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the new age — no modern times

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

been looking for this 7 inch record for some time now, and finally got my hands on it. i can’t recall exactly how i came across this band, but it’s been a few years now that i have been looking for it. the new age is a band from kassel, germany and this record is put out by iron curtain records in 1980. the record contains the catalogue number “ICR 001″ which gives the indication that this was the first release of iron curtain label. it contains two songs “electric girl” and a remake of the famous zager and evans song “in the year 2525″. this seems to be the only vinyl released by the new age, other releases include a few live tapes and a soundtrack for a film.

what i found quite intriguing about the iron curtain was how the label was created. it was an initiative that came out of students from a video class in the kassel art academy at the end of the 70s as a production and a publishing platform. this meant they also published quite a few art and music fanzines during that time. this production and publishing platform had a station, which was an old abandoned industrial building in kassel. it’s also interesting how the music in some ways also reflects the political attitudes of that time in germany, a constant tension between the east and the west, two different cultural fields prevailing at that time. it’s also important to note the logo of the label made out of a barbered wire, with punk aesthetics.

The Backgrounds

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

This is an album cover I designed for The Backgrounds, a band lead by my good friend Andy Martin. You can download the entire album for free here

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Surf

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

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Here goes my small tape collection :)

Monday, April 27th, 2009

12

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3

When I grow up

Monday, February 16th, 2009

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This is easily the best song I’ve heard so far in 2009.

Currently Listening

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Att Som

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Posters for Sego Festival #3

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

To see last year’s poster click here.

Currently listening to

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Recent Acquisitions

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Sigur Rós turns into Animal Collective

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008


Sigur Rós – “Gobbledigook” (MP3)

Bjork-Wanderlust

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Click here

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

The Kosova government has just announced a competition for the new National Anthem. The rules are that it should be 30 seconds to one minute long and have no lyrics. The other rules are that “It should also bear no similarity to the anthems of any country, party or movement, or imply loyalty towards any particular ethnic community.” I still can’t decide if the part about having no lyrics is ridiculous or cool. Read here

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

During one of her shows in Tokyo last month, Bjork dedicated her song “Declare Independence” to Kosovo. You can read a small article about it here. She was also scheduled to play EXIT Festival in Serbia this summer, but her performance is now canceled by EXIT’s general manager. Read about it here.