Press Info (Englisch):
Martin Gore, songwriter and founding member of Depeche Mode, announces the releases of ‘MG’, an evocative 16-track electronic instrumental album out on 27 April 2015 on Mute.
Written and produced by Martin Gore, work began on ‘MG’ following the final dates of Depeche Mode’s ‘Delta Machine’ tour in March 2013 at Gore’s home studio in Santa Barbara. An entire instrumental album had been in his thoughts for some time, particularly since he has been writing instrumentals for Depeche Mode since 1981.
“I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” Martin explains. “Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”
‘MG’ is a soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.
From the Angelo Badalmenti – like atmosphere of ‘Elk’ to the industrial electro swagger of ‘Brink’, it landscapes a unique and arresting vision.
After finishing recording ‘MG’, Martin asked Q to mix it which seemed a perfectly natural choice as he previously mixed VCMG, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke’s 2012 album, ‘SSSS’.
Explaining the decision to release the album under the acronym, MG, Gore says, “As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album.”
‘MG’ showcases another side to this multi-talented musician. “As a songwriter, I am aware of the power of words,” Martin admits. “Especially when they are juxtaposed in the right way with chords and melody. I am also aware of the power of pure music and the emotions that can be created by musical atmospheres and that is what I wanted to capture with this project.”
Press Info (Englisch):
Martin Gore, Songwriter und Gründungsmitglied von Depeche Mode, kündigt die Veröffentlichung of MG an, seinem 16 Tracks umfassenden, elektronischen Instrumental Album, das am 24. April bei Mute erscheinen wird.
Jetzt schon lässt sich daraus der Vorgeschmack Europa Hymn hier anhören (siehe unten).
Das Schreiben und Produzieren an Album MG begann Martin Gore im heimischen Studio in Santa Barbara gleich im Anschluss an die letzten Termine von Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine Tour im März 2013. Ein komplettes Instrumental Album schwebte ihm schon länger vor, schrieb er für Depeche Mode Instrumentals im Grunde schon seit 1981.
“I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality,” erklärt Gore. “Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”
MG ist der Soundtrack zu Martin Gores ganz eigenem Kopfkino. Von der Angelo Badalmenti-artigen Athmosphäre in Elk hin zum Industrial Electro Swag auf Brink zeichnet das Album eine fesselnde und ungeahnte Klanglandschaft.
Nach dem Aufnahmen zu MG bat Gore Q (alias Überzone), das Album zu mixen, was ganz logisch erschein, mixte Q zuvor bereits VCMG, Martin Gore und Vince Clarkes (Erasure) 2012er Album SSSS.
Danach gefragt, warum Martin Gore sein Solo Album unter dem Namen MG veröffentlicht, antwortet er: “As the album is very electronic and has no vocals, I felt it deserved another persona so decided to carry on the MG concept from the VCMG album.”
So kurz das Akronym MG auch zu sein scheint, so breit ist das Abgebot, das uns Musik-Multitalent Martin Gore hier präsentiert. “As a songwriter, I am aware of the power of words. Especially when they are juxtaposed in the right way with chords and melody. I am also aware of the power of pure music and the emotions that can be created by musical atmospheres and that is what I wanted to capture with this project.”
And now we got the final news… Martin Gore will release a solo album under his acronym MG on Mute with catalogue number STUMM381. The album will also be called “MG” and contains 16 instrumentals. It will be out on 27th April.
Having it in his thoughts for some time, particularly since he has been writing instrumentals for Depeche Mode since 1981, he wanted to keep “the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality. Music is a necessity for me. I go into the studio at least 5 days a week, every week, so once I had the idea and the template, the process was quick and fun.”
So it is a soundtrack to an emotional and mysterious film of your own design.
To get an idea how the album will sound like, Mute just uploaded the first track “Europa Hymn” for your pleasure.
They also announced the full track listing of the upcoming album: “Pinking” , “Swanning”, “Exalt”, “Elk” , “Brink”, “Europa Hymn”, “Creeper”, “Spiral”, “Stealth”, “Hum”, “Islet”, “Crowly”, “Trysting”, “Southerly”, “Featherlight” and “Blade”.
