haste makes waste
It was announced every now and then in the past 2 years and postponed even more often– but finally my new album is here and an official releaseparty is going to happen by the end of this week. Please join me for “south of the block party” at Südblock together with Angie Reed, the Queen of quirk and very special guest Namosh as DJ for the release of my brandnew album “ Hug the enemy” on CD and as a special edition on USB stick. Stage and Club will be decorated like you haven’t seen them before and there will be dancers, lifesize drinks and tigers on stage.
To make this exitement complete ( lets not mention the flu I bright back from Zurich yesterday ) there was a nice article in good old New York Times this weekend about my recent show at Neurotitan. And just in case you are looking for art to buy over here – I am not selling any art online – but please write me a nice mail and i will get back to you first thing after I survived the releaseparty.
there had been some murmur that i will never release another album but finally its getting somewhere: releaseday is set ( nov 1 ) and a record release party confirmed for oct 24 at südblock in Berlin with very special guest Angie Reed. the album will be available either as Cd or as USB stick in cretidcard shape for those who threw out their Cd player. both Cd and Creditcard USB come along with a 24 page booklet and Albumcover and there will also be a single with 2 extra tracks.... so far no artwork had been designed for any of those - but since i am famous for working best under deadlinepanic, lets expect quick results in the next days. after all i can present you a first song from the new album: the video is collaged out of my 30 favorite record sleeves from when i was a kid and congenially put together in a monthy python style by the one and only cutja. enjoy
not so good excuses for being late
so whats wrong in the house of neoangin? The recordings to my new album are finished for almost 2 months but nothing happened since. i couldn't decide on a title , or if i want it to be an oldfashioned CD or a USB stick with the files on it and still i have no idea how i want it to look like....
instead i am painting random walls here and there and have one exhibition after the other, i also started doing videos to the new songs to have a few ready once the album is out. looks like i am doing a lot to keep me busy and not having to decide on the title. not that theres a million people waiting for my new music, but still some people that booked me for shows are mentioning new songs they have heard somewhere.
get ready mister neoangin, and no more distractions in july please
the musical ABC
Not to often i a can announce a world premiere - but here is one: while working on the new album i had a secret side project wich my old studiomate Anja Lutz who once gave the magic touches to our book BUSY that got released on die Gestalten.
After an invitation to give a talk at the notorious TYPO conference i convinced the TYPO people to also invite me to do a show at their even more notorious Typo party and came up with the idea to " the musical ABC".
Picture yourself being back at high school sitting in the music class and beings unable to read the score and wishing it had images instead of sheet music. we now made exactly that dream come true with the release of "the musical ABC" - its a neoangin songbook with a song to every letter in the alphabet and a doublepage illustration to look at while listening to the music. The Typoparty with the fulminant release of the musical ABC is this saturday at Cafe Moskau and its open to everyone.
party for 2
Finally theres proof that I went into studio to record a new album, the first one within 4 years. The guy next to me is mixing mastermind Norman Nitzsche. we did 21 brandnew songs in less than a week. So far I don’t know if I am going to release the music on a regular album or on something with a downloadcode ( bag, tshirt, bathrobe ) but what I do know is that I want to produce a single, the first one since the neoangin/nova huta split single with the cure coverversions. So far I think it’s the best album I ever made, but that’s what all bands think after they left the studio. There are quite a few shows in the next weeks starting tomorrow april 30 with a show for pictoplasmafestival at crystal ball gallery, and even if the album is not produced yet I am sure I cant resist and play some of the new material….
