A label launched in 2008 by Jan Jelinek with his mysterious Ursula Bogner release and project, Faitiche has provided a release platform for the prolific artist’s solo and collaborative releases both under his own name, or under his house-oriented Farben moniker. This evening celebrates the new collaborative release Schaum with Masayoshi Fujita.
Since Jelinek’s debut collaboration with vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita, titled Bird, Lake, Objects (faitiche03, 2010), the duo have played improvised concerts around the world. The collaboration sees Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita prepares his instrument with various percussion elements as well as metal objects and toys, while Jan Jelinek layers loops made using small-scale electronic devices.
The evening also celebrates a recent release by Andrew Pekler, an artist that experiments with found materials, be they samples, instruments or genre conventions. The man behind Sad Rockets and a member of Bergheim 34, Pekler began recording under his own name in the early 2000s. Following releases on labels such as Staubgold and Kranky, his latest work for Faitiche, Tristes Tropiques, is an album of synthetic exotica, pseudo-ethnographic music and unreal field recordings.
The night is rounded out by DJ sets from Jan St. Werner and Mo Loschelder (Heroines of Sound, EMD).
Jan St. Werner of Mouse on Mars will create a special DJ set based on his “Felder” (fields) album, referring to conceptual frameworks and sound fields. Werner recorded the album in Marfa,Texas, Berlin, and around the world while touring, such that both the album’s sounds, creation and production cannot be tied to a specific setting or time.