No, Hauling a Basket of Dirty Laundry in the Back of Your Tour Van Isn't Comparable...
- ∆ t (Minus Delta T) - The Project
(1984, Ata Tak WR 21 [LP] /Ata Tak WR 22 [bonus 7"]; out of print.)
Oh yeah... An ethno-avant holy grail and collector scum prayer mat rolled into one deliriously improbable package.
From Mike Hentz' 1983 (?) essay The Philosophical Data Bank of Minus Delta T:
So who is Minus Delta T?
Minus Delta T is a name of a group of people who are not at all uniform, who do not have the same ideas—but who work together. The group has existed since 1978, with a lot of people who were out before they had even really been in (those were mostly the ”specialists”). One of the principles of the group is the non-specialization—we want to be open for everybody and everything.
In the beginning we used to work a lot in the musical area, made performances, exhibitions, we did a lot of private works—maybe fifty-fifty between private and public, which seemed quite a good balance. Since 1980 we are working at this project, which had as the first title the ”Bangkok Project” (cf. the catalogue of Ars Electronica 1982, p. 157/154).
This project included the transport of a 5 1/2-ton stone, a dolmen, a European monument to Asia, as a catalyst of culture. On the truck we had a multi-media equipment, including sound, movie, and photo equipment, computer technology and laundromat.
The greater part of the group is right now in Asia preparing the further transport of our monolith to China (the monolith as such being completely unimportant) and on a tour in India within the setting of the Bangkok Project.
Minus Delta T is composed of the artists Karel Dudesek, Wolfgang Hofmann, Bernhard Müller, Gerard Couty, Walter Baumann, and Mike Hentz.
(Above, Minus Delta T live in 1979. DAF's Robert Görl was once their drummer!)
The Project: Ata Tak 21 (LP)
01 Child of God
02 Muslim Pulse
03 Bugo Schligo
05 Ata Etno Turk
07 Turkish March
08 Don't Cry My Little Girl
10 Dervish Furioso
11 Cedar Babies
13 This Is My Life
14 Excuse Me
16 Traditional Thai Music and Dance
18 Malang Dervishes
22 Sava Dikap
23 Concerto of the Laborday / Workers
The Project: Ata Tak 22 (7")
(147 MB, ripped from the original vinyl @ 320.)
Part 1 / Part 2