APPARAT + BAND
There has been always a difference between my "rave" liveshows and my mellow records. I am into the "rave" thing and thats why i play more dancy on dancefloors. Nevertheless, i think this album should be played live and thats why i started the Apparat band. The band sets will be lot more mellow - they will be concerts. Raz Ohara is joining me playing the stage piano and Jörg Waehner hits the drums. We will be on tour in europe after the summer. I just want to make sure - for those who saw one of the first band shows and wondered what happened to apparat - in the future i will play BOTH - the raveshow and the concert. "Apparat" will be rave and "Apparat Band" will be a concert.
PLURAMON + JULIA HUMMER
A modular project founded in 1996 by Marcus Schmickler, Pluramon is a virtuoso purveyor of the indie-pop-noise sound of the late 1980s and early 1990s. While their previous album entitled ‘Dreams Top Rock’ may bring to mind MayBe Vlenlite, Pluramon has a tone that is very much its own, characterised by its incisive use of electronic sound. A key ingredient of Pluramon’s hypnotic music is the bewitching, haunting voice of Mary J. Cruise, familiar to many from her collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch. The new album “The Monstrous Surplus” features additional guest appearances by great songwriter Julia Hummer and NYC based fine artist Jutta Koether.