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.
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)Â°
Concept, Story and Screenplay: Karl Bartos
THEY DO THE ART WORK: WEISSRAUM.DE(SIGN)° Exclusively for the first release of Â»CommunicationÂ« 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 Â»I'm The MessageÂ«. 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 Â»Off The RecordÂ« (2013/Bureau B) and of course, continues with the total artwork for the Â»CommunicationÂ« 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 Â»CommunicationÂ« re-release!
LIFE 2016: LIMITED 7" VINYL "But finally I have to get on with my life", Karl Bartos sums up in Â»LifeÂ« - this autobiographical track ist the first single taken from the forthcoming re-release album Â»CommunicationÂ«. 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. Â»LifeÂ« with B-Side Â»UltravioletÂ« is available in digital formats for the first time on 26 February:
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 Â»CommunicationÂ« re-release!
COMMUNICATION RELOADED We are happy to announce: Karl Bartos' so called lost album Â»CommunicationÂ« 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 DĂĽsseldorf/Germany, complete with the bonus track Â»Camera ObscuraÂ«. Â»CommunicationÂ« will be available in digital formats for the first time.
Â»CommunicationÂ« is the first solo album by Karl Bartos - 13 years after leaving the legendary electronic group Kraftwerk - and it's a concept album:
"Â»CommunicationÂ« 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.
NEUE "TRACKED IN ..." AKTION! Dortmund, DĂĽsseldorf, Essen, Bochum, Leipzig, Berlin aufgepasst: Ab heute findet Ihr dort unser Konzertplakat. Zur ErĂ¶ffnung der Ausstellung "Die Roboter. Eine Ausstellung zum VerhĂ¤ltnis 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:
Alle Fotos werden im Karl Bartos-Facebook-Profil verĂ¶ffentlicht. Wir freuen uns auf Eure Motive!
Q&A BEIM KLINGT GUT! SYMPOSIUM Premiere am neu erĂ¶ffneten Kunst- und Mediencampus Hamburg: KLINGT GUT! heisst das erste Symposium fĂĽr Tongestaltung, das die Hochschule fĂĽr Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW) und die Hamburger Student Section der Audio Engineering Society auf die Beine gestellt haben. Mehr als 50 internationale KĂĽnstler und Wissenschaftler informieren an drei Tagen in Workshops, VortrĂ¤gen und PodiumsgesprĂ¤chen ĂĽber Sounddesign, Klangkunst und elektroakustische Musik im Zusammenhang mit visueller Gestaltung. Abgerundet wird das Symposium mit Live Performances und Installationen.
Eigentlich ist es unmĂ¶glich, ĂĽber Musik zu sprechen, heiĂźt es. Am Freitag, 05.06., 18 Uhr, unternehmen Karl Bartos und Ă„sthetik-Professor Rainer Homann einen Versuch. Im Anschluss des GesprĂ¤chs beantworten Bartos und Homann gerne Fragen des Pubkliums.
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:
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, BjĂ¶rk, 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.
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!
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)
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
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:
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!