Zehetbauer, Lorenz: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Werkschau, 1992
Jan Jelinek: No other filmmaker has had so many opportunities - and used them so often - to share something about himself. Nevertheless, Rainer Werner Fassbinder has remained virtually unknown to a wider audience. Mr Fassbinder, how do you explain this?, 2017
Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL: Label founder and producer Jan Jelinek portraits Austrian microsound composer & drummer Martin Brandlmayr for the first half, Martin responses with his own mix/collage/selection for the second. On air December Friday 8th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.
Martin Brandlmayr, photo by Maria Ziegelböck, year unknown
Young Luxembourg label mint.conception.recordings is going to release an album by Arthur Cless & Jan Jelinek. Release: Jan 26th 2024, format: LP/DL. It contains four excerpts from a duo concert, which the two performed on December 3rd 2021 in Esch, Luxembourg. A. Clees: drums, J. Jelinek: live electronics. A small edition will be also available at the faitiche webshop & Bandcamp. More info here
album artwork (front) by Erik Mathias, 2023
Jan Jelinek & Arthur Clees: excerpt 4 (mint.conception.recordings), 2023
Jon Leone: Sentimental Guitar Dream (by SG), film still 2023
Jan Jelinek's radio work Social Engineering is on the shortlist for Prix Art Sonore / Phonurgia Nova Awards 2023. Public listening session: Nov 3rd 2023, 14:15 - 15:55, Paris. (complete program / more information here). You can also vote for the Audience Award online - an official link introducing the selection / categories: soundcloud
Phonurgia Nova Awards 2023
Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL: Label founder and producer Jan Jelinek portraits musician, collagist and romantic Andrew Pekler for the first half, Andrew responses with his own mix collage for the second. On air October Friday 13th (!), 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.
SG (Andrew Pekler), photo by Andrew Pekler 2023
Double record release event at Morphine Raum, Berlin on October 18th 2023, 20:00: blackbody_radiation plays Ultra Materials (solo laptop) and SG (Andrew Pekler) plays For Lovers Only / Rain Suite (solo guitar & pedals). More information here
design by faitiche, 2023
Have a listen to one of the 72 (!) pieces which sadly couldn't make it on Trip Shrubb's wonderfully expansive project Trewwer, Leud un Danz, relased in 2021 on faitiche. You can find the original project and the complete catalog here.
Hillentrup village - home of Trip Shrubb, year unknown.
Trip Shrubb: 78 6.8 Leuder (2013)
Fourth contribution to a series about the uneventfulness & clandestine acoustics of corridors. This time a conglomerat of two different hotel corridors: Hotel Pierre Loti, Juan-les-Pins, France 2023 & Holiday Inn, London, UK 2018. Both corridors feature a dysfunctional neon light.
Hotel Pierre Loti, 2023 - a hotel that the author rather cannot recommend.
Jan Jelinek: Corridor IV (excerpt), 2023
Andrew Pekler returning to faitiche with an album of sentimental guitar escapism. Release: Oct. 6th 2023, format: LP/DL. more
artwork (front cover) for For lovers Only / Rain Suite by Dmytro Nikolaienko
SG (Andrew Pekler): Western Affect (faitiche33, 2023)
Faitiche welcomes Andrew Black aka blackbody_radiation. His debut album Ultra-Materials (faitiche32) gathers six ghostly drones, created with the help of sound masking. Release: Sep. 8th 2023, format: LP/DL. more
artwork (front cover) for Ultra-Materials by Tim Tetzner & Andrew Black
blackbody_radiation: Rhyolite (faitiche32, 2023)
Third contribution to a series about the uneventfulness & clandestine acoustics of corridors. This time the definition of the corridor includes Marrakech's side alleys. Hints of public flash up behind the façade of uneventfulness. The side alleys become a gathering place for acoustic micro-events that take place behind closed doors.
Side alleys at the Medina in Marrakesh, 2023
Jan Jelinek: Corridor III (excerpt), 2023
Faitiche's bimonthly radio show on LYL: Label founder and producer Jan Jelinek portraits musician, sound artist, mastering engineer and label owner (Senufo Editions, Schoolmap Records) Giuseppe Ielasi for the first half, Giuseppe responses with his own mix collage for the second. On air June 16th, 13:00-14:00. Available afterwards as Mixcloud stream.
Giuseppe Ielasi, 2023
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
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
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)
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
Second contribution to a series about the uneventfulness & 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
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.
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 here. more
Unfortunately still unchanged: A screenshot from last year's mail box.
Jan Jelinek: Social Engineering (excerpt), 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.
faitiche Journal / Jan Jelinek starts a new series about the uneventfulness & 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
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
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