Boomkat Product Review:
A beautiful 20-minute suite from the prolific German composer Asmus Tietchens, who fashions the entire set of recordings from the sounds of paper. This music was originally devised for release in the 1990s via the Syntactic label, though only two of these tracks made it out onto 7". A further two tracks were cued up for a 7" that never materialised, and the fifth piece compiled here is derived from experiments with the same source material. This aspect of Tietchens work is more physical and textured than the sort of steely, precise work that came to characterise his Mengen series, but as ever there's a meticulousness and a thoroughness of craft evident in this veteran's work that really draws the ear. Excellent.