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A diverse and fascinating release from clarinetist Michael Thieke, also on zither and providing field recordings, with guitarist Martin Siewert, accordionist Luca Venitucci, and two bassists--Christian Weber & Derek Shirley, and two drummers--Steve Heather and Eric Schaefer.

Thieke, Michael Unununium

Thieke, Michael Unununium: Nachtlieder (Mikroton Recordings)
Label: Mikroton Recordings    
Released in: Russia    

"Walking through the night. I'm not even supposed to be here today, and so is Silent Bob.

New news of dying migrants. No attention for the paperless, what can the sailors do when the captain feels mean? Meanwhile Guy Maddin tells us his tales of amnesia, incest, death, and transfiguration decked out in low-rent expressionism and dime-store surrealism. Such a joy, joy, joy to meet somebody new. The insonnia of the homeless in the Termini train station addressing Heinrich Heine, trying to convince us to smile in spite of the faded flowers. And you, dear Betty?

It's 5 am. Internally displaced people in Colombia and protesters in Rome buy Berlin on a website, and sing along with old street musicians at their long gone open air coffee shop. Gentrification, cheerfully whistling through swinging doors of court halls after real estate auctions. Field recordings or fake nostalgia?

Unununium's colour is unknown, but probably metallic and silvery white or grey in appearance. Uses: no uses known.

We play Nachtlieder, and Theodor Kramer wishes a good night to....well, he has the better words."-Mikroton

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Product Information:

Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: mikroton cd 31
Squidco Product Code: 17997

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on June 2nd-4th, 2009, at SWR Studios in Baden.


Michael Thieke-clarinet, zither, field recordings

Luca Venitucci-accordion, amplified objects

Martin Siewert-guitar, lap steel, electronics

Derek Shirley-bass

Christian Weber-bass

Steve Heather-drums, percussion

Eric Schaefer-drums, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Buy Berlin 1:28

2. Nachtlied (Für Theodor Kramer) 6:55

3. Silent Bob 8:45

4. The Joy, Joy, Joy Of Meeting Somebody New (Für Guy Maddin) 5:42

5. Insonnia A Termini 4:13

6. Dear Betty Baby 5:00

7. And Smile 4:30

8. Remember 6:25

9. Paroles Sans Papiers 4:18

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