Exclusive Premiere: Neugeborene Nachtmusik – Two Steps At The Time

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Two parties went down in Berlin less than a month and a week ago. The first event featured live-acts from a compilation released on Enfant Terrible, the second one featured a wide-range of different DJ’s. Former Descent, Sololust, Europ Europ, F O Q L, Neugeborene Nachtmusik, Good Cop / Naughty Cop, and DJ M were on-stage with the first event “A Gathering Of Post-Everything” – taking the name of the compilation “Post-Everything” – spinning it around with Radio Resistencia at The Loft in Berlin. At the same time, Disko Resistencia had the friday night fever and embellished the evening with DJ M., DJ Alacidius, DJ Philipp Strobel (aufnahme + wiedergabe) and DJ Down The Rabbit Hole. Organizers for the events were; Enfant Terrible & xXx Berlin for Disko Resistencia, Enfant Terrible, xXx Berlin and Sentience for “A Gathering Of Post-Everything“.

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When it comes to the compilation, the artists featured on it were Former Descent vs Sololust, Europ Europ, FOQL – on the A-Side of the tape – whilst Neugeborene Nachtmusik and Good Cop / Naughty Cop were featured on the B-Side. This compilation was issued in conjunction with those live-events. According to Martijn who runs the label, the purpose with this release was to have a representation of familiar faces from Enfant, but also with people outside of that circle – to showcase a less cliched approach to the genres which these artists and groups represent. Since it was some time ago that the compilation was released and that the events were closer in time, this is written a bit late because of unfortunate circumstances. That does not make the exclusive track less exclusive. Because this track is even more interesting now than it was when it was first put up. Every time I listen to it, I realize the different complexities that surround it. The sound-scape is really fleeting and so far away, yet so close at all times. You can listen to “Two Steps At The Time” exclusively, by Neugeborene Nachtmusik, down below. If you like what you’re hearing, you can order the tape directly from Enfant Terrible.

Video Premiere: FOQL – Cyril

For the beginning of summer, Niebezpieczne Zwi¹zki (Hazardous Compounds?), will put out their first release – in conjunction with their older project Kolektyw Ebola (The Ebola Collective) which was an underground collective of artists, based out of Poland. Out of the collective idea grows NZLD as a label, but right now runned by two people – RNA2 and FOQL.

As a label and artistic strategy they are focusing on the notion of disinformation. Staying true for a codex based upon different collective projects, gathering under different names – but under all the same name – in a rather morbid celebration of everything in media. Not a celebratory gesture by honoring anything, but as a spreading plague through: “…music, gigs, actions, distractions, words, system breaking, instrument breaking” and “A survival in Lo-Fi. Digitals and analogues. Dangerous Liasons. We deal with machines and humans.“, according to themselves.

Before NZLD as a label they were probably most known for their two releases on the Polish label Oficyna Biedota, namely the split-release with Arkona titled “Computape Split“, or their first release “Nag³y Spacer“ and split tape with Berlin based graphic designer Aga Wilk.  You can view it yourself on their homepage (nzld.pl).

For us whom are intrigued by mystery, it is a pleasant surprise to see them working on their own.  But a surprise it was, when we found out that NZLD is the new shape of what Niebezpieczne Zwi¹zki once was. A birth of something new, a breath of fresh air, which is only the home of two people and not an entire collective anymore. The first release is titled “Hypatia” EP” and it features a member from their collective whose name is FOQL.  She’s been active for three years, putting out songs on labels like Oficyna Biedota, Gooiland Elektro and Weyrd Son Records – with her different egos.

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This first release is a collaboration with the graphic designer and tattoo artist Izabela Dawid Wolf of Skin Yard Zin. She’s created the artwork for this release. It also marks the baby-steps of NZLD as a label, staying true to their notion of a collective – rather making everything their own – than inviting anyone. They’re currently preparing a limited edition cassette for release, but they put out a music-video created by Izabela D. Wolf before release. I managed to get a hold of that music-video and I’m now broadcasting it on my newly created Vimeo-channel. The sound of the track “Cyril” is bizarre with its overlaying power electronics atmosphere and the underlying synth-pop blended with noise. A product of an industrialized nation gone berserk. Even though a lot of what I say is true, a certain sense of beauty can be found between the layers. Which is adequately expressed together with the music-video itself, enhancing that symbolism which was earlier just found in the music. So I give to you the premiere of the music-video to the song “Cyril“, taken directly from the “Hypatia” EP” – to be released very soon. Watch as you please, in HD or SD. You can listen to the song from that release down below, too.