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Items recorded at, released by or related to (h)ear

Machinefabriek
Heerlen (Savelbergklooster, 31 August 2019)


Label: Not On Label
Format: File, MP3
Country:
World Wide Web
Released: 16 September 2019
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract

Tracklist:
A. 
Heerlen (Savelbergklooster, 31 August 2019) (21:08)

Credits:
Music by Rutger Zuydervelt

Notes:
Music by Rutger Zuydervelt. Recorded live at Cultura Nova, Savelberg Klooster, Heerlen (The Netherlands), 31 August 2019.

Thanks to Mike Kramer at (h)ear, Paul Caron at Intro in Situ, Paul Giesen at Popfabryk, and Cultura Nova. And of course to Mariska, Sylvain, Jan, Romke and Marco.

Free download at https://machinefabriek.bandcamp.com/album/heerlen-savelbergklooster-31-august-2019

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Stratosphere
Repository


Label:
Not On Label
Format: Cassette
Country: Belgium
Released: 25 June 2019
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Drone, Abstract, Ambient, Soundscape

Tracklist:
A. Hear (4:46)
    Anticipation (7:12)
    Essence (5:01)
B. God Was Nowhere To Be Found (4:16)
    Tides (Live At Palazzo) (12:42)

Credits:
Composed
by Stratosphere
Mastered by
Stratosphere
Mixed by
Stratosphere
Recorded by
Stratosphere

Notes:
After the critically acclaimed 'Collaborations I' album, Belgian guitar ambient act Stratosphere returns with a five-track EP. Aptly titled 'Repository', this EP delves into Ronald's archives and compiles five tracks written for an equal amount of special occasions. Although this EP is not as varied as 'Collaborations I', it is a perfect overview of the immersive, multi-layered ambient sound that pleasantly surprises ambient aficionados everywhere.

The EP opens with 'Hear', a slowly lingering ambient piece composed for the HEAR-festival, curated by Mike Kramer. In a way, this is a traditional Stratosphere track, with a neat blend of gloomy drones and meandering soundscapes. 'Anticipation', composed for Serge Timmers' debut novel 'Cecilia's World', is a sweet and almost classic drone ambient piece, all in perfect Stratosphere tradition and perfectly fitting with the calm atmosphere of the book itself.

'Essence' is an exception. This is the most "acoustic" that Stratosphere has ever been before. Pure, almost stripped down of any effects, but still the typical Stratosphere atmosphere is present.

And then, there is the intense and dark 'God Was Nowhere To Be Found'. This track was inspired by the opening scene for Serge Timmers' second novel, a superhuman thriller titled 'I Do Not Want This'. This track is a short but an exhilarating and suspenseful tune. Again, perfectly suited for its purpose. So is the magnificent closer 'Tides' by the way, composed to play live at Ashtoreth's Palazzo sessions. I was there, shaking my head in disbelief and mumbling "this guy is a genius". I was not this only one thinking that.

In all, this is simply a must-have for Stratosphere fans and a perfect start for those who want to get acquainted with his sound. The tunes on 'Repository' are baffling examples of Stratosphere's musical abilities. They certainly raise the bar in the drone-ambient scene. So, do yourself a favor and dive into the dreamy universe of Stratosphere. Get the EP, relax and let your mind wander off. It rarely gets better than this.

Thanks to : Mike Kramer, Serge Timmers, Peter Verwimp and Dirk Serries.

Edition of 12 hand-numbered copies

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Glice
Fleisch III


Label: Narrominded - NM078
Format: Cassette
Country: Netherlands
Released: 01 Mar 2019
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise

Tracklist:
A. Fleisch III A (30:00)
B. Fleisch III B (30:00)


Credits:
Artwork by Coen Oscar Polack
Mastered by Coen Oscar Polack, Lars Meijer

Notes:
Thanks to Bob, Robert, Bart, Harco, Mike, Arno, Zomaar Radio, Alek, Natasja, Hackedepicciotto, Joav, Jeroen, Chris and Sietse.
Recorded in 2016/2017 at De Ruimte, Perifeer, Nieuwe Nor, Pletterij, Noorderzon, OCCII and Butcher's Tears.

