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Bang Goes - Rizla EP

Stoned or piled? Queer or fucked up? Past, presence or even future? DJ bang goes, aka Roland Widmer, tracks with the Rizla EP the specific partyfeeling of his hometown Zurich. The enthusiasm of the early ninties stays tuned. The electronic handycraft has not forgotten the dancing leg. Some Trance, but please not to much. Modesty in honour, but a climax never really annoys. Not piled to the edge, but the new sobriety seems to have enough consens in the beerdrunken middle. Four Tracks to warm up, rub off and mix - roll the Rizla EP.
MP3 Album 3.90 €
released by: Bruchstuecke incl. 19% VAT.

Klettermax - Brille EP

This Bruchstuecke release is sold out on vinyl. Quality people is a classic.
MP3 Album 2.90 €
released by: Bruchstuecke incl. 19% VAT.

Styro2000 - Bisquit EP

The first release of Bruchstuecke received wide attention from San Francisco
to Tokyo and went straight into the DJ charts of Sven Väth. So we were lucky, had
to reorder and the label was known after the first release. Thank you Sven.
All the same, the Bisquit EP is sold out, hard to find at Discogs and will never be repressed again. Keep your vinyl.
MP3 Album 3.90 €
released by: Bruchstuecke incl. 19% VAT.

Gregorythme - Butterfly EP

It’s my first ep... A first mix of lots of differents things I like in music.
First, I look for sounds - in fact there is often no need to look for: I just try to keep somewhere the sounds I meet, the sounds I like: noises and voices taken from films, guitar riffs I stole to my friends, samples, even the lyrics of «a drug for horses» is taken from the t-shirt of an australian dj I met, but don’t remember his name. It’s a endless work of selection, I love to do.
Then I try to give a groove to these alien elements: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s the state of the loop and I think it‘s why I like minimal music... making and listening to the loops, finding a good one, moving from one to another.
MP3 Album 2.90 €
released by: Bruchstuecke incl. 19% VAT.

Cabo San Roque & Luciano - Membrillo EP

Cabo San Roque are eight people from Barcelona, who play acoustic music on self-built instruments. Most instruments are made out of rubbish. Luciano met these people, was fascinated by the sound and atmosphere of their music and promised them to make a remix. This is how the project came to Bruchstuecke. In spite of the fact that the original music is quite the opposite of electronic music the Membrillo EP fits pefectly to the idea of Bruchstuecke Records: open the range of electronic music. On the sleeve you see a can of quince cream, subserving as a guitar.
Thank you, Lucien!
MP3 Album 2.90 €
released by: Bruchstuecke incl. 19% VAT.

Luciano - Capricciosa EP

„I remember very clearly that everything starts because of the swing of life...... On that moment I was in a really special mood of my life, it was the birth of my little girl Lilou Swan who gave me light...... The present was my only certitude. All the purpose of beeing a person who could take care of the most pure little details on the planet was on my hands...... and it’s a different attitude ..... more compromise, less time and forget yourself for a moment and start to think in somebody else. I started to compose with my mind very clear, my ideas were close to reality and iIcould express myself in
a peacefull way. Absence of information is the most interesting state in the human being ..... just empty ..... opened to any reception of your environment! Imitating the world ...... Babies show us as good and as bad it could be. .... so maybe the only thing that I would love to leave behind me are babies and music.....!!! I don't know where to start and where to stop - so maybe I should stay in simplicity.....“
MP3 Album 3.90 €
released by: Bruchstuecke incl. 19% VAT.
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Markus Güntner - o.T.

MP3 Album 3.50 €
released by: ware incl. 19% VAT.

Bias-Cut - Might Of Music E.P.

This Release from Bias-Cut, a producer-duo from Wuerzburg, Germany brings us deep grooving Tech-House soundz, led by strings and warm pads. Dance and Enjoy!
MP3 Album 2.97 €
released by: Chamaeleon Records incl. 19% VAT.

Andrès Garcìa - Ballad EP

Andrès Garcia grew up in Spain and was, like so many artists are, introduced to the miraculous world of music by his grandfather. With guitar, flute and percussion he started to explore his future passion for sound and tones. His creativity and his joy with trying out new things increased with the discovery of synthesizers and computers.
Living in Switzerland since the 80ies, he's now producing electronic tracks for various projects. His diverse sound skills lend themselves perfectly to the resilient dancefloor. In addition to that his music has been variously used as a soundtrack for the theatrical stage.

Andrès is releasing an EP on Kalk Pets featuring three different versions of his track "Ballad". Now if you're associating melancholy and a thousand tears with that title, you'll be taught better by the track itself. For this particular ballad is full of positive energies and sings anything but the blues.

Uwe "Señor Coconut" Schmidt aka Atom polishes the "Ballad"-track with additional beats and insightful words and turns it into a real Disco-Pop wingding: "This Song is not about sex / it's about music / because music is better than pussy." The minds are shaking. He has proved his sense for slant humour already before on his album "Liedgut".

Another potential hit is the Remix by John Keys & Los Updates. "Los Updates" being Jorge Gonzales, who has contributed the vocals. Having played in a popular band called "Los Prisoneros", he is a celebrated popstar in South America, and, amongst other things, has been participating as a singer in the last album by "Sieg über die Sonne". A finely lascivious party-mix. John Keys aka Dandy Jack & Andrès Garcia are responsible for the musical part. File under Powerpop and Emotronic.

Playful sounds keeping the stroke of a ping-pong game and sure to keep your body high-spirited.
MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Kalk Pets incl. 19% VAT.

Maluco - Right Time? The Remixes

Max Loderbauer, Pier Bucci and Argenis Brito most recently presented us with their sun-drenched acoustic showers under the name of Maluco on Karaoke Kalk in 2008.  For spring 2009 the trio's south-american sounds have now been remodelled  into brandnew electronic dance mixes  by three very diligent, and indeed very striking ladies.

First up is the almost 10 minutes-long Soul-Friction Remix of "Evandro" by Sonja Moonear. Native of Switzerland she is in great demand as a DJane as well as a prudent producer of monumental techno music. She is also one creative half of the electronic live-duo Junction SM who call the label Kalk Pets their home and have released their debut back in August 2006 (Kalk Pets 6).

Dinky aka DJ Dinky is reviving the fresh sound of "Sam". The native Chilean is a true globetrotter, currently living in Berlin, where she runs her own label Horizontal. Her most recent longplayer "May Be Later" has been released on Vakant in autumn 2008 and is utterly beautiful, like the soundtrack of some sublime travel documentary. An exotic adventure in the midst of a big city.

Last but not least Chica Paula is delighting us with her "La Del Barrio" version of "Right Time", testing the mind with such a relaxed sound that there's just no time for moping about. The Maluco-rush isn't at all a new arena for the chilean musician: Together with Max Loderbauer she is known as Chica and the Folder, an electronic indie-duo who has latest played live at the 10th anniversary party of the Monika label at Volksbühne, Berlin, in 2007. Chica Paula has already released a remix for Donna Regina (Karaoke Kalk artists themselves) on Kalk Pets 13 and a solo 12" on Kalk Pets is soon to appear.
MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Kalk Pets incl. 19% VAT.

DeWalta - Hide And Seek

DeWalta aka David Koch from Berlin is an extraordinary musician. Koch runs his own label „Meander“ with two friends and first of all studied classical jazz before he discovered electronic dance music to be his personal calling. Since then he has been experimenting and researching in this ever-changing field, either on his own or together with our musicians and producers resident in Berlin such as Aquatic, Audio Werner and Pier Bucci. In collaboration with Aquatic he released his debut EP „Nebelhorn“ on Kalk Pets in 2007.

DeWalta's music is a wide-ranging mix of multi-cultural, pumped up sounds and selected influences from Detroit techno. David has his own very unique style of programming beats that make you move. Besides his work as a producer  DeWalta is also well known as a DJ, and his danceable electronic songs are much loved especially in Berlin.

A DeWalta track was included on Berlin's much loved Watergate club's 2008 compilation CD „Watergate 01“. As well as two releases last year on 'Meander', he recently also put out a 12' on the Berlin label Vakant. But his year of hot productions isn't over yet. At the end of October the next 3 track composition by DeWalta is coming out on Kalk Pets (Vol. 16). It's sure to be another fresh dance interlude ideal for the grey autumn and with warm greetings from the capital!

MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Kalk Pets incl. 19% VAT.

Paul Frick - Knock On Wood EP

Some months ago, back in 2007, producer and musician Paul Frick released his first solo house EP "Do Something" on Kalk Pets and scored quite a success with it. His new EP "Knock On Wood" is up to shake the dancefloors of technoid soul even more. The Berliner presents us with three extraordinary sound set-ups: "Slow Dance" is a track that doesn't neccessarily incite cuddlesome swaying but strains your legs much more than the title suggests. The title track "Knock On Wood, Babe" features Matthias Engler on the marimbaphone. Engler and Frick are occasional collaborators in the field of experimental music. The classical trained percussionist is cofounder of the "adapter" ensemble and plays (among others) with the "Ensemble Modern" (that might be known even to popfans through its collaboration with Frank Zappa in 1992). Frick's previous ardour for popmusic is represented by his catchy sound-collages. The third track on the EP, „Steal My Heart“, consists exclusively of "stolen" sounds that he sampled from other artists. Crawford, known and fancied by Berlin's club scene for his eclectic DJ sets, comments very charmingly on every new sound, revealing who it was sampled from. So the systematic sound rip-off is to be understood as a homage to the artists that are stolen from.

MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Kalk Pets incl. 19% VAT.

Daniel Meteo - Jack's Daniel Remixe

daniel "jack of all trades" meteo is back on track at kalk pets.
"pure i", "memento", "beautiful" from his previous kalk pets 12" "memento"
get sharpen up for dj and dancefloor needs.

detroit based tadd mullinix (aka dabrye) delivers
an outstanding jack mix under his techno/acid alias james t cotton.
pure acid and shifting beats for the best of sick. as james t cotton he
released his 2nd album now in february on spectral.

on the flip side two resident kalk acts complete the thrill. hanno leichtmann
aka static aka vulva string quartet in a classic 4 to the floor style
and junction sm (sonja moonear and chilen dandy jack) showcase their
talent of futuresque floor music, broken tech house at its best.
MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Kalk Pets incl. 19% VAT.

Donna Regina - More Remixes

It's been almost eight years since Donna Regina's "Star Ferry Remixes" have been released on Karaoke Kalk and they've become sort of a classic by now, one that you can put on again and again - after all who wouldn't like to recall the musical feats of Isolee, Michael Mayer or Wechsel Garland.
So now, with the release of Donna Regina's 2nd album "More", the idea suggested itself to once again have some of the tracks remixed by their friends. The 12" starts off with two remixes of "Pink Alert" featuring a collaboration of studio wizard slash synthesizer freak Curio with the journalist, DJ and label owner (Running Back) Gerd Janson. These are followed by a highly melodic version of the song "Playing Free" remixed by Chica Paula & Tobias. Paula Schopf is one half of the Duo Chica and the Folder as well as a sought DJ. Tobias Freund is best known through his solo releases on Logistic and through his participation with the projects NSI and Sieg über die Sonne.
Completing the 12" is a version of "Camp Nou", a debut collaboration of Donna Regina's live member Steffen Irlinger together with Marian Müller, a project that will hopefully be followed up in the future...
MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Kalk Pets incl. 19% VAT.

Paul Frick - Do Something EP

As a studied composer native Berliner Paul Frick is predominantly writing experimental music for classical instruments.In addition to that he's producing music for theatre, radio plays and experimental improvisation. It is only through his assistance in "konsens", a producer team and audiovisual live act, that he has come to electronic music. Now he's laying on a fine 4 track ep on kalk pets. Soul-breathing and yet reiterative house music, hypnotic and sometimes technoid. The classically produced tracks get their sinews from a particular state of hovering. A spark of melancholy resonates, but instead of loftily diffusing it arrives at a condensed lightness. Many organic resp. accoustic sounds are used. Some of these sounds have been sampled from earlier compositions of Frick's for classical instruments, again others he has recorded directly for the album. A brilliant debut album of the young Berlin producer.
MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Kalk Pets incl. 19% VAT.

Mario Masullo & Xm - Gimme Some Truth

As a cofounder of the italian label defrag Mario Masullo is contributing a good deal to the progression of electronic music in Italy. The label's various releases by artists like Glitches, Thomas Jirku or Anders Ilar have in common the same clear and minimal language.
Besides various projects as a musician and producer, amongst them collaborations with Gez Varley, he is now releasing a 12" under the name of MARIO MASULLO & XM on the befriended label Kalk Pets. XM being Maurizio Martusciello, one of the pioneering key figures within Italy's electronic scene.
For this release Masullo has put aside his familiar minimal sound and devoted himself to the cheery, more technoid realms of electronic dance music.
MP3 Album 3.40 €
released by: Kalk Pets incl. 19% VAT.

Max Rouen - The Magnetic Wave Of Sound


A short Interview with Mr. Max Rouen about his new Album "Magnetic Wave Of Sound", which should be released befginning June on Karaoke Kalk

how would you describe your music on "magnetic wave of sounds".

As how the world would sound like if I was in charge...No really, I would describe it as some kinda belgian surrealism, but with sound instead of images. I think the way I recorded also made a characteristic sound. Since my youth I was fascinated by reel to reel - tape recorders. And at the time I was working on the first songs of magnetic wave of sound everybody i knew was applying the computer and looking at a screen constantly, I tried to recreate the music they were doing with cutting and pasting real tape. witch gives of course a very gritty and sometimes noisy sound. You can make tape loops, reverse bits, cut real small pieces of tape, overmodulate the whole thing , tape it to another machine and start experimenting with the tape speed. And the results will allways differ a little bit of what you had in mind, so you're always eager to hear the result of what you did.

could you tell me something about your band members or the artists who support you on this album?

In fact, I can give you a million reasons why I like to work alone most of the times. I don't work strictly with professional people and this can add up in some strange results. For Instance Leon, the most remarkable voice on the record, is in fact a 68-year old alcoholic with a very bad reputation. Actually his rep. was so bad, my wife wouldn't let him in our house to make some recordings. So we had to use a field recording, that actually made it on the record. It's not easy working with him, harassing the female members of the group, showing up late, showing up drunk, forgetting all his lyrics and besides that acting like a diva... Luckily the other people are more stabile.

what can you tell me about the music scene in antwerpen as well as in belgium generally. are you part of any scene?

Well I've been around for a while, and I think I know some people that are quite known in the belgian scene, I'm on speaking terms with most of the major acts round here,dEUS, admiral freebee, Mauro, Arno and stephen of 2many dj's and I also get a lot of respect of them. But I don't have the feeling I belong to a scene. I make music and I'm not blind for all sorts of styles or genres and I want to be as versatile as possible, not as a goal, but to be able to make music without limitations.Of course that's suicide if you want to belong to a scene...

is this record your first appereance as musician?

No I recently made a track for a kids-cd, sold 10 or 15 thousand copies, witch is a lot for a belgian cd. They use it in basic schools nowadays. Pretty scary to know that a generation of alternative kids are growing up with your music as a soundtrack. I also played in a lot of rockbands, had a lot of fun doing that.

influence your work in a pub your work as musician? what are your influences for your music generally?

Well I get to know a lot of different music and a lot of interesting people, musicians, but also visual artists and actors, our bar is located near the most famous acting school in Belgium. I don't have to search a lot to find talent in these matters, just ask them if they come for a drink.
I listened to a lot of regular stuff: Bach, The Beatles, early Stones, Pink Floyd espec. Piper at the gates of dawn, 60's trash, Coltrane, Mingus, Duke, Motörhead, I like James Holden a lot, George Clinton, P-funk, Jimi Hendrix , Lee Scratch, King Tubby, starting to get into Miles Davis, Sun Ra , Mc 5, Dr. Dre, The Roots , Quantic, Kode 9 , Burial, White Noise or any other BBC radiophonic workshop-product.

any plans to play live shows?

I surely feel like it, but i'm still working on some details, playing music should be fun and not pampering diva's or organizing the whole deal. The last show we did , we played with a 7-piece band, very difficult to keep everyone happy, also very tiring to conduct

what music projects are you working on at the moment?

