• mesolithische literatur

    Nov 3 2011, 10h31

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    http://www.northerntrb.net/index.html

    Fredrik Hallgren

    Identity in Practice
    Local, regional and pan-regional aspects of the Northern Funnel Beaker Culture

    In my dissertation (Hallgren 2008) I discuss the introduction of cultural practices such as cultivation, cattle herding, pottery craft and specific lithic traditions in the region around the Baltic Sea during the Stone Age. The main focus is on the Early Neolithic (4000-3300 cal. BC according to the Scandinavian Chronology) Funnel Beaker Culture of the Mälardalen and Bergslagen region in eastern Central Sweden. Archaeological material from neighbouring parts of Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad, northern Poland and northern Germany are also included in the discussion. The thesis does not attempt to explain why practices like agriculture and ceramic production were introduced, rather it discusses when and how this took place.

    To get a perspective on the introduction of pottery technology in Mälardalen and Bergslagen around 4000 cal. BC., the thesis starts with an overview of the first appearance of ceramics around the Baltic Sea. It is shown that pottery was introduced along the eastern shores of the Baltic more than 1000 years before people began to practice the craft of pottery in Central Sweden. The larger part of the thesis is devoted to the Early Neolithic Funnel Beaker Culture (abbreviated TRB) of Mälardalen and Bergslagen. The archaeological material from the region is discussed as remains of activities like living, crafting, cultivating, herding – cultural practices that were created through performance and participation. It is argued that participation in these activities shaped aspects of the participants' identity. The last part of the thesis discusses the northern border of the Funnel Beaker Culture. The northern limits of the distribution of TRB materials have often been explained with reference to ecological conditions, whereas here it is argued that the northern border of the Funnel Beaker Culture was determined by the extent of late Mesolithic social networks.

    Publications

    Monographs
    Hallgren, F. 2008. Identitet i praktik. Lokala, regionala och överregionala sociala sammanhang inom nordlig trattbägarkultur. Coast to Coast-books 17. Doktorsavhandling i arkeologi, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala.

    Articles
    Hallgren, F. in press. Early pottery among hunter-horticulturalists and hunter-gatherers in central Fenno-Scandinavia. I: Gheorghiu, D. (red.). Clay cultures, Wood cultures and Ceramic traditions: Early Neolithic and Late Mesolithic Pottery in Europe. Cambridge Scholars Press Ltd, Cambridge.

    Hallgren, F. in press. The early TRB of Mälardalen, eastern Central Sweden. I: Terberger, T. (red.). Early Pottery in the Baltic. Berichte der Römisch-Germanische Kommission. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein.

    Hallgren, F. in press. Foreign in origin and local in pattern - Mesolithic pottery around the Baltic Sea. I: Meso 2005, Oxbow books, Oxford.

    Hallgren, F. in press. 'Tiny islands in a far sea'. I: Jordan, P. & Zvelebil, M. (red.). Origins of Ceramics and Hunter Gatherers of Northern Eurasia. UCL Press, London.

    Hallgren, F. & Sundström, L. 2008. Tidigneolitisk trattbägarkultur i Uppland. I: Hjärtner-Holdar, E., Ranheden, H. & Seiler, A. (red.). Land och samhälle i förändring. Uppländska bygder i ett långtidsperspektiv. Volym 4, Arkeologi i Uppland, studier. Riksantikvarieämbetet, Uppsala.

    Hallgren, F. 2005. Kommentar till Marianne Skandfer: ”Fra eldre til yngre steinalder?...” Primitive tider 8, Oslo.

    Hallgren, F. 2004. The introduction of ceramic technology around the Baltic Sea in the 6th millennium. I: Knutsson, H. (red.). Coast to coast - landing. Uppsala. References (both open in new windows)

    Hallgren, F. 2003. My place or yours?. I: Larsson, L., Kindgren, H., Knutsson, K., Loeffler, D. & Åkerlund, A (red.). Mesolithic on the move. Oxbow books, Oxford.

    Hallgren, F. 2000. Lineage identity and pottery design. I: Olausson, D. & Vandkilde, H. (red). Form, function, context. Lund.

    Hallgren, F. 2000. Lämningar från stridsyxekulturen på Fågelbacken, Hubbo sn, Västmanland. Tor 30.

    Knutsson, K., Lindgren, C., Hallgren, F. & Björk, N. 1999. The mesolithic in Eastern Central Sweden. I: Boaz, J. (red). The Mesolithic of Central Scandinavia. (Universitetets Oldsaksamlings Skrifter, Ny rekke, Nr. 22). Oslo.

