Your Ten Mofo
Your Ten Mofo
Why? - because they are busy releasing their debut-album and by doing so setting a pleasant counterpoint to the multitudinous guitar based pop-productions in their Austrian home base. Since early 2004 the four musicians Michael and Florian Parzer, David Punz and Stefan Hartl have been working together. Inspired by well known protagonists of the Icelandic school (Sigur ros, Mum) your ten mofo knew from the beginning that they would not be doing party-gigs for biker-meetings. In fact, they wanted to compose atmospherically beautiful songs which impress by their diversity in instrumentation.
The fact that this did finally result in epics that could well be fifteen minutes long going far beyond any existing standards in popular-music-theory was something nobody could foresee, but also something nobody wanted to avoid once it was happening. This approach got very much reassured when the band released their demo which was excitedly embraced by the press and became demo of the month 10/04; in "Visions"-magazine. This resulted in various follow-up projects and collaborations like one with the literature-project "urban electronic poetry"; (www.urban-electronic-poetry.com) in which your ten mofo wrote the music to Xochil A. Schütz`s poem "Gute Mächte".
The project was finally turned into a film that gained recognition in international film-festivals and was released on DVD on the "Schaltkreis"-label (Cologne, Germany). In January 2005 your ten mofo started working on their debut and deliberately did so without the help of an "external" producer already having an experienced sound-engineer in the band - Florian Parzer. He is responsible for all the editing and mixing; only mastering was done by Kai Blankenberg (Nova International, Beatsteaks, Slut). The 67 minutes of music represent seven tracks braiding the listener with almost unearthly aesthetic sounds and nevertheless providing dynamic power enough to puzzle everyone in front of their stereo.
"Things change while helium listen to everyone" was released May 26th on wohnzimmer records. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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