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23 October 2017





Yat-Kha - The Ways of the Nomad - 25th Anniversary Tour


    09.11. Utrecht, The Netherlands, Le Guess Who? Festival
    http://leguesswho.nl
    14.11. Hamburg, Stubnitz
    http://ms.stubnitz.com/calendrier/2017-11-14
    15.11. Groningen, The Netherlands, Vera
    http://www.vera-groningen.nl/agenda/mainstage/yat-kha
    17.11. Halle, Saalekietz
    https://saalekiez.jimdo.com/konzerte
    18.11. Berlin, Kulturbrauerei, Maszchienenhaus
    http://www.kesselhaus.net/event/657820
    19.11. Poznan, Poland, Culture Centre Zamek
    22.11. Prague, Futurum Music Bar
    http://futurum.musicbar.cz/program/yat-kha-sibirska-tuva

    Yat-Kha - Music and throat singing from the Altai-Sayani Mountains of Tuva (southern Siberia).

    Yat-Kha belong to the most successful groups of Sibiria. Named after the Mongolian zither yatga, their fusion of traditional music and western rock variants has made the throat singing of their native Tuva internationally known.

    The ultra-low voice of Albert Kuvezin, the chairsmatic head and founder of Yat-Kha, and his mastery of the kargyraa vocal technique made the band unmistakably unique. Kuvezin and percussionist Zhenia-Rasputin-Tkachev have been touring internationally with different line-ups since the mid nineties. They were guest at all major world music festivals in Europe, Canada, Japan, China and Russia (WOMAD Helsinki, UK, SFINKS, Roskilde, Glastonbury, Sziget, Respect).

    Yat-Kha will also return to Berlin in November 2017, the place where their international career started in 1993 at the so-called Berlin Independence days (later WOMEX); there where Albert Kuvezin met with Lu Edmonds (PIL, Mekons, 3Mustafa3, The Damned) who as a bass player, manager and producer helped to produce the group's first albums and made Yat-Kha a legend.

    Albert Kuvezin - vocals, throat singing, guitar, yat-kha
    Evgeny "Zhenya" Tkachov - drums, percussion
    Sholban Mongush - igil, vocal
    Theo Scipio - bass

    http://yat-kha.ru
    https://yat-kha.bandcamp.com




    Yat-Kha - The Ways of the Nomad - 25th Anniversary Tour

    Musik und Kehlkopfgesang aus dem Sajangebirge Tuwas.

    Yat-Kha - Music and throat singing from the Altai-Sayani Mountains of Tuva (southern Siberia). / Musik und Kehlkopfgesang aus dem Sajangebirge Tuwas (Südsibirien).

    Yat-Kha gehören zu den erfolgreichsten Gruppen Sibiriens. Benannt nach einer mongolischen Zither, machte ihre Fusion von traditioneller Musik mit westlichen Rockvarianten den Kehlkopfgesang ihre Heimatrepublik Tuwa international bekannt.

    Der ultra-tiefe Kehlkopfgesang (genannt Kargyraa) von Albert Kuvezin, dem charismatischen Kopf und Gründer der Band, macht Yat-Kha einzigartig und unverwechselbar.

    Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre touren Kuvezin und Perkussionist Zhenia -Rasputin-Tkachev durch die Welt und waren mit unterschiedlichen, internationalen Besetzungen zu Gast auf allen renommierten Weltmusikfestivals in Europa, Kanada, Japan, China und Russland. (WOMAD Helsinki, UK, SFINKS, Roskilde, Glastonbury, Sziget)

    Nach 12 Jahren wird die Gruppe endlich wieder in Berlin sein - in der Stadt, in der Kuvezin 1993 auf den Berlin Independence Days (später WOMEX) Lu Edmonds (PIL, Mekons, 3Mustafa3, The Damned) begegnete, der als Produzent, Bassist und Manager die ersten Alben realisierte und half, Yat-Kha zur Legende zu machen.

    Albert Kuvezin - vocals, Throat Singing, Guitar, Yat-Kha
    Evgeny "Zhenya" Tkachov - drums, Percussion
    Sholban Mongush - igil, vocal
    Theo Scipio - bass

    http://yat-kha.ru
    https://yat-kha.bandcamp.com





23 August 2016





NEW RELEASE


SKALAR - Miracle Cure

CD EP

Relase date: 23.08.2016
    Unconditional love for the song – this unites the three of SKALAR. Writing songs, arranging them together and making them shine: this simple yet traditionally handed down idea is what SKALAR’s members are excited about and driven by.
    The three of them met within a tiny but nevertheless lovingly cared for subcultural music scene in non-glamourous Oberhausen. The longtime activities there were concisely described by English singing poet Stephen Burch alias “The Great Park” (who can also be seen in Oberhausen every once in a while) by stating: “They are making their own fun.”

    “Their own fun” is what Anne, Groucho and Sebastian have been making within several band constellations for a long time now (Ship of Ara, Balsam, Cosmic Kangaroos, The Cherrypops and others...).

    The many years of vivid musical experience and exchange gives SKALAR an expression that can be located somewhere between Jefferson Airplane, Carole King, Fairport Convention and something you might call good pop music.

    PRESS INFO: DE, ENG
    LISTEN to Miracle Cure




12 February 2016





FORTHCOMING NEW RELEASE


Berlin Mystisch

LP

Relase date: Summer 2016
    Positioned near Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, Berlin has for more than 300 years been a magnet.
    Education, technology, art, politics... has shaped and (in some eras,) defined it. Foreigners from 180 nations as of 2016 now call Berlin home, and one of them, a resident of over two decades, is responsible for this newest addition to the Lollipoppe Shoppe catalog.

