For many years now there is a strong connection between the three members of Kapotte Muziek – Frans de Waard, Roel Meelkop & Peter Duimelinks – and Rotterdam based visual artist Ben Schot. The first time they worked together was when Schot asked Kapotte Muziek to perform at a festival about Detroit/MC5/etc festival in 1998 (released on ‘Praag/Rotterdam’ CD by Kapotte Muziek) and since then there have been various collaborations and constellations. This CD, while technically a compilation, collects four of these pieces.
- As Wieman De Waard and Meelkop provided the musical backing for a performance by Schot as an introduction for a screening of Jodorowski’s film ‘El Topo’, which takes the musical score into the land of plunderphonics, noise, improv and techno (2010-2012)
- Kapotte Muziek performed a rare laptop concert wehn Ben Schot received the Pendrecht Cultuur Prize in 2003
- The Whi was a quartet of Meelkop, De Waard, Ben Schot and his daughter Puck Schot playing the game ‘Rockband Wii’, on real amplifiers and computer distortion, much the hilarious reaction of the audience – as can be heard here.
- With DMDN (Jacques van Bussel), Duimelinks, De Waard and Meelkop played a final concert (?) as Death Pact in 1999, probably the loudest concerts they ever performed as part of a programme called ‘Withdrawel’.
This is a long CD, clocking in at just under 80 minutes and contains a rare example of the more noisy works of these artists. It comes in a retro vinyl gatefold sleeve and is co-released with Ben Schot’s own publishing house Sea Urchin.