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est. 2009, Hamburg/GER
sound art | electroacoustic music | noise | odd electronics | off-genre







2014-10-31

[FRAG32] is now available.



ENEMA SYRINGE 'Upshutlenvolte' 7"

Three previously unreleased tracks, recorded back in 1987 in Örebro, Sweden by Kai Parviainen. 14+minutes of raw and primitive staccato electronics with that specific touch of utter insanity, whichconstitutes the distinctive criterion of E.S. and all the other projects Parviainen has been involved in (such as Enema & Gejonte, Commando Laarz, En Halvkokt I Folie etc). 

Two editions, standard: 200 on black vinyl + special: 50 on dark brown marbled vinyl, hand-numbered with additional stamped and signed collage insert card, available only directly from FF.

standard / 7.00€ /// special / 10.00€ + shipping

release page: http://fragmentfactory.com/frag32.html

sound samples can be heard on soundcloud 

ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html

discogs: http://www.discogs.com/Enema-Syringe-Upshutlenvolte/master/744542




2014-09-18

A superb treatise on Wellenfeld by Stefan Paulus was just published here: kulturterrorismus.de and also here: nowhere-nowhere.org (German only)

Thanks a lot to SP.




2014-08-31

Up next on FF:
ENEMA SYRINGE upshutlenvolte 7" [FRAG32]

regular edition of 200 copies on black vinyl + special edition of 50 copies on dark brown marbled vinyl w/ signed + numbered insert. 


     



2014-07-16

FF is five!
2009-07-16 - 2014-07-16






2014-04-24

[FRAG31] shipping from thursday, 1st of May!

RUDOLF EB.ER | JOKE LANZ | GX JUPITTER-LARSEN | MIKE DANDO
WELLENFELD  CD

  

The grande finale of 'Extreme Rituals - A Schimpfluch Carnival' held at Arnolfini, Bristol UK on December 2nd 2012.
In memory of Urs Schwaller.

Four leading figures of the international Noise circus team up for a unique performance, solely based on their brainwave activity. Each performer is wearing a wireless electroencephalograph (EEG) headset. The EEG signals sent from the stage are received by sound­engineers, transformed from data into sound and processed to emerge through eight speakers surrounding the audience. The performance took place without prior tests or rehearsals. The performer develops and gains control over his own brainwave patterns during the performance, by listening to the sonic results of his mental activity. By changing electric impulses of the brain during meditative and ecstatic trance, the performer begins to sculpt the sound through the mind alone.


300 copies, digipak // 12.00€ + shipping

release page: http://fragmentfactory.com/frag31.html

sound samples can be heard on soundcloud 

ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html

discogs: http://www.discogs.com/Rudolf-Eber-Joke-Lanz-GX-Jupitter-Larsen-Mike-Dando-Wellenfeld/release/5389344



2014-02-23

[FRAG31] CD coming soon.





2013-11-01


[FRAG30] is now available!

VARIOUS ARTISTS "30/4" CD



Fragment Factory is celebrating its 4th anniversary with a CD compilation featuring exclusive, unreleased material by former, present and future FF artists and friends of the label. With Joachim Montessuis (F), AMK (US), Aaron Dilloway (US), Philip Marshall (UK/GER), Krube. (GER), Michael Barthel (GER), GX Jupitter-Larsen (US), Michael Muennich (GER), Giuseppe Ielasi (IT), Leif Elggren (SWE) and Michael & Basil Esposito (US).

12 tracks, approx. 66 minutes runtime, digipak w/ double sided insert and hand-assembled cover.
Edition of 300 copies.

 


12.00€ + shipping


more info: http://fragmentfactory.com/frag30.html

sound samples can be heard on soundcloud

ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html

discogs: http://www.discogs.com/Various-304/release/4622004




2013-08-17

[FRAG29] is now available!

SCHIMPFLUCH-GRUPPE "Nigredo" C46 cassette



Since its foundation in Zürich 1987, Eb.er's Schimpfluch-Gruppe has become the epitome of radical outsider art in many respects. Appearing in varying lineups over the years, including several guest artists alongside the core-members (Eb.er, Lanz, Phillips, Zeier), the Schimpfluch-Gruppe has been forging a bridge from stirring audio and visual works to disturbing and highly challenging live performances ever since.

