A few weeks ago, Achim Szepanski, the legendary founder of the Force, Inc. family of record labels – including Mille Plateaux – noted on his Facebook page that Gilles Deleuze was particularly fond of “Textuell,” a track from Oval’s Systemisch album (MP CD 9, 1994). This immediately set me in motion toward my vast collection of Mille Plateaux albums so as to discover the song again. Much to my chagrin I discovered instead that Systemisch was missing from my collection – not because I unwisely loaned it out but because I never had it to begin with. So, in an extraordinary demonstration of varying timescales and the capitalist power of absolute deterritorialization, I ended up discovering just today an album that, 20 years ago, laid the foundation for much of the music of my adulthood.
In order to facilitate the most radical of assemblages with an upcoming paper on music and revolt, please download Systemisch on me. If Oval, Mille Plateaux, or Thrill Jockey seek restitution, I ask them to address me directly – as I will gladly pay for the downloads that take place – and leave the State and its capitalist overseers out of it.
Keep in mind that I am also offering these tracks here because some of my readers live beyond the world market and do not have access to legal music downloading.