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The Galan Pixs

The Galan Pixs

The Galan Pixs


The beginnings of the group dates back to 1990, when two school friends Lurgenstein Timothy (keyboards) and Stefan Kopielski (vocals, keyboards), her first selbsverdientes money invested in musical instruments and were preparing to produce their own recordings. As musical idols this time they gave The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode AG violin, and especially in their overall approach Lurgenstein Kopielski and lasting influence. This period lasted about three years Read more on Last.fm
The beginnings of the group dates back to 1990, when two school friends Lurgenstein Timothy (keyboards) and Stefan Kopielski (vocals, keyboards), her first selbsverdientes money invested in musical instruments and were preparing to produce their own recordings. As musical idols this time they gave The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode AG violin, and especially in their overall approach Lurgenstein Kopielski and lasting influence. This period lasted about three years, various occupations and project names have been tried and discarded until the duo in the fall of 1993, first under the title "Trial" their tape, which after all contained 12 songs, first in-house, a little later as a limited CD- published version. In 1994, the two three of the songs featured in this early work for their first single "Holocaust In Toyland" together, which they published on their now out of necessity born Subsdance Music Label (which still exists today). In the course of this year, the band's first major live gigs opening for others Play Oomph!, In The Nursery, Plastic Noise Experience. Appeared in 1996 with "Anche Lucifero Era Un Angelo" (Subsdance) of the recorded music was what originally conceived as the second album by the band, but can walk with only eight titles rather than Extended Play Single (EP).

On this plate are found increasingly aggressive, EBM-influenced sounds. Initial contacts are tied to sales, so this album was available in a scene typical mail order distributors nationwide. 1997 Lurgenstein couple and Kopielski with "Anuschka Corazon" a style not typical piece as a Maxi single of. Musically and thematically cross-eyed, this song strongly in the Metal / Electro-direction, which bands like Rammstein, for example, celebrate achievements is not just international, and even for The Galan Pixs pays this concession from the current trend. The play is developing into one of her most famous songs, and today is one of the most popular club tracks worldwide.

It tours and concerts with the Blind Passengers, Anne Clark, and follow SPOCK, and a commitment in Holland leads the band on their first tour abroad. As a guitarist Henrik Fehse joins the band, which is now integrated into the line-up and until the separation is maintained therein. These early successes arouse the interest of Stefan Alt, which operates at this time the internationally recognized industrial label Ant-Zen. The Galan Pixs not really fitted in the previous concept, which is based Alt summarily label Flatline to give them a platform and related bands. In 1999, with "Pink Film Edition" a kind of Best Of the trio, proven hits such as "Anuschka Corazon" and "heart" are included as well as new, more dance-oriented tracks like "Use The Flashlight" and "Otaku". The scene responded enthusiastically to this album, in almost all magazines, it is named album of the month and climbed to number two on the German Alternative Charts, where it is only held back by Depeche Mode's singles collection.

The more frequent from now on live Lurgenstein obligations, Kopielski Fehse and no longer want a stiff challenge electronic project to profile Martin Heilmann (bass) and Dirk Feckenstedt (drums) intensifies The Galan Pixs as "real" live band. This call is now to them the following year even bring their first 10-day tour of Britain. [Edit] The 2000s Encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive experiences with their fellow musicians to adopt the three original members, Heilmann and Feckenstedt accept as full members of the band with a musical voice. Together, the band decided to tread the Electro-Wave has become too tight corset to strip and new musical paths. On the specially recorded for the England tour, "Cracker Jack ep" experiments, the quintet now with drum 'n' bass, techno, house and big beat sound.

And still does, on the concept, the entire run is on the tour on the counters and encouraged the band to pursue the change. That same year, appears with "Use The Slimelight-The Remixes" is a compilation of completely revised versions of their most successful to date pieces. [Edit] 2001 In contrast, the recording process just for a new studio album to be difficult. The band comes especially in technical terms to their limits. The encounter with the Leipzig Techno / House producers Jens Maiwald and his partner Tom Fiedler should change that.

The collaboration worked so well that Fiedler finally been replaced in new projects other interested Martin Heilmann as a guitarist. With "Acid Anger Again" a first maxi-single was released as a "test balloon" not to Flat Line (of which one had been resolved), but the more dance-oriented label Novatekk. It was here that The Galan Pixs their penchant for remixing run wild, unsettled but their old fans and especially the genre-bound Musikjounalisten. Especially the blatant pop appeal of the title track caused a consternation. But the band had found their direction. This was confirmed by the adoption of more serious offer of Iceland / Mercury, one of the most prestigious record labels of that time to release the next album the band.

So the following months are marked by intense studio work. This period also marked the beginning of cooperation with the video director Markus Wust, who is up to the end of the band for almost all the video clips of the band responsible for and has a great influence on the visual appearance of the band. Finally, as John Fryer - Producer and sound engineer, his sign of breakthrough bands like Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails - for parts of the production is obtained, The Galan Pixs are not as scene-tip. But it was not to be.

Two weeks before the targeted completion of the studio recordings for the album "Boredom International decides the management of Iceland / Mercury to drastic cost-cutting measures and dismisses all employees of its German branch, including those who are responsible for the publication of Galan Pixs responsible. [Edit] 2003 Motor Music successor (as the then part of the Universal group) does still have the manufacturing and sales of the album, but in promotion of technical terms, the band on their own. The stylistic diversity of the album that oscillates between the poles surprised synth rock and dance-pop fans and critics alike break, hereby Galan Pixs The almost complete with its wave-past, but at the same time reap respect from audiences more open musically. Besides their own shows in Germany and the UK The Galan Pixs Supportgigs play for Apoptygma Berzerk, Mesh, HIM, Phillip Boa and Briskeby. The songs of the two singles "Komakino" (especially the remix vinyl version) and "Another Country Another Name" on the radio success, and motivate the group to continue working on songs. It takes more time than in previous productions, as the band members make a career change and start families. [Edit] 2007 In May of this year, appears with "Introducing The Band" the last and perhaps most successful, according to the band studio album by the band on the label of the star drummer Christoph Leich, Matter Records. The critically received very different, it makes loud statement of the band is its musical climax that wants to say goodbye to this way of its audience. At the end of 2007, some musicians on finishing the paper The Galan Pixs. The Galan Pixs farewell to publish on the Internet all the remix versions of her career as a free download.

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