Sunday, June 14, 2009
Chriet Titulaer & De Kunstmanen - Moeite With Relations (tape, Golden Mercy gm 001, 1983)
I am pleased to announce another new donator of excellent underground tapes, Pascal 'titi' Tabarnac, who I trust to create an excellent addition to this blog of truly delights of music.
Moeite With Relations by Chriet Titulaer & De Kunstmanen was the second GOLDEN MERCY release. It was made and recorded by a group of friends in the big livingroom of the squat they lived in. (Rotterdam, 1983, Crooswijk) Some of the stuff was recorded in the Poortgebouw by the people from Combinator Records, Kees & José. Also, the silly interview at the end of the tape is José ('deze cassette bezit andere kwaliteiten die niet zo onmiddelijk zijn af te meten in luistergenot') 'interviewing' Luuk Simonis. His reference to the magazine Vinyl was not a subconcious one; any cassette that was released was reviewed -or rather mentioned- by Oscar Smit, the man in charge of the cassette department.
As for as i remember this was the crew that made it; Theo Olsthoorn, Sander Jansweert, Eric & Yono, Kees & José, Stef ('steph'), Luuk Simonis, Sira & Jean Marc(?) en Eddie Bergshoef.
The sleeve was printed on an old printing machine (hand-composed) , owned by the small art collective 'het Rotterdams Kunstgesticht' Simonis was working with.
'Moeite With Relations' is a bit of a snapshot of the world we inhabited in those days; being on the dole, smoking dope, trying to make music or do anything else artistical, drinking endless cups of tea and trying our hand on this strange version of obscure 'cabaret', lots of toy-piano and badly played songs.