Roméo Poirier: Negative Feedback

Coming end of 2023: 7"/single vinyl, which gathers two collages on the good and the evil: LOVE & HATE. A-Side: Negative Feedback (HATE) by Roméo Poirier, B-Side: Collage of Digital passion (LOVE) by The Exposures aka Jan Jelinek, Format: vinyl only. Have a pre-listen to Roméo's radiophonic drama en miniature.

LOVE & HATE artwork (sketches / footage), faitiche 2023

Roméo Poirier: Negative Feedback (HATE / A-Side), faitiche34


Jan Jelinek: SEASCAPE - polyptych (OST)

Third album announcement for 2023: Faitiche presents Jan Jelinek's soundtrack for SEASCAPE – polyptych, an audio-visual software developed in collaboration with Canadian new media artist Clive Holden in 2022. SEASCAPE – polyptych is based on image and acoustic source material from John Huston's 1956 classic Moby Dick. Official release: April 28th 2023, already in stock and available at the webshop. more

Jan Jelinek: SEASCAPE - polyptych, artwork by Tim Tetzner, 2023


Temple of Faitiche (April 2023)

Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL: Label founder and producer Jan Jelinek portraits sound-art composer and installation artist Christina Kubisch for the first half, Christina responses with her own mix collage for the second. Christina Kubisch is best known for her sound installations and electro-acoustic compositions. On air April 21st, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.

Christina Kubisch: Cloud (2011-2019)


Temple of Faitiche at Berlin's silent green

On the occasion of its 15th anniversary, Faitiche is organising a special evening at silent green (Berlin, Friday April 21st 2023): Japanese sound artist ASUNA will present his 100 Keyboards performance. Groupshow, the improv trio of Hanno Leichtmann, Andrew Pekler and Jan Jelinek, will reunite live for the first time after a 5-year break. Parallel to the concerts, the audio/video installation SEASCAPE - polytptych by Clive Holden and Jan Jelinek will be shown at the entrance of silent green's Betonhalle. More info

Asuna performs 100 Keyboards, photo by Julieta Cervantes


UND T-Shirt

Back in stock: Faitiche UND T-shirts, all sizes. More info


Corridors (II)

Second contribution to a series about the eventlessness & clandestine acoustics of hotel corridors. Each part of the series portrays a certain corridor / presents a processed recording from Jan Jelinek's archive. The second post introduces a corridor at The Westin, Hamburg - recorded in 2022.

Again - other proportions, another place, but still a hotel corridor: Chicago 2011

Jan Jelinek: Corridor II, 2023


Muellie Messiah & Punk Not Punk

Second album announcement for 2023: Muellie Messiah & Punk Not Punk - Exq I (faitiche 30), release: March 3rd 2023. Exq I is a monumental 36 minutes track, recorded in 2010 by Berlin underground techno legends Muellie Messiah & Punk Not Punk - mainly known under their 100Records moniker. The work effortlessly intermingling dub, drone, field recording and collage, a blend achieved thanks to the duo’s jazz-inspired approach to improvisation. more

Old maestros at work: Muellie Messiah (Budde) and Punk Not Punk (Osti), year unknown.


Social Engineering

German SWR2 premiers a new bilingual (DE, EN) radio work by Jan Jelinek: Social Engineering. A 33-minute voice and sound collage dedicated to the hysteria of phishing emails. Premiere: February, 25th 2023. Available afterwards as free stream & download for 18 months heremore

Unfortunately still unchanged: A screenshot from last year's mail box.

Jan Jelinek: Social Engineering (excerpt), 2023


Temple of Faitiche (February 2023)

Time for a change at Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL. From now on it's one hour = one artist portrait. Jan Jelinek portraits drummer and composer Hanno Leichtmann for the first half, Hanno Leichtmann responses with his Gravest Hits of Avantgarde mix for the second. Leichtmann curated and installed a jukebox with 50 lathe cut 7“ singles - a personal selection of modern classical music, commissioned for the 100th edition of Donaueschinger Musiktage - on air February 24th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.

Hanno Leichtmann: Gravest Hits, Donaueschingen 2021.


Corridors (I)

faitiche Journal / Jan Jelinek starts a new series about the eventlessness & clandestine acoustics of hotel corridors. Each part of the series will portray a certain corridor / present a processed recording from Jelinek's archive. The first part begins with a corridor at Fujisawa Hotel, Kyoto - recorded in 2006.

Actually a much more spacious corridor than at Hotel Fujisawa: Chicago 2011

Jan Jelinek: Corridor I, 2023


Roméo Poirier: Eli Keszler Remix + 1

Coming this Friday, 13th (!): Roméo Poirer - Eli Keszler Remix + 1 (digital only release). Roméo Poirier adds another track to his last year's album Living Room: Les encombres is anything but what the title suggests. A compelling addition to Roméo's mysterious cabinet of curiosities. Eli Keszler remixes Statuario - the album's opening track - and transforms it into an atmospheric setting that seems to have sprung from a magical vaudeville act. more

Roméo Poirer: Eli Keszler Remix + 1 (faitiche28+), artwork by Tim Tetzner, 2023

Roméo Poirier: Les encombres (faitiche 28+), 2023


Groupshow: Greatest Hits

2023 starts with an album announcement (up to six more will follow this year): Groupshow - Greatest Hits (faitiche 29), release: Jan 27th 2023. The ten tracks on this first vinyl album by Groupshow (Hanno Leichtmann, Andrew Pekler, Jan Jelinek), recorded between 2005 and 2018, document concert recordings and studio improvisations by the trio. more

Groupshow live at Radialsystem, Berlin 2019, photo by Juliane Schütz

Groupshow: Music For A Plank Press (faitiche 29), 2023