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2016-09-24


Out 07.10.: LIMITED COMMUNICATION BOX SET
That's what we're looking for: Our label Trocadero will release a strictly LIMITED COMMUNICATION BOX SET on 7.10. This collector's item contains all COMMUNICATION 2016 products plus some quite exclusive benefits like a "I'm The Message"-Poster and 3 pictographic prints. You'll find an originally sigend Karl Bartos potrait and a USB card incl. all formats plus video and graphics. Pre-Order: TROCADERO SHOP JPC AMAZON FORCED EXPOSURE (USA) SONIC RENDEZVOUS (Benelux) The COMMUNICATION BOX SET is strictly limited to 1.000 pieces and comes in a mock up-box: 1. 12“ Vinyl-Album "Communication" 2. exclusive DIN A1 Poster „I´m The Message“ (mm: 594 x 841 / inch: 23,3 x 33,1) 3. limited 7“-Vinylsingle „Life“ 4. limited 7“-Vinylsingle „15 Minutes Of Fame“ 5. 1 7" signed Karl Bartos portrait 6. 3 pictographic prints 7. Digipak CD-Album 8. USB Card incl. all formats, plus 12“ remix-single (Matthew Herbert´s Doctor Rockit Remix), video, graphics

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2016-06-23


GET SIGNED ITEM FOR FREE - REGISTER NOW!
Seems a lot of people liked our latest call. Let's do a second turn then! Register for good: Get our newsletter and be the FIRST to hear of new music, new films, new content, and specials. You will benefit from exclusive in advance information only for our newsletter subscribers. Take your chance - subscribe now: Newsletter Registration The first 50 subscribers will receive a signed Karl Bartos item for free! This special offer ends on Saturday, 25 June 2016. Shipping starts by mid July.

2016-06-07


100.000 BESUCHER "DIE ROBOTER"
Wow, die 8. Jahrgangsstufe der Hauptschule Wermelskirchen wurde als 100.000. Besucher der Dortmunder Austellung "Die Roboter" von DASA-Leiter Gregor Isenbort empfangen. Und Klassenlehrerin Susanne Weyers freute sich über die signierte CD von Karl Bartos, der im November 2015 zur Eröffnung live spielte. Das Konzert in der Stahlhalle war auch für uns etwas ganz besonderes: Dank von Karl Bartos, Robert Baumanns, Sascha Wild, Michael Ochs, Mathias Black, Marcel Giesemann, a2b2c/Nürnberg, Rüdiger Ladwig, Bettina Michael Fotos: ©Andreas Wahlbrink

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2016-06-02


GET SIGNED ITEM FOR FREE - REGISTER NOW!
Register for good: Get our newsletter and be the FIRST to hear of new music, new films, new content, and specials. You will benefit from exclusive in advance information only for our newsletter subscribers. Take your chance - subscribe: Newsletter Registration The first 50 subscribers will receive a signed Karl Bartos item for free! This special offer ends on Sunday, 5 June 2016. Shipping starts by the end of June.

2016-05-20


15 MINUTES OF FAME 2016: LIMITED 7"
Officially out now: another 7" taken from the re-issued album Communication – limited to 1.000 pieces! Originally released in 2000, the programmatic track »15 Minutes of Fame« was the first single Bartos released and was an exciting peek into the world that was his upcoming full album. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s statement, “In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes,” Bartos used this as a template to comment on the increasing rise of celebrity culture unleashed by casting shows, reality TV programs, cooking contests etc. As Warhol had predicted and Bartos also tapped into, anyone could, and was becoming, famous, whether it was through singing, dancing, cooking, losing weight or surviving in a fake jungle. Communication takes this theme and societal observations further by focusing them through multiple aspects, of what Bartos calls our “new media reality”. Available digitally for the first time.

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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, Nürnberg, Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen with smashing audiences in great venues and 5000 km on the road - team Bartos says thank you all! From left: Rüdiger 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 überhaupt den Grammy Award für ihr Lebenswerk. Karl Bartos, langjähriges Mitglied und Co-Autor vieler bekannter Elektro-Hits der Düsseldorfer, startet an diesem Abend in Köln seine erste Deutschlandtour seit acht Jahren. "Ich freue mich riesig mit meiner ehemaligen Band. Es ist eine große Ehre, neben den Beatles oder den Isley Brothers für 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. "Natürlich denke ich hier aber auch gerne an die anderen früheren Bandmitglieder Florian Schneider-Esleben und Wolfgang Flür, die ja ebenso maßgeblich 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 für seine erste Deutschland-Tour seit acht Jahren ist der Abend der Verleihung des Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bartos: "Das ist ein ganz toller Zufall – für mich wird das ein ganz besonderes Konzert. Und ich bin glücklich, 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 großen und berühmten (...)-Songs als Co-Autor mitgeschrieben hat. (...) Spiegel Online (...) (Bartos) erforscht weiterhin die Romantik der Maschinen. (...) Denn eins hat er dem Spätwerk des Museumswächters Hütter ganz klar voraus: Melodien, Songs und ein Gespür für 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 Varieté, Halle/Saale 29.01.2014 Festsaal K4, Nürnberg 30.01.2014 Postbahnhof, Berlin 31.01.2014 Grünspan, Hamburg 01.02.2014 Amager Bio, Kopenhagen/DK EVENTIM ADTICKET AMAGER BIO/DK LIVE TRAILER 2014

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