Exhibition: Friederike von Rauch “New works” incl. Music by Marcel Dettmann

Artist:
Photos: Friederike Von Rauch
Music: Marcel Dettmann

Title:
New Works

Label:
Kunstagenten

Format:
Catalogue including CD

Tracklist:
01. untitled

Exhibition period:
5th March til 16th April 2011
Wednesday to Saturday 2 – 7 pm, and by appointment

Location:
Kunstagenten Gallery
Linienstrasse 155
10115 Berlin
Germany

Info :
In the second solo exhibition by Friederike von Rauch, the gallery KUNSTAGENTEN will present new works from 2010.

In recent years the artist has made a name for herself with her approach to spaces and landscapes that is characterized by reduction and concentration. She was invited by the star architect David Chipperfield to interpret his project “Neues Museum” in Berlin, prior to its completion, guided by her unique passion for imperfection. The accompanying illustrated book published by Hatje Canz was presented with the DAM Architectural Book Award.

In the current exhibition two minimalist artists will encounter one another. Invited by Friederike von Rauch, the internationally renowned DJ and producer Marcel Dettmann has created a forty-minute-long piece made up of minimalist sound samples. Inspired by von Rauch’s latest works, Dettmann rolls out a carpet of sound for the artist. The exhibition “New Works” comprises of three work cycles: Ash (2010), Harpa (2010), and Transept (2009-2010). As in her earlier works, it is not about the documentation or the recognition value of a location. Instead, the photographs, which are devoid of people, are rather reminiscent of abstract painting or bizarre still lifes and create an extraordinary atmosphere, open for interpretation, which can be read to mean decampment or apocalypse.

The photographs in the series Ash and Harpa were produced during her residency programme in Iceland and the exhibition in Museum Hafnarborg held at the same time. For the series Ash, Friederike von Rauch photographed the otherwise green southern part of the island covered with a layer of grey, in close vicinity of the ash-emitting volcano Eyjafjallajökull. The landscape bathed in diffused light provides fascinating, expansive views of compelling beauty but also apocalyptic tranquillity.
The photographs for the series Harpa were shot in the shell construction of the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, which with the largest freestanding sculpture by the artist Olafur Eliasson to date will be a striking location in the city. Friederike von Rauch’s keen sense for the beauty of inconspicuous details is evident here. Dark rooms with bare, rough concrete walls in shades of grey are surrounded with just a few areas of light. Traces of things left behind, such as cables or plastic wrapping refer to the building process, however they trigger associations that are completely free of context.
For the series Transept, Friederike von Rauch has photographed Post-War Modernist churches in Berlin. Once again she has found spatial perspectives, objects and settings containing light and shade that become abstract as a result selected detail views. In clear compositions showing astounding painterly and haptic, aesthetic qualities, Friederike von Rauch gives the viewer an opportunity for contemplation and reflection.

Following her training as a silversmith Friederike von Rauch studied Industrial Design at the Universität der Künste, Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts). She developed an interest in architecture during her work as a location-scout for large film productions.
Her works were nominated for the Gabriele Münter Prize in 2010. She was also awarded with work scholarships by the Hafnarborg Museum, Iceland (2010), the Baer Art Center, Iceland (2008) and the Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren institutes in Brussels (2006) and Rotterdam (2007).

Her works have been presented in several solo exhibitions, including the Hafnarborg Museum, Iceland (2010), the gallery KUNSTAGENTEN, Berlin (2009) Kabinet van Cultuur, Brussels (2008), the institute Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren, Brussels (2007), and Gallery Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp (2007).
Among her group participations are exhibitions at the Architektur Galerie Berlin (2011), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin in connection with the Gabriele Münter Prize 2010 and Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren, Brussels, Belgium (2006). The publication containing photographs of the Neues Museum, produced in collaboration with David Chipperfield, was presented with the DAM Architectural Book Award. Parallel to the exhibition, “New Works”, photographs by Friederike von Rauch will also be on show in the Gallery Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp and in Kunstverein Heidelberg.