I'm working on a porno-cd, paying a homage to a business that became from being strictly illegal to mainstream in 30 years time or less. The least you can say about some porn-samples I made, is that they are rhythmically very interesting... So everything will sound quite dancy, allthough I'm also working on some post-coital songs so you can smoke your cigarette in peace. It's very hard to do the research on this cd, you can imagine! Because I can not work on porn-tracks all the time (yes you can call me a whimp) I'm also working on some pure pop-tunes and some experimental stuff.

do you was a member of any band or something similar in the past?

Yes, I was in bands all the time. As a guitar-player , a singer, bass-player or drummer. These skills are coming in very handy as I am getting tired of sampling and adjusting other peoples' stuff ( also getting clearance, beware you young thieves!!). I just can go down to my drum-cellar and lay down a beat in the perfect tempo with the right accents, instead of cutting, pasting and trying to fit everything in place.

do you have any hobbys next to music?

NO it's very difficult to ignore the fact that there is music playing in my head constantly. You can call it "blessed or possessed", I'm glad I can canalize it in some real music. But why do the best ideas come when I'm in bed after spending 5 hours in my studio? Must be the work of the devil.




A short Interview with Mr. Max Rouen about his new Album "Magnetic Wave Of Sound", which should be released befginning June on Karaoke Kalk

how would you describe your music on "magnetic wave of sounds".

As how the world would sound like if I was in charge...No really, I would describe it as some kinda belgian surrealism, but with sound instead of images. I think the way I recorded also made a characteristic sound. Since my youth I was fascinated by reel to reel - tape recorders. And at the time I was working on the first songs of magnetic wave of sound everybody i knew was applying the computer and looking at a screen constantly, I tried to recreate the music they were doing with cutting and pasting real tape. witch gives of course a very gritty and sometimes noisy sound. You can make tape loops, reverse bits, cut real small pieces of tape, overmodulate the whole thing , tape it to another machine and start experimenting with the tape speed. And the results will allways differ a little bit of what you had in mind, so you're always eager to hear the result of what you did.

could you tell me something about your band members or the artists who support you on this album?

In fact, I can give you a million reasons why I like to work alone most of the times. I don't work strictly with professional people and this can add up in some strange results. For Instance Leon, the most remarkable voice on the record, is in fact a 68-year old alcoholic with a very bad reputation. Actually his rep. was so bad, my wife wouldn't let him in our house to make some recordings. So we had to use a field recording, that actually made it on the record. It's not easy working with him, harassing the female members of the group, showing up late, showing up drunk, forgetting all his lyrics and besides that acting like a diva... Luckily the other people are more stabile.

what can you tell me about the music scene in antwerpen as well as in belgium generally. are you part of any scene?

Well I've been around for a while, and I think I know some people that are quite known in the belgian scene, I'm on speaking terms with most of the major acts round here,dEUS, admiral freebee, Mauro, Arno and stephen of 2many dj's and I also get a lot of respect of them. But I don't have the feeling I belong to a scene. I make music and I'm not blind for all sorts of styles or genres and I want to be as versatile as possible, not as a goal, but to be able to make music without limitations.Of course that's suicide if you want to belong to a scene...

is this record your first appereance as musician?

No I recently made a track for a kids-cd, sold 10 or 15 thousand copies, witch is a lot for a belgian cd. They use it in basic schools nowadays. Pretty scary to know that a generation of alternative kids are growing up with your music as a soundtrack. I also played in a lot of rockbands, had a lot of fun doing that.

influence your work in a pub your work as musician? what are your influences for your music generally?

Well I get to know a lot of different music and a lot of interesting people, musicians, but also visual artists and actors, our bar is located near the most famous acting school in Belgium. I don't have to search a lot to find talent in these matters, just ask them if they come for a drink.
I listened to a lot of regular stuff: Bach, The Beatles, early Stones, Pink Floyd espec. Piper at the gates of dawn, 60's trash, Coltrane, Mingus, Duke, Motörhead, I like James Holden a lot, George Clinton, P-funk, Jimi Hendrix , Lee Scratch, King Tubby, starting to get into Miles Davis, Sun Ra , Mc 5, Dr. Dre, The Roots , Quantic, Kode 9 , Burial, White Noise or any other BBC radiophonic workshop-product.

any plans to play live shows?

I surely feel like it, but i'm still working on some details, playing music should be fun and not pampering diva's or organizing the whole deal. The last show we did , we played with a 7-piece band, very difficult to keep everyone happy, also very tiring to conduct

what music projects are you working on at the moment?

I'm working on a porno-cd, paying a homage to a business that became from being strictly illegal to mainstream in 30 years time or less. The least you can say about some porn-samples I made, is that they are rhythmically very interesting... So everything will sound quite dancy, allthough I'm also working on some post-coital songs so you can smoke your cigarette in peace. It's very hard to do the research on this cd, you can imagine! Because I can not work on porn-tracks all the time (yes you can call me a whimp) I'm also working on some pure pop-tunes and some experimental stuff.

do you was a member of any band or something similar in the past?

Yes, I was in bands all the time. As a guitar-player , a singer, bass-player or drummer. These skills are coming in very handy as I am getting tired of sampling and adjusting other peoples' stuff ( also getting clearance, beware you young thieves!!). I just can go down to my drum-cellar and lay down a beat in the perfect tempo with the right accents, instead of cutting, pasting and trying to fit everything in place.

do you have any hobbys next to music?

NO it's very difficult to ignore the fact that there is music playing in my head constantly. You can call it "blessed or possessed", I'm glad I can canalize it in some real music. But why do the best ideas come when I'm in bed after spending 5 hours in my studio? Must be the work of the devil.



MP3 Album 7.99 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

Donna Regina - More

More is the sound of home.
On the road somewhere - alongside foreign waters, beneath foreign skies - it is the echo of your favourite memories. As if a friend was calling your name. A warm and fuzzy feeling arrives immediately with the first few beats of the opening song, a vague elation arises with the entry of the bass.

More is Donna Regina's 10th album, it plays deft music that has known the world but doesn't insist on permanently invoking it. Music that carries the world inside rather than getting bogged down in it. Music that has international calibre but doesn't urge to dislplay it.

More plays music about friendship, about sharing adulthood. Music that has grown up, too. Music that is present without being trendy.

Songs about positionning rather than posing.
Lyrics that don't describe heroic battles but those little private battles that sap our energy within our everyday life. The demand not to expect to much from life - but by no means to little neither. And the encouragement to stand up for the people and things you like or maybe even love.
Melodies and arrangements that transport a playful easiness. And a harmony whose preciousness is evoked by the lyrics. To keep this harmony is a challenge and can be done only with concentration, genuineness and a good deal of energy. But if you succeed it is a lot of fun. Again and again. Like the pop hit aspirant Dream On that seems like a cheerful children's song with its clear bells and the fair and sober voice of Regina Jannsen - but indeed it is a sharp declaration of war to a life full of complacency and a self-prescribed blikered idyll.
A sound that one's chosen to love a long time ago and that has been true in return ever since. Perfectly straightforward. Straightforwardly perfect.
An album for a very special moment when you catch yourself thinking: This is exactly how it's supposed to be. Like this it could be forever. Finally. For a moment. This very special moment that you can fall into for a short while before you have to return to your own life.
MP3 Album 9.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

Pluramon - The Monstrous Surplus

“We just had played a club gig in New York. I was taking a walk on Battery Park and it was raining. My head was spinning and i looked around at my friends and their faces. I said: I want to make a simple record telling stories: The MONSTROUS SURPLUS”.  This is how Marcus Schmickler, the musical brains and frontman of Pluramon remembers the moment Pluramon’s fourth album was born. What emerged from this moment was an album with three different vocalists and as many narrative voices. The songs do not simply present a singer or songwriter self: they push the envelope of what it means to tell a story. Completely contemporary, yet unabashedly diving into moods, the album succeeds in capturing the fragmented, yet sophisticated soul of urban life: “Can't Disappear” is a story about a secret threesome relationship: “for two it is magic for three it is war...”. “Fresh Aufhebung” is a spoken pamphlet for a breaking up towards uncompromised immediacy and subjectivity. “If Time was on my Side”, a melancholic story about bad timings with love. 