This cassette documents a live action by Rudolf Eb.er and Dave Phillips, held in Tokyo 2012 on side A. The flipside contains the beforehand recorded sounds for said performance. One channel per artist, produced independently of each other, Phillips left, Eb.er right.

Black pro-duplicated cassettes, white printed.



7.00€ + shipping

more info: http://fragmentfactory.com/frag29.html

listen to "Nigredo" on soundcloud


ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html



2013-07-24





2013-07-21

[FRAG28] is available from today!

ALICE KEMP "Decay and Persistence" CDr


Alice Kemp aka Germseed has been active in the field of experimental music, sound- and performance art (among other things) for more than two decades. She is part of the Lazarus Corporation artists' collective and has performed in Japan, USA, UK & Europe. Not only her performances at last year's Schimpfluch Carnival in Bristol left the audience baffled and speechless. Decay and Persistence is the reworking of a soundtrack originally created for two performances by Rebecca Weeks and Ian Whitford in Odzaci and Venice, 2012. AK is based in South Devon, UK.

Plain black digipak, incl. double-sided full color booklet, ltd. 100 copies.

8.00€ + shipping

more info: http://fragmentfactory.com/frag28.html

listen to "Decay and Persistence" on soundcloud


ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html




2013-06-22

Coming up next:

ALICE KEMP "Decay and Persistence" CDr
[FRAG28]

SCHIMPFLUCH-GRUPPE "Nigredo" C46 cassette [FRAG29]

V/A "30/4" CD [FRAG30]

(w/ Joachim Montessuis, AMK, Aaron Dilloway, Philip Marshall, Michael Barthel, Giuseppe Ielasi, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Michael Muennich, Krube., Leif Elggren, Michael & Basil Esposito)




2013-04-16

[FRAG27] is now available!


AMK "Spur N" C22 cassette



6.00€ + shipping

more info: http://fragmentfactory.com/frag27.html

listen to "Spur N" on soundcloud


ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html



2013-03-11

Two new releases, out now!



PHILIP MARSHALL "Passive Aggressive" C42 cassette [FRAG25]




6.00€ + shipping

more info: http://fragmentfactory.com/frag25.html

listen to "Passive Aggressive" on bandcamp


ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html




AARON DILLOWAY & TOM SMITH "Allein Zu Zweit" C48 cassette [FRAG26]




6.00€ + shipping

more info:
http://fragmentfactory.com/frag26.html

listen to "Allein Zu Zweit" on bandcamp

ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html



2013-02-21

Recent interview with Joachim Montessuis, now online at Chain DLK

Visit Joachim at: http://www.autopoiese.org/



2013-02-13

We're aghast at the recent passing away of swedish artist Joel Brindefalk, whose new album was supposed to be released on Fragment Factory in spring of 2013. Joel will be remembered as one of the few truly outstanding scandinavian sound artists of today, but above all as a genuine and honest character. Deepest condolences to Joel's family and friends. He will be truly missed.


Michael / FF



2013-02-06

Coming up next:

PHILIP MARSHALL "Passive Aggressive" C42 cassette
[FRAG25]

Currently getting its final touch by BJNilsen, expected to be at the ready within the next few weeks!

AARON DILLOWAY & TOM SMITH "Allein Zu Zweit" C48 cassette [FRAG26]

A documentation of a most memorable event, held at FSK Hamburg in summer of 2012. 2 full sets, at first Dilloway allein, followed by Smith and Dilloway zu zweit in a remarkable super duet!



2012-10-10





2012-09-22

[FRAG21] by Yoshihiro Kikuchi is now sold out from the source. Accordingly, check out the recently launched FF bandcamp website, which provides you with free, high quality downloads of OOP material plus full-length streams of all releases from the past 2 years:

http://fragmentfactory.bandcamp.com/



2012-07-21

[FRAG24] is now available!

THE BROKEN PENIS ORCHESTRA "Broken Runzel.eb Penis Gurgel.er Orchestra" C23 cassette




Dick Flick aka The Broken Penis Orchestra chopping up and manipulating Rudolf Eb.er material from the years past, including sounds from most Rudolf Eb.er projects from his inception as a sound artist up to the year 2006 including Wash Your Brains, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck and Schimpfluch Gruppe.