    Hallgren, F. 1998. Etnicitet under stenåldern i Mellansverige och södra Norrland. I: Johnsen, B. & Welinder, S. (red). Etnicitet eller kultur. Östersund.

    Hallgren, F., Djerw, U., af Geijerstam, M., & Steineke, M. 1997. Skogsmossen, an Early Neolithic settlement site, and sacrificial fen, in the northern borderland of the Funnel-beaker Culture. Tor 29.

    Hallgren, F. & Possnert, G. 1997. Pottery design and time. The pottery from TRB site Skogsmossen, in view of AMS-datings of organic remains on potsherds. Tor 29.

    Hallgren, F. 1997. The battle-axe culture of Northern Middle Sweden. I: Siemens, P (red). Early Corded Ware Culture. The A-horizon - Fact or Fiction. (Arkaeologiske Rapporter nr 2, 1997 fra Esbjergs Museum). Esbjerg.

    Hallgren, F. 1996. Sociala territorier och exogamirelationer i senmesolitisk tid: En diskussion utifrån boplatsen Pärlängsberget, Södermanland. Tor 28.

    Hallgren, F. 1996. Etnisk dualism under mellanneolitikum. I: Bratt, P. (red). 1996. Stenålder i Stockholms län. Stockholms läns museum.

    Hallgren, F. 1996. En mellanneolitisk skalle från Hälsingland. Fjölnir, årgång 15, häfte 1.

    Hallgren, F. 1995. Fågelbackens sociala och ekonomiska kontext under tidigneolitikum. I:
    Apel, J. E., Bäckström, Y., Hallgren, F., Knutsson, K., Lekberg, P., Olsson, E., Steineke, M. & Sundström, L. 1995. Fågelbacken och trattbägarsamhället. Samhällsorganisation och rituella samlingsplatser vid övergången till en bofast tillvaro i Östra Mellansverige. Tor 27.Mit Marcus Beck, Stefanie Beckert, Sven Feldmann und Brigitte Kaulich (†), Das Spätpaläolithikum und Mesolithikum in Franken und der Oberpfalz. Berichte der bayerischen Bodendenkmalpflege 50, 2009, 269-291.

    Lithics as part of human subsistance and mobility - An example from the Mesolithic of Southern Germany. In: C.-J. Kind (Ed.), After the Ice-Age - Settlement, subsistence and social development in the Mesolithic of Central Europe. Materialhefte zur Archäologie in Baden-Württemberg 78 (Stuttgart 2006) 189-200.

    Rezension in European Journal of Archaeology 9, 2006, 143-146: Bärbel Auffermann/Jörg Orschiedt: Die Neandertaler - Auf dem Weg zum modernen Menschen (2006) 160 S.; Erella Hovers/Steven L. Kuhn (Eds.): Transitions before the transition - Evolution and stability in the Middle Palaeolithic and Middle Stone Age (2006) 332p.

    Kapitel über: Alt- und Mittelsteinzeit - Ensdorf: Mesolithische Station "Steinbergwand". In: S. Codreanu-Windauer/ U. Kirpal/ G. Raßhofer (Hrsg.), Amberg und das Land an Naab und Vils. Führer zu archäologischen Denkmälern in Deutschland 43 (Stuttgart 2004) 31-36, 117-119.

    mit Günter Bartholomé/ Carmen Liebermann/ Simon Schölch/ Brigitta Türk, Das Mesolithikum von Kleinlieskow in der Niederlausitz - Anmerkungen zur Entstehung steinzeitlicher Fundstellen in Flugsanddecken. Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 32, 2002, 327-344.

    Archäologie einer Düne im Baruther Urstromtal bei Groß Lieskow, Stadt Cottbus. Veröffentlichungen des Brandenburgischen Landesmuseums für Ur- und Frühgeschichte 33, 1999 (2002) 7-49.

    mit Martin Street/ Michael Baales/ Erwin Cziesla/ Sönke Hartz/ Martin Heinen/ Olaf Jöris/ Ingrid Koch/ Thomas Terberger/ Jürgen Vollbrecht, Final Paleolithic and Mesolithic research in reunified Germany. Journal of World Prehistory 15, 2001, 365-453.http://www.springerlink.com/content/7uwn7e8h7u3g8khh/fulltext.pdf

    mit Frank Baum: Ein Steinartefakt vom Belchen - Neues zum Mesolithikum im Hochschwarzwald. Archäologische Nachrichten aus Baden 64, 2001, 3-8.

