MUSIC

Raymond Dijkstra is actively engaged in making music since 1986. Although the first musical endeavors have not been recorded, the root of all his creative activities lie in this somewhat clouded period of self-exploration. The exploration continues till this day and beyond… Since around 1989 the first publications come into the public, albeit in quite limited edition. His first serious works came to the fore since 2003, with self published vinyl records on his own Le Souffleur imprint. (Le Souffleur 2002-current)

In general the work of Raymond Dijkstra has been released in highly limited in house edition. First on Le Souffleur and since 2017 on Astres d’Or. Besides a few publications on third party musiclabels, the artist’s preference goes out to stay artistically independent. The ultimate consequence of this philosophy was the establishment of Astres d’Or in 2017 (2017-current), a platform envisioned and erected by RD, purposed for the combined publication of avant-garde music and original art, with a great DIY ethos and subsequently manufacturing and producing it’s own vinyl records.

The musical output of RD is typically characterized by a pairing with his own original visual art. Be it collages, photo’s, paintings, painted objects, de-collages, painted and hand-etched vinyl, drawings, multimedia like sewn record-covers (needle and thread), burned record-covers (fire), animal skin, etc. These editions were always in highly limited numbers, between 1-25 ex.

Occasionally, but rarely, a larger print-run of his work was done, with an equal eye for graphic detail.

Hereunder follows a selected discography of works published between 2003 – current (2-1-2021)

PUBLICATIONS

Catalogue du Bruit (Short Expressionistic Works)(2008-2017)(Limited Editions, Original Artwork)

  1. De zee (2008)(5 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  2. De luis (2008)(5 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  3. De droom (2008)(5 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  4. De herinnering (2008)(5 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  5. De zon (2008)(5 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  6. De wil (2008)(5 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  7. De tegel (2008)(5 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  8. De slaap (2008)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  9. De varen (2008)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  10. De vijl (2008)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  11. De keel (2008)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  12. De reet (2008)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  13. De kelk (2008)(5 inch record)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  14. De kus (2009)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  15. De nerf (2009)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  16. De huls (2009)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  17. De smet (2009)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  18. De beeltenis (2009)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  19. De megafoon (2009)(3 inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  20. De cirkel (2009)(Box 9x3inch vinyl records)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  21. De marionet (2009)(3X 5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  22. Het leven (2009)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  23. De fontijn (2009)(3X 5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  24. De fontanel (2009(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  25. De decollage (2009)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  26. De spleet (2009)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  27. De stem (2009)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  28. De eenheid (2010)(5inch record)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  29. De luidspreker (2010)(4x5inch record)(wooden box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  30. De beschouwing (2010)(The year 25 – compilation)(Cassette)(Korm Plastics)(NL)
  31. De speler (2010)(3inch record & optical disc)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  32. De lijn (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  33. De vorm (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  34. De kolk (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  35. De machine (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  36. De machinatie (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  37. De macht (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  38. De automaat (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  39. De kamer (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  40. De adem (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  41. De letter (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  42. De schakel (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  43. De draaiing (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  44. De wende (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  45. De vis (2010)(5inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  46. De samentrekking (2010)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  47. De vlek (2010)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  48. De fles (2010)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  49. De spiegel (2010)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  50. De merel (2010)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  51. De aar (2011)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  52. De brug (2011)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  53. De crux (2011)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  54. De hinde (2011)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  55. De liefde (2011)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  56. De afweging (2011)(4X3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  57. De stroom (2016)(3x5inch record & collage in wooden frame)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  58. Bruit du Cœur (2017)(3inch record)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)(Series: Claquement Bruit)

Several Works (2003-current)(Larger Editions, Printed Covers, Occasionally with Original Artwork)

