Gert-Jan Prins

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Gert-Jan Prins
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Born 1961 in Ijmuiden, Netherlands, Gert-Jan Prins has been known for twenty years as one of the most challenging Dutch sound artists and established himself as one of the central performers on European improvised electronics scene. His unique self-developed live-electronics make use of radio and transmitter technology and create sounds with great physical energy.

Starting off as a rock drummer, Prins continued as an improviser, later re-emerging as a master of self-made electronic machines in the mid-90's. He focuses on percussive and environmental noise creating a music that's characterized by pure rawness in volume and sound, but also utilizing subtlety in color through specific use of scraping, rasping and other noise sounds.

Besides being one of the Vacuum Boys, he also released a number of solo and collaborative albums with Cor Fuhler, Domenico Sciajno, Tomas Korber, Anla Courtis and others on GROB, Erstwhile Records, Editions Mego and other highly acclaimed labels. He was also a co-founder of X-OR label in 1990, which ten year later went on without him, led by Luc Houtkamp and Wiek Hijmans. Prins had a number of projects with fellow artists, including E-RAX (with Thomas Lehn and Peter van Bergen), The Flirts (with Cor Fuhler) and others. G-J Prins also played with Lee Ranaldo, Peter Rehberg, Fennesz, Anne La Berge, Misha Mengelberg and Luc Houtkamp, as well as being a member of MIMEO ensemble.
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Albums

X-OR CD 05 Metslawier — Gert-Jan Prins Houtkamp*, Beukman*, Prins* + Johannes Bauer Houtkamp*, Beukman*, Prins* + Johannes Bauer - Metslawier(CD, Album) X-OR X-OR CD 05 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
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FR 6 Live In Canada '97 — Gert-Jan Prins Houtkamp* - Van Hove* - Prins* Houtkamp* - Van Hove* - Prins* - Live In Canada '97(CD, Ltd, Num) X-OR FR 6 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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FR 5 Live In Holland '97 — Gert-Jan Prins Mengelberg* - Gustafsson* - Prins* Mengelberg* - Gustafsson* - Prins* - Live In Holland '97(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) X-OR FR 5 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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X-OR CD 08 Noise Capture — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Noise Capture(CD, Album) X-OR X-OR CD 08 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
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GROB.210 Prins Live — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Prins Live(CD, Album) GROB GROB.210 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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erstwhile 017 The Flirts — Gert-Jan Prins Cor Fuhler / Gert-Jan Prins Cor Fuhler / Gert-Jan Prins - The Flirts(CD, Album) Erstwhile Records erstwhile 017 US 2001 Sell This Version
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bowindo 04 The D&B Album Featuring: Do Shine'o & Prinsjan — Gert-Jan Prins Domenico Sciajno & Gert-Jan Prins Domenico Sciajno & Gert-Jan Prins - The D&B Album Featuring: Do Shine'o & Prinsjan(CD, Album) Bowindo bowindo 04 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
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Cavity CD 01 Cavity — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Cavity(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Cavity Cavity CD 01 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
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d]EDITIONS Mego 002 Break Before Make — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Break Before Make(CD, Album, Ltd) Editions Mego d]EDITIONS Mego 002 Austria 2008 Sell This Version
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CAVITY 03, C 03 RI 1.5442 — Gert-Jan Prins Korber*, Prins* Korber*, Prins* - RI 1.5442(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Cavity, Cavity CAVITY 03, C 03 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
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LM095 <+> — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins & Anla Courtis Gert-Jan Prins & Anla Courtis - <+>(LP, Col) Little Mafia Records LM095 US 2012 Sell This Version
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none 15-02-2016 — Gert-Jan Prins Alan Courtis* & Gert-Jan Prins Alan Courtis* & Gert-Jan Prins - 15-02-2016(CDr, Album, S/Edition) Not On Label none Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
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DK072 Drums And Electronics #17 — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Drums And Electronics #17(Cass, Album, Ltd, C40) DOKURO DK072 Italy 2018 Sell This Version
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Z6934PI5 Mothers Of Exit — Gert-Jan Prins Prins* & Simonis* Prins* & Simonis* - Mothers Of Exit(CD, Album, Ltd) z6 Z6934PI5 Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

7.4-45 Sub 8/9 — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Sub 8/9(12") Sieben 7.4-45 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
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CGR 06 RG-58-GJ — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins RG-58-GJ(12") Creamgarden Records CGR 06 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
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MEGO 072 Risk — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Risk(CD, Mini) Mego MEGO 072 Austria 2004 Sell This Version
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Onomatopee 39 Cavity: The Capacitive Version — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Cavity: The Capacitive Version(10", Ltd, Tra) Onomatopee Onomatopee 39 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
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SP#14 Gert-Jan Prins — Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins Gert-Jan Prins(Lathe, 10", EP, Ltd, Num) The Spring Press SP#14 US 2012 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

GROB 427 Dawn — Gert-Jan Prins Van Bergen* / Prins* / Fennesz Van Bergen* / Prins* / Fennesz - Dawn(CD) GROB GROB 427 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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Crónicast 025 Live At Atlantic Waves 2007 — Gert-Jan Prins Aki Onda, Gert-Jan Prins & @c Aki Onda, Gert-Jan Prins & @c - Live At Atlantic Waves 2007(File, MP3) Crónica Crónicast 025 Portugal 2008