    Rezension zu: Michael Jochim, A hunter-gatherer landscape - South-West Germany in the Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic (1998). European Journal of Archaeology 4, 2001, 144-145.

    mit Christof Krauskopf, Aufwehung, Umbildung, Zerstörung - Zur Entwicklung der Dünen im Baruther Urstromtal zwischen Cottbus und Forst. Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 29, 1999, 289-298.

    Silexverarbeitung am Rohmaterialvorkommen im Mittelpleistozän - Ergebnisse einer Rettungsgrabung in Zwochau (Lkr. Delitzsch). Arbeits- und Forschungsberichte zur sächsischen Bodendenkmalpflege 38, 1996, 13-55.

    Rohknolle, Vollkern oder Abschlag? Strategien der Rohmaterialnutzung im Mittelpaläolithikum von Zwochau (Leipziger Tieflandsbucht). Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 26, 1996, 1-12.

    Altensteig und Ettlingen: Mesolithische Fundplätze am Rand des Nordschwarzwalds. Fundberichte aus Baden-Württemberg 19/1, 1994, 99-174.

    http://www.denkstroeme.de/pdf/denkstroeme-heft6_137-167_stock

    http://sundoc.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/diss-online/03/07H057/t7.pdf
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  • rodus: It's 'More Natural' Not Having a Release Date Posted on Dec 21st 2010 11:00AM…

    Jan 31 2011, 7h38

    Frodus: It's 'More Natural' Not Having a Release Date
    Posted on Dec 21st 2010 11:00AM by Matt Debenedictis 1 Comments
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    When word rang out that the noise machine of Frodus would be releasing new material -- as founders Shelby Cinca and Jason Hamacher regrouped from 10 years of inactivity -- all conversations turned to asking when to expect what was being recorded with Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson. No release date was announced, however. One day, 'Soundlab One' was unleashed without warning. Cinca told Noisecreep that it was not only the plan, but it might be the way more bands should approach album releases.

    "I never understood in the digital age the whole thing of sending press people the stuff earlier, and then it leaks anyway and it's on Rapidshare and Mediafire and all these different sites. Because if people want to hear it, they'll find the press copy," the guitarist admitted, explaining the band's method. "[No release date] makes more sense in the way people consume music than staggering it for the elite few that get to hear it, and the masses have to wait. It seemed more natural in the way people want to consume information -- everything is there all at once."

    You can't really argue with that logic when most people will download an album -- legally or illegally -- rather than take a five-minute drive to their local record shop. Cinca is far from alone in thinking this an old model. He cites Jack White's band the Raconteurs as an example of a big label band that took the same approach, releasing their last album without the knowledge of the press to push it.

    "I don't know how we could have hyped it, honesty; send it to Alternative Press and try to get them to write about it and do features? I mean they're going to write about it anyway if they like it or not, whether it's before it comes out or the day it comes out."

    To get the single out in a way that involved fewer hands in their and the fans' pockets, Cinca opted to set everything up with Bandcamp, a site he's used for his electronica side project Triobelisk and data punk outfit Frantic Mantis. The 'Soundlab' site boasts that "no multi-national corporations will receive any percentage."

    "I like that it gives a way for the artist to release the music and have this great user experience opposed to all these other sites that are out there," said Cinca. "And it helps smaller labels. It makes the most sense I think."

    This looks like many more of these smaller releases are on the way as CInca explains that the 'Soundlab' idea is to explore experimentations with different musicians. "The second 'Soundlab' could be with members of Norma Jean or ex-members of Refused or something. It's just our friends from being a band, that's kind of the idea."

    He continued, "For me I'd almost like for it to be separated from Frodus, like the Frodus Soundlab as its own thing. I always like doing new stuff so I'd like to have enough songs to do newer songs and some of the older ones and kind of progress."

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  • GOLDEN ANTENNA RECORDS NEWS JANUARY

    Jan 18 2011, 9h19

    GOLDEN ANTENNA RECORDS NEWS

    1. TEPHRA
    2. DIE! DIE! DIE!
    3. MASERATI
    4. IRA / KERRETTA / DATURAH
    5. TOURDATES

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    TEPHRA

    This Wednesday we will start taking preorders for the new stunning full-length by TEPHRA entitled "Tempel“. This will be available on 18th February on CD and limited LP. It will already be digital available from 4th February on our Bandcamp site, iTunes or any other platform.

    Order page: www.goldenantenna.com/stream/tephra

    The first 100 orders will receive LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL !!! There will also be a limited t-shirt available. It will be just available with the PREORDER and only through GOLDEN ANTENNA!
    You can win one of the LP Box set. All you have to do is sign up for the Golden Antenna newsletter on our website and cross your fingers! The lucky winner will be announced through our website on 18th February.

