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25.10.2017
YEK EP to be released November 3rd via Nonplace

 

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi und Burnt Friedman have channeled their sublime creative synergy into a new EP.

 

What Mortazavi and Friedman have in common is their shared expertise in uneven, cyclical rhythms - the foundation of their trance-like art music, which is both subtle and ecstatic.

 

Through repetition and improvisation in the studio they create 'numbers' - groove-based pieces played on a variety of drums (Mortazavi mainly plays the Tombak) mixed with electronics. Natural, i.e. given, motion patterns provide the musical backbone. This results in a precisely timed harmony between the electronic sounds and live grooves.


Thanks to the extreme acoustic range of the Tombak and his extravagant technique, Mortazavi merges perfectly with Burnt Friedman’s signature sound and repertoire, which seems to belong to no specific place or time.


Mohammad Reza Mortazavi and Burnt Friedman both live and work in Berlin and are preparing for a live tour in 2018.

 

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25.10.2017
new signing: Takahiro Izutani

Freibank administers worldwide copyrights of DUGO record 'Lingua Franca'.

 

Takahiro Izutani had been playing guitar in instrumental rock band Happy Family since the late 90's. In 1998, Happy Family released an album from the record label Cuneiform Records in the United States. Since then, he has worked on a number of domestic productions for major artists as composer, arranger, and remixer.

 

He also formed an electronic/break beat band Dugo whose track 'Dublin' was used in the TV series in the US 'CSI : Miami Season 3' in 2006.

 

Up to now, has become engaged in many different music productions of media content and is well known to video game fans for his contributions to the Metal Gear and Bayonetta series.

 

Dugo released their first album 'Lingua Franca' via Brave Wave Productions in January 2017.

 

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12.10.2017
new Audiac-album coming up!

'So Waltz' to be released October 20th via Klangbad

They are back! 14 years after their highly recommended first record 'Thank You For Not Discussing The Outside World' Audiac's new album is resuming what critics rightfully called "soulfood for melancholics".

 

Once again produced by Hans-Joachim Irmler from Faust, 'So Waltz' will be released October 20th via Klangbad.

 

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11.10.2017
Shiraz Lane Tour kicks off in Berlin today!

Finnish young rock dynamite returns to European venues this Fall.

 

We're excited to announce the return of Finnish young rock dynamite Shiraz Lane, with a brand new video and single 'Harder to Breath' released today by Frontiers Music - and a European tour supporting Brother Firetribe in October and November! Tour kicks off in Berlin today, dates here.


The band has been working with Swedish producer Per Aldeheim (for trainspotters: Max Martin’s bandmate in their glam funk metal (sic) band It’s Alive and later collaborator at legendary Cheiron studios) on infusing a massive blast of fresh air into the upcoming neo hard rock genre while paying homage to predecessors Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses et al.

 

'Harder To Breath' indicates that they may be onto something.

 

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29.09.2017
debut EP: 'GodGiven' by Lex Audrey

Austrian band Lex Audrey has just released their first EP on Las Vegas Records!

 

We often need to take a closer look to comprehend the worth of things. Therefore the name of the Band Lex Audrey, with its implied allusion to Audrey Hepburn asks the audience to share a closer look at the world.


This look should also meet their debut EP 'GodGiven', which has been released end of September.


On 'GodGiven', Lex Audrey confronts the audience with contrasts and spectra, they combine euphoria and sadness and master to shift the musical boundaries between Rock, Pop and Electronic.

 

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27.09.2017
new signing: Better Person

Polish-born and Berlin-based musician Better Person just signed an worldwide author's agreement with Freibank!

Prior to his first release, Adam occasionally played guitar and keyboard with one of Montreal's gems, Sean Nicolas Savage, as well as touring with the lovely TOPS and Timber Timbre.

His aesthetic has been well described as: "Mopey but also kind of groovy - the kind of song you might shuffle around to with your head hanging low as the dance floor lights flicker on at the end of the night." Having been compared to the sounds of highly revered artists such as Sade, Dean Blunt, Arthur Russell, and James Ferraro, we can promise that Better Person will seduce you if not with his dreamy voice and stage presence, then surely with his romantic yet tragic lyrics all about our (and likely yours) favorite topic: love.

His latest release - Zakochany Człowiek a single sang entirely in his native Polish tongue is an instant hit that cuts strong and deep with its earworm melody, moony synth hook, and dense Romantic aura.