The DJ and producer Marcel Dettmann (*1977, Pössneck) has been a resident DJ at Ostgut, now Berghain, since 1999 and has worked at the Berlin record store Hardwax since 2006. Dettmann’s first production was released in 2006 on the Berghain label Ostgut Ton. The same year he founded his own label, Marcel Dettmann Records (MDR). His internationally much sought-after style is characterized by dark, minimal sounds based on the classic legacy of Detroit and Chicago. In 2010 he already collaborated with Friederike von Rauch, who designed the cover of his album “Dettmann”.

A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition. A limited edition of the publication will contain a CD with the sound composition by Marcel Dettmann.

Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
F. von Rauch @ Kunstagenten
Exhibition NEW WORKS @ Kunstagenten
Kunstagenten
Ostgut Ton

out now: Norman Nodge – The Happenstance EP [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Norman Nodge

 

Title:
The Happenstance EP

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 45

 

Release Date:
7th March 2011

 

Format:
12inch & download

 

Tracklist:
01)
The Happenstance

02)
Body To Body

03)
Breakdown

 

Info :
Berghain resident Norman Nodge offers up his first full EP for Ostgut Ton with three contemplative tracks; expanding and contracting with countless subtleties and enriched with bold artistic license.

„The Happenstance“ is an enthused explorations into the many musical zones existing outside of Techno. A warm and fresh embodiment of 80s wave electronica – like a classic Carpenter score – only a few elements are needed for his narrative to shine. The impression of distant melodies exist in purposefully excluded moments of rest, where Nodge uses restrain rather than release to interact with our very perception of the music.

A fuller club cut, „Body to Body“ floats into spacious, acidic zones. With the impression of sinking into a disorientating, resonating industrial space, this snaking and hypnotic exercise takes us in a very different yet equally rewarding direction to its sweeter A-side cousin.

An ornate exercise in reduction and challenging timing, „Breakdown“ is a slow and measured display of Nodge’s unique synthesised visions. This short exploration piece is a brave and gritty suggestion of what’s to come next from this talented producer.

 

Listen:
here

 

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Booking:
Ostgut Booking

 

Websites:
Norman Nodge
Ostgut Ton

 

out now: Torul – Try [Infacted Recordings]

 

Artist:
Torul

 

Title:
Try

 

Label:
Infacted Recordings

 

Cat#:
FACT 3172

 

Release Date:
25th March 2011

 

Format:
CD-Maxi & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Try
(Original Mix)

02)
Try
(SA-X90 Remix)

03)
Try
(Angeltrap Remix)

04)
Take Me Home
(2011 Mix)

05)
Waterproof Theme
(Frozen Plasma Remix)

06)
Waterproof Theme
(Aqualite Remix)

07)
Try
(Try Something Different Remix)

Video)
Try

 

Info :
Mit “Waterproof Theme” konnten “Torul” (damals Torul W.) auf dem mitlerweile inaktiven LOW SPIRIT Label (Westbam, Marusha…) einen weltweitten Szenehit verbuchen. Mit massig Airplay und Clubeinsatz avancierte die Band vom Geheimtipp zum Shootingstar! Musikalisch zwischen Bands wie Sono, Mesh, Iris oder Tiga anzusiedeln haben “Torul” eine echte Nische besetzt! Eingängiger Electropop mit Electroclash, Trance und House Einflüssen verbinden sich zu einem ganz eigenen Soundcocktail! Mit “Try” präsentieren wir die vorab Single zum kommenden Album “In Whole”, ein Album das die Electropop Welt auf den Kopf stellen wird, was der Vorbote “Try” schon eindrucksvoll verdeutlicht! Passend zur Single hat die Band ein atemberaubendes Video gedreht das wir derzeit über alle erreichbaren Plattformen streuen! “Torul”, ein Name den man sich merken sollte!