    Berlin Mystisch debut is a collection of 12 gnostic songs blending Rock, Folk, Ballad, and Electronic idioms in a completely unique way. It explores the netherworld of Berlin's psyche... from its natural green parks, forests and lakes to 21st century urban singer/songwriter posits of placement, age, and society in a global culture going out of control... Berlin style.

    Sample unknown electronics of Melody and Unsettled magic you will love forever : Limited Edition vinyl 12-inch pressings available Summer 2016.
    Please return here for ongoing informations & pre-release music of Berlin Mystisch.






23 January 2015





FORTHCOMING NEW RELEASE


Úzgin Üver - 99

CD, LSCD 013

Relase date: late April 2015
    Uzgin Üver's second album "99" will be re-released on Lollipoppe Shoppe in late April 2015.
    Originally, the album was released in 1999 on Bahia Records, Budapest
    The Budapest/Kecskemét avant-folk band has been active since the early 90's and will record an new album this spring.

    More info soon



30 January 2013








Der 1954 geborene Klarinettist, Radio-DJ, Autor und Fanzinemacher Go³aszewski wirkt auf Nichtpolen so schimärenhaft wie ein Elefant, den ein Blinder zu begreifen versucht: Mitbegründer der Meta-Punk-Formation Armia 1984, flippernd zwischen Don Quichote, Tolkins Bombadil und Aguirre, zugleich der Propagandist einer polnischen Reggae- und Rastafarikultur, durchwegs ein 'musizierender Philosoph', unterwegs ins New Age, mit dem Theater-Guru Jerzy Grotowski und dem Gnostiker und Anthroposophen Jerzy Prokopiuk als Seelenführern und Prokopiuks Übersetzungen von C. G. Jung und Rudolf Steiner als Landkarten. Kurz, man kennt ihn in Polen als Merlin, und Landscapes (Krajobraz), ein 'Soundream' für Klarinette und Harmoniumbordun, gespielt von Wojciech Krawacki, ist ein gutes Beispiel für Go³aszewskis psychedelischen Drang. Nicht zufällig erschien diese Musik zuerst 1997 als Kassette auf Fly Music, dem Label von Marek Styczyñski, dem geistesverwandten Kopf von Atman und dem Magic Carpathians Project. Wenn FLY dann noch für Freak Living Yourself steht, und Merlin Armias Freak (2009) durchfreakt, dann wird die Schimäre zu einem, der konsequent 'The Other Side' zustrebt, auch 'Home' genannt. Go³aszewski bläst seine Klarinette so dunkel und tastend, als ob er die andere Seite erträumen wollte oder sie erschließen könnte, wenn er die richtige Sesam-Formel anstimmt. Wenn sein fragendes, in Spucke und Herzblut gesottenes Summen und sehnendes Tuten einfach nur schön genug wäre für 'Drüben', dann müsste doch im harmonischen Gleichklang mit den 'dortigen' Vibrations das Trennende durchlässig werden. Dass sich The Lollipoppe Shoppe dafür mit dem Psychedelic Network-Label Sunhair Records in würzburg zusammengetan hat, darf da auf keinen Fall unerwähnt bleiben.

Rigobert Dittmann, Bad Alchemy, #76, Februar 2013
NEW RELEASE


S³awomir Go³aszewski's Asunta - Landscapes

The Lollipoppe Shoppe LSCD 012
Sunhair Records SH 007

release date: Feb 15th, 2013

distribution: Brokensilence
  1. Landscape I
  2. Landscape II
  3. Landscape III
  4. Landscape IV
  5. Landscape V
  6. Landscape VI
  7. Landscape VII
  8. Landscape VIII
Landscapesenthält Klarinettenkompostionen von S³awomir Go³aszewski, Begründer und Mastermind von Asunta, der hier von Wojciech Karwacki auf dem Harmonium begleitet wird. Aufgenommen und produziert wurden die faszinierende Mischung von Ethno drones, Ambient-Psychedelia und slawischer New Age in Warschau von Alik Dziki (http://dziki.net) , dem ehemaligen Bassisten der polnischen Reggae-Legenden Kultura und Izrael sowie in der Frühphase Mitglied bei den Mystik-Punks von Armia. Die Erstveröffentlichung in Polen war 1996 lediglich eine Kassette-Edition beim Label "Fly Music", der 2001 eine limitierte Cdr-Version beim polnischen "Nefryt"-Label folgte. Diese Wiederveröffentlichung auf Lollipoppe Shoppe stellt insofern die erste internationale Würdigung des außergewöhnlichen Asunta-Sounds von Landscapesdar.

S³awomir Go³aszewski ist eine legendäre Figur der polnischen Off-Kultur: Er gehörte 1985 zu den Mitbegründern der mit transzendentaler Wucht und mystischer Poesie agierenden Hardcore Punk- Institution "Armia", auf deren Platten er mehrfach unter dem Pseudonym Merlin mitwirkte, und war zu dieser Zeit zugleich aktiv im Umfeld des sich auflösenden "Teatr Laboratorium" (http://www.grotowski.net) des großen Theatererneuerers Jerzy Grotowskis in Wroc³aw/Breslau (zu seinen Lehrern zählten hier Zbigniew Cynkutis, Zygmunt Molik und Ludwik Flaszen). Grotkowskis Forschungen zum psychophysiologischen Einfluß ritueller Gesänge und die Anwendung auf die experimentlle Theaterarbeit haben Go³aszewskis Arbeit geprägt.

