Spring and the Soundtrack of M


our spring is sprung and now there is no looking back! even when mothernature turns her coat on us again .. with all this great music we are in good hands, good mood. follow M through these weeks with the continuing Soundtrack that is her life and your film. enjoy and please shout out if you like. and maybe quieter if you don’t. Mx


M:SOUNDTRACK presents // on Thursday 10. March @ 9 p.m. in Schokoladen Mitte :: BODUF SONGS (UK) + DROPOUT PATROL (Bln)

BODUF SONGS // is Mat Sweet of Southampton England. Sweet released a number of limited edition CD-Rs by himself and friends, and has made music that ranges from pure electronics to heavy rock on his Bluebaby Recordings label.

Boduf Songs was Sweet’s first attempt to record his own songs. The album was recorded …with an acoustic guitar, some cymbals, violin bow, toy piano, manipulated field recordings and a computer.

Mat sent a demo CD-R to Kranky Records (among other places) and they were so were floored….. the rest is history!

“Arrangements were made to release the Boduf Songs demo as it was, without re-recording. The immediacy of the songs overcame the technical limitations of the recording process. Sweet had created songs with memorable melodies, artful arrangements and carefully placed effects. The Boduf Songs album reminds the listener of a sunny English afternoon, with an ominous tinge of approaching clouds. Sweet’s collaged album art, taken from Victorian books, lends a surreal air to the album.” (Taken from Kranky Webpage)



THE DROPOUT PATROL // TDP started 10 years ago as a ONE girl free-time activity. This one girl JANA also happens to play in the bands Petethepiratesquid and Ex-Best Friends. Over the last year,TDP slowly..slowly turned into a “real” band with the final incarnation and hot line-up:: including Kristof (Ex-Kids Explode, -Magic Of The Rainbow) on drums and Jan (Ex-deleometer) on bass, while Jana sings and plays guitar.

The Dropout Patrol likes Mammals, sleeping bags and Sesame Street.

and FYI “The Dropout Patrol” is also the name of a book which contains useful tips on how to keep your kids in school. oh yeah.  http://thedropoutpatrol.bandcamp.com/


M:SOUNDTRACK and SCHOKOLADEN presents on the ::
20th of March, 2011 @ 9:30 p.m. //Screening of ::: AN ISLAND by VINCENT MOON featuring EFTERKLANG

We will be screening the lovely An I S L A N D.  If you come early (times will be posted soon) there is a VOKÜ in Schokoladen in the early evening // this sounds like a perfect sunday to me // come to our island :: the chocolate store  x

ABOUT AN ISLAND // In August 2010, French filmmaker Vincent Moon and Efterklang’s 8 piece-live band met up on an island off the Danish coast.

The objective was to shoot a film. A film with the same length as an album, and a film full of performances, experiments and collaborations. Over an intense period of 4 days Efterklang collaborated with more than 200 local musicians, kids and their own parents, creating new performances and interpretations of songs from their album Magic Chairs (4AD, Rumraket 2010).

It was all filmed by Vincent Moon who same time conducted several filmic and musical experiments with Efterklang as his dedicated playmates.

An Island is an unconventional music performance film and an abstract documentary about a band and an island. The running time is 50 minutes.

An Island will only be available via public/private screenings until the end of MARCH // the screening is FREE but if you like it we suggest you DONATE on the website for this Beautiful work which the artists are putting out there via crative commons for all of you to enjoy.

read more here:: http://www.AnIsland.cc


M:SOUNDTRACK presents on Thursday 24.03.2011 @ 9p.m. in Schokoladen:: IMMANU EL (Swe) + POPPET (US/Rainbowdestroyer/Bln)


IMMANU EL // is a Swedish band with a sound of dynamic guitar and keyboard soundscapes, captive singing and with somewhat of a moving nordic presence. The music is focused at varying dynamics and a wide spectrum of harmonic expressions with sounds that can move between presence and ambience. Originally the band was inspired by early post-rock and experimental music combined with pop and indie-rock influences. The ambition has, ever since the start in their mid teens, been to create something captivating, beautiful and sublime – but the ways of achieving this have always been evolving differently. With more than 120 concerts in 22 countries for the last two years, the band has gained a growing reputation to be one of the most promising bands from Scandinavia today.

