- currently no news, BUT: check out BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR, released by our good friends at DISCORPORATE RECORDS. Broken.Heart.Collector are BulBul plus singer/songwriter Maja Osojnik.
Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae) are a family of medium-sized passerine songbirds resident in Africa and tropical Asia. There are approximately 130 species, mostly frugivorous. Some have very distinct crests or are colourful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throat or super cilia. However, most are drab with uniform olive brown to black plumage. Many species inhabit tree tops, while some are restricted to the undergrowth.
It all began as a one-man band in Wels, upper-Austria when Raumschiff Engelmayr, outfitted with guitar, drum-machine and vacuum cleaner, released a CD (Trost Records, 1998) and began playing concerts disguised as space-indian. The next step was a rock formation (with Derhunt on bass) accompanied by two fine jazz reeds. After recording the “blue” album (Trost Records, 1999), Raumschiff and Derhunt started searching for a new drummer.
Eventually they found DDkern (Fuckhead, Quehenberger & Kern, ….) who has been rocking the drum kit since then. As a trio they recorded a new LP (Trost Records, 2002) and began touring Europe disguised as chickens, ladies or sunflowers. After many live collaborations with Leonid Soybelman (Ne Zhdali, Kletka Red), Kknull (Zeni Geva), Dieb13, and Franz Hautzinger A.O. from the jazz/noise scene, the band caught the attention of electro-experimental label MEGO who released the 12-inch EP “Drabule” (MEGO, 2004). In between releases on tape, CDR, and even a double 5″ vinyl with live and self recordings, more releases came out on labels such as Rock Is Hell, Imvated, Rasputin Records, Hurenschädl and Nawoatna.
Now in 2008, bulbul have arrived where they truly belong after marching into the EXILE ON MAINSTREAM offices and threatening the employees, they departed with a finished CD, called “bulbul 6″.