Listeners of the previous albums will recognize a style that remains dreamy and atmospheric and popsongs that are sometimes laid-back yet melancholic, even enigmatic, at other times dramatic and intense. Though, you dont have to listen to the songs on a rainy day to recognize: It is by far their most profund record todate. “It was cool to be so personal. Yet, because we are all so different, what you hear is a conversation, not just a monologue”, says Marcus Schmickler.

Their new, 4th album features appearances of very different vocalists: Julia Hummer is a prominent young German actress, who tours with her own band "Too Many Boys" since the release of her debut in 2005.  Julee Cruise, who was already featured on the last album. Third guest vocalist is New York based German artist and writer Jutta Koether. She is also known as co-founder of leading German popmagazine “SPEX”. Fourth Vocalist is Marcus himself on one song as well as backround on other songs. 

Also responsible for the production, Marcus Schmickler is well known in a lot of different contexts related to electronic music, let it be beat oriented, improvised music or classical music. He has just recently produced for Bands like Norwegian JAGA JAZZIST or Swedish Band TAPE and composed for choir and orchestra. His voice can also briefly be heared on one track on the recent Matmos album „The rose has teeth...“. Last but not least Pluramon made the Soundtrack to the German Movie "The Big Sellout".
MP3 Album 7.99 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

The 23s - Bolivia

with the 23s karaoke kalk is putting forward yet another hitherto unknown project. and still the first notes already sound strangely familiar – not a familiarity that originates from a sound that you have heard a million times before but rather some sort of „heimatgefühl“, evoked by the free performing of music that embraces all its varieties inspite of depending on consented sound worlds.
the ten tracks are at times wry and gentle at times harmonical and twirly, they are wonderful all the time.
everything is touched on shortly before it vanishes again just as quickly. music that makes you wander off into an escapistic screenland. a short travel through time, a trip into a movie set. a quick conversation with the leading actress and before you know it you’re back home again pushing the repeat button so as to experience once more some wonderful moments of the journey.
bolivia is kind of muzak that reminds of french movies of the 70ies or in its best moments of phillip sarde, the ingenious composer of claude sautet’s movies’ scores.
music like summertimes’ crickets chirping, not as light as air’s and not as smooth as brasilian music, bolivia is more of the dark, conceptual type – and a brilliant album anyway!

apart from the cd a strictly limited vinyl edition will be available, too.
MP3 Album 7.99 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

Maluco - Right Time

International musicians unite under a South American name in the metropolis of Berlin. Atmospheric dub soundscapes with pop appeal: Max Loderbauer, Pier Bucci and Argenis Brito are Maluco. There is no direct translation for their name. It’s slang for something like ‘crazy’, perhaps we could call them The Mad Men. Maluco are sure to delight listeners with this summer-fresh production released on Karaoke Kalk - three reputed personalities bringing together their various influences in electronic melodies.
Maluco certainly serve up a catchy audio treat. Tracks like “Dreamer” carry you away to warm summer nights on the Mediteranean and whether you are driven into instrumental intoxication (“Evandro”) or seduced by Argenis’ highly accented yet excellent vocals (“Passport”), Maluco make you feel comfortable. Flowing rhythms and melodies unite various musical periods; “River” is a cover of the Brian Eno and John Cale song, good old-fashioned Reggae is evident in “Sam” and there are Country music influences hiding within “Doped”. All in all it’s the softer sounds that take the foreground and stimulate your sensitive synapses.
Argenis Brito was born in Venezuela and is the singer of “Senor Coconut”, who perform classic pop and rock songs in Mambo and Cha Cha Cha interpretations. Brito recently made his Minimal-Techno-House ambitions clear with “Micro Mundo” released on Cadenza. One day he met the producer Pier Bucci from Chile, who scored an international hit with “Hay Consuelo”. He is also deemed to be a hot live-act; a bit rebellious and popular for his minimal mixture of Techno and House. Together they formed “Mambotur” and have released two albums: “Atina Latino” (2002) and “Al Frente” (2005), which bring Latin and electronic music together.
The third member of the band, Max Loderbauer, will also be familiar to those who pay attention through his countless, multi-faceted projects. He is a creative part of “Chica And The Folder” with Paula Schopf and works with Tom Thiel as “Attraktion Sun Electric”. He formed NSI with Tobias Freund (Odd Machine) with two records; “Max Binski” (2005) and “Clara Ghavami Extended” (2006) already out on Cadenza and a LP recently released on Finnish label Sähkö. In 2008, Max went on a club tour, playing various gigs right across Europe with the Finnish producer and musician Vladislav Delay and Moritz von Oswald (Palais Schaumburg, Basic Channel). A release this year is planned under the name “Moritz von Oswald Trio”. A world premiere of sound, image and vision will be celebrated in Mannheim on
the 1st of April. Ricardo Villalobos, Moritz von Oswald and Max Loderbauer have set the classic silent film, “Berlin – The Symphony of the Metropolis”, to music, especially for “Time Warp –Internationale Festival für Jetztmusik und Medienkunst“.
But let’s look forward to this new background music. These three dignitaries of electronic music have composed an acoustic experience that is drenched in sunshine. Loderbauer, Bucci and Brito make your wanderlust grow and day to day worries disappear. Maluco - soothing summer sounds in an rush of electronics.
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Various Artist - Kalk Seeds 2

Karaoke Kalk has become a synonyme for electronic experiments and exceptional music from Cologne. It's with this second compilation at the latest that you realise the intriguing and spectacular mixture of artists and detail-oriented producers the label has brought forth. "Kalk Seeds 2" presents the listener with small and mighty (re-)discoveries  by well-known performers such as Donna Regina or Wechsel Garland, artists that have accompanied the originally Cologne label right from its beginnings. A nice alternative to electro's or rock's trivial showing-off. Each and every track convinces by individual compositions, skewed beats, cheerful sound-systems and brain-fusing text passages. The two Leichtmetall girls Marion Dimbath and Nicola Schüpferling lead us - slightly apathetic but happy - the way to true "Paradies". There's something maniac about the two natives of Munich not only visually...but in a good way. Despite their fling with the surreal they know all about life and harmonise on a sisterly level, musically as well as vocal-wise. With folksy trombones and glockenspiel they beam themselves right into the hearts of the listeners. Wistfully they sing of forbidden apples, flowers and birds.

Karaoke Kalk, that in the meantime has moved his headquarters to Berlin, stands for sound washings out of the common and artists who never sound superficial or pretentious. Sensual melodica-sounds from Japan’s Takeo Toyama. Full of charming accents Maluco’s languorous “Kokain”, a song originally by rock musician Boris Bukowski. The voice of the South American singer and producer Argenis Brito lends a charts-style extremeness to the cover version that makes it sound very happy and definitely worth a heavy rotation in the radio. Also aspiring the top of the pops is electronic’s favourite pop-indie Roman who’s always defied classification anyway. On “Kalk Seeds 2” he presents himself unusually loud and almost partygenic. His “Gridwalk” could become a real enrichment of 2008’s dancefloor and eventually his very own nische.

Whereas Jörg Follert aka Wechsel Garland continues to take care of the tender moments in life. Again and again he succeeds in radiating a well sense of being even when times are at their bitterest. Already in 1998 Jörg blessed not only Karaoke Kalk but many plagued souls with his album “Wunder”. “Wunder” became Wechsel Garland under the name of which another two records were released on the same label: “Liberation Von History” (2002) and “Easy” (February 2006). On this collection seduction comes under the name of “Tiny Stars”, warm piano sounds and bell chimes that go by all too fast. The biggest surprise on “Kalk Seeds 2” are Dakota Suite whose album “The End Of Trying” will be released on Karaoke Kalk in autumn this year. “Underpowered” is a title to be taken literally, an excursion to a broken heart. The Leeds-based indie band has a reputation for melancholic sounds. The guitar, usually wailing in the foreground, presents itself melodic here together with a piano and chary beats of the brushes. And then it’s finishing time: Le Rok’s “Feierabend” features inconsistent beats but solid harmony. Just perfect to put your feet up and have another round of “Kalk Seeds 2” - a felicitous compilation just in time to help you through the silly season!
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Ritornell - Golden Solitude

Karaoke Kalk's head Thorsten Lütz first met young Austrian Richard Eigner back in 2006. That was in Melbourne during the Red Bull Music Academy. They got along with each other instantly and stayed in touch. So much the more Thorsten's looking forward to the release of the experimental musician on his very own label in february 2009. Eigner's »Golden Solitude« is a collaboration with pianist and fellow countryman Roman Gerold. Eigner and Gerold had already worked together on the music for the dance performance »Urgent Appetite« by Canadian choreographer Laura Kappel.

