Posts Tagged ‘Paul’
Claudia Brücken – ‘This Happened’: the live DVD is now available as a pre-order from our There(there) shop for £14.99 which includes the postage and packaging cost to anywhere in the world.
For a limited time only, all copies will be signed by Claudia and can also be personalised as per your instruction via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish for your copy NOT to be signed and left in shrink wrap you can also instruct us accordingly via email. All orders placed now will be shipped to be received on or around the release date of 23rd July 2012.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a PAL formatted DVD set to Region 0, so please make sure that you have compatible equipment BEFORE making you purchase.
You can find the trailer of the DVD in full HD here on YouTube.
In 2011, Claudia Brücken, the first lady of cinematic electronic pop, was joined by a host of special guests to perform her highly anticipated live show ‘This Time: It’s Claudia Brücken’ at London’s The Scala. The show was filmed in its entirety and will be released on DVD / CD to our own There(there) shop, various other shops and online, under the title ‘This Happened’ on 23rd July 2012.
The concert is a sensational celebration of Claudia’s life in pop music from Propaganda to Onetwo and features a host of brilliant one off collaborations. The line-up reads like a who’s who of avant pop and includes Ralf Dörper and Susanne Freytag of Propaganda; Paul Humphreys of Onetwo and OMD; Andy Bell of Erasure; Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 and British minimalist composer Andrew Poppy.
The show will be repeated live at Bush Hall, London on 19th July 2012. Buy your tickets Here(here), Hear(hear)!
You can also find the trailer in full HD here on YouTube.
Buy your tickets here, on sale from Friday 25th May.
Onto the Claudia Brücken news. Those that were there, and those that really wished they were there, will be pleased to hear that There(there) will be releasing a DVD film combined with CD soundtrack of the Claudia Brücken show at the Scala, Kings Cross, London last year. The DVD/CD is titled ‘This Happened’, and it records the sensational Scala celebration of Claudia’s life in pop music from Propaganda to Onetwo and features a host of brilliant one off collaborations – with Ralf and Susanne of Propaganda, with Paul of Onetwo and OMD, with Andy Bell of Erasure standing in for Thomas Leer of Act, with Glenn and Martyn of Heaven 17, and with Andrew Poppy. A trailer of the DVD sampling some highlights will be ready to see very soon, and you will soon be able to pre-order ‘This Happened’ at the There(there) shop.
“The mediator between head and hands must be the heart”
Record Collector …’But what’s most exciting about Combined is that it showcases four new cuts by Brücken, including the brilliant forthcoming single Thank You. Helmed by Stephen Hague, it oozes the mystique, aural magic and existential drama that Brücken is famed for – undoubtedly a potent combination.’…
It has been confirmed!, Onetwo will be playing the Electronic Revue of the Vintage festival, Friday July 29, Southbank Centre – Royal Festival Hall, London.
The Electronic Phuture Revue is curated by Mark Jones and BEF’s and Heaven 17′s Martyn Ware and features ‘cameos from new artists and legends from the day’.
> Onetwo – Claudia Brücken (Propaganda) & Paul Humphreys (OMD)
> Heaven 17 & Guests
> Recoil – Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode) & Paul Kendall
> Thomas Dolby
More info on the festival and all ticket information at the Vintage website!
See you around…
Stars of the electronic scene to bring 80s vibe to Stadtwerke turbine hall
Together with Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flür, Claudia, Susanne and Ralf of Propaganda (and Paul and Andy of OMD!) will be the stars of a very special electro night at the Turbinenhalle of Düsseldorf’s Stadtwerke on Wednesday May 11 as part of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 festivities.
‘Back in the 80s, bands like Kraftwerk, the Krupps, and Propaganda planted the roots of electronic music in Düsseldorf, and the musical style has grown from here, with branches reaching far beyond the German borders. The British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), for example, was heavily influenced by Kraftwerk. Düsseldorf’s municipal utility company (Stadtwerke) will host an event dedicated to the music of the 80s on 11 May at 7 p.m., not only to give ‘Lena fever’ a boost, but also to show that the old 80s heroes continue to thrill fans of all ages.’
‘In the Stadtwerke’s turbine hall in Flingern, at the very roots of the Düsseldorf energy company, former Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür will read from his book ‘I was a Robot’, with musical accompaniment from Thilo Schölpen, who will interpret some of the most famous Kraftwerk songs on the piano. Next, Claudia Brücken, singer of the band Propaganda, and Paul Humphreys, OMD keyboardist, will take the stage to present hits from both bands’ repertoires with their electronic quartet ‘Onetwo’. Special guests Susanne Freytag and Ralf Dörper from Propaganda will also make an appearance, performing chart successes, ‘Dr. Mabuse’ and ‘P-Machinery’, and Andy McCluskey from OMD will also join on stage for a couple of numbers!’
To round of events a DJ from Düsseldorf’s current electronic scene will generate some party sounds in the turbine hall. Düsseldorf’s municipal utilities will raffle off 75 x 2 Tickets for May 11. Just send an email to email@example.com before April 21. More info at Düsseldorf’s site, auf Deutsch!
