Note: Track 1 "Standstill" and track 9 "Listen" do not contain any sound intentionally!
Frank Bogdanowitz alias Dr.Nojoke, mastermind of UNOIKI, has shown many musical faces in the last decade with releases and remixes on labels such as Archipel, Autist, Resopal, Eintakt and many others.
Mostly known for his field-recording-based abstract techno music, which he calls Clikno, here Dr.Nojoke presents a different musical palette of ambient colours deeply inspired by kraut, early electronica and kosmische musik from Germany as well as by clicks & cuts.
Dr.Nojoke: “ Unexpressed stands for all my ambiguous and ambivalent feelings about the system and the world I am living in - feelings like a rollercoaster I don´t know how to express in words. Music seems to be a way. Unexpressed is also an attempt to understand what is inside of me. It is a very personal album.”
Marianne Klausen, thinker and writer of the UNOIKI collective, contributed the text "Standstill" raising the question of progress and if we are luckier through it. The text is printed on the front of the transparent slipcase of the CD. (also part of the download)
Track 1 refers to Marianne´s text – a moment of standstill!
The closing track "Listen", which contains no sound at all, implies a message: When we hear no sound, what is the track about then? What shoud we hear? After a first moment of confusion we are thrown back to ourselves - then probably starting to hear what is around us:
The sound of the world – nothing else Dr.Nojoke tries to capture.
released 01 July 2012
cover artwork: Jonathan Mangelinckx
text: Marianne Klausen
mastering: Tobias Lorsbach
UNOIKI - is an exploratory platform for electronic music, visual and related art nestled between the
cornerstones CLUB & ART! - is about exploring the spaces inbetween: searching for new grounds & ways questioning and undefining rules, limits and structures in music, art, distribution, promotion and all life! - is based on the idea of a collective of artists with an original and unique vision....more