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Article about 16-17 by Manuel Liebeskind

Great article by Manuel Liebeskind about 16-17: Basel, Switzerland, early 1980ies. The local punk scene was not a scene really. Too small. But for the remainders of those who kept their interest in the attitude, 16-17 were the fathers of the true spirit. The do-it yourself idea, the no-musical-boundaries-for-nobody attitude, the forward thinking, experimenting musicians, leaving everything […]

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16-17: Gyatso vinyl edition released 22-02-2021!

The first ever vinyl edition of the classic 1994 album Gyatso by 16-17 is out today! The vinyl version features 6 tracks and comes with a download code for the full 13 tracks album. For the presale period there were even three additional live tracks added to the package. If you’re quick, you can still […]

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16-17: Gyatso (Liner Notes by Jason Pettigrew, 2008)

Jason Pettigrew’s liner notes which provide interesting additional information about the album Gyatso by 16-17 were originally published in the booklet for the 2008 CD rerelease on Savage Land. We republish them here in view of the forthcoming first vinyl release of the album next month. GYATSO NOTES Breaking boundaries? For over two decades, Swiss […]

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16-17: Gyatso

Praxis 59 / Skin & Speech 001Artist: 16-17Title: Gyatso vinyl release 22 February 2021.  Originally released in 1994 on Pathological, Kevin Martin’s label who also produced the record. CD only.2008 re-released on Savageland, also on CD. Remastered by Alex Buess in 2020Vinyl cut by Shane the Cutter at Finyltweek. Gyatso is the 1994 album by […]

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16-17: The Pandemic Wargames Remixes

Praxis 58 16-17 The Pandemic Wargames Remixes 12″ – 24-08-2020 The Pandemic Wargames Remixes by 16-17 Release date: 24-08-2020 16-17 return to Praxis with a triple assault of ultrasonic remixes. The Pandemic Wargames Remixes are based on backing tracks originally recorded in 1995 for a follow up to the album Gyatso which eventually materialised earlier […]

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Praxis 25th Anniversary on Soundcloud: One track a day

Last week of November and first week of December 1992, the first two releases on Praxis appeared. A quarter of a century later the label still exists, an anomaly in the fast moving world of electronic music. To celebrate we are planning a series of events – and new releases. And we are [were] posting […]

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The Sound of Vision 1986-1992

Vision was a label project that I founded in 1986 and finished in 1992. The publications of Vision were not limited to cassettes and records but also included printed materials and visuals. These – fanzines, posters, t-shirts – like the recordings, received catalogue numbers. Vision 1 was a zine and appeared in November 1986. While […]

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“Skin Craft” – RIND & NOL

Praxis 55Ales Buess & Daniel Buess“Skin Craft” – RIND & NOLMLP – 2016 “Skin Craft” – RIND & NOL (Praxis 55) by Alex Buess & Daniel Buess Two powerful compositions by Alex Buess and Daniel Buess, rearranged by Cortex.RIND is a work using three large self-built cow skin frame drums, 1 horse skin container drum, […]

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Daniel Buess Obituary

Daniel Buess is dead. My personal friend and musical collaborator disappeared on February 7 in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland in the early morning after a night of partying. After more than a month, an agonising period for his life partner, Eli, as well as for his friends and family, his body was found in […]

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Cortex: Vacuum Theory

Praxis 48CortexVacuum Theory12″ – 2011 Vacuum Theory (Praxis 48) by Cortex A momentous, heavy, noisy and radical release by former 16-17 members Alex Buess and Daniel Buess. CORTEX appeared in 1998 out of Alex and Daniel Buess musical collaborations.They were both musicians of the legendary free-noise-core combo 16-17 andalso worked together since many years realizing […]

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