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2016-04-15


OUT NOW: MATTHEW HERBERT'S REMIX ON VINYL
You should be quick: Matthew Herbert's Dr Rockit Mix of "I'm The Message" DJ-Maxi Vinyl is strictly limited. B-Side: remastered album version. And of, course you'll get it digital.

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2016-03-30


IN SOUND AND VISION
We proudly present: New Video for Matthew Herbert's Dr Rockit Mix of "I'm the Message" ! New Message Video Film Editing: WEISSRAUM.DE(SIGN)° Concept, Story and Screenplay: Karl Bartos

2016-03-08


THEY DO THE ART WORK: WEISSRAUM.DE(SIGN)°
Exclusively for the first release of »Communication« in 2003, Bartos developed a pictographic visual language that the Hamburg-based agency, Weissraum, then further adapted for a variety of formats. Pictograms were the best fit for Bartos' idea of graphic visualisation since they impart information through simple symbols. Weissraum also directed the pictographic animated video for »I'm The Message«. Lucas Buchholz and Bernd Brink subsequently garnered numerous international awards for their design and communication work then. The more than prolific collaboration has proceeded in the graphic desgin of Bartos' critically acclaimed last album »Off The Record« (2013/Bureau B) and of course, continues with the total artwork for the »Communication« re-release this year. Karl Bartos: "To me making music requires devotion, emotion, intellect, and skills. And these attributes are exactly what I find in Lucas and Bernd." Watch out for further news on our »Communication« re-release!

2016-02-23


LIFE 2016: LIMITED 7" VINYL
"But finally I have to get on with my life", Karl Bartos sums up in »Life« - this autobiographical track ist the first single taken from the forthcoming re-release album »Communication«. And it's one of the intimate moments of his live show when Bartos leaves his keyboard and gets on his mic right in front of the audience. »Life« with B-Side »Ultraviolet« is available in digital formats for the first time on 26 February: iTunes The 7" is limited to 1.000 pieces and will be released on 4 March. Pre-Order at the right side. Watch out for further news on our »Communication« re-release!

2016-02-09


COMMUNICATION RELOADED
We are happy to announce: Karl Bartos' so called lost album »Communication« will be re-released on 25 March as CD and LP+CD on Trocadero/Hamburg! Originally released in 2003 it has now been entirely and pristinely re-mastered by Michael Schwabe, Monoposto Düsseldorf/Germany, complete with the bonus track »Camera Obscura«. »Communication« will be available in digital formats for the first time. »Communication« is the first solo album by Karl Bartos - 13 years after leaving the legendary electronic group Kraftwerk - and it's a concept album: "»Communication« is about the way images shape our view of the world and how electronic media is going to change the contents of our culture", Bartos says in 2003. And he was right: this theme remains as relevant as ever in 2016. The world of media described and envisioned back then has now simply become a day-to-day reality.

2016-01-07


WELCOME 2016!
Looking forward to this year very much! Looking forward to more concerts with my band mates and media artists Sascha Wild (left) and Robert Baumanns! Looking forward to brilliant audiences and cool locations! There are things to come which we're absolutely excited about. Stay tuned, check our website and the social network for further information of our projects and plans! Pics: © Patrick Beerhorst

2015-09-07


NEUE "TRACKED IN ..." AKTION!
Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen, Bochum, Leipzig, Berlin aufgepasst: Ab heute findet Ihr dort unser Konzertplakat. Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung "Die Roboter. Eine Ausstellung zum Verhältnis von Mensch und Maschine" spielen wir am 20.11.2015 unsere audiovisuelle Live Show in der Stahlhalle der DASA. Am 21.11. freuen wir uns, im Haus Leipzig in Leipzig aufzuspielen, 24.11. sind wir im Berghain/Berlin. Auch in diesem Jahr setzen wir unsere Foto-Aktion "Tracked in ..." auf Facebook fort. Schickt uns also Pics des Plakats in Eurer Stadt (gerne mit Credit) an folgende Emailadresse: audiovision@karlbartos.com Alle Fotos werden im Karl Bartos-Facebook-Profil veröffentlicht. Wir freuen uns auf Eure Motive!

