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FREMDKUNST – THE BLUE MARBLE EP

Fremdkunst - The Blue MarbleA new Fremdkunst EP touched down at Kitchen Dip Recordings!

Named ‘The Blue Marble’, this EP is once again an exploration of the outer-limits of the Fremdkunst-universe by DJ Mace (initiator of Fremdkunst and co-owner of Fremdtunes) and friends. Ambientlike soundscapes & robust beats – almost submerging in pools of glitches,  reverb and samples, but always managing to keep floating on strong rhythmtracks and catchy melodies.

Special guests are Wiboud Burkens (on keys) and guitar-hero slash trumpeteer Shycop. Coco Bryce pulls out a set of breakbeats on his off-kilter remix of ‘Das Abendland ft Erwin Vann’ (of the Zauberschwein im krankenhaus album). Inspiration comes from the works of David Toop, Edvard Grieg, Arthur Schnitzler, Paul van Tongeren, Flexus, Lars von Trier, Z-Factor and others.

Produced, composed, written and mixed by DJ Mace
Additional synths on 1 and 4 by Wiboud Burkens
Trumpet & (additional) guitar on 2 and 3 by Tristan Driesenaar (Shycop)
Remix by Coco Bryce
Mastered by Incise
Artwork by Omar Radwan

1. Pictures at an 1889 exhibition ft Wiboud Burkens (EP version)
2. Golden Years ft Shycop
3. Une jeunesse que l’avenir inquiète trop souvent ft Shycop
4. Borne back ceaselessly into the past ft Wiboud Burkens
5. Das Abendland ft Erwin Vann (Melancholera Rewerk by Coco Bryce)

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FREMDKUNST UPDATE FEBRUARY 12 2012

It’s been out for a while now, but I didn’t mention it on this website yet, so… The latest tune by Fremdkunst is featured on the Redrum Release, Songs of Charcoal.  From classical music to trip hop, soundtrack, avant-garde electronic experiments and beyond. Artwork is done by visual artist Faranú, inspired by the music: when music becomes visual…Featuring a range of international top producers and musicians including: Florian Magnus Maier, Arts the beatdoctor, The Eerier Child, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, DJ Optimus among others! Pick it up here!

I also like to mention the forthcoming release ‘The Blue Marble’ by Fremdkunst. This 5-track EP will be released on US-based label Kitchen Dip Recordings. So stay tuned!

Plus: Fremdkunst is on Facebook now, so for your regular Fremdkunst-updates visit www.facebook.com/fremdkunst.

Till next time!

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ZAUBERSCHWEIN OUT NOW!

Today we release the definitive ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhausalbum by Fremdkunst! Previously released as seperate EP’s, it’s now re-mastered and all loose ends are tied up. With tracks by DJ Mace, Optimus & Vindictiv and guest-appearances by Erwin Vann, Mete Erker, Nicolas Kummert, Rene Everts, Shycop and Freq.

Now available at Amazon, Boomkat, Digital Tunes and many other stores!

Of course, if you’d like to you can still (as far as bandcamp allows us to give away free downloads) download the original EP’s right here:

EP 1: Zauberschwein by candlelight EP 2: O sweet schwein of mine EP 3: Like Zauberhulk

PLUS: to celebrate this release, we’ve uploaded a free Fremdkunst bonus-remix-track called ‘The Fable of the Bees‘!

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ZAUBERSCHWEIN IM KRANKENHAUS

On June 4th we’ll put out the complete ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhaus‘ album! Previously released as seperate EP’s, it’s now re-mastered and all loose ends are tied up. Juno has the exclusive: you can already download it on May 28.

The other stores will follow on June 4th.

Of course, if you’d like to you can still download the original EP’s right here:
EP 1: Zauberschwein by candlelight
EP 2: O sweet schwein of mine
EP 3: Like Zauberhulk

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‘LIKE ZAUBERHULK’ OUT NOW!

Exactly one year ago we released the free ‘Zauberschwein by candlelight’ EP by Fremdkunst. This was the first in a series called ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhaus’. After the release of part 2 ‘O sweet schwein of mine‘ in June, it’s time to bring the series to a closure with ‘Like Zauberhulk‘‘Like Zauberhulk’ is a 6-track EP and one more time DJ Mace and friends explore the outer-limits of the nihilistic Fremdkunst-universe.

DJ Mace, initiator of Fremdkunst, takes on ‘Like Zauberhulk’ care of most of the productions. Vindictiv produced the bone-shattering ‘Kees de Rauwe Bonk’. DJ Optimus produced the nerve-wrecking remix of ‘Elodie Sanson’. Special guests are saxophone magician Erwin Vann on ‘Das Abendland’ and key-player Freq on ‘Occupy Utopia’. The bonus-track ‘Lab & Live’ includes live-recordings of a performance by Fremdkunst in 2010 with DJ’s Mace, Optimus and Vindictiv, guitar-hero Shycop, Baba Sissoko (percussion, vocals) and trumpeter Eric Vloeimans. As usual, the magnificent Mister Adam created the artwork. Inspiration comes from the works of Charles Taylor (the Canadian), Drive, The Occupy Movement, A. Schopenhauer, D’Angelo, Nelson George, The Snail, Lars Svendsen, Skateboard Kings and Gustave Flaubert.

