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Tobi Morare - On It!

Electro House | House | Club House
Catalog#: SBKWDIGI005

Separated Beats welcomes back the prolific Tobi Morare for another single release! Get on it and feel the beat…

Genre: Electro House | House
Artist: Tobi Morare
Title: On It!
Format: Digitalrelease
Label: Separated Beats
LC: 24806
ISRC Code: DEHE10700298-300
Total Playtime: 27.44 min
Releasedate: 15.09.2014
Mastered: Bert Olke @ GL Audio Berlin
Artist Website:

Tobi Morare - On It!

1. On It
2. Looking Good
3. Narcotic Beach (feat. Mischo)

MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Separated Beats incl. 19% MWSt.

Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq - There is calm to be done

Following 2011's The Hearts of Empty Liverpool based band Dakota Suite led by Chris Hooson in collaboration with David Buxton are back with another superb album on Karaoke Kalk. While Hearts of Empty was a distinctly jazzy instrumental album, There Is Calm To Be Done takes us further down a path of left-field song-writing and alternative pop. The album was produced together with Quentin Sirjacq with whom Dakota Suite have already worked in the past, on ‘Valissa’ (2010) and ‘the side of her inexhaustible heart’ (2012).

The most striking thing about the Dakota Suite sound is their immense instrumentation. While most songs are driven by the piano they are adorned with all kinds of instruments to provide an overall timbre of great majesty. The presence of brass parts, woodwind, double bass and a wide array of instruments makes for a special sound. Rhythmically, the drum parts throughout the majority of ‘There Is Calm To Be Done’ are played with brushes, which takes the edge off and adds a gentleness that only the swooshing of brushes can achieve. The use of lap steel on the opening number ‘This Is My Way Of Saying That I Am Sorry’ conjures up a definite country rock feel. While the album is mainly song based, there are vast instrumental passages strewn throughout the record and intermingled between songs. ‘Flat Seat’ is one such instrumental tune with a decidedly filmic character; a lilting composition both mesmerizing and intriguing. Much of the album feels as if it could be film music, and each tune conjures a vivid image in the listeners mind to which the music plays the soundtrack.

Hooson's vocals are striking both for their singing style and lyrical content. ‘Dronning Maud Land’ for example begins with the humorous line “I seem to have grown myself a pair of old mans hands” but the delivery is sombre and melancholy. ‘In the Stillness of this Night’ is a powerful ballad that fuses the touching vocals and lyrical style that is so prevalent on the album with an evocative arrangement. In keeping with its title ‘Committing To Uncertainty’ is a somewhat darker composition. The brass and woodwind orchestration builds to a powerful crescendo. ‘Be My Love’ stands out as a prime example of singer-songwriting as it relies solely on acoustic guitar and vocals. Without the support of a backing arrangement, the song has to be that much stronger to stand on its own amongst all the instrumentation of the rest of the record. It is an unspeakably tender song with a highly fragile yet resolute emotional lure. The penultimate track on the album is also its song and true to its name is a delightfully calm tune. The record draws to a close with the minimally orchestrated “I Miss The Dust”, a very delicate instrumental that drifts away like leaves on a breeze.

Dakota Suite's music has covered such diverse genres as lo-fi, folk rock, electronic, ambient and taken in elements of jazz and modern classical. The band has their very own, highly personal and unique sound used so frequently by film makers and theatre pieces. ‘There Is Calm To Be Done’ explores the art of song-writing while also venturing beyond, into new fields to create something new and subtle.


01. This is my way of saying that I am sorry
02. Flat seat
03. In the stillness of this night
04. Committing to uncertainty
05. Nu dat deze dag voorbij is
06. Dronning maud land
07. Ask the dusk
08. Be my love
09. Nothing is gone
10. The tears that bind us to this place
11. The world touches me too hard
12. There is calm to be done
13. I miss the dust
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland - Standards Vol. III

“I sometimes wonder if I’m going in reverse, having started with the larger, more free improvisational ensembles and now getting down to a vocal pop band, but it’s one thing I was always aiming to do,” says Bill Wells on his current position with the National Jazz Trio Of Scotland. And if one is to take heed of the age-old advice of not judging a book by its cover, then it’s wise to also apply that caution to CDs, for the group is neither jazz nor a trio, although it is at least partly Scottish.

Wells has been part of the Scottish Jazz scene since the late 80s, but has always enjoyed working with musicians in the Indie sector, including stints as a collaborator and arranger with Isobel Campbell, Jad Fair, Kevin Ayers, Future Pilot AKA and Japanese naivists Maher Shalal Hash Baz. He also worked with German electronica artists Stefan Schneider and Barbara Morgenstern and recorded Lemondale, an experimental, pop-tinged collection recorded with an eclectic cast of local musicians in Japan in 2011.

The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland consists of Wells on samples, with a trio of female vocalists: Aby Vulliamy, Kate Sugden and Lorna Gilfedder. Onstage, Aby plays viola, Kate marimba and other potential live players include Teenage Fanclub guitarist Norman Blake and Babe vocalist Gerard Black. The group’s name may be Wells’ droll way of blowing a raspberry at the Scottish jazz establishment he feels has overlooked him in the past, but doesn’t he think that such a deliberately misrepresentative group name could prove a problem?

“I beg to differ,” he responds. “I think in the short term it's making life a bit harder, but hopefully in the long term it will make it stand out.”

The group’s debut recording The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland’s Christmas Album, was released in late 2012, followed by Standards Vol II in 2013. Their new album is titled Standards Vol III, although the description isn’t strictly accurate. “Well it’s partly a nod towards the more standard way of songwriting, although structurally most of these songs aren't actually written in a similar way,” he says. “To me the best ideas are strong melodies on interesting changes, going back to the classic songwriters. It’s a pretty old fashioned idea and I don’t think that it’s the way that most people write these days when using computers.”

Wells’ music had always been hallmarked by a directness and economy of musical line, and the fact that his pop music is pared down to just vocals and a lean musical accompaniment is, in fact, one of its strengths.

“I do seem to like a sparser sound,” he admits. “For one thing, I’m not that keen on drums. There are no drums at all on Vol II. I relented a bit on Vol III, but even then there’s not that much. I like things kind of light and airy. As long as they are moving along nicely and you can hear the chords, and the voice is well supported, I think that’s about all you need.”

Wells wrote all the songs on the album with the exception of the Beach Boys’ “With Me Tonight” and the lyrics to “Surprising Word”, written by Saya from the Japanese band, Tenniscoats, and “Trying To Escape You”, written by Lorna Gilfedder.

The material on Standards Vol III hints at a diverse range of influences: the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the simple piano accompaniment of Brian Wilson, and the wider vocabulary of chord changes in the songs of Laura Nyro and in Todd Rundgren’s earlier work. Wells also admits that some of his electronica may well be influenced by Stefan Schneider’s work with Mapstation. And as he plays samples, Wells is keen that his soundworld avoids anything too generic, and that there is a little bit of grit in the mix.

“Although there are a very few more conventional samples in there, for the most part I use samples that Norman Blake originally recorded of my guitar, bass and Aby’s viola, so that gives it all, hopefully, a very original and distinctive sound. It also means that it’s computer-based, but it’s not too squeaky clean or slick as the samples are not factory presets, and still have slight tuning, editing and rhythmic discrepancies.”

One of the most striking aspects of Standards Vol III is its mix of pure-toned singing and cryptic, bittersweet, sometimes darkly humorous lyrics, as on the twinkly, musical box-like “Unguarded Moment”, with the lines, “Got me when I least expected/Found it where I didn’t look/Hit me like a block of concrete on a hook.”

On “Alive And Well”, rather than being metaphorical or a fanciful notion, the lines, “It’s been the hottest summer that we’ve had for a while/The shower isn’t working because of a broken tile,” were an accurate summary of the facilities in the bathroom of Wells’ Glasgow tenement home last year, where the album was recorded.

“The kitchen table is where I have my computer set up, so it's my HQ,” he reveals. “The acoustics aren't that good, plus I have to record avoiding slamming doors, the upstairs neighbours simply walking about, or the woman who lives below shouting at her dogs - or her partner, which sounds the same. However, it means I can make records very cheaply, and at my leisure - although that word seems a bit wrong. And for me these National Jazz Trio Of Scotland records are probably the closest I've got to doing something as I intended.”

