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15.12.2017
new release: 'Menetekel' by hackdepicciotto

'Menetekel' is the 2nd album by Einstürzende Neubauten's Alexander Hacke and The Space Cowboys' Danielle de Picciotto!

Both are legends of their own: de Picciotto moved from NY to Berlin in 1987, to become the lead singer of Space Cowboys, co-initiator of the Love Parade and a collaborator of the Ocean Club with Gudrun Gut (Malaria). Hacke is an original member and the bass player of Einstürzende Neubauten. The artist couple has creatively interacted with countless international projects for almost two decades now besides regularly releasing their own compositions.

Menetekel is darker than their last masterpiece Perseverantia. The title is another word for 'the writing on the wall' and the artist couple is projecting our collective despair of what is happening worldwide momentarily into a monumental symphony of sound. The symbolic and spiritual questions asked supply an unusual depth to the album, giving it a universal and very poignant touch of the human quest.

 

'Menetekel' is out via Potomak since December 15th!

 

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08.12.2017
New release by Atom™ & Lisokot

'Walzerzyklus' was put out December 8th on the Raster precursor Raster-Noton!

 

The current release on Byetone's Raster label is 'Walzerzyklus', a collaborative EP from Atom™ and Russian singer Lisokot.


'Walzerzyklus' completes a series of Atom™ records that includes two albums the adventurous German artist put out on the Raster precursor Raster-Noton: 2009's 'Liedgut' and 2011's 'Winterreise'.


He worked with Lisokot to craft seven tracks that were told to employ "the 3/4 time of a classic waltz". (The EP's title is a term that's German for 'waltz cycle').

 

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01.12.2017
Out Now: 'Fistful Of Leaves' by Thrifty MHz

Max Turner's latest EP has been released December 1st on his very own AUM Records!

 

Marking the end of 2 decades since his debut on Felix Kubin's Gagarin Records, the co-founder of the infamous Puppetmastaz presents his first releases after 5 years of musical reshaping in India.

 

Training in Carnatic and Hindustani music, he returns with a spice box of fragrant silences and spirit drones, blended with rhythmical nuggets of microtonal aspirations.

 

Please dive into the world of Max Turner, Thrifty MHz and Nature Boy and watch out for his upcoming contributions to Berlin's Staatsakt Label!

 

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17.11.2017
Wolfgang Tillmans releases 35-minute exhibition soundwork

'Hamburg Süd / Nee IYaow eow eow' has been released Novemebr 17th alongside booklet of photographs

 

"You’re probably very familiar with the photographic work of German artist Wolfgang Tillmans. Earlier this year, the Tate Modern held a vast exhibition of the photographer’s work and in the year 2000, he was the first photographer and first non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize. You may not, however, be as familiar with his music or sound design displayed in a recently released record by the artist following his exhibition, There was 30 years between 1943 and 1973, 30 years from 1973 was the year 2003, at The Kunstverein in Hamburg.


The exhibition consisted of a 35-minute sound installation which took the exhibition’s inner-city context as its starting point. Operating in conjunction with several photographic and video works, the installation transformed the gallery space into a “single cinematic whole”.


Now that the exhibition is over, The Kunstverein has released the 35-minute sound work Hamburg Süd / Nee IYaow eow eow as a CD via Tillman's own label Fragile Records, accompanied by a booklet featuring exhibition views and short snippets of text all designed by Wolfgang. [...]" (Text: Ruby Boddington)


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03.11.2017
rRoxymore delivers new EP for Don't Be Afraid

'Thoughts Of An Introvert Pt. 1' is the artists second release on the Bristol-based label!

 

"rRoxymore's music sounds like it's from another dimension. She transmits alien frequencies and melodies to make your shoulders wiggle over tough and sassy drums that are in line with her UK-based techno peers. Her knack for strange and dizzying melodies shone through on 'Organ Smith', her first EP for Don't Be Afraid.


'Thoughts Of An Introvert Pt. 1', her follow-up on the Bristol-based label, is a continuation of the swirly-eyed sonics that made Organ Smith so infectious. […]" (words: Aurora Mitchell on Resident Advisor)

 

'Thoughts Of An Introvert Pt. 2' will be out spring 2018 via DBA!

 

Published by Edition Música Cómeme/ Freibank.


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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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On Tour

Sebastian Hackel

01.02.19 München, Glockenbachwerkstatt

02.02.19 Blaubeure, Zum fröhlichen Nix

06.02.19 Zwickau, Alter Gasometer

07.02.19 Leipzig, Mörtelwerk

08.02.19 Dresden, KIF (Schwarzer Salon)

09.02.19 Göttingen, Nörgelbuff

15.02.19 Magdeburg, Moritzhof

16.02.19 Schwerin, Speicher

17.02.19 Hamburg, Knust

20.02.19 Köln, Die Wohngemeinschaft

21.02.19 Frankfurt a.M., HoRsT

22.02.19 Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle

 

D/troit

06.02.19 Bremen, Lila Eule

07.02.19 Köln, Artheater

08.02.19 München, Feierwerk/Kranhalle

09.02.19 Schorndorf (Stuttgart), Club Manufaktur

20.02.19 Hamburg, Mojo Club

21.02.19 Hannover, Mephisto, Faust

22.02.19 Dresden, Groove Station

23.02.19 Berlin, Bi Nu


Pleil

17.02.19 Mühlheim a.M., Winterfest der Artificial Family

21.02.19 Hesseneck (Ffm), Session

08.03.19 Karlsruhe, Kohi

26.05.19 Heusenstamm, The Speak Easy Sunday Lounge

04.06.19 Groß-Rohrheim, Musikkiste

14.06.19 Paderborn, Wohlsein

15.06.19 Soltau, Hagen 5

11.09.19 Darmstadt, Goldene Krone

 

Lost Under Heaven

19.02.19 Köln, Blue Shell

20.02.19 Hamburg, Hafenklang

21.02.19 Berlin, Bi Nuu

 

hackdepicciotto

01.03.19 Berlin, Privatclub

10.06.19 Leipzig, Wave Gotik Treffen

 

Ida Kudo

07.03.19 Berlin, FluxBau


Giant Rooks

09.03.19 Hamm, Festsaal Maximilianpark

22.04.19 Stuttgart, Im Wizemann

23.04.19 Köln, Live Music Hall

24.04.19 Münster, Skaters Palace

29.04.19 München, Muffathalle

12.05.19 Bremen, Modernes

13.05.19 Hannover, Capitol

14.05.19 Leipzig, Täubchenthal

15.05.19 Wien (AT), WUK

17.05.19 Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36

18.05.19 Frankfurt, Batschkapp

19.05.19 Berlin, Huxley's Neue Welt


Alcabean

19.03.19 Hamburg, Astra Stube

20.03.19 Berlin, Monarch

21.03.19 Dresden, Ostpol

22.03.19 Düsseldorf, The Tube

 

The Cinematic Orchestra

23.05.19 Berlin, Astra

24.05.19 Köln, Music Hall

26.05.19 Lausanne (CH), Les Docks


Razz

01.06.19 Ilmenau, Ilmpuls Festival