Tag Archives: Switzerland

christian marclay’s vinyl projects

One of the world’s most fantastic arts & vinyl men, mesdames et messieurs it’s Christian Marclay! Also: check his clever Footstepsproject + lp on RecRec (rec. 1988, rel. 1989)! Full story here: http://www.futureshipwreck.com/2011/04/record-on-the-floor-christian-marclays-footsteps/ + have a look inside Phaidon’s book on Marclay here (2005, ISBN 9780714843742) ànd enjoy Rob Young’s 2005 interview too while you’re at it, parbleu!

claudine not jacques chirac


Claudine Chirac, ladies and gentlemen! Of Grauzone and Starter fame …
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Claudine+Chirac
http://www.ndw-wiki.org/index.php?title=Chirac%2C_Claudine
http://guteluft.blogspot.com/2008/11/claudine-chirac.html

swiss starter

From Switzerland / Svizzera / la Suisse / die Schweiz: it’s Starter! Their (untitled) debut lp (recorded in Bern in 1981) has just been reprinted by Dark Entries (who have a very impractical site), cat. no. DE-016. Should you buy their reissue, see to it you get the A4 inlay ànd the badge too. Main reasons for purchase: “Lunapark” by the original Francis Foss + Claudine Chirac + Jet Harbour line-up, and the lone bonus track by the Foss & Gray duo Victim(1985) … plus the interview below, perhaps. Also, I’m guessing Starter’s “Tanger” (co-written by Stephan Eicher) is where current Swiss act What’s Wrong With Us? got their name from … (Curious for thèir new albumNot Enough“, incidentally.)
http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/?p=1306
http://www.darkentriesrecords.com/?page_id=47/
http://blog.bomarr.net/2011/07/28/starter-baby/

what’s wrong with us?!

Tonight 2011-10-14 au B&B in Brussels (Belgium), tomorrow 2011-10-15 in Kaffee ‘t Hof, Middelburg (Zeeland, the Netherlands) and on 2011-10-26 in Bern: What’s Wrong With Us? a sensational pre Sonic Youth no wave meets Soft Machine over at Lotte Lenya’s foursome from Switzerland who’ve just recorded a new album (“Not Enough”, tbr on Urgence Disk via Irascible) … Do check, they’re intense! Great musicianship too.
http://www.whatswrongwithus.ch/
http://soundcloud.com/whats-wrong-with-us
http://myspace.com/whatswrongwithusmusic
http://www.whatswrongwithus.ch/demowwwus2011
http://www.whatswrongwithus.ch/menu300dpiphotos.html
http://lebedandbreakfast.over-blog.org/article-livingroom-concert-3-82959216.html
http://www.bee-flat.ch/programm/657/
http://www.matamore.net/agenda/

hannes schmid smokin’ rockstar photographer

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Uriah Heep‘s bassist Trevor Bolder and his family, as photographed by Hannes Schmid in 1980. Featured in his book Rockstars”  (ed. Patrick Frey 2009-08, ISBN 9783905509847) ànd part of the expo Family lifein Brussels. And a few other rockstars … Switzerland‘s Schmid, however, is most famous as the official photographer for Marlboro cigarettes. Oh and do check John Olson’s photographs too!
http://www.hannesschmid.ch/
http://www.elainelevyproject.com/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannes_Schmid
http://www.editionpatrickfrey.com/en/book/2345
http://www.nicolavonsenger.com/e_portal_schmid.htm
http://www.hannesschmid.ch/Rockstars/ROCKSTARS_text.html
http://www.persoenlich.com/news/show_news.cfm?newsid=79019
http://www.3sat.de/page/?source=/kulturzeit/lesezeit/138838/index.html
http://www.lodownmagazine.com/index.php?page=23&modaction=showItem&id=865
http://www.swr.de/swr1/bw/programm/leute/-/id=1895042/nid=1895042/did=5790338/16qpqmb/

out of fashion but


2010-08-27 saw the release ofEcho Beach 30 Years Anniversary Remixes(v/a) on … Echo Beach (cat. no. CD080). It’s actually a second or third collection of Echo beachcovers. Haven’t found many but I’m always curious to hear the Martha and the Muffins (M+M) original being remixed or covered by the likes of Jimmy Cauty, Thomas Fehlmann, Håkan Lidbo, Salz, … See also:
http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/Martha-The-Muffins-Echo-Beach-30-Years-Anniversary-Remixes
http://www.beatsdigital.com/mp3-track/mark-ganethomas-fehlmann/echo-beach-flowing-versio/-/select-cuts/30729
http://www.dub-style.de/sc_discollection_vol2.html
http://myspace.com/dubspencertrancehill
http://myspace.com/kingsizedub
http://www.dubspencer.ch/

balduin


From Bern in die Schweiz, it's Balduin!
http://www.balduin.org/
http://balduin.wordpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/balduin.org
http://www.myspace.com/creativecookery
http://www.crippled.com/?cat=artists&subcat=&id=6
http://balduin.wordpress.com/category/balduin-music/
http://www.mouthwateringrecords.com/html/en/releases/ep001/index.php
http://www.burodestruct.net/bureaudestruct/home/index.html
http://www.everestrecords.ch/artists.html#
http://www.kaleidophone.blogspot.com/
http://www.inzec.ch/