Mike Barnes


01. Alive And Well
02. Rare Species
03. Unguarded Moment
04. Buchanan Street
05. Getting Out
06. Push Your Face
07. With Me Tonight
08. Suprising Word
09. Liar
10. Trying To Escape You
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Tolouse Low Trax - s/t

„Well recommended for the freaks“ the Manchester based independent music specialist Boomkat ones finished a review about a release of Düsseldorf based DJ and producer Tolouse Low Trax aka Detlef Weinrich (also known as one fourth of the German avant-band Kreidler). What a freak distinguished we do not really know - we just assume he walks this world on a different path. Tolouse Low Trax surely does! The latest evidence of this fact are four tracks of whom two are remixes by befriended artists, and two are coming right out of the middle of Tolouse Low Trax’s very own sense for odd and catchy grooves. His friend Miles, also know as one-half of the experimental industrial techno and dark ambient duo Demdike Stare, puts hand on the track “Sussing”, originally released on Tolouse Low Trax’s latest album “Jeidem Fall” in 2012. He covers it with an enigmatic, shadowy veil in terms of sounds, space, and obscure driving arpeggios in order to give the track a “brighter haze” feeling. A subliminal hypnotic transformation that swings with a unique dark and demanding drive. The second remix was done by Wolf Müller, a Düsseldorf based musician that released two highly acclaimed EPs on the German DIY label Themes for Great Cities. His profession as a percussionist calls the tune as he mutates the original track “Jeidem Fall” into a tribal celestial dance tune that jacks with an Afro-Baroque elegance. Also the two EP contributions of Tolouse Low Trax himself move on very different terrains but seem to come out of the same experimental laboratory. With “Vindeland” he delivers a track full of dark synthlines and drunken shuffled patterns that morphs into a nervous soigné sensation. In contrast his arrangement “Eisenbahnzunge” starts with a celestial arpeggio until a strange alienated voice appears and everything melts layer by layer into an elliptical ambient experiment beyond the usual definition. Both tracks are deeply rooted in Tolouse Low Trax’s very own spontaneous minimal hardware approach of producing bold, hypnotic dance-not-dance music that shall not only illuminate the so called freaks!

Tracklisting :
A1. Sussing - Miles Remodel
A2. Jeidem Fall - Wolf Müller Mix

B1. Vineland
B2. Eisenbahnzunge
MP3 Album 4.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Donna Regina - Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren

Following their 2010 release The Decline of Female Happiness Donna Regina are back with a new album on Karaoke Kalk, Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren. The project was formed by the husband and wife team Regina and Günther Janssen over twenty years ago and this is no less than their 12th studio album. There extensive career has seen them be remixed by the likes of Matthew Herbert and Mouse on Mars. Regina Janssen has also worked – amongst others - with the French musician Bertrand Burgalat who released a compilation of Donna Regina´s work on his label Tricatel. But it’s in their own records and song-writing that their true musical skill comes to light as Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren goes to show.

The album starts with the title track - a tribute to a deceased friend of theirs. The album's decidedly international character is left in no doubt by Les claviers de couleurs - sung in French, inspired by the beautiful names of colours on the scale of swiss architect Le Corbusier. Carlos has a distinctly dubby musical vibe; the muted trumpet, improvised like the bass clarinet and harp by Berlin based musician Volker Griepenstroh, chorus of “lost and found” and dub production make it feel like a Grace Jones track. While Cities has more of a straight techno-pop groove, with a 4/4 driving beat while the lyrics take us on a world tour that tells a story of non-conformity and alienation.
Koyasan takes this international affair even further afield with a trip to the mountain range near Osaka in Japan where Donna Regina's music has achieved considerable popularity and was even used in a Nissan commercial. The monotone delivery gives the piece a dark and dramatic mood. The Janssen's love of the industrial aesthetic is apparent from the cover artwork which depicts an inner city facade laced with ducts and vents. And For The Love Of is based upon the inspired juxtaposition of an industrial rhythm and a cheery piano riff.
The Spanish song Escúchame is based on a text written by the artists Graw Böckler from Berlin for their project “after the crisis” which they are showing in Buenos Aires these days. Gatsby is also driven by a solid 4/4 techno beat. The story is of course inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic character, and that's what really makes Donna Regina's music: its the personal element that's so important.

Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren is Donna Regina's 7th album on Karaoke Kalk and over their many releases the band has clearly perfected the electronic pop format. Their latest offering is packed full of delightful nuances both in the lyrical content and the production as well as in the arrangements. For the first time in their production history they let somebody else do the mixes, Polish musician Michal Jacaszek who also co – produced the album. They met him while they were touring in Poland and liked his work a lot. He later released on Miasmah, Gusstaff and Ghostly International and of course he adds a completely different – his personal - touch to the production. All told, this is a powerful collection of songs which once again demonstrates Donna Regina's enormous appeal.

The digital download format contains two bonus tracks, Hopeless Hope and Other Side.



01. Holding the mirror for Sophia Loren
02. Les claviers de couleurs
03. Carlos
04. Cities
05. Lift me up
06. Koyasan
07. For the love of
08. I wanna know
09. Escúchame
10. I know now
11. Gatsby
12. In the company of friends
13. Leaving
14. Other side (bonus digital)
15. Hopeless hope (bonus digital)
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Will Samson - Light Shadows

Quietly & unceremoniously released as a digital EP at the tail end of 2013, Light Shadows returns as a highly limited 12“ vinyl, including two new reworks by Austrian electronic/experimental duo & label mates, Ritornell, & ambient sonic explorer, Benoit Pioulard.

Since the release of Balance ('an unusually intimate collection' 8/10 - UNCUT Magazine) in October 2012, Will has travelled across the UK and Europe, touring and sharing stages with Kurt Vile, Ólafur Arnalds, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Marissa Nadler, Shearwater, Pinback, Do Make Say Think & more - as well as performing his own headline shows.

On top of this, Will managed to find time to venture into 'dance' music and create It Grows Again – a collaborative EP with London based producer, Tom Demac (Aus Music), which garnered mainstream radio play within the UK.

However, it was personal experiences of a radically different nature that shaped the outcome of Light Shadows.
During the summer months between the completion & release of Balance, Will unexpectedly found himself facing an extremely close & profound experience of death.

Following the aftermath of such a loss, he briefly retreated to India, seeking some time & space to gently reflect on the recent life-changing events. Travelling alone from the Southern tip, all the way up to the mountains in the North, this is where the first ideas of new songs slowly began to seed.

A few months after landing back in England, Will then travelled onto Berlin to begin refining and recording these ideas with close friend, Florian Frenzel (who had also helped to produce 'Balance'). Using their familiar selection of tape machines (many of which had now broken since the previous year's recording sessions) and home-made outboard gear, the pair crafted away on Samson's scrapbook of sounds until they eventually emerged with this deeply cathartic collection of music.

The release will coincide with live performances across Europe in late-April*

22.04.2014 D-Cologne | Wohngemeinschaft
23.04.2014 D-Hannover | Kumpanei
24.04.2014 D-Hamburg | Astra Stube
25.04.2014 D-Berlin | ://about blank
26.04.2014 D-Jena | Kombinat Süd
27.04.2014 D-Chemnitz | Lokomov
29.04.2014 BE-Gent | Cafe Video
06.05.2014 UK-London | Servant Jazz
15.05.2014 UK-Bristol | Colston Hall /w Hauschka

CONTACT: Thorsten Lütz -

A1. Rusting Giants
A2. Empty Atoms
A3. Colliding With Oceans

B1. Sanctuary
B2. Rusting Giants - Ritornell Rerustle
B3. Colliding With Oceans - Benoit Pîoulard Rework

MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Christonia5, Zzzzra - [TEA_D004] Christonia5 Und Zzzzra - Zeitanalyse


Illuminati deep-dub-techno music.

The download of this four-titles album comes with a few extras :
- Printable cover art in 300 dpi (front and back, 3D printer required),
- Bonus track : Christonia5 - Not to Describe.

Trick (DIY) : for an outstanding satanic cover art design, just turn the front cover upside-down.

released 05 April 2014
Music production : Christonia5, Zzzzra
Cover art design : Axs
Mastering : Zzzzra
MP3 Album 4.00 €
released by: Trucs Et Astuces incl. 19% MWSt.

