discs together themselves.
From 1997 on he also released music under his own name, music that is more minimal and conceptual. For his CD Cl;ck, which was made in 1997/1998, but released two years later, he used digital clicks and errors he collected while cleaning up digital recordings during his stint as a sound engineer at the Centre Of Electronic Music in Amsterdam. Pulse, his next CD release, is based on a DSP function called ‘convolution’. He worked on the vocabulary for this CD for two years.

Radboud Mens has worked with a broad variety of sound artists and composers, including Stephan Mathieu, Janek Schaefer and Timeblind, voice-artist Jaap Blonk, guitarist Dan Armstrong (as Fitness Landscape), Michel Banabila, Mark Poysden (as Alignment), Craig Ward (ex-Deus), and Matthijs Kouw. His music has been released by Staalplaat, Mutek_Rec, AudioNL, ERS, Bake Records, Noise Museum, Takashi Mobile, Tapu Records and Touch; and Audio-NL and Vynalogica released some of his minimal-techno as a series of 12” LPs. In live situations he collaborates with video artists such as Marco Douma, Remco Schuurbiers, Bas van Koolwijk and Jpech. He co-founded the ERS label with Dan Armstrong in 1999, which is dedicated to experimental ambient-noise and drone music; after a break of 10 years, ERS is now active again.
He presented a radio show called Earbitten for the Amsterdam free radio station Radio 100 for sixteen years between 1986 and 2003. He still has a radio show called 230 Volt on the Concertzender in the Netherlands and alternates as the producer of the Staalplaat radio shows on dfm.nu
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Radboud Mens Discography Tracks

Albums

Bake Records 008 Radboud Mens ALR100N8∞(CDr) Bake Records Bake Records 008 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
ERS CD003 Radboud Mens Radboud Mens Live(CDr) ERS ERS CD003 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Radboud Mens Sine (MiniAlbum) Staalplaat Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Radboud Mens Cl;ck (Album) Noise Museum France 2000 Sell This Version
Radboud Mens & Jaap Blonk Radboud Mens & Jaap Blonk - Bek (Album) Staalplaat Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
MTK_CLB02 Stephan Mathieu, Radboud Mens, Janek Schaefer, Timeblind Stephan Mathieu, Radboud Mens, Janek Schaefer, Timeblind - Quality Hotel(CD, Album) Mutek_Rec MTK_CLB02 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
Radboud Mens Pulse Staalplaat Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
none Arno Peeters vs. Radboud Mens Arno Peeters vs. Radboud Mens - CEMSonic Frontlines(File, AIFF) Not On Label (Arno Peeters) none Netherlands 2004
Radboud Mens & Dan Armstrong Radboud Mens & Dan Armstrong - Fitness Landscape (Album) Takashi Mobile Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
none Radboud Mens / Matthijs Kouw* Radboud Mens / Matthijs Kouw* - Mens / Kouw(15xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Radboud Mens Self-released) none Netherlands 2011
Radboud Mens Envelope KormDigitaal Netherlands 2012
Radboud Mens Unterbrechungen (MiniAlbum) KormDigitaal Netherlands 2012
none Radboud Mens, Matthijs Kouw* Radboud Mens, Matthijs Kouw* - Mens / Kouw Live(2xFile, FLAC, MP3, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Radboud Mens Self-released) none Netherlands 2012
none Radboud Mens Circuit Messed(File, FLAC, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Radboud Mens Self-released) none Netherlands 2012
none Radboud Mens Fade(4xFile, FLAC, MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Radboud Mens Self-released) none Netherlands 2012
none Michel Banabila / Roel Meelkop / Radboud Mens / Lukas Simonis / Rutger Zuydervelt Michel Banabila / Roel Meelkop / Radboud Mens / Lukas Simonis / Rutger Zuydervelt - The Trenkel Sessions(5xFile, MP3, 320) Earlabs none Netherlands 2013
none Banabila*, Mens*, Douma* Banabila*, Mens*, Douma* - Banabila, Mens & Douma @ Worm(File, FLAC) Not On Label (Radboud Mens Self-released) none Netherlands 2014
none Radboud Mens Ten Minutes(5xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Radboud Mens Self-released) none Netherlands 2014
Craig Ward & Radboud Mens Craig Ward & Radboud Mens - The Drive To Taxonomy (Album) Jezus Factory Records UK 2015 Sell This Version
Radboud Mens Cycle (Album) ERS Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
none Michel Banabila, Radboud Mens, Marco Douma Michel Banabila, Radboud Mens, Marco Douma - Live 2015(2xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label none Netherlands 2015
KD218 Radboud Mens Audio.NL(36xFile, WAV) KormDigitaal KD218 Netherlands 2015
Radboud Mens Test Tones (Album) esc.rec. Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
ERS002 Radboud Mens Three Linear Studies Of Cross​-​Synthesis(3xFile, AIFF, Album) ERS ERS002 Netherlands 2016
none Radboud Mens & Slavek Kwi Radboud Mens & Slavek Kwi - Forad(File, FLAC, Album) Tentacles Of Perception Recordings none Ireland 2017