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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:31 am    TaboTago - Kymatica Reply with quoteBack to top

The Berlin Code - The Story of TaboTago

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http://www.iapetus-media.com/tabotago-kymatica/

TaboTago are the latest incarnation in a thrilling lineage in the history of music. Their inspirational roots can be traced back almost exactly half a century ago, to the aftermath of the German "generation 68".

According to TaboTago, the golden era of Krautrock starts right after this early phase of exploration. Their performances are a tribute to Edgar Froese and his brainchild Tangerine Dream, jointly responsible for one of the most influential and seminal branches of the genre: The Berlin School, with its floating sequencers, out-of-this-world ambiances and visionary sound worlds. To them, the years between the monolithic release „Zeit“ in 1972 and the controversial fusion experiment „Cyclone“ towards the end of the decade still provide plenty of inspiration.

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Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer
Andreas von Garnier – Synthesizer, Keyboards
Leander Reininghaus – Guitar, Electronics

Towards New Horizons
Before finally joining forces, the trio has already been in touch for many years. After Wöstheinrich's move to Berlin, it is therefore merely a question of time, before they start making music together. Gradually, TaboTago peals itself off various exploratory formations with changing line-ups: Tangram Project is one of them, SYNTHASIS another. And then, there are the Kreuzberger Polyphonie Sessions, an event series and a meeting point for a rotating cast of renowned musicians. It will take until Froese's passing, however, before these collaborations materialise into a band. The precise reason for founding TaboTago is simple: Although Froese has provided for the continuation of Tangerine Dream with a new line-up under the auspices of the talented Thorsten Quaeschning, there is still plenty of unexplored territory to be found in the past. TaboTago's point of departure is Froese's very own vow, voiced in the early years of his career, to never play the same piece twice, to re-invent himself with each gig and to even cull official albums from live performances.

The first sessions and private concerts are held in a basement on Tabor Straße, which will give the band its name. At this point, the repertoire mainly consists of cover versions of some of their favourite Tangerine Dream epics from their epoche-making sequencer phase: "Rubycon", Froese's solo masterpiece "Maroubra Bay", "Thru Metamorphic Rocks", "Ricochet" and "Monolight". They are investigating the secrets of the pioneers, which allowed Tangerine Dream to build epic and complex worlds. After months of rehearsals and performances it won't be long before the band are applying their secret knowledge about Tangerine Dream's approach to their own pieces.

Despite these references to the past, the individual voices of the musicians remain clearly audible. By incorporating these diverse influences into a Berlin School production, Kymatica organically beams Tangerine Dream's spirit into the 21st century.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:00 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

CD ordered!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:41 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

A review from the connoisseur of the scene, Sylvain Lupari

https://synthsequences.blogspot.com/2018/07/tabotago-kymatica-2018.html

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:35 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Another great review by Chuck van Zyl (Star's End):

http://www.starsend.org/Kymatica.html

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There's also (a positive!) one in the latest issue of Eclipsed (print) magazine, I observed just today - well deserved!

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While I'm just at it: every time I look at the cover (of the album, not the magazine) I can't help but have a, let's say, gynaecological association - is it just my sick mind, or is there any artistic intention in that direction...? Shocked



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:27 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:


There's also (a positive!) one in the latest issue of Eclipsed (print) magazine, I observed just today - well deserved!

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While I'm just at it: every time I look at the cover (of the album, not the magazine) I can't help but have a, let's say, gynaecological association - is it just my sick mind, or is there any artistic intention in that direction...? Shocked



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Much as I've tried
(looking at it from all angles, and even with one eye closed),
I'm not seeing it Michael.... Neutral

Perhaps my mind is just too pure..... Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:31 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

It's the album sleeve, I suppose, not the magazine.

Consciousness tells the eye what to perceive. Make of this what you wish.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:37 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:
While I'm just at it: every time I look at the cover (of the album) I can't help but have a, let's say, gynaecological association

are you an expert in that field then Mr B ?

« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:
is it just my sick mind

you should see a doctor about that.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:53 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« GrahamH » wrote:
« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:
While I'm just at it: every time I look at the cover (of the album, not the magazine) I can't help but have a, let's say, gynaecological association - is it just my sick mind, or is there any artistic intention in that direction...? Shocked

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Much as I've tried
(looking at it from all angles, and even with one eye closed),
I'm not seeing it Michael.... Neutral


Probably we'd better leave it at that... Wink

« GrahamH » wrote:
Perhaps my mind is just too pure..... Laughing


That's quite possible...


« dronescape » wrote:
It's the album sleeve, I suppose, not the magazine.

Consciousness tells the eye what to perceive. Make of this what you wish.

Stephen


Indeed & indeed...

« Syn » wrote:
are you an expert in that field then Mr B ?


Just an amateur at best (like on so many fields...).

« Syn » wrote:
« BruecknerAmbient » wrote:
is it just my sick mind

you should see a doctor about that.


I think so...

Anyway, contemplating the matter a little further, I could place a vague memory in the meanwhile that apparently had hovered just on the edge of my consciousness every time I looked at that cover:

A few years ago - in my daytime job as a graphical designer - we had a customer that actually was an American based company which develops and sells gynaecological medical (high tech) equipment. One day I had to re-work one of their older Powerpoint product presentations, which contained demo videos - these videos were placed into circular fields, and the visual result indeed resembled in general proportions and also in colour (and some other details) quite accurately the CD cover in question...

Rolling Eyes

Sorry I brought up that topic, which - on second thought - perhaps isn't too tasteful; then again, it's interesting that after all it seemed to stir more interest than some other things I posted here lately... Laughing

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No apology necessary Michael Smile

We all see and hear different things in art,
that's what makes it so interesting and limitless.... Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:23 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe it was the hand held in a fist for the '1' of 1968....
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1971 was more interesting, at least in terms of designs used for advertising Kraftwerk live shows at that time:

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Yes, those were the days... do they still make traffic cones like this?

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Shocked

So many replies come to mind, most of which might get me banned.....

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Laughing

Seems my little thematic aberration turned out to be a rather fertil (off-) topic, after all...

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