Tracklist: A1) Answer Code Request Corps De Ballet
A2) FBK Past Ownership
B1) Anthony Parasole 7EVEN
B2) Norman Nodge Signal Response
C1) Milton Bradley Assembled
C1) Kobosil Secede
D1) Lockertmatik 1st.StmNT
D2) Marcel Dettmann Forla2
Marcel Dettmann announces the release of MDR Compilation, a collection of unreleased music from his label, Marcel Dettmann Records (MDR). The release of the eight-song collection will be accompanied by a eight-city tour featuring Dettmann, along with several of the MDR artists who appear on the compilation.
The release and tour marks the first of its kind for Dettmann, who after more than two decades at the decks and in the studio, now find himself at the forefront of a techno sound that is getting its international due. It also indicated the next phase of his artistic mission as he evolves from successful solo act to assume the mantel of mentor and advocate for a new community of likeminded artists whom he has befriended along his journey.
Some of these musical colleagues, like teenage friend Norman Nodge, and Answer Code Request from Marcel’s days running his own record store, have accompanied Dettmann throughout his entire career. Others are connections made over years of DJing around the globe, including Anthony Parasole, who allied with Marcel at New York’s famed Bunker parties, and FBK, who met Marcel at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. And then there are the newer names on the MDR roster — Kobosil (who at 23 is also the youngest), Lockertmatik and Milton Bradley, the latter of whom makes his MDR debuts on this compilation.
What all of these producers have in common is not just a techno sound that challenges the genre’s norms, but an artistic affinity and genuine friendship with the man whose initials appear on the record sleeve. MDR Compilation will be release through iTunes and all major digital retailers. A limited edition double-pack vinyl will also be available at Hard Wax and other select record stores, worldwide. The vinyl comes with a download code for a new mix by Kobosil of the MDR catalog. The mix can also be downloaded for free directly from the MDR website (registration required).
Depeche Mode member Martin L. Gore posted a strange info (or better no info) on Facebook yesterday. There was only the picture below and the tag “#MGxMG” …
Having the name VCMG in mind (VCMG = Vince Clarke + Martin Gore) the fans now expect an annnouncement of a solo album soon. We are really excited. Will it be a solo or another collaboration? Will it be an instrumental album? Techno? Will it be released on Mute?
07. We Are Millions and Millions Are One (Konstantin Sibold Remix)
08. Eurovision (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
This remix package is also part of the digital deluxe edition of “Spectre” which will be available on the 30th March too.
Adapted Press Info (English):
The Dettmann remix, you can listen to below, is taken from Laibach’s forthcoming remix album “Spectremix” which is also part of digital deluxe edition of “Spectre”. Both are out on 30th March 2015.
As well as Marcel Dettmann, SPECTREMIX will feature mixes from labelmates Diamond Version (aka Olaf Bender and Carsten Nicolai), Sandwell District’s Function, longtime collaborator iTurk, Slovenian electro-pop band Torul, Scottish DJ and producer Alex Smoke, German DJ, producer, mastering engineer and co-founder of the Common Sense People event series, Konstantin Sibold and Slovenian producer, DJ and musician Gramatik.
Adapted Press Info (German):
Am 27.03. erscheint das Remix-Album “Spectremix” von Laibach welches ebenso Teil der digitalen Deluxe-Version ihres letztjährigen Studioalbums Spectre sein wird.
SPECTREMIX birgt Remixe von Marcel Dettmann, Diamond Version (alias Olaf Bender und Carsten Nicolai), Sandwell Districts Function, iTurk, der slowenischen Electropop-Kapelle Torul, dem schottischen Produzenten Alex Smoke, Konstantin Sibold und DJ Gramatik.