Edition of 55 hand-numbered copies

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Frequencies in Effect - a modular synth event @ (h)ear

Label: Not On Label
Format: CDr, Compilation
Country: Netherlands
Released: 25 Aug 2018
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental, Ambient, Abstract

Tracklist:
01. FRAKnoise - The Hairpins of Anastaesië (9:51)
02. Mono-Poly - Labdrone (13:18)
03. SONICrider - Irregular Symphony (Cultura Nova Edition) (10:00)
04. OSC1899 - Rungler Drone (9:54)
05. Jungle of Wires - Into the Night (4:10)


Credits:
Compiled by Mike Kramer
Cover by Mike Kramer

Notes:
In collaboration with Cultura Nova, (h)ear presented five supurb Dutch artists performing exciting modular
synthesizer sounds at Betahuis in Heerlen, Netherlands on Saturday 25th of August 2018

CDr compiled by Mike Kramer | Cover: Mike Kramer © 2018
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work produced reserved
Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of these recordings prohibited
Edition of 70

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Rinus van Alebeek

At Walking Distance


Label: Falt - Falt 11
Format: Cassette
Country: FR
Released: 2018
Genre:
Electronic, Non-Music
Style:
Musique Concrète, Sound Art

Tracklist:
A. At Walking Distance (20:46)
B.
At Walking Distance (19:34)

Credits:
Edited by Mike Kramer
Mastered by Mike Kramer
Recorded by Mike Kramer

Notes:
Recordings made on October 20, 2017 during (h)ear #56
Rinus Van Alebeek uses cassettes and cassette players
The performance marked the end of his 18 months stay in Poland
The concert was recorded in the Betahuis in Heerlen (NL) on an evening organized by Theo Ploeg and Mike Kramer

Edition of 40


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(h)ear 10 year Festival Compilation 2018

Label: Not On Label
Format: CDr, Compilation
Country: Netherlands
Released: 17 Mar 2018
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Abstract, Ambient, Experimental, Field Recording, Noise, Sound Art

Tracklist:
01. Paul Devens - Pulses Pops And Kaboom (5:02)
02. Producer Kant Spin Noyce - 4.2.04.tiff [The First Lady Ov Internet] (4:23)
03. Zeno van den Broek - Shift Symm One (6:13)
04. Yolanda Uriz - Drill Love (4:36)
05. Odal - Smeur (CS² edit) (4:39)
06. CRWSH - Warped Contour (3:34)
07. Petra Dubach & Mario van Horrik - Interactive Feedback Pulse (3:46)
08. Quest - Quieter (6:18)
09. Charles Krutzen - Un Peu De Satie Avec Une Kwiee De Riche (4:49)
10. Stijn Demeulenaere - Something Hydrophonic (4:07)
11. Patrick Franke - Betpak-Dala (2:39)
12. Core Shift - Tonal Intervention | One (1:24)
13. dAdAtrAx - PIOTAR piano_E-guitar (4:13)
14. HCKWSH - Expedition For Tribal Murals (4:50)
15. APENUTZ! - Rockets (5:03)
16. Nowah Kater - Blaaskaken (5:00)
17. Y Create Forbidden Radio - 01-02-18 17.33 (7:00)

Credits:
Compiled by Mike Kramer
Mastered by Mike Kramer

Notes:
Due to artistic choices dynamics may vary. All sounds and silences intended
(h)ear would like to thank all artists, collaborators, volunteers, partners, sponsors and audience
for making (h)ear 10 year festival a blast
CDr compiled by Mike Kramer | Cover: Mike Kramer © 2018
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work produced reserved
Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of these recordings prohibited

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Otomax
Live @ (h)ear - Stadsgalerij Heerlen, NL - 03-12-2016


Label: No label
Format: MP3 File, 320Kbps
Country: World Wide Web
Released: 2016
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental

Tracklist:
01. Mad Clad (5:16)

Notes:
A shiny floor is a blessing for those who want to slip into other comforts.

Listen to the track here:
soundcloud.com/user-552829231/mad-clad
 

 
Mike Kramer + Core Shift
Shadows

Label: CS Music
Format: CDr, Mini EP
Country: NL
Released: November 2016
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style:
Ambient, Drone, Experimental, Field Recording, Sound Collage
Tracklist:
01. Shadows (7:23)


Limited Edition

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Dinanda Luttikhedde, Mike Kramer, Romke Kleefstra, Jan Kleefstra
Duif

Label:
Not On Label
Format: DVDr, PAL, Album, Stereo

Country: NL
Released: December 2014
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music, Stage & Screen
Style:
Experimental, Poetry
Tracklist:
01. Duif (29:00

Credits:
Composed By - Jan Kleefstra, Mike Kramer, Romke Kleefstra
Concept By
- Dinanda Luttikhedde
Directed By - Dinanda Luttikhedde
Edited By - Allard Detiger
Poetry - Jan Kleefstra
Producer - Dinanda Luttikhedde
Sound Designer - Peter-Paul Timmermans

Notes:
Een duivenmelker wacht op de terugkeer van zijn lievelingsduif. Een verhaal over verlangen, eenzaamheid, teletekst, zware shag en het nut van de tl-buis.