Seit den frühen 1980er Jahren ist Go³aszewski außerdem als Radiomoderator, Journalist und Autor tätig; er hat unter anderem früh die Verbreitung von Reggae- und Rastafari-Kultur in Polen betrieben und mehrere Generation des polski Reggae geprägt. Darüberhinaus war der "musizierende Philosoph" (Alexander Pehlemann, "Zonic" http://www.zonic-online.de) selber künstlerisch in der Szene aktiv. Die Liste seiner Kollaborationen wie auch seiner publizistischen Beiträge ist unüberschaubar.

Über Go³aszewskis künstlerische und esoterische Interessen erklärt sich letztlich auch die Zusammenarbeit mit den ebenso legendären "Atman", einer seit den Mitt-Siebzigern aktive Gruppe von Musikern, die erfolgreich die Integration von Klangkunst und Ökologie betrieben und deren Label "Fly Music" das Album Landscapes 1996 als Kassette veröffenlichte und Asunta im folgenden Jahr auf ihrem "Festival in der Landschaft" (Muzyka w krajobrazie http://pathman.republika.pl) im mittelpolnischen Inow³ódz präsentierten. Mit diesem völlig akustischem Konzert in einer romanischen Kapelle manifestierte sich endgültig die Reputation des Projekts in der alternativen Musikszene Polens.
Nach einer lebensbedrohlichen Gehirnoperation 2010 und Rekonvaleszenz meldet sich Go³aszewski nun zurück: 2012 wurde seine Graphic Novel "Moja Terapia" (mit Zeichnung von Szawe³ P³óciennik, Central Europe Comics Art, http://centrala.org.pl) veröffentlicht und eine erweiterte, 400 Seiten starke und um ein Audiobook ergänzte Neuauflage von Go³aszewskis Schriften zu Reggae und seiner spezifischen Rezeption in Polen von dem Label und Verlag "Manufaktura Legenda" besorgt, das federführend ist bei der Aufarbeitung von polnischer Subkultur ("Reggae Rastafarie - Regementarz" http://manufaktura-legenda.pl).


This release contains clarinet compositions by S³awomir Go³aszewski, founder and master-mind of the project, and harmonium works by Wojciech "Kaktus" Karwacki. Landscapes was recorded and produced by Alik Dziki, former bass player of the Polish Reggae legends Izrael and Kultura, as well as an early member of the mystic punk group Armia. The album was released on tape in Poland in 1996 under project name Asunta on the "Fly Music" label and in 2001 released in a limited edition on Cdr by the "Nefryt" label. Landscapes features a fascinating blend of ritual ethno drones, ambient psychedelia and Slavonic New Age. The cover painting by Lithuanian artist Linas Domarackas was designed for the original release.

S³awomir Go³aszewski is a legendary figure of Polish off- and counter culture. In 1984/85 he co-founded the seminal punk rock group Armia and contributed to their albums under pseudonym Merlin. At the same time he was active in the shadow of Jerzy Grotowskis's dissolving "Teatr Laboratorium" in Wroclaw/Breslau (Zbigniew Cynkutis, Zygmunt Molik, and Ludwik Flaszen being his teachers). Grotowskis's research on rituals, its psychophysiological impact, and his expanded concept of theater has coined Go³aszewski's artistic work.

Since the late 1980's, Go³aszewski is active as a radio presenter, journalist and author; among other things he was crucial for the early popularisation of Reggae music and Rastafarian culture in Poland and thus influencing an entire generation of fans and musicians alike. His contributions both artistic and publicistical to the Polish alternative music scene are numerous. His artistic and esoteric quest also lead to the collaboration with the legendary Atman group, a collective of musicians dealing with the integration of sound and ecology. The group's self-managed label "Fly Music" released Landscapes in 1996 on cassette. In the following year, Atman also invited Go³aszewski to present his project at their Music in the Landscape Festival [Muzyka w krajobrazie] in Inow³ódz, a small medieval village in central Poland. This entirely acoustic performance in the Romanesque St. Giles church in Inow³ódz in July 1997 brought Asunta lasting reputation among Poland's alternative music circuit.

After a life-threatening brain surgery in 2010 and a period of convalescence Go³aszewski is back and active again: 2012 saw the publication of his graphic novel "Moja Terapia" (with drawings by Szawe³ P³óciennik, Central Europe Comics Art) as well as a 400-page volume of his collected writings on Reggae music and Rastafari culture published by "Manufaktura Legenda", the leading label and publisher for the reappraisal of the legacy of Polish subculture.


S³awomir Go³aszewski: regementarz.pl
Lollipop Shop: lollipopshop.de
Sunhair Records: psychedelic-network.de






17 November 2011





NEW RELEASE


Nu & Apa Neagră - Descântecul Apei Negre (Black Water Incantation)


CD, LSCD 011

Relase date February 21st 2012
  1. Rooster's First Singing 2:40
  2. A Pilgrim 8:25
  3. Rooster's Second Singing 2:14
  4. Another Pilgrim 8:28
  5. Rooster's Third Singing 1:38
  6. The Black Water 18:53
Record release party for the release in Romania:
November 25th, Bucharest, Control Club with Parking Nonstop (Wales/Klangbad www.parkingnonstop.com)


As if it were taken from a story which has not been written yet, this new album of NU & APA NEAGRĂ remains true to its original influences - the Romanian & Turkish folklore and the electroacoustic madness of the 20th Century. With field recordings, pseudo sampling and instruments such as caval, divan saz, prepared cymbalom, synthesizers and vintage sound effects, to name just a few, the group offers a vertical approach towards the sound, one that explores the cultural and primary layers of Balkan & Carpathian spaces which are put into an occidental equation. A sort of amorphous sound psychism, whose depths reveal all of a sudden some recognizable fragments, which could help reconstruct an archaeology of all four musicians' trajectories.
www.myspace.com/projectnu




