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Martin Franklin & Michael O'Dempsey // Kolbe Tape

Martin Franklin & Michael O'Dempsey // Kolbe Tape

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Martin Franklin and Michael O'Dempsey, the core members of the British band Tuu, which was active in the 80s and 90s, released a soundtrack work in July 2023 on the country's excavation label Infinite Expanse.

Contains 1985 Lo-Fi industrial drones and neo-classical ambient songs produced for theater in 1986-11.

*Please feel free to contact us as we will send you the digital sound source free of charge.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Deep in historical context, the sound mixes eerie tape loops, feedback, and '80s stomp box effects with early digital synthesis.

Kolbe tells the story of a Polish Catholic priest who volunteered to die in Auschwitz during World War II. In July 1941, a prisoner escaped from the camp, and the deputy commander selected ten men to starve to death in bunkers to prevent further escapes.When the chosen one, his young husband and father, Franciszek Gadjonicek, cried out, Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take his place.Witnesses, who were assistant janitors at the time, said Kolbe was in his cell, offering prayers to the prisoners.Whenever the guards checked on Kolbe, he would stand in the middle of the cell or kneel, calmly watching the incoming prisoners. After two weeks of starvation and lack of water, only Kolbe and three others survived.The guard wanted the bunker to be empty, so he lethally shot the four remaining prisoners.Kolbe died on August 7, 10.A few years later, he was beatified as a confessor by Pope Paul VI in 2 and canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 3.

From 1985 to 86, the production company Theater of Poland produced Kolbe, a play based on the book by Desmond Forristal, in Catholic churches across Europe. The recordings featured here are part of the cassettes sold during the tour, recovered in Lyttelton, New Zealand, and mastered in Brisbane, Australia in April 2023. This cassette contains a live recording of a theater performance held at St. Edward's Church in Windsor in September 4, as well as the films Tag der Freiheit: Unsere Wehrmacht (1986), Also included are fragments from ``Festliches Nuernberg - Ein Film a Stadt der Reichsparteitage'' (9). "

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C45 cassette with on-body printing in jewel case, printed two-sided j-card and wrap-around o-card sleeve.

Tracklist:

  1. Kolbe Theme 02:11
  2. Hoess Theme 07:27
  3. Darkness 01:39
  4. Wire 02:58
  5. The Final Solution 05:19
  6. Cello Solo 00:53
  7. Sketch In Light 04:09
  8. The Parade Ground 03:05
  9. Karol Rodzinski 01:51
  10. Holocaust 01:37
  11. The Death Cell 03:59

Infinite Expanse:

"Experimental soundtrack to a play you probably didn't think existed, and definitely didn't think you'd hear, steeped in historical context, and comprising a sonic mixture of early digital synthesis with eerie tape loops, feedback and 80's stomp box effects .

Kolbe tells the story of a Polish Catholic priest who volunteered to die in place of another man in Auschwitz during WWII. In July 1941, a prisoner escaped from the camp, prompting the deputy commander to pick ten men to be starved to death in an underground bunker to deter further escape attempts. When one of the men selected, Franciscek Gajowniczek, a young husband and father, cried out, Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take his place. According to an eyewitness, who was an assistant janitor at that time, in his prison cell Kolbe led the prisoners in prayer. Each time the guards checked on him, he was standing or kneeling in the middle of the cell and looking calmly at those who entered. After they had been starved and deprived of water for two weeks, only Kolbe and three others remained alive. The guards wanted the bunker emptied, so they gave the four remaining prisoners lethal injections. He died on 14 August 1941. Years later he was beatified as a Confessor of the Faith by Pope Paul VI in 1971 and canonised as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1982, with a feast day celebrated since on the day of his death as part of the General Roman Calendar.

Over the course of 1985-86, the production company Theater of Poland, toured Kolbe, a play based on the book by Desmond Forristal, to Catholic churches around Europe. in Lyttelton, New Zealand, and then mastered in Brisbane, Australia, in April 2023. Audio snippets have also been added to the cassette, including live recordings from the theatrical performance at St Edwards Church, Windsor, September 1986, as well as snippets from the films, Tag der Freiheit: Unsere Wehrmacht (1935), and Festliches Nuernberg - Ein Film aus der Stadt der Reichsparteitage (1937)."
 

