News from out of space comes from A-ha

February 2, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A-ha member presents ‘The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator’

Apart from A-ha, Magne ‘Mags’ Furuholmen has also been involved with the music, art and film project known as Apparatjik since 2008. The project has since released an album and two singles, and performed three concerts in 2010. Now they are preparing for their first large-scale project, to take place in Germany in March including an installation and performances at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. (Tickets for the performances have gone on sale today, 1 February. Note that tickets will be limited to approximately 200 per show, and can be purchased from www.apparatjik.com . If you plan to go, contact us at info@side-line.com ). This project by Apparatjik is to be understood as homage to the legendary Meta-Musik-Festival that took place during the seventies at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. Apparatjik are the musicians Guy Berryman (Coldplay, London), Jonas Bjerre (Mew, Copenhagen), Magne Furuholmen (A-ha, Oslo) and Martin Terefe (London).

The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator is presented as a twofold project: during two weeks the installation can be accessed in the glass hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie and three unique concerts will be performed at the same location (at 9 pm on March 12, March 26, and March 27, 2011). Those performances are inspired by the visual experiments of László Moholy-Nagy. Moholy-Nagy taught at the German Bauhaus, as did Mies van der Rohe who was the architect of the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin. At the center of both the Apparatjik installation and concerts are moving images that project from a large scale cube into the open glass structure of the building into the city space — a reference to the kinetic Licht-Raum-Modulator created in 1930 by Bauhaus artist Moholy-Nagy.

Apparatjikʼs project will conclude on March 27 with a special interactive composition performed in collaboration with the Deutsches Kammerorchester. This concert is dedicated to Mies van der Rohe on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his birth.

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Side-Line Music Awards – the results

December 27, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Side-Line Music Awards are now ready, each year Side-Line nominates the best songs, bands and acts in the electro, synth, EBM etc space and now the final results are here, as voted by the Side-Line readers. And it seems Recoil got a fair share of the prices

The results of the Side-Line Music Awards 2010 are in. Yes, it did take us a few days more than we had originally planned. But then again, we never imagined getting stuck in London and Brussels the past week due to the unexpected harsh winter conditions circling over Europe. We spent the last two days counting the votes and deleting the invalid ones. But before we give the results, we really want to thank all those readers who have cast their votes in the past two election rounds. You were among the 39,203 people (!!) to have cast a valid vote. That is an all-time record for Side-Line.

Best Band:

  1. Combichrist (5,391)
  2. Unter Null (4,985)
  3. Front Line Assembly (3,818)
  4. Front 242 (3,803)
  5. Mesh (2,756)
  6. Recoil (2,542)
  7. Suicide Commando (2,459)
  8. Hocico (2,327)
  9. Depeche Mode (2,314)
  10. Leaether Strip (2,201)
  11. A-ha (2,227)
  12. Kant Kino (1,837)
  13. De/Vision (1,571)
  14. Edge Of Dawn (589)
  15. Diorama (383)

Best Album:

  1. Recoil – “Selected” (10,442)
  2. Front Line Assembly – “IED” (8,252)
  3. Unter Null – “Moving On” (7,898)
  4. OMD – “History Of Modern” (6,908)
  5. Angelspit – “Larva Pupa Tank Coffin” (5,811)

Best Single:

  1. Covenant – “Lightbringer” (10,330)
  2. Combichrist – “Scarred” (8,983)
  3. Rotersand – “Waiting To Be Born” (7,038)
  4. In Strict Confidence – “Silver Bullets” (6,825)
  5. I:Scintilla – “Prey On You” (6,027)

Best Label:

  1. Mute (13,072)
  2. Alfa Matrix (10,736)
  3. Metropolis/Dependent (10,479)
  4. Trisol (4,916)

Best Live Band:

  1. Recoil (14,545)
  2. Combichrist (9,107)
  3. Depeche Mode (6,032)
  4. Front Line Assembly (4,851)
  5. Leaether Strip (4,668)

Listen to the new A-ha single

July 1, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

You can listen to the new A-ha single “Butterfly, Butterfly (the last hurrah)”, written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and produced by Martin Terefe, right here at Stereoklang. The news for the single leaked out prematurely on May 5th when the New York-based mix engineer Michael H Brauer posted the following message on his website: “I just mixed the final recorded song to be released by A-ha called “Butterfly” (sic).”

The new single is released to promote a new, double CD compilation, their 3rd already. “Butterfly, Butterfly (the last hurrah)” is the very last single from the biggest Norwegian synthpop band ever. The world premiere will be aired on June 14 on NRK P1, NRK P3 and VGnet Monday at 09.50 AM.

And that’s not all for this year, a new live DVD and a re-release of the book “The Swing of Things” by Jan Omdahl is also in the making. On top of that the band releases “The Singles: 1984 – 2004″ in the USA and will re-release ‘deluxe’ versions of “Hunting High and Low” and “Scoundrel Days”

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