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Format: Double LP
Artist: Damo Suzuki & Sound Carriers
Release date: April 2017
Band: Tomoko Nakasato, Michael Beckett, Claas Großzeit, Ilpo Väisänen, Dirk Dresselhaus & Damo Suzuki
Live mix: Austin Brown
Live sound: Dirk Dresselhaus / ZONE
Mastering: Rashad Becker / Dubplates
LP cover & design: Tobias Frindt
Format: vinyl 12", download (mp3) and video stream



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    • 1 Geheimnisvolles Treffen...

      33:45

    • 2 Stern des narren

      26:54

    • 3 Die Leere Füllen

      31:19

    • 4 Wirkliche Antwort...

      28:27

Additional info about the film & the record:
The film was shot in one continuous take. The band played one continuous song, which now is split in four parts for the release of the double album. The film will be shown at selected movie theaters and is available here as video stream.

Band members:
Damo Suzuki (Can): voice
Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM, Angel): electric baritone guitar, effects
Ilpo Väisänen (ex-Pan sonic, Angel): electronics, effects
Michael Beckett (Kptmichigan, Super Reverb): electric guitar, effects
Claas Großzeit (Saal-C): drums, percussion
Tomoko Nakasato (Mio, JINN): dance, electric rake

Statement by the filmmakers - The “painted or (re-) corded” film
A text by Dietmar Post & Lucía Palacios
As filmmakers, it is important the performance we film will be recorded unadulterated. At the same time we do select by positioning and framing the camera, i.e. we watch subjectively. In principle we try to edit inside the camera because we would like to show the presentation in its entirety. It is crucial to know that most of the time we only work with one single camera. The camera is not rigidly tied to a tripod because we want to be able to react at any given moment to what is happening within the spontaneous/ improvised performance. Consequently our work turns into an active composition during the show. It could be called a form of drawing (in German the term “drawing” inhabits the word “recording”) with the camera. As with all spontaneous/improvised art this sometimes works out nicely, other times it fails poorly. The question that drives us is the question friends or our children at home will ask us: What did you see? Could you tell us? For us it is easy due to the fact that both, visually and aurally, we can (re-) play our direct impression because we had filmed (drawn) and *recorded it (*the word “recorded” in German also inhabits the word “cutting/editing”).

Text by Dirk Dresselhaus / Schneider TM
I find it fairly difficult to say something about how the music in this concert came about, cause we didn‘t plan or rehearse anything and hardly were able to hear each other on stage. Wherever it came from, the energy and course of this concert is very much based on group dynamics and an almost telepathic sort of communication, like a swarm of fish. When I mixed the sound later on in the studio I discovered a lot of weird things on the separate tracks: for example Kptmichigan‘s guitar signal is changing level for about +/-30 dB once in a while which is a lot and was probably caused by a broken microphone cable. Luckily the fucked up parts made the sound even heavier and more distorted instead of destroying it.

Concept behind the play loud! (live) music series
The “play loud! (live) music series” is based on three precepts: Alan Lomax‘s work as an archivist and chronicler, John Peel‘s BBC radio sessions, and the work of Direct Cinema pioneers, such as the Maysles Brothers, Leacock, Wildenhahn and Pennebaker. Filming live shows means not doing things TV-style, but in a very personal, intuitive and adventurous manner – nothing is staged for the shoot. You go along with things as they happen. Some of the live performances are filmed with only one camera in one continuous shot and without any edits. Some critics have dubbed it “filmed painting/painted film”.
play loud!’s music films have been called: “raw”, “rough”, “canny”, “straightforward”, “adventurous”, “witty”, “in- sightful”, “direct”, “non-tricksy”, “economic”, “minimal”, “unpretentious handheld camera work”, “artful film paintings“ …
play loud!’s intention is it to create an extensive archive of interesting popular music and culture that includes both, the huge quantity of unreleased filmed material by the filmmakers and also material that comes from other sources. The possibility of streaming films offers the opportunity that fans, investigators, scientists, re- searchers, journalists and other people interested, have access to the archive and to support the possible use of the material for others. To cover the immense costs of such a private archive, the archived material can be previewed by paying a small fee.
Some of the recordings - if popular demand is strong - will be offered as limited vinyl LPs.
“Shooting live music is the most purely cinematic thing you can do.” (Jonathan Demme)

“play loud! (live) music series” catalogue
001 Floating di Morel: A Summer Evening (2009) (VOD, DL)
002 Doc Schoko: Oktopus im Pentagramm (2009) (VOD, DL)
003 FM Einheit + Irmler: Live at Berghain (2012) (VOD)
004 Faust: Live at Klangbad (2010) (DVD, VOD)
005 Gebrüder Teichmann: Live at Maria (2011) (VOD, DL)
006 Christy & Emily: Live at Klangbad (2012) (VOD, DL)
007 Damo Suzuki & Sound Carriers: (2017) (VOD, DL, LP)
008 Camera feat. Rother & Moebius: Live at HBC (2012) (VOD, DL)
009 Friedman & Liebezeit: Live at Festsaal Kreuzberg (2013) (VOD)
010 Lydia Lunch & Philipp Petit: Live at Volksbühne (2013) (VOD)
011 Guru Guru: Live at Lido (2014) (VOD, DL)
012 Gisela Oberbeck & Limpe Fuchs: Animare (2015) (VOD, DL)
013 Limpe Fuchs: Live at Klangbad Festival (2015) (VOD, DL)
014 Die Regierung: Live in Essen (2015) (VOD, DL)
up-coming: Atari Teenage Riot, Limpe Fuchs, Barbara Manning, Cold Cave