  1. Dadaphon (2003)(10 inch)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  2. Untermensch Lieder (2004)(7 inch)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  3. La philosophie des chiottes (2004)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  4. Le plaisir du bruit (2004)(LP)(Private Release)(NL)
  5. Affen-Theater (2005)(LP)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  6. Der Triumph (2006)(LP)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  7. Musique irritante (2006)(LP)(box)(Private Release)(NL)
  8. Die Sonne (2007)(LP)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  9. Die Wille (2007)(LP)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  10. Maskenstilleben (2007)(LP)(box)(Crouton)(USA)
  11. Schijnheilige vissen (2007)(Lathe-cut LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  12. Das Schöne (2007)(Lathe-cut LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  13. De gedachte (2008)(LP)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  14. De gelofte (2008)(LP)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  15. De hamer (2008)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  16. De larf (2008)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  17. De fazant (2009)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  18. L’opus ch (2009)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
    L’opus ch Artist edition (2009)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  19. De schroef (2009)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  20. De nacht (2009)(LP)(Beam Ends)(NL)
  21. L’opus L’h (2010)(LP)(Dekorder)(DE)
  22. De schaar (2010)(10 inch)(De Player)
  23. Hiranyagarbha (2012)(LP)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  24. Cittavibhrama (2012)(LP)(box)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  25. De Schaal (2013)(book + CD)(EE Tapes)(BE)
  26. Ce Phenomene Negatif d’une Maniere Satisfaisante(2015)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  27. bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH ~ Remembering In The Cosmic Manifestation (Volume I)(2015)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  28. bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH ~ Remembering In The Cosmic Manifestation (Volume II) (2016)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)
  29. bhaavitaaH bhuutasthaH ~ Rückkopplung (2017)(Cassette)(Robert & Leopold)(USA)  
  30. De Staal (2018)(3×10″ Vinyl)(Astres d’Or)(NL)
  31. Grommend, Blaffend, Brommend, Donderend, Spugend, Fluitend (2018)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)
  32. paNa pakShiNaaaM (2018)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)
  33. Interieurs ~ Interieurs (2020)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)

Collaborations (2003-current)

  1. Asra ~ Souvenir à Asra, la poupée vivante (2003)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)(Group with Timo van Luijk)
  2. Dendoshi – s/t (2008)(LP)(Planam)(IT)(Group with Timo van Luijk, Dave Nuss, Keith Connolly)
  3. Santasede ~ s/t (2012)(10inch record)(Le Souffleur)(NL)(Group with Tiff Lion)
  4. Raymond Dijkstra / Matthias Boss ~ Ins kahle Zimmer sinken blaue Firne (2013)(7″)(Ultramarine)(IT)
  5. Nivritti Marga ~ s/t (2013)(LP)(Le Souffleur)(NL)(Group with Timo van Luijk, Frédérique Bruyas.All Compositions RD)
  6. La Poupée Vivante ~ La poupée vivante (2014)(LP)(La Scie Dorée)(BE)(Group with Timo van Luijk)
  7. Raymond Dijkstra & The New Blockaders ~ Destructieve Verlichting (2017)(5×8″ Vinyl)(Astres d’Or)(NL)
  8. Asra, La Poupée Vivante ~ Le Feu (2018)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)(Group with Timo van Luijk)
  9. Raymond Dijkstra & Jon Mueller ~ Prima Materia (2018)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)
  10. Raymond Dijkstra & The New Blockaders (2018)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)
  11. Wendingen 1918 ~ Muzikë Muusika (2018)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)(Group with Bart de Paepe, Frédérique Bruyas)
  12. AsRA, LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe… ~ LA pOUPéE dILETtANTe… (2019)(10×3″ Vinyl)(Group with Timo van Luijk)
  13. Wendingen 1918 ~ La Décorporisation De La Réalité (2019)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)(Group with Bart de Paepe, Frédérique Bruyas)
  14. Raymond Dijkstra & Louise Landes Levi ~ In The Face Of Faceless Eye (2019)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)
  15. Asra, La Poupée Délirante… ~ La Poupée Délirante… (2020)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)(Group with Timo van Luijk)
  16. Asra, La Poupée Dilettante… ~ La Poupée Dilettante… (2020)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)(Group with Timo van Luijk)
  17. Wendingen 1918 ~ Recherche dans le Rêve (2021, forthcoming)(LP)(Sloowax)(BE)(Group with Bart de Paepe, Frédérique Bruyas)
  18. Groep 20 ~ Valses Mélancoliques (2021, forthcoming)(LP)(Astres d’Or)(NL)(Group with Delphine Dora)