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01 14 :27
02
Sleeparchive Perspective
07 :40
03
Âme Fiori
16 :40
04
Luciano Drunken Ballet
09 :50
05 13 :02
ARTIST
TITLE
Shut Up and Dance! Updated
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
OSTGUT 003CD OSTGUT 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/5/2007

The Ostgut label presents a meeting of classic ballet and modern electronic music on Shut Up and Dance! Updated. The Berlin Staatsballet joins forces with minimal techno mecca Berghain as the venue for exploring new terrains and as a homebase for the Ostgut Ton label. On June 27th, five members of the Staatsballett will perform choreographies specially made for electronic music, and specially composed for this occasion. The musical results work equally well outside of the venue. Regular guests such as nsi. (aka Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer), Sleeparchive, Âme, Luciano and The 7th Plain (aka Luke Slater) have contributed exceptional and fascinating pieces, and all are exclusive to this release. Their spectrum ranges from nsi.'s low frequencies and abstract sounds, Sleeparchive's icy minimalism, Âme's epic, repetitive arrangements reminiscent of Philip Glass, to Luciano's humorous house grooves, and last but not least, Luke Slater's beatless ambient track under his The 7th Plain moniker. Considering the variety of all tracks, they work astonishingly well as an album, with each artist independently developing their piece, with no instructions on how the music should sound. Eventually, they all opted for a calmer, hypnotic sound (the most club-friendly track, Luciano's "Drunken Ballett," will be released on vinyl including a Moritz von Oswald remix). This is how Luciano describes his approach: "Before I started producing the track, I brought the dancers to mind: how they merge with the sound, how their bodies move to the music and what kind of music should come out of the speakers. I wanted to put dance music in relation to modern dance and I wanted to make physical movement and music correspond to each other." The flirtation between high art and entertainment was very inspiring and enriching to everyone involved.