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Heart Murmur

by Kai Niggemann

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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    Deluxe package 10" vinyl of Kai Niggemann's vinyl debut. Recorded live in Berlin on a Buchla 200e Electric Music Box, meticulously mastered by Rashad Becker (Dubplates & Mastering) and pressed to vinyl in the highest possible quality, this album comes in a special package with an abundance of neat stickers and cards related to the artist and his instrument

    Includes unlimited streaming of Heart Murmur via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    The vinyl comes with stickers, a papercraft Buchla 200e replika, and warpped in a special PVC sleeve around the beautiful printed jacket.
    Also: find the messages in the groove...
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  • Full Digital Discography

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Das Leben der Bohème, Richard III, Aber ich entschwand, Redshift Orchestra - Thinking Light EP, and Heart Murmur. , and , .

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heart murmur 02:48
faint rumor 06:49
talk light 04:38
trilobites 04:13


Kai Niggemann’s solo debut, an all original album of outrageous poetically abstract music created live and without overdubs on a Buchla 200e Electric Music Box, one of the rarest and most sought after electronic music instruments.

Working on the platform since 2013, Kai Niggemann has become one of Germany’s leading artists who perform live with a Buchla 200e. His style is an electro-acoustic storytelling, a clubby dreamscape and a poetically-abstract kraut-infused energetic mix of new Elektronische Musik with contemporary club culture.

Nerds love the technology and clubbers love the throbbing drive of the basslines. It’s all improvised and recorded live in Berlin — yet it sounds meticulously crafted in a dark basement studio throughout the entire last winters.

Kai is a member of the 30-piece kraut-noise-jazz collective “The Dorf” and the electronics duo “The Last Books” (with Achim Zepezauer), performs and records with Mia Zabelka (Vienna) as “Redshift Orchestra”, cofounded the internet-computermusic “European Bridges Ensemble” (EBE, e-b-e.eu) and the electroacoustic duo “Resonator”.
His most recent releases were the CD/vinyl “Lux” (The Dorf feat. the noise drone artist N), “EviL/EvyL” and the cassette “Made in Österreich” with The Dorf (feat. Caspar Brötzmann & FM Einheit (Ex-Einstürzende Neubauten) or “Thinking Light” by Redshift Orchestra (duo with Mia Zabelka).

He performed concerts with Mia Zabelka (Wien), Yoshio Machida (JP), Trap & Zoid (BE), Stian Westerhus or Shahzad Ismaily (with The Dorf) among many others.

Besides the Buchla he often uses other sources for his sounds and musics, such as fieldrecordings, a noise choir, DIY-soundmakers and acoustic instruments. He is artistic co-director of the theater company “PARADEISER productions” (with director Ruth Schultz), performs solo and with partners, teaches courses in Sounddesign at the Academy for Fine Arts in Münster, Germany as well as music-electronic workshops (“soldering under supervision”) together with sound artist Stan Pete.



released January 12, 2018

Music written & produced by Kai Niggemann with a Buchla 200e Electric Music Box:

Model 291e Triple Morphing Filter. Model 266e Source of Uncertainty. Model 227e System Interface. Model 281e Quad Function Generator. Model 292e Quad Dynamics Manager. Model 210e Control and Signal Router. Model 206e Mixer/Preset Manager. Model 230e Triple Envelope Tracker/Preamplifier. Model 259e Twisted Waveform Generator. Model 261e Complex Waveform Generator. Model 285e Frequency Shifter/Balanced Modulator.

Recorded live at Sound Anatomy, Spektrum, Berlin by Richard Scott.

Mastered by Rashad Becker for Dubplates & Mastering.

Artwork by Superdefault.

Executive producer: Paradeiser Productions.

(c) & (p) 2017 by WAF80 music.

In cooperation with Kalakuta Soul Records.


WAF80-16 // KKS10-001


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Kai Niggemann Cologne, Germany

Kai Niggemann creates an abstract and poetic music with a twist with the help of a Buchla 200e Electric Music Box, a Buchla Music Easel and others sources.

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