Extinction Rebellion Berlin and the Red Rebels asked me to make the music for their new trailer. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute.
Music: Boris Hauf
2 new releases coming your way:
2 white LPs in gatefold
Music by Boris Hauf at Lost Collie, Berlin
Mastered by Todd Carter at bel_Air, Chicago
Design by Julian Lars Gosper, Vancouver
Many thanks to Max McCormick
Supported by ske-fond.at
“It’s rare that a single album in one style can justify and maintain an 80-minute duration, especially one with such a minimalist approach as this has at times- but it’s a testament to the balance and control that’s been put into this that it really is worthy of it. It’s filmic and grandiose, yet never over the top. It’s a modern take on the halcyon 70’s days of experimental electronic music, with a few fresh details, and it’s executed brilliantly.”
– Stuart Bruce
“If time looked like music, it could be close to CLARK2. The 12 titles are an immersion in a space suspended from the celestial arches of a universe larger than our imagination.”
– Roland Torres
“I don’t know, it makes my eyes hurt.”
CLARK2 is produced at an ECO friendly factory with green, sustainable bio-mass driven technology and green power. We offer carbon neutral shipping only or deliver our LPs in person by bike. No shrinkwrap. No physical promo.
DO LESS MORE OFTEN
BED (Michael Hartmann & Boris Hauf)
T Shirt and download
composed, recorded, mixed, mastered, paid for by Michael Hartman & Boris Hauf
T-shirt design by Julian Lars Gosper
Bed is Boris Hauf and Michael Hartman – Do Less More Often is the music they made. This music is about finding a path through the mundaneness of the day-to-day to create purpose and meaning. It is about finding a meaningful way to pass the time, making music with your friends. There are mostly synthesizers, there are subtle pulses and pounding beats, there are gentle drones and harsh noises, there is light and dark, and there is a way to stay connected across distance, time, and clutter. There is the optimism of family and friendship pushing against the cynicism of the oligarchy.
All proceeds from t-shirt sales minus bandcamp, paypal and shipping fees will be donated to The Greater Chicago Food Depository (Chicago sales) and Berliner Tafel e.V. (Berlin sales) to help feed people during these strange times.Our T-shirts printed on Next Level Apparel shirts which are produced environmentally friendly, and sweat-shop and child labor free.
I hope you and yours are all well in these intense and super weird times.
The idea was to release CLARK2 in late April 2020 and then travel through Europe to play house-concert type private record release shows. Well, that won’t happen. Still not sure how I’ll ‘present’ the record but will keep you updated via this channel.
In the mean time I have some wonderful videos to share with you over the next weeks. All by the amazing Thomas Binder-Reisinger.
Thanks for your time,
““Mirrorism” has more than a shade of early Tangerine Dream about it, revelling in gradually unfolding analogue synth arpeggiations that are dizzying at first then blossom into a new calm- the sound of a composer with a great deal of understanding both technical and emotional.” – Stuart Bruce
Music: Boris Hauf
Video: Thomas Binder-Reisinger
Album: CLARK2, Shameless Records, SHLP07
2 White Vinyl LPs in Gatefold Cover
Street date: April 24, 2020
OWL & MACK
In light of the dystopian humanitarian crisis in the Aegean region Shameless Records is releasing a benefit album.
All proceeds of this album go directly to the Greek NGO Infomobile, providing refugees with information concerning their rights in Greece and Europe. Infomobile offers legal advise through street work, printed guides and social media, and in individual cases strategic legal and humanitarian aid. They document human rights violations and publish reports to create awareness in the civil society, to increase political pressure for change and establish new tools for legal aid before authorities and courts.
To the European leaders we say:
STOP THE BORDER DEATHS!
STOP RACIST POLICIES AND VIOLENCE!
OPEN THE BORDERS!
*GRENZEN AUF! – LEBEN RETTEN! – FASCHISMUS BEKÄMPFEN!*
+++Verbreiten auf allen Kanälen+++
*Demonstration* Heute (3/3/2020) 18:00 Uhr vor dem Kanzler*innenamt mit anschließendem Protestmarsch
Wir schauen nicht zu, wenn Menschen zu Opfern von Tränengas, Schlagstöcken und Schüssen der Friedensnobelpreisträgerin EU werden! Wir sind gegen eine europäische Abschottung und fordern die Einhaltung der Menschenrechte!
Seit der einseitigen Grenzöffnung durch die Türkei sitzen tausende Menschen in einem rechtslosen Niemandsland zwischen der griechischen und türkischen Grenze fest. Boote mit flüchteten Menschen werden in Griechenland von Rechtsradikalen am Anlegen gehindert. Geflüchtete, Helfer*innen, Politiker*innen und Journalist*innen werden auf griechischen Inseln von Rechtsradikalen attackiert. Zudem hat Griechenland das Asylrecht ausgesetzt.
*Wir treffen uns heute Abend, um zu zeigen, dass wir nicht bereit sind das zu akzeptieren! Wir lassen nicht zu, dass Menschen an der Festung Europa sterben.*
Wir fordern, dass die EU endlich Verantwortung übernimmt und flüchtende Menschen aufnimmt!
Wir fordern, dass die 138 sicheren Häfen in Deutschland gehört werden!
Wir fordern Horst Seehofer, das Innenministerium, Angela Merkel, die Bundesregierung und die EU auf: schützt Menschen statt Grenzen!
