1-2 Weeks
Mosaik 2014


"Early in 1994, Kreidler was founded by Thomas Klein, Andreas Reihse, Detlef Weinrichand, Stefan Schneider on bass guitar who was to leave Kreidler some years later in order to form To Rococo Rot; his place was taken by Alex Paulick (now of Coloma) up until 2001. Kreidler 's album Riva was released 1994 on a small Parisian label. This was to be the first of 16 releases to date, with the latest Eve Future Recall (2004). Followed by the score for the movie Durchfahrtsland in 2006.Among the artists to have been remixed by Kreidler are such venerable names as Faust, Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Depeche Mode, and Appliance. Their musical collaborations include Add (N) to X, Young Gods, Momus or Chicks on Speed. Kreidler have played over 300 shows throughout Europe, Asia and North America. In techno clubs and concert halls. At the Sonar and Roskilde festivals. In museums and art galleries. At the Van Dijk retrospective in Antwerp and the openings of Andreas Gursky in New York's Museum of Modern Art and in the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Commissioned by Goethe Institut they went on a concert tour in Southeast Asia. Kreidler's music has graced the catwalks e.g. of Chanel, Lacoste, or at the London Fashion Week of Giles Deacon. It is used in films, theatre-plays or in modern dance productions e.g. Pina Bausch's Ten Chi. On the new studio album Mosaik 2014, Kreidler champion a kind of Godardian futurism in which the 20th and 22nd centuries merge. Science fiction and modernity: Arrangements that feel right, without being able to map them out because all of the lines are woven together so intricately, and because the album was recorded mainly in a week of live sessions. Above all, this record has more. More rhythm, drums, percussion. More keyboards, better yet, synthesizers that are immediate and cannot be turned away, sounds that demand something and yet retain great mystery. More off-kilter loops and more electrical storms. But it is all there to serve the same purpose: to make this the best Kreidler album of all Kreidler albums. There is a directness, and things come to the point while still leaving enough free space. There is longing, solace, fulfillment. In other words, big emotions."