Mittwoch, 4. März 2015

remix: Alex Ketzer - Marianne Brandt

Noorden head Alex Ketzer has a new album out on (i guess you guess) Noorden including ten far out electronic cuts from himself next to 6 remixes by Thome Thomp, Mary LA, Bool, Space Afrika,Scherbe and (yes) me.

It's out on Compact Disc, Tape & Digital, it's highly recommended listen and you better get yourself a copy at Bandcamp or Decks (CD / Tape).


Have a good one!

Mark



Samstag, 28. Februar 2015

album: MTDD - Bernau 4

Back in (yet frosty) autumn 2012 Matt and the family came visiting Berlin for a weekend and that's also how we met first (like non-internet-wise oldschoolish shaking hands and that).


What we did then was giving the guys a tour through the city, experiencing a fair bit of the city's history, having a great time together (i remember us been hanging out pretty much all the time) and next to that, taking some photos & (now it comes) doing field-recordings.

A lot of the recordings were taken round The Reconciliation Church and the same area around Bernauer Straße (you now guess how we came up with the concept better described elsewhere than i might do here).
Especially Daisy (Matt & Sally's gorgeous little daughter - well okay, she grew a fair bit since that) took a lot of them & was pretty blown away by all the impressions. 
Matt then shared the recordings with me right after they went back to the UK. 

A few days after they left i played a liveact at the Brunnen70 (the coincidence wants it, that this club is located very close to where these recordings were taken and the whole story took place), still being massively inspired by all we experienced together (you see your city with much different eyes when you're on the road with people from elsewhere and especially with children).

So i had all these recordings with me for the liveact (especially enjoyable were the bells and all the vocal bits & bobs) and didn't yet know where this might end and so i just worked them the way i always approach my stuff (randomly and somehow led by my inner compass). 
I still remember the setup which was just the Octatrack and the DSI Evolver (for filtering purposes) plus the usual one or two effects. The whole thing was then just fully improvised at the opening of the night (starting by about zero) and recorded straight into another field-recorder.

The other day at home i re-listened and started cutting the best parts (from about one hour of recordings we kept about 41 minutes which is a fair deal i think).
I sent this over to Matt then and he soon decided this to be a Greta Cottage Woodpile release (another coincidence wants it he only told me about the Woodpile project getting started when they visited Berlin just a week and another back with Franklin taking care of the first release).

So that's about the story, a bit random, very lovely and a weekend i'll remember in decades.
Love goes out the whole Greta family and all with us!

Mark



The album is available at the Greta Cottage Bandcamp
deejay.de & Juno & also digitally & it's fully streamable at Inverted Audio.



Dienstag, 3. Februar 2015

a recording: Marx at Griessmühle

It's been a damn long while since i last posted/uploaded/whatever something that i played somewhere but as time goes by this is how i sound nowadays:






Bookings are welcome, just contact themarxtrukker at web de and
my alter ego will get back to you for details.

Cheers!
Mark

PS: we also got a little video

Montag, 19. Januar 2015

saturday: Mother's Finest presents Greta Cottage Workshop

On saturday 24th Mother's Finest will host a Greta Cottage Workshop floor at Berlin based Griessmühle.
Next to the one and Onlyz & Winkles straight from Torquay, false frenchman Arnaldo & mighty mysterious Mudkid there's also me playing some music!


Find all details and that at:
Resident Advisor

See you saturday!

Mark

Mittwoch, 7. Januar 2015

a remix to kick off 2015 somehow.

Happy new year and all that jazz first.
Here is a remix for Daniel Ruane that i've been working on last autumn, quite happy with it & so i hope you are.



Check out the whole album at The Silent Howl's Bandcamp.

thesilenthowl.bandcamp.com/arrhythmia

Have a good week peeps!

Mark

Freitag, 19. Dezember 2014

out now: Couldn't See Too Clear For Edges

My debut album 'Couldn't See Too Clear For Edges' on Pluie/Noir is finally out now and available at
Phonica Records,
Juno Records,
Kristina Records,
Decks,
Deejay,
Project London Distribution &
Technique.

What you see down here is the special edition which is available at Bandcamp.



I'm so glad this actually came true -
thanks Bruno, Jav, all the early supporters & everyone involved !

Mark

Donnerstag, 18. Dezember 2014

out now: Ferro#02

And that is only half of the good news.
Get your copy of the next part in the Ferro series at Bandcamp or Decks !

Nearly one year after first announcement and following several delays and other little problems my album on Pluie/Noir is finally shipping out to the shops tomorrow (Bandcamp orders shall follow shortly)!
There are still some of copies of the collector's edition left, so hurry up.


Believe me or not, i'm happy as fuck.

Mark