18 November 2010





The Lollipop Shop presents: Pzychedlic Polska

ORANZADA
http://www.myspace.com/oranzada

Do 2.12. Leipzig, Waldfrieden, Bornaische Straße 56
Fr 3.12. Finsterwalde, Schützenhaus, Schützenstraße 4
Sa 4.12. Greifswald, Polenmarkt Festival, St. Spiritus, Lange Str. 49/51








31 August 2010





OJRA + KIRITCHENKO LIVE
An ethnotronic collaboration: Ukrainian folk songs with ambient and electronic experiments

Fr. 3.9. Leipzig - 21:00, Telegraph, Dittrichring 18-20
Sa. 4.9. Berlin - 21:00, Hangar 49, Holzmarktstr. 15-18, S-Bahnbogen 49
So. 5.9. Dresden - 20:00, Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23
Di. 7.9. Köln - 19:30, Stattmuseum, Gustavstr.11

http://www.myspace.com/ojrakiritchenko



POZVAKOWSKI
Noise from Hungary

Do. 16.9. Berlin - 21:00, Hangar 49, Holzmarktstr. 15-18, S-Bahnbogen 49
So. 19.9. Leipzig - 20:00, Kulturwirtschaft Waldfrieden, Bornaische Straße 56

http://www.myspace.com/pozvakowski





9 March 2010





NEW RELEASE


OJRA & KIRITCHENKO - A TANGLE OF MOKOSHA
NEXSOUND PQP
THE LOLLIPOPPE SHOPPE
CD/DD nsp05/lscd010
distribution: a-musik.com
release date: March 9th 2010
10 € Germany (inklusive Porto)
12 € Europe (including postage)
  1. Svity Misyachenko
  2. Volyky
  3. Chi bulo lito
  4. Luli-luli
  5. Dva Holuby
  6. Na Yordantsi
  7. Kotyku sirenkyi
  8. Na Ivana Kupala
  9. Kohannya
  10. Khata
more info: English

Nexsound and The Lollipoppe Shoppe present an ethnotronic collaboration of the neo-folk group Ojra and Andrey Kiritchenko. A Tangle Of Mokohsha contains 10 tracks with songs of pagan and Chiristian origins collected during the group's ethnographic expeditions in Eastern Ukraine. The material was additionally infused with electronic sounds by Andrey Kiritchenko.These interpretations of authentic songs glister of versatile sonic palettes. Here one can distinguish ambient and electronic experiments, field-recordings of nature and bright sound of traditional instruments. This vivid piece of work has the ability to conduct the listeners imagination and to melt him/her down inside of the music.

Ojra are:
Halyna Breslavets - voice
Natalka Dudynska - violin
Petro Yuha - solilka, hulusi, dvoyanka, guitar
Yurko Yefremov - bass, dulcimer, drymba, kalimba, buhay, bayan

Halyna Breslavets teaches Ukrainian folk singing and vocals at Kharkov's State Academy of Culture. Petro Yuha plays with Kharkov's philharmonic orchestra. Natalka Dudynska works as a musician for Kharkov's theater of musical comedy For the last 10 years the artists were collecting and researching Ukrainian folk music. Ojra are laureates and participants of many folk, jazz and rock tenders and festivals. They have collaborated with the experimental theater Yara Art-Group and La MaMa/New York.

Andrey Kiritchenko
Born in 1976 in Kharkiv / Ukraine and started his musical activity in 1991 as a singer / song-writer in a rock band. Active in fields of electronic music since 1996. Andrey is a crossgenre experimental sound artist combined acoustic and digital aesthetics, tiny melodies and noise. So far, under all aliases he released more than 40 albums on labels such as Staalplaat, Ad Noiseam, SPEKK, Zeromoon and Nexsound; has over 50 compilation appearances on labels all over the world; performed through continental Europe, Russia and Kazakhstan; had collaborations with Francisco Lopez, Kim Cascone, Sara Lunden, Jeff Surak, Kotra, the Moglass etc.; nominated and awarded by Qwartz Electronic Music Awards.

myspace.com/ojrakiritchenko
nexsound.org
lollipopshop.de




12 December 2009





NEW RELEASE


SHIP OF ARA – s/t
CD / Digipack
Lollipopshop LSCD 009
Release Date: 12.12.2009

SHIP OF ARA are Groucho Kangaroo and Stefan Schlensag. Groucho's work with the COSMIC KANGAROOS and Stefan's leading part in THE HIPSTERS are well known realities to dedicated fans of 80's neo-garage and psychedelic sounds throughout the Ruhr-Valley and beyond. Now they have ventured out to present their folky sides, but that doesn't mean that there's no noise involved.

more info: English / Deutsch



RECORD RELEASE PARTY
on December 12th! (Zenrum Altenberg, Oberhausen, NRW)!





24 October 2009





Volga on tour. November 2009

Nov 5th - Bayreuth, Germany
Nov 7th - Leipzig, Germany
Nov 8th - Berlin, Germany
Nov 9th - Praha, Czech Republic
Nov 10th - Wroclaw, Poland
Nov 11th - Warsaw, Poland

More info soon.
Check here and on Volga's myspace site



Volga's track on Made in Russia compilation by DJ Gülbahar Kültür
more info below



IT'S CHAMPAGNE, NOT VODKA: "MADE IN RUSSIA"


Lola's World Records, the prominent label of the series "Made in ...", following Turkey, Greece, India, Germany and Iran, spotlights a country of huge population accommodating a wide range of ethnicity: Russia. The double CD album "Made in Russia" dedicated to this country where 60 different ethnic groups inhabit, naturally reflects this diversity and wealth of culture.