»Golden Solitude« ranges between cheerful dance tunes and highbrow audible music. Very playful, but yet respectful, Ritornell are exploring the aesthetical achievements of the 20th century and experiment casually with bits and pieces from pop culture. With lots of flair they mix acoustical elements with electronic sounds and create an album that, even after repeated listening, preserves its shimmering on the edge between pop and avant-garde. As to the technical polish of this fresh emulsion of sounds, the duo was assisted by Patrick Pulsinger. Eigner & Gerold's subtle tracks were employed in numerous movies. Thus, amongst others, the Canadian director Bruce LaBruce used the composition »Concrete Leaves« for his melancholic zombie flick »Otto; Or, Up With Dead People«.

Richard Eigner, born in Linz in 1983, works mainly as a composer and sound-artist, but he has also contributed as a drummer to various productions, such as Patrick Wolf's album »Magic Position«. In 2005 he won the Elektronikland award for experimental electronic music. Besides quite a few other musical projects he is managing his own label, Wald Entertainment.
Roman Gerold, an awardee himself and born the same year as Eigner, has been working as a pianist for various jazz bands in Austria between 1996 and 2003. In 2002 he began studying multimedia-art in Salzburg and changed to German philology in 2006. He's composing his music freelance for theatre and film.

Live Ritornell showcase their material as a electro-acoustic trio together with Gerhard Daurer. They focus on improvisation with a very reduced instrumental set up.
While Gerhard Daurer maxes out the possibilities of his specially devised gamepad-granular-synthesizer, Roman Gerold is adding subtle melodies and vivid drones as well as processing the live-inputs of the acoustic instruments.
Richard Eigner again provides the electronic improvisations with fine acoustic rhythms and textures, playing his ride-cymbal with the use of diverse utensils such as bass bows, sizzle-chains or a toilet brush.

»Golden Solitude« provides the listener with a modern and extremely human sound experience that unites passion and irony.

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Dakota Suite - The End Of Trying

Liverpool is the home town of Chris Hooson, Singer/Songwriter for Dakota Suite. The band is an extremely personal guitar project that deals with tragedies in Chris’s life and the constant up and down in the success of his favourite team FC Everton. One things for certain, we’re not talking about happy music here. The track titles on the album "Alone With Everybody" (1996), "The Way I‘m Sick" (2002) or "Waiting For The Dawn To Crawl Through And Take Away Your Life" (2007) already point out some of this sensitive man’s feelings. The fool for football sticks to the motto of his club „Nil satis nisi optimum“, which means something like „Only the best is good enough“. He sometimes speaks about an event in his life that helped him to bring his soul out into the daylight a bit more and, above all, to be able to write about it. Then there was the time when several people around him died resulting in the fact that some of his songs are more intended for funerals.

Deeply sad melodies and melancholy pain are also the main emotions on the new record “The End Of Trying”, which is coming out in winter on Karaoke Kalk. But we're not talking about sadness in the form of self-pity. For sure the englishman who live in Leeds, succeeds time and time again to send unstable people plummeting into the abyss. But they never really lose it completely and stay hanging on happily with all their strength to the little masterpieces.

With "The End Of Trying" Hooson focuses on understated sounds like the flowing piano chords and a flexible cello arrangement. The songs tell purely instrumentally of worry and pain. While writing the individual piano pieces Chris felt very lost and saw his life flash before his eyes. Without singing, without guitar and without the otherwise touching voice of the Everton supporters, each track contains its own unique feeling. David Buxton, Colin Dunkley and Chris take turns on the piano. The Liverpudlian Hooson grew up in the Netherlands which becomes clear when one looks closely at the title of song Nr. 11 ("Een Langzaam Lekkende Wond").

David Darling wonderfully accentuates Hooson's harmonic sadness with his stylish string instrument. Chris was already crazy about the American cellist as a teenager and bought his first David Darling record at the age of fourteen. Darling usually feels at home in the areas of Jazz and classical. But improvised music is also a large part of his work, which had a big effect on the record "The End Of Trying". He started playing cello in 1951 at the age of ten and went on to study the instrument classically at Indiana University. After having been employed by several orchestras he started to concentrate more on his own compositions in the 80s. He made soundtracks for Wim Wenders ("Until The End Of The World" and "In weiter ferne, so nah") and has also worked together with Peter, Paul and Mary, Bobby McFerrin and Pierre Favre. In 2002 Darling was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album "Cello Blue". And further releases appeared on ECM Records, a very unconventional Label from Munich, which since 1969 has signed some of the most outstanding artists in the field of Jazz and improvised music.

Together Dakota Suite and the guest cellist Darling form a striking ensemble which by no means only have depressing moments - their music is very soothing too. The recordings were made in various houses in Leeds and at Darling's home in Goshen Connecticut. Chris realized a life long dream recording the album with his all time favorite cellist. He doesn't usually find life so great. He only gets the strength to survive from collaborations like this, a healthy portion of cynicism which he otherwise channels into his lyrics and above all, through his peaceful and sentimental sound experiences. Despite wild mood swings Dakota Suite are touring through Europe at the end of october to present their wordless, but none the less meaningful "The End Of Trying", to live audiences.
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Takeo Toyama - Etudes

"Too Many Trees In The Forest"

Classical music and Jazz meet buzzing Electronica. Takeo Toyama was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1965. His classical influence is owed to his mother who would listen to Beethoven and Chopin at any given opportunity. Coming from
a Rock/ Pop background rather (Takeo was singing and playing in various punk-, soul- and rockbands) the learned pianist soon discovered the world of pure instrumental sounds. His first remixes were for the well-known japanese producer and label boss Nobukazo Takemura. 1998 saw the release of Toyama’s first solo album „Ground Piano“ (Current Label), for which he recorderd almost all the instruments himself.

Discordant harmonies and fast changing beats are the trademark of Takeo’s sound variations. Right now what he’s becoming more and more known for throughout Europe are his digital compositions for analogue instruments.
Electronic transformation and fancy feats were the characteristics of Toyama's first release, "Hello 88", on Karaoke Kalk (2003). The album had already been released on Japan Overseas (a label which unfortunately doesn't exist anymore) in 2001. An extra track, "Lithium", was added to the Karaoke Kalk re-release. The album received overwhelmingly good feedback both in Japan and Europe. The highlight of the album are the vocal parts that remind very much on the Beach Boys and prove Takeo's great affinity for pop music. After recording five full-length albums he has now started to arrange tracks for various artists, TV shows and animations. He is also in great demand as a composer for modern dance choreographies.

The licensed "Hello 88" was followed by several other releases on Karaoke Kalk, e.g. "Der Meteor", an exclusive track for the first Kalk Seeds compilation (2005) and "Bobbin" on Kalk Seeds 2 (2008), a track that can be heard on his most recent longplayer "Etudes", too. 2005 Takeo went on tour together with several other Karaoke Kalk artists, playing 16 shows in 8 different countries. Furthermore he contributed in the Remix album "Versions of The Prepared Piano" (2007) which collects various interpretations of tracks from the album "The Prepared Piano" by Hauschka.
Toyama chose the track "Kein Wort" and transformed it into his own version "Kotoba Naku".

Takeo Toyama's songs sound very cheerful as if they were made for some sort of amusing sunday afternoon cartoon.
But despite their gay whistles the compositions drift into saturnine realms too sometimes, awaking the evil monster in a classic silent movie. His new release, "Etudes", presents itself very dynamic and with an extraordinary spectrum of sounds: piano, melodica, strings, accordion. This album too has been previously released on Japan Overseas (2003). TaKeo has always used a great number of instruments for his little willful orchestra. The catchy melodies are flattering the ears but for short, before explosive and melancholic thunderstorms pierce the mind. Recurring structures don't materialize. Takeo tells us his little stories in a kind of blue and very authentic manner, browsing all the different worlds of international sound-design.
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Guido Möbius - Gebirge

First of all: Gebirge sounds quite different from everything we know by Guido Möbius. His first two albums klisten (Klangkrieg) and dishoek (Dekoder) featured melodies on a collision course with sounds, styles and idiosyncracies, melancholy and humour. Everything was interwoven, multi-layered and contrasting. But despite their complexity and their finesse neither of the two records sounds severe or academic, instead they delight with genial and intelligent instrumental music.