Edition of 100 handnumbered copies, housed in A6 sized polybag. 

7.00€ + shipping 

ordering/postage info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html






2012-05-28

AARON DILLOWAY will be playing three solo shows in Europe this summer. We're happy to be able to host one of them in Hamburg, on JUNE 22 at FSK. This will be a collaboration by Fragment Factory and Radio Gagarin.





2012-05-15

[FRAG23] is now available!

JOACHIM MONTESSUIS "Chapel Perilous" LP



After a prolific 2011 with a handful of splendid releases on CD, DVD and cassette + collaborations with the likes of Charlemagne Palestine, Julien Ottavi and The Master Musicians of Joujouka, “Chapel Perilous” marks the debut vinyl release and first proper solo album by the Paris based audio/visual artist and curator of the exquisite Erratum label. 23 tracks, totalling approx. 35 minutes, compiled from recordings made in the course of the past eight years, de- and recomposed for this album in early 2012. Drawing on his voice as the main tool, Montessuis delivers a frantic opus of cut-up noise poetry, making “Chapel Perilous” le chef d’œuvre of his extending body of work.


140g black vinyl, edition of 317 copies.

Mastered by Fred Alstadt at Angström, Brussels // Lacquers cut by Yann Dub at Reverse, Barcelona.


13.00€ + shipping (3.45€ worldwide)

ordering info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html


Resellers: FF offers decent wholesale rates for all available releases.



2012-04-25

Steve Cammack on [FRAG22]:

Have just spent a pleasant while listening to the latest release from German label Fragment Factory. "Zum Geleit" by Michael Muennich. That's "Escorting" to us English readers.
Fragment Factory seems to be getting itself an identity. After early releases by "noise" projects the label seems now to be releasing material by sound explorers, conceptual artists, recordists...it is developing into a fine ear. My first exposure to this label was through the cassette release by Berlin based artist Alex Schneider (AKA Krube), and then there has been collaboration recordings featuring EVP pioneer Michael Esposito and Kevin Drumm and "industrial" stalwarts Z'ev and John Duncan. Last year saw the release of the Michael Muennich cassette "Rugged" as well as a collaboration with GX Jupitter-Larsen on 7" vinyl.
Both myself and Michael contributed a cassette for the Lucas Abela "Mix Tape" exhibition that took place in June last year in Australia.(common ground).
And now there is "Zum Geleit" a white 3"CDr packaged in a small plastic wallet. The sound is elemental. To these ears the sound is of rain. The layered sound of rain upon a variety of surfaces. The sound of rain upon various surfaces slightly tweaked and treated and expertly looped. Perhaps the rain is recorded on the glass and metal roof of the building that adorns cover and insert of this release? Perhaps it is not rain at all but insects or dead air space...but to me it sounds like rain. Immediatley the 400 Blows track "399 To Go" is brought to mind...really, dig out the 1989 compilation LP "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Forever" on Concrete Productions and give it a listen. There is also the sound of metal and wooden wind chimes in the mix. The piece is seventeen minutes long and totally engrossing. It also notes that the CDr was mastered by (the master) Phil Julian. I think it won't belong before there is a Phil Julian / Cheapmachines release on Fragment Factory. 
One of the "things" I like about Fragment Factory is their release formats. They put stuff out on CDr, cassettes aswell as quality vinyl - that is excellent to see. I do know people (I won't name names, let's just call them ... idiots) who won't put their stuff out on cassette or CDr because they believe it is an inferior format. They'll never learn (great song)! I can only take my hat off to Fragment Factory, a label to keep an eye/ear on....soon they shall be as essential as fellow German labels Pan and Tochnit Aleph.

www.muhmur.blogspot.com



2012-04-15

[FRAG22] now available:

MICHAEL MUENNICH "Zum Geleit" 3inch CDr

http://fragmentfactory.com/geleitfull.jpg


Originally self-released on the occasion of a performance in Berlin 2011 in a micro-edition of 12 copies, now publicly available for the first time. One long, electro-acoustic composition totalling just over 17 minutes. Basically rustling and crackling, made with the same setup used for said concert. Vinyl records, spiral spring, tape loops and amplified tin can.

Recorded on June 27/28, 2011 at FF Hamburg.

Mastered by Phil Julian.