Various Artists - [TEA_D003] VA - Killer Looks


Fashionable dub-techno.

The download of this four-titles album comes with a few extras :
- Printable cover art in 300 dpi (front and back),
- Bonus track : Axs - No Message (Echoporn Edit)
- A limited access to Richie Hawtin's hair gel supply.

released 04 November 2013

Music production : Axs, Helmut X, The Flower Garden, Zzzzra

Cover art design : Axs

Mastering : Zzzzra
MP3 Album 2.00 €
released by: Trucs Et Astuces incl. 19% MWSt.

Axs - [TEA_D002] Axs - Sentry

TEA_D002 - dub-techno/techno

Dystopian minimalistic deep-raw-dub-techno.

The download of this four-titles album comes with a few extras :
- Printable cover art in 300 dpi (front and back),
- Promo video in full HD format,
- Tiny bits of black moon and star-shine (digitally captured in 96kHz/24bits).

Feedback :

- Well-balanced mixture of dirty sounds and repetitive syncopation. Immediately appealing, classic blend of shifting sounds & rhythms while maintaining constant tension - compelling texture tools. Already featured Sentry Dub on the radio. This release will definitely be in the bag for Deep Space. Disappointing that it's digital only. ~m50 aka. Area (Kimochi Sound, Steadfast, Wave Music).

- It doesn't do much but it doesn't need to. ~Steve O'Sullivan (Sushitech, Mosaic).

- Really liked this EP - beautiful dub techno - Version is the one for me but all really good. ~Fiona Walsh (Clubbers Guide New York).

- This is pretty great, enjoying it! love the warmth of the tape and the subtle melody. nice and chill, just the way i like it. ~Jordan Sauer aka. Segue (Silent Season).

- A fine straight to dub techno ep.congratz !! My favorites are Red & Black. Thank you. ~Ismail Genc aka. Havantepe (Sublime Porte, Pong Musiq, 200 Records).

- Thanks for sending this along. I like the tracks some nice synth work... ~Scott Monteith aka. Deadbeat (BLKRTZ, Wagon Repair, ~scape).

- Really nice EP. Track 2 is sick. ~Joe Maas aka. Zander One (Recycled Plastics).

- Refined AXS dubs with a hint of early Deepchord influence. ~Arjen Schat aka. Ohrwert (Wil-Ru, Recycled Plastics, Millions of Moments).

- Nice work. ~Rod Modell aka. DeepChord (Soma Quality Recordings, Echospace [Detroit], Modernlove).

- Really enjoying the new Axs EP in the studio today. Simple and evocative, two things Axs tracks tend to do quite well. Also sounding a lot more analogue and processed than his previous work. ~Brian Grainger aka. Milieu/Coppice Halifax (Wil-Ru Records, Milieu Music, Recycled Plastics, Attacknine Records).

released 15 July 2013

Music production & cover art design : Axs
Mastering & video production : Zzzzra
MP3 Album 2.00 €
released by: Trucs Et Astuces incl. 19% MWSt.

Zzzzra - [TEA_D001] Zzzzra - Le Futur Vaincra

TEA_D001 - dub-techno/techno

Bits of strings and electronic macramé.

The download of this four-titles album comes with a few extras :
- Printable cover art in 300 dpi (front and back),
- Promo video in full HD format,
- A glimpse at your own future.

released 08 December 2012

Egomania : Zzzzra
MP3 Album 2.00 €
released by: Trucs Et Astuces incl. 19% MWSt.

Vibe Tribe Soundsystem - aCloud

MP3 Album 2.00 €
released by: chroma-park incl. 19% MWSt.

Vibe Tribe Soundsystem - Neuronal

MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: chroma-park incl. 19% MWSt.

Lower Rhine Area Oscillator - InnerDriveLand

MP3 Album 1.19 €
released by: chroma-park incl. 19% MWSt.

MWP Michael Wondra Project - Slip Away

Slip Away is my second public song, it describes that sometimes you are shortly staying for a target and suddenly changes the situations.
MP3 Album 0.99 €
released by: MWP incl. 19% MWSt.

Michael Brückner - Naura

Klangwirkstoff Records | Catalog#: KWDIGI003
Genre: Ambient | Electronic Music | Cosmic Octave

Label: Klangwirkstoff Records
Format: Digital Release
Titel: Naura
Catalogue #: KWDIGI003
Release date: 26.11. 2013
ISRC: DEHE10700237-40
Total Playtime: 54:20 min.
Digital Vertrieb: Believe Digital
Cover by Andreas Schwietzke

Das Berliner Label Klangwirkstoff Records veröffentlicht mit diesem Ambient/Electronica Album eine weitere Veröffentlichung im Bereich der angewandten Musikphilosophie.

'Naura' ist Michal Brückners erstes durchgehend kosmisch gestimmtes Album, genauer: auf die Resonanzfrequenz des elektromagnetischen Erdfeldes bei 7.83 Hz.

Wenn unser Körper auf diese Frequenz eingestimmt ist, kann dies seine Selbstheilungskräfte fördern und Stressabbau und Konzentration unterstützen.

MP3 Album 8.99 €
released by: Klangwirkstoff Records incl. 19% MWSt.

Various Artists - New German Ethnic Music-Immigrant's songs from Germany electronically reworked

Internationale Elektronikfolklore

In den 1970er Jahren startete der US-amerikanische Komponist Henry Flynt einen Zyklus von Stücken mit dem Titel „New American Ethnic Music“. Darin verarbeitete er einheimische Musikstile wie Blues, Country oder Hillbilly mit elektronischen Produktionsmitteln zu etwas Neuem. In Deutschland hat es bis heute noch nie den Versuch gegeben, Folklore für eine Kompilation elektronisch neu zu bearbeiten. Allerdings ändert sich das Bild, wenn man die Idee der Bevölkerung erweitert. Einwanderer haben neue „Heimatlieder“ nach Deutschland gebracht, was bedeutet: auch der portugiesische Fado, der afrikanische Gnawa, der kroatische Klapa oder vietnamesischer Quan ho sind heute hierzulande einheimisch.
In dem von dem ehemaligen Spex-Redakteur Mark Terkessidis und dem Labelmacher Jochen Kühling angestoßenen Kultur-Projekt „Heimatlieder aus Deutschland“ wurde die plurale Folklore der Jetzt-Zeit gesammelt. Dreizehn der für das Projekt aufgenommen Lieder wurden nun von zeitgenössischen Elektronikproduzenten in Stücke verwandelt die eine ganz neue „New German Ethnic Music“ präsentieren.
Warum überhaupt Remixe? Zum einen hat sich elektronische Musik zuletzt häufig mit der Vergangenheit beschäftigt (Ghost Music, Hypnagogic Pop etc.) – elektronische Bearbeitungen eigneten sich also, um den Nachwirkungen der eingewanderten Musik nachzugehen, die ja „imaginäre Heimatländer“ erschaffen hat. Zum anderen waren die Initiatoren des Projektes auch neugierig, wie „elektronische Musiker“ mit Folklore und Gesang umgehen würden – eine enorm schwierige Aufgabe. Es wurden Künstler gesucht, die mit der Idee und der jeweiligen Musik etwas anfangen konnten und bereits mit menschlichen Stimmen experimentierten. Guido Möbius hatte zuvor ein Album mit elektronisch bearbeiteten Gospeln gemacht, was ihn als Kandidaten für das Fado-Stück „Milho-Verde“ erschienen ließ – den Remix bezeichnete der Deutschlandfunk bereits als „wunderzart“. Kubanischer Son wirkte wie die optimale Grundlage für die Disco-Variationen von Ex-Whirlpool-Mitglied Eric D. Clark. Die assoziative Herangehensweise von Margaret Dygas hat dafür gesorgt, dass sie ein polnisches Lied über die zwangsweise Verheiratung eine Mädchen als klaustrophobisches Gefühl abbildet. Symbiz Sound sind zwei junge DJs koreanischer Herkunft, die mit der Bearbeitung des Koreanischen Chors Berlin quasi den Gesang der eigenen Eltern neu definieren. Mark Ernestus konnte mit dem Remix von mozabiquanischen Marrabenta seine Rhythmusexperimente mit Jeri Jeri fortsetzen.
Herausgekommen sind Zugänge, die so unterschiedlich sind wie die Musiken und die DJs. Manche Melodien sind ganz erhalten, manche völlig verfremdet. Murat Tepeli und Natalie Beridze haben durch sanfte Verstärkungen und Schnitte ganze neue Aspekte betont, Gudrun Gut hat die dalmatinische Klapa auf noch nie gehörte Weise dynamisiert. Thomas Mahmoud hat Gnawa in Dub übersetzt, Khan die griechischen Tanzlieder als Gothic-Panorama dargestellt, Niobe und Matias Aguayo vietnamesischen Quan-ho und spanischen Renaissance-Chorgesang jeweils in ihre ganz eigenen Idiome übertragen. Ulrich Schnauss schließlich hat den Gesang des italienischen Chores von „Donni So“ in eine Hymne auf die horizonterweiterende Kraft der Migration verwandelt. Horizonterweiternd ist hoffentlich auch diese Kompilation.

