Samstag, 1. August 2015

out now: Ferro #03

Mount Wishmore does cowbell!

Released as part of the latest tape compilation on Ferro Tape Records.

Get your copy at ferrotapes.bandcamp.com/ferro#03



Have a good weekend!

Mark

Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2015

making music / playing live.

I have to admit that i'm not entirely sure if the current year has been too productive for me yet.
Of course music is nothing that can be related to in terms of quantity and it's probably because i was simply too used to be quite a workaholic but all together it felt like i tended to make smaller steps than in previous years.

On the other hand my very own filter worked much narrower which might be an explanation for this.
And how things turned out it allowed me to evaluate what i had done in the last years a lot more focused and now might actually be the very first time in years that i have an overview (which is quite nice).

With all that in mind i started to play around with some ideas for a new liveact a few weeks back which led me into more barriers than i actually enjoyed to have.
Being honest to myself i realized that the computer (which was the tool i intended to use) is just not suitable for what i have in mind for a liveact at the moment.
Though the improvisational factor that i'm aiming for can be very high when using a computer but the crux for me was and still is that the possibilities are simply too endless.
That might sound weird but for me a limitation that can be used to the max is actually much worthier than no limitation with no theoretical maximum.

I may be an exception here (or may not) but i always liked to use a tool as is and not as could be.

Essentially my liveact will be keep on being a stripped-down hardware setup with an even more strengthened focus on improvisation and simply the joy of playing live.

Having said that i'm open for ideas of any kind to present the two of my new EPs starting with the 'Among Climetree Harbors' Ep on Noorden in a few weeks.

You can find a press kit and/or contact me via the contact button above.

Mark


Dienstag, 7. Juli 2015

CMYKast #016

The friendly guys from CMYKollektiv asked me for a podcast a few months back and i happily provided one.
The selection is now online at their soundcloud, if you're looking for any track ids don't hesitate to ask me :)
There is also an interview included which you can read below the mix on soundcloud.



Hope you're enjoying this and hope you to have a nice week!

Mark

Samstag, 4. Juli 2015

test pressing.



My next E.P called 'Among Climetree Harbors' will be released on Noorden in late august 2015.

Find some more details at discogs:

discogs.com/Marx-Trukker-Among-Climetree-Harbors

Have a great summer weekend!

Mark

Mittwoch, 24. Juni 2015

from june 26 to june 28: Hör-Spuren / Audio-Traces

Hör-Spuren / Audio-Traces is an audio tour guiding you through the history-charged area of the Ernst-Thälmann-Park in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.

The tour was created, curated and realized by Lisa Albrecht and is now available to the public for the first time as part of the B_tours international festival of urban tours.

The festival takes place on the coming weekend from june 26 to june 28 2015.

You can find all details, tour dates and can book tickets here: b-tour.org/hör-spuren--audio-traces




I contributed a short piece of music to the tour and was happily allowed to take a first walk today.

So whoever is in Berlin that very weekend and enjoys herhimself a bit of urban history is invited to participate.

Cheers!
Mark


Sonntag, 7. Juni 2015