• kai niggemann Heart Murmur (7-track 10", £17.25)

    Kalakuta Soul Records joins forces with waf80music to proudly present Kai Niggemann’s solo debut, an all original album of outrageous poetically abstract music created live and without overdubs on a Buchla 200e Electric Music Box, one of the rarest and most sought after electronic music instruments. Working on the platform since 2013, Kai Niggemann has become one of Germany’s leading artists who perform live with a Buchla 200e. His style is an electro-acoustic storytelling, a clubby dreamscape and a poetically-abstract kraut-infused energetic mix of new Elektronische Musik with contemporary club culture. Nerds love the technology and clubbers love the throbbing drive of the basslines. It’s all improvised and recorded live in Berlin — yet it sounds meticulously crafted in a dark basement studio throughout the entire last winters. Kai is a member of the 30-piece kraut-noise-jazz collective “The Dorf” and the electronics duo “The Last Books” (with Achim Zepezauer), performs and records with Mia Zabelka (Vienna) as “Redshift Orchestra”, cofounded the internet-computer music “European Bridges Ensemble” (EBE, e-b-e.eu) and the electroacoustic duo “Resonator”. His most recent releases were the CD/vinyl “Lux” (feat. the noise drone artist N), “EviL/EvyL” and the cassette “Made in Österreich” with The Dorf (feat. Caspar Brötzmann & FM Einheit (Ex-Einstürzende Neubauten) or “Thinking Light” by Redshift Orchestra (duo with Mia Zabelka). He performed concerts with Mia Zabelka (Wien), Yoshio Machida (JP), Trap & Zoid (BE), Stian Westerhus or Shahzad Ismaily (with The Dorf) among many others. Besides the Buchla he often uses other sources for his sounds and musics, such as field recordings, a noise choir, DIY-soundmakers and acoustic instruments. He is artistic co-director of the theatre company “PARADEISER productions” (with director Ruth Schultz), performs solo and with partners, teaches courses in Sound design at the Academy for Fine Arts in Münster, Germany as well as music-electronic workshops (“soldering under supervision”) together with sound artist Stan Pete. Recorded by Richard Scott (Sound Anatomy) in Berlin 2016. Mastered by Rashad Becker for Dubplates & Mastering. Tracklist: A1 heart murmur A2 the pretty blaze A3 faint rumor B1 called phoenix B2 talk light B3 how a thing was done, why B4 trilobites

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