out now: Schneider TM – Guitar Sounds [Bureau B]

 

Artist:
Schneider TM

 

Title:
Guitar Sounds

 

Label:
Bureau B

 

Cat#:
BB 145

 

Release Date:
27th September 2013

 

Format:
CD, vinyl+CD & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Landslide

02)
Teilhard

03)
First Of May

04)
Grinder In The Sky

05)
Elefantenhaut

06)
Überzahl

 

Info (English):
“Sounds” series part two: Electric guitar explorations

Dirk Dresselhaus a.k.a. Schneider TM turned building site noise into music on “Construction Sounds”, the album which preceded “Guitar Sounds”. On his latest offering, he explores the full potential of the electric guitar and an array of effects.

Dresselhaus is no stranger to the instrument, it is fair to say. He played guitar in the 1990s for several experimental indie combos and has made liberal, idiosyncratic use of the instrument over the past couple of decades as Schneider TM in electronic music, film, radio plays and various other sound projects.

Technical perfection is not paramount on “Guitar Sounds”. The focus is on spontaneity, improvisation—if the result is flawed in the classic sense of the word, this concerns him not one iota. Dresselhaus is interested in atmosphere, in the intensity and magic of the initial moment when decisions are made and played without knowing which direction they will take or where they might end—music without a safety net, so to speak.

Unleashed, the guitar sound takes on its own lease of life, in the spirit of generative music. At the decisive moment, Dresselhaus reins it back, like a dog owner tugging on the lead, thereby creating an energy field between tension and relief, harmony and disharmony, control and loss of control, construction and deconstruction, positivity and negativity, sobriety and humour. Or to use a more striking image: surf sound dualism.

All tracks are improvised (“Instant Composition”), none composed in advance. Some pieces were inspired by films or were improvised to film (e. g. “Teilhard” by Christoph Ischinger). The basic “Überzahl” track and elements of “Landslide” were used in Carsten Ludwig’s film “In der Überzahl” and completed with overdubs for this album.

The equipment list runs as follows: various electric guitars and bass guitars, lap steel guitar, travel guitar, line amplifiers and combo tube amplifiers, reverbs, echoes, delays, looper pedals, octave effect boxes, pitch shifters, isolation cabinets, filters, cello bows and bottlenecks.

Short bio:
Schneider TM is a multidimensional music project from Dirk Dresselhaus, named after his nickname Schneider. Since the late 80’s, Dirk has been active in different musical fields. From 1989 until 1997 he played and sang in adventurous rock and pop bands like Hip Young Things and Locust Fudge before he became more active in electronic music around 1996. Schneider TM is responsible for a couple of experimental electro-freak-pop albums and mini-hits like “Reality Check”, “Frogtoise” and a cover version of a song by The Smiths called “The Light 3000”, a collaboration with Kptmichigan that was hugely acclaimed by John Peel, “The Wire” etc. As well as work on a variety of one-off projects—including the production of music for movies, theatre and radio plays—Dirk has been performing & recording with noise & drone outfits like Angel (w/ Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic + guests like Hildur Gudnadottir & Lucio Capece) and Real Time (w/ Reinhold Friedl of Zeitkratzer) on a regular basis since 1999. For a while now, Dirk has also been moving Schneider TM in the direction of instantly composed freeform music, employing varying instruments including guitar, electronics, balaphon as well as field recordings. Sometimes the work is solo and at other times together with artists like Jochen Arbeit (of Einstürzende Neubauten, Automat), Damo Suzuki (ex-Can), video artist Lillevan or Japanese dancer Tomoko Nakasato. The first result of this open & soundscape-y direction is the Schneider TM album “Construction Sounds”. Based on field recordings of Berlin construction sites combined with electronics, it was released in September 2012.

 

Info (German):
Teil zwei der „Sounds“-Serie: Erkundungen der elektrischen Gitarre

Auf seinem vorigen Album „Construction Sounds“ hat Dirk Dresselhaus a.k.a. Schneider TM aus Baustellenlärm Musik gemacht. Auf „Guitar Sounds“ lotet er aus, was man alles mit einer elektrischen Gitarre und vielen Effektgeräten anstellen kann.

