by Andreas Bülhoff and Marc Matter
ɅV (phonetic transcription for of or off) is a twelve-inch vinyl record consisting of spoken words, which can be used as a DJ-tool to compose an artificial dialogue. ɅV is at the same time a post-digital take on sound poetry as it is created due to the current landscape of online debates and their ideologies. It makes use of 32 monosyllabic words on each side which were collected from the website of the New York Times (newspaper, formal language, mainstream, liberal) and a subforum of the 4chan messageboard entitled Politically Incorrect (online messageboard, informal language, subculture, reactionary) in winter 2018/19. Recited by two synthetic voices, these platforms mirror two opposing extremes of current online debate in the materiality of a vinyl record. The selection of words made by the two artists is avoiding hate speech.
Cover (Something Newly Missing)
by Lucas Odahara with Luiz Monteiro
Cover (Something Newly Missing) by Lucas Odahara with music by Lucas' father Luiz Monteiro is a sonic exhibition catalog.
The release coincides with the exhibition "Read Before the Fire", where Odahara developed a multimedia site-specific installation for the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim that discusses language in times of loss: loss of memories, of social and political rights or laws. He reflects on the political turmoil in Brazil and the disappearance of large parts of the Amazon rainforest.
Carbon Theater Act III: Dark Loops
by the Institute for Incongruous Translation
Dark Loops is the third instance of Carbon Theater, a research project by the Institute of Incongruous Translation (Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand). Commissioned by Contour Biennale (Belgium) and SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin), the record is part of the artists' ongoing investigation into the discrepancies between sensing and knowing within current discussions on planetary climate change.
The record was produced and released by Research and Waves in collaboration with the artists.
by Various Artists
Featuring work by a group of 7 international artists, poets, scientists and designers, the record offers a look at the concept of Transparency from a variety of cultural, creative and scientific perspectives.
featuring work by: Jasmina Al-Qaisi | Sam Conran | Patrick Cruz | Nicolás Gravel | Galina Kruzhilina | Louise Vind Nielsen | Fritz Laszlo Weber
by Byrke Lou
Byrke Lou presents a sonic curation of her work '.ctu_isbtm'. On Side A the listener encounters bits of '.ctu_isbtm' through '.fa', a virtual sound synthesis system designed by the artist. Operating in a space between sculpture, code and electronics, the system scans 3dimensional objects via a live video feed and programmatically encodes the artist's glass sculptures within a language of pitches and rhythms using cultural samples as a translative matrix.
by Hannes Middelberg
For the second release in collaboration with ZCKR Records, Research and Waves present Artist Hannes Middelberg's installation-based sound piece Displacement. The translation of Middelberg's seemingly improvised, constantly rotating drawing machine onto the one-sided vinyl record makes the complexity of every automated circulation acoustically accessible.
by Sebastian Reuschel
The first release in a series of 12" records developed in collaboration between Research and Waves and ZCKR Records.
Constructed from 800 sampled lead out grooves, each lasting for 1.8 seconds, Sebastian Reuschel's piece Blank Out is an intense texture of sound, converging repetitive rhythm and constant change.
by Research and Waves
In congruence with their exhibition Tracking Tracks, Research and Waves released a limited 10inch Vinyl. Each track on the record sonifies connections between different artworks within the physical exhibtion. The record features sounds by Gustavo Mendez Lopez, Norman Neumann, Daniel Rossi and Thomas Hoheisel.