An interview with the great man himself, taken from the documentary ‘Totally Wired’.Dieter talks about the inspiration for the A100 series, his collaborations with Kraftwerk, and the future of modular. Unmissable!
‘Totally Wired’ is available on DVD from amazon.com
German band Klangstabil are set to release a new album, Math and Emotion, October 31 on Ant-Zen and MHz Records. The concept album about chess will be available as a standard CD and as a special edition, featuring a chess game, T-shirt and fine art print. The band have scheduled several live German dates, including a release party in Leipzig on December 5. Please follow the links for more information.
klangstabil was founded in 1994 by maurizio blanco and boris may. maurizio blanco and boris may met in 1994. before then, maurizio blanco had already spent most of his life experimenting with electronic music and expressing his own ideas, however boris may had only been listening to music up to that point in time. both of them soon realised that they were communicating on the same level. soon, a new vision was formed: to make people see music in a different way by employing new techniques and ideas. the name, klangstabil, more or less came off the top of their heads, but it fit quite well for both of them. they started producing without ever having the intention of having anything released; in their opinion, they were merely researching personal expression. their main inspiration was and is still kraftwerk. not after long, they were performing in small live-acts which resulted in a record-label showing interest in them. their first production was released on vinyl, and you can expect to see more of the same in the future.
klangstabil’s work ethic can be accurately defined as: one step back, two steps forward. with this attitude, klangstabil is creating their own niche by taking principal elements of the very beginning of electronic music and relating these elements to the modern times today. in order to understand what surrounds us day by day, one has to see things from the perspective of creation. as more progress is made, more questions arise. to put it simply: how does a tune get created, what is its meaning and what is its sound there for? in order to understand, one has to go and live through the decades of a wide musical spectrum. klangstabil continues to give an acoustic answer to the question: “what’s next?”
…in April Steve Naghavi and the rest of the And One crew will head for a short German tour visiting 6 cities.
The first big news from these guys since the so and so OK album release Bodypop.
Special guest during this tour will be Alexander Marcus, let’s see how the ebm grufties will receive him… Visit www.alexander-marcus.de to hear some tunes.
Here are the confirmed dates:
- 04.04.2008 Leipzig, Anker
- 05.04.2008 Dresden, Straße E
- 11.04.2008 Hannover, Capitol
- 12.04.2008 Duisburg, Pulp
- 18.04.2008 Berlin, Columbiahalle
- 26.04.2008 Hamburg, Docks
And One, the popular synth-pop band from Germany, formed in 1989 after Chris Ruiz and Steve Naghavi met in a Berlin disco. They were both fans of Belgian EBM music, so they decided to play together, using only a drum machine and two keyboards, like their musical idols Depeche Mode had. Working together they compiled a demo tape that producer Jor, who was planning on starting a sub-label off of Modern Music, happened to like. The duo met success rather quickly after that, as they were the first signed band to Machinery Records. In 1990 they released their first single, «Metalhammer».