White disk in mini DVD case, w/ double sided insert card.


http://fragmentfactory.com/geleit%20inner%201.jpg    http://fragmentfactory.com/geleit%20inner%202.jpg

6.00€ + shipping (1.45€ Germany // 3.45€ worldwide)

ordering info: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html

limited quantities are available for wholesale rates.



2012-02-20

[FRAG21]
now available:



YOSHIHIRO KIKUCHI "One Intensely Eats Up Another Economic Principle" C26

I've been keeping a close eye on Kikuchi's works during the past 2 or 3 years and after numerous collaborations with Seido, Anla Courtis, Bryan Saunders and the likes, I'm delighted to welcome back one of Japan's most versatile contemporary artists for his second solo release on Fragment Factory. The recordings basically result from audible conflicts between different soundfile types, modified and processed to four new compositions of glitchy, splintered electronic music. Printed overhead transparency j-card plus a special full-color print lying underneath, designed, printed and signed by YK. Pro-duplicated, stamped tapes, handnumbered edition of 66 copies. Each copy is unique!


 

http://www.fragmentfactory.com/frag21.html

order: http://fragmentfactory.com/catalog.html



2011-11-16





2011-10-04

Now available:



Special edition of the regular [FRAG20] LP, which has been released some time prior to this version.

Alternative sleeves/cover art, hand-assembled, label logo stamped on both sides of the inner sleeve.

Hand-numbered, limited to 50 copies.



20.00€ + shipping

order/postage info ----> catalog section

    


2011-08-15

now shipping:


[FRAG20] LP  


JOHN DUNCAN / MICHAEL ESPOSITO / Z'EV "There Must Be A Way Across This River / The Abject" 




„Michael Esposito proposed the trip to the house where I lived in Chicago (Prospect Heights, to be exact), researched and contacted the present owner to get permission to make recordings inside. He spoke by phone with the wife. When we visited the house, the husband told us the wife was away and refused to allow us to enter. Michael made a recording of this encounter, which is where the EVP was found. Would EVP have been recorded if I hadn't been there? […] Credit should also be given to Heidi Harman, the medium who was with us that night who gave the unsettling news that she could hear my name specified by the voice“.

John Duncan, 03/2011



Two long, remarkable pieces, documenting the occurences at John Duncan's childhood home on February 20, 2009, recorded by Michael Esposito and later processed by Duncan and Z'EV.

Edition of 461 copies, pressed on black 140g vinyl, incl. double-sided insert.

13.00€ + shipping

order/postage info ----> catalog section


 
 


2011-06-18

[FRAG19] ARTIST EDITION 

 

Artist Edition of GX Jupitter-Larsen & Muennich "Die Arbeiter von Wien" 7inch. Handnumbered, limited to 14 copies, signed by both artists. 4 copies of these will be available for sale from the label. GX might sell a few copies as well.
Individual handmade sleeves. Black cardboard, Vienna city map snippet under red transparancy.

25.00€ + shipping (currenlty 2 copies left).

sold out.



2011-05-06

now shipping:

[FRAG19]
 
GX JUPITTER-LARSEN und MUENNICH "Die Arbeiter von Wien" 7inch



Following his "Internationale" cassette and the "Solidarity" CD (both on Banned Production), "Die Arbeiter von Wien" displays the 3rd part in Jupitter-Larsen's series of renditions of old trade union/battle songs.

Written by the Vienesse lyricist and essayist Fritz Brügel, presumably in the late 1920's, this piece deals with the events during the so-called "July-Revolt" in the capital of Austria on July 15, 1927. The cause of these events was a court verdict, which aquitted 3 members of the right-wing "Frontkämpfervereinigung Deutsch-Österreichs" of a charge. It was the very same persons, who were responsible for the death of a man and an 8-year-old child in January of the same year.
The "Black Friday", as it went down in history, led to the palace of justice in flames and left 84-89 demonstrators shot dead by austrian police forces, more than 600 people injured and set the stage for a fascist takeover in Austria.


    

2 renditions, crude, P.E.-ish, vocal-heavy. In short: Commensurate to the occurrences at the time. One side with the original german lyrics, one side with the lyrics translated into english. Double-sided full-color sleeve, lyrics included, 250 made.

6.50€ + shipping (Germany: 2,20€ // elsewhere: 3,45€)