MD 050: N(59) – FAHRN

It´s been a while since a friend told us about a musician who is playing great heavy drones with his guitar. It was like “you should check out his show, he sounds great”. That´s what we did. We visited a show and it was overwhelming. Not only his music, but also talking to him after the show. This was also the beginning of a great friendship with Hellmut Neidhardt aka N and the start of an ongoing live experience. So it was a nice idea to celebrate this circumstance with a very special live document: N (59) “Fahrn”, a boxset with 7 tapes featuring 14 live sets and 507 minutes of music.

“Fahrn” features shows from 2009 – 2017. Every tape side is one show handpicked and mixed by the artist. All tapes are housed in o-cards, featuring pictures from all 14 shows. In those 507 minutes you will find 22 tracks, 10 of them are previously unreleased and 2 are pre-versions of later released studio recordings.

If you listen to the vinyl records by N, it´s always a great feeling, but it´s nothing compared to the intensity of the live shows. The tapes try to capture this live feeling, so no extra mastering was made after the final mixes by N. Just play it loud and you will get that magic raw moments of those live sets, moving from quiet ambient landscapes to loud and distorted drone and noise walls.

“Fahrn” Tracklist
Tape 1
Essen / Zollverein I: Zollverein / 35 59
Essen / Zollverein II: Wiek, Blauort, Prora-Stadt / 40 35
Tape 2
Bochum / FKT: Rote Fuhr / 24 17
Duisburg / Djaezz: Baerl / 23 12
Tape 3
Koblenz / Jam Club: Oie Kirr, Wehle, Suedfall / 63 50
Essen / Steinhaus: SH-1, Rote Fuhr, SH-2 / 53 47
Tape 4
Wuppertal / Galerie Groelle: Arrenberg / 29 54
Antwerp / Het Bos: Oie Kirr (dead pog version) / 28 05
Tape 5
Muenster / Cuba: Albachten / 43 21
Bielefeld / Uebersehcontainer: Baerl, Suedfall / 29 21
Tape 6
Essen / Emokeller: Ek-Rue, Prora-Stadt / 38 56
Dortmund / Sissikingkong: Deusen / 35 30
Tape 7
Gent / Kinkystar: Gent / 29 58
Duisburg / Topperhouse: Ruhrort / 30 12

All the tapes are clean white with flat shells featuring onbody prints, housed in black and white o-cards. Bringing the o-cards into the right chronological order, you can see a big black N logo on the one side of the spine and on the other side, all the credits of the release appear in the right order. The box is made of thick white 800g cardboard and has a handstamped N logo (stamped by N) on the top and is also stampnumbered on the bottom (01/25 – 25/25). All boxes come with a download code for all 14 live shows.

Limited to just 25 copies.
Preorder starts 20.12.2018 |20:00 german time



Time to look back to last years Moving Noises Festival, where thisquietarmy played a set, specially adapted for the particular venue at Christuskirche Bochum.

Eric Quach aka thisquietarmy played an almost improvisational set of dense warm drones without any use of drum machine sounds. Just his guitar and an armada of effects. The result is an impressive wall of sound with a neverending seething of drones.thisquietarmy - altar of droneThe album title is just the simple transcription of the ambience. One man standing in front of a church altar playing drones.

Now you have the chance to bring this ambience to your living room, listening to the recording of the church set, immortalized on a military grey tape, housed in a black fold-out-cross-cover with a diecut-cross-artwork.

tqa altar of dronealtar of drone - tape and crossThe tape is limited to 99 copies and will be released on  27. September 2014, celebrating Cassette Store Day.

PREORDER starts 06. September 2014 at 20:00 (Berlin time).

Listen to the first track here:

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Oh, by the way. The next Moving Noises Festival is in the making…

Related Items: Moving Noises Compilation (featuring thisquietarmy)


Vomos is currently sold out from our store.

We still hold back some copies of the white print version, for some concert sales.
So maybe we will have some copies left and you will have the chance to order them via our store.

Denovali Records and Drone Records have also some copies of the white print version.

Thank you all for ordering Vomos!