“COOKIE JAR” Video COMING SOON… for now, the making of!
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If you wondered where have your favorite aliens disappeared in the month of May, here’s the answer: we dumped the adult crowd and went to play for KIDS.
Not ANY children. Some very special kids coming from every corner of the globe and finding their first touchdown place at the Emergency Center for Refugees in Berlin (Notunterkunft für Fluchtlinge Moabit, ran by Berliner Stadtmission).
This is us, we’re colorful, we’re loud, we sing and dance together, with MUSIC being our ONLY common language! We are all complete strangers that have met literally 5 minutes before this video was taken by a co-worker at the Notunterkunft.
If you are longing for an infusion of pure unspoiled unconditional love, go work with children. If you want to read more about this initiative, you’ll find the full text HERE.
If you want to get in touch with Notunerkunft Für Fluchtlinge Moabit, please send an email to: fluechtlingshilfe@berliner-Stadtmission.de (Mathias Hamman)
We run this workshop every Tuesday and Thursday evening, and personally, there is no better reminder of how much kindness and innocence there is in this world, no matter how fucked up it may be.
Here’s a recipe to an alien marmalade: take three musicians, put them together in a kitchen and give them ONE HOUR to write a song starting from scratch, meaning zero.
Everything you hear: chords, instrumental arrangements, lyrics, vocals, stuff… was made on the spot on this very Monday, 04.05.2015. in Niilo’s kitchen.
Niilo, aka Nills Sommer, is the brain behind the Monday Marmalade concept: he walks around Berlin open mics and gigs and stuff and hunts for 1-3 musicians to join him for the Marmalade songwriting mortale.
He picked us and the aussie bum Tim Redaelli for this episode of Marmelading and this is what we came up with! Enjoy!
Yeps, we got a new video coming up!
A picturesque metaphor of denial, self-love, lying, pretending… and the massive amounts of crap pouring down on you as a consequence of that lack of self-to-self sincerity. This is the first official video to be released from our last “Ruins in Bloom” album.
This is also the first time we worked on an artistic project together with Mr. Stereochemistry, and let him profusely poop on our head in public.
We expressed the concept underlying the “Cookie Jar” tune in our behind the scenes video.
We’re being a polyglot show-off ass lately, so we subtitled it in English and Italian for you. Click away and enjoy!
Nothing braver than pouring your heart out on a sheet of paper and an instrument, flying over the ocean to get it recorded, then print it on an organic polymer and send it around the world for the complete strangers to listen and judge. JUDGE! Moreover, you let them publish their judgements on some of your favorite music blogs.
As if being stranded naked on the album cover wasn’t enough of exposure! Mescalina Musica, La Scena, Point & Comma Music, Clapbands, Freak Out Magazine, I Think Magazine, all disected our “Ruins in Bloom” and found we sound a lot like Ani di Franco (YAY!), Victoria Williams and Bajaga. Now we can die happy, I guess.
Well, not before expressing our gratitude to Martepress for doing the dirty job of sending our release around the Apennine Peninsula, and assuming the tough responsibility of distributing us physically across lo Stivale.
Oh wow! Jaymag, the italian music and arts webzine, kindly asked us to write an editorial for them. Free topic and a blank page given to us aliens to crap about whatever we want to, and all the italo-speaking earthlings sneaking through the posts of Jaymag would have to bear it.
If you think that a blank page is an epitome, of creative artistic freedom you’re very VERY wrong. Rather than an epitome, it’s an EPITAPH. Nothing can limit your thoughts as much as a damn FREE topic.
WHAT is it SO important in your soul that you WANT and NEED to scream out to the world?
Can a music mag editorial bear it really? How to be honest without self-censorship? How to tell people to wake the fuck up without yelling at them? Oh so many decisions to take!
If you’re a good Italian speaker, click HERE and read on what we’ve written to the innocent readers of Jaymag. We’ll just warn you that it is an alternative Lonely Planet-free travel guide. To Berlin, mostly, but it can be applied to any corner of this Earth.
Traveling is crucial. It helps you to step out of your comfort zone and take a look at things from a different perspective. It helps you come back into it and bring about a change, in your own self and for your own sake in the first place.
When you’ve lived abroad and far away from that first place you called home for more than a half of your life, both you and that place get an eerie feeling of being a ghost in a ghost town. Yours, familiar, other, foreign, all at the same time. A part of you both belongs forever one to another.
But there’s this new, altered, exotic scary part that each is afraid to uncover.
Afraid of delusions, retrograde evolutions, misunderstanding. This is how it feels to step my feet in Belgrade. This is how Belgrade feels when I walk my feet back into him (for me, this city is a HE). And here’s the interview by STILL IN BELGRADE asking me how my new home in Berlin feels.
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WHOA! Our Balcony TV video is finally out!
We recorded this little gem on a rooftop in Genoa, on a sunny December afternoon, just a day after our 32nd birthday, sick with fever and such.
Luckily, we employed our alien skills of breathing through ears and other bodily orifices so that you are not disturbed by our stuffy nose and continuous snorting up of endless rivers of snot our human nose is capable of producing. (We’re considering opening up a Snot Producing Facility as a side business to music and entertainment, as we believe it could generate more profit in shorter time than the entire independent music industry at the moment. And yes, there is just a slight sarcastic note to this last phrase.)
The song you hear here is called “Angel”, from “Ruins in Bloom” and we rarely play it live, but we felt this was the right moment for it.
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A loooong interview plus a couple of tunes played live at Riserva Indie show of Contatto Radio, Carrara. Hosted by Maurizio Castagna and Alessandro Hicks, it is definitely one of the most fun and uncensored radio interviews I’ve ever had.
Talking about the Italian release of “Ruins in Bloom” and prejudices, taboos, depression, pregnancy loss, irony, cocks, pussies, discrimination, traveling and so on.
You can find the full radio podcast on Riserva Indie’s Mixcloud.
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January 1st 2015. 8 pm. Miss & Mr. Stereochemistry are thawing a freezer and fixing the lights for the tomorrows’ video shoot. Life is very romantic.
January 2nd 2015. 6 pm. Miss Stereochemistry survives a nervous breakdown after the back drop she has patiently IRONED for over two hours decides to drop to the floor like a dead angel slipping from the clouds. Mr Stereochemistry gives up on his well deserved rest after eight hours spent in the office and commits to the video shooting evening.
January 3rd 2015. Mr Stereochemistry takes revenge and gooes up his beloved counterpart with black vegan jelly. Several times. He gets to clean the living room as punishment. She manages to clog the shower cabin in attempt to wash the goo away. Flatmates are very happy (probably because still on hangover from the NYE).
The rest of the humanity will enjoy the whole picture after the “Making Of” video is released.
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