Artist : Martin Franklin & Michael O'Dempsey

Label: Infinite Expanse

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Martin Franklin and Michael O'Dempsey, the core members of the British band Tuu, which was active in the 80s and 90s, released a soundtrack work in July 2023 on the country's excavation label Infinite Expanse.

Contains 1985 Lo-Fi industrial drones and neo-classical ambient songs produced for theater in 1986-11.

*Please feel free to contact us as we will send you the digital sound source free of charge.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Deep in historical context, the sound mixes eerie tape loops, feedback, and '80s stomp box effects with early digital synthesis.

Kolbe tells the story of a Polish Catholic priest who volunteered to die in Auschwitz during World War II. In July 1941, a prisoner escaped from the camp, and the deputy commander selected ten men to starve to death in bunkers to prevent further escapes.When the chosen one, his young husband and father, Franciszek Gadjonicek, cried out, Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take his place.Witnesses, who were assistant janitors at the time, said Kolbe was in his cell, offering prayers to the prisoners.Whenever the guards checked on Kolbe, he would stand in the middle of the cell or kneel, calmly watching the incoming prisoners. After two weeks of starvation and lack of water, only Kolbe and three others survived.The guard wanted the bunker to be empty, so he lethally shot the four remaining prisoners.Kolbe died on August 7, 10.A few years later, he was beatified as a confessor by Pope Paul VI in 2 and canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 3.

From 1985 to 86, the production company Theater of Poland produced Kolbe, a play based on the book by Desmond Forristal, in Catholic churches across Europe. The recordings featured here are part of the cassettes sold during the tour, recovered in Lyttelton, New Zealand, and mastered in Brisbane, Australia in April 2023. This cassette contains a live recording of a theater performance held at St. Edward's Church in Windsor in September 4, as well as the films Tag der Freiheit: Unsere Wehrmacht (1986), Also included are fragments from ``Festliches Nuernberg - Ein Film a Stadt der Reichsparteitage'' (9). "

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C45 cassette with on-body printing in jewel case, printed two-sided j-card and wrap-around o-card sleeve.

Tracklist:

  1. Kolbe Theme 02:11
  2. Hoess Theme 07:27
  3. Darkness 01:39
  4. Wire 02:58
  5. The Final Solution 05:19
  6. Cello Solo 00:53
  7. Sketch In Light 04:09
  8. The Parade Ground 03:05
  9. Karol Rodzinski 01:51
  10. Holocaust 01:37
  11. The Death Cell 03:59

Infinite Expanse:

"Experimental soundtrack to a play you probably didn't think existed, and definitely didn't think you'd hear, steeped in historical context, and comprising a sonic mixture of early digital synthesis with eerie tape loops, feedback and 80's stomp box effects .

Kolbe tells the story of a Polish Catholic priest who volunteered to die in place of another man in Auschwitz during WWII. In July 1941, a prisoner escaped from the camp, prompting the deputy commander to pick ten men to be starved to death in an underground bunker to deter further escape attempts. When one of the men selected, Franciscek Gajowniczek, a young husband and father, cried out, Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take his place. According to an eyewitness, who was an assistant janitor at that time, in his prison cell Kolbe led the prisoners in prayer. Each time the guards checked on him, he was standing or kneeling in the middle of the cell and looking calmly at those who entered. After they had been starved and deprived of water for two weeks, only Kolbe and three others remained alive. The guards wanted the bunker emptied, so they gave the four remaining prisoners lethal injections. He died on 14 August 1941. Years later he was beatified as a Confessor of the Faith by Pope Paul VI in 1971 and canonised as a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1982, with a feast day celebrated since on the day of his death as part of the General Roman Calendar.

Over the course of 1985-86, the production company Theater of Poland, toured Kolbe, a play based on the book by Desmond Forristal, to Catholic churches around Europe. in Lyttelton, New Zealand, and then mastered in Brisbane, Australia, in April 2023. Audio snippets have also been added to the cassette, including live recordings from the theatrical performance at St Edwards Church, Windsor, September 1986, as well as snippets from the films, Tag der Freiheit: Unsere Wehrmacht (1935), and Festliches Nuernberg - Ein Film aus der Stadt der Reichsparteitage (1937)."
 

Artist : Martin Franklin & Michael O'Dempsey

Label: Infinite Expanse