Audioglobe inform us of a brand new release from Wezlle: Erdball: “Tanzmusik für Roboter”, out on Fabruary 21st via Synthetic Symphony. The album is the follow-up to the band’s 2011 album “Der Kalte Krieg” and reenters the sonic sound we last heard on the “Chaos Total” album, released some 7 years ago.
Notable is that many of the songs of “Tanzmusik für Roboter” were produced exclusively using a changing sound source. “Mimikry” for example was solely produced on a MB Simon game device while “Liebe der 3. Art” was brought to life on a Nintendo DSlite. Add the help of Commodore 64 and you can guess what to expect.
The album will be released in 3 different formats. You can expect a normal CD and a CD+DVD not only containing 2 exclusive bonus-tracks but a full video DVD containing all music video productions the band ever did for themselves and for close friends. The 3rd format is an LP+CD package also containing the full regular album on CD in a cardboard sleeve.
Fan video for Last Dance
welle: erdball – DIE LIEBE DER 3. ART (NDS)
Aus der Sendung “Tanzmusik für Roboter” (LP-CD)
Eine Funkhausproduktion (c)2012
Out on May 24 is the Welle:Erdball jubilee box “20 Jahre”. This Box set is limited to 3.000 units and comes in a velvet box with silver embossment. The box contains 2 full CD’s with the best of Welle:Erdball from the last 20 years in partially new versions. Next to that you also get a DVD showing the band’s history. Add to that a 50 page deluxe booklet and a tie pin.
Note that the compilation has a new recording of the track “Telephonse”.
CD1: Honeys favourites
- Tanz eiskalt (C=64)
- Die Computer verlassen die Welt
- Die Weltenzahl
- Wir wollen keine Menschen sein (new recording)
- Sprechen & Denken
- Finger weg von der Fernbedienung
- Wizard of Wor
- Wasserstoff (H2)
- Wir sind die Maschinen
- Komm in meinen Mund
CD2: A.L.F.s favourites
- Verlieb Dich in mich
- Komm in meinen Mund
- Telephon W-38
- Meine Klangwelt (C=64)
- Kontrollierte Welt
- Grüsse von der Orion
- Deine Augen
- Es ist an der Zeit
- Der Telefonanruf
- Gib mir mein Gefühl zurück
- Die Stunde: NULL (C=64)
- Das Souvenir
- Ich bin aus Plastik (Single)
- Graf Krolock
- Deutsche Liebe (live)
- Metal Dust (Die Begegnung-2.Version)
- Volksempfänger VE-301
- Telephonse* (new recording)
Tuesday morning synth music, enjoy
Welle:Erdball Live in Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei!
Background video data:
Directed by Adolf Steinhimmel
Order the 6-Track Single “Shouts of Joy” including 3 exclusive Bonus-Tracks
“Shouts of Joy” is a part of the Album “S.T.O.P.”, out 25.05.2012
AND ONE – “THE S.T.O.P. FULLTIMESHOW 2012″
+ Special Guest “Welle:Erdball”…
16.11.2012 Leipzig – Haus Auensee
17.11.2012 Berlin – Columbia Halle
23.11.2012 Hamburg – Markthalle
07.12.2012 München – Backstage
08.12.2012 Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
09.12.2012 Hannover – Capitol
weitere Termine, u.a. in NRW werden in Kürze bekanntgegeben!
tickets exklusiv bei www.bodypop-shop.de
Besuche AND ONE auch…
welle: erdball – Deutsche Liebe (C=64)
Offizieller Video-Clip zur Sendung “Der Kalte Krieg” (LP-CD)
Eine Funkhausproduktion (c)2012
WELLE : ERDBALL / Ein Bisschen Frieden (Nicole Cover) – Live @ Trix Anrwerp 27-11-2011
Here’s a couple of songs to get you in the right Saturday mood
After last year’s album “Operation Zeitsturm”, shipped with the accompanying film produced by the band themselves, Welle: Erdball returns with their new album “Der Kalte Krieg”. As the title suggests, the theme this time is the Cold War – with James Bond themes, the red phone, atomic bombs, SDI war in space, double agents, Russian spies and everything that belongs to it! Besides the new songs on the album, they have also recorded covers of a classic James Bond theme, Cat Stevens “If You Want To Sing Out” (from the movie Harold & Maude), Stahlnetz and The Cabinet’s classic “The Cabinet” . Addition, even remakes of some of the band’s earlier songs, a remake of “America” by Hertz infarction and a remix of the hit “Starfighter S-104″ (2000), which is signed Welle: Erdball-band member Plastique’s side project The Girl & The Robot .
