Ever since the turn of the millennium Burnt Friedman's Nonplace label has been exploring the depths of dub, outernational grooves and experimental electronica. The imprint's 10th anniversary is celebrated with a prominently manned compilation, as well as reissues of rare and long-deleted recordings.
French anthropologist Marc Augé coined the phrase 'non-place' in 1995, referring to a place of transience that does not hold enough significance to be regarded as a 'place' - a motorway, a hotel room, an airport or a supermarket. Burnt Friedman translates the concept into music that appears in constant flow, shaped as a patchwork of cultures, styles, and collaborative methods of production. The concept of the non-place is further reflected in the label's cover artworks, lovingly crafted by Friedman himself from paper scraps and discarded objects.
Dub is a common denominator for Nonplace's diverse releases, the technique of reshaping existing recordings itself being a metaphor for the transience of the non-place. Consequently the label's highly recommended '10th Anniversary Edition' features a number of reworkings: Basic Channel's Mark Ernestus for instance provides a dub for global music collective The Embassadors, while Friedman's collaborations with Atom TM, as Flanger, and with former Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit get remixed by Dubplates & Mastering's Rashad Becker.
Nonplace is also making available a number of long-deleted recordings: The classic Drome album 'The Final Corporation Colonization Of The Unconscious', which originally appeared on Ninja Tune in 1994, also two Friedman albums as Nonplace Urban Field are being reissued: 'Golden Star' and 'Raum Für Notizen', both from 1996.
15 Tracks | 9,99 €
9 Tracks | 7,45 €