Dabei ist die Gitarre für Dresselhaus kein unvertrautes Instrument. Er spielte sie bereits in den 90ern als Teil experimenteller Indie-Bands (s. u.) und hat über seine Arbeit als Schneider TM mit elektronischer Musik, Filmund Hörspielmusik und diversen Soundprojekten über die letzten 20 Jahre einen eigenen, befreiten Ansatz des Gitarrespielens gefunden.

Auf „Guitar Sounds“ geht es nicht um technische Perfektion. Es geht um Spontaneität, um Improvisation – wobei das Ergebnis durchaus im klassischen Sinn fehlerhaft sein darf. Dresselhaus interessiert sich für die Atmosphäre, Intensität und Magie des ersten Moments, in dem etwas entschieden und gespielt wird, ohne zu wissen, wohin der Weg führt und wo er endet – Musik ohne Sicherheitsnetz, sozusagen.

Der Gitarrenklang kann sich dabei gelegentlich verselbstständigen, ein Eigenleben führen und so etwas wie generative Musik werden. Im entscheidenden Moment holt Dresselhaus ihn dann wie einen Hund an der langen Leine zurück. Dabei erzeugt er ein Energiefeld zwischen Spannung und Entspannung, Harmonie und Disharmonie, Kontrolle und Kontrollverlust, Konstruktion und Dekonstruktion, Positiv und Negativ, Ernsthaftigkeit und Humor. Oder plakativer gesagt: einen Surf-Sound des Dualismus.

Alle Tracks sind improvisiert („Instant Composition“) und nicht im Vorfeld komponiert worden. Einige Stücke sind von Filmen inspiriert oder zum Film impovisiert worden (z. B. „Teilhard“ von Christoph Ischinger). Der Basic-Track von „Überzahl“ wurde wie auch ein Teil von „Landslide“ für den Film „In der Überzahl“ von Carsten Ludwig benutzt und für dieses Album mit Overdubs vervollständigt.

Equipment: diverse E-Gitarren und -Bässe, Lap-Steel-Gitarre, Reisegitarre, Line- und Combo-Röhrenverstärker, Reverbs, Echos, Delays, Looper, Octaver, Pitch-Shifter, Isolatoren, Filter, Cello-Bogen und Bottleneck.

Über Dirk Dresselhaus
Dirk Dresselhaus, Jahrgang 1970, spielte und sang von 1989 bis 1997 in Indie-/Noiserock- und Pop-Bands wie Locust Fudge und Hip Young Things. 1997 begann er sich unter dem Pseudonym Schneider TM mehr mit elektronischer Musik zu beschäftigen. Neben anderen Arbeiten wie Komposition und Produktion von Musik für Filme (1. Mai, 66/67, Polnische Ostern etc.), Theater (The Scorpionfish, Louis & Bebe mit Joanna Dudly) und Hörspiele (Release, Hochhaus mit Paul Plamper) spielt Dresselhaus seit einigen Jahren regelmäßig in Noise-Improv-Bands/Projekten wie Angel (zusammen mit Ilpo Väisänen von Pan sonic), Mr. Schmuck’s Farm (mit der isländischen Cellistin Hildur Gudnadottir von Lost In Hildurness / Mum etc.) und Real Time, einem eher an Neuer Musik orientierten Duo zusammen mit Reinhold Friedl von Zeitkratzer. Daneben spielt er seit einiger Zeit regelmäßig Improvisationskonzerte mit wechselndem Equipment wie Gitarre, Elektronik, Balaphon oder mit Fieldrecordings, manchmal solo und manchmal mit Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut), Damo Suzuki (Ex-Can), der japanischen Tänzerin Tomoko Nakasato und anderen

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
“Elefantenhaut”

“Überzahl”

Videos created by Yukikoh Okura.