01.BTMK - Ensemble und Chor - Adalardan Bir Yar Gelir Bizlere
Murat Tepeli - Nafile gitmiyor hasreti Remix
02.La Caravane du Maghreb - Saadi Belouali Jani
Thomas Mahmoud - Arab Disco Dub Remix
03.Trio Fado - Milho Verde
Guido Möbius - Blood And Bone Remix
04.Spotkanie - Czemuzes mnie, matulenko
Margaret Dygas - Impulse Remix
05.Polyphonia - Karavi, Karavaki
Khan Remix
06.Sandra Stupar und Dusica Gacic - Cije Je Ono Devojce
Natalie Beridze Remix
07.Klapa-Berlin - Projden Kroz Pasike
Blüten Rmx By Gudrun Gut
08.The Mahugang Back To The Roots- Moca cala te
Mark Ernestus Groove 26 Remix
09.Amigas Cantan - Ay linda amiga
Matias Aguayo Remix
10.Donni Sò - La Pagliarella
Ulrich Schnauss Remix
11.Koreanischer Chor Berlin - Go Hyang yui Bom
Symbiz Sound Remix
12.Quan Ho Chor Berlin - Ba Quan Moi Trau
Niobe Remix
13.Rafael Martinez, Ricardo Moreno Y Pedro Abreu - La Mateodora
Eric D. Clark Sr.Sapo's R.U.M Punch Remix

MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Tobi Morare - Viper Room

Dub Step | 2Step | Drum&Bass | Tech House | Jungle
Catalog#: SBKWDIGI004

Artist: Tobi Morare
Label Code: 24806
Format: Digital
Label: Separated Beats
Released: 15.11.2013
ISRC: DEHE10700279-84
Total Playtime: 27:44 min.
Mastered by Bert Olke @ GL Audio Berlin
MP3 Album 5.90 €
released by: Separated Beats incl. 19% MWSt.

Christian Fiesel - Strassen Der Vergangenheit

Soundtrack / Electronic Music/ Ambient / Dark Ambient / Industrial
Catalog#: SBDocu001

Format: Digital
Artist : Christian Fiesel
Titel : Strassen der Vergangenheit
Releasedate: 01.11.2013
Label: Separated Beats
Label Code: 24806
ISRC: DEHE10700242-56
Total Playtime: 178.58 min.
Artwork: Vaggelis Tsiantis
Genre: Soundtrack | Instrumental | Electronic Music
Mastered by Bert Olke:

Das Berliner Ambient Label Separated Beats
präsentiert eine erste Dokumentar Filmmusik Veröffentlichung:

Christian Fiesel – Strassen der Vergangenheit

Das Digital Release “Strassen der Vergangenheit” ist eine weitgefasste Kollektion von elektronischen Kleinodien, Drone/Industrial Musik sowie Stücken aus dem Bereich Ambient/Dark Ambient, zusammengestellt für die Verwendung in der Dokumentation „Strassen der Vergangenheit“ vom Autor Dirk Alt (erhältlich via Amazon).
Diese Dokumentation beleuchtet die Planung, den Bau und die Geschichte eines der bekanntesten deutschen Architektur und Bauerrungenschaften, der Autobahn.
MP3 Album 12.90 €
released by: Separated Beats incl. 19% MWSt.

Forgotten Birds - Sahara

Es gibt so viele Bands, so viele verschieden Klänge und dann auch die individuellen Gesichter - es sind so viele. Doch die Musikszene braucht immer jemanden, die aufrütteln und inspirieren können: Das sind die Forgotten Birds. Ihre Musik ist ein Konglomerat aus guten alten Zeiten, wo sich Frauen noch Blumen ins Haar steckten und ein Trip nichts mit
einem Ausflug ins Grüne zu tun hatte und dem Schmierfett der Musikindustrie: dem Country Folk. Jan Gazzara und Judy Willms sind so etwas wie die nostalgische Erinnerung an die erste Liebe an einem Herbstabend in der finnischen Sauna; emotional und vertraut und irgendwie verdammt heiß.
Getroffen haben die beiden sich auf einer Veranstaltung, wo man mit Kreativität eigentlich nichts zu tun haben will, einer Kunstausstellung. Ob es an dem Rotwein aus Plastikbechern oder den lauwarmen Kanapees lag, das diese beiden sich gefunden haben? Vielleicht half es auch, dass Jan schon zwei Solo Alben vorzuweisen hatte (Ladomat, Sunday- Service) und dass Judys Stimme so wundervoll ist, dass man sie nur mit 15 Jahre altem Whiskey aus einem Champagnerglas vergleichen kann.
Aber genau wissen wir es nicht. Müssen wir auch gar nicht. Das Ergebnis zählt. Das Hamburger Musiker-Duo vermag es mit ihrer Musik das Neon-Grau des Alltags in einen psychedelischen Regenbogen zu tauchen. Wenn die
Birds auftreten, werden Knie weich und Herzen tanzen Squaredance auf klebrigen Tresentischen. Das mag auch an der tatkräftigen Live-Unterstützung liegen – neben Alexander Polzin (DIAL, Mirau), der auch so Elektrosachen macht und Stephan Rath, der bei den Goldenen Zitronen irgendwas mit Schlagzeuger ist –, steht am Bass die entzückende Französin Hélène Gaudet, die der Musikalität das letzte Aroma gibt.
Nun fehlte lediglich noch eine eigene Schallplatte. So entschließt man sich an die Ostsee zu fahren, in Rocko Schamonis Wochenendhaus abzuhängen und genau dort innerhalb einer Woche ein Album mit Jörg Follert aufzunehmen (Wechsel Garland, Wunder).
Da mittlerweile jeder der Meinung ist, dass es wichtig ist, kurz vor der Veröffentlichung Gefühle zu zeigen, um nach innen und außen menschlich und nahbar zu wirken, entschieden die Beiden sich dafür auch noch Marcin Öz mitmachen zu lassen. Der Bassist von The Whitest Boy Alive lud die Birds daraufhin ein, als Support Act in der Großen Freiheit aufzutreten.
Die kleine Schar der Early Adopter, die schon in den Genuss kamen das Album zu hören, fangen seit dem unkontrolliert an zu grinsen und umarmen vor lauter Lebensfreude wildfremde Straßenmusiker.


1. Ballroom
2. Brooklyn Bridge
3. Silver River
4. Fools Rush In
5. She Goes

6. Rose Of Trallee
7. Small Things
8. Empty Dancefloor
9. The Aliceband
10. Windmills Of Your Mind
MP3 Album 9.90 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Various Artists - Active Agent Of Sound II

Klangwirkstoff Records |Catalog#: KW009
Spezielles High End Mastering für mp3 von einer 24bit Version

Format: 2CD / Digital
Titel: Active Agent Of Sound II
Label: Klangwirkstoff Records
Katalog#: KW009
LC: 16011
Gesamtspielzeit: 143.17 min
Releasedate: 04.11.2013
ISRC: DEHE10700258-77
EAN: 4036067319430
mp3 download: mp3 shop
Mastered by Tom Wölke & Bert Olke:
Style: Ambient, Electronic Music, Cosmic Octave, binaural beats

Active Agent Of Sound II:

Das Berliner Label Klangwirkstoff Records veröffentlicht mit dieser Ambient/Electronica Doppel CD Compilation eine weitere Sammlung 20 internationaler Künstler, die im Bereich der angewandten Musikphilosophie arbeiten.