    VINYL PRESSING INFO:

    500 copies total
    375 black vinyl
    100 orange vinyl
    25 orange vinyl comes in Box Tour Edition

    [please DO NOT ASK for the box set, it`s really only available at the shows]

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    DIE! DIE! DIE!

    Hell yeah. Another stranded band from New Zealand finding it`s home in the bay of Golden Antenna Records. DIE! DIE! DIE! from Auckland. Produced and recorded by Nick Roughan (The Skeptics), FORM is Die! Die! Die! like you have never heard. It is the album they always wanted to write, and the one you knew they would. It calls upon all the parts, plus more, that makes this band so exciting but never allows you to stop and put your finger on one. Is it noise pop? Post punk? Shoe gaze? Noise/ post/ gaze/pop?

    Remember the first time you saw a band that blew your mind right open? Die! Die! Die! is all about doing that: a sense of danger, hunger and heat - qualities that so many current groups guilelessly miss.- The Guardian.
    It’s all squeals and yelps, tornado riffs and frantic battered drums – and if that’s not enough for you, it’s emotional, danceable and catchy to boot. – NME

    We are more than happy to announce that we will re-release "FORM" on 1st April on CD/ Limited LP / Digital. It was originally released last year in New Zealand by famous Flying Nun Records.
    The band will embark on a five weeks tour in April and May conquering Europe from North to South!

    We will have a full stream of this record available soon.

    www.diediedieband.com
    www.myspace.com/diediedienz

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    MASERATI

    Due to the overwhelming response, there will be a repress of the Maserati "Pyramid Of The Sun" LP right in time for their europen tour. 300 copies, white vinyl. The rest will be the same amazing packaging that you seem to love as much as we do. We hope to see you at one the shows of their european tour in March. This is maybe the last chance you get to see this band live.

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    IRA / KERRETTA / DATURAH

    IRA are nearly done tracking done their new record which will be a mini-album with four songs.
    KERRETTA will record their new record soon, so we think it will be out in fall this year.
    DATURAH are taking a break from playing live in order to focus on new songs. We hope they`ll have a new record out this year, too. Keep your fingers crossed!

    More news on all of this when they roll in.

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    TOURDATES

    IRA
    11.03.11 DE – Lörrach, Altes Wasserwerk (headlining show)
    12.03.11 DE – Balingen, The Bar w/ Pigeon Toe
    23.04.11 DE – Balingen, Festival
    17.09.11 DE – Weingarten, U&D w/ Monochrome, The Serpentines

    MASERATI
    [presented by Visions, Eclipsed, Slam & Music Scan]
    03.03.11 DE-Berlin, Lido *
    04.03.11 DE-Würzburg, Cairo *
    05.03.11 DE-Leipzig, Zoro *
    06.03.11 RU-Moscow, 16 Tons Club
    07.03.11 DE-Dresden, AZ Conni
    08.03.11 CZ-Prag, 007 *
    09.03.11 DE-München, Kafe Kult *
    10.03.11 IT-Milano, Magnolia
    11.03.11 F-Lyon, Sonic
    12.03.11 F-Paris, Le Batofar
    13.03.11 DE-Freiburg, White Rabbit
    14.03.11 LUX-Luxembourg, Exit07
    15.03.11 NL-Den Bosch, W2
    16.03.11 DE-Hamburg, Hafenklang *
    17.03.11 DE-Bochum, Bahnhof Langendreer *
    18.03.11 DE-Esslingen, Komma *
    19.03.11 DE-Braunschweig, Nexus *
    20.03.11 GR-Athens, Gagarin 205
    22.03.11 NOR-Oslo, Kampen Bistro
    23.03.11 SWE-Stockholm, Fritz’s Corner

    * w/ Günter Schickert & Frauke Helwes

    TEPHRA
    [presented by Allschools, Music Scan, Ox, Triggerfish]
    20.02.11 A-Wien, Arena w/ Blacktush/ Howl
    21.02.11 GER-München, Feierwerk
    24.02.11 GER-Bremen, MS Treue
    25.02.11 GER-Berlin, Cassiopeia w/ Abrakadabra
    02.03.11 GER-Hamburg, Hafenklang w/ Abrakadabra
    05.03.11 GER-Münster, Sputnik Cafe
    11.03.11 GER-Köln, MTC w/ Truckfighters

    ...more tourdates coming soon...