 

Recommendation:
album “Construction Sounds” on Bureau B

 

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Websites:
Schneider TM
Bureau B

 

02nd October 2013: Magazine [030] Party @ Kulturbrauerei, Berlin

 

Magazine [030] Party

 

Event:
Magazine [030] Party 2013 – 10th Edition

 

Dates & Time:
02nd October 2013 at 10 p.m.

 

Location:
Kulturbrauerei Area, Berlin (Germany)

 

Line-up:
Housemeister
Dave Tarrida
Thomas Schumacher
Dumme Jungs
Flamingo Girls feat. MC Fitti Soundsystem
Martin Books
Jordan
Bürger P
Luz/Jacopo
Markus Soy|r
Valis
DJ D.O.N.
DJ Size
DJ Pumi
DJ R’n’P
DJ C-Roc
La Kernaussage live
Maskulini live
Danke! live

 

Admission fee:
advance 10 Euro plus fees, box office 12 Euro

 

Info (German only):
30 DJs & Live Acts – 10 Floors – 10 Euro

Bereits zum 10. Mal findet am 2. Oktober die [030] Party in der Kulturbrauerei statt. Schon mit der Premiere – aus Anlass des 10. Geburtstags vom kostenlosen Berliner Stadtmagazin [030] im Jahr 1994– etablierte sich das Event als eine der größten Partys in Berlin.

Auf 10 Floors des gesamten Gelände der Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg erlebt das Publikum die unterschiedlichsten musikalischen Facetten der Stadt Berlin. Vom Techno-Floor im Kesselhaus bis zu Indie-Rock im Maschinenhaus, über Hip-Hop, R’n’B und Black Music, 90er, Classics und Pop bis Chill Out reicht das Spektrum. In der Alten Kantine startet an diesem Abend eine neue Party-Reihe für Erwachsene und [030]-Kollege DJ Valis wird im Moon Floor auflegen.

Weitere gebuchte Acts sind die DJs Housemeister, Thomas Schumacher und Martin Books, die Bands La Kernaussage, Maskulini und Danke! Sowie als Special Guest der Durchstarter des Jahres MC Fitti Soundystem mit seinen Flamingo Girls, die gerade für Berlin beim Bundesvision Song Contest bei Pro Sieben den dritten Platz geholt haben. Insgesamt sind über 20 DJs, Live Acts und Bands dabei.

Mit Special »mittwochs« – die neue Reihe für Erwachsene mit Berlin Urban Style Music und Rock’n’Roll Bingo in der Alten Kantine.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ ResidentAdvisor
Event @ Magazine’s website

 

Listen:
Housemeister

Dave Tarrida

Thomas Schumacher

Markus Soy|r

Dumme Jungs

 

Tickets:
ticketscript.com

 

Websites:
Magazin [030]
Kulturbrauerei

 

out now: Erasure – Snow Globe [Mute]

 

Artist:
Erasure

 

Title:
Snow Globe

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM365

 

Release Date:
11th November 2013

 

Format:
CD, limited 3x CD deluxe box & digital

 

Tracklist CD & Digital:
01)
Bells Of Love (Isabelle’s of Love)

02)
Gaudete

03)
Make It Wonderful

04)
Sleep Quietly

05)
Silent Night

06)
Loving Man

07)
The Christmas Song

08)
Bleak Midwinter

09)
Blood On The Snow

10)
There’ll Be No Tomorrow

11)
Midnight Clear

12)
White Christmas

13)
Silver Bells

 

Tracklist Deluxe Box:
CD1-01)
Bells Of Love (Isabelle’s of Love)

CD1-02)
Gaudete

CD1-03)
Make It Wonderful

CD1-04)
Sleep Quietly

CD1-05)
Silent Night

CD1-06)
Loving Man

CD1-07)
The Christmas Song

CD1-08)
Bleak Midwinter

CD1-09)
Blood On The Snow

CD1-10)
There’ll Be No Tomorrow

CD1-11)
Midnight Clear

CD1-12)
White Christmas

CD1-13)
Silver Bells

CD2-01)
Gaudete
(A Cappella Version)

CD2-02)
Stop The Cavalry
(Acoustic Version)