Russia immediately linked to classical music with its eminent composers and musicians had many underground rock bands emerging in the 60s and 70s. During Perestroika period of the 80s, these bands found the medium to get to the surface of the ground and rock music became the mainstream. It is this period that Russia opened its doors to such diverse sounds and genres like heavy metal, power and progressive metal, alternative rock, soft rock, folk rock, ska, punk, rap, dub, electronica, downtempo, house and trance that would be influential on the music made in Russia in the years to come. Shortly, the social and political changes that took place in Russia naturally echoed in the music scenery and led to an extraordinary vigour, uncovering a treasure trove.


"Made in Russia" covers meticulously chosen songs beautifully brought together to have an intoxicating effect on its listeners. It reflects the Russia today, avoiding the cliché of strong vodka and offering sweet champagne dreams instead: perhaps the number of vodka drinkers is no less than the past, but it would not be an exaggeration to say that particularly in recent years, the number of champagne drinkers has considerably increased.

Gülbahar Kültür, the compiler of this album and all other albums of "Made in ..." series names the first CD of this convivial double CD album as `GOGOL'S OVERCOAT', dedicating it to one of the matchless stories of the Russian literature and one of her favourite authors. The ones who open their hearts to the Russian literature know how wonderful, delicious, fulfilling and rich it is: `GOGOL'S OVERCOAT' has exactly the same traits. Some of the awesome artists and groups featured in the CD are: Moscow Groove Institute, the leader of electronic music in Russia; T9, the famous hip hop trio from St. Petersburg; Volga, the successful blender of post-industrial electronic music, archaic percussions and old Russian rituel melodies; IMAS, performing jazz nurtured by various folcloric instruments and Second Hand Band, the agitator of dub culture in Russia.

The second CD: "Pushkin's Party" is literally a dance and party album acting as the leader of the Russian wind that also blows strong in the fashion world this year. Some of the artists and collectives at "Pushkin's Party" are Leningrad, the ska punk group that shook all St. Petersburg until the day they disbanded in 2008; Karl Hlamkin who defines his music as "hyperpositive"; Oleg Kostrow, well known in Russia for his original, creative power and playful samples and Red Elvises, the indispensible group of parties made up of Russian and American members.

You can find almost all sounds in this compilation: pop, ska, rock, jazz, electronic, rap, dub, trance, polka, klezmer, balalaika speedfolk, Cchansons... Gülbahar Kültür, the prolific and successful DJ of the World Music école, once more releases an outstanding album on Lola's world Records label: "Made in Russia" is an album essential for parties, for lounging, music archives... In short, an album essential for everywhere music survives.

PRESSTEXT: ENGLISH / DEUTSCH




1 August 2009





Nu & Apa Neagra at Avantgarde Festival and elsewhere

Nu & Apa Neagra wil be playing in Germany in late August:
August 28th, Hamburg, Astra Stube
August 30th, Shiphorst, Avantgarde Festival
August 31st, Berlin (tba) with a reading of Calin Torsan of Nu!

Check their myspace space: http://www.myspace.com/projectnu




26 March 2009





Korai Öröm have a new CD out! The surprising title: "2009". But, unlike previous albums, the tracks do have names!
Two tracks feature the voice of Tanja Svaha, the Russian space-folk singer who performed with Ole Lukkoye.



The CD is also released in released in Germany with Gunther Lorz' Herzberg Verlag. 16 € including postage to Germany and Europe!
The band will perform in Germany: May, 7th, Berlin, Stella, May, 8th, Bielefeld.






12 November, 2009





EASTERN SPACE CAKE-CD re-release mit/with ZONIC #14-17

Unser Eastern Space Cake-Sampler wurde soeben als Beilage für das ZONIC Magazin wiederveröffentlicht.

Das zum Magazin gewandelte Fanzine aus Greifswald hat sich schon sehr früh um Musik aus dem Osten gekümmert.
Das 165 Seiten starke Heft kommt u.a. mit Artikeln zu Uz Jsme Doma (CZ), Yugo-(Post)-Punk, Jegor Letow, Notchnoi Prospekt und dem Magnetband-Untergrund in der DDR. Und natürlich Infos zum Space Cake-Sampler und den Künstlern [Magic Carpathians Project, Oranzada, Archinta, Pathman, Asunta (Poland), Volga (Russia), NU (Romania), Korai Oeroem, Uzgin Uever, Trottel Monodream (HU)]

Den ersten 10 Bestellungen ist die zweite CD-Beilage von Column One sicher (album "The Excellent Listener"). Mehr zum Zonic unter: www.zonic-online.de

Alles Gute im Neuen Jahr!
__________________________________________

Our Eastern Space Cake-sampler was just re-release with the German Magazine ZONIC (www.zonic-online.de).
A lot of interesting articles, essays, reviews - unfortunately in German only.
First orders will receive another CD by post-East-German Noise/Cut-Up project Column One. So 2 CDs and one Mag for €12!

All the Best for 2009!





October 2008





NU & APA NEAGRA will play a couple of shows in Germany, hope some of you have the chance to see us... Thanks to everybody who helped making this happen!

