A. Jan Jelinek: Temple (10:30)
B1. G.E.S.: Helmut Schmidt plays Bach (11:18)
B2. G.E.S.: Helmut Schmidt plays Bach (Dub) (02:47)
Faitiche is pleased to present Jan Jelinek’s Temple. This mini-LP is the final installment in a series of four vinyl compilations that bring together the wide variety of Jelinek’s music: commissioned works, live recordings, collaborations with other musicians as well as unreleased material from the last five years.
As was the case with two tracks that appeared on the 2012 mini-LP Music for Fragments (faitiche 08), Temple stems from a collaboration with French-Canadian choreographer Sylvain Émard. Temple is a re-worked excerpt of the music for the dance piece Fragments – Volume I.
Temple of Faitiche - USB Kubus
The Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples (G.E.S.) welcomes a new member. Helmut Schmidt samples his way through the middle-class canon of values and assembles collages of Messian and Debussy (or is that Bach and Milhaud?), which are once again played back in public spaces and recorded anew. A backdrop of gambling unites the recordings: the playback locations chosen by Helmut Schmidt are Geneva, Baden-Baden and Bad Homburg. A triumvirate of bourgeois casino tradition.
The series of compilations will culminate in the release of a vinyl collectors box and booklet. The digital release will be no less of a monumental gesture: a limited edition of USB concrete blocks will house the WAV versions of Jelinek's work. It is planned to install the data storage devices – each measuring approximately .125 cubic Meters – to be freely accessible in music shops and other public spaces.
Print "Temple of Faitiche", front (31cm x 31cm)
Print "Temple of Faitiche", back (31cm x 31cm)
LP (sleeve with hole, inside/out) / also available: Temple Vinyl Box, includes Faitiche08, 09, 10 & 11. Mastering by Rashad Becker, artwork by Jan Jelinek. Copyright control.