 

Also check arthouse ode to Julio Iglesias, he did with Sean Nicholas Savage to romance the night with Moonlight Lady video.

 

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27.09.2017
new catalogue: Nordic Music Society

Freibank subpublishes the catalogue of Copenhagen-based label for G/S/A!

 

We have a new partner! We subpublish the catalogue of Copenhagen-based Label Nordic Music - NMS for G/S/A. NMS represents artist such as Moses: "Andreas", Magnus Vil, Virgin Suicide, Rosa Lux, Esben Kronborg alongisde many others more. Really looking forward to working together!

 

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On Tour

Tim Engelhardt

12.08.17 Zürich (CH), Supermarket

28.10.17 Hamburg, Docks (WEIRD Festival)

 

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado

11.08.17 Pinneberg, Summerjazz

15.09.17 Berlin, Quasimodo

16.09.17 Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal

05.10.17 Neuss, Partytur

06.10.17 Rheinberg, Schwarzer Adler

07.10.17 Muckwar, Club Extra/Im Krug zum Grünen Kranze

20.10.17 Kiel, Savoy

21.10.17 Holzminden, Club Musikholzminden

26.10.17 Köln, Luxor

27.10.17 Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn International Bluesfestival

28.10.17 Dresden, Beatpol

08.11.17 Bremen, Meisenfrei Blues Club

11.11.17 Torgau, Kulturbastion

 

Leyya

17.08.17 Köln, c/o Pop

18.08.17 Hamburg, Dockville Festival

11.10.17 Luzern (CH), Schüür

12.10.17 Basel (CH), Parterre

13.10.17 Bern (CH), Dachstock

14.10.17 Zürich (CH), Exil

18.10.17 Wien (AT), WUK

27.10.17 München, Manic Street Parade

28.10.17 Nürnberg, Nürnberg.Pop

29.10.17 Frankfurt, Ponyhof

30.10.17 Berlin, Berghain Kantine

 

Dillon

23.09.17 Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival

26.11.17 Zürich (CH), Mascotte

 

Warbly Jets

29.09.17 Berlin, Privatclub

30.09.17 Dortmund, Way Back When Festival

 

Odesza

07.10.17 Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus

 

Shiraz Lane

11.10.17 Berlin, Quasimodo

14.10.17 Leipzig, Hellraiser

16.10.17 Hamburg, Knust

17.10.17 Bochum, Zeche

18.10.17 Frankfurt, Nachtleben

25.10.17 Köln, Underground

26.10.17 Nürnberg, Hirsch

29.10.17 Wien (AT), Chelsea

30.10.17 München, Backstage Halle

01.11.17 Zürich (CH), Dynamo Werk 21

10.03.18 Gießen, Sleazefest

Boston Bun

20.10.17 Berlin, Prince Charles


Justice

20.10.17 Berlin, Columbia Halle

21.10.17 Köln, Palladium

 

Pascal Comelade

28.10.17 Köln, Week-End Fest

 

Joakim

30.10.17 Berlin, Ritter Butzke

 

Fink

15.10.17 Wien (AT), Museumsquartier (Halle E)

19.10.17 München, Muffathalle

20.10.17 Dornbirn (AT), Conrad Sohm

23.10.17 Linz (AT), Posthof

24.10.17 Salzburg (AT), Rockhouse

25.10.17 Innsbruck (AT), Treibhaus

26.10.17 Stuttgart, LKA-Longhorn

27.10.17 Lausanne (CH), Les Docks

29.10.17 Bern (CH), Bierhübli

30.10.17 Zürich (CH), Dynamo

12.11.17 Köln, E-Werk

13.11.17 Frankfurt, Batschkapp

26.11.17 Bremen, Modernes

27.11.17 Hamburg, Docks

28.11.17 Erlangen, E-Werk

29.11.17 Leipzig, Felsenkeller

01.12.17 Berlin, Tempodrom

 

BADBADNOTGOOD

31.10.17 Ludwigshafen, Kulturzentrum dasHaus

06.11.17 Köln, Bürgerhaus Stollwerck

07.11.17 Hamburg, Mojo Club

12.11.17 Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus

 

