This 4lp-Box includes his first 4 tape-works from the late 70's.
Released between 1981 and 1983 on the british YHR-Tapes-label (Yorkhouserecords) as well as american Aeon-Tapes, all 4 Tapes were issued in appr. 50 copies each. The Tapes were called „Musik an der Grenze" „Musik im Schatten" „Musik unter Tage" and „Musik aus der Grauzone".The lmtd 200-edition contains the bonus 7inch for members from the 2007-edition.
Tietchens is a German electronic musician who has pursued "absolute music" through an almost mathematical process of rigid formal exercises. With strong ties to Karlheinz Stockhausen's early electronic work, Tietchens specializes in irregular patterns of sonic abstractions that are suspended in gray drones to create cold textural voids from external references