Edition of 500 copies with 12 page booklet. After many years of self-published micro-edition cassette and cdr releases this is the long overdue first proper collection of pieces by German conceptual artist Michael Barthel recorded between 2009 and 2012. Barthel was born in Berlin in 1977 and has been working in the fields of musique concrete, noise compositions, concrete phonetic poetry and fine arts since the mid 1990's, first with his project The Nautilus Deconstruction, and since the early 2000's under his own name, moving away from his earlier personal noise collage works towards more conceptual direct sound-poetry and outsider musique concrete compositions. Using mostly just his own voice and tape-machines, Barthel creates very poetic and mysterious environments. By means of their simplicity, fragility and lo-fi aesthetics his pieces manage to captivate and shock on a very emotional level. Michael Barthel lives and works in Leipzig where he curates his own gallery Kunstraum Barthel.