IMMANU EL started as a musical experiment in 2004 by 16-year-old Claes Strängberg, soon joined by his twin brother Per and old childhood friends Michael Persson and Emil Karlsson. The following year, while studying in high school, they started to create music in an old barn in the countryside outside the town of Jönköping. The demo ‘Killerwhale EP’ was sold out and spread all over the world. After finishing high school the band signed with And The Sound Records, moved to Gothenburg and got two new members, David Lillberg and Jonatan Josefsson. Their debut album ‘They’ll Come, They Come’ was released the following year, 2007. ATS Records also released the band’s second album ‘MOEN’ in the end of 2009, with licensing- and distribution partners from all over the world. Tours are following all over Europe in 2010 and 2011.

POPPET // Was a pilgrim doll in past life. Small fry for weird fashion. Likes long beaches and walks on talks. Classically trained misfit. 1st EP released January 1st 2010 on >>www.rainbowdestroyer.com. A Southern California-based artist collective free music free art free friends free futurism. We’ll work on the free birds.

Handmade custom albums available on request.

Poppet: vocals and vocalises, keyboards, claps, slaps, tin pots, violin, guitar, piano, moral fluffing

Influences: cats named Bear, three little chairs, bicycles, mycycles, apocalyptic prayers, boats, stoats, rainboot coats, all things hidden by plastic moats. See also birds, boys, books, baffles

Sounds Like: Small deranged children shouting into computers.

Record Label: My heart


M:SOUNDTRACK presents CHING CHONG SONG (NYC, member of Nature Theater of Oklahoma) + MOLLY NILSSON+ DJ Niki Matita am 25.März @ 21 Uhr. // in the GRÜNER SALON in der Volksbühne


…CHING CHONG SONG (NYC) // is Julia LaMendola (vocal, ukulele, singing saw), Dan Gower (vocal,piano ) and sometime-collaborator Susan Hwang (accordion).

They are an inimitable Brooklyn-based band that has been astounding audiences for five years. Ching Chong Song gracefully straddles the line between burlesque and performance art before soaring high above genre constraints and resting firmly in the realm of classic entertainment. In a historical sense there music is more clearly rooted in the New York/German cabaret tradition. It is lyrically and musically at once dark, hilarious and theatrical. In candid and unapologetic fashion, the band addresses audiences with melodic singing, unconventional instrumentation and the fearless energy of pure talent. This hardworking and oft-touring band plays everywhere, from the underground New York scene to prestigious clubs throughout the U.S. and Europe.

They are delighted to be called “…a genuine New York oddity.”

Julie Mendola is also a member of the Obie award winning NATURE THEATER OF OKLAHOMA company and is performing in the company’s ten-part production of Life and Times. She has also performed at South By Southwest, Art Basel, Primavera Sound Festival, Danube Festival, and other major music festivals.

Dan Gower grew up playing piano in Spokane, Washington. To accompany after dinner family discussions, he would slip away from the dining room table and compose little ditties or improvise for hours. He also studied classical music until the pull of rock and roll became too much. Dan found himself in Santa Fe, New Mexico in a progressive BFA music program at The College of Santa Fe. There, he learned the importance of breaking away from the compositional impositions of previous centuries while performing in multiple ensembles and bands playing original music. When he moved to New York City four years ago, he played synths with indie-heart-throb band Bravo Silva until he met Julie and the rest is his+herstory.

video madeline:


MOLLY NILSSON (Swe/Bln) // The magical melodies and touchingly clever lyrics of Molly Nilsson (who also goes by the name formerly known as White Bread!), grow on you as you find yourself listening to them over and over again. With her one-woman-show, this escaped Swede brings her nostalgic pop, on a journey through life and death, with love and trouble, to a No Mans Land, on the border between reality and dream.

