This is quite a hot summer – unfortunately not in temperatures, but in actions 😉
Right now I´m in the middle of finalizing the new EP of my bros from Bruno Punani, who are all time favorites of the John Lennon Awards in Germany – in the meantime you can check out their actual single “Party Rebel”
c/o pop at Cologne has also closed it´s gates for this year and it´s been a busy week for Chaplin. Last friday they played a liveshow for Radio 674 FM and on saturday at Magasin Populaire on Chic Belgique. Two days later we spent some time with our friends from Studio Wannsee in Berlin, working with Talul on a new song that will be released later this year.
During the first part of July iZen will also finish mixing their debut album in my studio!
Later this month I will play some shows in the area of Cleveland OH with supernachmittag as a guitar-man 😉
Chaplin are going to release an EP in Germany in June 2013 including two brand new tracks and two remixes by Talul on a very fine Label for electronic music from Cologne called Trittgold. Chaplin will also play on this year´s co/pop – be there when you´re near Cologne!
Dezurni Krivci released their groundbreaking rock hammer album “Fakti” in Slovenia and are touring very successfully through the Balkans. The album gained huge medial response in Slovenia and Croatia for their very political and radical lyrics. The album is available as a free download and also as a limited edition on a handprinted +30 pages book including a CD.
Fabio Rizzo (800A) has been very busy this spring and released several new songs on his label 800A from Palermo. Hank show up with a new album, VeneziA released a new single called “Concrete Song”, FLAC released a brand new single and The Black Eyed Dogs come up with a phantastic new EP. It´s all out there and you should get your hands on this fine music from one of the best producers in Italy!
So there´s also a new single from my friends at Omosumo out – this very cool electro-punk-rock band from Palermo is really one of the most powerful bands from Italy and absolutely worth beeing heard!!!
As you see, there´s not much time left to keep this blog up to date… so I´ll try to get this as short and as informative as possible 🙂
Right now I´m preparing with Dezurni Krivci their new album, which will be recorded in a theatre in Slovenia. A very cool video team will join us there during the whole session. So there will be lots of footage of me beeing unpleasant, angry, drunk, loud, virolent, eating cevabcici, beating musicians, destroying drums with guitars and so on – you know – what usually happens when recording in theatres…
Then I´m mixing the first part of the Chaplin debut album. The second part will be produced in my studio in January 2013.
In this very moment I´m just about finishing the masters for the next Rock Hard Guerilla TV DVD, which will be in stores in 6 weeks.
There´s also the second part of “Chicago Typewriters” debut album, that I´ll mix and master during the next week.
And of course – for the sake of my good old analoge Studer Mixer – I´m having this epic 15 Minutes piece of music, which will be produced in a very old fashioned (analog – hands on – … ok, my fault – one more time…) way called Apoll 31 of Tigermachine.
Oh yes, and then there´s a very nice songwriting session with the PiaNino Band coming up in December till christmas. And that should be it for this year.
Thanks again for all your support during this year – it´s been a awesome year for me and my family. I hope 2013 will go on like that!
This year the Rock Hard Festival took place for the 10th time at the Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen, which is still one of the best sounding Open Air venues I know. We didn´t record so many bands as the years before, but still some that really nailed their performance on our harddisks. My favourite performances were from Graveyard, who I already suspected as the secret winner of the festical before, and Hell, which was a complete surprise for me, because their music is not especially the stuff I privately listen to. BUT their performance was exceptional, spooky and absolutely amazing. They build a very specific mood within the audience and after 20 minutes or so in the whole arena was a very strange tension – somehow the people were paralyzed – but not bored!!! – by Hell´s performance. Interesting.
But without a doubt the most energetic band was Kvelertak! Three guitars, somewhere between Rock, Metal, Alternative, Pop, Psychedelic, Jazz, Norwegan Lyrics – I don´t know – but really energetic! Amazing to watch this band pulverizing the stage and all bands before and after them within the next 150 km for generations. A musical h-bomb.
Hopefully some of the performances will be released within the next months. Kreator, Overkill, Opeth, Legion of the Damned and a couple of other bands already released their Rock Hard Festival perfomances and I´m looking forward, what´s coming up next 😉
Right now, I´m in the studio with KIN at the RSL-Studio in Novo Mesto. It´s really very cool to work with the guys from KIN on their music. There´s even a studio blog page – so if you´d like, you can see, what we´re doing there. Checkout – http://kin-music.blogspot.com/
OK, I admit it: This is a fanpost – Fabio Rizzo – THE MAN from Palermo – I´ve mastered a couple of his productions and I finally have to admit this in public: I love his sound!!!! Dirty, Italian, Rude, Crude, Damaged, Crazy, Distorted, Weird, Wild, Angry, Dark, Loud, Noisy… You get the picture – Check out his site and listen to some of his stuff like WAINES, Fiandaca, SWA, Il Pan del Diavolo or any other! Right now I´m working on a new production of from a band called “VeneziA” – AMAZING!!!!
Love is quite a topic – especially when it comes to music. But this time I really have to admit that this band and their tunes are really adorable! It´s a band called „Chaplin“ from London – new, fresh and probably one of it´s kind!
Check their debut EP on soundcloud and let it happen to you too! Love this music!!!
Melee, former singer of Psycho-Path, has formed a new band called “WAREFOX” and will play her first shows in MIKK / Murska Sobota (SLO) on the 19. Nov. and on the 1. December this year at the Kino Siska / Ljubiljana (SLO). If you’re near, you should defenitly check it out and tell me, how you liked it!