Jun 142010
 
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!!!
V.A.. 10 YEARS OF TRANSMISSION. cd. umb kollektif. umb010. available:
free with every initial order!
SHORAI. it was listening with mechanical precision. cd. hands.
hands-d145. available: now!!!
16PAD NOISE TERRORIST. utopia. cd. hands. hands-d146. available: now!!!
MASCHINENKRIEGER KR52 VS. DISRAPTOR. meltdown. cd. hands. hands-d147.
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V.A.. FORMS OF HANDS 10. cd. hands. hands-d148. available: now!!!
NULLGRAD. the sheperds satellite. cd. hands. hands-d149.
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MORBUS M.. forget the past. cd. hands. hands-d150. available: now!!!
FRACTIONAL. blood. cd. tympanik audio. ta038. available: now!!!
SE. l36. cd. tympanik audio. ta039. available: now!!!
GEOMATIC. 64 light years away. cd. tympanik audio. ta040.
available: 01july2k10
SNOG. city. cd-ep. psy-harmonics. psy-066. available: now!!!
THE MAN. about popmusic and wildthings. cd-r. le petit machiniste.
lpm019. available: now!!!
V.A.. MAIN CONTROL BOARD. cd. lagunamuch. lmc1002. available: now!!!
MAD EP + AREA FILTHY ONE. brimstone bangerz vol.1. 12".
spectraliquid. slq009. available: now!!!
HECQ. sura. 12". ad noiseam. adn128. available: 11june2k10
NIVEAU ZERO. in_sect. cd. ad noiseam. adn129. available: 11june2k10
KARSTEN PFLUM. nemo loon. 12". ad noiseam. adn130.
available: late june2k10
BONG-RA. monster. cd-ep. ad noiseam. adn131cd. available: late june2k10
BONG-RA. monster. 12". ad noiseam. adn131ep. available: late june2k10

NEWSFLASH - PROJECT PITCHFORK REMIX BY KLANGSTABIL

while p.p. are working on their new studio album, here's a little
surprise for you:
'remixed' is a digital ep containing 6 outstanding remixes of 4 songs
from the  "dream,tiresias!" album, featuring 'passion - renegade of
noise rmx' by daniel myer and 'the tide - the big tua mix by
klangstabil'.
'remixed' is available now on all digital stores, for example amazon,
iTunes, CDBaby...

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 .