Ekkehard Ehlers | invalidObject Series (this)
3" CD/MP3 | F.0014.0019
"Ekkehard Ehler's work stands out here as a complex reflection on music, memory, source and process in the digital age. Elsewhere he has released tributes to Robert Johnson and Albert Ayler. Taking samples from turn of the century compositions by Schoenberg and Charles Ives here, he metamorphoses them through particular procedures so that their expressive string section fragments, once symbolic of transformatory urges, become buried fragments within electronic processes that have far outflanked their ability to evoke the impossible."
Matt Ffytche, The Wire
The 'invalidObject Series' was established in 2000 as a sublabel of Fällt to release a finite series of twenty four 3" CD / MP3 works.
Offering a unique perspective on a diverse range of musical output at the turn of the millennium, the 'Series' features work by some of the most respected artists operating within the field of '.microsound' and has been described as "a remarkable document of a vibrant artistic community and a critical moment in the evolution of digital music" (Philip Sherburne), "a showcase for the extraordinary range of practical approaches within contemporary electronic music" (Matt Ffytche, The Wire) and, simply, "impressive" (Rob Young, Editor, The Wire).
The 'invalidObject Series' was included in The Wire's '2001 Rewind' list. The artwork for the entire series was also featured in Adrian Shaughnessy's 'Sampler 3'.
Fällt are grateful to the following: the artists who contributed their time and energy wholeheartedly to this project and embraced the idea of offering their work freely in MP3 format; Angela Lorenz, for her invaluable assistance in nurturing the design; and finally to Cara Murphy, for her help on seemingly endless late nights packaging and dispatching CDs.