Ralf Aussem
guitars

Live in Moenchengladbach 08, pic by Michael Gamon

Born 6-6-1963 gemini – in Moenchengladbach, Germany
Have played guitar since the age of six.
First studio job at the age of 16 for EMI studios, Germany.

Listed below some salient points from my musical career to date:

1983 - 1990

1983 / 1984

  • TWELVE DRUMMERS DRUMMING
    first professional band of international repute
    debut-lp (phonogram) with producer: rainer assmann, klangwerkstatt d.dorf
  • 12DD european tour & tv shows (alabama, rockpalast, euro rock..)
  • England support tour with Gary Glitter & Paradiso Amsterdam
  • 12DD production at townhouse studio, London with producer: mick glossop (zappa, waterboys, van morrison…)

1985

  • Duesseldorf, in studio with NDW-band Rheingold

1986

  • London, studio-work on Nina Hagen/Lena Lovich single Don’t kill
  • Limburg, tour- & studioguitarist NDW-band Wirtschaftswunder (chin chet)

1987

  • Berlin, studioguitarist Rainbirds feat.: hitsingle “blueprint” (phonogram)
  • at audiostudio with producer: Udo Arndt (Rio Reiser)

1988 – 1990

12DD, 1989

  • 1988-90 TWELVE DRUMMERS DRUMMING Loveless (phonogam) recorded in london at outside, townhouse, rak & air studios with producer: dave allen (the cure, the chameleons, the sisters of mercy…)
  • 1990 12DD tour, video clips & tv (wdr-rocklife, tele5, rtl…)
  • 1990 founder & guitarist of band SUN
  • 1990 live guitarist Central Europe Performance feat.: Harald Grosskopf
  • 1990 producer & guitarist Lucian (the long tomorrow / bmg aris)
1991 - 2002

1991 – 1992

  • 1991 debut album: SUN Urban Glowing (normal / roughtrade)
  • 1992 SUN – on support tour with us. band Pearl Jam
  • 1992 SUN – second release: Murdernature (bmg / gun)
  • 1992 live guitarist with dv8 feat.: Charlie Terstappen

1993 – 1994

  • 1993 SUN – third release: “jam house wah” (bmg/gun)
  • 1993-94 SUN – european tour, open air festivals & clubtour (..the bevis frond)
  • 1993 studio guitarist on georg sehrbrock’s Belgium (normal rec.) & gigs
  • 1994 BelgiumTurn of the tides (normal rec.)
  • 1994 -95 SUN – european tour with us. band Monster Magnetdopes to infinity

1995 – 1996

  • 1995 SUN – fourth release: xxxx (bmg / gun), emi studios, prod.: Michael Grund
  • 1995 SUN – tour & openair..Dynamo, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, London & Paris(loco)
  • 1996 guitarist & member of BELGIUMCumberland’s tree (artelier music) produced by: Juergen Dahmen (Harald Schmidt band) at black sheep
  • 1996 SUN – fifth album nitro (bmg / gun) – rec. at skyline studios, Duesseldorf and horus sound studio, Hannover with producer: Moses Schneider

1997 – 2002

  • 1997 live shows,…bonn, rheinkultur
  • 1997 SUN broke up
  • 1997 – 2002 no outside activities, no guitars, just programming in homestudio
  • 2002 until now playing guitar with DEAD GUITARS
2003 - 2008

2002 – 2007

  • several gigs in Germany & Netherlands & recording our songmaterial at bluebox studio, Troisdorf with producer Guido Lucas and at the laundry room, hs with Rainer Assmann
  • 2007 release of debut album “DEAD GUITARS” -AIRPLANES (echozone / spv)
  • recorded some guitars, e-bow & bowed saz on the productio of my friend pianist & minimal composer Georg Sehrbrock`s new ambient album (BELGIUM – “GRASS”)

2008

  • Dead Guitars tour with The Mission in February
  • Oct. 2008: pre-release of the 2nd DEAD GUITARS CD “FLAGS” with some club gigs in Germany & NL.
  • Shows with “BELGIUM”, Georg Sehrbrock & “TSCHITSCHA PENG!”
  • Amsterdam show with “FOR AGAINST” on MS STUBNITZ
  • Nov. 2008: on stage with Wayne Hussey @ Bochum – Matrix