Beautiful

“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

http://www.etherreal.com/spip.php?article5863

psst… get your copy copy here

Elliot Sharp plays live music to 1984

Cinesthesia Screen Concert 005

TUESDAY 5 JUNE 2018 @ 21:00

BROTFRABIK KINO
Caligariplatz 1
13086 BERLIN

brotfabrik-berlin.de

LIVE MUSIC:

ELLIOTT SHARP – guitar

FILM: 1984 | USA 1956| 90 minutes | Director: Michael Anderson

www.imdb.com/title/tt0048918

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!

Boris Hauf (Keyboards) und Alex Jezdinsky (Drums)

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
Film: Häxan
Music: Boris Hauf & Alex Jezdinsky
Venue: Brotfabrik, Caligari platz 1, 13086 Berlin Weissensee

fun facts:
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.

more Info

new record out

Dear everyone, liebe Leute!

you may have heard of this via Shameless. I still wanted to take this opportunity and  shamelessly crosspost letting you know that I released a solo record called CLARK. If you feel like some new 180 gram vinyl in super beautiful packaging by Shameless design director Julian Gosper please swing over to www.shamelessrecords.rocks/records/clark and buy a copy. we’re selling it for 18e and are offering flat rate shipping worldwide for 4e. you get aiff and mp3 downloads with the vinyl.
The music was composed in 2005 and released as CDR on the UK label Sijis. We edited the tracks a little for the 2017 Shamless LP re-issue. Todd Carter who mastered the tracks originally in 2005 did an amazing job remastering the whole thing for vinyl.
I want to say a big thanks to all the writers, magazines and radiohosts who have given us so much love in the past months: Radio Nacional de España, Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly), Stuart Bruce (Chain D.L.K.), Riccardo Gorone (Carnage News), Roberto Mandolini (Rockerilla), Roland Torres (Silence and Sound), Robin Tomens (Include Me Out), Digital in Berlin, Acik radio in Istanbul, BBC, Eldoradio, ORF, Radio Libertaire, Radio Z, Radio Slovenija, The Parish News, Radio Fro.
Thanks also to OYE Records in Berlin for carrying the wax.
Interested folk in Chicago, please contact me. I have a private stash waiting there for you.
Patrick Pagel shot beautiful photos of the cover and Thomas Binder-Reisinger made an amazing video. You can find all that on www.shamelessrecords.rocks
thanks for your time,
Boris
here’s the link to the record again: www.shamelessrecords.rocks/records/clark
local pickup options in Berlin, Chicago and Vienna. shipping 4e flat rate worldwide. 3 LPS upwards please get in touch.
REVIEWS:
“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
 (2005)

not all was bad in 2016

TOURDIARY – COUSCOUS & BORIS HAUF “EISEN”

2016
Nov 5 – Wien, Werk
Nov 4 – Vöcklabruck, OKH
Nov 3 – Graz, Volkshaus/Queerograd Festival
Nov 2 – Villach, Kulturhofkeller
Nov 1 – Zwettl an der Rodl, Sonnenhof
Oct 31 – Steyr, Röda
Oct 29 – Innsbruck, PMK (+ Xenofox)
Oct 28 – Salzburg, ARGE (+ Maja Osojnik)
Oct 27 – Linz, Stadtwerkstatt

shameless mix #1

featuring: Claus Van Bebber, 寓意的な誤解 [Allegorical Misunderstanding], Porter Ricks, Autechre, Efzeg, Oneohtrix Point Never, Nicolas Jaar, Demdike Stare