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Read more on Fremdkunst at www.fremdtunes.com.

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FREMDKUNST NOVELTIES

Hi again: it’s been a while, so we have some novelties for you!

First of all, OptiMace (DJ’s Mace & Optimus, two main caracters in Fremdkunst) just released ‘This music is not music’ on the great netlabel/community Kitchen Dip Recordings: go download the music for free at http://kitchendip.org/optimace-thismusicisnotmusic/!

Second: Fremdkunst released a remix on Black Hole Records for Dunugoz vs Tha Roofas. The orginal track is called ‘Anita’s theme’ and is remix in itself of a tune by Dutch singer Anita Meyer. Really? Yes, really. You stream the track right here: http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/1811888-02.htm

For more novelties concerning Fremdkunst and related recordlabel Fremdtunes: www.fremdtunes.com.

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FREE TRACK – DAS ABENDLAND FT ERWIN VANN

Another free brand new Fremdkunst track featuring saxophone virtuoso Erwin Vann on a downtempo hyperspacebeat, produced by DJ Mace. This track preludes ‘Zauberhulk’ which is part of the series ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhaus’ by Fremdkunst. Enjoy and make sure you stay up-to-date and receive more extra’s via our mailinglist.

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O SWEET SCHWEIN OF MINE – OUT NOW!

We are proud to present you a brand new Fremdkunst release! ‘

‘O sweet schwein of mine’ is another free download EP by Fremdkunst. This 6-track EP is part of ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhaus’, a series of EP’s on which DJ Mace, Optimus, Vindictiv and special guests (Nicolas Kummert & René Everts amongst others) are exploring the outer-limits of the nihilistic Fremdkunst-universe.

Direct downloadlink: http://fremdtunes.bandcamp.com/album/o-sweet-schwein-of-mine

‘O sweet schwein of mine’ is produced with the help of a variety of instruments like the Technics sl1200, Akai s2800, Fender Rhodes, Cubase, Ableton, Serato, Korg MS-50 & monotron, Roland Juno 106 & 6, Korg Poly-800, SP12, MPC, Yamaha Portasound, saxophone, effect-pedals and an old tape-recorder. Inspiration comes from the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sofia Coppola, Model 500, Daedelus, Doe Maar, Oddissee, Nite Jewel, Jay McInerney, D.A.F., Clifford Brown, Max Stirner, Mulatu Astatke, Tangerine Dream, Hans Otte, Wagon Christ, Thomas Mann, DJ Premier, Sabrina and Halbe Zijlstra.

You can download the first EP ‘Zauberschwein by candlelight’ right here: http://fremdtunes.bandcamp.com/album/zauberschwein-by-candlelight

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FREMDTUNES – THE SERIES 2 – OUT SOON

We’re very pleased to let you know that one of the Zauberschwein by candlelight tracks by Fremdkunst will appear on vinyl. Namely, the labelsampler Fremdtunes – the series 2 contains the track ‘This side of paradise’. This second edition of the Fremdtunes labelsampler series also contains music by DJ Optimus ft Prince Po (Organized Konfusion!), DJ Devastate ft Segerfalk, Jameszoo, Vindictiv and Boulaone. The digital release will be out on May 9th. The vinyl (with silckscreen printed cover and pressed in very limited numbers!) will be out on May 30. The record is available at http://www.rushhour.nl/store_detailed.php?item=59366 for pre-orders.

 The teaser is done by the always-electrifying Superelectric. Mister Adam, the indefatigable, did the great artwork.

Read more on this 6-track 12″ right here. Also, scratchedvinyl.com did a review. Read here!

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OPTIMACE – USED FUTURE EP

Fremdkunst related artists dj’s Mace and Optimus (together OptiMace) will release their EP ‘Used Future’ on April 18th on vinyl. The digital version of the début EP  is out now! The EP is the result of an intensive cooperation between the two, using all types of equipment like vintage samplers & synthesizers, fx-pedals, turntables, ‘ordinary’ instruments and materials like stoves and brushes. OptiMace created a playful mixture of dusty, jazzy beats, electronics and soundscapes. The two, who also combine forces in label Fremdtunes, invited Belgium saxophone player Erwin Vann to add some mind-blowing brass to the tracks. The digital version comes with a bonus-track, Flash, featuring DJ Vindictiv. Rush Hour distributes the vinyl (out on 04/18/2011). The artwork is done by Klaas Verplancke and Mister Adam.

Order the digital release (mp3/wav) right here: Boomkat,  Digital Tunes, DJ Tunes, iTunes, Juno

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