[Download]: Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing Remix)

 

Artist:
Washed Out

 

Downloadable Tracks:
Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing Remix) not any longer available

 

Related Release:
album “Immunity”

 

Label:
Domino Records

 

Websites:
Jon Hopkins
Jon Hopkins @ Facebook
Domino Records
Domino Records @ Facebook
Domino Germany @ Facebook

 

[Special]: AG Geige – Ein Amateurfilm By Carsten Gebhardt

Title:
AG Geige – Ein Amateurfilm

 

Director:
Carsten Gebhardt

 

Line-Up:
AG Geige members
Frank Bretschneider, Jan Kummer, Ina Kummer, Torsten Eckhardt, Olaf Bender

Others
Dieter Wuschanski, Michael Kummer, Ronald Galenza, Lutz Schramm, Jochen Schmidt, Christoph Tannert, Carsten Dane

 

Film Start:
03rd November 2012

 

Dates & Cinemas in Germany:
03.11.2012 4.30pm Premiere @ Passage Kinos, Leipzig
17.11.2012 10pm Soundexchange Festivals @ Atomino, Chemnitz
30.11.2012 8.00pm Kunsthaus, Erfurt
03.12. – 05.12.2012 8.45pm Clubkino Siegmar, Chemnitz
20.+23.+28.12.2012 8pm Weltecho, Chemnitz
16.03.2013 11.00pm Puschkino, Halle/Saale
04.04.2013 7.00pm Weltecho, Chemnitz
04.04.2013 7.00pm Halle 14, Leipzig
04.04.2013 – 07.04.2013 Filmhaus Köln, Köln
from 16.05.2013 Luru-Kino, Leipzig
22.05.2013 8.15pm Berlin, Babylon
25.05.2013 8.00pm Berlin, Babylon
26.05.2013 7.45pm Berlin, Babylon
28.05.2013 9.00 pm Berlin, Babylon
11.09.2013 Karlsruhe, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
19.06.2013 8.30pm Dresden, Thalia Kino
20.06.2013 til 26.06.2013 10.15pm Dresden, Thalia Kino

 

Info (German only – English later):
Künstler-Kollektiv, Avantgarde-Band, so richtig weiß man bis heute nicht, als was man die Gruppe von vier jungen Leuten aus dem grauen Karl-Marx-Stadt bezeichnen soll, die Ende der 80er Jahre in der DDR das bis dahin undenkbare Angebot des staatlichen (und staatlich kontrollierten) Jugendradio-Senders DT64 ergreifen sollte, eingereichte Kassetten mit selbstproduzierter Musik nicht nur wohlwollend zu registrieren, sondern auch zu senden.

Schon kurze Zeit später tourte die Band durchs Land, ihre Musik wurde jetzt professionell von eben diesem Radiosender produziert, und nur Wochen vor der Wende fanden sie sich überraschend in den Studios des einzigen Schallplattenkombinats des Landes wieder.

Dabei waren die vier gar keine Musiker, sondern Autodidakten. Ihre Auftritte waren eher Performance als Konzert: mit skurril artifizieller Kostümierung, dem Einsatz von selbstproduzierten/übermalten Filmen/Videos, mit Texten, seltsam absurd bis zur Poesie. Und einer Musik, die unter dem Diktat des allgegenwärtigen wirtschaftlichen Mangels mittels tape recording und zusammengeklaubtem Equipment von elektronisch produzierten Sounds und Samples geprägt war.

Der Film zeigt Live-Mitschnitte, noch vorhandenes Film- und Videomaterial und versucht in Gesprächen mit den Protagonisten (den Künstlern, aber auch den Radiomachern, Veranstaltern und Kuratoren) den künstlerischen Intentionen und der Besonderheit der Zeit nachzugehen.

 

Trailer (German):

 

Websites:
Facebook
Website

 

[Special]: Electronic Beats presents “Depeche Moments” of several music people

 

Info:
Electronic Beats, international music magazine from Germany, started a series asking musicians and other music people about their “Depeche Moment”. So we put together a summary of the features.

New Depeche Mode album “Delta Machine” is out now. Click here for the release feature.

 

Features:

Gudrun Gut
owner of the label Monika Enterprises, producer of electronica, co-founder of the 1980s band Malaria!


Thomas Fehlmann
member of avantgarde band Palais Schaumburg, remixed several Depeche Mode tracks


Carsten Nicolai
best known for his project alva noto, co-owner of the label Raster-Noton, member of Diamond Version. DV will support DM on tour in Eastern Europe


Justus Köhncke
Kompakt artist, remixed Depeche Mode song “Peace”


Daniel Miller
founder of legendary label Mute, discovered Depeche Mode


Stefan Hantel aka Shantel
German DJ and producer, best known for his project Bucovina Club


Pole
German Dub producer, Mute artist and mastering engineer, remixed “Comatose” (unreleased)


Simon Reynolds
music journalist & author of such books as “Retromania”, “Rip It Up and Start Again” and “Energy Flash”

 


Douglas J. McCarthy
frontman/lead singer of EBM legend Nitzer Ebb. former label mates and tour support of Depeche Mode. Douglas will also support DM on tour


Tim Simenon
man behind the project “Bomb The Bass”, producer of the DM album “Ultra” and remixer of several tracks

 

Websites:
Gudrun Gut
Thomas Fehlmann
Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto
Justus Köhncke
Daniel Miller’s label Mute
Shantel
Pole
Simon Reynolds
Douglas J. McCarthy
Tim Simenon aka Bomb The Bass
Depeche Mode
Electronic Beats

[Playlist]: Mute Sampler compiled by NovaFuture

 

Info:
Our absolute favourite label is Mute Records that was founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller. The roster include(d) influential and important musical acts such as NON, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Fad Gadget, Goldfrapp, Grinderman, Nitzer Ebb, Renegade Soundwave and Yazoo.

It was formed initially to release the Daniel Miller’s single “T.V.O.D.”/”Warm Leatherette” which became a underground hit. As he was also interested in German music, Daniel Miller signed Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft for the first Mute album, “Die Kleinen Und Die Bösen”.

One of Mute’s most famous act were Depeche Mode, which Daniel signed for a single after seeing them as support of Fad Gadget. The connection between Mute and Depeche Mode was very strong and last for over 30 years.

Mute had a several sublabels with different genres and styles like novamute, Future Groove, Blast First, The Fine Line, The Grey Area. Most of them are now defunct but they also have a new baby, Liberation Technologies.

More recent acts are so different artists like Josh T. Pearson, Beth Jeans Houghton, Laibach, Erasure, VCMG, Big Deal ….

To show our love for the label we created a sampler of over 60 tracks and 5h hours of old songs and new stuff (from Mute, Mute US, sublabels). So enjoy!

 

Listen:

 

Websites:
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook
Documentary Evidence (fanpage with a lot of interesting stuff about Mute)