> Andy Bell ( Erasure)
> Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)
> Paul Humphreys (OMD)
> Susanne Freytag (Propaganda)
> Andrew Poppy
Wednesday 19th January 2011
“Before there was Ellie Goulding there was Goldfrapp…
Before there was Goldfrapp there was Claudia Brücken…
Claudia is Europe’s diva of electronic music whose records mark critical points of 80s, 90s and 00s art pop.”
27 Apr 2008 Tochka Moscow Russia > Metal Library + pics Musica
08 May 2008 Nachtleben Frankfurt Germany > Medienkonverter
09 May 2008 Het Paard Den Haag The Netherlands > CultuurPodium
10 May 2008 Meier Music Hall Braunschweig Germany
11 May 2008 Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig Germany > Reflections of Darkness + Daniela Vorndran + Wave of Darkness
13 May 2008 Markthalle Hamburg Germany > jmsphoto
20 Sep 2008 Le Bataclan Paris France
Dr. Mabuse live in Leipzig WGT
Messages live in Leipzig WGT
Onetwo were Special Guests on Erasure’s “Light At The End Of The World” tour with dates in the UK, Germany and Denmark
03 Sep 2007 New Theatre Oxford
04 Sep 2007 Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
05 Sep 2007 Grand Opera House York
07 Sep 2007 Grimsby Auditorium Grimsby
08 Sep 2007 Carling Academy Glasgow
09 Sep 2007 Corn Exchange Edinburgh
11 Sep 2007 Carling Academy Newcastle Upon Tyne
12 Sep 2007 Preston Guildhall Preston
Duel live in Preston
01 Jun 2006 Madame JoJo’s London UK
03 Jun 2006 Wave Gothic Treffen Leipzig Germany
28 Aug 2006 Leicester Cathedral Leicester UK
13 Nov 2006 TOO2MUCH London UK
21 Nov 2006 Mexico City Hall Mexico City Mexico
24 Nov 2006 Niza Lima Peru
25 Nov 2006 Ex Teatro Italia Santiago de Chile Chile
01 The Theory Of Everything (Part I)
02 The Theory Of Everything (Part II)
04 Home (Tonight)
06 Have A Cigar
07 I Don’t Blame You
08 Cloud Nine
11 Kein Anschluss
12 The Weakness In Me
13 A Vision In The Sky
14 Home (Tonight) (Paul Freegard remix)
15 One and Only (Sister)
01 Cloud Nine (Blank & Jones Radio Edit)
02 Cloud Nine (Album Version)
03 Kein Anschluss (S.I.T.D. Remix)
04 Home (Tonight) (Manhattan Clique Remix)
cdsingle deluxe version on iTunes
release date Monday 19.02.07
tracklisting as the hard copy cdsingle, plus:
- Home (Tonight) (Paul Freegard remix)
- One and Only (Sister)
the same tracks as the Instead deluxe version
A. Kein Anschluss (Blank & Jones Rhythmus Raum Remix)
AA. Home (Tonight) (Manhattan Clique Remix)
02 Cloud 9
03 Element of Truth
05 One and Only (Sister)
One half of Onetwo is Paul Humpreys, who is also one half, and sometimes one quarter, of OMD, who began their life in the mid1970s as Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark, an exotic low tech Liverpool experiment in computer generated pop influenced by Kraftwerk and Neu! Their first single, Electricity, a manifesto made out of melody and rhythm about their serious intent to make wired pop with a weird drive, was released on the Factory label of Manchester, with a sleeve designed by Peter Saville that contained ideas about cool, mystery and post-punk secretive marketing that would influence Saville’s work with Joy Division and New Order. Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark tested, approved and distributed various ideas about the potential of electronic pop in ways that made them one of the key groups in the history of electronic pop music, alongside the Human League, Cabaret Voltaire and The Normal. OMD took sparky, warped and intensely entertaining electronic pop music into the British pop charts, and then all around the world, even into America. It cannot be underestimated how remarkable it was to see and hear such an individual group becoming a sort of pop art post punk Pink Floyd without doing the obvious or exploiting standard pop cliches. Nearly 40 years later, OMD still exist, and still wondering about the future, and what happens after the future.
One half of Onetwo is Claudia Brücken, of Düsseldorf, home to Kraftwerk, without whom etc etc. This helps make Onetwo a ghostly hint of what OMD might have been like with a female singer, as well as making Onetwo a ghostly hint of what Propaganda might have sounded like if they had been produced by OMD. Onetwo released a collection of five songs called Item and an album called Instead. Instead sounds plausible as a legitimate follow up to both Propaganda’s masterpiece A Secret Wish and classic OMD albums including Dazzle Ships, Architecture and Morality and Organisation – we would say that, but on the other hand, they all do seem to be part of the same exciting story, and the albums combine to form a soundtrack to the same series of movies, imaginary movies which cover a history of questing, liberated post war activity amongst those who had the sensibility of artists but decided to make pop music, and to make this pop music using machines.
Onetwo have supported Erasure and the Human League on various tours. They are currently working on new music, the follow up to Instead, with a working title The Origins of Artificial Intelligence. It will be released in the future.