OCTOBER 9
Soahc
Dortmund-Mengede, Siegenstrasse 15
doors: 20h, tickets: 5 e

OCTOBER 10
Kulturkeller Domizil
Braugasse 6, 35390 Giessen
23h
anschl. Dobra Ost

OCTOBER 11
Kassel, BANDHOUSE,
Kassel-Bettenhausen, hinterm Hallenbad-Ost
mit STROM, 5 e

OCTOBER 12
Berlin, Schokoladen, Ackerstrasse 196, 21h
hosted by Lady Gaby

OCTOBER 13
Leipizig, Noch Besser Leben
Merseburger Str. 25 / Ecke Karl-Heine-Str.
04229 Leipzig, 21h

OCTOBER 14
Berlin-Mitte, Balast der Republik,
Brunnenstrasse 183, 21h


http://www.myspace.com/projectnu


Sasha Liviu Stoianovic - saz, voice, instruments, loop sampler
Alexandru Hegyesi - accoustic bass
Vlad Sturdza - guitar
Calin Torsan - woodwinds





May 2008




NU & APA NEAGRA

Formed in Timisoara, Romania, by Sasha-Liviu Stoianovici (self taught saz player and visual artist) & Alexandru Hegyesi. The NU & APA NEAGRA sound project deals with a mix between traditional tunes, improvised vocals and spacy electronics. It started in 2001, as NU, being at the time more of a folk/free form music project.

Representing Romanian underground psychedelia, the group toured Germany twice in 2006, presenting their cdr 'At Gardina', which, in the meantime, received some great revues. Played club gigs and also festivals. NU's music has been airplayed at radio statoins like WFMU or Freies Radio Kassel, among others... After some changes and studio work in 2007, NU 'reincarnated' as NU & APA NEAGRA and released the OMAG album at the German indie label Lollipoppe Shoppe in June 2008. The tracks have been recorded both in Berlin, Germany and Timisoara, Romania. The sound became darker, being influenced by various trips in the mountains and forests of Romania. Field recordings, ancient instruments, strange overdubbing techniques, they all create a rough ethno-psychedelic sound, definately a trademark of NU & APA NEAGRA. The title of the album is inspired by the very poisonous plant Omag, found in the traditional pharmaceutical universe of Romanians. There are 13 original tracks, the 14th one being a deep and strange mix done by Alan Holmes (Ectogram, Parking Non-Stop). Live shows in central Europe are planed for autumn 2008.

NU & APA NEAGRA - Omag (LSCD 008), release date June 17th.

www.nu-apa-neagra.ro
www.myspace.com/projectnu





February 2008




Volga European Tour 2008

27 February (9 pm)
NATO
(Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 46, Leipzig, Germany)

28 February (9 pm)
ALTE FEUERWACHE LOSCHWITZ
(Fidelio-F.-Finke-Straße 4, Dresden, Germany)
support: Elektroherd (UA)

29 February (7:30 pm)
SKUTECNOST
(Francouzska 76, Praha 10, Czech Republik)

3 March 2008 (9 pm)
CHANNEL ZERO
(Metelkova City, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

5 March (9 pm)
ROTE SONNE
(Maximiliansplatz 5, München, Germany)

8 March (9 pm)
PARADISO
Women in Paradise Festival
(Weteringcchans 69, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands)

9 March (9 pm)
AUSLAND
(Lychener Str. 60, Berlin, Germany)

12 March
t.b.a
(Cannes, France)

more infos at

www.volgamusic.ru
www.myspace.com/volgamusic




July 2007






Korai Öröm - Volume Zero (lscd 007)
The Lollipoppe Shope (LC 10626)
VÖ 12. Mai 2007

"Volume Zero" ist, abgesehen von zwei Vinyl-LPs, Korai Öröms erste CD-Veröffentlichung außerhalb Ungarns und ihre 10 CD. Das Album versammelt Tracks aus den letzten 10 Jahren und ist als eine Art Best-Of-Album konzipiert um der Gruppe ein weiteres Publikum außerhalb Ungarns zu erschließen.

Korai gehören inzwischen zu den etabliertesten Live-Acts und beliebtesten Festivalbands Ungarns. Die Big Band, die gerne bis zu 10 Musikern auf der Bühne versammelt und 2-3 VJs für ihre Lightshow mitbringt, begann mit einer ersten Tape Veröffentlichung 1993 auf dem legend-ären Trottel-Records-Label und machte ihre ersten internationalen Schritte im Vorprogramm der ebenso legendären Rasenden Leichenbeschauern (VHK). Ihre ersten zwei CDs werden als Meisterwerke europäischer - zeitgenössischer - Psychedelia gehandelt und die Band wurde gerne in einem Atemzug mit den Ozric Tentacles genannt. Seit Korai Öröms drittem Album absorbiert und transformiert die Gruppe erfolgreich Club-Sound-Ästhetiken. Diese Entwicklung dokumentieren auch die Remix-Alben "Recycled" (1998) und "Reflected" (2003), während die Bandeigene DJ-Crew "Korai Banditos" nach einem dreistündigen Konzert mit unvorstellbaren Energie-Ressourcen die Party gerne bis in den Morgengrauen fortsetzt.
Die Band hat fast in ganz Europa gespielt, neben den benachbarten Ländern und Mitteleuropa auch Russland, Irland, England, Italien, Frankreich und Bulgarien. Zu den Höhepunkten der Band-Vita zählen u.a. die Teilnahmen am Solipse-Festival in Ozora/HU anlässlich der Sonnen-finsternis 1999, der Beitrag zum Soundtrack von Faith Akims "Im Juli" 2000 und der Auftritt beim Herzbergfestival 2005 bei Fulda/D.
Neben 5 Tracks ihrer Alben "2005", "2001", "2000" und "1997" beinhaltet "Volume Zero" zwei Remixes vom "Reflected Album", darunter auch ein Bearbeitung von Greifswalder Al Haca-Soundsystem.
Sowohl bei den Titel der Alben als auch bei Tracknamen sorgten Korai Öröm immer wieder für Verwirrung: die Alben sind schlicht nach dem Erscheinungsjahr benannt und die Tracks entsprechend ihrer Positionen auf den CDs. "Nicht aus Mangel an Fantasie", sagt die Gruppe, "Stücke und Alben haben keine Titel, weil die Botschaft unserer Musik nicht in Worten ausgedrückt werden kann." (Soviel für die Radio-Menschen unter uns?).
Die CD kommt in einem Pappschuber wie bei Promos und ist verschweisst.
Artwork by Valery Shalabin (psychedelischer Maler aus Petersburg und Ole Lukkoye-Freund)
€ 10