More :: http://darkskiesassociation.org/




NIKI MATITA is a record entertainer and sound artist from Berlin


M:SOUNDTRACK presents // Thursday, 31.03. 2011@
9 p.m. in SCHOKOLADEN MITTE ::   NAN TURNER (NYC/Olive Juice Music) + SCOTT RUDD (NYC)


NAN TURNER (NYC/Olive Juice Music) // A former ballerina and girl scout, Nan possesses the grace and street smarts to make it to the top. When not pounding out the beats as one half of garage rock duo Schwervon!, Nan can be found kicking out the jams with herself.

Vocally, she’s the missing link between Kathleen Hanna and Juliana Hatfield, with a wail matched only by her whisper. The Lucy Ricardo of indie rock, Nan enjoys writing raps and indie pop and experiments live with a rotating cast of musicians she has coined the One Nite Stands. In her spare time, Nan enjoys trips to the grocery store and feeding Gummo. LISTEN: http://www.myspace.com/nanturner

“There’s something about watching a solo performer soundcheck a distortion pedal that makes rock fans bristle with excitement; sure there’s no band, but the set is going to kick it anyway. Nan Turner didn’t disappoint, displaying a striking amount of diversity as she moved between guitar, Casiotone, piano, and rapping (well) on the mic. Turner’s delivery echoes the sloppy charm of old Replacements and Liz Phair records. Her characters are vulnerable but ultimately empowered by whatever they’ve been through, even preferring the “strong headwind.” Songs like “Fallout” present their lyrical images like a vase that’s been dropped on the floor and swept into a box: you can’t quite make out what it is, but there pieces clearly belong to a beautiful whole.” -Sidewalkmusic.net

SCOTT RUDD (NYC)// was born in Vancouver, Canada and raised in Australia. …Scott started playing shows in late 2009 and has quickly become a member of the New York Indie /Anti-Folk scene. When he isn’t playing music, he is working at making a living as a photographer. His music is personal, quirky, and deadly honest.

“Renowned photographer picks up guitar and does in songs what he did in photos, he tells a story in the flash of a moment.” – Lach

Listen: http://soundcloud.com/360degreemusic/bullshit-love

See : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMEINtm8SZ0


M:SOUNDTRACK presents // Thursday 14.April 2011@ 9 p.m. in SCHOKOLADEN MITTE :: JOASIHNO + ANGELA AUX


Joasihno // Christoph Beck alias Joasihno, den seine Freunde im Übrigen Cico nennen. Er ist ein Produkt aus dem Umstand, dass Grenzen – wenn überhaupt – nur noch da existieren, wo man sie selber zieht. Internet sei Dank. Reisen sei Dank. Und im gleichen Moment ist Joasihno einer, der diese Grenzen verwischt.

Ein junger Musiker aus einem kleinen oberbayerischen Dorf in der Nähe von Eichstätt (Umgeben von rechteckigen Äckern (es war ihm wichtig, dies zu erwähnen) wandelt auf den Spuren von isländischen Musikern wie Múm, Sigur Rós oder Seabear. Wie ein musikalischer Karl May war dieser junge Musiker selber noch nie in Island, im Land seiner Träume. Und doch beherrscht er diese auf der Welt einzigartige musikalische Sprache so perfekt als wäre sie seine eigene (was mittlerweile im Übrigen auch schon die Isländer von FM Belfast gemerkt haben, mit denen er bereits live gespielt hat.)

Die Menschen und ihren Zugang zur Musik. Schon lange hat er die Minimal-Musiker Steve Reich und Philipp Glass verehrt. Hat begonnen, sich an der Musikhochschule Münster zum klassischen Schlagwerker ausbilden lassen, eine Arbeit als Musiklehrer in einer Förderschule begonnen und dort hauptsächlich mit Kindern mit Behinderung gearbeitet. Hat neben seiner eigenen Musik auch in einer Band zu spielen begonnen (den inspirierenden Missent To Denmark aus München). Nebenbei hat er auch noch sein Können an der Loop-Station perfektioniert, um all die musikalischen Ideen live alleine umsetzen zu können.

