Jan Jelinek’s Tierbeobachtungen gets first vinyl release

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Noise and instrumental samples waft through layered loops.

Jan Jelinek’s 2006 album Tierbeobachtungen is being released on vinyl for the first time, via Faitiche this May.

Taking its name – Tierbeobachtungen – from the German word for ‘animal observations,’ the album’s 6-tracks see Jelinek fortifying his layered, modulated loops with guitar and vibraphonette snippets.

It follows Jelinek’s collaborative 2019 Signals Bulletin album with Japanese sound artist ASUNA, also released on Faitiche.

Head here to pre-order a copy in advance of Tierbeobachtungen’s 8th May release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. A Concert For Television
2. Palmen Aus Leder
3. Tierbeobachtung (LP Version)

Side B

1. The Ballad Of Soap Und: Die GEMA Nimmt Kontakt Auf
2. Up To My Same Old Trick Again
3. Happening Tone

Photo: Ruthless Imagery