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2015-06-18


EXCLUSIVE LIVE SHOWS 2015
We are happy to announce that Karl Bartos plays three exclusive concerts in November 2015! More details to come! Ticket on sale at eventim.de

2015-05-22


Q&A BEIM KLINGT GUT! SYMPOSIUM
Premiere am neu eröffneten Kunst- und Mediencampus Hamburg: KLINGT GUT! heisst das erste Symposium für Tongestaltung, das die Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW) und die Hamburger Student Section der Audio Engineering Society auf die Beine gestellt haben. Mehr als 50 internationale Künstler und Wissenschaftler informieren an drei Tagen in Workshops, Vorträgen und Podiumsgesprächen über Sounddesign, Klangkunst und elektroakustische Musik im Zusammenhang mit visueller Gestaltung. Abgerundet wird das Symposium mit Live Performances und Installationen. Eigentlich ist es unmöglich, über Musik zu sprechen, heißt es. Am Freitag, 05.06., 18 Uhr, unternehmen Karl Bartos und Ästhetik-Professor Rainer Homann einen Versuch. Im Anschluss des Gesprächs beantworten Bartos und Homann gerne Fragen des Pubkliums.

2014-11-12


THANKS, MATES!
Being awarded as "The Man with the Golden Ear" at Soundedit 2014 in Lodz/Poland has been an experience for itself. This award is huge, I tell you. But what has thrilled me more than anything has been two little video clips the festival committee has produced as a surprise for me and the smashing audience. I feel honoured and glad for these fantastic words! Thanks, mates, for that! And see you soon! Andy McCluskey / Paul Humphreys: Peter Hook:

2014-08-06


THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN EAR
We are happy to announce that Karl Bartos will receive "The Man with the Golden Ear" award in the course of Soundedit 2014 in Lodz/Poland. The International Festival of Music Producers and Sound Designers takes place for the 6th time. "The Man with the Golden Ear" statuettes will be awarded to eminent producers and artists. Besides to Karl Bartos this year's awards go to Howie B (producer U2, Björk, Tricky), Lech Janerka (Polish songwriter), and John Cale. In addition to the award ceremony Karl Bartos will present his audio-visual live show on 24 October. Before his performance Laibach will be on stage as well. On 25 October there is a Question & Answer with Karl Bartos before the award ceremony (tba). To round it up the legendary Velvet Underground's John Cale will perform thereafter.

2014-06-25


SIGNED VINYL SOLD OUT! CD STILL AVAILABLE!
The signed and numbered OFF THE RECORD vinyl version is sold out, but we've some signed and numbered cds still in stock. GO TO SHOP

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2014-06-12


OFF THE RECORD – SIGNED & NUMBERED!
Released in March 2013 Karl Bartos' current album OFF THE RECORD has become a classic. Based on his musical jottings written down in a secret diary during electronic music's heyday, the 12 titles are as modern and timeless as all his compositions. Our audience appreciated this on his first Germany tour in eight years in January 2014. Now we are able to offer the album in two exclusive and limited versions! CD: Signed, numbered & limited to 100 pieces. First edition of the current Bartos album OFF THE RECORD including a 44 page booklet written by Karl Bartos. This issue with the elaborated booklet text will not be reprinted. Vinyl: This signed & numbered edition is limited to 100 pieces as well. The high quality 180 gr vinyl includes an album cd. Both limited editions are signed and numbered by Karl Bartos. Only one piece per order! Sorry! GO TO SHOP By the way: the previous cds COMMUNICATION / jewel case and ESPERANTO are sold out now. Sorry!

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2014-02-04


FROM STATION TO STATION BACK TO HAMBURG
The first part of our OFF THE RECORD TOUR 2014 went by like in a rush! Back home after 8 shows in Cologne, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Halle, NĂĽrnberg, Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen with smashing audiences in great venues and 5000 km on the road - team Bartos says thank you all! From left: RĂĽdiger Ladwig (Artist Management), Robert Baumanns (Electronic Voice/Sound Effects), Dominik Sebald (Video&Light Technic), Karl Bartos (Vocals/Keyboards/Film Works), Michael Ochs (Technic), Mathias Black (Electronic Voice/Technical Director), Sven Mouhcine (Technic), Bettina Michael (Management/on camera)