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    GOLDEN 008: Ira - Visions of a landscape CD/ 2xLP/ Digital
    GOLDEN 009: Kerretta - Vilayer CD/ LP
    GOLDEN 010: My Education - Sunrise CD
    GOLDEN 011: Del Rey - Immemorial CD/ LP/ Digital
    GOLDEN 012: Maserati - Pyramid Of The Sun CD/ LP (Out NOW!!!)
    GOLDEN 013: Tephra - Tempel CD/ LP/ Digital (Out 14th February!)
    GOLDEN 014: Die! Die! Die! - Form CD/ LP / Digital (Out 1st April!)

    R.I.P. Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs (1974-2009)
    You will never be forgotten!
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  • GOLDEN ANTENNA RECORDS NEWS

    Set 1 2010, 7h04

    GOLDEN ANTENNA RECORDS NEWS

    1. DEL REY - Immemorial
    2. MASERATI - Pyramid Of The Sun
    3. DISTRIBUTION: FRANCE & USA
    4. NEW WEBSITE
    5. VIMEO & BANDCAMP
    8. TOURDATES

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    DEL REY

    People, it`s ready. Chicago post-rockers Del Rey return with "Immemorial", their 4th full-length and most ambitious offering to date. The album builds on the cosmic soundscapes and epic odysseys of their previous work, but here the group has channeled their energy into a more evocative, melodic sound, heightening the tension and release that the songs deliver. Make no mistake - the music is heavy, man - but in a clean, angular, and cinematic style that has been honed to perfection.

    In addition, the band been reinvigorated by the addition of Jason Ward, who runs "Chicago Mastering Service" along with Shellac's Bob Weston, and is a veteran live sound engineer who has worked with Dirty Three, Cat Power, The Shins, and Superchunk among others. Jason Ward has recorded all of their releases, and now he brings those extra studio touches to the stage and the songwriting.

    On 1st October the waiting has come to an end. The LP version is limited to 300 copies. 200 black, 100 white copies. 450gr thick gatefold sleeve. All on 180gr. vinyl. Download code attached for your iPod pleasure. You can go to our online shop and preorder that thing on CD and LP! Preorders are now welcomed!

    If you subscribe to our newsletter on our website (if you already did, please do it again), we will send you a link to a site where you can stream the whole record! How does that sound?

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    MASERATI

    The sudden, tragic and unexpected passing of drummer Jerry Fuchs not only forever changed the lives of those that knew and loved him (a number that stretches into the tens of thousands by all accounts), but it immediately halted progress on a new Maserati album for which they had already begun recording. As one of Fuchs' final recordings, the band labored over its completion for the better part of a year. Afforded the utmost care and attention to detail, "Pyramid of the Sun" stands firmly as a celebration of Fuchs' legacy, and a testament to the ever-increasing brilliance of Maserati.

    Recorded throughout 2009 and 2010, "Pyramid of the Sun" is the most dynamic, melodic and tuneful Maserati album of the band's decade-long career. Retaining the trademark driving momentum that makes the band's live shows so euphoric, "Pyramid of the sun" explores the lighter and darker sides of their sound, anchored by more melodic and varied song structures. In other words, you'll now bob your head, tap your feet and involuntarily find the tunes lodged in your brain.

    We are more honored than anyone can imagine to release this beauty of a record! Release date is 12th November. We will have CDs and a kick-ass looking LP. Probably the coolest thing we did so far.
    More amazing news are in the works!
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    DISTRIBUTION

    From 1st September on, people in France can buy all of our releases from Amazon France! How cool is that? Selected titles (meaning Airpeople, Ira) are also available in the USA from Amazon US.

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    NEW WEBSITE

    Finally: we are working on a new, better version of our website. Our friend Christian from GoYippi is working on this right now and we are curious for the final result.

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    BANDCAMP & VIMEO

    Our releases will be digitally available from our Bandcamp website from now on. You can purchase the new DEL REY record soon. All you need is a Paypal Account and you are set. In the meantime, you can watch some cool clips from our bands on our own Vimeo Channel. There aren`t many videos yet, but they are way more to come. Check that out and follow us!

