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Readings non-stop ...
2018-05-02
End of April 2018: "100 Years of Beat" with Heiko Hoffmann at Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Our last reading so far has been at the festival "100 Years of Beat" at the crowded audimax @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. This time Karl Bartos focussed on electronic drumming and the questions: what is the nature of music and where does creativity comes from. Heiko Hoffmann, chief editor of Groove Magazin, hosted the talk. Thanks to the overwhelming resonance and the perfect HKW crew: You've made our visit very special.

"Der Klang der Maschine" at the brandnew literature festival LitRuhr in Essen 2017 © Patrick Beerhorst
 


Sold out: Reading with Klaus Fiehe (1Live) at the artheater in Cologne January 2018
 

 
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2018
2018-04-02
Communication Special Edition Box: great design - great value
Congratulations to Lucas Buchholz & Bernd Brink, our longtime collaborators Weissraum Design: For their art work of the Communication Special Edition Box they've received the German Design Award 2018. Thanks to our label Trocadero for realizing it. Available here - visit website below.

And the winner is: Weissraum Design
 
Communication isn't simply just a re-release. It is the reloading of an overlooked electro-pop classic that is arguably more topically relevant today than when it was first released, such was the foresight displayed some thirteen years ago. Most impressively however, is that this re-release comes without any loss of musical power, and Bartos' sense of joy in making the music is still palpable. Fittingly, the audience reactions at his recent shows have mirrored this, having been met with intense enthusiasm.

A further reason why Communication is more than just a re-release is because the album documents and proves that Bartos has created his own musical language ahead of, and independent to, the cultural zeitgeist or anything resembling a fleeting fashion. Even though it was released ten years prior, Communication also connects seamlessly to Bartos' latest and critically acclaimed album, Off The Record (2013). Simply put: Communication is the reintroduction of timeless statement.

Karl Bartos: "It is not the business of music to be fashionable. The meaning of music is to bring people together."


Limited poster "I'm the Message"
 

Boxset includes:

1. 12" Vinylalbum "Communication"
2. exclusive poster "I´m The Message"
3. limited 7" vinylsingle "Life"
4. limited 7" vinylsingle "15 Minutes Of Fame"
5. 3 7" photoprints
6. 1 signed photoprint signed by Karl Bartos
7. Digipak Album CD "Communication"
8. USB Card inkl. all audio formats, 12" Remix by Matthew Herbert, Video, Graphics



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100 JAHRE BEAT - 100 YEARS OF BEAT
2018-03-27
During the US Tour in 1975 - "Autobahn" hits the charts overthere.
Well, it's not 100 years ago, only Kraftwerk playing "Autobahn" 1975 somewhere in the USA recorded by the BBC for the programme "Tomorrow's World". More about the developement of electronic drumming on 27 April during the festival "100 Jahre Beat"/ Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin: Karl Bartos' reading and talk about his autobiography "Der Klang der Maschine". Question: What is the essence of music? Should be interesting to hear.
Host: Heiko Hoffmann / Groove, 7 pm, free admission
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