Showing posts with label Dopplereffekt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dopplereffekt. Show all posts

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dopplereffekt liveset at SyntekLAB [04.12.2010]



Dopplereffekt is an electronic music act which has been active since at least 1995 (year of first release). It is named after the German word for the Doppler effect. While the musical style and the act's image changed radically during a non-release period from 1999 to 2003, two steady characteristics are the display of a thematic affiliation with science and the obvious use of pseudonyms and the hence rumoured but unconfirmed identities of the members. The main member during all periods has probably been producer/ artist Gerald Donald alias "Rudolf Klorzeiger". Donald is generally accepted to be also the author of the acts Heinrich Müller/ Der Zyklus, Japanese Telecom and Arpanet as well as one half of the band Drexciya (with James Stinson). During that period the sound of these two acts showed strong similarities, in their detroit electro sound that took influences from industrial, new wave, electro-pop and others, reforming them in a style which is musically complex, often using jazzy modal sequences, and alongside other Detroit based acts on the labels Underground Resistance and direct beat they were highly influential in the 90s' revival of electro. The 1999 compilation of all Dopplereffekt releases from this period, Gesamtkunstwerk, depicted Donald with a new member, "To Nhan Le Thi", who most likely had not been involved with the old material but was given credit anyway and who has been a steady and visible member since, giving occasional live performances. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dopplereffekt @ RBMA




Gerald Donald and Michaela To-Nhan Bertel


Dopplereffekt
Dataphysix, Rephlex, Detroit

Everyone who ever experienced the approach of a vehicle sounding a siren or a horn knows about the so-called Doppler effect. Not less astonishing than physics is the mysterious electronic music production unit that goes by the name of Dopplereffekt. There are almost no interviews and hardly any live appearances. The composers hide behind strange German pseudonyms whereas the song titles and lyrics are in English and make up a strange mixture of scientific, sexually explicit and political allusions. Dopplereffekt's music is also highly eclectic and unusual. Even if at first sight the forefathers Kraftwerk seem to be more than present, Dopplereffekt have developed their very own and highly influential sound aesthetic in modern electronic music. Listen to their classic album 'Gesamtkunstwerk' for starters. The brain behind this mythical group is scientist Heinrich Mueller (Drexciya, Arpanet, Japanese Telecom, Der Zyklus and many more) and their music today is more experimental but also more daring, mature and interesting than ever. Check also the experimental album 'Linear Accelerator' released on International Deejay Gigolo or 'Calabi Yau Space' on Rephlex for a beautiful melodic and rhythmic journey into the world of theoretical physics and string theory. Great melody, rhythm and harmony begins with sound itself and it is on this level that Dopplereffekt is concentrating. This is "techno" in the sense that the term was originally intended. Exclusively for RBMA Radio, chief scientist Heinrich Mueller provides a rare insight as well as some speak and spell into his Dataphysix Engineering lab.




Tuesday, December 08, 2009

[Video]Dopplereffekt @ Roxy Theater, Los Angeles [20.05.09]



Gerald Donald and Michaela To-Nhan Bertel




Dopplereffekt @ Roxy Theater, Los Angeles [20.05.09] - part2of5
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Dopplereffekt @ Roxy Theater, Los Angeles [20.05.09] - part3of5
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Dopplereffekt @ Roxy Theater, Los Angeles [20.05.09] - part4of5
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Dopplereffekt @ Roxy Theater, Los Angeles [20.05.09] - part5of5
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Dopplereffekt production @ discogs

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Dopplereffekt @ Roxy Theater, Los Angeles [20.05.09]



Gerald Donald and Michaela To-Nhan Bertel


There is a division between the rich and the poor. And these technologies are usually controlled by the people that have the ressources to fund them. The technologies which become obsolete are no longer useful for this powerful group, and eventually trickle down to what we see today. A lot of outdated military technology is now in use with the common people, the general public. Take a radar, for example, which was invented in the Second World War. Now you can use the same technology in your vehicule to ward off police.
You can find new uses for any kind of technology.
People are still using nets to catch fish, people are still using knives in the kitchen. And those technologies have been around for thousands of years. They don’t become obsolete, they become refined over time.

words by Gerald Donald, interviewed in The Wire – October 2009

Dopplereffekt @ Roxy Theater, Los Angeles [20.05.09]
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Dopplereffekt myspace page (fan profile)

Dopplereffekt production @ discogs