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“They have retired” @ Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt

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“They have retired” is part of this year’s shortfilm section of the LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International, a festival showcasing an excellent and diverse program on the big screen. Our clip will be screened at 10pm on Friday, March 20 in the very nice Cantate-Saal, a special location for the screenings of all shorts in 2015.

Unfortunately neither me nor Bertram Ritter will attend the screening for the interview after the end of the program – quite a pity as it would have been interesting to have a talk about what is really going on in our latest work. But of course we’re both happy to be a part of the selection of this festival.

Watch the trailer for the shortfilm program 2015:

Atom™ @ saasfee pavillon

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Uwe Schmidt, the man with the uncounted number of aliases (Atom™, Atom Heart, Señor Coconut, Lassigue Bendthaus, Lisa Carbon, Erik Satin and my personal favorite The Roger Tubesound Ensemble – just to mention a very few) recently played once again in his hometown Frankfurt at the saasfee pavillon to introduce his latest release “HD”.

Atom™ already performed as a “pre-opening” act at November 11 2008at the same place, and as I have documentated both events, here are some very very short cuts of both shows.

Atom™ live @ saasfee pavillon Frankfurt November 29 2013

Atom™ live @ saasfee pavillon November 11 2008

Sculpture

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Ok, this entry is considerably overdue: it was during research for the first Desert Dust Cinema film festival in Lobo/Texas (2011) that I first watched the “Demonstration Reel” by Sculpture – an “opto-musical agglomerate”, as they call themselves. Londoners Dan Hayhurst and Reuben Sutherland mix do-it-yourself techno with animated collages, experimenting with psychedelic picture discs, reel to reel tape recorders, samplers, Effectron & Walkman and comic strips – as someone said: “a charmingly surreal and hypnotic cut & paste show”.

A perfect combination of contemporary media, clearly inspired by sounds and visions of the past. These clips show only the tip of the iceberg – go to see the live shows and take a first row seat if Sculpture are around.

In december 2011 Sculpture took their portable laboratory to the saasfee pavillon in Frankfurt, here’s a short clip with live recorded sound that in no way can sum up the flickery, dreamy, chaotic, hypnotical, hyperactive, charming and magic show.

All releases are great, but try to find the 12″ picture vinyls on the Dekorder label with the zoetropic images for having your own little Sculpture show at home (sold out at Dekorder, but try Discogs).

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SST – Studio documentation

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Stepping inside the main rooms of the SST company in Frankfurt feels like a journey through time into the past, as not too much of the 1960s interior has changed since the studio openend its doors in 1969. In this beautiful and comfortable ambience, most recent and long-time proven technology are used together to provide a state-of-the-art vinylcut – the fundamental part of the phonograph disk production process.

For the Playroutine crew, filming this aesthetically very appealing working space was quite a pleasure. At SST, the presence of customers during cutting of teir music on the masterdisc is possible and welcome – if you’re in the Frankfurt area, this is something you don’t want to miss.