Shut Up And Dance - Updated

Release date: May 29, 2007
Cat No: Ostgut CD 03
Barcode: 880319237126
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)With „Shut Up and dance! Updated“ the Berghain is exploring new terrains as a venue and homebase for the Ostgut Ton label. On june 27th, the Staatsballett Berlin will celebrate the premiere of „Shut Up and dance! Updated“ in co-production with the club: five members of the Staatsballett will perform choreographies developed to electronic music especially composed for this occasion. The musical results equally work outside of the venue. Regular guests like nsi. (aka Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer), Sleeparchive, Âme, Luciano and the 7th Plain (aka Luke Slater) have adjusted to the unfamiliar perception of their music and have contributed both exceptional and fascinating pieces. Their spectrum ranges from nsi.'s low frequencies and abstract sounds, Sleeparchive's icy minimalism, Âme's epic, repetitive arrangement reminscent of Philip Glass, to Luciano's humorous House grooves and last but not least Luke Slater's beatless Ambient track under his The 7th plain moniker. Considering the variety of all tracks, they work astonishingly well as an album. Every artist developed his music completely autarkic. There were no instructions on how the music had to sound. Eventually, they all opted for a calmer, hypnotic sound (the most club friendly track, Luciano's „Drunken Ballett“, will be released on vinyl including a Moritz von Oswald remix in september). This is how Luciano describes his approach: „Before I started producing the track, I brought the dancers to mind: how they merge with the sound, how their bodies move to the music and what kind of music should come out of the speakers. I wanted to put dance mujsic in relation to modern dance and I wanted to make physical movement and music correspond to each other.“ The flirt between high art and entertainment has been perceived as very inspiring and enriching by everyone involved.
Symphony For The Surrealists (13:02 min) With „Shut Up and dance! Updated“ the Berghain is exploring new terrains as a venue and homebase for the Ostgut Ton label. On june 27th, the Staatsballett Berlin will celebrate the premiere of „Shut Up and dance! Updated“ in co-production with the club: five members of the Staatsballett will perform choreographies developed to electronic music especially composed for this occasion. The musical results equally work outside of the venue. Regular guests like nsi. (aka Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer), Sleeparchive, Âme, Luciano and the 7th Plain (aka Luke Slater) have adjusted to the unfamiliar perception of their music and have contributed both exceptional and fascinating pieces. Their spectrum ranges from nsi.'s low frequencies and abstract sounds, Sleeparchive's icy minimalism, Âme's epic, repetitive arrangement reminscent of Philip Glass, to Luciano's humorous House grooves and last but not least Luke Slater's beatless Ambient track under his The 7th plain moniker. Considering the variety of all tracks, they work astonishingly well as an album. Every artist developed his music completely autarkic. There were no instructions on how the music had to sound. Eventually, they all opted for a calmer, hypnotic sound (the most club friendly track, Luciano's „Drunken Ballett“, will be released on vinyl including a Moritz von Oswald remix in september). This is how Luciano describes his approach: „Before I started producing the track, I brought the dancers to mind: how they merge with the sound, how their bodies move to the music and what kind of music should come out of the speakers. I wanted to put dance mujsic in relation to modern dance and I wanted to make physical movement and music correspond to each other.“ The flirt between high art and entertainment has been perceived as very inspiring and enriching by everyone involved.