CD2-03)
Silent Night
(Instrumental Version)

CD2-04)
She Won’t Be Home
(2013 Redux)

CD2-05)
Make It Wonderful
(Acoustic Version)

CD2-06)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(2013 Redux)

CD2-07)
White Christmas
(Instrumental Version)

CD2-08)
Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

CD3-xxx)
The Erasure Christmas Radio Show (Recorded Live Inside The Snow Globe)

Merchandise-01)
festive tree bauble, desktop calendar, postcards, a signed Christmas card

 

Info (English):
The first taste of Erasure’s new album, Snow Globe, out on 11 November 2013, is here in the shape of a beautiful trailer, created by Martin Meunier (whose credits include James & The Giant Peach and Coraline). Featuring Erasure’s version of ‘Silent Night’.

The album will be released on CD and as a Limited Edition Deluxe Christmas Box Set. The box set includes 3 CDs plus an exclusive festive tree bauble, desktop calendar, postcards and a Christmas card signed by Vince and Andy with much more to be announced (full tracklisting below)

Produced by Erasure, Gareth Jones and Richard X, Snow Globe is a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics, and follows 2011’s album, Tomorrow’s World.

The first single, ‘Gaudete’, Erasure’s take on the traditional Latin carol is released on 16 December.

When the 28-year-old songwriting partnership that is Erasure met up in Vince Clarke’s Brooklyn studio to start work on the new album, they both approached the familiarity with a little nervousness. Soon enough, the telepathic, connective and alchemical magic of song-writing fired both their imaginations once again.

In Erasure, they both say, they have the ability to do what the other cannot in facilitating a fleshed-out musical vision. ‘I told Vince I wanted the music to sound like shards of ice or snowflakes falling’. Vince paired all the music of songs he worried might be over-familiar back to their route chord and fleshed nothing out, with carefully aggregated synthetic punctuation points, making a spare, brittle noise that speaks of Erasure’s incredible ability to move listeners from the simplest of places. ‘It sounds quite odd,’ says Vince, delighted at the leftfield result of what could’ve been such a mainstream pursuit. ‘But always with us melody is at the heart of everything.’

Unlike the bells and whistles, glitter and tinsel sets that crowd the market come Christmas-time, Snow Globe is possessed of something more in the wistfully, strangely subdued celebratory mould of recent seasonal albums by Tracey Thorn and Kate Bush.

The award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the nation a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today. Songs like ‘A Little Respect’, ‘Sometimes’, ‘Victim Of Love’, ‘Ship Of Fools’, ‘Blue Savannah’, ‘Star’, ‘Chains Of Love’, ‘The Circus’, ‘Who Needs Love (Like That)’, ‘Love To Hate You’, ‘Drama!’, “Always” and “Breathe,” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No 1 albums (including The Innocents, Wild! and Chorus) and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, ‘Abba-esque’.

 

Info (German):
…This Christmas, Make It Wonderful…

Erasure haben die Veröffentlichung eines neuen Albums angekündigt. Snow Globe erscheint am 08.11.2013 via Mute/GoodToGo. Das Nachfolgewerk zu Tomorrow’s World (2011) ist eine Sammlung neuer Eigenkompositionen und saisonaler Klassiker, sprich: Weihnachtslieder.

Die erste Single ist Erasures Blick auf das lateinische Adventslied „Gaudete“, das vermutlich aus dem 16. Jahrhundert stammt, und einigen ZuhörerInnen in der Version von Steeleye Span aus den Siebzigern bekannt sein dürfte. “Ich habe ihn niemals besser singen hören,“ sagt Vince Clarke über Andy Bells Gesang. „Ich habe meinen inneren Chorjungen wiedergefunden“, ergänzt Andy: „Ich dachte, er sei verloren, aber er war immer da.“

