It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Asmus Tietchens

Active since the mid-'60s, synthesizer experimentalist and musique concrète producer Asmus Tietchens has been a major influence on several generations of avant-garde electronic musicians and sound artists. Heavily inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen, he has pursued "absolute music" through rigid formal exercises. His music is often harsh, alien, and abstract, but he's also recorded several albums of strangely playful material, including a handful of early-'80s Sky Records releases as well as later works as Hematic Sunsets. In addition to releasing over 100 recordings (including collaborations with Merzbow, Vidna Obmana, and Thomas Köner), Tietchens has taught acoustics at Hamburg universities since 1990, and he has written liner notes for dozens of albums released by the Bureau B label, particularly reissues of Cluster-related albums.

Born in 1947 and based in Hamburg, Tietchens listened to German radio as a child and heard pioneering electric transmissions by the likes of Stockhausen and Gottfried Michael Koenig. He began recording his own home experiments in 1965 with crude reverb devices and picked up a MiniMoog several years later. Also influenced by atonal Krautrockers like Cluster and Faust, Tietchens met Okko Bekker and began a partnership that lasted for decades (Bekker has produced most of Tietchens' work). Tietchens participated in Liliental, a supergroup featuring Cluster's Dieter Moebius, engineer Conny Plank, bassist Hellmut Hattler, sax player Johannes Pappert, and Bekker. Their self-titled album was released by Brain in 1978.

After Tangerine Dream's Peter Baumann heard a tape of his work, he produced Tietchens' debut album, Nachtstücke, released in 1980 on the French label Egg. His four albums for Sky during the early '80s (Biotop, Spät-Europa, In die Nacht, Litia) focused on surprisingly accessible electronic pop, though 1984's Formen Letzter Hausmusik (recorded for Nurse with Wound's United Dairies label) began a period of more abstract, concrète recordings that often use tape experiments as well as synthesizers. These include albums released by A-Mission Records, Discos Esplendor Geométrico, and Multimood. In 1986, upon invitation from the Goethe-Institute, he began traveling to South America to present lecture-concerts of his work, after which he began teaching in Hamburg.

During the '90s, Tietchens recorded for dozens of experimental labels including Barooni, Staalplaat and Syrenia. In 2000, he initiated the Menge series of extremely minimal microsound works, initially released by Mille Plateaux sublabel Ritornell and later continued on Richard Chartier's Line imprint. In 2003, Die Stadt began reissuing Tietchens' early albums on CD for the first time, starting with the Sky releases. Tietchens wrote liner notes for these reissues, as well as reissues of Cluster-related albums. In 2012, Tietchens collaborated with Moebius for a self-titled album issued by Bureau B. The label subsequently reissued the Sky albums on CD and vinyl, with the bonus tracks from the Die Stadt reissues compiled as Der Fünfte Himmel. He continued releasing new works on labels such as Auf Abwegen and Stille Andacht. ~ John Bush & Paul Simpson
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Soirée

1. P1B

2. Nox 1

3. L2RB

4. L2RD

5. Nox 3

6. P1

7. L2RC

8. P2A

x

Track List: Eisgang / Dämmerattacke

Disc 1

1. Nahezu Unbewegt

2. Rasch Und Mäßig Bewegt

3. Mäßig Bewegt

Disc 2

1. Zweite Dämmerattacke

2. Erster Nachtschatten

3. Zweiter Nachtschatten

4. Dritter Nachtschatten

5. Schlagschatten

x

Track List: Epsilon-Menge

1. Teilmenge 35m*

2. Teilmenge 36

3. Teilmenge 38

4. Teilmenge 35l*

x

Track List: Z - Menge

1. Teilmenge 41

2. Teilmenge 42

3. Teilmenge 37

4. Teilmenge 39

x

Track List: Litia

1. Zeebrügge

2. Abhuster Nebulizer

4. Vorsaison

5. Pollys Square Dance

6. Torpedo Ahoi

7. Energie-Dossier

8. Ritual Der Kranken Freude

9. Litia

10. Auf Elf

11. Flut

12. Hertzlicht

13. Kreuze Des Südens

14. Vom Pol Zum Metropol

15. Atommacht Indien

x

Track List: In Die Nacht

2. Mit Zebras Rennen

3. In Die Nacht

6. Spanische Fliege

7. Unter Fliegenden Tassen

8. Regenwald

9. Park Und Guter Morgen

x

Track List: Biotop

2. Fast Food

3. In Die Zukunft

4. Miss Ann Trope

5. Die Elektrische Horde

7. Geisel Des Monats

8. Blutmund

9. Cretin Statique

10. Gasmaske In Blau

11. Moderne Arroganz

12. Stressmen

13. Tango Fellatino

14. Sauberland

16. Sekundentanz

18. Biotop

x

Track List: H_menge

1. Teilmenge 43a

2. Teilmenge 49

3. Teilmenge 47

4. Teilmenge 45

5. Teilmenge 44a

6. Teilmenge 50

7. Teilmenge 48

x

Track List: Ornamente (Zwischen Null Und Eins)

