Berlin’s most adventurous and skilled urban photographer, Cpt.Olf – whose maiden exhibition “Cpt.Olf x Paradox 16-19” was with Urban Spree Galerie last October – is now being featured in an 8-minute documentary filmed by the urban magazine Tracks (arte). The reportage is in French or German.
We found – 189 articles for Tracks
Franco-german TV channel arte runs a short documentary about Paradox from Berlin Kidz with large excerpts from the DVD “Fuck the System” as well as new footage from recent actions, an interview about the pixaçao style, the motivations behind all the risk-taking, and future art projects.
The limited edition screen print “Change Your Frequency” is available in our webshop here as well as the last copies of the DVD “Fuck the System”.
arte/Tracks was at the Opening of Martha Cooper’s exhibition “One Week with 1UP” at Urban Spree Galerie, documenting the Berlin 1UP Crew. They have now released a 6′ portrait of Martha Cooper with images from the show as well as some historical perspective and of course an interview about her Berlin experience.
It is available in French hereabove and in German as well (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQFXFGLG6b4).
BOBBY RAUSCH Record Release Concert SOAP
Presented by: XJAZZ, MUSSZO, SPRINGSTOFF & 80 DAYS RECORDS
23. January 2020
Urban Spree Berlin
On January 17, 2020 the debut album SOAP of the Berlin band BOBBY RAUSCH will be released on Eighty Days Records. After concerts at the XJazz Festival Bobby Rausch returns to Berlin together with Springstoff, Musszo and XJazz to play the Record Release concert at Urban Spree on January 23rd, 2020.
SOAP sounds determined and clear, but never loses its closeness or dirt. The songs span the spectrum between Berlin club culture, underground and great scenic narration. While the force of the sound overcomes you, you still feel pleasantly secure in the unexpected tonal turns of the band. The Berlin DJ and producer DJ Illvibe (Peter Fox, Marteria, Seeed) is a feature guest on three SOAP tracks. This album lets you sweat only to wash your soul afterwards.
AFAR blurs the horizons between organic and electronic sound worlds. With the fragile sounds of wind chimes and kalimba, mystical voices, analog synthesizers, drum machines and electric guitar, they invite you on a journey that is both intimate and ecstatic.
Close your eyes and find yourself in a hypnotic cinematic world, comparable to the surreal vibe of a Jim Jarmusch film.
/// music from afar
Doors: 20h, Start: 21h.
“Devour” marks the fourth full-length record from New York City based artist Margaret Chardiet’s project Pharmakon and the most intense output of her 12 plus years creating industrial noise. Like her previous albums, Devour comes with a strong concept that is exorcised throughout the five demolishing tracks on the album, using imagery and language of self-cannibalism as allegory for the self-destructive nature of humans. Each of the five songs echoes a stage of grief associated with this cyclical chamber of self-destruction and the chaos surrounding us that leads us to devour ourselves in an attempt to balance the agony.
The album was recorded by Ben Greenberg (Uniform) and is the first Pharmakon album recorded live in studio. The A and B sides were each recorded as a continuous take with vocals from start to finish, marking a totally new process for the artist that allows the ferocity and immediacy of her live performance to resonate throughout. Devour also explores new sonic territory, with denser electronics, groovier hooks, and moments of her most unhinged vocal deliveries to date. As one of the premiere vanguards of modern industrial and power electronics, Chardiet continuously pushes the genres and everyone involved in them, and with the release of Devour, she has once again changed the game.
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New album All Or Nothing out on 7th February 2020
The DIY ‘supergroup’ Shopping formed in 2012, respected players on a young, queer, East London scene that counted basement venue Power Lunches (RIP) as its hub. Their sound – kinetic, minimalist dance-punk inspired by the likes of ESG, Gang of Four, Slits and Au Pairs – has won them glowing press from all quarters (NME, Pitchfork, NPR), impressive co-signs (Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker is a fan) and a loyal, cross-continent following accrued over three, acclaimed albums: self-released debut Consumer Complaints , a short-run, DIY-distributed release that sold out in a matter of months and was subsequently reissued by FatCat; Why Choose [2015, FatCat], which saw the band touring the States for the first time; and The Official Body [2018, FatCat] – produced by indie pop legend Edwyn Collins.
Along with cleaner, new production values, their brand new album “All Or Nothing” (out on February 7th, 2020 on FatCat) sees Shopping experiment further with the sonic additions that coloured The Official Body. Jubilantly ‘80s synths and electronic percussion add new textures to their signature minimalist dynamic, flourishes that show up on the accelerating zooms of ‘Follow Me’ and the frenetic, propulsive robotics of ‘For Your Pleasure’. “We introduced both of these sounds on the last album and just decided to be more liberal with them this time,” explains Easter. Aggs – feted for her dexterous, Highlife-inspired fret work – went so far as to down guitars for a number of tracks (‘For Your Pleasure’, ‘Follow Me’, ‘Lies’). “It’s been so fun developing quite a specific guitar style within Shopping, but I think we were all getting a little sick of it to be honest! It felt very stale to just have every song be the same formula so I’m glad we did away with the guitar for a few songs.”