Ambient/Electronica Doppel CD Compilation Active Agent Of Sound II
mit Musik von:

Anne Clark, Steve Schroyder (Tangerine Dream), Thomas D + Brain Entertainment Laboratory, Rainer von Vielen, Acid On! (Move D, B Eden), Star Sounds Orchestra, Michael Brückner, Morphon, Toshra, Akasha Project, B.Ashra, Motom, Sonical, Devas, Tohil Mons, Spiralectric, Chris Zippel, Cosmic Octave Orchestra, Inner Vision, Christian Fiesel und Aus.Gleich.

Die Stimmungen der Grundtöne dieser Kompositionen basieren auf Resonanzen aus der Natur, wie zum Beispiel Planetentöne (Obertöne von orbitalen Zyklen), Molekülresonanzen (Spektralanalyse) oder der Schumann Resonanz (Erdmagnetfeld).

Dies soll die Möglichkeit fördern, sich einzustimmen auf den Lauf der Dinge, um eine energetische Resonanz mit der Natur zu erreichen.
Planetarisch gestimmte Musik wird, wie molekular gestimmte Musik, nach streng harmonikalen Kriterien komponiert auf Basis der natürlichen Gesetzmässigkeiten der Kosmischen Oktave.

MP3 Album 14.90 €
released by: Klangwirkstoff Records incl. 19% MWSt.

3dtorus - other side (transmission two)

dark ambient, containing solfeggio frequencies and generating binaural beat effects. part 2 of 3.
MP3 Album 1.50 €
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Will Samson - Light Shadows

One year after the release of full-length album 'Balance’ ('Awash with Eno-esque ambience, and recorded late at night to unusually intimate collection' 8/10 - UNCUT Magazine), Will Samson returns with new EP, Light Shadows.

Since the release of ‘Balance’ in October last year, Will has travelled across the UK and Europe, touring and sharing stages with Kurt Vile, Ólafur Arnalds, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Marissa Nadler, Shearwater, Pinback & more - as well as his own headline shows.

However, it was personal experiences of a very different nature that shaped these new songs.
During the summer months between completing and releasing this most recent album, Will unexpectedly found himself facing an extremely close & profound experience of death.
Following the aftermath of such a loss, he briefly retreated to India, seeking some time & space to gently reflect on the recent events. Travelling alone from the Southern tip, all the way up to the giant mountains in the North, this is where the first sketches of songs slowly began to form.

Fast forward to the summer of 2013, Will travelled to Berlin to begin recording these new songs with close friend, Florian Frenzel (who also helped to produce 'Balance'). Using a small selection of tape machines and home-made outboard gear, the two crafted away on the scrapbook of ideas until they emerged with a miniature collection of new music. The end result is 'Light Shadows'.

Cover photograph taken by Will Samson in The Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

“a talent that deserves to be heard” - Fluid Radio (UK)
“...songs so heartfelt, you dare not speak over them” - Clash Magazine (UK)

03.11.2013 FR-Nantes | Soy Festival
23.11.2013 NL-Leeuwarden | Explore the North festival
30.11.2013 NL-Utrecht | Le Guess Who Festival

1. Rusting Giants
2. Empty Atoms
3. Colliding With Oceans
4. Sanctuary
MP3 Album 6.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Bernhard Living - The Last Ten Minutes

Experimental Music
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Bernhard Living incl. 19% MWSt.

Bernhard Living - Ich Bin Eine Maschine

Experimental Music
MP3 Album 5.00 €
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Bernhard Living - Object World

Experimental Music
MP3 Album 10.00 €
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Bernhard Living - Yesterday’s Rice

Experimental Music
MP3 Album 10.00 €
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Bernhard Living - First Iteration

Experimental Music
MP3 Album 10.00 €
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3dtorus - other side (transmission one)

dark ambient, containing solfeggio frequencies and generating binaural beat effects. part 1 of 3.
MP3 Album 1.50 €
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3dtorus - one day ago

1hour of techno and electro. nothing more, nothing less. bass, percussion, synths, effects - rough, weird and deep, recorded live for your pleasure. enjoy!
MP3 Album 2.00 €
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MWP Michael Wondra Project - Winner

This song is described as a little boy goes through different levels of consciousness until he finds his own sense that what he was looking for.
MP3 Album 0.99 €
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The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland - Standards Vol. II

Following the release of The National Jazz Trio of Scotland's Christmas Album on Karaoke Kalk just last December, the Berlin label now presents the second album by acclaimed pianist Bill Wells' latest project The National Jazz Trio of Scotland; Standards Volume Two. While the previous record focused on seasonal classics, Standards Volume Two is comprised almost exclusively of Bill Wells original compositions.

Just for the record, The National Jazz Trio of Scotland don’t play jazz, nor are they a trio. And while their status as national ambassadors is not exactly official, Bill Wells has however worked with many of the key players in the Scottish indie scene from the likes of Isobel Campbell and Future Pilot AKA to the magnificent collaboration with former Arab Strap vocalist Aidan Moffat „Everything’s Getting Older“ on Chemikal Underground recently. Indeed a host of Glasgow's finest have contributed to the new NJTOS album Standards Volume Two with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub responsible for additional studio work and lending his voice to Winter Breaks And Back To Spring. Belle & Sebastian's Chris Geddes and Stevie Jackson also helped with recordings. Jackson of course was responsible for the stunning harmonica performances on Well's former ensemble, the Bill Wells Trio whose album Also In White on The Pastels’ Geographic imprint remains a seminal masterpiece.
Yet despite these impressive rock solid credentials and all the big names with whom Wells works, what sets the National Jazz Trio of Scotland apart is the vocal performances by Lorna Gilfedder, Aby Vulliamy and Kate Sugden. While these girls may not be professional singers their voices posses an honest quality which fits Well's compositions to a t. The sparse arrangements are understated yet outspoken while the lyrics tell of everyday moments few take the time to reflect on, with titles such as the opener We Grow Accustomed and This Is What You Could Have Won. The National Jazz Trio of Scotland's music is sublime in in the way it works on the soul especially after repeated listening. Seeing as Bill Well's has worked with everyone from Jim O'Rourke – on the 2011 album Lemondale – to avant-garde saxophonist Lol Coxhill his move to work with unknown singers on NJTOS lends a delightful freshness to the project. The songs walk a fine emotional line between melancholy and optimism, as demonstrated in the contrast between the songs Hillwalk and Chance. Though the majority of the songs on Standards Volume Two are written and composed entirely by Bill Wells, there are 2 covers including a version of the traditional Scottish folk song Mary of Argyle and a delightful cover of the Moondog tune My Tiny Butterfly with Gilfedder, Vulliamy and Sugden singing in a round to great effect. Singer Lorna Gilfedder also wrote lyrics to Snowed In, a song that from its title at least would not have been out of place on the ensemble’s previous record, the Christmas Album. Standards Volume Two draws Unexpectedly to a close with a lilting waltz.

Already his fifth album on Karaoke Kalk following the Christmas Album and including previous collaborations with Stefan Schneider aka Mapstation (the bassist from To Rococo Rot), Barbara Morgenstern and the Japanese improvised free-jazz ensemble Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Standards Volume Two marks another milestone release for the Glaswegian musician. And what with this being The National Jazz Trio of Scotland's second release in less than a year on Kalk, this is clearly a lasting ensemble with a lot to say. Here's looking forward to future volumes.