Whereas these two predecessors operate to a great extent without any beats or basses, Guido Möbius makes full use of the latter on Gebirge. Here they are: straight bassdrums, sub-basses and handclaps. Also present: all kinds of machinery noises serving as snaredrum-surrogates, clanking metal, spluttering cables and funk-guitars. Furthermore: brass sections that sound as if the inmates of a tuberculosis sanatorium had reluctantly reached for their trumpets.
It is out of these elements that Guido Möbius constructs rough, creaking tracks who despite their strangeness promt the swinging of your hips any time. After all Gebirge was greatly inspired by Möbius’ live sets who fervently dovetail funk with experiment, noise and techno.

And yet Gebirge holds another surprise: Vocals. Möbius has won 4-track-virtuoso Andreas Gogol aka go:gol (a-Musik) as a lead singer for his new album. go:gol, a multi-instrumentalist himself with a preference for grotesque sound constructions, employs a multitude of onomatopoeic, imaginary tongues on Gebirge. Which at times sounds as if James Brown’s body had received Kurt Schwitters’ soul. Both go:gol’s fake english and his Dada-funk are a great amusement.

And yet also with his third album Guido Möbius has remained true to himself in many respects. For example in the matter of subtleness: if Möbius sends one of his tracks on its journey you’ll never know where that journey might end. And it’s enormous fun to follow its musical mutations. The Berlin musician masters the art of subtly slipping us radical sounds and keeping a track in its flow even with the hardest breaks.

Like this an industrial-groove mutates into a main-floor-rave and eventually into a beatboxing-solo. Meditative slash krauty guitar-string-hammering turns out to be the priming for a tight beat. Which again runs into playfully filtered organ grooves which again sound the bell for technorock and polyphonic brass arrangements. But whoever may think he’s got it sussed out now is wrong. Because even surprise stays out at a certain point of our journey through the mountains of Gebirge. All of a sudden there’s a song who’s just that, a song, with verse, bridge and chorus.

Guido Möbius is one of those musicians you can positively recognize by their sound. At that it doesn’t matter whatever musical stops Möbius is pulling out or what instruments or stylistics he’s applying. His wit, his sobriety, his wealth of ideas and his very own musical dialect attest his authorship.

Möbius is running the music publishing company and PR-agency Autpilot. He is sporadically releasing one-instrument-singles on his own label emphase






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Cobra Killer - Uppers & Downers

Cobra Killer are Gina V. DOrio and Annika Line Trost. Both have played in bands in
the former West Berlin since the age of 12/13. They formed Cobra Killer in January
1998, touring through Europe and revolutionising the then boring electronic music
scene with their raucous show. In 2002 they took Australia and New Zealand by
storm supporting PEACHES on various shows including the Big Day Out Festival.
Shortly afterwards, they were also support act for SONIC YOUTH who were very
impressed by the Cobra movement. Recently they have wowed capacity crowds
supporting big names such as MARILYN MANSON and JON SPENCER, who also
guests on two tracks on the new album.
Uppers & Downers, their 5th full length studio album, sees Cobra Killer on form and
sounding as defiant and unpredicatable as ever. Recorded in part at
EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN’s “Andere Baustelle” studio in Berlin, and featuring
appearances by such very special guests as J. MASCIS and THURSTON MOORE, the
record is a roller coaster ride that sees the band pushing the limits and again going
way beyond expectations to deliver an album thats sure to please their many fans,
especially when they take to the road to present the songs in their unmistakeably
energetic live show.
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JAMES FIGURINE - ELEVEN NUMBERS

An album as good as James Figurine’s Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake (monika49) deserves to be celebrated with not just one but two remix 12”s. A Kompakt triple-bill of DJ KOZE and SUPERPITCHER/ Tobias Thomas complete the James Figurine techno pop club-sandwich.
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JAMES FIGURINE - Forgive Your Friends EP

Forgive Your Friends is the first remix 12”s taken from the JAMES FIGURINE album Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake (monika 49). This single features remixes by THE FIELD, JOHN TEJADA and DAVID FIGURINE.
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MYRA DAVIES - THE GIRL SUITE EP

THE GIRL SUITE EP by spoken word artist Myra Davies, with music by Gudrun Gut,
is four tracks pertaining to the shared culture of girls and women. No frothy pop
clichés of Girls made to love who just wanna have fun. These beats are for girls
struggling to find their way in a dangerous world.
The EP is a taster for the forthcoming Myra Davies album “Cities & Girls”
(moabit17) and is available as an online release at all quality download portals in
August 2008.
MY FRIEND SHERRY Looks back to the early 60s. Pigtails and pop, and no legal
abortion; a true story about how it was then and just might be again, this track is a
playful and powerful response to the campaign to limit womens' right to legal
abortions.
The DRILL REMIX puts an industrial spin on the notion that every girl should own
an electric drill. This remix is exclusively available on THE GIRL SUITE EP.
LOVE (DEMO) is an up-tempo sequenced track about love and that way it has of
morphing into its opposite. This “demo” track is also exclusive to the EP.
The VALKYRIE are loud and horsey girls. The VALKYRIE are living the dream with
their own horses and rebellion too. Davies' poem on the bond between girls and
horses is embedded in Gut 's lively remix of Wagner's Ride of the Valkyrie.
(Credit: Original orchestral score by Richard Wagner, performed by The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Ewe Mund, Conductor. Rights through AB Classical, Göteborg, Sweden.)
Myra Davies (Canada) and Gudrun Gut (Berlin) have been weaving words and
music since 1991 when they began MIASMA . THE GIRL SUITE EP is the first
collaboration release since MIASMA 3 (2002) and it mixes beats with attitude.
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BARBARA MORGENSTERN - Come To Berlin

Ever dedicated to club culture, monika enterprise never fails to supply the finest remixes around. From Turner’s classic techno pop re(h)mix of Quarks or those early Contriva EPs all the way to the last years In Pieces with Pole and Burger/Voigt mixes of Gudrun Gut and lets not forget Ricardo Villalobos’ remix of Chica & The Folder; monika’s remix 12”s are a treat for any DJ and music lover. Now as a prelude to the new Barbara Morgenstern album, BM (monika64), monika brings you 3 remixes of her politically charged hit Come To Berlin including mixes by Telefon Tel Aviv, The Rice Twins and Chloé as well as an exclusive single edit.

Swedish duo The Rice Twins aka Jesper Engström & Valdemar Gezelius are, along with The Field, part of the new generation of Skandinavian artists on the Kompakt label. There mix lifts off slowly with Barbara Morgenstern’s vocoder distorted voice and swooping melodious synth strings, gradually building up to a hypnotic crescendo. This remix continues the Cologne - Berlin connection and the musical friendship between Kompakt and monika. After all Superpitcher’s remix of Contriva is still an all time favorite.
Telefon Tel Aviv are Charles Cooper and Joshua Eustis. They are on Chicago’s Hefty Records and have previously had remixes on Ghostly International, Peacefrog Records and Shitkatapult. Of all the Come To Berlin mixes Telefon Tel Aviv retain most of the original song structure, yet they still manipulate the song into a highly danceable track making it fully club compatible.
French DJ Chloé has previously remixed the likes of Booka Shade and Junior Boys, and her treatment of Morgenstern’s single is a minimal cut perfect for the dancefloor. She samples the piano and vocals to great effect giving the song a fresh edge. And this terrific 12” ends with an exclusive single mix of the original song Come To Berlin just to remind you what an excellent song this is.

