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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • EP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    LP (sleeve with hole, inside/out). Titles Nr.4 is not included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of PrimeTime via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Concrete Cube - Temple
    USB Flash Drive + Digital Album

    USB concrete cube ("Temple", size: 31 cm x 31 cm x 31 cm, weight: 70 kg) containing the WAV files of Jelinek’s compilation (Faitiche8-11).
    The Temple concrete cube is contra-intuitive, defying the demands made of contemporary sound carriers. Decidedly not portable, it is in fact monumentally bound to location. The material manifestation of the audio files is strictly functional, containing neither additional information nor decoration. Only the front side is adorned with a protruding USB port that allows access to the data within. Data and carrier are connected permanently – readable and copyable, but not yet deletable. Information and medium are reconciled. The data contained herein is freely accessible to all. The only requirements are physical presence at the cube’s location and a computer with a USB port (USB 1 & 2 compatible) that can be inserted into the cube. It is planned for "Temple" to be set up at a series of public spaces. The first of these will be the Laura Mars Gallery in Berlin (November 16th-30th, 2013).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Music for Fragments / Music & Birds via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Faitiche is delighted to present Jan Jelinek's PrimeTime (faitiche09). This Mini-LP is the second of four vinyl compilations that bring together a highly diverse range of Jelinek's works - including commissioned pieces, live recordings, collaborations with other musicians, as well as unreleased material from the past five years.

Side A:
PrimeTime is a commissioned work for Cinesonic – a series of concerts presented by the Stichting Film en Media Festival Amsterdam in which video art, silent and experimental films are shown together with newly-conceived live soundtracks by contemporary musicians. PrimeTime is a collage of news broadcasts (from August 15th, 2012) and various film music. The piece emerged from the preparations for a performance of Prime Time Paradise by video artists Broersen & Lukács.

Side B:
HipBird, SynthSil and LoneStar are new edits/alternate versions of previously released tracks.
HipBird: an alternate version was released in 2009 as a contribution to Moriyama Zoo (Powershovelbooks, Japan) – a CD/LP and catalog of the works of Japanese photographer Moriyama Daido.
SynthSil (Unfallmusik): a short excerpt of this piece appeared in 2010 as a limited edition 7” flexi-disc on Hanno Leichtmann’s Picture/Disc Edition.
LoneStar: originated from a collaboration with video artist Karl Kliem and was a contribution to the Japanese DVD-Magazine Sound X Vision 2004. An extended and revised version is included here.

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 MP3 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.


released November 23, 2012

copyright control, mastering by Rashad Becker, artwork by Jan Jelinek



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