Elektrotwist

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Elektrotwist
Origin Germany
Genres Electronica
Nu jazz
Years active 1998 - present
Labels Eleganz Records
Website [1]
Members Jörg Meyerink
Uwe Moellhusen

Elektrotwist is an electronic band from Germany. Their music is based on sounds and samples from the period of 1957-1962 exclusively thus achieving a particular retro-dance feel.

History[edit]

The band is actually a duo composed of Uwe Moellhusen, an artist who does multimedia as well as conceptualizes and organizes exhibitions, and Joerg Meyerink a computer programmer, and 3-D animator. Both are sound archivists and electronic strategists. What sets them apart is that they collect sounds from the period of 1957-1962 exclusively and create sound collages that evoke everything hep from the era.[1]

In their own words: "We collect information on the years fifty to early sixties, sound material, photographs, movies, architecture, design, and technology to dive into this era and to resurface with cornerstones for an alternate, parallel universe. it is basically not the melodies we're interested in, but more in the sounds' structures and yesterday's recording techniques which allow us to emerge the latent modernism from the historical underground, recombining it."[2]

Reception[edit]

They generally receive high critical acclaim,[3] with others noting their individual style: "...Retro-kitsch soundtrackism....Suave as [heck]. Their love of pre-Beatles hipster culture comes vividly to finger-snapping life."[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles/EPs[edit]

  • 1998 "Raketenjazz"
  • 1999 "The Invisible Striptease"
  • 2000 "Zero-Trick"

References[edit]

  1. ^ MP3.com review
  2. ^ Eleganz label promo
  3. ^ allmusic review
  4. ^ [Alternative Press (05/01/2001)]

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