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Karl Bartos: Musica Ex Machina

Musica Ex Machina" is taken from Karl Bartos' latest album "Off The Record". The album's available on CD and Vinyl: http://shop.tapeterecords.com/karl-bartos-off-the-record.html

For tour dates also check http://karlbartos.com

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Karl Bartos - Musica Ex Machina on MUZU.TV.

Karl Bartos: Without a Trace of Emotion

This just in today:

OFF THE RECORD OUT NOW!

THE ALBUM "OFF THE RECORD"
For Off the Record, Karl Bartos has opened up his music archive for the very first time. He rediscovered and analysed hundreds of tapes, piles of sheet music, and years of digital media. Inspired by his acoustic diary and adding his experience as a composer and producer, he has created twelve brand new songs, written and performed with masterly skill.

It took him two years to accomplish this original Bartos album: iron crystal music, vocoder newspeak, robot sounds, digital glitch, techno pop, catchy melodies, electronic avant-garde, roaring silence, futurism, and, of course, those rhythms! Rhythms of brutal minimalistic impact as found on the much-sampled "Numbers" recorded three decades ago and described by Mike Banks of Underground Resistance as "the secret code of electronic funk".

SECOND SINGLE "WITHOUT A TRACE OF EMOTION"

What must it be like for an artist to live with the image of being a legend? Surely not the worst thing that can happen. But is it always a comfortable experience? This single, lifted from his new album "Off The Record" sees Karl Bartos reflect upon the creative period as a member of the legendary group Kraftwerk for the first time. He meets the showroom dummy Herr Karl, his alter ego, and they strike up a conversation. Bartos reveals a sharp sense of humour and self-irony through the film which accompanies the single, referencing every conceivable cliché of pop stardom: dress code, interviews, champagne, mirror image, persecution complex. Yet Herr Karl, as one might suspect, remains unwaveringly cool, "without a trace of emotion".

Chaplin - Let us all unite!

Take one of the most moving speeches in movie history, add a good measure of musical ingenuity and the outcome is quite amazing:

Interview mit Karl Bartos (Deutsch)

Ein 1-A Interview mit Karl - interessante und intelligente Fragen und Antworten. Sehr sehenswert imo. :)

WAAAAAGH! THE SPIDERS ARE COMING!

But of *course* Australian spiders not only are so poisonous that they can kill you just by looking in your general direction - no, they also have started to work their way UP the foodchain apparently.

From birds (AUSTRALIAN birds too - they probably have Gatling guns and tactical nukes over there!) it's not it's not too far to little mammals. And then come bigger mammals - and next thing you know you come home one day and find your bulldog wrapped in a cocoon and dangling from the ceiling...

Extra Credits on Penny Arcade

I just watched this show for the first time (like 10 episodes in a row) and can only highly recommend it to everyone who also is interested in games and gaming:

Extra Credits on Penny Arcade

It's more about gaming itself than specific games, but, man, is it well researched and interesting! (when you go to the original page you can even watch it without having to choose an advert first)

Radio Dead Air's "Musical Chair"

Gee - Nash found some really great musicians online!

Jonathan Coulton & GLaDOS: Want you gone - Mashed Potato Duo

Yes, it took me a while, but I had to do a duet version of the Portal 2 song as well, hope you like it! :)

Cinema Snob and Brows Held High do Shakespeare

Two of my favourite online reviewers tackling a Troma adaptation of the greatest love story of all times:

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