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    TOURDATES

    AIRPEOPLE
    15.10. Darmstadt, Oettinger Villa
    16.10. Moers, Röhre
    17.10. Hamburg, Hafenklang
    18.10. Karlsruhe, Jubez
    21.10. Köln/,Tsunami
    22.10. Berlin, Schokoladen
    23.10. Braunschweig, Nexus

    DATURAH
    24.09. Frankfurt, Sinkkasen w/ Velveteen

    IRA
    25.09. Stuttgart, Juha w/ This Will Destroy You


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  • Golden Antenna Discography

    Set 1 2010, 6h56

    GOLDEN 001: Maserati - Inventions for the new season CD/ 2xLP/ Digital
    Maserati
    GOLDEN 002: Daturah - Reverie CD/ 2xLP/ DIgital
    Daturah
    GOLDEN 003: A.Armada - Anam cara CD/ LP/ Digital
    A.Armada
    GOLDEN 004: Maserati - Language of cities 2xLP
    Maserati
    GOLDEN 005: From Monument To Masses - Beyond God & Elvis MCD/ 7"
    From Monument To Masses
    GOLDEN 006: From Monument To Masses - On Little Known Frequencies CD/ 2xLP/ Digital
    From Monument To Masses
    GOLDEN 007: Airpeople - The Golden City CD/ LP/ Digital
    Airpeople
    GOLDEN 008: Ira - Visions of a landscape CD/ 2xLP/ Digital
    IRA
    GOLDEN 009: Kerretta - Vilayer CD/ LP/ Digital
    Kerretta
    GOLDEN 010: My Education - Sunrise CD (OUT NOW!)
    My Education
    GOLDEN 011: Del Rey - Immemorial CD/ LP/ Digital (Out 1st October)
    Del Rey
    GOLDEN 012: Maserati - Pyramid Of The Sun CD/ LP (Out 12th November)
    Maserati

    R.I.P. Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs (1974-2009)
    You will never be forgotten!
  • Turing Machine Interview

    Ago 30 2010, 8h28

    Turing Machine Interview

    These former members of Pitchblende and Vineland have recently released perhaps the best debut album I have heard from any band. Anyone who plays drums should make it a priority to listen to "A New Machine For Living" as Gerard Fuchs (later a drummer for !!!andMaserati unfortunatly died of an accident) drumming is totally amazing. I was lucky enough to chance upon this band, so make sure you don't miss out especially if you are a Slint / Tortoise fan. Read on to find out more about the band then visit their site and download some clips. You won't regret it!

    Official website: www.jadetree.com
    Turing Machine are: Justin Chearno, Gerard Fuchs, Scott Desimon.


    Describe your music

    Justin: Beat oriented instrumental rock. Not in any way shape or form "math rock" we are much more interested in "groove" and arrangement, rather than playing in crazy times just for the sake of showing off. In many ways our songs are like dance music performed by a rock band.


    How does your music make you feel?

    Justin: I'm really proud of this band. I can't describe the feeling that I get from performing, there's the old rock cliche of how "free" it makes you feel, which is true, but it's even more than that. I seldom "listen" to our music outside of practice or performance, but when I've heard it I was at least satisfied with how it sounded.


    What made you pick up your instrument?

    Justin: I saw The Clash on tv in 1982 and I was totally blown away by their energy. I really thought to myself, "I want to do that". The thing that made me stick with it was that I finally had a "thing" that I did, something that almost defined me as a 12 year old -- the kid that plays the guitar. Of course, I was still just a geeky loser, but I was a geeky loser that PLAYED THE GUITAR.


    What was the first proper song you learnt to play on your instrument and was there any point when you were learning that you wanted to give up?

    Justin: The first song I learned all the way through was "hungry like the wolf" by duran duran, really. Naw, I never, ever, wanted to give up. I really love playing. It's the only "project" per se that I've ever really followed through on. I was the kind of kid that bought model planes and got bored with them before I had completed them... etc. It's almost amazing that I found the concentration and resolve to learn an instrument...


    Who or what music has been most influential in your sound?

    Justin: I can only speak from my perspective, but there have been too many things to mention. I guess the 4 biggest have been Sonic Youth, Naked Raygun, This Heat and David Grubbs. Remember that's over 18 years of guitar playing. Those are the sort of people or groups that made me aware of playing in a certain way, or more importantly influenced me to find my own style through their inspiration....


    Where would you like to see yourselves and your music heading in the next few years?

    Justin: I just want to keep playing and developing. I'd like to add a full time keyboard player and do some stuff with vocals also. I just don't want there to be any "rules" for what we're doing. I want to keep it loose and stress free as possible.


    Where would you most like to play live?

    Justin: I've never played shows in Europe - I think it would be great to play some shows in France and Germany


    What music do you currently find difficult to remove from your stereo?

    Justin: I'm hooked on the new album by our label mates The Explosion called "flash flash flash". I haven't been able to take "The Yellow Princess" by John Fahey off my turntable for a week....


    If you weren't making music what would you be doing?

    Justin: I don't really spend that much time doing rock stuff. It's hard to live in New York and make a living playing, plus there are a few other things I'm almost as passionate about...during the day I write research on e-commerce for an internet company, and I'm in the process of designing a men's clothing line called "mark essex" that should be in stores spring 2001..


