You learned that there are genres.
Everything separated into categories with their own canon and rules: Major, minor, 4/4, 6/8, highs, lows, high head, butt end.
Techno here, Disco there. You learned that art and music are two different things. Visually auditory, audio-visual, optically acoustic, not to mention the surface feel.
Listen to me, look at me, touch me. But everything in that order please! You have learned that understanding takes you further.
Night / life, rhythm / dancing, substance / excess, water / holding out, sleep / rest, headache / not good.
But what would it be if all of that wasn't just right? If all of our knowledge is based on the mistake of having to put everything in relation? To classify it, to make it responsive.
What do we do with something that doesn't follow the rules of this logic? That is not based on 0 and 1 and therefore not bound to our binary systems? Is this all at once?
After all, what if the whole thing has no limits?
Jens-Uwe Beyer recently released the Yellow Book with Albert
Oehlen on Gagosian and on his own label Magazine. He also
runs PNN and Schalen. His 4th album „Horizons“ as Popnoname is the very first long player to be released on Cologne based label Feines Tier.
released April 3, 2020
written, produced, recorded and mixed
by jens-uwe beyer on fehmarn and in cologne with isis lace (2/7/11/12), with marte beyer (3), with hassan & mustafa (10)
and lyrics with michael heydebreck (4/7/12) mastered by emanuel geller
artwork by john harten