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TaboTago – Sessions 010 – 20220422 Live at Zionskirche Berlin

TaboTago SESSIONS 010

Recorded live on April 22, 2022 in the Zionskirche (Church of Zion), Berlin, Germany

in April 2022 the band TaboTago again was invited to perform at the history-charged place of the Zionskirche (Church of Zion) in Berlin.

In this live performance, which consists of two sets, TaboTago pays tribute to the history-charged place that is the Church of Zion. Among other things, the church gained importance as Dietrich Bonhoeffer was the pastor here. Bonhoeffer was a renowned theologian who was involved in the German resistance against National Socialism.
Shortly before the end of the GDR, the Church of Zion was a center of the opposition.

zionskirche-berlin.de/english


ABOUT TABOTAGO SESSIONS SERIES

TaboTago is all about experimenting, playing and performing electronic music together. A lot of material has been created during live concerts and recording sessions over the past years, still ongoing in the present.
We are making this material available to our audience in a TaboTago Sessions Series. The music presented here was played mostly under live conditions or similar.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy the time listening to our musical diary… or more timely put, to TaboTago’s audio blog!

ABOUT TABOTAGO SESSIONS SERIES

TaboTago is all about experimenting, playing and performing electronic music together. A lot of material has been created during live concerts and recording sessions over the past years, still ongoing in the present.
We are making this material available to our audience in a TaboTago Sessions Series. The music presented here was played mostly under live conditions or similar.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy the time listening to our musical diary… or more timely put, to TaboTago’s audio blog!

DONATIONS ARE MUCH APPRECIATED! 


credits

Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer
Leander Reininghaus – Guitar, Synthesizer, Electronics
Andreas von Garnier – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer

Edit by Bernhard Wöstheinrich and Leander Reininghaus
Mixed and mastered by Markus Reuter

Ornah Mental – Strong and Stable

Exorcising the evil spirits of modern times

Ornah Mental is Dirk Schlömer’s Ethno- Dub, Kraut- and Space – Rock playground, that started out as Dirk’s solo-project in 2001, Bernhard joined in 2018.
Ornah Mental’s now eighth release is another true celebration of organic groove music.

Dirk Schlömer is no stranger to the German music scene. Born in Cologne, he was guitarist in the german band “Ton Steine Scherben“; one of the first and most influential German language rock bands of the 1970s and early 1980s, a musical mouthpiece of a new left movement during that time and in their hometown of West Berlin in particular. Schlömer also worked closely with Rio Reiser, the front man of that same band, but who later started to work as a solo artist. Furthermore Schlömer was the Mastermind of “Das Zeichen“, a german gothic-ethno project, to name just those out of many others bands and projects worth mentioning.

As Schlömer’s story and background suggest, “Strong and Stable” makes a statement about current socio-cultural issues. The title “Strong and Stable” refers to a phrase that former British Prime Minister Theresa May has used almost like an incantation.

The music of “Strong and Stable” is a spoof of modern narratives and the obvious misdirections that come with them, yet it does not picture a bleak dystopia. It’s like travesty by three old white men that makes your hips shake while you laugh out loud at an disturbing situation

Groove is the ground, that gives orientation”
– Dirk Schlömer.

credits:

Recorded & Produced by Dirk Schlömer at AmygdaLand, Berlin Kreuzberg

Composed by Dirk Schlömer, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, Carsten Agthe

Dirk Schlömer : Guitars, Keyboards, Loops, Vocal
Bernhard Wöstheinrich : Keyboards, Laptop, Edit-Worx
Carsten Agthe : Percussion, WaveDrum, Cymbals

Guests:
Leander Reininghaus : Acoustic Guitar on Cara-wahn Part II
Volker Lankow : Treated Percussion on Bali Bernhard & Synapsis Lux

Cover Art by Burkhard Girke
Excerpts from ‘…Burning’ , ‘After the Rain’ and ‘Red Vine’
Sleeve Design by Martina Grünewald
Mastering: Eroc

Wöstheinrich, Spahn & Lankow – Materiaal 055︱The Wedding Sessions 20220129

Materiaal Series, Vol. 055

Free Download only for a limited time!

Recording of the third session together with artist Wolfgang Spahn and his large, self-built modular system in Wolfgang’s studio in the Gerichtshöfe, January 29, 2022; Wedding district in Berlin.

This release is themed op-art, as Christine Kriegerowski has contributed her takes on Vasarely’s “Reech”.

Wolfgang Spahn is an Austrian-German visual artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive installations and performances of light & sound. His art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focuses on both their contradiction and their correlation. That’s why he is also specialized in re-appropriated and re-purposed electronic technologies.

For his creations he explores the abilities of hardware, constantly pushing its limitations in order to make it serve his artistic concept. Recently he developed analogue synthesizers as well as analogue computers and analog neuron networks and uses them to create abstract light-and-sound-sculptures.

wolfgang-spahn.de

credits

Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Keyboards and virtual synthesizers, Live-Sequencing
Wolfgang Spahn: self-built analog synthesizers and neuron networks
Volker Lankow: drones and samples

Mastering: Markus Reuter

Artwork: Christine Kriegerowski (kriegerowski.org)

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