Come To Berlin is without question the poppiest song on Barbara Morgesntern’s 5th album BM. This powerful ballad is a tounge-in-cheek tribute to capital city Berlin and an anthem for tourists at the same time. Morgenstern’s music which has previously been remixed by the likes of Ellen Alien, Lawrence, Tarwater and DNTEL, lends itself impeccably to being remixed, rich and deep in complexity as it is. These 3 fabulous new remixes by The Rice Twins, Telefon Tel Aviv and Chloé make this an exceptional 12” fully in keeping with monika’s tradition for high quality remixes.
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MYRA DAVIES - Cities & Girls

Canadian spoken word artist Myra Davies is back with her new album CITIES & GIRLS, a fresh collection of witty stories. As with their MIASMA trilogy, Davies’ stories have been set to music by Gudrun Gut, whose own solo album I Put A Records On came out last year, as well as Beate Bartel and the team of Danielle de Picciotto / Alexander Hacke - who provide the musical accompaniment on two tracks. Berlin Electronica is the warp in which Davies weaves reportage on global life in the early 21st century.
Cities and Girls are prevalent themes. "The city is our social heart and creative core" Davies says. That sounds odd coming from an artist who lives in The Rocky Mountains. "I see cities with fresh eyes," she says. "Look around. This is a great time for cities." And Girls? "I was a girl once myself. It's fun but not easy. Wherever I am, I tend to notice how girls are handling the challenge. My friend Sherry is a dead girl. She began haunting me in San Diego when I was first exposed to the new anti-abortion campaign." There are several dead people walking in this album. "It's good karma to give some air time to the past and gone."

The stories in the GIRLS & CITIES cd range widely in time and space. For the composers, the challenge was to find musical ideas that support specific story settings and also ground the track in the album as a whole.
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Lucrecia / Manekinekod / Julia Holter / Liz Christine - 4 Women No Cry Vol. 3

The latest chapter in the 4 Women No Cry story is as musically varied as you could hope for.
Volume 3 again proves that there can be unity in diversity and where music is concerned, this is
perhaps the utmost virtue. Lucrecia, Manekinekod, Julia Holter and Liz Christine combine
symbiotically to make 4 Women No Cry Vol. 3 a remarkable quartet of international artists, each with
their own personal take on electronic music and point of view in the fast changing modern musical
landscape.
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Barbara Morgenstern - BM

The info to Barbara Morgenstern’s previous album, The Grass Is Always Greener (monika48),
still refered to her as an „electro-pop icon“. This tag, with which she has been associated since
the early days of the Berlin living room scene, no longer really fits. The lightness that was so
characteristic of her last album has given way to new depths. What was minimal before is now far
more complex, even weighty.

The many counterpoints to the, in the main, friendly piano arpeggios; the lovely string
arrangements by Julia Kent, cellist for Anthony and the Johnsons; the unexpected changes and
turns; the new versatility – all this makes BM the most unusual and perhaps most important
album that Barbara Morgenstern has presented yet.
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GUDRUN GUT - IN PIECES

In Pieces is another excellent addition to monikas impressive collection of remix 12s and the perfect accompaniment to Gudrun Gut’s magnificent solo album I Put A Record On.
Move Me which originally came out to great acclaim as a 7 inch on easugar jukebox now gets a well deserved twelve inch release with remixes by Burger/Voigt, Ocean Club member Pole lends his hand to Cry Easy and Dntel provides an astonishing remix of “The Wheel”.
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GUDRUN GUT - Apples, Pears & Deer In Poland

Monika In Polen is Gudrun Gut’s contribution to monikas 10th aniversary compilation
“Monika Bärchen: Songs for Bruno, Knut & Tom”. Her new release, Apples, Pears &
Deer in Poland, includes an exclusive Thomas Fehlmann remix of this cracking track
plus 2 brand new G. Gut compositions which are also only to be found on this EP.

Gut’s impressive solo album I put a record on (monika55) came out in 2007 and
contained many references to traditional styles such as blues and boogie. „Monika in
Polen“ continues this use of old-school samples - this time she’s drawn on
Volksmusik and polka, making it a true monika-style number. Besides his
collaborations with Gudrun Gut on the oceanclub, Thomas Fehlmann is famed as a
“floating” member of The Orb as well for his work as a solo producer. For this EP he’s
woven his shuffle magic on the already very danceable tune making it a prime cut for
the crooked dancefloor. And Gudrun’s Deer artwork stood 3 meters tall as her
contribution to the recent Transgression exhibition in Berlin.
On top of Fehlmann’s Deer mix, this EP contains 2 exclusive new Gudrun Gut
recordings. Apples & Pears begins with the sound of a car out on the highway and
develops into a downbeat industrial groove. While Harz4Schleife tells the story of
roaming through the countryside in the summertime. An instumental dub of Apples &
Pears rounds off the EP.
All these tracks are available exclusively on this online EP release. Following her
acclaimed 7”s on Earsugar, Move Me and Pleasuretrain, Apples, Pears & Deer In
Poland is a fine new EP from monika enterprise label founder Gudrun Gut whose
other recent productions include Myra Davies’ Cities & Girls. And you can catch
Gudrun’s live show on the road in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Europe in spring
2009.
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Pantagruel - The Sanskrit of Electric Boogie

A hommage to Gentle Giant

deeper you cannot bow
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Dominik Eulberg - Sensorika

This brand new record from Dominik Eulberg is all about our senses and the feeling they trigger
off. The record is centred around the idea of hiking and realising that after some hours, longings
pop up which you were never aware that existed, ending in a feeling that you have arrived and
finally feel at home.
The a-side track “Aurora” is a dubby rhythm track with a fantastic build up in dynamic. House
influences are strong and capture a deep intense vibe.
Though the beat structure seems heavy at the beginning, the progression of the track reveals a
kind of light and good mood which Dominik describes in his own words as “a track which
transports the atmosphere of dawn, early morning hours, fresh, floating, with a maiden touch.”
The track consists of different stages which reflect the interaction with nature at that hour.
The b-side “Sansula (oder der letzte Grund)” is a homage and a play with words referring to
the masterpiece of Alfred Andersch “Sansibar oder der letzte Grund”. The track is to a high
degree made out of sounds that create a 3 dimensional sound... nature sounds... and through
that creates an organic and deep atmosphere. “Sansula (oder der letzte Grund)” like the a-side
is a track with a housy edge to it.
Sampling Gabriel Ananda swinging his golf club or the closing of the trunk of his car, elements
like these are all included in the tracks.
The photo on the cover of the full sleeve realizes the perfect idea of nature for Dominik.
MP3 Album 2.50 €
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Dominik Eulberg und Gabriel Ananda - Eucalypse now!

Here comes the long awaited second part of the collaboration between Dominik Eulberg and
Gabriel Ananda. The first part „Kirschplunder & Jasmin Tee bei Gabriel“ was recorded at
Gabriel Ananda´s studio in Cologne. The follow up „Eucalypse Now!” was recorded at
Dominik Eulberg´s studio „Ton“ in the Westerwald and carries all the influences Dominik takes
in there.
The first 12” ever with both of them teaming up on Traum was the „Harzer Roller” 12“ (Traum
V70) in 2006. So now 3 years later you can witness two long epic and enthusiastic mixes on
vinyl and an alternative mix on the digital side, which is more reduced and late night.
The title track “Eucalypse Now!“ is a cool almost Latin flavoured groove track with cool synth
stabs. An epic groover which has the finest up and downs... changes perspectives within it's 10
minute journey... always offering new dynamic impulses and changes in the harmonies...
highlighting peaks of powerful chubbiness
“Bill Kilgore” on the flipside is a cool, static, monotone, post trance, epic track which slowly
builds up to a 10 minute hypnotic tracker!
In addition we also bring you a late night digital bonus dub mix by Dominik Eulberg.
All tracks were mastered by Emanuel Geller of Salz mastering in Cologne who has mastered
all of Dominik´s tracks in the past.
MP3 Album 3.20 €
released by: Traum incl. 19% VAT.