Full Track Streaming:
“Eurovision (Marcel Dettmann Remix)”
“The Whistleblowers (Diamond Version Remix) ”
NovaFuture Blog and the promoters of the party series Apathy are happy to give you the chance to win free tickets for third instalment taking place at Griessmühle (Berlin) on the 28th February 2015.
So we give away 2x 1 guest list for this event (details see “Related Event”), sponsored by Apathy.
You just have to send the answer for the following question plus your details (first and last name, age) to blog -at- novafuture -dot- biz (deadline: 26th February at 11pm) … The winner will be selected by random (for sure she/he has to send in the right answer).
Question: What’s the name of the urban district where the Griessmühle is located?
Note: the data of the winners (like name, address, email, age etc) will be sent over to Apathy/Griessmühle, so they can put them on the guestlist etc. The winner will only get the permission to enter the party – no hotel, no travel costs etc. In special cases the doormen can deny the access. Participants must be 18+
Update: thanks everyone. It is closed now. We selected the winners and sent him/her an email. @winner: Enjoy!
Nowhereland marks the coming together of Spur alias André Wittmann’s vast influences which transcend both genres and cultural boundaries. »I find it disturbing to see how all those fields of music are still strictly separated until this day. I’d rather see them all combined«, he explains the idea behind his album to which he also refers to as »a dance of cultures«. Seemingly odd – to the Western ear, at least – time signatures form the backbone of what are essentially club-orientated tracks. »I don’t really write music to make people dance to«, says Wittmann. »But during my live sets I have witnessed that it’s possible, even when my music is sandwiched between two Techno sets.«
Both his ambition and his remarkable perfectionism were there from the beginning: When young Spur first opened his mouth to emit something that would finally make sense to the world, it wasn’t a single word but a whole sentence. However, some twenty-something years later he prefers expressing himself through music. »Sometimes I really hate myself when I am talking – I’d rather say it with a chord or a progression of notes«, he says. Does he consider music to be an ersatz or maybe even a universal language? Not quite. »I see it as an extension of language.« Where words fail, notes can fill the gap. Incorporating elements from – quite literally speaking – all over the place thus seems only natural to Spur. »It’s similar to borrowing different words and phrases from other languages.«
After having uttered his first sentence, Wittmann habitually took to his Bavarian family’s kitchen to seek out anything that he could use to make rhythms and noises with. His parents finally complied with his unrelenting passion, giving him his first drum kit at the age of 10. When he was 13, he first joined a local big band before becoming a member of the renowned Landes-Jugendjazzorchester Bayern and taking over drum duties in pandoras.box, the band he founded with Antime founder Martin Steer and others. Spur meanwhile took to other instruments, learning to play the guitar, jamming on violins or marimbas and taking piano lessons in preparation for his studies in Lübeck where he is currently enrolled and will receive his Master of Music in the foreseeable future.
Just like you can’t pinpoint Wittmann’s influences – Hip Hop was his first love, he still holds a great passion for The Beatles, Radiohead and Björk, but has also extensively studied composers like Beethoven or Stravinsky and cites Flamenco and Gamelan as significant points of reference –, it is hard to pigeonhole the essence of Nowhereland. »Basically, it’s about getting to know yourself better and putting the vocabulary you have acquired over the years to good use«, muses Wittmann about his first full-length album under the moniker Spur. »I’ve always loved both the analytical and theoretical side of music«, he explains. »I aim at putting the mind and the body in motion.«
Nowhereland compiles a selection of the best cuts out of 20 to 30 compositions Spur perfected them during a month-long stay in Ghent in early 2014. It was a busy time in the Belgian city which he visited for his long-time friend and collaborator Lucie De Ley, who contributed vocals to »Flavoured Green« and »Allthesethings « as well as the album’s title track which also prominently features Antime founder Martin Steer on vocal duties. Antime label mate Sebastian Dali contributed his signature bassoon playing to »The Beautiful Bird« and Siranush Asatryan played violin on Nowhereland. Their distinctive voices perfectly complement an already polyglot album which was made with both the body and the mind in order to indulge in a beautifully odd and yet very familiar dance of cultures.