hackedepicciotto JOY

Label 
Potomak
Release Date 
2018-5-8
Tracklist 

"hackedepicciotto" sind Alexander Hacke und Danielle de Picciotto. Beide sind seit drei Dekaden international für Ihre Arbeiten bekannt: Die Musikerin und Künstlerin Danielle de Picciotto zog 1987 von New York nach Berlin, um Mitinitiatorin der Love Parade zu werden; Alexander Hacke ist Gründungsmitglied und Bassist der Einstürzenden Neubauten. Das Künstlerehepaar, seit 1988 befreundet, seit 2006 verheiratet, hat seit nunmehr seit Jahrzehnten mit zahlreichen Multi Medialen Projekten kreativ zusammengearbeitet und regelmäßig eigene Kompositionen veröffentlicht. Danielle de Picciotto und Alexander Hacke haben 2010 ihr Zuhause in Berlin aufgegeben und bereisen seither die Welt, einerseits um Ihre Horizonte zu erweitern und andererseits um einen Ort zu finden, an dem sie eine Kulturstätte gründen können, in der sie andere Künstler unterstützen und selber weiterhin Kunst generieren können.
Während dieser langen Jahre nomadischen Reisens, zahlreicher Tourneen und den damit verbundenen Anstrengungen, haben sie regelmäßig auf Meditation und Yoga zurückgegriffen, sind vegan geworden und haben aufgehört zu rauchen und zu trinken. Ihnen wurde bewusst, dass Ihre Reise, auch eine innere Wandlung verlangt um erfolgreich Ihr Ziel zu erreichen.
Dementsprechend veränderte sich auch Ihre Musik.
Nachdem sie weltweit von vielen Fans gefragt worden sind, ob sie einen für Meditation oder Yogapraxis geeigneten Soundtrack komponieren könnten, veröffentlichten sie den Meditations-Soundtrack UNITY in 2016.
Diese CD wurde so begeistert aufgenommen, dass sie nun
am 1. Mai 2018 ihren zweiten Meditations-Soundtrack „JOY“ herausbringen, dieses Mal mit zwei Gastmusikern Vincent Signorelli (Unsane) und Eric Hubel (Glenn Branca).
Diese Musiker sind eher für Ihre Amerikanischen Hardcore Bands bekannt, Eric ist aber seit 20 Jahren Yogameister und Vincent war einer der ersten Anhänger der New Yorker Hare Krishna Bewegung. Aufgenommen wurde das Album in Tulum, Mexiko; Montreal, Kanada; NYC, USA und Berlin. Entstanden sind zehn wunderschöne Stücke, ungewöhnlich in ihrer Instrumentierung: Eric Hubel sammelt seit Jahren Afrikanische und Indische Saiten Instrumente, Vincent spezialisiert sich auf Percussion und bespielte vor allem seine Holztreppe in Mexiko, Danielle ist Meisterin der Drehleier, Autoharfe und Geige und Alexander singt Oberton Gesang zu selbst eingespielten Gongs, dem sogenannten Bowchime und dem Bassregister eines Accordions.

"hackedepicciotto" are Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto. Both have been known internationally for their work for three decades: the musician and artist Danielle de Picciotto moved from New York to Berlin in 1987 to become a co-initiator of the Love Parade; Alexander Hacke is a founding member and bass player of Einstürzende Neubauten. The artist couple, friends since 1988 and married since 2006, has worked together creatively with numerous multi-media projects for decades and has regularly released their own compositions. Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke gave up their home in Berlin in 2010 and since then travel the world, on the one hand to broaden their horizons and on the other hand to find a place where they can found a cultural site in which they support other artists and themselves can generate art.
During these long years of nomadic traveling, numerous tours and related efforts, they have regularly resorted to meditation and yoga, have become vegan and have stopped smoking and drinking. They became aware that their journey requires an inner transformation to successfully reach their goal.
Accordingly, their music also changed.
Asked by many fans worldwide if they could compose a soundtrack suitable for meditation or yoga practice, they released the meditation soundtrack UNITY in 2016.
This CD was received so enthusiastically that now they
release their second meditation soundtrack "JOY" on May 1st 2018, this time with two guest musicians Vincent Signorelli (Unsane) and Eric Hubel (Glenn Branca).
These musicians are better known for their American hardcore bands, but Eric has been a yoga master for 20 years and Vincent was one of the first followers of the New York Hare Krishna movement. The album was recorded in Tulum, Mexico; Montreal, Canada; NYC, USA and Berlin. The result is ten beautiful pieces, unusual in their instrumentation: Eric Hubel has been collecting African and Indian stringed instruments for years, Vincent specializes in percussion and mainly recorded his wooden staircase in Mexico, Danielle is a master of hurdy gurdy, auto harp and violin and Alexander sings overtone vocals to self-recorded gongs, the so-called bowchime and the bass register of an accordion.

