RECORD COLLECTOR / UKA MASTER OF HIS KRAFT
By Oregano Rathbone
(...) And now, eight years after his name graced a release (2005’s Camera Obscura/Super 8 single), here’s Off The Record, 12 new songs inspired by a comprehensive delve through Bartos’ sound archive, retrieving fragments of melody and utilising them as springboards for full-blown compositions. (...)
Does Hausmusic stem from your childhood memories?
Yes: my mother und my uncle singing Bavarian folk music. Some events from your childhood stay with you all your life. (...)
Without A Trace Of Emotion (...)
I made a funny film about it with my showroom dummy, which I call "Herr Karl". (...) We had so many days laughing about this beautiful guy, he's so cool (...) So the whole record is like playing with my past; but I have to insist that it's really up to date because it's all new compositions, based upon some lines that I found in my archive. (...)
Full interview in the print issue