2014-01-10


CONGRATULATIONS, KRAFTWERK
Am 25. Januar 2014 erhält Kraftwerk als erste deutsche Popgruppe ĂĽberhaupt den Grammy Award fĂĽr ihr Lebenswerk. Karl Bartos, langjähriges Mitglied und Co-Autor vieler bekannter Elektro-Hits der DĂĽsseldorfer, startet an diesem Abend in Köln seine erste Deutschlandtour seit acht Jahren. "Ich freue mich riesig mit meiner ehemaligen Band. Es ist eine groĂźe Ehre, neben den Beatles oder den Isley Brothers fĂĽr das Lebenswerk ausgezeichnet zu werden", so Karl Bartos, der von 1975 bis 1990 Mitglied der Elektro-Pioniere war und als Co-Autor von „Die Roboter“, „Das Modell“, „Neonlicht“ , „Computer Liebe“, „Der Telefon Anruf“, „Tour de France“ Musikgeschichte schrieb. "NatĂĽrlich denke ich hier aber auch gerne an die anderen frĂĽheren Bandmitglieder Florian Schneider-Esleben und Wolfgang FlĂĽr, die ja ebenso maĂźgeblich am Erfolg der Gruppe beteiligt waren." Im März 2013 erschien Bartos' aktuelles Soloalbum OFF THE RECORD – von deutschen und internationalen Medien mit Euphorie gefeiert. Kickstart fĂĽr seine erste Deutschland-Tour seit acht Jahren ist der Abend der Verleihung des Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bartos: "Das ist ein ganz toller Zufall – fĂĽr mich wird das ein ganz besonderes Konzert. Und ich bin glĂĽcklich, es in der Live Music Hall in Köln mit Freunden und Fans feiern zu können." PRESS: (...) Die Hit-Maschine (...) Die Zeit (...) weil Bartos eben nie nur der "Zweite von links" war, also ein austauschbarer Zuarbeiter, sondern an vielen der groĂźen und berĂĽhmten (...)-Songs als Co-Autor mitgeschrieben hat. (...) Spiegel Online (...) (Bartos) erforscht weiterhin die Romantik der Maschinen. (...) Denn eins hat er dem Spätwerk des Museumswächters HĂĽtter ganz klar voraus: Melodien, Songs und ein GespĂĽr fĂĽr die Romantik von Einsen und Nullen. (...) Rolling Stone KARL BARTOS LIVE SHOWS 2014 25.01.2014 Live Music Hall, Köln 26.01.2014 Wagenhallen, Stuttgart 27.01.2014 Mousonturm, Frankfurt/M. 28.01.2014 Steintor VarietĂ©, Halle/Saale 29.01.2014 Festsaal K4, NĂĽrnberg 30.01.2014 Postbahnhof, Berlin 31.01.2014 GrĂĽnspan, Hamburg 01.02.2014 Amager Bio, Kopenhagen/DK EVENTIM ADTICKET AMAGER BIO/DK LIVE TRAILER 2014

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2014-01-02


TRAILER: OFF THE RECORD LIVE SHOWS 2014
Check out our live trailer 2014 YOU TUBE See you there: Off the Record Live Show 2014: Köln – Stuttgart – Frankfurt/M. – Halle/Saale – NĂĽrnberg – Berlin – Hamburg – DK, Copenhagen Get your tickets here: EVENTIM ADTICKET AMAGER BIO/DK

2013-12-23


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes, gesundes, wohlklingendes neues Jahr wünscht Karl Bartos und sein gesamtes Team Merry christmas and a happy New Year from Karl Bartos and his entire team

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2013-12-05


WELCOME, GYAT!
We are happy to announce our new cooperation with GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER – Live Music Booking Agency. Based in London & Barcelona, GYAT has 15 years experience of working in the live music industry, the roster covers all genres of music, from Pop to Americana, Rock 'n' Roll to French Chansons, priority is great live shows in every respect. AGENT: Paul McGivern, Christophe Quemin TERRITORY: Europe excluding Germany & Belgium GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER

2013-11-20


CONCERT PREMIERE IN DENMARK
After our last show of the Germany Tour in Hamburg we're heading to Denmark: On 1 February we'll premiere at Amager Bio with our audio-visual Off the Record-show! Looking forward to play Kopenhagen again very much. See you there for the first concert in Scandinavia 2014! Ticket sales start today: TICKETS

2013-11-14


FIRST CONCERT FILM 2013
On 12 August 2013 Karl Bartos premieres with his new live show at Mont Des Arts during the Brussels Summer Festival. Our first concert film shows his performance of "Atomium", first single of his current album "Off the Record". Thanks to Laurent Ingels and Jean-Marc Lederman for filming and editing the show! Thanks to BSF for providing us with the footage! More to come! Stay tuned! YOU TUBE VIMEO

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