KRISTIAN HARTING – album in January, check out one appetizer today!
Inspired by sufi-music, mali-blues, Western low-fi pop and avant-garde, Danish-born KRISTIAN HARTING composes songs using his guitar, voice, circuit-bending and effects, pushing to create sounds that are gritty and noisy yet beautiful, culminating in diverse electronic and acoustic trips. He positions his attitude and practice as “a spiritual journey as well as a physical one.” HARTING continues to embellish, “It is my way of communicating freely and truthfully and articulate the ever-changing waves of confusion, emotions, ideas, people, power and surroundings, that is my life.”
On January 31st 2014, Exile On Mainstream will proudly release KRISTIAN HARTING’s profoundly personal debut solo album, Float, which channels this into a genre-bending form, exorcising the demons he had to battle in his most recent past. In a very personal approach, the title refers to what he describes as survival-strategy in a period of his life characterized by an extreme personal, emotional and financial turmoil, so chaotic and exhausting that it almost devastated him: “I had to be like water. Just float. Not think, not try to organize nor control the chaos, the perpetual beats to my chest and slaps in my face. I had to be like water or I would break. Just float around and away. Not crack like a rock or blow out like a fire. It was a spiritual journey. A test.”
The work on Float was a free harbor, where HARTING could unload the harvest from a furious sea by creating, playing and arranging each part on his own – writing, producing, recording, mixing – finding his own true place. By listening to the intimate recording you can feel the tensions inside its creator, grabbing, shaping and channeling true emotions into music – an archaic approach but representing what KRISTIAN believes music is made for. Whilst these songs come from a chaotic, dark and desperate place, for Kristian, they remain full of hope and love…“My wish is that anyone listening to them will feel this too.”…he sums up the attitude behind the release.
Exile On Mainstream urges you to give this music a listen and find yourself drawn into one of the most emotional and challenging albums the label has ever put out, opening a new world, even for us. The ever-changing wish to explore new territories, geographically and musically brought us here and we are truly celebrating one of the finest moments in the label’s history with bringing you this album. Enjoy.
BEEHOOVER TO TOUR THE UK!!!
At the evening before their German tour (starting this Friday), the crowned kings of chaos reveal the mother of all news:
BEEHOOVER ARE COMING TO THE UK!
The wait is over! You guys on the island that brought us Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams AND Stock Aitken Waterman – your prayers have been heard! Your wishes are our order. Please welcome Beehoover:
BEEHOOVER – LIVE in UNITED KINGDOM 2014
Fri 21 March London – Black Heart
Sat 22 March Cardiff – Moon Club
Sun 23 March Bristol – Mothers Ruin
Mon 24 March Plymouth – Tiki Bar
Tue 25 March Oxford – The Wheatsheaf
Wed 26 March Salford – The Eagle Inn
Thu 27 March Edinburgh – Banshee Labyrinth
Fri 28 March Glasgow – 13th Note
Sat 29 March Birmingham – Scruffy’s
OBELYSKKH shirts added to the webshop
We received a limited quantity of Shirts from OBELYSKKH.
Just 13 EUR each incl. shipping.
Two designs in several sizes available – be fast. They might go quickly – click on the shirts to be directed to the webshop:
BEEHOOVER – The Devil And His Footmen up for preorder
GET IT GET IT GET IT!
Beehoover’s new challenge for your synapses is available for preorder NOWWW! Shipping from September 2013 – be the first!
available in CD and LP format. LP is limited to 500 copies worldwide
Beehoover are back, breaking a three year studio silence with an outrageous deluge of din in the form of new album The Devil And His Footmen.
The multi-faceted clawing at the stoner doom mantle which defined their 2010 full length, Concrete Catalyst, has been taken to pastures fresh; self-recorded behind the locked doors of their own studio, Beehoover’s latest is a swirl of raw, sultry tones and rumbling octaves that strike chords with braggadocio 70’s hard rock as much as it does the thunderous rumble of Black Cobra and the jutting angles of Unsane. Beehoover are at their most rocking here, tangling the long hair of the headbangers with all the genres of beard in one matted toupee of oddball rhythms and histrionic vocals.
Formed in 2003, the German have released three albums to date, capitalising on their distinctive drum and bass concoction. The Devil And His Footmen will be the fourth album by Beehoover released on Exile On Mainstream, and is available as CD, LP and digital.
The Devil And His Footmen buzzes with eccentric electric – grit your teeth and enjoy the sting.
02 Egoknights And Firearks
05 Boy Vs. Tree
07 Morning Sun
09 Dear Mammoth
10 My Mixtapes Suck Big Time
27 September 2013 (Germany)
30 September 2013 (Europe + UK)
22 October 2013 (USA)
CATCH THE BAND ON TOUR:
(all shows w/ HORN OF THE RHINO and CONNY OCHS)
- 08.11.2013 GER Ilmnau, Baracke
- 09.11.2013 GER Weimar, Kasseturm
- 10.11.2013 GER Dresden, Chemiefabrik
- 11.11.2013 GER Nürnberg, MUZ Club
- 12.11.2013 GER Köln, Sonic Ballroom
- 13.11.2013 GER Hamburg, Hafenklang
- 14.11.2013 GER Berlin, Schokoladen
- 15.11.2013 GER Rostock, MAU Club
- 16.11.2013 GER Halle, Hühnermanhattan (w/ HORN OF THE RHINO only)
FRIEDEMANN – album set for release in early 2014
I feel honoured and happy to be able to release the first solo album of one of my best friends – Friedemann, well known as shouter of the German hardcore outfit COR. Friedemann has been part of my own, my family’s, my friends’ and the label’s life for over 10 years now and I was eagerly awaiting the moment when he would be ready and done to come up with a solo album, revealing his unique soul and approach to music and content. Now the time has come. Almost done is an album full of honesty, wisdom and poetry, fueled by experience and a life lived by and beyond the limits. Storytelling in its truest sense, sung and harmonized in his native language, German, but so deep and soulful that everyone will be able to relate and feel. The album is set for a release by the end of February 2014 and will be released as a collaboration between EXILE ON MAINSTREAM and COR’s own label RÜGENCORE RECORDS. We are currently putting final touches to the sound and be assured, such a special release will be blessed with a special outfit. Over the next months a number of videos shot for some tracks (some might not be on the album but given to you as free appetizers) will appear on this channel. So stay tuned for more info and details.
Friedemann in his own words about this collaboration:
Ich habe endlich einen Plan !
Die Platte wird als Kooperation zwischen Exile On Mainstream Records (http://
Aber Achtung: in diesem Herbst/Winter werden wir nach und nach ein paar Videos online stellen,
damit ihr die Wartezeit überbrücken könnt.
Im Moment arbeite ich an der Livepräsentation und im nächsten Jahr wird es dann natürlich auch eine Tour geben.
Alles in Planung und auf einem guten Weg.
Ich jedenfalls freue mich auf die Zusammenarbeit mit allen Beteiligten und wer die Veröffentlichungen von Exile On Mainstream Records kennt weiß, dass es eine besondere und schöne Sache wird.
Das Warten lohnt.