Alexander Hacke

Alexander Hacke – was born in the proletarian district of Berlin Neukölln. A musician from the start, he joined Einstürzende Neubauten in 1980 at the tender age of 14, besides playing in numerous influential underground-groups and writing, recording, releasing and performing music under the pseudonym Alexander von Borsig. Throughout the eighties and up until today he not only collaborates with countless artists of various genres but also continues to produce records and score music for theater, feature and documentary movies.

In 1986 he teamed up with the Australian band Crime And The City Solution. Throughout the 1990s he then recorded and toured with Italian pop-icon Gianna Naninni, formed the alternative country-music outfit Jever Mountain Boys, improvised with Can-drummer Jaki Liebezeit for Japanese avantgarde-star Phew and produced records for the likes of Miranda Sex Garden, French anarchist songwriter Fred Alpi or Berlin post-punk characters Mutter.
In 2005 he starred as the main protagonist in Fatih Akin’s movie “Crossing the Bridge –the sound of Istanbul” and contributed music for the directors award-winning feature “Head On”.

Some of the many movie-productions which bear Hacke’s unmistakable hand-writing are “8 Miles High” a bio-picture about Germany’s premier femme fatale of the sixties and seventies Uschi Obermaier, the Finnish coming-of-age drama “Last Cowboy Standing” by Zaida Bergroth and “Fuori Dalle Corde / Out Of Bounds” the bare-knuckle fist-fighting drama by Italian director Fulvio Bernasconi, for which he received the award for best music at the 26th Festival International Du Premier Film in Annonay, France.

He wrote a spectacular score for Fatih Akins latest movie “The Cut”, an epic tale of a mans search for his daughters during the time of the Armenian genocide in 1915, which opened at 71. Venice Filmfestival in 2014. Subsequently Hacke was nominated in the category Best Music at the German Movie Awards 2015.

Since 2001 Alexander has been collaborating with the American artist Danielle de Picciotto who was singer in the band “Space Cowboys”, conceived the “Ocean Club” together with Gudrun Gut and was co-founder of the “Love Parade”. Together they initiated performances such as “Mountains of Madness” based on HP Lovecraft stories (inviting the English trio “Tiger Lillies” to participate), “Bada Bing” a performance series presenting an eclectic selection of new Berlin bands, “The History of Electricity” an electronic performance, “The Ship Of Fools”, based on the medieval text by Sebastian Brant, “Hitman’s Heel” a collection of songs inspired by the event of the couples embarking on a nomadic excursion, which begann in 2010 and continues on today and numerous international workshops and lectures on the innovative culture in Berlin. Further collaborations of Hacke & de Picciotto, who got married in 2006 include: “Not Junk Yet - The Art Of Lary 7”, a documentary movie about the enigmatic artist from New York City, “Needle At Sea Bottom”, an EP they recorded with him in his legendary Lower East Side studio and “The Glasshouse”, a silent movie with a score they performed live, inviting numerous acclaimed musicians to join them on stages around the world.

Alexander Hacke has released three solo-albums: “Filmarbeiten” a compilation of his early film-works, “Sanctuary”, a so-called Road-Record, which he produced during a journey around the world and “Doomed”, originally conceived for an inter-disciplinary exhibition.

In 2015 he put out his autobiography “KRACH - Verzerrte Erinnerungen”, published by Metrolit a division of the highly regarded German publishing house Aufbau-Verlag.