Gemeinsam gegen den Faschismus!
#GrenzenAufLebenRetten #KampfDemFaschismus #KampfdemRassismus #NichtMeineEU #RefugeesWelcome #KolonialeVerantwortung #DefendSolidarity
Szene Salzburg, Jan 22. 2020
“It’s been more than 10 years since we had not talked about Boris Hauf and we would almost regret not having followed his path a little closer, especially since this production is not really a novelty. Indeed, Boris Hauf has already released an album called Clark, published in 2006 by the Sijis label which is a kind of reissue that is the opportunity to move from CDr to vinyl and republish this record on his own label, Shameless Records. By cons it is a rough reissue since we go from 7 to 6 tracks, most songs have changed titles, and duration. Here is the updated and remastered version of Clark.
The disc opens with Fantods on a kind of deep bass and cracklings, a brief abstract introduction before going on to small regular metal hits that form a minimal rhythm. The musician enriches his composition with new elements (bass, squeaks) to form a more complete rhythm, in a minimal style that drifts in his last third to sounds a little more industrial.
Most elements of the album are already laid. Even in its construction, Mind Tapes takes again the format of this first title with a rather catchy minimal rhythm, crossed by small wriggling before ending on an explosion of granular textures. To listen to it, we must be able to guess that it is not a recent production: if the groove is still there, effective, the choice of sounds may betray the age of this production, especially on No Stop Flight whose oscillating drone makes us think of a didgeridoo before continuing on bass pulsations.
The second part of the album is an opportunity to test other things, including Le Chien, one of the highlights of this album and probably the title closest to the original album. This is a pure minimal electro subtly destructured, evolving on the end towards a particularly binary techno. Another nice surprise, the electro-ambient of Violet Moon, crossing of drone and breath which abandons itself in weightlessness, on slow melodic jingles. Beautiful !
We end with the extreme minimalism of Corona, its bass pulsations punctuated by places of sizzling textures and electronic.
A very pleasant album of a minimal and intelligent electro.”
Fabrice Allard, EtherREAL Webzine
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Cinesthesia Screen Concert 005
TUESDAY 5 JUNE 2018 @ 21:00
ELLIOTT SHARP – guitar
FILM: 1984 | USA 1956| 90 minutes | Director: Michael Anderson
George Orwell wrote his visionary novel “1984” based on personal experiences with totalitarian systems. The 1956 film rendition appeared in the middle of the Cold War, not long after Orwell’s death. His widow sold the film rights to a film agent without realising that the agent’s employer was the CIA’s culture department!
I’m very excited to announce the next Screen Concert at Brotfabrik Berlin Weissensee on January 25th, 9pm. The fantastic drummer and synth player Alex Jezdinsky from Hamburg will be going me to play live music for the Swedish silent movie classic Häxan.
Cinesthesia Screen Concert 003
Date: January 25th, 9pm
Music: Boris Hauf & Alex Jezdinsky
Venue: Brotfabrik, Caligari platz 1, 13086 Berlin Weissensee
Alex and I play in the Austrian rock band NAKED LUNCH. Alex drums, me keys. Häxan was Williams Burrough’s favorite movie. We’ll be using his original narration throughout the screening. there they are, the fun facts.
Dear everyone, liebe Leute!
“CLARK is full of semi-structured dangers, disco howls, cyborg jockeys and fusions of tiny percussion parts.”
Radio Nacional de España
“the re-issue on vinyl makes a lot of sense. It has a great quality and doesn’t sound dated at all, unlike some of the computer music that appeared a few years before that, the technoid music of Hauf still sounds remarkable fresh; to me it seems like a wise decision to re-issue this.”
Vital Weekly 1069 / Frans de Waard (2017)
“‘Clark’ is perhaps as far removed from techno as it’s possible to be whilst still being able to justify labelling it as techno, which I will, but this is an extremely deep, insular journey that benefits from focussed headphone listening. Releases like this have been appearing more frequently lately but for a 2005 release this was well ahead of the curve and its release is certainly justified.”
Chain D.L.K. / Stuart Bruce
“The Syncopated Molecules in Microwave Meals will Finally Understand”
Carnage News / Riccardo Gorone
“dry and cutting edge electronics, post-industrial techno and minimal”
Rockerilla / Roberto Mandolini
“Clark makes wonderful use of intelligence and sensations. It’s a majestic EP of conciseness and relevance, combining the multiple facets of today’s music to propel them towards a future with exciting modulations.”
Silence and Sound / Roland Torres
“Clark is rising in my estimation with every play”
Include Me Out / Robin Tomens
“post industrial minimal music”
Digital in Berlin / piradio
“Minimal and elegant electronic music for Boris Hauf, everything is quasi essential during the listening. The sound choice is accurate and the mastering done by Todd Carter in Chicago pushes everything at the right place.”
Chain DLK / Andrea Ferraris (2005)
“a fine bunch of microsounding glitch ambient or whatever you call it, […] here on ‘Clark’ he comes up with something that sidesteps that: his own version of techno music. Stripped bare of all unnecessary elements, adding his own sometimes creepy sounds,”
Vital Weekly / Frans de Waard (2005)
“Fragments of techno juxtaposed with modernist contemporary experimentation make it liable to pique the interest of many an electronic music connoisseur.”
Furthernosie / Alex Young