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Jochen Briesen a.k.a Semuin was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and has been living in Berlin since 1998. Since that time he has been working as a musician/composer and released records with different projects on various labels. Besides working on music, Jochen Briesen studied philosophy and musicology at the Humboldt-University Berlin and received his Ph.D. (philosophy) in 2010. After some time as a lecturer at the University Bonn, he is currently employed by the University Konstanz.



Semuin: Circles and Elephants (Ahornfelder, 2010)
Semuin/Anne Laplantine: Splitt 12″ (Happy Zloty/Naiv Super, 2006)
Semuin: Province (Audio Dregs, 2005)
Tracks on various compilations…

other musical projects:
Taunus: Harriet (Ahornfelder, 2007)
Taunus: Malinche (Schinderwies Productions, 2005)
Gaston: What time does your train leave today? (Beau Rivage, 2005)
Tracks on various compilations…


THE WIRE says:

With the cover artwork of FS Blumm, mastered by Greg Davis and released under a name that conveys next to nothing, this album from Berlin´s Jochen Briesen is one of those fine-boned forest creatures that only emerges from the shadows when you pretend to be looking away. The structures are delicate, barely more than torn scrims of acoustic sounds, rumpled snatches processed effects. Pay close attention an they all but disappear. The occasional bold gesture may still catch you unawares, however, such as the extended quotation from Stravinsky´s Symphony Of Wind Instruments at the end of “Lok” or surging, rapidly spliced voices on “Lktubii”. Out of such moments are strong passions born. “It´s really a fucking great record,” says Greg Davis. “I love it.” And so will you.

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