Album artwork for Concerts, Festivals, Shows And Other Special Events

Concerts, Festivals, Shows And Other Special Events Magazine



Release date: August 8, 2011
Cat No: MAG 004
Barcode: 880319532214
MAG 004
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Collaborating in art, music and science since 1999, recently founding the label MAGAZINE and the collective Cologne Tape, this is nevertheless the first time Barnt, Crato and Jens- Uwe Beyer appear together as one formation, simply called MAGAZINE. If you combine their recent releases - Barnts stunning debut EP "What Is A Number, That A Man May Know It?", Crato's acclaimed and mysterious "30.6.1881", J-U Beyer’s incredible sound work on his highly respected last album (with Jaki Liebezeit’s Drums Off Chaos) and add the Cologne Tape recordings you can get an idea of the formation’s cosmos — but you are not quite there... Living in Cologne the past decade with exceptions of some years spent in London and Manchester, the group is based on DJ-culture as much as on the german electronic music tradition as you will hear: The whole record is pockmarked with overflowing melodies — sometimes well structured, sometimes wild and wooly. Sum up Hieroglyphic Being-like arpeggios and transparent, highly original computer rhythms or strange eight-oh-eight- live drumming and choir-or-not-like sounds and you get these strange dance floor moments again – Impossible to make out whether the peculiarity of this EP’s sound is all intentional or accidental. The artwork continues the conceptual MAGAZINE series on high quality, heavy stock – something to hold in your hands!

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