The album comes in addition to the regular edition, even in a limited first edition that includes bonus DVD with a selection of the best live recordings from the band’s long career.
“Der Kalte Krieg” is released October 28 via SPV / Synthetic Symphony.
- Welle: Erdball (Hörspiel-Intro)
- James Bond-Thema
- Deutsche Liebe (C=64)
- Eine Neue Zeit
- Amerika (Compact Phasing “A”merika – Remake by Hertzinfarkt)
- If You want to sing out, sing out
- Vor all den Jahren
- Starfighter F-104S (The Girl & the Robot-Remix)
- Der Kalte Krieg (Beweg Dein Gehirn…JETZT!)
- Karl der Käfer (C=64)
- Hab ich dir heute schon gesagt, daß ich Dich liebe
- Ein bisschen Frieden
- Sendeschluss (Hörspiel-Austro)
Stereoklang talks to Welle:Erdball on gear, radio stations and the release of their new album “Der Kalte Krieg”
“Der Kalte Krieg” is the name of Welle:Erdball new album featuring covers of songs during the Cold War era. We wanted to know more of what has happened with the band since the DVD Zeitsturm was released and really understand what this Homo Futura project is all about. Honey and Freuline Plastique took some time to chat with us and transmit the latest buzz from the Funkhausstudio.
Why did you start Homo Futura and what is it that you can do there that you cannot do in Welle:Erdball?
In the begining it was “Das Präparat” that started as an official Welle:Erdball side project. However, when we split up there were still some shows to do, so we did them anyway with a different set up (F.Nstein & Plastique). This worked out really fine and was a lot of fun. So we decided to keep going and it was really fun to create a new band, new image, new stage show etc.
Official video of “homo~futura – Links-Rechts”
The Zeitmaschine played an important role in the DVD you released last year. Do you see yourself as time travellers when it comes to your music and the band image?
We’re traveling through time constantly – just take a look at your watch! Apart from that, music is definately a good way to travel through time with your mind.
You once said (some 10 years ago) that Welle:Erdball had a long way to go before reaching the goal of Welle:Erdball – The goal was to sound like Welle:Erdball. Have you reached that goal now and how is it shown in your music and visuals?
I think we are really close with the new album “Der Kalte Krieg”. But we haven’t really reached our goal yet. It might sound hard to believe, but since the start of Welle: Erdball, all the concepts and partly the names of the broadcasts and songs were already set. And we still have to accomplish a couple of things on this list.
So it won’t be over for a long time.
Could we expect a radio show by Welle:Erdball including only Gainsbourg song? We feel that the work of Serge matches the Welle concept very well. We’re sure he would approve of you bringing his work to a younger generation.
Probably not. We’re not a “cover band” although we appreciate Gainsbourg’s work a lot.
But actually the upcoming release “Der Kalte Krieg” will contain only cover versions of favorite songs from different artists about the cold war and others.
Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer-songwriter, actor and director. Gainsbourg’s extremely varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize. His legacy has been firmly established, and he is often regarded as one of the world’s most influential popular musicians.
You have a lot of political and social ambitions with your songs, ranging from the criticism of gaming consoles to the man-machine integration. What areas are your main concerns today and why, and would you agree on the theories of a technological Singularity that has been put forward by e.g Kurzweil?
It is hard to comment on this. Since the opinion of Welle: Erdball not always is the personal opinion. I find it important that you first have an opinion at all and that there is a message in the music and in the lyrics. Not: “Come on, let’s have a party tonight!” :). And we see it as our duty to have a social commitment but we are no judges, who tell the audience what to think.It is only important that you form your own opinion or that there is a chance to do so.”
What is it that you like about the 50′s sound?
Well we’re using 50s asthetics since the beginning and we’re all big fans of this aera. The sound of the 50s and the subculture behind it was one of the first “punk” movements in music history.
Probably the most charming way of going against the mainstream.
You describe yourself as hard working, keeping you self busy 28 hours a day. Is that just the German spirit and work morale showing or do you have an artistic fire burning inside?
I don’t know if it is the German mentality, maybe a little…But under any circumstances is it the Welle: Erdball-mentality.