With their hit “Waterproof Theme” the band “Torul” (former “Torul W.”) managed to get high attention on the now defunct LOW SPIRIT label. The single was sublicensed all over the world and got a lot of radio and clubplay! Now they´re back with their new electropop hymn “Try”! Seven exclusive songs/mixes + video on one CD for a singel price! Musicwise they operate in between the likes of bands such as Sono, Mesh, Iris or Tiga but create a very own unique style mostly due to the outstanding voice of their leadsinger “Torul”. “Try” is the pre-single to the upcoming fullength “In Whole” which will set a new quality in the electropop genre! “Torul” a name to remember!

 

Video:

 

Listen:
@7digital

 

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Websites:
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Infacted Recordings

 

out now: Electric Breathing – Sounds Of Psychosis [Twisted Flesh Recordings]

 

Artist:
Electric Breathing

 

Title:
Sounds Of Psychosis

 

Label:
Twisted Flesh Recordings

 

Cat#:
TFR003D

 

Release Date:
01st April 2011

 

Format:
download

 

Tracklist:
01.
Chaos

02.
Killer Instinct

03.
Zerfall

04.
Dead Body Erection

05.
Death Machine

06.
Guilty

07.
Possession

08.
Psychotic

09.
Dead And Buried
[feat. Project Rotten]

10.
Go To Hell

11.
The World Collapses

 

Press Info :
Electric Breathing was founded 2006 by Defcon One…

The music is settled between hellelectro and aggrotech…

Inspired by aggression and hatred it’s really aggrotech!..

Fast beats,aggressive synths, banging bases,rattling snares and very aggressive screaming singing with texts about misanthrophy, religion and perversities playing with irony and provocation, the lyrics are unique and not that kind, you may think reading the titles…

An audio apocalypse extraordinary, you can rarely experience…

2007 Ursus joined as live-support…

On stage, Electric Breathing abstains completly from using distortion, what makes the music even more expressive. Defon Ones live performance, expressing pure agressivity in dance, animate the audience to dance…

 

Snippets:

 

Buy Download:
Electric Breathing @ Bandcamp

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
not available at the moment

 

Websites:
Electric Breathing
Twisted Flesh Recordings

 

out now: Planetary Assault Systems – Deep Heet Vol. 2

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

Title:
Deep Heet Vol. 2

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE022

Release Date:
14th March 2011

Format:
12inch & digital

Tracklist:
01 Sucktion
02 Pow Wow
03 Raid

Info:
Having surprised everybody but themselves last time out with the Drained EP by Shifted, Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver is now ready to drop the gears and put the pedal firmly to the metal with the second installment of Luke’s Planetary Assault Systems “Deep Heet” Series.

Volume 1 of Planetary Assault Systems “Deep Heet”, released in March 2006, signaled the return of Planetary Assault Systems after a 5-year hiatus. The release of this second volume, exactly 5 years later to the day, marks the culmination of Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems tour that began in 2009 with the release of the “Temporary Suspension” album on Berlin label Ostgut Ton.

Comprising three state-of-the-art expeditions into deep space techno, Deep Heet Vol. 2 takes techno back to its primitive roots, adding details inspired by yet-tobe-explored points in the galaxy; only visible from Slater’s Spacestation Ø UK studio.

Sucktion opens the EP in glorious style. The basis being a powerfully hypnotic groove, the track evolves steadily, drawing the listener in completely before revealing its subtle, beautifully powerful, harmonic breakdown.

Mechanical and tense, Pow Wow combines the sonic dynamism of hollow reverberating rhythms with oscillating melodic loops which together create a tightly woven groove that ultimately implodes into a shrill explosion of frequencies

Raid closes out the EP with its shimmering minimalism crafting a calm contrast to the rest of the EP. Pulsing melodies and echoing chimes attract the focus while a heavy flat kick and spurts of firing hats add the necessary dancefloor momentum.

Listen:
“Sucktion”

“Pow Wow”

“Raid”

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Booking:
Octopus Agents

 

Websites:
Planetary Assault Systems
Mote-Evolver
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