Manfred Groove

03.11.17 Hannover, Café Glocksee

04.11.17 Bremen, Lila Eule

08.11.17 Augsburg, City Club

09.11.17 München, Import Export

10.11.17 Bamberg, Wohnzimmer

11.11.17 Corbug, Sonderbar

17.11.17 Halle, VL Ludwigstrasse

18.11.17 Dresden, Katys Garage

21.11.17 Berlin, Badehaus Berlin

23.11.17 Berlin, Panke

24.11.17 Freiburg, tba.

25.11.17 Rottweil, Stadtjugendring (Parkhaus)

 

Einstürzende Neubauten

14.11.17 Berlin, Columbiahalle

15.11.17 Duisburg, Theater am Marientor

 

Thundercat

18.11.17 Hamburg, Kampnagel (Überjazz Festival)

 

Razz (Nocturnal Tour)

22.11.17 Münster, Gleis 22

23.11.17 Essen, Zeche Carl

25.11.17 Frankfurt am Main, Zoom

26.11.17 Heidelberg, Halle02 Club

28.11.17 Freiburg, Jazzhaus

29.11.17 Karlsruhe, Stadtmitte

30.11.17 Konstanz, Kulturladen

04.12.17 München, Ampere

05.12.17 Nürnberg, Club Stereo

06.12.17 Wien (AT), B 72

07.12.17 Graz (AT), Orpheum

09.12.17 Leipzig, Täubchenthal

10.12.17 Dresden, Groove Station

11.12.17 Erfurt, Kalif Storch

12.12.17 Cottbus, Bebel

05.01.18 Rostock, Helgas Stadtpalast

06.01.18 Kiel, Orange Club

08.01.18 Hannover, Chez Heinz

10.01.18 Düsseldorf, The Tube

11.01.18 Göttingen, EXIL Rock-Musik-Club

12.01.18 Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn

13.01.18 Stuttgart, Kellerklub

14.01.18 Dortmund, FZW

16.01.18 Chemnitz, Atomino

17.01.18 Magdeburg, Theater in der grünen Zitadelle

18.01.18 Osnabrück, Lagerhalle

 

Wolf Parade

26.11.17 Basel (CH), Kaserne

27.11.17 München, Hansa 39

29.11.17 Berlin, Bi Nuu

30.11.17 Hamburg, Grünspan

 

KUF

02.12.17 Weiden, Sündikat

25.01.18 Berlin, Berghain Kantine

26.01.18 Hamburg, Häkken

 

Burnt Friedman

10.12.17 Hamburg, Golden Pudel Club

16.12.17 Berlin, Arena

22.01.18 Köln, Philharmonie (Jaki Liebezeit Tribute)

 

DAWA

13.12.17 Wien (AT), Konzerthaus

 

De Fofftig Penns

21.12.17 Hamburg, Knust

22.12.17 Husum, Speicher

23.12.17 Bremen, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

 

Gregor McEwan

11.01.18 Berlin, Privatclub

12.01.18 Magdeburg, Moritzhof

13.01.18 Leipzig, Horns Erben

17.01.18 Hamburg, Nochtwache

18.01.18 Göttingen, Nörgelbuff

19.01.18 Köln, Die Wohngemeinschaft

20.01.18 Bochum, Die Trompete

21.01.18 Münster, Pension Schmidt

23.01.18 Mainz, Schon Schön

24.01.18 Stuttgart, Café Galao

25.01.18 Fürth, Kofferfabrik

26.01.18 Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle

07.02.18 Kassel, Kulturhaus Dock 4

08.02.18 Celle, MS Loretta

09.02.18 Kiel, Prinz Willy

10.02.18 Norderstedt, Music Star

11.02.18 Hannover, Kulturzentrum Faust

14.02.18 Suhl, Kulturbaustelle

16.02.18 Frankfurt, Lotte Lindenberg

17.02.18 Moers, Bollwerk 107

28.02.18 München, Volkstheater

13.03.18 Winterthur (CH), HörBar

15.03.18 Dortmund, Subrosa

16.03.18 Aachen, Raststätte

17.03.18 Paderborn, Deelenhaus

 

Leyya

31.01.18 Linz (AT), Posthof - Zeitkultur am Hafen

01.02.18 Dresden, GrooveStation Dresden

02.02.18 München, Milla - Live Club

03.02.18 Darmstadt, Staatstheater Darmstadt

20.02.18 Dortmund, FZW

22.02.18 Hamburg, Häkken

23.02.18 Berlin, Lido Berlin

24.02.18 Nürnberg, Club Stereo

25.02.18 Leipzig, Täubchenthal