NEW RELEASES ON ANT-ZEN: KLANGSTABIL. VERTRAUT. CD-EP. ANT-ZEN ACT246 this collection includes the original version of klangstabil's most well-known track, which captured the attention of listeners world-wide right from its first release on a compilation in 2002. besides that you will find eight interpretations of 'vertraut' demonstrating the versatility of work that can be extracted out of the catchy, familiar motif. some of the artists who have remixed the track have based their interpretation on intelligent dance music: the breakbeat-framed somatic responses version, a hybrid of breakcore and idm by u.s. project access to arasaka, keef baker's metric electro background, which turns into post-rock with dense guitars, and architect's daniel myer gives us dancefloor-capable pounding beats topped with a plausible new melody line to complement the original theme. torben wendt (diorama) turns 'vertraut' into beautiful melodic body music, while synapscape keep the original track structure but replace the instrumentation and beats, turning the theme into a heavy electronic floorburner. ksdj is maurizio blanco himself, adding some newly faceted rhythm patterns and melody lines, making his version a contemporary dj anthem. l'ombre from canada ends up the remix section with lush ambient electronica at its finest. the melancholic ambiance of 'zweiter schritt' and 'ein schritt weiter' not only close this release, but also mark the end of one of the most important chapters of klangstabil's existence. in 2002, the album 'kopfmusik' would have been published on ant-zen but only 6 tracks were produced to completion, one of which was 'vertraut'. The project was eventually renounced for personal reasons and 'vertraut' was the only track published in its original version. the artwork was already completed by aiga rasch, an old friend of klangstabil's, famous for her illustrations for the youth series 'die drei ???' in which, with her very distinct technique, she has achieved great success. after 'kopfmusik' klangstabil started straight away with 'taking nothing seriously' (2004) and incorporated some elements of 'kopfmusik' into it. the track 'ein schritt weiter' is an early, incomplete version of 'away'. other elements of 'kopfmusik' can be heard in 'lauf, lauf!' and 'beziehungsohr' from the album 'math & emotion' (2008). this release is not an album, it is the end of the story for 'kopfmusik' and its history, which accompanied klangstabil for 10 years. finally, they close that book and put it on the shelf. detailed information on 'vertraut' and 'kopfmusik' will be found in the enclosed cd booklet. available: 16june2k10 KLANGSTABIL. VERTRAUT. T-SHIRT. ANT-ZEN IKON92 black shirt w/ frontprint in silver & white ink: sizes: S, M, L, XL, one-sized girlie-shirt. available: 16june2k10 SQUAREMETER. HELIOGABAL. CD. ANT-ZEN ACT248 from ancient history and forward into modern posterity, the name of heliogabal a.k.a. elagabal has become the symbol of the roman iron age's vice and decadence as well as for how oriental influences were fatal to this culture. a massive conflict between conservative romans and those who followed the syrian religious traditions (themselves personified by the juvenile but extremely vain emperor himself) overshadowed heliogabal's reign. his rule disastrously failed due to the absence of a give-and-take philosophy and a lack of an understanding of the duties involved with wielding the power or a roman emperor. after the greek mythology of his last album 'nyx', mathis mootz took heliogabal's life as an inspiration for this release which marks the tenth anniversary of squaremeter. mootz' skills of creating unbearable tension and covering all bases between absolute silence up to vibrating choirs and distant industrial outbursts are clear on this album. 'heliogabal' is an intermixture of hypnotic deep drones, haunting basses and disturbing soundscapes. cinematic field recordings, intermittent hypnotic sequencer loops and urgent eruptions of sound merge into an incredible collection of atmospheric dark ambient tracks. this album might be useful as an imaginary trip into a sable, a cruel past where man had the potential of being a god - before finally being disgraced. available: 14june2k10 MIKA GOEDRIJK. LOOKING-GLASS WORLD. CD. ANT-ZEN ACT251 one year after pellicules, mika goedrijk presents the next aural view of his inner self with looking-glass world. musically, the self conceptional shift into the world of ambient idm sounds is evident. well placed patterns enriched with mellow guitar slides (dead air), melancholic piano lines (at the 11th hour), a distinctive (nearly) aphex-twin synth (white sand semantics), archaic trumpet calls (lost decade), pounding breakbeats with pulsing sub bass (rusty swiss army knife, le grand mal), make this release a fascinating blend of contemporary electronic tones. looking-glass world is an album of otherworldly ambience entwined with a blend of acoustic sounds and sheets of sequenced patterns. a highly aesthetic sonic universe, where moods and mastery melt into warm, repetitive arrangements. have a look into the looking-glass world. available: 21june2k10 NEW ITEMS IN THE ANT-ZEN DISTRIBUTION: GENEVIEVE PASQUIER. handle with care. cd-ep. umb kollektif. umb009. available: now!!! 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NEWSFLASH - ASCHE FEATURE IN GERMAN BODYSTYLER MAGAZINE http://www.electrozine.net/feature/asche-2010.html CONCERTS AND DATES: 04june2k10 imminent @ katacombes, montreal, canada info: http://www.myspace.com/katacombes 12june2k10 roger rotor @ slimelight, london, england info: http://www.slimelight.net 26june2k10 p.a.l @ slimelight, london, england info: http://www.slimelight.net 03july2k10 100blumen @ scharni38, berlin, germany info: http://www.myspace.com/scharni38 31july2k10 asche, rasputeen @ forum, bielefeld, germany info: http://www.myspace.com/bassbeben + http://www.forum-bielefeld.com 27-28august2k10 schlagstrom feat. morgenstern, sonar, twinkle, rasputeen, stephen stapleton & andrew liles, winterkälte, portion control, hybryds, job karma, sudden infant, incite/ and more info: http://www.myspace.com/schlagstrom 04september2k10 100blumen @ area 51, hilden, germany 04september2k10 genevieve pasquier, tonal y nagual, dogpop @ omega, erlangen, germany info: http://www.umbkollektif.com 11september2k10 100blumen, roger rotor, krankenzimmer 204 @ sedel, luzern, switzerland 30october2k10 100blumen @ batschkapp, frankfurt, germany info: http://www.batschkapp.de + http://www.electronicdanceart.de 10-14november2k10 IX wroclaw industrial festival feat. contagious orgasm, beequeen, clair obscur, cindytalk, konstruktivists, fetish park, job karma and more info: http://www.myspace.com/wroclawindustrialfestival 27november2k10 100blumen @ derklub, osnabrück, germany info: http://venyoo.de/veranstaltungsort/24072/dk-der-klub-osnabrueck ant-zen. audio & visual arts. p.o. box 1257. 93135 lappersdorf. bavaria / germany http://www.ant-zen.com . http://www.myspace.com/antzen .