Anders als die meisten Glöckchen und Flöten-, Glitzer und Talmi-Boxsets, die den weihnachtlichen Musikmarkt üblicherweise bevölkern, ist Snow Globe von etwas anderem getrieben und bewegt sich eher in der sehnsuchtsvollen, gedämpften Tradition jener Weihnachtsalben, die zuletzt Tracy Thorn oder Kate Bush veröffentlicht haben. „Wir haben alles auf seine Essenz reduziert“, sagt Vince über den vergleichsweise minimalen Ansatz des Albums: „“White Christmas“ hat fast einen durchgängigen Drone. Ich liebe es.“

 

Listen:
full stream on depechemode.de

 

Trailer:

 

Videos:
“Gaudete”

“Make It Wonderful”

 

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out now: Hans Bouffmyhre – Catapult EP [Electric Deluxe]

 

Artist:
Hans Bouffmyhre

 

Title:
Catapult

 

Label:
Electric Deluxe

 

Cat#:
EDLX032

 

Release Date:
30th September 2013

 

Format:
12 inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Catapult

02)
Mesmeric

03)
Pulsing

04)
Secret Strobe

 

Info:
Back in April last year Hans Bouffmyhre joined the EDLX family with ‘Hypnosis’, a driving three-track EP and tool package that saw the Sleaze man get deep and loopy. Now the young Glaswegian is back with more heavy hitting slabs of his “no nonsense” type of techno.

Hans Bouffmyhre, real name Stephen Gorrie, is definitely one of the harder working twenty-somethings in the scene today. Since turning to production in 2007 he has released a frightening number of records for labels like Perc Trax, Viva Music, Soma, and 8 Sided Dice; all the while keeping abreast of a busy gig schedule and manning his just as prolific Sleaze Records. In that time his discography has coursed through techno’s many variants, but minimalism and a purest aesthetic have remained steadfast traits throughout.

On ‘Catapult’ Gorrie plays to his strengths, turning in four blends of tension-building techno crafted with all the poise and subtleties we’ve come to expect from him. “Catapult” is the EP’s teasing opener before Gorrie plunges ever further into the aching, growling belly of the beast. “Mesmeric” is as it’s name suggests, heady hypnotism in it’s wildest form. “Pulsing” slams ‘Catapult’ into sweaty peak time with pistons and alarm bells, leaving “Secret Strobe” to keep this dystopic party marching well past dawn. We said ‘Hypnosis’ was dark; ‘Catapult’ then is verging on evil.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“Sleaze Podcast 028”

 

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Websites:
Hans Bouffmyhre
Electric Deluxe

 

out now: Samuli Kemppi – Last Day On Earth [SCR Dark Series]

 

Artist:
Samuli Kemppi

 

Title:
Last Day On Earth

 

Label:
SCR Dark Series

 

Cat#:
SCR-D 004

 

Release Date:
23th September 2013 (vinyl)
07th October 2013 (Digital)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Last Day On Earth

B1)
Spacing

B2)
Calling

 

Info:
SAMULI KEMPPI played live twice at Suicide Circus, and since his energetic sound really fit well with our club, we started talking to each other about a release on our DARK SERIES imprint.

So here we go now, after releases on labels such as Prologue, Mote Evolver and Perc Trax, SAMULI KEMPPI now is ready to rock your boat with three tracks on our label, which define a very particular sound of their own.

LAST DAY ON EARTH brings Samuli’s apocalyptic vision to the dancefloors. Dark hisses, well scaped spaces and a hookline with the pull of a spacecraft make up for a track that with no doubt will be one of the techno anthems of the next months. A killer of a track!

On the B-side SPACING has similar sound aesthetics as Last Day On Earth, but comes along more playful whereas CALLING approaches the apocalyptic theme from a very different angle. Bleepy synths over a banging beat let you think of laser shots in the dark, haunting and scary.

 

Listen:

 

Video:
“Last Day On Earth”

Video created by the29nov films.

 

Special:
“DJ set @ TRP004, Ghent, 31th August 2013”

 

Recommendation:
Adam X on SCR Dark Series
“Quantum Mechanics EP” on Mote-Evolver

 

Buy Vinyl:
KilleKill Shop
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Juno
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Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Samuli Kemppi
Suicide Circus Records