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Kyffhäuser/ Unternehmen Barbarossa/ Träume vom Tod!

The live section has been updated with details of

Kyffhäuser / Unternehmen Barbarossa / Träume vom Tod!
17 & 18 November 2012 in Volksbühne, Berlin.
Director: Michael Farin.
Featuring Blixa Bargeld, Jens Harzer, Ulrich Matthes und Bernhard Schütz.
Music: Automat: arbeit – färber - wilsdorf - zeitblom
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Australian tour 2013

Tour dates announced for Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
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An Introduction To...

Crime and the City Solution

An Introduction To... Crime and the City SolutionIn anticipation of their first tour in 20 Years Mute will release a compilation album "An Introduction To... A History of Crime. Berlin 1987-1991" on 24 September 2012.

The album features Simon Bonney, Alexander Hacke, Mick Harvey, Rowland S.Howard, Thomas Stern, Chrislo Haas and Bronwyn Adams.

"An Introduction To... " is currently available for preorder in all amazon stores, itunes and from mute.
Release Date: September 24 2012
Format: CD Album
Product code: CDMUTEL21
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MICROSONIC LANDSCAPES

Experimental digital media, music, architecture, and sound art lab Realität -- founded by Juan Manuel de J. Escalante -- has created 3D-printed visualizations of different albums. The unique sculptural works include: Jewels by Einstürzende Neubauten, Another World by Antony and the Johnsons, Pink Moon by Nick Drake, Third by Portishead, and the composition "Für Alina" by Arvo Pärt.
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Alexander Hacke produces Wovenhand

Alexander Hacke produces WovenhandAlexander Hacke has produced the upcoming "Wovenhand" Album by David Eugene Edwards titled "The Laughing Stalk"

Alexander Hacke has "created an intoxicating mix of guitars and other stringed instruments in the final mix".

David Eugene and Alexander Hacke became friends recently when both were recruited as guitarists in the reunion of australian indie legends Crime & The City Solution.

Release Date: September 07 2012
Format: CD/LP
Catalog-No: GRCD 765
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Alexander Hacke remixes Tussle

Alexander's remix of San Francisco based Tussle's "Yume No Mori" from their new album "Tempest" (Release Date: September 25 2012)

Einstürzende Neubauten

Australia, February 17 2013

Einstürzende Neubauten will be playing at ATP’s "I’ll Be Your Mirror" Festival on Sunday February 17 2013.

The Festival will take place at Westgate Entertainment Centre and Grand Star Reception, Altona, Melbourne, Victoria.
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Crime & The City Solution

Album & Tour

Crime & the City Solution have announced details of their first tour in over 20 years, the tour will follow the release of "An Introduction To... Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime – Berlin 1987 – 1991" out on 24 September 2012 on MUTE.
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Live Updates

The live section has been updated with new dates for Blixa Bargeld and the announcement of Crime and The City Solution's 2012 Tour
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The Laughing Stalk

Alexander Hacke has just finished doing the postproduction and mixing of “The Laughing Stalk”, the upcoming album by WOVENHAND of David Eugene Edwards and is currently recording music with Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk) for a neo-chamber-music album in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sounds Like Silence

Einstürzende Neubauten are honored to be taking part in the exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage ... Dortmund 25 Aug 2012
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A House Full Of Music

Einstürzende Neubauten have the honour to be part of two important museum exhibitions concerning music this year ... first up ... "A House Full Of Music" @ Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt ... May 13 - September 9, 2012.
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CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION

tour pledge

Crime are finishing the recordings for their new album and will now start preparing their live show for the fall of 2012 and 2013. This show will be a unique experience and a complete rendering of the band’s creative vision.

To bring you this show in its full sensory splendor, they need to raise funds so that this new and possibly one-time-only way of experiencing Crime and the City Solution is possible. They have put together a pledge project offering an impressive array of gift and unique Crime memorabilia, artworks and more. As an extra special offer the first 50 pledgers will be named in the credits of the 35mm surrealist film titled ‘Sadness’ (directed by Simon Bonney and featuring music by the Detroit Crime) which they are offering as a download.
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Müll im Garten Eden

The new feature length documentation from director Fatih Akin with an original score by Alexander Hacke "Müll im Garten Eden" has been invited to the 65th Festival de Cannes and will be shown as a special screening.

tatort april 01 2012

moser piano arpeggio

Rudolf Moser has scored this weeks "Tatort" which will be screened on ARD Sunday 01 April 2012 ...some of the score will be familar to those of you who bought his "piano arpeggio"

Live Update

THE ANNUAL NEUBAUTEN PARTY
Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Berlin's .HBC
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9, 10178 Berlin, Germany. 8:00pm - 3.30am.
Please note this is not an Einstürzende Neubauten live concert.

