Dear Friends and Lovely Listeners,
It was a crazy month February… so many ups and downs i was feeling sorta Coney Island. I wish it was over and we could yell and scream Hurrah and drink some Bubbly! but it is not quite there yet, but perhaps a small step closer to having that “be a possability”. So don’t check SCHOKOLADEN off the endangered list quite yet, instead continue coming out and enjoying our evenings because WE will let you know when we are out of the woods, not the media. BUT I am happy that i could have at least another month to call it my Home :: M:Soundtrack has two shows this month starting with TODAY :: then NEXT WEEK :: and some other COMING UPS. I hope to see you very soon, Mx
M:SOUNDTRACK presents on THURSDAY 1. MARCH,2012 @ 8 p.m. in Schokoladen Mitte // A home town jamboree for the curious at heart with ::: Norman Palm & Odd Man Out (Bln+Mex+Fin) + Mary Ocher (Bln/Tel Aviv) + decent & florinn with an afterparty soundtrack.
loads of new songs, new synths, new everything.
hot off the shelf.
Mary Ocher (Berlin/Tel Aviv) // Born in Moscow, former USSR. moved to Tel Aviv at the age of 4 and to Berlin at the age of 20.
Ocher has been playing around with words, music, colors and textures from a rather tender age and officially with the craft of songwriting from the age of 11. Disillusioned by the mainstream industry, she has decided to do everything DIY.
Other than playing live Ocher also organizes a festival and shows every now and then and djs for her line The Queens and The Rebels of Unpopular Culture. (“various oddities from the 20th century, from cabaret, via beat to no wave and space disco”)
In 2009-2011 Ocher has published quite a few poems in various English language publications.
M:Soundtrack presents on the 8th of March, 2012 @ 8 p.m. in SCHOKOLADEN MITTE // The Ladies > Doing it Yourself < SHOWCASE w/ Dorothea Münsch (Bln) _ ( Video + Pre-Release LISTEN Party) & Lianne Hall (Brighton,UK) + Dj
Lianne has taken time out from recording with Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll and running the Brighton venue West Hill Hall to write, record and release Crossing Wires. “The name partly comes from being overwhelmed by the number of wires I was using to record it” she says, while the track Telephone in a Foreign City speaks of the ethics of squatting: “crossing wires is not stealing/ find the nearest empty building.”
It’s a collection of ten skilfully executed folk-pop songs, with a number of exceptional vocal performances along the way. Intro track Scissors is a break-up tale that startles with cleverly cut up phrases set to piano and subtle, crunchy beats.
Telephone in a Foreign City, an unequivocal hit, bounds along to a summery pop beat. Fair Enough blends acoustica with electronica, the disarmingly measured howling of Cry Wolf further evidences the versatility of that voice, and the wistful with the Light swoops and swoons, loops and twists to the end of side one. Opening side two, echoes of Harriet Wheeler and Liz Phair collide in the faster-paced For. Richly intriguing and emotive, Learning Curves brings bass and keyboards into the mix.