Einen ersten Eindruck davon konnten wir alle auf seiner ersten EP “Papiertonnentigertum” bekommen (erschienen 2009 im Eigenvertrieb). Die volle Ladung gibts dann im Frühjahr 2011 mit dem Debutalbum ” we say:’oh well'”auf Kyr Records.

“Einen großen Musikspielplatz hat sich Joasihno in dieser kantigen Papiertonnenwelt geschaffen. Und dahin will er auch den Hörer mitnehmen: in einen musikalischen Rückzugsraum, irgendwo zwischen Expressionismus und Wohlstandsmelancholie. Seine Melodien sind vielschichtig und einfach zugleich, eindringlich und nah. Zwischen Emotion und Struktur bewegen sich seine Songs, da ist er Bands wie Múm, Lali Puna und Hjaltalín ganz ähnlich.” (Bayerischer Rundfunk)

“Seine Performance der Songs der neuen EP “papierTonnenTigerTum” beeindruckt nicht nur akustisch, sondern auch visuell durch die Projektion von Dia-Bildern.” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

“Joasihno ist einer, und der holt das Leben ins Zimmer: Geloopte Geräusche, seltsame Instrumente, eine Gitarre wie eine steigende Hoffnung und Sonnenlicht am Dachfenster. Alles gar nicht so abgehoben, und doch ein kleines Wunder: Ein warmer, erlebter Moment München. Da ruft die Süddeutsche Zeitung schon mal die Avantgarde aus. Dabei war genau das doch nur überfällig.” (fallen-legen.de)


ANGELA AUX // is a bird on a wire. in future days he could have been a sailor either/or a cook. mainly he’s up for folk, krautrock and experimental music, somewhere among parties all tomorrows never got to know. angela aux released a free album on laridae and a single with his electro-kraut-funk-band l’egojazz in 2009. when the ship comes around he’ll be counting speech bubbles somewhere out in the forcefields. who could win a rabbit while living on a dirty road all of his life? we need someone or something new: the fear of error is error itself.


all2gethernow re:fresh weekend // 2 x BENefits for I N D E P E N D E N C E

Die all2gethernow (a2n, http://www.a-2-n.de) eine unabhängige Plattform und Veranstaltungsreihe für neue Strategien in Musikwirtschaft und -kultur. Die a2n ist eine Einladung an alle, vom Künstler über Musikgeschäft, Digital und Medien bis zum Fan, gemeinsam neue Wege zu gestalten, Themen auf die Agenda zu setzen und sich auszutauschen.
Nach zwei großen Veranstaltungen in Berlin 2009/2010 gehen wir mit neuem Konzept in die nächste Runde. Wir möchten unabhängig bleiben, experimentieren, weiter machen. Unsere zentrale Veranstaltung, das a2n Camp, wird in Kooperation mit BerMuDa im November 2011 stattfinden. Zudem planen wir regelmäßige kleine Veranstaltungen das Jahr über – Workshops zu neuen Strategien als auch eine Werkstatt für Musiker.


#a2n_party :: a benefit :: for  I N D E P E N D E N C E pt. 1//

presented by:  A U D I O L I T H

on THURSDAY  14. A P R I L 2011 @ W A T E R G A T E – Falckensteinstr.49  //  10 p.m.


RAMPUE (live)

KRINK (live)

Torsun (Egotronic) (live)

Gimmix (dj-set)


http://www.audiolith.net/artists-releases/krink, http://soundcloud.com/krink


http://soundcloud.com/djgimmix, http://www.audiolith.net/artists-releases/gimmix


#a2n_live presents: a benefit :: for  I N D E P E N D E N C E // pt. 2

featuring: B A T H S (US/Anticon) +  AMPL:TUDE (Bln/ Sinnbus)

on Sunday,  17. A P R I L 2011 @ W A T E R G A T E – Falckensteinstr.49  // doors 9 p.m.

show begin 10 p.m.

