Temple of Faitiche (December 2022)

Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. Next show's guest is South African born producer, singer and label founder (Süd Electronic) Alan Abrahams aka Portable aka Bodycode - on air December 30th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.

Various Artist: What Was It Like Before I Got Into Electricity, Süd Electronic 2003


Nikolaienko live at Cafe Oto, London

Listen to Nikolaienko's treasures from his tape loop archive, performed live at Cafe Oto, London - December 3rd 2022 - here: Soundcloud.

Herbert List: Das magische Auge, 2022


Jonathan Scherk Mix for Radio Kapital

Listen to a mesmerising mix by Jonathan Scherk for Polish Radio Kapital. Similar to Toon!, Jonathan works again with his spirals of memory - with the difference that this time we have an insight into his sources (see his playlist below). A little description by Jonathan to give context: here

Playlist (six sections) by Jonathan Scherk, 2022


Roméo Poirier Mix for XL8R

And again an excellent mix by Roméo Poirier for XL8R. Listen and read the accompanying interview here.

Gets rid of his moustache: Roméo Poirier, Berlin 2022 


Temple of Faitiche (November 2022)

Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. Next show's guest is Canadian label founder (Graphical), sound & visual artist Mark Templeton - on air November 4th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.

Mark Templeton: Ocean Front Property (The Ice Plant/Graphical)


Roméo Poirier Mix for Radio Kapital

Listen to a wonderful indulging mix by Roméo Poirier for Polish Radio Kapital here (Soundcloud).

Edwards/Ogden: 7 Reece Mews - Francis Bacon's Studio, London 2001


Jonathan Scherk: Toon!

Coming soon: Jonathan Scherk's new album Toon!. 13 complex sound constructions of Plunderphonics-Sampledelica-Variations Acousmatiques, which follow a strict two-minute format. 13 tracks = 13 déjà-vus. Release: Nov 4th 2022, Format: LP/DL. Trivia: Try listening to Toon! backwards ... 

Reflection of Jonathan Scherk, Vancouver 2022

Jonathan Scherk: B6 reversed (faitiche27), 2022


Social Engineering VI

Faitiche Journal / Jan Jelinek's fourth contribution to a series of portraits about so-called Phishing Emails. Title and content this time: medical frivolities.

"(...) I'm on a mission to give it all away."

Jan Jelinek: Phishing VI (medical frivolities), 2022


Temple of Faitiche (September 2022)

Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. Next show's guest is British designer & sound artist blackbody_radiation aka Andrew Black - on air September 9th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.

W. Kumpf & L. Weisse: Andy Warhol in Darmstadt, 2013


The Carpenters: We've only just begun

Meditation for four loudspeakers on The Carpenters' We've only just begun. The recording (stereo version) is an excerpt of a 40 minutes live perfomance by Jan Jelinek on the occasion of TetraTon - a concert evening in quadraphonic at Uferstudio 1, Berlin - July 20th 2022.

The Carpenters: Close To You, Japan 1971

Jan Jelinek: Live at TetraTon (Meditation on The Carpenters' We've only just begun), July 20th 2022 at Uferstudio 1, Berlin (excerpt)


Roméo Poirier: Living Room

Faitiche is thrilled to announce Roméo Poirer's new album Living Room - it is his third solo album and debut for Faitiche. 12 delicate sound collages, recorded in the artist's living room and bathtub. Release: Oct 7th 2022, cat#: faitiche 28, format: LP/DL, single release: Aug 9th 2022 (digital only)

Clark: Pierro dell Francesca, London 1969

Roméo Poirier: Muscle de Sable - Jan Jelinek Remix (remixed by Roméo Poirier) (faitiche 28), 2022


Andrew Pekler Mix for 20ft Radio

Listen to an excellent mix by Andrew Pekler for Kiev's 20ft Radio here (Soundcloud). Including new/unreleased material. 

Image generated by MidJourney AI (b/w converted), search command by Andrew Pekler: UFOs over mountainous landscape in the style of Pieter Bruegel 


Social Engineering III

Faitiche Journal / Jan Jelinek's third contribution to a series of portraits about so-called Phishing Emails. Title and content this time: an offer with integrity?

... is there a connection between global inflation and the simultaneous decrease in phishing mails?

Jan Jelinek: Phishing III (an offer with integrity?), 2022


Soundtrack for SEASCAPE - polyptych

Coming next Spring: Jan Jelinek - Soundtrack for SEASCAPE - polyptych (faitiche 31), a joint project by video artist Clive Holden and Jan Jelinek. SEASCAPE - polyptych is an audio/video software - made with sampled material from the 1956 film Moby Dick. More information soon.