"MENS EN DIER WORDEN EEN."
(Joep van Ruiten, Dagblad van het Noorden)

In 2013 was DUIF een performance waarbij de beelden van Dinanda Luttikhedde, met live-muziek en poëzie van geluidskunstenaar Mike Kramer en de Friese broers Jan en Romke Kleefstra, vertelden over de relatie tussen een mens en een dier. In dit samenspel van disciplines werd de paradox in het verhaal op poëtische wijze voelbaar gemaakt. Een project in samenwerking met plaatselijke fanfares en postduivenverenigingen.

I.S.M. | Fanfare Avanti, Drumfanfare St. Hubertus, Soli Brass Leeuwarden en postduivenvereniging De Luchtbode Groningen, L'Union en de Vrijheid Hoensbroek, Uresco Leeuwarden
> foto Dinanda Luttikhedde | layout HRM

concept/regie DINANDA LUTTIKHEDDE | camera DINANDA LUTTIKHEDDE | producent DINANDA LUTTIKHEDDE | compositie/uitvoering JAN EN ROMKE KLEEFSTRA, MIKE KRAMER | gedichten JAN KLEEFSTRA | edit ALLARD DETIGER | sounddesign/geluid PETER-PAUL TIMMERMANS
COPRODUCTIE KingAnimal, Cultura Nova, (h)ear, Greylight Projects
MET DANK AAN Cultura Nova, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Explore the North, Douwe Jongboom, Henk Keizer

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(h)ear XL II Exhibition Compilation

Label: Not On Label
Format: DVDr, Compilation, Limited Edition
Country: Netherlands
Released: 26 Sep 2014
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Abstract, Field Recording, Experimental, Noise

Tracklist:
Audio
01. Alan Dunn And Various - The Beach (Edit) (6:29)
02. Alexander Senko - Second Touch (6:48)
03. David Prescott-Steed - Collage 2C (3:11)
04. Esther Kokmeijer And Gerben Kokmeijer - BOOM#001_2012-04-21_09:49:31 (1:15)
05. Faxen - Double Layer Live (7:08)
06. Francesc Martí - Saturday Morning (4:06)
07. Frans Roovers - Come One (2:44)
08. Hellvete - QX49 (5:31)
09. Jan Kees Helms - BlootGeven (6:21)
10. Jan-M. Iversen - The Noise I Symphonied (6:18)
11. Joep Hinssen - Stay Connected (Maarten's Telefoon) (2:58)
12. Karin Senff - XRF (4:54)
13. Leo Bettinelli - ud07nkz (7:19)
14. Mads Emil Nielsen - Deconstruction_1 (5:51)
15. Mr. Eddy - Procedencia (7:00)
16. Natasha Taylor & Marybeth Diggle - Overstemmen Sirene (0:25)
17. Nörz - Me (3:16)
18. Pablo Sanz - 52°4'35"N 4°19'52"E_4416 (4:44)
19. Petra Dubach & Mario Van Horrik - Waves: Machine #3 (6:59)
20. Red Stars Over Tokyo - Outtake 1 (4:14)
21. Renata Roman - Untitled (7:22)
22. Roberto Zanata - Nero Metropolitano (5:00)
23. Russ Young - Common Pound (4:31)
24. Sandrine Deumier & Philippe Lamy - Kandy LK9 (5:00)
25. Simon Weins - 7 Minutes Of 2 Hours (7:00)
26. Sunnstede - Jack Dynamo Part 1 (4:07)

Video
27. Benna - Aim (5:05)
28. Ginnetta Correli - Hippodrome Mime (4:39)
29. João Ricardo | OCP - Kit (3:23)

Credits:
Compiled by Mike Kramer

Notes:
(H)EAR XL II EXHIBITION COMPILATION AUDIO/VIDEO DVDr
Due to artistic choices dynamics may vary. All sounds and silences intended
kuS and (h)ear would like to thank all artists, collaborators, volunteers, speakers and audience for making (h)ear XL II a very nice experience
DVDr compiled by Mike Kramer. Design: no-style. © 2014
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work produced reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.