    Global domination or a cult following: which would you prefer?

    Justin: Absolute total global fucking domination. As long as it doesn't cut into my social life or drinking time.


    Have you ever owned or worn rock pants?

    Justin: I guess we haven't met, or you would know that EVERY pair of pants I have are rock pants.


    If you were asked to score a soundtrack which director would you choose and what type of film do you think would suit your style?

    Justin: This is something I'm really interested in doing. I'd love to work with jem cohen. he has a really amazing eye for emotion and atmosphere, I love the way he blends different formats and isn't afraid to hold a shot for a long while... but that would for more of an "ambient" thing... I'd love to do music for a car chase in a crazy expensive action more....


    You walk into a pub, Jim O’Rourke’s sitting at the bar and John McIntyre is playing on the pinball machine which do you gravitate towards after you’ve got yourself a drink and how come?

    Justin: Well, this is a bad question 'cause I know both of those guys... umm... I guess I'd go up to McIntrye and tell him to come and sit with me and O'Rourke when he's done with the game... both of those people have been an absolute and complete inspiration to me for a long long time...


    Do you ever find the band taking on ‘Spinal Tap’ aspects whilst touring?

    Justin: Naws, I never heard Spinal Tap moan about the lack of girls at their shows...


    What is the one thing that people don’t know about the band that you really think they should?

    Justin: That Jerry Fuchs and Scott Desimon are two of the greatest fucking people I've ever met in my life and that I love both of them with all of my heart... and that we could give a shit about math rock.


    Finally, any plans on touring the UK soon?

    Justin: I would love to, but because of our 'serious' jobs and the fact that our drummer is still in college (not to mention I can't imagine anyone in the UK wanting to come out and see us play...) I don't thing that's in the near future at all..

    Interviewed by David Majors & Gordon Peppard
  • airpeople interview

    Ago 20 2010, 8h45

    Reden wir über das Reisen. Reden wir über Städtetrips und Kurzurlaube. Reden wir über Airpeople. Dem aufmerksamen Leser sollte nicht entgangen sein, dass deren Debütalbum „The Golden City" in unserer Plattenkiste eine gute Figur abgegeben und Crazewire daher voller Stolz die aktuelle Tour der Band präsentiert hat.

    Nun also das Interview, beinahe als zwangsläufige Folge, der nächste Versuch die Aufmerksamkeit auf eine einheimische Band zu lenken, deren Musik sich erfreulich wenig lokal verorten lässt. Sehr hilfreich dabei, dass sich Ängste vor Verkopfung des Dialogs angesichts ausgetüftelter Melodiekonstrukte dann nach wenigen Fragen in das Wohlgefallen des „sich selbst nicht zu ernst Nehmens" auflösen. Es spricht Oliver Hengel, Bass und Gitarre.

    Crazewire: Ihr wart gerade auf Tour. Wie lief es?

    Oliver Hengel: Wir sind alle wieder heil zuhause angekommen. Bis dahin lief es also gut und wir haben sogar Zuwachs bekommen. Drei Gitarren sind ab an und doch etwas wenig, daher spielt jetzt auch noch ein gutaussehender junger Spanier aus dem Saarland bei uns mit. Krankheitsbedingt mussten wir zwischendurch leider zwei Konzerte absagen, aber sonst gab es kaum Streit, eine Menge netter Leute, ein paar seltsame, gute Tage, weniger gute hin und wieder und keine einzige Polizeikontrolle.

    Crazewire: Die Tracklist eures aktuellen Albums „The Golden City" liest sich wie eine Reiseroute, man könnte jedoch auch denken, dass alle genannten Orte letztlich zur Golden City verschmelzen. Was steckt hinter der Idee?

    Oliver: Ehrlich? Nichts. Kein Konzept. Keine Planung unserer nächsten Urlaubsroute. Keine Beweihräucherung liebgewonnener urbaner Plätze. Die Titel haben rein gar nichts mit den Liedern zu tun. Tut mir leid, wenn ich jetzt manche Rezensenten enttäuschen muss, die unseren Liedern in ihren Besprechungen so einiges angedichtet und städtetypisches rausgehört haben wollen. Der erste Städtename, der irgendwann auftauchte, war Denver. Stand auf einem Feuerzeug geschrieben, das bei uns im Proberaum rumlag. Songs ohne Texte wollen ja auch einen Namen haben. Sonst fühlen sie sich vielleicht etwas herabgesetzt im direkten Vergleich mit ihren lyrischen Verwandten und laufen Gefahr verlacht und gehänselt zu werden. Daher haben wir erstmal einfach so weitergemacht. Ist aber jetzt Schluss damit. Von nun an gibt es nur noch Liebeslieder. Da fühlt sich so manche Melodie sicher noch mehr geschmeichelt.

