as a central point of reference of grischa lichtenbergers la demeure/il y a pé,,,ril en la demeure complex, raster-noton releases a limited edition of three 12inch vinyl eps that are accompanied by a handmade, signed and individualized screen print. the three eps were set up as an experiment. each of the records is guided by a word that could be described as a phantasmagoria, a delusion of the 20th century – like a metaphor that is concerned not only with its immediate meaning, but with an implication more emotional, more irrational, telling something about the mindset of the not so distant past.
and the true secret of their value is the sobriety, the austerity, of the living space they inhabit. it means that they do not simply occupy, visibly, the space they belong in, but have the scope to perform a variety of unforeseen functions which enables them constantly to surprise us anew. this is what makes them precious and elevates them above the level of a common object.« walter benjamin, spain 1932 grischa lichtenbergers new release »spielraum« is the first of three vinyl eps to thematically accompany the 2-part album »la demeure, il y a péril en la demeure«. on »spielraum«, lichtenberger presents the elements introduced on the preceding album in a different context, but without defining them too precisely and breaking them down to only one dimension.
grischa lichtenberger is a new artist on raster-noton. for >treibgut< he recorded sounds from the world around him like a sliding tabletop, the noise of a radiator or the humming of a broken device. by means of digital manipulation these sounds are transformed into sound-giving instruments
grischa lichtenberger hat 1983 das licht der welt erblickt und lebt inzwischen in berlin. die ersten produktionen des multimedia-kuenstlers sind bei treibgut in duesseldorf erschienen und kreisten um den rhein und seine landschaften.mit and iv (inertia) setzt grischa lichtenberger neue akzente. maschinenhafte cut-up-sounds treffen gebrochene, ja stolpernde beats. es ist ein album voller harscher, technoider elemente.