Artwork frontcover (image/film still by Clive Holden, 2022)

Jan Jelinek: Ropes sing in the air (faitiche 31), 2022


Arthur Clees & Jan Jelinek

Excerpt of a live improvisation by Arthur Clees (drums) & Jan Jelinek (electronics) at Vinyl Harvest, Esch sur Alzette - Luxembourg, Friday 3rd December 2021.

Vinyl Harvest (concert set-up and flyer), 2021

Arthur Clees & Jan Jelinek: Live at Vinyl Harvest, Luxembourg 2021 (excerpt)


Temple of Faitiche (June 2022)

Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. Next show's guest is Californian sound- & installation artist Pinkcourtesyphone aka Richard Chartier - on air June 10th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.

Yuji Agematsu: Four Seasons (2021)


Ambianta VI (live version)

Nikolaienko presented and performed his tape loop collection live at the 1986_gallery_ in Vilnius, Lithuania 2022.

Nikolaienko live at 1986_gallery_ (photo by D. Nikolaienko), 2022

Nikolaienko: Ambianta IV (live at the 1986_gallery_), Vilnius LT 2022


Social Engineering II

Faitiche Journal / Jan Jelinek's second contribution to a series of portraits about so-called Phishing Emails. Title and content this time: a vague allegation & the concrete extortion.

again: a sad peek into faitiche's mailbox ... 

Jan Jelinek: Phishing II (a vague allegation & the concrete extortion), 2022


Video for Nikolaienko by Mark Templeton

Watch a VHS feedback video by sound artist and photographer Mark Templeton for Nikolaienko's Uomo Di Mondo (Rings, faitiche23). Mark Templeton: "I was looking back at some of my past work, while playing Rings and this VHS feedback loop seemed to work well. I made this a number of years ago for an art exhibition. The VHS loop is a 14 minute loop that was originally silent."



LA Screen Memories

Jan Jelinek's audio/video collage LA Screen Memories is nominated for the MuVi-Awards at the 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Watch the film selection (and vote for the audience award) here. more

Jan Jelinek: LA Screen Memories (film still), 2022


Temple of Faitiche (April 2022)

Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. Next show's guests are philosopher Dominika Jerkic & radio play author, sound artist and Institut für Feinmotorik co-founder Marc Matter - on air April 15th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.

Gerhard Rühm: falle/all & schlaf/falsch, from: The Vienna Group, 1997


Browser Music by Andrew Pekler

Experience Andrew Pekler's Browser Music series: One (part 1  2  3  4), Two (part 1  2  3  4), Three (part 1  2  3  4), Four (part 1  2  3  4). Browser Music is a series of four individual compositions - each one in four parts to be played simultaneously but not necessarily in sync. Instructions


Browser Music artwork by Andrew Pekler, 2022


Social Engineering

Faitiche Journal / Jan Jelinek starts a series of portraits about so-called Phishing Emails. The first post is on the narrative of the heir - probably one of the oldest concepts of Phishing!?

a sad peek into faitiche's mailbox ... 

Jan Jelinek: Phishing I (The narrative of the heir), 2022


Beispiel: Muster

Coming soon (March 18th): Beispiel - Muster (faitiche 26). Beispiel (German for example, also suggests playing together), a joint project by Frank Bretschneider and Jan Jelinek. Muster is their first album. Free electronic music, the result of spontaneous improvisations. Now available at the webshopmore

Artwork frontcover (image by C. Claus "Erwachen am Augenblick / Psych. Feld", 1991)

Beispiel: FB&JJ2017-1, (faitiche 26, 2022)


Temple of Faitiche (February 2022)

Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. Next show's guest is Polish multi-instrumentalist, composer and Thomas Cole aficionado Piotr Kurek - on air Feb 18th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.

W. H. Truettner, A. Wallach: Thomas Cole, Landscape into History, 1994


Surveillance - in three episodes

German SWR2 premiers a new radio work by Jan Jelinek: Überwachung - in drei Episoden (Surveillance - in three episodes). Premiere: February, 12th 2022. Afterwards as free stream & download for 18 months available here. more

Richard N. Scarth: Echoes from the Sky, 2017

Jan Jelinek: Überwachung - in drei Episoden (excerpt of Episode II), 2022


Sonne = Blackbox (LP Repress)

Coming soon (March 25th): vinyl repress of Ursula Bogner's Sonne = Blackbox (Voice and Tape Music). The album was created under the musical direction of Andrew Pekler back in 2011.

Observation cupola, constructed by Ursula and Ulrich Bogner. The picture shows Ulrich Bogner and son Sebastian, 1977 (excerpt artwork faitiche05).

Ursula Bogner: Jubiläum (faitiche05), 2011


metrik, 2001

Found in the archives: metrik is a previously unreleased track by Jan Jelinek, recorded in 2001 live to DAT.

a recording medium that fortunately fell into oblivion ... 

Jan Jelinek: metrik (2001, previously unreleased)