    Crazewire: Troja trägt ebenfalls den Namen Goldene Stadt. Postmoderne Klänge in antikem Kontext?

    Oliver: Wie sind zwar leider, oder vielleicht auch gar nicht leider, alle keine Anfang zwanzig mehr, aber als antik würde ich uns ja nun auch noch nicht bezeichnen. Elektrische Gitarren und Syntheziser hatte sicher auch kein Grieche im Pferd dabei. Da wurden eher ins Horn gepustet. Wo Troja so wirklich gelegen haben mag, ist sicher ebenso ungewiss wie die geograpische Lage der Golden City. Vielleicht ist beides ja auch nur ein Versuch, einen Ort zu beschreiben, an welchen man sich, auf welche Art auch immer, hinsehnt. Mit der Erörterung postmoderner Klänge oder antiker Mythen plagen wir uns aber auch nicht ernsthaft. Und mal ehrlich: was ist denn schon die Postmoderne außer einer ziemlich leeren Worthülse?

    Crazewire: Was sagt ihr zur streitbaren Genre-Bezeichung Post Rock?

    Oliver: Schon wieder die Post. Von der sollten wir uns vielleicht mal sponsern lassen. Bietet aber aus meiner Sicht keinen Grund, einen Streit vom Zaun zu brechen.

    Crazewire: Eure Lieder wirken oft, als befänden sie sich im Fluss, entwickelten sie sich im Verlauf und wirken doch geplant. Wie funktioniert das Songwriting?

    Oliver: Songs entstehen bei uns immer gemeinsam und erstmal ohne Plan. Dazu sagt man dann wohl jammen. Jedenfalls kommt niemand an und legt den anderen Noten oder Arrangements vor. Wenn uns eine Melodie, ein Rhythmus gefällt, dann arbeiten wir damit weiter und entwickeln andere Teile, die am Ende, zumindest für uns, ein sinnvolles Ganzes ergeben. Manchmal funktioniert das recht schnell, mal beißt man sich aber auch die Zähne aus und schmeißt am Ende doch alles wieder in die Tonne.

    Crazewire: Wie kam der Kontakt zu eurem Label Golden Antenna Records zustande?

    Oliver: Das Album ist ein Split-Release zwischen EarthWaterSky Connection und Golden Antenna Records. Oliver von EWS kennen wir schon eine Weile und er hat auch unsere erste 7“ veröffentlicht. Ich glaube, weil er uns und unsere Musik mag. Die Sachen, die Timo auf Golden Antenna veröffentlicht fanden wir gut und irgendwie ist es uns gelungen, beide davon zu überzeugen zusammen unser Album zu veröffentlichen. Womit wir sehr zufrieden sind. Es sind beides sehr, sehr nette Menschen, die eine Menge Geld in etwas so unsinniges wie Airpeople-Platten stecken.

    Crazewire: Fühlt ihr euch wohl im Umfeld von Bands wie From Monument To Masses, A.Armada oder Ira?

    Oliver: Schwierige Frage, da ich niemanden dieses Umfelds, wie du es nennst, persönlich kenne. Viel wichtiger für unser Wohlbefinden ist daher sicherlich, dass die beiden Labels unsere Platte machen, weil Sie Lust drauf haben und dahinter stehen.

    Crazewire: Das Artwork der Platte ist von Sebastian „Sebo“ Feld, der zum Beispiel auch für Les Savy Fav gearbeitet hat. Wie ist es zu der Zusammenarbeit gekommen?

    Oliver: Flo (Florian Brandel, Schlagzeug, Anm. d. Verf.) hat Sebo in Hamburg kennengelernt und uns ein paar seiner Sachen gezeigt. Es hat uns gefallen und wir haben uns dann irgendwann in Köln getroffen und über Ideen für die Platte gesprochen. Bisher hatten wir in unseren alten Bands das Artwork eigentlich immer selbst gemacht. Wir wollten einfach mal jemand von außerhalb damit betrauen, einen anderen Blick reinlassen und ich finde, dass Sebo das ziemlich gut gemacht hat. Das hat aber nichts mit irgendwelchem Namedropping zu tun. Sebos Arbeiten stehen zweifellos für sich alleine.

    Crazewire: Wir danken für das Interview und wünschen weiterhin viel Erfolg.