Max Cooper - Harmonisch Serie

Traum is proud to welcome the new “wunderkind” from the UK, Max Cooper.
Max is a great UK DJ who is also involved in mathematical modelling research on the evolution of
networks of genes at University College London, a sci-art project combining evolutionary and music
production algorithms. Max Cooper has many lives and he is a true wizard in his category. Born
originally in Belfast he has been resident at the Rumour as well as playing his 9th year at clubnight
“Firefly”. Max can be heard regularly Djing in The Key - London, Stealth – Nottingham and The
Cross – London. He was quickly recognised by the media, receiving the label of Mixmag ‘future
hero’.
Max has joined Traum with a 5 tracker involving top English producer Kanio for a remix of the a-side
track “Harmonisch Serie” as well as including another English artist, Ito, remixing his track
“Compact Yourself“ on the digital side.
Max Cooper´s innovative programming positions him music-wise alongside artists such as Dominik
Eulberg, Minilogue and Extrawelt. His epic structure has a unique narrative character to it which
distinguishes him from others and sometimes dares to become almost soundtrack like, full of
ambience. Maybe this is best expressed by his B2 track “i” , which you can hear digitally in an even
longer version.
His debut on Traum is a unique sound sensation of incredible details and big sound layouts, as if
made for Traum. Melodic and gentle but at the same time energetic and full of colours with a sci fi
edge to it!
Max has also remixed Extrawelt´s “Im Garten Von Eben” released December the 22nd 2008 as
well as being involved in several coming projects on Traum.
MP3 Album 5.00 €
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Extrawelt - Deine Beine

Drowning pianos...urgent sounding basslines?
Extrawelt have written 3 brand new tracks for Traum.
Starting with “Mit Liese Auf Der Wiese“, this Chicago house injected track has a classy touch, with electric pianos modulating, keeping a nice balance between techno and electro.
Step by step a tension is built up with this track carrying a slight note of menace .
We really think the seemingly effortlessness and the analogue feeling make this a bit of a classic.

“Clap's Cally“ is a nightcrawler... Feels like an endless drive in a car at midnight. Detroit Techno, electronica and ambient all go together well and create an unbeatable mystic atmosphere. Dubby delays and electro beat break downs... what could it mean to you? You will have to listen.
“Was Ubrig Bleibt” has a bit of a dub step feeling to it as well as a stronger electronic edge, this track is adding a third perspective to the record and is already supported by Dominik Eulberg who will remix if for a Remix record on Traum.
MP3 Album 3.75 €
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Extrawelt - Deine Beine remixes

The classical techno track „Mit Liese Auf Der Wiese“ and the electronic track „Was Übrig Bleibt“ from Extrawelt´s recent Traum release „Deine Beine“ has been remixed by a new league of Traum artist as well as the core artists Dominik Eulberg and Max Cooper!

Dominik Eulberg´s remix evokes Aphex Twin noise cascades and break beats with his „Das Es“ remix of „Was Übrig Bleibt“. Starting with an along intro without kick drum the track builds up an atmospheric aura of psychedelica. Plunging into techno it progresses by incorporating a synthline from the original plus a variation of the bassline used by Extrawelt. The track stays simple and does not work with too many stunts but instead has a nice hypnotic flow going that makes it a cool tool for DJ´s.

Max Cooper uses his own voice coming from a far distance in his „Melt“ remix of „Mit Liese Auf Der Wiese“. All lush, blurred and like heaven and counteracted by a heavy bassline. When the kick drum kicks in it is all up to the DJ´s with dubby ingredients making it a really atmospheric pop induced track!

The second remix of „Mit Liese Auf Der Wiese“ comes by the young Mexican artists Mig Dfoe. He turns Extrawelt´s „Was Übrig Bleibt“ into a melancholic epic with sad organ sounds coming in waves creating a world full of sound and colour.

Ricardo Tobar´s „Was Übrig Bleibt“ remix is energetic and digitally distorted with stop and go rhythms which he is famous for. His remix is again an experiment in sound and movement... Enjoy!

Applescal from Amsterdam creates with his remix of „Mit Liese Auf Der Wiese“ again a genuine "band like" aura. Not unlike Border Community acts, he uses feedbacks, distortion and a hell lot of passion to create a big time techno tune with a lot of indie feeling.
MP3 Album 6.00 €
released by: Traum incl. 19% VAT.

Floriana vs. Mácro - Heleylah Sunset

Deep electronic textures & music / contemporary thoughts // dalaki = (electronica + (dub / detroit) x deep tech ± (glitch ÷ jazz) / (ambient x experimental) ± art /////
dalaki#01 will be released as limited edition collectors box. The dalaki 01 collectors box comes in a black paper-coated box including the eight-track audio cd in a slick super jewel box, two dalaki buttons, a 16 page photo-booklet, two photo-cards useable as postcards plus a 13 pieces stickerset and a logo cardboard stencil. And yes – there are rumours about a download link for a secret track...
MP3 Album 8.00 €
released by: Dalaki incl. 19% VAT.

Various Artists - Remote Thoughts

Deep electronic textures & music / contemporary thoughts // dalaki = (electronica + (dub / detroit) x deep tech ± (glitch ÷ jazz) / (ambient x experimental) ± art

dalaki 02 'VA - Remote Thoughts' is available as mp3 release, as CD and limited edition collectors box. (150 handnumbered copies)
The dalaki 02 limited edition box contains a 16 page booklet with artworks by JS and Ziul, a separate cardboard folder including the CD, one package of a very special green tea from the backcountry of taiwan ( ... try to infuse it using telekinesis ), 3d glasses and a creditcard-size magnifier to read the booklet properly. The limited edition comes in a natural cardboard box with red strap.
MP3 Album 8.00 €
released by: Dalaki incl. 19% VAT.

Sensual Physics - Blurred Loops

Deep electronic textures & music / contemporary thoughts // dalaki = (electronica + (dub / detroit) x deep tech ± (glitch ÷ jazz) / (ambient x experimental) ± art
MP3 Album 8.00 €
released by: Dalaki incl. 19% VAT.

BARBARA MORGENSTERN - The Grass Is Always Greener

Three years passed between Barbara Morgenstern’s acclaimed album Nichts Muss The
Grass is always greener, an album which shows she has come a long way. Her Goethe Institut sponsored
world tour and many recent collaborations with, among others, Robert Lippok and Bill Wells have
cleary been an inspiration for this album. Morgenstern’s music has gained a bold maturity. Her
unmistakeable voice and warm piano style make for an unique sound. This album is the
perfection of minimal elegance.
MP3 Album 12.99 €
released by: Monika Enterprise incl. 19% VAT.

JAMES FIGURINE - MISTAKE MISTAKE MISTAKE MISTAKE

This is a release we are really, really proud to present you with! Quite a few people all over the
world fell in love with the unmistakeably stirring sounds and lyrics of Jimmy Tamborello
(Figurine, Dntel, The Postal Service). Hardly surprising: He’s simply the best in combining
youthful sensitivities with ageless beauty. His new album MISTAKE MISTAKE MISTAKE
MISTAKE doesn’t miss an inch of this beauty and originality, even though it has its origins on a
German Autobahn...;-)
MP3 Album 12.99 €
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V.A. - Monika Bärchen: Songs for Bruno, Knut & Tom

To celebrate 10 years in the business and 60 releases Berlin label Monika Enterprise
brings you a special birthday compilation. Rather than going for the obvious „best of“
approach, as ever Monika offers something a little more interesting in the form of a
compilation comprising all exclusive tracks.
MP3 Album 9.99 €
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MILENASONG - SEVEN SISTERS

„Like psychedelic goth folk legend COMUS playing songs they found in COCO ROSIE’s
burned down kids bedroom.”
Hartmut Lippstueck
MP3 Album 12.99 €
released by: Monika Enterprise incl. 19% VAT.

MICHAELA MELIÁN - LOS ANGELES

Two years on from her acclaimed debut album, Baden-Baden, Michaela Melián now
returns with a wonderful new long player, Los Angeles. When Michaela Melián is not
working on her multi-media art, participating in exhibitions or playing bass in,
probably the best German band ever, FSK, she is also busy composing and
producing her own solo recordings.
The mood on Los Angeles is noticably more subdued to that of Baden-Baden - its
slow building beats made it a crossover hit and even won over many fans in the DJ
community. L.A. on the other hand, is almost completely devoid of said beats,
there is a mere sprinkling of electronics, and yet it has no less of an impact. The
focus may be on drones and slowly shifting ambient soundscapes, but this is
powerful music that will touch you deep within.
MP3 Album 12.99 €
released by: Monika Enterprise incl. 19% VAT.


 
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