Me Succeeds – We wait for you in the whirlpool (Soundtrack for a universe)
With their new album „We wait for you in the whirlpool (Soundtrack for a universe)“ Me Succeeds enter an experimental and ambient cosmos based on their own parameters. Unknown universes, unseen constellations and non-existing worlds are explored in nine tracks that leave space for various interpretation and wide imagination. By the abdication of beats and percussion the band breaks with their rhythm based tradition of former releases and fully focuses on their synthesizers, samples, bass and clarinet. The unique leading voice of singer Mona Steinwidder is set pointed on just two tracks of the album, making its appearance feel like a rare sight of a singular phenomenon. The album is released digital on the band’s own run label ststst and as a limited cassette edition with golden print on transparent body in a retro yet timeless design.
Cricket Talk ststst guest mix
Our friend Levente invited us to a guest mix for his radio show Cricket Talk at Mutant Radio. We merged some of our current fav experimental, ambient tracks with yet unpublished material of the upcoming ststst releases by Museum of No Art and Me Succeeds to an hour of pure stst-sound therapie.
ststst mix#002 – Museum of No Art
As her alter ego Museum Of No Art ststst co-founder Mona Steinwidder merges tunes for our second mixtape. Join in for a warm walk through experimental, ambient and yet jazzy fields of sound.
ststst mix#001 – Lorin Strohm
The first ststst mix tape is curated by label co-founder Lorin Strohm. The musician and graphic designer is blending ambient and experimental sounds with his love for soundtrack and instrumental tunes ending up in the latest ststst release by Museum of No Art: soaking up the whole lake.
Museum of No Art – Improvisations on clarinet and time-stretched space
Museum of No Art’s two track Ep is the outcome of a clarinet live improvisation session the artist Mona Steinwidder recorded in her studio in Hamburg. The basic idea for each piece was to fill a 15 minute space spontaneously starting with a solo clarinet instrumentation and letting it expand through building up meditating loops and overdubs. Accompanied by extended, transformed and pitched field recordings taken out of their natural context a very own undefined time is created. With the approach of an Impressionist the focus is not the landscape itself, it is the light and the colours that create the surrounding.
The Ep is also available as limited tape edition in various design and colour. The upcoming Museum of No Art debut album will be released via Seance Centre in July 2020.
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Me Succeeds – Beauty Comes From Strange Places (Commissioned Work)
For this commissioned work fashion design innovators of "University of Applied Science Bielefeld" and experimental pop duo Me Succeeds teamed up to curate a unique live experience of a fashion show. Composing the soundtrack Mona Steinwidder and Lorin Strohm adapted the moods and design of each collection in order to generate a modular self-contained live set. The vision was to break free the rules of a classic fashion walk vibe and end up remixing the show and the proposition of each collection: emotional fragments in combination with a strong, energetic rhythm section – consistently blurring the lines between art, technology and wildly experimental, boundary-pushing fashion design.
Iron Curtis – Mt Gordon (Me Succeeds The Drama of Mt Gordon Remix)
Iron Curtis – Mt Gordon (The Drama of Mt Gordon Remix)
In this case the individual bits and pieces are greater than just one sum. After Johannes Paluka aka Iron Curtis has been creating several remixes for Hamburg experimental pop duo Me Succeeds, now Mona Steinwidder und Lorin Strohm turned it the other way around and reworked the track »Mt Gordon« of the Berlin based dj and producer. The progress started in the summer of 2018 and by improvising and adding more and more layers to the original stems they ended up with loads of pretty interesting material. Mona und Lorin decided to open up the one remix widely and to let it tell its very own dramatic story of »Mt Gordon«. With five possibly connected directions of the origin track the remixes are built on the precept of classical drama waiting for the climax and the inevitable ranting end. Still every part stands independently and the five tracks vary between clean and minimal soundscape to warmly loaded vocal tunes and pushing dark break beats.