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Hirnmusik #2

by Simon Grab

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The Vinylbox with colorless type embossing on the outside contains a white Vinyl, limited to 200 copies, handpressed, with several loops at the end of both sides, plus a set of 32 cards with suggestions how to listen to the vinyl, a 32 pages script of the radioplay „Hirnmusik #1“ (german, english, french) with notes, reflections and research material. Includes download links to Hirnmusik #1 + Hirnmusik #2.

    ART COLLECTION [sold out]
    The first 20 copies #1/200 – #20/200 include a MiniGrip Bag with „Anti-Silence“, the leftover material of what came out of the groove from the Laqueer Master.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hirnmusik #2 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Hirnmusik #2 is the second part of Simon Grabs art work about musical imagination, about the music that sometimes plays randomly or willingly in our heads.
This time it’s an attempt to transfer his sonic ideas directly from his brain to vinyl. While cutting the Lacquer (the template which is sent to the pressing plant) Simon Grab stands aside the machine creating compositions on the spot in his imagination. Without knowing if his inner music got captured the vinyl gets produced in a limited edition of 200 copies. Due to the special cut the vinyl gets handpressed in the pressing plant.
The vinyl came back without sound on it. The experiment has greatly failed. Nothing on both sides, leaving the listeners with their own sound environment and their own music in the head.

The empty vinyl gives room for countless inner compositions by the listeners. Just play the record and listen to yourself. Or enjoy the silence! In fact, you actually don’t even need a record player. In case you don’t know how to handle the situation, the Vinyl Box contains 32 cards with suggestions how to listen to the vinyl. It also contains the script to the radioplay from his first work Hirnmusik #1. Read it and try to imagine the radioplay. Download it for free and listen to it in full length.


released September 24, 2017

Label: ganzerplatz Records
Graphical Design: Annegreth Schärli
Lacquer Mastering: Flo Kaufmann, Bricolage Universel
Vinylbox: Dimitris Fytas
Release Date: 24.09.2017
Contributions Cards: Nik Schärer, Bernd Schurer, James S. Adams, Dave Phillips, Larry Bang Bang, Stephan Becker, Rudolf E.ber, Patricia Bosshard

Thanks to everybody involved in the research, production and contribution of Hirnmusik #1 and #2. Special thanks to Carine, Daara and Alika. With the support of: Fachstelle Kultur Zürich, Crowdfunding contributors.



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Simon Grab Zurich, Switzerland

The co-founder of ganzerplatz soundstudios has been an active musician and producer in a wide range of musical contexts. As a composer and sound artist he produces music & sounddesign for feature films, documentaries, theatre and radio. In live performances and installations Simon Grab uses the venue as an acoustic playground. He likes exploring new grounds by negating existing borders. ... more


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