1. Ornament 1

2. Ornament 2

3. Ornament 3

4. Ornament 4

5. Ornament 5

x

Track List: Zwingburgen Des Hedonismus / Mysterien Des Hafens

Comments

Report as inappropriate
If in 20 years the avant-garde is at least trudging toward the mainstream mile after mile there's hope. To expand people's music vocabulary all they need do to get started is "learn the code". Use your heart and spine as a barometer & "listen without prejudice"
:{>
Report as inappropriate
lOve it!!! :)
Report as inappropriate
Great Heard once again His Sounds it has been years sent 80's always way ahead
Report as inappropriate
Peter Baumann (of Tangerine Dream) listened to a recording of Tietchens' music and offered to produce an album; the result was Nachtstücke, Tietchens' 1980 offering on Sky Records.Gues s that says enough.
Report as inappropriate
Joseph Webster must not understand that Asmus Tietchens was well ahead of the DJs that he mentioned. He must not realize that there would be no Deiselboy or AK1200 or any of the others mentioned if it were not for the early pioneers of electronic music.
Report as inappropriate
sounds like jungle consult dj diesel boy ak1200 dj aprodite for upgrades, I'm not knockin ya bro just your intetprtatio n of jungle
Report as inappropriate
<3²
Report as inappropriate
stevetanya7
why no pictures on thee CD covers.

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[83, 111, 69, 82, 125, 69, 84, 82, 125, 111, 70, 80, 82, 118, 72, 65, 96, 108, 113, 65, 91, 77, 97, 69, 76, 78, 85, 78, 103, 115, 99, 125, 84, 114, 127, 107, 109, 98, 113, 77, 111, 98, 107, 82, 117, 107, 71, 67, 80, 116, 103, 116, 122, 104, 88, 114, 107, 98, 80, 64, 71, 64, 111, 85, 71, 81, 77, 65, 87, 67, 65, 114, 67, 64, 76, 72, 95, 87, 93, 92, 80, 107, 94, 83, 118, 121, 72, 64, 121, 111, 95, 91, 127, 125, 68, 111, 126, 97, 90, 80, 89, 67, 102, 67, 66, 127, 122, 65, 86, 97, 103, 67, 78, 101, 72, 65, 93, 66, 105, 73, 68, 116, 77, 81, 127, 79, 87, 92, 109, 124, 98, 104, 86, 76, 105, 71, 71, 127, 68, 122, 102, 117, 77, 120, 103, 115, 106, 65, 100, 95, 67, 118, 67, 94, 95, 72, 87, 123, 69, 68, 97, 125, 93, 68, 124, 88, 124, 74, 88, 116, 109, 93, 119, 101, 94, 97, 111, 106, 67, 91, 123, 87, 112, 112, 126, 110, 109, 72, 77, 81, 87, 95, 108, 126, 125, 115, 101, 70, 72, 112, 95, 115, 122, 126, 109, 65, 69, 118, 117, 66, 105, 66, 121, 88, 71, 126, 117, 82, 111, 123, 89, 86, 115, 105, 76, 117, 98, 80, 96, 88, 124, 125, 75, 69, 126, 70, 69, 71, 127, 121, 101, 85, 89, 120, 72, 109, 85, 95, 106, 94, 79, 100, 106, 100, 99, 75, 72, 72, 91, 75, 71, 82, 118, 114, 82, 96, 65, 101, 69, 77, 122, 109, 99, 118, 119, 109, 119, 87, 121, 74, 118, 109, 115, 113, 70, 74, 69, 77, 84, 71, 102, 124, 76, 116, 89, 86, 76, 103, 105, 101, 100, 71, 99, 109, 123, 112, 81, 106, 125, 106, 70, 118, 111, 97, 67, 127, 67, 87, 84, 119, 92, 93, 123, 77, 72, 94, 73, 89, 70, 72, 118, 76, 72, 65, 105, 121, 85, 82, 127, 100, 100, 73, 86, 121, 99, 81, 106, 124, 84, 115, 90, 115, 91, 95, 81, 108, 127, 78, 84, 106, 89, 104, 66, 99, 119, 120, 111, 98, 124, 108, 78, 112, 113, 98, 89, 120, 101, 85, 90, 123, 103, 93, 116, 100, 98, 90, 115, 82, 118, 67, 124, 93, 66, 113, 88, 127, 103, 102, 103, 107, 95, 86, 80, 78, 103, 77, 92, 115, 106, 126, 64, 95, 100, 113, 74, 69, 95, 126, 78, 83, 109, 65, 112, 70, 65, 97, 75, 121, 120, 110, 106, 78, 112, 98, 105, 91, 71, 110, 70, 82, 126, 105, 70, 65, 122, 91, 83, 115, 85, 70, 80, 69, 115, 116, 106, 102, 118, 71, 104, 103, 77, 126, 117, 118, 125, 100, 71, 99, 121, 116, 77, 93, 65, 69, 123, 109, 70, 79, 74, 66, 96, 121, 123, 111, 90, 122, 117, 77, 127, 123, 99, 65, 90, 70, 96, 86, 94, 93, 94, 67, 98, 93, 107, 112, 68, 112, 77, 80, 74, 115, 119, 126]