The third release on Jon Brooks's Cafe Kaput imprint is Music For Dieter Rams, a nine track album made entirely from the alarm sound of the Braun AB-30 bedside clock designed by Rams. The album is an experiment to produce a record to reflect the ten point design ethos of the German industrial designer, which is centred around the principle "less, but better".
Brooks (aka The Advisory Circle) says: "I chose this clock for a couple of reasons; it was given to me when I was 15 as a birthday present, so it's been with me for some time. Also, since then, I've become a massive fan of the clock's designer, Dieter Rams. I looked at the clock and thought 'hmm… what can I get from this?' Just one of those 'what if' moments. So mirroring Dieter Rams's design ethos, I set about creating something."
Music For Dieter Rams is available from today. Listen to samples on Bandcamp. Listen to a short explanatory audio tour of the album's technical genesis below: