Asmus Tietchens is a sound artist and composer from Hamburg, Germany.
He got interested in Musique Concrete by listening to a German radio programme when he was 10 years old.
In 1965, at the age of 18, Asmus started experimenting with tape loops and turned them into musical collages.
Soon, the use of synthesizers was added.
In 1980 his debut album Nachtstücke was released, produced by Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream.
Tietchens often uses special source materials for his compositions such as water (Seuchengebiete), human voices (Von Mund zu Mund), paper (Papier ist geduldig).
Tietchens never studied composition, he has no academic background, everything he does is self taught or learnign by doing.
Nevertheless, he was professor for sound design in Hamburg in recent years.
Ptomaine was originally released in 1996 as a 3 LP set.
Recicled and restructured sounds using RRR-100 album as sound source.
Double grooves and locked grooves make this album very strange and in fact endless.
3 transparent green vinyls in elegant gatefolding cover.
The tracklist is a long series of "untitled" tracks.
NB: cover has a couple of slighty bent corners
Old Europa Cafe AVS