1 We Grow Accustomed
2 Never To Be
3 Winter Breaks And Back To Spring
4 Hillwalk
5 Chance
6 Miyuki
7 Just Found This Out
8 Snowed In
9 This Is What You Could Have Won
10 Mary Of Argyle
11 My Tiny Butterfly
12 Things We Got Up To
13 Unexpectedly
MP3 Album 12.00 €
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Guido Möbius - THOUGH THE DARKNESS GATHERS - Spirituals by Guido Möbius remixed

feat. Senking, Rotaphon aka Boris Hegenbart, Gangpol & Mit, Jason Forrest, Candie Hank aka Patric Catani, Mesak, Sick Girls, Daniel Padden (Volcano The Bear)

Im Juli 2012 erschien “Spirituals”, das vierte Studioalbum von Guido Möbius. „Spirituals“ vereint hintergründigen Humor und düstere Vorahnungen, Verklärung und Kitsch. Sechs der neun Stücke auf diesem Album sind mit Texten traditioneller Gospels versehen. Ohne Kenntnis der Originale hat Möbius diesen Texten neue Melodien gegeben und sie so für seine Zwecke benutzt. Dem Thema Spiritualität nähert er sich von Stück zu Stück auf ganz unterschiedliche Arten und Weisen. Sei es durch hypnotische Rhythmen, läuternden Lärm oder die rührende Zuversicht eines Laienchors. Dabei geht es dem Agnostiker Möbius nicht um Provokation oder Religionskritik. Vielmehr hat er sich etwas angeeignet, das bereits im kollektiven Bewusstsein verankert ist. Spirituals oder Gospels können kraftvoll und energetisch sein. Diese Energie hat Guido Möbius in neue Zusammenhänge gestellt.

Diese spielerische Form der kreativen Umwidmung wird nun konsequent fortgesetzt. Möbius hat acht seiner aktuellen Lieblingsmusiker gebeten, ihrerseits eigene Versionen seiner neuen Spirituals zu machen. Die Ergebnisse könnten unterschiedlicher und unterhaltsamer kaum sein.

Mit einer Art Doomstep Track, einer dunklen und zwingenden Interpretation von „All Evil Ways“, stößt Senking die Tür auf. Ihm folgt Rotaphon, ein Alter Ego von Boris Hegenbart, hier mit einer schwerelosen Version von „Blessed Sleep“. Das französische Duo Gangpol & Mit macht aus dem fiebrigen „Godhead Appears“ eine Art Voodoo-Jazz-Stück mit Hochgeschwindigkeitsfinale im Sieben Viertel Takt. Mit ganz neuen Melodieführungen, ausschließlich generiert durch pitch shifting von Sample Splittern aus dem Track „Judgment“, hat Jason Forrest in der Tat eine Armageddon Version dieser fröhlichen Endzeitmusik geschaffen. Candie Hank aka Patric Catani betont den Funk in „The Reign of Sin“ mit clubtauglichen Raumpatrouille-Orion-Sounds in seinem „Reign Of Sweet Sin” Remix. Mesak, Mitbetreiber des labels Harmönia und Protagonist der finnischen Skweee-Szene, hat mit „Babel In Port To Mesak“ ein hypnotisches Slow Motion Monster abgeliefert. Ein wunderbar runder Instrumentaltrack alter Schule ist die “All Around Me” Version der hyperaktiven Sick Girls. Und Daniel Padden (Volcano The Bear) setzt mit „Send The Ark“ einen magischen Schlusspunkt.

Obwohl oder gerade weil die hier versammelten Remixe so verschieden sind, ist „Though The Darkness Gathers“ ein Album wie eine akustische Entdeckungsreise und jedes einzelne Stück eine feine Überraschung.

1. Senking, More Evil Ways
2. Rotaphon, Lappland Schneit
3. Gangpol & Mit, Godhead & Mix
4. Jason Forrest, Judgment / Armageddon Version
5. Candie Hank, Reign Of Sweet Sin
6. Mesak, Babel In Port To Mesak
7. Sick Girls, All Around Me Sick Everyday Mix
8. Daniel Padden, Send The Ark
MP3 Album 9.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

3dtorus - non-profit breaks

breaks, corresponding to the title this was also available as free download...all music written, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by 3dtorus at 2screenstudio. enjoy!
MP3 Album 2.00 €
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3dtorus - stress essen schönheit auf

lovely lo-fi electronics, acted out live over 40 minutes. written, produced, recorded & mastered by 3dtorus. all rights reserved.
MP3 Album 2.00 €
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Forgotten Birds - Fools Rush In

This is the very first musical output by charming Hamburg based duo Forgotten Birds!
After Judy Wilms and Jan Gazarra played the famous Dockville Festival last year with their new established band, you can definitely not call them an insider tip anymore. Especially not, if you consider that Jörg Follert (Wechsel Garland, Wunder) produced and recorded their debut album Sahara.
To start off their musical career with a cover version is not very adventurous, the Duo stated. Fools Rush In the Johnny Mercer & Rube Boom written classic, is one of their all time favorites.
So why not give it a try. And the lovely B-side Suzie is an in-house composition by Forgotten Birds.
The Album Sahara drops in autumn by the way...

Forgotten Birds - Fools Rush In

1. Fools Rush In
2. Suzie
MP3 Album 2.20 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

3dtorus - lifecycle

this is a work on demand in which i pictured a cycle of human life. each part is 12 minutes.
calm down, pull up, lean back, enjoy.
don´t hesitate to contact me for further information.

Lifecycle pt.1 - before
Lifecycle pt.2 - rise
Lifecycle pt.3 - state
Lifecycle pt.4 - decay
Lifecycle pt.5 - beyond

all tracks written, produced, arranged, recorded and mastered by 3dtorus @2screenstudio.
copyright: 3dtorus

MP3 Album 1.50 €
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Psychotikum - Sadhu

Dark Ambient / Industrial / Electronic Music/ Ambient / Gothic
Catalog#: SBDark001

Ihr Debütalbum, Sadhu, ursprünglich bereits vor über 13 Jahren aufgenommen aber bisher nie veröffentlicht, erscheint nun als komplett überarbeitetes Doppel-CD Remaster beim Berliner Label Separated Beats, einem Sublabel von Klangwirkstoff Records.

Es ist unüberhörbar, dass die Einflüsse hier von solch klassischen Industrialveteranen wie Throbbing Gristle und SPK über Coil bis hin zu Lustmord reichen.

Psychotikum erschaffen gespenstische, hypnotische Klanggebilde, die sich tief in die Gefilde düsterer Produktionshallen vorarbeiten und die dunklen elektronischen Gruben darunter erforschen wollen. Spärlich eingesetzte Sprachsamples, nachklingende, hallige Drones, verschwenderisch über pumpende, perkussive Rhythmusmuster geschichtet, erzeugen ein sehr dichtes Gewebe mit einem unbestreitbar düsteren Saum.

Artist: Psychotikum
Catalog#: SBDark001
Label Code: 24806
Format: Digital/Double CDR
Label: Separated Beats
Released: 19.09.2013
ISRC: DEHE10700217-29
Total Playtime: 144:44 min.
Genre: Dark Ambient
Mastered by Bert Olke @ GL Audio Berlin
Members: B. Ashra & Sigyn M
Artwork: Marc Olke
MP3 Album 9.99 €
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Thomas Brinkmann - GUY MARTIN EP

New Third Ear Release/ Vinyl 12'
MP3 Album 4.00 €
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TG Mauss - Dear Stranger,

Dear Stranger, is the fourth full length album by TG Mauss following his previous two long players Mechanical Eye and Gravity Will Keep Us All Together on the Belgian label Quatermass. The man from Düsseldorf also known as Torsten Mauss has been releasing records as TG Mauss since 2005 before which he put out several Eps under his early Twig moniker.

This truly incomparable album opens with the unexpected combination of vocoder and what sounds like nothing less than pagpipes on OMG. We miss out Monday but come up smiling on Tuesday, a song which fuses atmospheric pop, noise drones and arpeggiated synths. Welcome conveys elements of post-rock, not least of all in the distinctive drumming sound. Besides his TG Mauss solo endeavours Mauss also plays keyboards in the Sølyst project together with Thomas Klein, the drummer from Kreidler. Their project has recently released its second album on Hamburg label Bureau B and live shows have seen them play with Mouse On Mars at Berghain in Berlin and as far afield as St. Petersburg. This live drumming sound is also the driving force on Ghosts, a downbeat ballad slightly reminiscent of Tarwater in its delicate vocal style and percussive element.
The instrumental interlude Im A Child is a pleasant forray into experimentalism and despite the title, proves with the use of ambient drones TG Mauss has a very high level of musical maturity. Don't Argue picks up the tempo again and its clear from the meticulous electronic production and driving rhythm why Mauss was selected to remix the likes of Karaoke Kalk labelmates Roman and Hauschka among others. Of course TG Mauss's collaboration with Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka goes back further than that: to their Tonetraeger project via which they have released several albums and movie soundtracks.
The title track of the album exchanges the electric guitar for an acoustic six string, giving the song Dear Stranger a distinctly folk feel; this gentlly meandering drift even features the delightful sound of a recorder. Sun King is of course not a cover of the Lennon-McCartney composition from Abbey Road, rather it bears that TG Mauss signature sound that is by now no stranger to the ear. The penultimate tune Dark is actually light in timbre and mood – the meditative loop purveys an anthemic majesty. And Dear Stranger, draws to a modest close with Circle Lane, a delightful song rounded off with pizzicato plucked chords and some lovely lazy slide guitar.

