Saturday, July 25, 2020

KLANG+RAUM Interdisciplinary Seminar



Beginning last year my colleague Carola Dietrich from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg - Fakultät Architektur and I embarked on an interdisciplinary cooperation on sound and space, on music and architecture and how their intersections can be explored for the purpose of experimental design projects with architecture students within a joint endeavour with the Akademie der bildenden Künste Nürnberg. We had the immense pleasure to cooperate and discuss shared interests with Jan St Werner, Michael Akstaller and the students of Dynamische Akustische Forschung, Christian Z. Müller, Sam Auinger, Louis Chude-Sokei and Niels Jonkhans. For me personally, this cooperation was an academic dream come true. Most of all, we're proud of the incredibly insightful and cool projects the students developed during the 2019/2020 winter semester. Thank you to Nadine Deusner, Phuong Hoang, Maximilian Sterner; Cléo Gehlke, Hoa-Mary Chuong; Anna Behl, Diana Schirmer, Klarissa Werner, Alexander Zips; Merve Korkmaz, Luisa Wimmer; Thomas Alexander, Antonia Friedrich, Ludwig Pallor, Burak Solmaz, Klaudius Jan Wieland; Tim Wiedenbruch; Amelie Pickl, Ina Penkert, Liene Pirtniece-Kozlovska; Max Kellermann, Philipp Oebius, Giulia Seltmann; Diana Herberger, Janine Matzke, Sonja Silano; Irene Bauer, Silvio Braun, Jule Marie Feige, Camillo Mayorga, Mareen Priebe-A.; David Honke, Max Kellermann; Vanessa van Zoest; Merve Tufan, Giulia Seltmann; Jakob Brunner, Jana Endres, Simon Gumbmann, Marielle Jopp, Christoph Kielmann.

KLANG+RAUM Seminar Report

KLANG+RAUM Digital Album

Friday, July 10, 2020

Angel Position Apparel available!

It's taken a bit, but Angel Position t-shirts are finally available. It's going to be a hot summer and you'll need cool apparel to keep you cool:

https://www.redbubble.com/de/i/t-shirt/Angel-Position-von-Nexialist/50071087.6VDG0

The CD titled Angel Position was released by MHz Records, the label of Klangstabil 5 years ago. It was conceived and recorded under the Fragment King alias. The CD edition is sold out, but a digital edition is available at the MHz bandcamp page:

https://mhzrecords.bandcamp.com/album/angel-position

In addition, if you still don't have enough Angel Position yet, ZERO ANGEL MINUS collects recording stages prior to the album proper, including rare demo versions and outtakes not included on the album as well as live iterations of Angel Position tracks:

https://fragmentking.bandcamp.com/album/zero-angel-minus

Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

FK Live @ EA8 filmed by ANTIKOERPER

ZERO ANGEL MINUS includes two live versions from the Elektroanschlag Festival in Altenburg in 2007. The complete album download includes a Visual Album with liner notes and a video of Mobilize performed live during the ELEKTROANSCHLAG Festival in Altenburg. Kaiju-size thanks go out to ANTIKOERPER a.k.a. Stefan Wille-Böttjer for filming the event!

FRAGMENT KING: Zero Angel Minus



ZERO ANGEL MINUS collects all recording phases prior to ANGEL POSITION, released by MHz. This spans the original "Zero" demo tracks, some of which were used for compilations or not used for ANGEL POSITION at all, as well as "Minus" versions without electronic ambient sounds and two live versions from the Elektroanschlag Festival in Altenburg in 2007. The complete album download includes a Visual Album with liner notes and a video of Mobilize performed live during the ELEKTROANSCHLAG Festival in Altenburg. Kaiju-size thanks go out to ANTIKOERPER a.k.a. Stefan Wille-Böttjer for filming the event! ANGEL POSITION is available at mhzrecords.bandcamp.com/album/angel-position

Sunday, June 28, 2020

[Taken from: Cities and Seasons featuring Fragment King] Eating Snow

Eating Snow is FK's first ever official release, on the "Cities and Seasons" vinyl 12" compilation by Deiker Records in 1999. It subsequently appeared on the "Forensium" compilation released in the "Halforganic Series" as nex001 by the Nexialist Organization in 2001.

[Taken from: Maxim Camera – Lost Recordings Vol. 1] No Robot

Lost Recordings Vol. 1 by Maxim Camera is a Nexialist project that was created in 2005 and was only accessible to a circle of friends who received demos featuring the tracks. This album worth of Science Fiction inspired Elektro tracks is now available in its entirety. Musical influences are Kraftwerk, AUX88 and Autechre; lyrical influences are Iain M. Banks, Alan Dean Foster and the Perry Rhodan series.

FRAGMENT KING: The Cellmaker's Sinister Jazz



The Cellmaker's Sinister Jazz is an album featuring uptempo and midtempo tracks created during FK's 1999-2002 electronic sequence-and-programming-driven era. This digital version of the album includes all 12 tracks of the original 2001 CDr release plus 4 bonus tracks created within the same recording sessions.

Original liner notes:
dream flesh twitches as the bleep people manipulate their switchboards. open canals of time. a room with no interior, pictures on the wall substituting for missing objects inside. the sound of a girl laughing on tape, her image projected on the wall from a slide. now we are in dream-synch. gravity turns around, the world folds.

FRAGMENT KING: Eating Snow



Eating Snow is FK's first ever official release, on the "Cities and Seasons" vinyl 12" compilation by Deiker Records in 1999. It subsequently appeared on the "Forensium" compilation released in the "Halforganic Series" as nex001 by the Nexialist Organization in 2001. This release package features the CD mastered version as well as the 1999 premaster used for the vinyl release.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

[Taken from: Fragment King – TCSJ] Inhuman

The Cellmaker's Sinister Jazz is an album featuring uptempo and midtempo tracks created during FK's 1999-2002 electronic sequence-and-programming-driven era. "Inhuman" is my favorite album track.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

MAXIM CAMERA: Lost Recordings Vol. 1



Calling all nexialists! Finally retrieved thanks to the technological wonders of digital time travel: Lost Recordings Vol. 1 by Maxim Camera is a Nexialist project that was created in 2005 and, for some reason or the other, was never heard of or listened to beyond a circle of friends who received demos featuring the tracks included here. This album worth of Science Fiction inspired Elektro tracks is now available in its entirety. The tracks were mixed and produced while avoiding the maximizing trends prevalent during the "loudness wars", maintaining the original intended dynamics. Musical influences are Kraftwerk, AUX88 and Autechre; lyrical influences are Iain M. Banks, Alan Dean Foster and the Perry Rhodan series. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 06, 2020

[Taken from: Fragment King – Anatomic Music] Wormlord Forensics I

ANATOMIC MUSIC is a composition and recording project employing specific design strategies captured from architectural design. For one, the origin of the compositions is an exploding singular moment in time unfolding itself outside its non-topological point of origin (the human brain) into the topological space surrounding any sound projection device.

KLANG+RAUM Interdisciplinary Seminar

KLANG + RAUM by KLANG + RAUM Student Group Beginning last year my colleague Carola Dietrich from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg - Fakultät...