Some words about ' sesamsamen'  by F.S.BLUMM: _____ 

This album is about approaching a musical id click to get a big-size version of the record sleeve
label: plop

Some words about ' sesamsamen' by F.S.BLUMM: _____ This album is about approaching a musical idea from various sides. There are mainly two pieces on this album: one is ‘coop comp’ (which stands for cooperative composition) the other is ‘leben läuft’. During the last seven years I made a couple of solo-releases under the name of f.s.blumm wherein I always invited a small number of single musicians to play their wonderful instruments for me. One day I noticed that all these people never really met each other on my records and so I had the idea of making a big party, by inviting all of them at once to create something like ‘a symphony of friends’ . As a basis I took my guitar and wrote a composition inspired by ethiopian-rhythms. I did a ‘general-midi’-version of it, which I burned on CD and then I gave both (the CD and the score) to my friends, telling them: “You can do whatever you want: stick to the notes, do a field-recording, freak out.. but the closer you stay with the example the better everything will be combineable, I guess.” In the end I received 10 beautiful contributions, reaching from one minute to one hour, from sparse melodies to rich arrangements. Semuin and I combined all these pieces in countless ways; I added some lines here and there. We didn’t suceed in doing the big symphony, but we did a lot of overtures. So the 'coop comp' deals with different individual aproaches to a musical theme, working on various statements on a statement, phrasing thoughts. On this album I invited two more artists, artists with whom I always wanted to work with, because I felt deeply connected to their specific speech in my musical ways: one is Björn Kuhligk, the other is Yumiko Matsui: Björn Kuhligk wrote three texts combined under the name ‘leben läuft’, which inspired me to write some music which is heard here in three different versions. The task was to heighten the two disciplines by giving each other space to unfold (appreciating). Listening. Answering. Projection surfaces. Association surfaces. In the end Yumiko Matsui did all the wonderfull artwork. Frank Schültge Blumm - Berlin 2004 ______________________________ f.s.blumm & friends – "sesamsamen" _____ 1) leben läuft (zimmerversion) 3.03 (*) f.s.blumm: all instruments _____ 2) coop. comp. v. 1 3.57 (**) f.s.blumm: guitar, bass, vibraphone, organ semuin: electronics, piano _____ 3) coop. comp. v. 4 3.00 f.s.blumm: marbles and mini-golf greg davis: harmonium _____ 4) coop. comp. v. 2 2.03 guido möbius: keyboard f.s.blumm: toypiano, vibraphone _____ 5) coop. comp. v. 3 3.05 jan thoben: drums, harmonica, electronics wilm thoben: clarinet, saxophone, electronics _____ 6) coop. comp. v. 6 4.10 f.s.blumm: guitar greg davis: guitar processing _____ 7) coop. comp. v. 5 3.06 vanishing breed: guitars f.s.blumm: toypiano, vibraphone, field recordings greg davis: electronics harald 'sack' ziegler : voices from outer space marcel türkowsky: bass, synth. _____ 8) leben läuft (kammerversion) 4.24 jan thoben: vibraphone f.s.blumm: bass, melodica, harmonium _____ 9) coop. comp. v. 7 2.54 anne laplantine: glockenspiel, computer bernt nellen: percussion f.s.blumm: toypiano semuin: processing _____ 10) leben läuft (textversion) 6.21 björn kuhligk: lyrics and voice f.s.blumm: all instruments _____ (*) ‘leben läuft’: composed by f.s.blumm based on lyrics by björn kuhligk _____ (*) 'coop. comp': intiated by f.s.blumm raised and recorded by anne laplantine vanishing breed bernt nellen f.s.blumm greg davis guido möbius harald 'sack' ziegler jan thoben semuin marcel türkowsky & wilm thoben _____ piled and processed by f.s.blumm and semuin _____ artwork by yumiko matsui ______________________________ f.s.blumm & friends – "sesamsamen" CD on Plop / Inpartmaint (Tokyo ´04) published by AUTOPILOT MUSIC PUBLISHING 2004
Issued - 2004

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