Dear Stranger, is musically diverse enough to appeal to fans of electronica and post rock as well as singer-songwriting and folk-rock. The album revokes the old saying about not speaking to strangers; one listen to TG Mauss and you will want to get to know him better.
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Thomas Brinkmann - 96:VR

Concept Variationen
MP3 Album 8.00 €
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Thomas Brinkmann - Studio 1 Variationen

MP3 Album 8.00 €
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Thomas Brinkmann - Soul Center 3

MP3 Album 8.00 €
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Ritornell - Aquarium Eyes

»Aquarium Eyes« ist das zweite Album des österreichischen Duos Ritornell. Ihr Erstling »Golden Solitude« erschien 2009 ebenfalls auf Karaoke Kalk.

Akustische und elektronische Klänge verschmelzen auf »Aquarium Eyes«. Aufnahmen, die mit viel Liebe zum Detail (unter anderem im Studio von Patrick Pulsinger) entstanden sind, werden behutsam in den Ritornell-Klangkosmos eingewoben. Durch subtile elektronische Verfremdungen entwickeln Instrumente wie Klavier, Kontrabass, Vibrafon, Kalimba und Akkordeon ein überraschendes Eigenleben, um sich Momente später im Zischen und Fauchen elektronischer Gerätschaften aufzulösen. Unterdessen werden sie umspielt vom Funkeln mehrschichtiger elektro-akustischer Drones. Einzelne organische Geräusche und sublime Texturen komplettieren die detaillierten Arrangements.

Für »Aquarium Eyes« hat Ritornell erstmals Songs geschrieben: Die Wiener Künstlerin Mimu singt, flüstert und haucht rote Fäden durch manche der fragilen Klangkonstrukte, die Gerold und Eigner mit Fingerspitzengefühl zusammengesetzt haben. Für das Stück »Tremble« hat sich das Duo mit dem Vokal-Künstler Didi Bruckmayr zusammengetan.

Der Track »Music Box« ist ein Konzeptstück: Dirigiert von Richard Eigner drehen 20 Personen gleichzeitig an ihren Spieluhren. Aus den Melodien der Musikgeschichte wird dabei ein funkelndes Gewirr.

Mit »In Every Dream Home A Heartache« hat sich Ritornell schließlich auch an eine Roxy Music Coverversion gewagt, wobei an die Stelle der Gitarren ein Streichertrio getreten ist.

Live präsentieren Richard Eigner und Roman Gerold ihre Musik zusammen mit Mimu und Gerhard Daurer, gelegentlich auch verstärkt von Bernd Klug am Kontrabass und Meaghan Burke am Cello.

Seit der Veröffentlichung des Debut-Albums »Golden Solitude« sind Richard Eigner und Roman Gerold eine Vielzahl von Kollaborationen mit Musikern, Filmemachern und Autoren eingegangen:

So entstanden etwa die Single »The Light« mit Andreya Triana und das Stück »Three« mit Sam Irl, das von Kutmah für die Compilation Worldwide Family Vol. 2 (Brownswood) ausgewählt wurde. Richard Eigner war Gastmusiker bei Flying Lotus (Cosmogramma), Patrick Wolf (Magic Position) und Dimlite (Grimm Reality) sowie Remixer für Douglas Greed (Freude Am Tanzen), Clara Moto (Infiné) und Abby Lee Tee.

2012 entwickelte Ritornell gemeinsam mit Mimu, Gerhard Daurer und Jona Hoier eine audiovisuelle Interpretation von Elfriede Jelineks Buch »Macht Nichts – Eine kleine Trilogie des Todes«. Die zweistündige DVD wurde von Departure in Auftrag gegeben und ist die erste Produktion von Ritornell in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.

Beauftragt vom Hörgerede-Festival in Graz kollaborierte Ritornell mit dem österreichischen Schriftsteller Bodo Hell. Es entstand ein sogenanntes „text.ton.stück“, das im Herbst 2012 aufgeführt wurde.

Die kontinuierliche Zusammenarbeit mit dem arrivierten Experimentalfilmer Robert Seidel kulminierte in der gemeinsamen Arbeit »Erratic«, die am Vienna Independent Shorts Festival uraufgeführt wurde.

Die Grafikerin Katharina Hölzl realisierte das Projekt »Ritornell for Musicbox«: Eine Visitenkarte, die dank ihrer Loch-Typografie ein Musikstück erklingen lässt, wenn sie durch eine Spieluhr gedreht wird.

2012 übernahm Ritornell das Sound-Design für eine neue Version von Rainer Kohlbergers iPhone-App »Rain«.


1. The Morning Factory
2. Urban Heartware
3. In Every Dream Home A Heartache
4. Aquarium Eyes
5. Cherry Blossom
6. Ono
7. I've Stolen The Moon
8. Tremble
9. Urban Heartware Reprise
10. As We Swim Against The Tide
11. Musicbox
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

Ester Brinkmann - Totes Rennen

MP3 Album 8.00 €
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brinkmann / hawtin - plasticman replikant

sheets n blankets remix/variation
MP3 Album 1.20 €
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Das ist Alkomerz!
Das 4. Studio Album der Berliner Jungs Franz und Reimo.
Alle Songs aufgenommen und produziert von Jeans Team im Nadel Eins Studio Berlin. Gemischt von Raschad Becker und Jeans Team. Gemastert von Frederic Stader bei Curve Pusher London außer den Liedern 4 & 8 gemastert von Raschad Becker bei Clunk Berlin. Background Gesang von Justine Electra, Gina V D `Orio, Julia Wilton, Doc Schoko, Henning Watkinson und Jakob Karsten. Art Direction von Maschines Desirantes Buro feat. Velacoracho.
MP3 Album 12.00 €
released by: ALKOMERZ incl. 19% MWSt.

GMOP - PI - Raster 4 | Stockwerk 0

PI - Raster 4 | Stockwerk 0 (Hörspiel/Hörcollage)
Catalog#: SBHoer001
Es handelt sich bei diesem Audiofile um Auschnitte aus dem Original Hoerspiel welches 15:48 Minuten lang ist:

Label: Separated Beats
LC: 24806
ISRC: DEHE10700216
Katalog#: SBHoer001

Eine Hörspielkollage in 9 Szenen


1. Intro
2. Das totale Glück
3. Das Rohr
4. Der Kreis
5. Die Erde
6. Wut und Verzweiflung
7. Die breite Masse
8. Pornorausch
9. Lottofee

Spielzeit 15:48 Minuten

Zentral geht es um die Frage: Was ist Glück?
Und was tut der Mensch nicht alles, um diesen Zustand zu erreichen ...

Das Leben von PI ist zunächst eine einzige Fernsehsession. Dann ändert sich alles schlagartig. ACID KING hat einen neuen Werbespot gelauncht. Jeder kann eine Reise antreten, wenn er nur zwei Bedingungen erfüllt: Die Bereitschaft für das totale Glück und den Besitz des Führerscheins. PI ist der perfekte Kandidat. Er will nur rein ins Glück und raus aus der Langeweile. Sekunden später befindet er sich in dem Metallrohr, das ihn aus dem Alltag katapultiert. Was nun passiert ist ein psychedelischer Trip durch alle Gemütslagen und ein nicht allzu freundlicher Blick in den Spiegel. PI hat das Privileg gewonnen, die verzweifelten Versuche des Menschen auf der Suche nach dem totalen Glück im Zeitraffer zu erfahren. Und gegen Ende will er nur noch eins: Die Reise stornieren und ab nach Hause auf den überschaubaren Sessel. Doch dorthin scheint er nicht mehr zu kommen.

