IBIDEM

Ibidem is a collaborative project between experimental composer Iván Muela and visual artist Meneh Peh. It is presented as a 3-hour drone ambient album accompanied by a book of analog photo collages inspired by the music and the creative process behind it, often with an aesthetic marked by surrealism and abstraction. Each track is made using one single signal chain, often consisting of Muela’s handmade synthesizers, housed in coffee tins and glass jars, and a series of guitar pedals. It is the sixth release of the Adventurous Music Book Series. Layout by Ronny (a.k.a. Signalstoerung), proofreading by Corina. This softcover book is available via Adventurous Music.


You can find further information on both artists here:
www.ivanmuela.com/
menepeh.tumblr.com

BEWILDERED

Have you ever wondered what animals might think regarding certain human actions and behavior? And have you ever asked yourself what this planet would be like if humans would treat animals with respect and would pay attention to their needs starting with the little things? Well, Bewildered is dedicated to these creatures that are not yet on the red list of threatened species. It is a concept book created by Corina that includes watercolor illustrations, poems, and experimental electronic sound art by INYAN. Cover layout and typesetting by Ronny, printed on recycled paper. So this piece of art is for every single human being and you can get your copy from now on. 


 

Corina Retzlaff is the founder of finetexts. She inherited her love for reading, storytelling, and drawing and wrote her first short story when she was twelve years old.

Black Door

The black door gives access to alternative versions of similar realities. What is real? What is it to be here? What is? Just like the material under your feet feels like the ground even though you may be on the top floor of a building, so is the vision of things around us determined by consciousness and limitations of the mind. Where and when is the start of a nebula and when does it end? Can you hold a plume of smoke in your hands or knock down the sound of the rain? The collection of photographs accompanying this release concerns matters of perspective. Some of these pictures may be answers, or may some of them be questions? How we see is the most important part – not what. So how do you see these sounds and interpret these visions?

Black Door is the fourth part of the Adventurous Music Book Series presenting a unique collaboration between Greek-born, Norway-based Θ (Theta) and german artist Nyppy including a collection of black and white photographs and four dark ambient tracks. Layout and mastering by Ronny (a.k.a. Signalstoerung), proofreading by Corina. This hardcover book is limited to 50 and available via Adventurous Music.


You can find further information on both artists here:
thetasounds.org
nyppy.bandcamp.com

Rust

“When I think about rust I imagine decay, erosion, and destruction, but all of these things happen over a longer period of time, not quickly and violently like an explosion. I also think of how iron ore (basically rust) is mined from the ground, and then that ore is turned into what we use as iron and steel. It’s kind of a constant death and rebirth cycle for the rust.“ – Dan Fox

This book is the third part of the Adventurous Music Book Series! It’s filled with amazing photographs taken by Ronny and eight excellent ambient noise tracks by Fail and Hendekagon. Concept, layout, typesetting, and mastering by Ronny (a.k.a. Hendekagon & Signalstoerung) as well, proofreading by Corina. This hardcover book is limited to 25, so go get your copy fast via Adventurous Music.


 

Ronny Lier is a social and media educator and co-founder of finetexts. His greatest passions are music and design. In his sustainable music books, he manages to combine both.

ONE LITTLE DJANE – A FLIPBOOK ADVENTURE

One Little DJane is a flipbook that tells and illustrates the beginning of a young DJane’s career at a time when CDs still were cool and experimental electronica perhaps was at its peak. This book includes a link to a track by INYAN, exclusively created for this adventure. Words and illustrations are by Corina, cover layout and typesetting by Ronny. The book is made of recycled paper, so go get your copy and have fun flipping, reading, listening, and dancing. Update: The book is also available at Leipzig’s Musikhaus Kietz.


 

Corina Retzlaff is the founder of finetexts. She inherited her love for reading, storytelling, and drawing and wrote her first short story when she was twelve years old.

Relatives Schoensein

Relatives Schoensein is a non-profit art collaboration. The book shows photographs of excerpts of weathered and partly destroyed street art Ronny took. For each photograph, there is a soundtrack created by a sound artist. All in all, there are over 40 sound artists from all over the world (incl. Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, UK, and the US) who have contributed to this project. There is a download code for this compilation of tracks within the book, and the artists are Amby Downs, Black Lung, Carlo Giustini, C-drík, Conure, Coppice Halifax, Desolate Horizons, Dirk Geiger, Elias Zorn, Ezra Fike, Fail, Francis Theberge, Gallery Six, Hendekagon, INYAN, Iván Muela, Jen Kutler, Joe Hassick, Jóhann Eiriksson, Jo Montgomerie, Kareem, Kid Kozmoe, Mai 12, Marc Benner, Matter, Micromelancolié, Nimon, Nyppy, Olan Mill, Sacha Ratcliffe, Salt, Signalstoerung, Sturqen, TBEX, Thedi, The Empath feat. Cosmic Noise Crew, The [Law-Rah] Collective, Veronica Moser, Vrum, Wajid Yaseen, Yann Novak, and 16Pad Noise Terrorist. Editing by Corina, typesetting & layout by Ronny, and final mastering by C-drik @ Syrphe. This book comes with over four hours of music and is made of high-quality natural paper. It is limited to 100 copies and you can get yours via Adventurous Music.


 

Ronny Lier is a social and media educator and co-founder of finetexts. His greatest passions are music and design. In his sustainable music books, he manages to combine both.