Opus Abscondi is Art Abscon's webshop and label. And Art Abscon, that's me, Michael. This website has been existing for more thatn ten years. Back then, I set it up with the help of my then-girlfriend because - frustrated with my experiences with various music labels - I wanted to have a place to publish and distribute ART ABSCONs' music in a way that would ease my urge to kill other label owners. It wasn't easy, though; being a full-time translator, passionate artist, ambitious music producer, dilettante label owner and inefficient internet retailer at once is actually a job for five people. And every once in a while, I have a life to live.
Nonetheless, Opus Abscondi was always very important to me. Apart from seeing it as a vehicle to offer my own music (ART ABSCONs, TELLBACH, EINSCHORNSTEINSIEDLUNG), I am very fond of the idea of presenting and sometimes releasing music by artists I admire and who are often good friends of mine through this webshop, thus showing who I consider my family in aesthetic terms. This family includes my dear friend MISTY BYWATER from England, whose debut album Lullaby Waterfall I produced in my kitchen in Duisburg in the Ruhr area and whose next album I will produce in my new proper studio in Waldenburg, Saxony, in early 2024. This family includes KINIT HER from Wisconsin, whose music I have been admiring since the early days of ART ABSCONs and whose album Fire Returns To Heaven was released via Opus Abscondi.