Korai Öröm - Volume Zero (lscd 007)
The Lollipoppe Shope (LC 10626)
Release date: May, 12th 2007

"Volume Zero" is Korai first CD-release outside Hungary und thus their 10th CD. The album collects tracks from the past 10 years and is conceived as some kind Best-Of in order to reach a broader audience outside their home country.

Korai Öröm is amongst the most popular live acts and festival bands from Hungary. The Big Band collects up to 10 musicians on stage and 2-3 VJs for the light show. Their career began with a tape release on Hungary's legendary Trottel Records and their first steps outside the contry were made as a support act with the similarly legendary VHK / Galloping Coroners. The band's first two Cds are considered masterpieces of contemporary European Psychedelia and they are considered to be an equivalent to the English Ozric Tentacles. Since their third album "1997", the band started to absorb and transform club-sound-aesthetics which is manifested by two remix albums in 1998 ("Recycled") and 2003 ("Reflected"), while the band's own DJ-crew keeps spinning records even after an up-to three hour live show with no apparent shortage of energy well into the morning hours.

The band has toured all over Europe and played, besides Hungary's neighboring countries, in Russia, Ireland, England, Italy, France and Bulgaria. Among the highlights of the band's vita were the participation in the Solipse Festival/Ozora/HU on the occasion of the solar eclipse in 1999, their sountrack contribution for Turkish/German director Faith Akim's roadmovie "Im Juli", 2000 and thier overwhelming appearnce at Germany's Herzberg Festival in 2005

The band has toured all over Europe and played, besides the Hungary's neighboring countries, in Russia, Ireland, England, Italy, France and Bulgaria. Amnong the highlight of the band's vita were the participation in the Solipse Festival/Ozora/HU on the occasion of the solar eclipse in 1999, their sountrack contribution for Turkish/German director Faith Akim's roadmovie "Im Juli", 2000 and thier overwhelming appearnce at Germany's Herzberg Festival in 2005

Beside 5 tracks from thier records ""2005", "2001", "2000" and "1997", "Volume Zero" contains two mixes of the "Reflected" album along with a rework by Greifswald's (Northern East Germany) Al Haca Soundsystem.

Korai Öröm often created confusion in regard to both their album titles and track names: as the albums simply were titled acoording to the year of appearance, the titles were simply given names according the order on the albums. "It's not about lack of fantasy", states the band "the pieces and the albums just have no titles, because the message of Korai's music cannot be translated in words". (That information for the radio presenters among us).

The CD comes in a cardbordbox and the cover artwork is by Valery Shalabin (a "psychedelic" painter from Petersburg and friend with Ole Lukkoye)
€ 10




November 2006




Finally it is out: the long awaited Eastern Space Cakes compilation by The Lollipop Shop.
This compilation features tracks by some of the most interesting Eastern artists we have worked with within the last 10 year.
This CD comes free with every order; or might be ordered for 3 € inside Germany or 5 € for the rest of Europe to cover postage and package.
More infos on the project soon!
Endlich ist es soweit: der langerwartete Eastern Space Cakes-Sampler ist da. Diese Zusammenstellung beinhaltet Stücke von Künstlern aus dem Neuen Europa, mit denen in den letzten 10 Jahren zusammen gearbeitet haben oder deren Tonträger wir vertrieben haben.
Diese CD kommt unentgeltlich mit jeder Bestellung oder kann für 3 € für Deutschland bzw. für 5 € für Europa für Porto und Verpackung bestellt werden.
Mehr Infos hierzu später!

Magic Carpathians Project (PL)
Oranzada (PL)
Volga (RU) *
NU (RO)
Korai Öröm (HU)
Úzgin Üver (HU)
Trottel Monodream (HU)
Archinta (PL)
Pathman (PL)
Asunta (PL)

* [a track from the new album "Pomol" out soon on Lumberton Trading Records]


PRESS RELEASE


Various Artist - Eastern Space Cakes
catalogue-Nr.: LSCD 006
label: The Lollipoppe Shoppe, LC 10626

Welcome to an audio journey into the fringes of Eastern Eurpean music culture!

Although incomplete, this CD represents some of the finest artists whose music we imported from new Europe over more than a decade. We at the Lollipop Shop started out as a vinyl record label in 1992 and began to discover the music of the East with an early release by the legendary Polish folk/improv group Atman (Atman - Personal Forest) in 1994. Records by Ole Lukkoye (Russia) and Korai Öröm (Hungary) followed soon after.
The purpose of the Eastern Space compilation was to collect some of the artists whose records we have spread not only among collectors in the West, but also document several whoe were brought over for live concerts. The release also inaugurates the new name under which our activities will take place in the future: Agencja Wuzetka. A Wuzetka is a cake or a piece of tart from socialist Warsaw. This name again derives from the letters W and Z which denote East and West in Polish (wschód and zachód).