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(h)ear Festival Sampler 2013
sound travels


Label: Not On Label
Format: 2 x CDr, Compilation
Country: Netherlands
Released: 30 Nov 2013
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Abstract, Field Recording, Experimental, Noise

Tracklist:
Performers
01. Margriet Kicks-Ass - Fighting Frog In Frozen Water (7:47)
02. Ziek - Achter De Ogen (6:02)
03. Méryll Ampe - Tamales (2013) (4:59)
04. Mario Van Horrik & Petra Dubach - Prague Impro (2013) (5:53)
05. Solar Plex - Recurring Reflections On Water (5:59)
06. ZESen'nKWART - ZESen'nKWARThuis (5:30)
07. Adolf&Eva - Live At Hysteryland II (4:25)
08. Roughledge - Double Negative (3:45)
09. Pierre Berthet - Extended Drops (Excerpt Maastricht Version) (7:05)
10. Joker Nies - OmnichordSolo (5:06)
11. Tropic Of Coldnes - Quel Glissato Che Sembra Un Albatro (6:03)
12. Charles Krutzen - What The Fuck Is This Lazy Goggomobil Doing In The Middle Of This Battlefield? (5:54)

Video/Audio Participants
01. Portable Noise Kremator - Marslied (5:32)
02. Neural Xolotl - Violet (4:03)
03. Producer Kant Spin Noyce - hear_logo01 (7:02)
04. Duo_BB - Lachband_Introtrack (2:46)
05. Fergus Kelly - Concrete Sonorities 5' Edit (4:58)
06. Kleefstra | Bakker | Kleefstra - Sinne Op 'E Wangen (Excerpt) (9:05)
07. João Ricardo - Manta (5:04)
08. Stéfan Piat - pan&scan (5:32)
09. Wouter Huis - Slow With Sound (5:14)
10. Temporary Item.s - Of The Glowing Mud (6:48)

Credits:
Compiled by Mike Kramer
Mastered by Mike Kramer

Notes:
(h)ear festival sampler 2013
sound travels
Due to artistic choices dynamics may vary. All sounds and silences intended
www.h-ear.org
(h)ear would like to thank all partners, collaborators, volunteers, artists, speakers and audience for making (h)ear festival 2013 a very nice experience
Cdr compiled and mastered by Mike Kramer. Design: no-style. © 2013
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work produced reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited




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Manifesto
Live in Heerlen, the Netherlands 2013-09-26


Label: none
Format: CDr, Limited Edition
Country: NL
Released: September 2013
Genre: Dark Electronic, Dark Ambient
Style: Industrial

Tracklist:
01. Untitled (36:13)


Edition of 5 copies



























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Brodrov
Live at (h)ear Festival 2012

Label: No label
Format: WAVE
Country: World Wide Web
Released: 2012
Genre: Electronic, Krautrock
Style: Experimental, Ambient

Tracklist:
01. Live @ (h)ear (7:50)

Notes:
Saturday 1 december Brodrov performed at the "The Art Of Sound Festival" at (h)ear Heerlen, Netherlands







Listen to a fragment:
http://brodrov.com/2012/12/14/review-performance-brodrov-at-hear-festival/ or download here
 

 
(h)ear Festival Sampler 2012
the art of sound


Label: Not On Label
Format: CDr, Compilation
Country: Netherlands
Released: 01 Dec 2012
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Abstract, Field Recording, Experimental, Noise

Tracklist:
01. De Haan/Spruit - Are Dicisive Actions (3:47)
02. Brodrov - Daisuke (5:44)
03. Subp Yao - Chjords (4:20)
04. Seamus Cater & Viljam Nybacka - Pretty Girls All In A Row (3:59)
05. Charles Krutzen - Anonymous Tunnel (4:51)
06. Bruital Orgasme - Ballet Mécanique (3:51)
07. Luisterwaar - Needles (4:01)
08. Invicible Cities - Unsurrounded VI (5:05)
09. Rod Summers - 02HS1 (4:27)
10. Petra Dubach & Mario van Horrik - In The Mind Of Einstein (5:29)
11. Void*, The - SineSawSquare (3:59)
12. Dagora - Untitled (4:23)
13. Machinist - Convergence ((h)ear-mix) (5:55)
14. Pablo Sanz - SBG#1 (6:23)

Credits:
Compiled by Mike Kramer
Mastered by Mike Kramer

Notes:
(h)ear festival sampler 2012
the art of sound
Due to artistic choices dynamics may vary. All sounds and silences intended
www.h-ear.org
(h)ear would like to thank all partners, collaborators, volunteers, artists, speakers and audience for making (h)ear festival 2012 a very nice experience
Cdr compiled and mastered by Mike Kramer. Design: no-style. © 2012
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work produced reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited



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Das Synthetische Mischgewebe
Hápax (Legómenon)


Label: Phage Tapes - PT:178
Format: CD, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: May 2012
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise

Tracklist:
01. Untitled (28:36)
02. Untitled (17:22)
03. Untitled (33:05)

