2018-01-04 heavy rotation 2017: sturm, schlüsi & piayda tell favourites

first of all: happy new year to all of you. this year teaching movie director and vinyl addict dietmar sturm as well as global thinker and local activist dj grischo schlüsi - next to sven piayda - tell their favourite and most played albums of the year 2017. next to their top 5 albums, a song is chosen to be the song of the year. new this year also the best art show, also best book will be added to the list, mr sturm even added a favourite movie, we should add the category for next year... here we go:

dietmar sturm:
01 neuschnee - schneckenkönig (2016)
02 e.s.t. - retrospective. the very best of e.s.t. (2009)
03 jean michel jarre - en attendant cousteau (track 4: waiting for cousteau) (1990)
04 porcupine tree - transmission IV moonloop (1994/2006)
05 nerve - nerve (2017)

best song: neuschnee - des kaisers neue kleider (2016) !!!
best art show: tomás saraceno - in orbit (k21 düsseldorf, 2017)
best book: eugen ruge - follower. roman (2016)
best film: denis villeneuve - blade runner 2049 (2017)

grischo schlüsi:
01 weval - weval
02 rival consoles - howl
03 john talabot - fIN
04 josé gonzalez - vestiges & claws
05 king gizzard & the lizard wizard with mild high club - sketches of brunswick east

best song: bonobo - bambro koyo
best netflix: stranger things, master of none, ozark, sense8, fargo

sven piayda:
01 boards of canada - a few old tunes vol.1
02 aphex twin - syro
03 brothomstates - claro
04 modeselektor - mokeytown
05 queen - news of the world

best song: aphex twin - marchromt30a edit 2b 96
best art show: gerhard richter - editionen (museum folkwang, essen)
best book: rob sears - the beautiful poetry of donald trump
best film: denis villeneuve - enemy

have a good start in 2018, there are new events to be announced.

the studio is working on a new solo show, big news ahead, watch out. we are really busy and happy to annouce everything soon. coming up in february, set your schedules!

sven piayda has announced to come up with a record of tides vinyl ep in spring as wll as a full album in summer. also there are no dates for dj-sets or live, but the project is supposed to come up live in 2018.
the best for now, we have a domain finally! update your bookmarks, here it is:


keep an eye on zany music: next to putting out all AESTATE albums for free, the label also shares links and offers on demnad downlads to keep piayda related releases available, even if they are not part of the zany music catalogue.


what´s on in 2018? there are two or three things in the pipeline for 2018 but nothing is save recently. nevertheless we would like to draw your attention to smaller contributions to international group shows as already announced in the agenda.
click the image above to launch google maps and to plan your route.
plus: a 2018 solo show is already confirmed.

rrecord of tides compilation album 'driftings' via /CAMP. the release is not a new album but a compilation of old and recent tracks. it features tracks from recent sessions as well as material released as sellafield which has not been avaialable digitally or is available now in any other way. the mp3 download bundle also features alternative versions of tracks releaseed as penrose delta (also not available anymore) and is completed by a track from a session featuring michael knak from 2015 (check the journal: 2015-07-27 annual gifts, new recordings and bad aliens | entry by sven).

get all info and tracklist in the releases section, check ot driftings.
you will get the album for free via /CAMP, please make sure you´ll have a password! find out about /CAMP sign up here.


record of tides´ third full length album 'solna' is out on the hamburg based netlabel kreislauf.org. the album is available as digital version only and can be streamed and downloaded via archive.org and sonicsquirrel.org.

listen to and download the album on

also check label and microsite, as well as facebook site and event:
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sven piayda | plato was sad
school of design gallery, university of leeds, uk
2018-01-02 — 2018-02-28
opening 2018-01-02

school of design
university of leeds
united kingdom


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