+ decent  – with before and during soundtrack

Aftershow //

DJ Limping Boy – MVSEVM, New Judas, Kaiku Studios Berlin

DJ Ville Haimala –  ½ of the Finnish Dj duo Renaissance man


Baths live: http://www.vimeo.com/15696734






Proceeds of both evenings/nights (excluding artist fees) will go to the non profit association all2gethernow e.V. to support the new music culture convention  >> for membership and background info :: http://www.a-2-n.de/

Die Erlöse beider Abende/Nächte gehen (abzüglich Künstler Gagen) an den all2gethernow e.V. und ermöglichen eine unabhängige Plattform für neue Strategien in Musikwirtschaft und -kultur. Info zur Mitgliedschaft und Hintergrund: http://www.a-2-n.de/


all2gethernow @ re:publica (www.re-publica.de)

#a2n_workshop:  Donnerstag nachmittag, 14. April @ Kalkscheune – Johannisstr. 2

mit: Simona Levi, Peter Sunde (TBD)

Zugang aus logistischen Gründen nur mit re:publica Ticket. Aber wir werden alle Informationen verfügbar machen. Party- und Konzertgäste mit re:publica Bändchen erhalten reduzierten Eintritt.


M:SOUNDTRACK presents ♥ : SATURDAY, 23.04.2011 A pre easter show @ 9 p.m. in GRÜNER SALON in the Volksbühne ::  NORMAN PALM & Friends (Bln) + Rrose Tacet (France)


NORMAN PALM (Berlin / City Slang)  // is back with his new album Shore to Shore which has just been released all over Europe. For his first headline show in Berlin in a long time he will not only team up with his nordic bandmembers Janne Lounatvuori and Obi Blanche but invite many more special guests that you might recognise from your other favourite Berlin bands! 

«Infectious!» stereogum
«Touching.» spex
«Listen to this.» Perez Hilton
«Bon goût pop.» Liberation
«A.W.E.S.O.M.E.» The Cool Hunter



RROSE TACET (Paris / Bizarre K7)

After 2 years of silence, Rrose Tacet is back with a new album ( march 2011 ) and a new sound, less folk and more pop & psychedelic for lovers of Animal Collective, Akron/Family & Beach House.

On stage they have already supported bands like Neon Indian, Tunng, Final Fantasy, Julie Doiron & many more.

M:SOUNDTRACK presents A Cinco de Mayo Party via NYC Anti-Folk Style // 5. MAY 2011 @ 9 p.m. // Seth Faergolzia (DUFUS NYC) + PHOEBE KREUTZ (NYC)
DUFUS // is one of the most prolific, original, and influential bands to emerge from the chaotic mash of freak folk acoustic rock scene of New York City in the past ten years. Their sound is absolutely different, Seth Faergolzia’s voice and songwriting style can be matched by no other….The Dufus stage has historically been an open space for exploratory collaboration, often with no less than 15 revelers sharing the stage. Some of these collaborations have included names like KIMYA DAWSON of the Moldy Peaches, JEFFREY LEWIS, and REGINA SPEKTOR. This time out Seth is Traveling Solo to promote his FINAL ALBUM “ETH” which he made made Fan funding on sonicbids. //

LISTEN :: www.myspace.com/dufus

WATCH : Dufus does Dastard on They Shoot Music – Wien // http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqGgb5NRrRk&feature=related

FREEDOM // DUFUS solo in Bristol // http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSTI9hVpnxM&feature=related

PHOEBE KREUTZ // is a boozy floozy with a heart of gold. She sings silly songs about the things she likes best: boys and bars and vikings and tacos.

Growing up in New York’s East Village, Phoebe learned a lot about all these things. She also learned a lot about rhyming from Dr. Seuss and the joys of thinly-veiled social commentary from “He-Man” and “The Smurfs”. Now she’s all grown up and still loving life in the big city. She gets to sing in all kinds of fun places like The Knitting Factory, Fez, Birdland and The Sidewalk Café. It was there that she found the jolly antifolk scene, which has nurtured and indulged her like a benevolent uncle these past few years. It was also there that she met the boys who would later join with her to become the world’s greatest art-indie-rock band that only sings about animals in the city, Urban Barnyard.

