D/B Recommends: Schneider TM & Jochen Arbeit @ West Germany Berlin | Sunday, 06.11.2011

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Since the late 80’s Dirk Dresselhaus is active in different musical fields. From 1989 until 1997 he played and sang in indie-noiserock and -pop bands like Locust Fudge or Hip Young Things.

[audio:schneider tm – 999.mp3]Before he became more active in electronic music around 1997 with his project Schneider TM (City Slang, Mute, Earsugar), which is responsible for a couple of experimental electro-freak-pop albums and mini-hits like Reality Check or a coverversion of a song by The Smiths called The Light 3000.

The track is an electronic music cover of “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” by the Smiths and was recently voted by The Wire magazine as one of the best cover versions ever recorded.

Next to many one-off projects like composing and recording music for movies, theater or radioplays, he plays & records with freeform noise-projects like Angel (w/ Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic) and Mr. Schmuck’s Farm (w/ Hildur Gudnadottir) on a regular basis. Due to the brilliant economical situation in the music industry, Dirk Dresselhaus and Michael Beckett started their own indielabel MirrorWorldMusic in 2007.

Schneider TM | The Light 3000

Jochen Arbeit is closely linked to the history of Teutonic experimental rock music over recent decades. Guitar player with Einstürzende Neubauten and former member of another mythical band on the 1980s Berlin scene, Die Haut, Arbeit also boasts a solo career which is full of rich ingredients and striking attitudes.

He did pieces for dance, film and theatre, and worked with artistic activists such as AADK (Abraham Hurtado/Vania Rovisco), Supercosy Klangwerkstatt (Yuko Matsuyama, Kotomi Nishiwaki), Soundscapes (Live Improvisation Concert Series) and Aufladetechnische Konferenz (Paul Lemp, Mark Boombastik, Brian Mitchell). His hyperactive production is driven by a punk and dada spirit, with forays into electronica and the elegant finish of a meticulous tailor.
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Schneider TM & Jochen Arbeit LIVE

Sunday, 06 November 2011 | 20:00 CET
West Germany | Skalitzer Str. 133 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg

www.schneidertm.net | jochenarbeit.com | mirrorworldmusic.com | West Germany on Last.fm

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