The event will feature films, videos, music and surprise guests.
There will also be an exhibition of photos taken by fans, artwork by band members and portraits of the band by Fritz Brinckmann, Anton Corbijn, Anno Dittmer, Oliver Gretsch and Thomas Rabsch.
The exhibition will run until 14 April 2012.

More details will be posted on the Facebook Event Page as soon as they become available.
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Einschüsse

From March 23 – May 19, 2012, the Galerie Hunchentoot will be showing “Einschüsse”* – serial works by Blixa Bargeld.

Black spots and lines are spread out on white image surfaces and vice versa. Harsh contrasts focus on abrasions to the surfaces of façades, on patterns left behind by rapid gunfire. If patterns are brought to mind here, then it is because the bullet holes caused by gunfire draw irregular patterns on the façades that seem like deliberately created images, specifically in their fortuitousness. This is due to a method of viewing trained to see abstraction.

The combination of the subject (the fragment of a façade) and of a work’s title (the name of a street or a square in Berlin-Mitte + the street address) appears to speak for a documentary nature of the series, and this suspicion seems all the more justified since they are based on photographic images. What can be seen was or is there, and is exactly where the title localizes it. That much is correct. The conclusion that it concerns documentary work, however, is false. It is necessary to bridge the gap between the title and the work, which clearly separates the concrete from abstraction in the image. The black of these images is actually black; the white is actually white. There are no gray tones. Accordingly, Blixa Bargeld’s works exhibited in the series “Einschüsse” have just as little to do with anything documentary in the category of black-and-white photography. Instead, their tendency is more comparable to abstract painting, in which it is not so much an anti-realism that can be seen, but as Siegfried Kracauer put it, the realistic revelation of a prevailing abstractness. What Blixa Bargeld translates into images is an aesthetic practice. More generally, it should be perceived as an approach towards the world; in fact, it is just one productive mode of existence that Blixa Bargeld has made in his diverse artistic works. In this respect, the patterns of the “Einschüsse” also continue beyond the provisional limits of the image surfaces.

Maria Zinfert, January 2012
* “Einschüsse” = bullet holes; shots

Galerie Hunchentoot, Choriner Str. 8, 10119 Berlin

CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION

The legendary band Alexander Hacke played in from 1986-1992 have reformed and in April they will record a new album for Mute Records in Detroit.
With Alexander, Simon Bonney and Bronwyn Adams of the original line-up will be part of the current incarnation, as well as David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand, 16 Horsepower), Jim White (The Dirty Three, Cat Power), Troy Gregory (Prong), the keyboarder Matthew Smith and Danielle de Picciotto.
www.crimeandthecitysolution.com

Live dates updated

The live section has been updated with new dates for
Blixa Bargeld in Umeå, Sweeden & Mannheim, Germany and
Alexander Hacke's new project "The Glasshouse" on March 01 2012 in Berlin.
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Alles wieder offen shoulder bag

A shoulder bag made out of the original stage set of "Alles wieder offen" Tour 2008 is now available in our shop
Each piece is a unique original and varies in color.
Only 100 available in total.
One size: 35 x 25 x 8 cm
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anbb live dates

The live page has been updated with details of anbb: alva noto & blixa bargeld live in St Petersburg, Moscow, Belgrade, Brussels and Rome...
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EMPIRE ME – DER STAAT BIN ICH!

Soundtrack by Alexander Hacke

Alexander Hacke has composed the score

EMPIRE ME
Produced written and directed by Paul Poet.
Music by Alexander Hacke
... Premiere, Volksbühne Theater, Berlin 19th of January 2012
Hitman's Heel will be performing at the after-show party in the "Roter Salon".

GENERATION P

Soundtrack by Alexander Hacke

Alexander Hacke has composed the score

GENERATION P
DIRECTOR: Victor Ginzburg.
PRODUCER: Victor Ginzburg, Stanislav Yershov, Aleksei Ryazantsev, Jim Steele, Roger Trilling.
MUSIC: Alexander Hacke, Kaveh Cohen and Micheal Nielsen.

Blixa Bargeld/Alva Noto

Bibliophile Limited Special Edition CD

anbb mimikry

We currently have a very limited edition Japanese anbb - mimikry Box Set
containing 2 bonus tracks, the origional textbooklets in english and Japanese, an interview-booklet, anbb sticker, 2 photos and poster with drawings, text collage by Blixa Bargeld about "Mimikry".

This art-edition is not available in shops! and is yours for €28