The Magic Carpathians Project (Nowy Sacz/Poland) is one of the two follow-up project of the legendary Polish group Atman, an eco-activist collective from south Poland who have been playing folk jams since the 80's. "In the Prison of Mind" was recorded at the WNUR radio station in Chicago, USA May 5th 2006 during their US tour and their appearance at the Terrastock Festival.
magiccarpathians.com

Oran¿ada is a young colorful rock outfit from Otwock close to Warsaw. "Koszula wspomnieñ" is a track taken from their second album "Drzewa w sadzie zdzik³y" on the band's own Mikrofon Records.
oranzada.com

Volga is one of the most interesting projects from Moscow combinig experimental electronics, advanced beats, and traditional lyrics of ancient Russian folk culture. The singer Anzhelika Manukian collected and studied ancient Russian folk songs and Alexei Borisov is worldwide reknown for his post-industrial noise experiments. "Pomol" is the title track from their new album to be released in early 2007 on Lumberton Trading Records, UK. Volga will be touring Germany in February 2007.
volgamusic.ru

The NU project is a young folk-improv collective form Timisoara/Romania. "Ezaro" comes from their first self-released CDR "At Gardina." The band says to be influenced not only by Romnian legend Phönix but also by Krautrock, Sun Ra, and the Polish Atman. Nu played their first concerts outside Romania at festivals in Germany 2006.
myspace.com/projectnu

Korai Öröm is one of the best known Hungarian contributions to the European festival circuit since the mid 90's. This Budapest big band plays with up to 5 percussionsts and 4 ligh operators. On their recent records they managed to transform their ritualistic tribal rock into urban club aesthetics. This track is from the 2005 album.
korai.hu

Úzgin Üver from Budapest started as an avant-gardistic folk-rock group; on recent records they became more experimental creating tribal ethno drones and soundtracks for puppet plays and theater productions. "Palló" is taken from the album "Vörös Rébék".
uzginuver.hu

The Trottel band was one of the earliest punk rock groups to tour the West since the late 80's and early 90's. Trottel Monodream is one of several incarnations of Trottel combining punk dynamics and festival/space rock. "Fluid" is the title track from the same titled album from 2000. The Trottel label gave birth to many Hungarian alternative stars from the 1990's (Anima Soundsystem, Korai Öröm etc).
trottel.hu

The Lódz/Poland based Archinta was the project of Grazyna Jasman the wife of Janusz Reichel, a well known Poish musician with an eco-/punk-activits background. "Malfor" was taken from the cassette album "Intus" on the obscure "W moich oczach" label.

Pathman (Inow³ódz/Poland) is another follow-up project from the legendary Atman. "Glo" which appeared on the CDR album "Poza" by the notorious Mikmusik from Silesia (mikmusik.org) Ex-Atman guitarist and dulcimer player Kolecki and Leszczyñski orgnanize the anual Festiwal w Krajobrazie, surely one of the most interesting alternative events in Poland since the last 10 years!
festiwalwkrajobrazie.org

Asunta is the project of the legendary radio personality, Reggae activist, and spirititual propagandist S³awomir Go³aszewski from Warsaw. "Landscape VIII" was taken from the cassette and CDR album "Landscapes of Asunta" by Atman's own Fly Music label and the Nefryt label respectively.
nefryt.serpent.pl


The Eastern Space Cakes compilation is not for sale but comes for free with orders from our mail-order and during concerts by the respective artists.





Skladanka dokumentujaca pierwszy etap zacnej inicjatywy - promowania na rynkach europejskich najciekawszych niszowych artystów z krajów Europy Wschodniej. Na Eastern Space Cakes mamy reprezentantów czterech nacji: Polski, Wegier, Rumunii i Rosji, odslaniajacych rozmaite oblicza muzyki niezaleznej, z wyrazna jednak dominacja okolopsychodelicznych preparacji o zdecydowanym etnicznym posmaku, budujacym "lokalny" koloryt poszczególnych utworów. Nasz kraj reprezentuja na tym wydawnictwie: Karpaty Magiczne, z alternatywna wersja utworu In the Prison of Mind, znanego z albumu Sonic Suicide, tu zaprezentowanego w wersji bardziej minimalistycznej; Oranzada z porcja garazowo-gitarowej psychodelii podanej w piosenkowej formule; Asunta z kolejna odslona Landscape - w nieco oniryczno-nostalgicznej atmosferze; Pathman z etniczno-psychodeliczna preparacja Glo oraz urokliwa, folkowa Archinta. Rosjanie prezentuja intrygujaca, transowa, szamansko-postindustrialna Volge; Rumuni - pobrzmiewajaca elektronika etno-preparacje NU. Wegrzy pojawiaja sie az w trzech odslonach: nudnawej, brzmiacej jak klon póznego Pink Floyd, Korai Öröm; nieprzekonujacej - opartej na patentach Cocteau Twins, Trottel Monodream i bardzo ciekawej - minimalistyczno-etnicznej, Úzgin Üver. Calosc nie aspiruje oczywiscie do stylistycznej czy koncepcyjnej jednorodnosci, ma wszak charakter przegladowo-promocyjny i w takiej funkcji sprawdza sie wcale niezle, Cieszy tez fakt, ze rodzimi artysci wypadaja w tej konfrontacji naprawde przekonujaco.

Dariusz Brzostek (http://www.gaz-eta.vivo.pl/gaz-eta/recenzje/gazeta.php?nr=50&id=6)