LISTEN: www.myspace.com/phoebekreutz
Watch :: all summer long / awesomer / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6UKrclH9Ug

M:SOUNDTRACK  presents: on the 6th of May @ 9 p.m. in the  Grünersalon in the Volksbühne Berlin //
BJÖRN KLEINHENZ and Band (Swe) + Pink Moth (Canada)
I have had the honor of having both of these gentleman play their sweet soundtracks on several occassions.. although in regards to Mr. Kleinhenz–He has graced us in many forms.. alone.. with band, in restaurants, bars, living rooms and can we count on one hand the performances in …the chocolate store? That is why this time we want to go one step further a new room, a new atmosphere for him to fill. I am looking forward to this evening and all that it promises to bring. Mx


BJÖRN KLEINHENZ (Swe) // is coming on tour to Germany in late April/early May with a brand new trio put together especially for this event. Karin Wiberg playing violin and Jonathan Larrson on the accordeon are sure to add dynamics and small wonders of arrangements.

Just in time for the tour the new Kleinhenz album will be released on Devil Duck Records. The title is Djago Bråk, and the songs are recorded in Göteborg in February this year. Not only does the highly productive swede bring with him the new album, he has also recorded a live session with the new trio. A beautiful musical snapshot of three people in a room. Limited handmade release of 100 copies.

Enjoy the wreckage!

LISTEN:: http://myspace.com/bjornkleinhenz


PINK MOTH (Canada) // is the Toronto based project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ray Cammaert. The latest installment of their six volume bi-monthly EP series, Volume IV: Projections, was mixed by Andy Magoffin (Great Lake Swimmers, Constantines, Jim Guthrie) and wonderfully displays emotional rawness, depth, and the exploratory nature of the series.

Volumes I & II feature songs recorded in a Toronto church replete with piano, strings, voices from the altar and thundering drums. Volume III couldn’t be more of contrast: Synth and robotic drum machine share space with glorious tape hiss, fuzz bass, and the odd pump organ of guitar.

LISTEN:: www.myspace.com/pinkmothmusic

7. MAY 2011 today I am going to see S U F JA N, finally … you too?

2 thoughts on “Spring and the Soundtrack of M

  1. Canadian Director Dan Zukovic’s Vancouver shot feature “DARK ARC”, a bizarre modern noir
    called “Absolutely brilliant…truly and completely different…” in Film Threat, was recently released on
    DVD through Vanguard Cinema (http://www.vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm), and is currently
    debuting on Cable Video On Demand. The film had it’s World Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival, and it’s US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. (The film has also been an official
    selection at the Calgary and Edmonton Int’l Film Festivals, won Best Production Design at the
    Nickel Film Festival in Newfoundland, and screened at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver.)
    Featuring Sarah Strange (“Da Vinci’s Inquest”, White Noise”, Leo Award Nominee for Best
    Actress for “DARK ARC”), Kurt Max Runte (Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy “The Last Big Thing”). Featuring the songs “Dark Fruition”, “Ire and Angst” and “F.ByronFitzBaudelaire”, and a dark
    orchestral score by Neil Burnett.

    TRAILER : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeG4EFZ4ZM

    ***** (Five stars) “Absolutely brilliant…truly and completely different…something you’ve never tasted
    before…” Film Threat
    “A black comedy about a very strange love triangle” Seattle Times
    “Consistently stunning images…a bizarre blend of art, sex, and opium, “Dark Arc” plays like a candy-coloured
    version of David Lynch. ” IFC News
    “Sarah Strange is as decadent as Angelina Jolie thinks she is…Don’t see this movie sober!” Metroactive Movies
    “Equal parts film noir intrigue, pop culture send-up, brain teaser and visual feast. ” American Cinematheque

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