Credits:
Performer [Live] – Guido Hübner, Rainer Frey, Samuel Loviton

Notes:
A re-composition from live recordings 2003-2011: Belfast, Berlin, Blainville, Caen, Cologne, Falaise, Hambourg, Heerlen, Leeds, Leipzig, Lille, London, Maastricht, Madrid, Moscow, Muenster, Nantes, New Castle, Nottingham, Orel, Paris, Sheffield, Warsaw, Yarislav

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Celer & Machinefabriek
Greetings From Celer & Machinefabriek

Label: No label (Machinefabriek Self-released)
Format: 7×MP3 File, 320Kbps
Country: Netherlands
Released: 18/04/2012
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Drone, Ambient

Tracklist:
01. Den Haag (26:26)
02. Brussels (26:26)
03. Maastricht (21:29)
04. Deventer (26:46)
05. Utrecht (27:32)
06. Leiden (30:31)
07. Drachten (16:15)

Credits:
Music by - Rutger Zuydervelt, Will Long

Notes:
Compilation of live performances recorded in The Hague, Brussels, Maastricht, Deventer, Utrecht, Leiden and Drachten, March 2012
Download bundle comes with a postcard set which is packaged in a stickered, yellow envelope and is limited to 250 hand-numbered copies













Listen to the 'Maastricht' set:
http://machinefabriek.bandcamp.com/track/maastricht
 

 
Aidan Baker
Live @ (h)ear - Heerlen, NL - 18-02-2012


Label: No label
Format: MP3 File, 320Kbps
Country: World Wide Web
Released: 2012
Genre: Drone
Style: Experimental, Ambient

Tracklist:
01. Live @ (h)ear (42:23)

Credits:
Recorded by Mike Kramer

Notes:
A live recording at (h)ear in Heerlen, NL from AB's February 2012 tour with A-Sun Amissa.
Live @ (h)ear - Heerlen, NL - 18-02-2012 by Aidan Baker is licensed under a Attribution License






Listen to the set:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Aidan_Baker/Live__hear_-_Heerlen_NL_-_18-02-2012/ or download here
 

 
(h)ear Festival Sampler 2011
experimental sounds connected


Label: Not On Label
Format: CDr, Compilation
Country: Netherlands
Released: 01 Jan 2012
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Abstract, Field Recording, Experimental

Tracklist:
01. Keir Neuringer / DJ Sniff - Outtake From October 1969 (5:21)
02. City Hands - Cultivation Of The Host Planet (4:44)
03. Asmus Tietchens - Nox 2a (3:08)
04. Every Bolt Rumbling - Life As A Gaucho (6:03)
05. Erfan Abdi Dezfouli - Notasaaz (Rec291111) (4:23)
06. Charles Krutzen - Ethernity (5:40)
07. Paul Devens - Hearsay (The Hidden Files) (2:08)
08. Gijs Gieskes - Acid Machine DEP1 TR808 (1:56)
09. Martijn Van Boven - A Thousand Scapes (Strata III) (4:47)
10. Leon Spek - Alloy #1 (3:45)
11. Nanda Milbreta - PriZm (5:24)
12. Harold Schellinx - Sticky Salt (5:02)
13. Sjaak Jobses - Esperanto (5:17)
14. ØBSKUR - Frost (4:58)
15. Xavier Van Wersch - Bromknip (3:52)
16. Sonas - Pulsation #2 (Headphone Mix) (4:54)
17. Bart Van Dongen - Ruimte - X Sessions 5:6 (7:50)

Credits:
Compiled by Mike Kramer
Mastered by Mike Kramer

Notes:
(h)ear festival sampler 2011
experimental sounds connected
Due to artistic choices dynamics may vary. All sounds and silences intended
www.h-ear.org
(h)ear would like to thank all partners, collaborators, volunteers, artists, speakers and audience for making (h)ear festival 2011 a very nice experience.
Cdr compiled and mastered by Mike Kramer. Design: no-style. © 2011
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work produced reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.



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Richard Ramirez / Kapotte Muziek
Statement 1950


Label: Unlimited Drift Recordings - UnD037
Format: Cassette
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise

Tracklist:
A. Kapotte Muziek - 115 Heerlen
B. Richard Ramirez - June 28, 1969

Notes:
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Frans De Waard
Heerlen Hiss

Label: My Own Little Label - MOLL 027
Format: Mini CDr
Country: Netherlands
Released: 2009
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Experimental

Tracklist:
01. Heerlen Hiss (19:22)

Credits:
Recorded by: Edward Ka-Spel

Notes:
Recorded live at Kunstencentrum Signe, Heerlen, February 6 2009
Thanks to Mike Kramer (organisation) and Edward Ka-Spel (live recording)
























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