Es bleibt das Verdienst unseres Helden und das des omnipräsenten Manipulators ACID KING, dass PI für das Finale sein hässliches Froschdasein aufgibt. Er verwandelt sich in die wunderbare Lottofee Elvira und vermag somit, sein Vermächtnis an die breiten Massen weiterzureichen.

Buch & Regie: Christoph Mainz, Robin Pleil
Musik: Christoph Buntrock, Christoph Mainz, B. Ashra, Robin Pleil
Sounddesign und Produktion: M. Geiges, C. Mainz, B. Olke, R. Pleil

Copyright 2002/2013

Sound Clips/Previews:
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Donna Regina - A Quite Week In The House

ähnlich einem buch, welches man immer wieder lesen möchte, weil mit jeder
lektüre das ungewisse gefühl zurückbleibt, man hätte nur ein klitzekleines
stückchen seines ganzen geheimnisses erfaßt, möchte man auch „a quiet week
in the house“ ständig aufs neue hören.
der gesang regina janssens, manchmal gehaucht, aber immer sanft, der an
liebe menschen wie isabelle antena erinnert, die man vielleicht in der eigenen
jugend kennengelernt hat, die niedlichen, stets zurückhaltenden und
sehr zärtlichen sounds und melodien -nahezu alles strahlt hier eine liebevolle
wärme aus.
„a quiet week in the house“ erzählt dabei aber auch die musikalische
geschichte von donna regina und ihrer eigenen freude daran. hier und da
gewähren sie einblicke hinter verschlossene oder bloß
zwischenzeitig vergessene türen, ohne allzuviel melancholie und
öffnen bisher unbekannte, stets mit einem guten blick für das jetzt um uns
eben diese offenheit und zeitlosigkeit, die von ihrer musik ausgeht, ist es,
weshalb man „a quiet week in the house“ am liebsten ständig bei sich tragen
will - im kästchen, wo man seine größten schätze aufbewahrt.

01. why
02. day by day
03. bouge-toi
04. a quiet week in the house
05. shadow of your love
06. i’m walking alone
07. snow is only frozen water
08. big bright star
09. devotional sleeper
10. blue echo
11. star ferry
12. finally
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Dr. Motte & Robert Babicz - NONO incl. Thomas P Heckmann Rework

1995 und 1996 veröffentlichten Dr. Motte und Dicabor (Robert Babicz), auf dem sagenumwobenen Berliner Plattenlabel “Space Teddy”, zwei grandiose CD’s: die “Cologne EP” und das bahnbrechende Album “Live at the Interference Festival in Chromapark”. 2011 setzen die beiden Künstler ihre musikalische Liaison fort und präsentieren einen fetten neuen Electro Floor Smasher, “NONO”.
Schon die Orginalversion ist ein Burner! Herrlich brutzelnder Electro-Acid von höchster Qualität, dessen einzige Bestimmung es zu sein scheint, die Party Crowd völlig zum ausrasten zu bringen.
Und als ob das nicht schon genug wäre, steht bei dieser Platte “B-Seite” für “Breitseite”, denn die gibt es voll und vom Feinsten: das brilliante Rework von “NONO” steuerte kein geringerer als die lebende Legende Thomas P. Heckmann bei. Meisterhaft extrahiert er die Essenz des Originals und entwickelt daraus, mit Fingerspitzengefühl und viel Liebe zum Detail, einen technoiden Groover, der die Main Stages dieser Welt erobern will und aus keiner Plattenkiste mehr wegzudenken sein wird.
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National Jazz Trio Of Scotland - The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland's Christmas Album

Karaoke Kalk are proud to present:

the National Jazz Trio of Scotland’s Christmas Album
featuring members of Francois & the Atlas Mountains, Golden Grrls, The One Ensemble.

Bill Wells - piano, keyboards and samples
Aby Vulliamy - vocals
Lorna Gilfedder - vocals
Kate Sugden - vocals
Gerard Black - vocals

It’s a debut that isn’t really a debut, by a Trio that isn’t a trio; a Christmas album that’s unlike almost any other Christmas albums, and very possibly jazz for people with an especially subtle and sophisticated concept of what jazz might be.

Yes – the songs all look familiar, but it’s unlikely you’ve ever heard such a spooked version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, or The Christmas Song (“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”) sounding so exquisitely bittersweet. Melodies are taken apart and rebuilt with the daring of Anita O’Day or Sheila Jordan, and delicate, looping, sampled arrangements throw frosty new light on lyrics we’ve always taken for granted – or perhaps never properly heard. When asked about the Christmas records he likes, Bill says “there are one or two, but they aren’t relevant - I made this mainly because there are so many that I don't!” When you think of the National Jazz Trio of Scotland, think Moondog plays Bacharach and you’re pretty much there. Oh – there is a Christmas album Bill loves, by the way – Carla Bley’s beautiful bruised blue Carla’s Christmas Carols.

Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat recently won the inaugural Scottish Album of the Year Award for their collaborative album Everything’s Getting Older, released on Chemikal Underground last year. You can hear pre-echoes of this particularly blue Christmas in Bill and Aidan’s brilliantly mournful cover of Bananarama’s Cruel Summer (2011) and this year’s The Powers and the Glory of Love single – a not-for-the-faint-hearted medley of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power of Love, Jennifer Rush’s hitherto unrelated song of the same name and – just for added spice – Pete Cetera’s The Glory of Love.

The National Jazz Trio of Scotland is just one of many things Bill does when not making music with Aidan. Their actual debut was a track recorded with Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes from Belle and Sebastian on vibes, Frozen Vaults, (you can find it on Boomkat), released as (drum roll) the National Jazz Trio of Scotland with Beans. There’s also an undistributed CDR - Standards Vol 1 -from a little while back – but it was early days, and Bill says now they were just learning to play together, and “it wasn’t totally a serious thing - the character of the band hadn't really emerged at that point.”

The seed of this Christmas record was sown back in 2010, when Alasdair Campbell asked Bill to curate a Black Xmas gig at the Tolbooth in Stirling - most of these arrangements were written for that event. The samples are of Bill playing guitar or bass, and Aby playing viola – they were recorded by Bill’s longtime friend and collaborator Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) “ a while back.” The beautiful artwork is by another old friend, Jad Fair – who also did the sleeves for Lemondale and Standards Vol 1.

Here’s Bill on the band:
Lorna Gilfedder – “I think it's interesting that her other musical activities have been in more straightforwardly 'indie' bands – as drummer in Park Attack, guitarist in Golden Grrrls - but that neither of these showcase what a great all round singer she is. I truly think that she's capable of singing jazz standards as well as anyone I've heard.”

Aby Vulliamy – “Aby also plays in The One Ensemble and used to play in Nalle, of course she was a big part of the sound of Everything’s Getting Older as well. I just think she's one of the best musicians I ever worked with, she has that rare pairing of technique and emotion. She just has a very honest quality about anything she plays or sings and I think that comes across.”

Kate Sugden: “I first saw Kate play (drums) in a band called Johnny and the Entries, I mean who could resist? Again a very amazing voice, simultaneously conversational and musical.”

Gerard Black – ex-Findo Gask, currently in Francois & the Atlas Mountains, also has his own band Babe. “Gerard is obviously very theatrical compared to the others but it really works for me as contrast and also in harmony with the others (thought to be honest you don't hear that on the record).”

In the last few years, as well as the award-winning Everything’s Getting Older, Bill’s made records in collaboration with Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Tape, Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot), and Stefan, Barbara Morgenstern and Annie Whitehead – quite a few of which have been released by Karaoke Kalk. Last year, Double Six released Lemondale – a labour of love (although all of Bill’s records are labours of love) which featured some of Bill’s favourite Japanese musicians – including Tenniscoats, the extraordinary singer Kazumi Nikaido and Tetsuya Umeda – who plays the electric fan.

1 Oh Xmas Tree
2 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
3 Hark The Herald Angles Sing
4 Carol Of The Birds
5 Winter Wonderland
6 Jingle Bells
7 I Saw Three Ships
8 Good King Wenceslas
9 The Christmas Song
10 In The Bleak Mid-Winter
11 Oh Come All Ye Faithful
12 We Three Kings
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released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% MWSt.

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