en/of (steve roden & doug aitken)

steve roden & doug aitken
LP with original photograph
edition: 100

  1. into the shadows
  2. soft walking
  3. out of the sun
  4. still burning

part of the en/of series from bottrop boy, usually bringing a visual artist and sound artist together. this was a 2004 collaboration between artist doug aitken and myself. the soundworks on the LP were originally made for one of aitken’s installations, and included mainly the sounds of mohhamed rafi and my childhood super 8 camera.

the edition included one of two different original signed photographs by doug aitken.

  • reviews:
  • Two new releases on the slowly expanding En/Of label. It seems as though more and more ‘famous’ boys and girls are lined up to join the label – both musician and artistwise. In case you forgot: En/Of presents records in an edition of 100 copies and comes in gatefold sleeve, with the record on one side and an original, signed and numbered artwork on the other. With Steve Roden’s record you get a photograph by Doug Aitken. Aitken and Roden met before, as Roden did music to an installation of Aitken in 1999. This record reworks that music again: sources being a super 8mm camera and Indian film singer Mohammed Rafi. If you kept up with the recent work of Roden, than this record will be greeted wholeheartedly. It expands on the sound palette and techniques of sound processings like on his recent CDs. Stretched patterns, shifting sounds which are multi-layered and move in and out of the mix, and to which the dust covered sound of Rafi can just be heard – and most of the time not at all. Great stuff.

    vital weekly 422

    frans de waard