I'll be around
2014 had been strange so far. in january i almost overdid it with having a show almost every second day. in a sudden attempt of avoiding the old routine of doing press, posters and flyers i played only places i hadnt been before and that were not reguarly having bands, anything from birthdayparties to yogastudios, boutiques to exhibitionspaces. i announced these shows only on the day they happened and most people missed all of it but i have to admit, i really enjoyed doing these shows. on the foto you see me at urban spree performing for berlin graphic days. after all this exitement i gave myself a break in february , went for a holiday and thought about life. somehow i am still not really back. at least there is a couple of new gigs and exhibitions to announce. see you in spring...
happy hour at the hypnotist
my head is a mess. looks like i am dancing on too many weddings - as they say in germany. This saturday i am curating a semibig-groupshow in neurotitan titled " happy hour at the hypnotist" and half of the artist already declared they want to hang their stuff only 3 hours before the opening- i wonder who showed them that trick. next week has some very interesting highlights waiting for me. Friday i will livepaint the studio of ZDF - aspekte during broadcast and on saturday you'll find me in Austria playing live in a gondola as part of the “cineastic gondolas” festival.
the moment the party gets out of control
usually something unexpected is happening during a NEOANGIN show. sometimes the decoration collapses, audience ends up dancing on stage or equipment is behaving in a strange way making it impossible to play a regular show. not too often all of this happens at the same moment but when it does its usually a night to remember as was my show for the berlin nightlife party at HAU 2 some weeks ago. It began as a very stiff performance infront of seated audience and ended up in funny chaos. Lets hope for more of this when i am meeting my highly esteemed collegues Nova Huta and Chris Imler ( not to forget DJ Alex j. Holmes from London ) on stage for a night that is beautifully titled : the moment the show gets out of control. see you all on Nov 8 at Südblock
break a leg !
seems there is no blogentry these weeks without a new accident. during my ( nevertheless very entertaining ) show at Panke i bumped against a piece of wood that came out of the wall to hold the projector and was hidden by my painting, few hours later i jumped on a dogs tail while putting down the decoration wich was answered by the dog with a heartful bite into my leg and in tel aviv i fell down the ladder and slightly broke a rib. finally during our show last week in hamburg some dubious guest stole half of the prices that we had prepared in our basket for the " analog crowdfunding... " but there are also some good news: the mood at the humulus lupullus festival was so adventorous that 50 people jumped and danced on stage ( see foto ) and just last week there was a nice doku on arte about me. plus there are a couple of more shows to come in the next week and the mood is still up.
the show must go on
Did I mention that I almost broke a rib when I fell over a monitorbox during my last show before summer break in Moscow. I couldn’t breathe for a couple of minutes wich didn’t stop my manager and friend serezha to announce with a megaphone that this is just the beginning of the show – tourlife…and more to come. Still there is no booking agency, and no new record in sight but to my big surprise every second day new show requests are coming in. after 2 weeks of summerbreak, with daily swimming in mountain lakes and having early evening cocktails on balconies I think I am more than ready to let my freaks out again…please have a look at my fresly udated gig list – I hope I see some of you somewhere soon.> READ ALL NEWS > Get the newsletter
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Hug the Enemy
Das Musikalische ABC
Sunday, 16. Nov 2014
D München Unterdeck
Saturday, 15. Nov 2014
D Heidelberg Villa Nachttanz
Friday, 14. Nov 2014
D Stuttgart Galerie Schacher
Thursday, 13. Nov 2014
F Strassbourg Cafe Troc
Saturday, 8. Nov 2014
D Köln - Museum Ludwig - talk
Friday, 7. Nov 2014
D Köln Gold und beton
Friday, 24. Oct 2014
D Berlin Südblock
Friday, 17. Oct 2014
CH Zürich bureau Discount - vernissage
Thursday, 16. Oct 2014
CH Zürich Klubi
Saturday, 4. Oct 2014
D Berlin Neurotitan Ausstellung
Saturday, 20. Sep 2014
D Berlin Bethanien artweek
Friday, 5. Sep 2014
D berlin berlinfestival livepainting
Saturday, 30. Aug 2014
D Berlin Weltfest Boxi
Saturday, 2. Aug 2014
D - Ulm - Galerie Schrade
Saturday, 19. Jul 2014
D Bremen Theater Hairfestival