A while ago, Johannes from Der Eibenreiter asked me to do an interview. I was happy to oblige, since his magazine likes to go more in-depth than most others, and this is a perfect chance to shine some light on the background processes going on within 900RPM, and the creation of our album, Der Golem.
Over the course of these past weeks, we have been slowly working towards a rather lengthy piece: We talk about music, art history, modern society, a bit of philosophy, and there’s a whole lot of social critique, too.
After years of work, we proudly present our latest release: Our soundtrack to Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam. This album is available as cassette and digital download via the Sublime Retreat Bandcamp page.
900RPM will release their first full-length album on the 20th of February 2020. The soundtrack to the movie Der Golem, Wie er in die Welt kam will be released via Sublime Retreat. It will be available as both a compact cassette and digital download.
Good news everyone! 900RPM will return to the famous Frostfeuernächte festival this year. We will play our live soundtrack to Der Golem, Wie er in die Welt kam at the Frostfeuermarkt, which is the freely accessible part of the festival. In other words: Come see our show for free.
If you want to watch the film and listen to our eerie soundtrack, make sure to bring a blanket; the stage is outside.
900RPM will perform twice on this festival: Friday at 17:50, and Saturday at 17:40. So come listen, buy some mead, and hang out!
Saturday, the 9th of November 2019, we invited select guests to join us in our live, full-length accompaniment screening of Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam from 1920. We played the entire movie, with a break in the middle. We performed our improvisations live in our subterranean practice room. It was a wonderful evening, and we had a ton of fun. In this post you will find some impressions created by our guests.
And finally, Özgür Kesim made a neat video that covers the first half of the performance. It is surprisingly good, considering it was made with a phone!
At a recent flea market I found this wonderful cassette recorder. It was originally used for language courses, so that’s why it has some non-standard switches on the front. I, however, use it like a normal cassette player, to give the samples a nice bit of warble and saturation.
In the short video above, you see the cassette recorder in the process of recording a sample loop from my SP404 SX sampler.
After meeting Johannes and Theresa from Der Eibenreiter, we quickly ended up talking shop. Since their online magazine talks about music, art, and rituals quite a lot, the fit with 900rpm was a natural one.
In reciprocation to Johannes’ kind words about our band on his website, I would like to recommend you go and take a peek at what they’re doing.
In this video, we perform our sound track to the movie Der Golem from 1920. We show parts from the movie and play our compositions and improvisations live on top of that. The gig took place at the Kiefholzstraße in Berlin on Saturday, the 11th of May, 2019.
We have been given this opportunity by Isabel and Christoph, who graciously provided their living room for the performance. Thanks to all who attended, to all who made this possible.
Yes, it was very loud. I’m still amazed the kids slept through it all 🙂
A quick reminder for you all. This coming Saturday, 11th of May 2019, we will perform our sound track to the movie Der Golem (1920). We will show parts from the movie, and play live on top of that.
We have been given this opportunity by the Dittmar family, who graciously provide their living room for the performance. There’s a free buffet and drinks for cheap, and in true 900RPM-fashion, it’s a pay-what-you-want entrance fee.
Doors open: 20:00 (Limited space, be on time!)
Come say hello, have a chat with us. Drink, eat, and watch the show.
To end this cathartic experience of a year, and after a long, long journey —which has taken us from washing machines, to disassembled drum kits, via dangerous tuning peg scrapers, to getting squeezed out of our workshop— we now finally arrive here, at the end of 2018. On the year’s very last day, the cycle indeed comes to an end. A new one begins soon. Before it does, however, we will make ourselves known with full force. This release is only a glimpse into our future, but it’s a promising one.
Available for €3,- as a high quality digital download with amazing artwork via our Bandcamp page.
We’ve been working very hard lately. We’ve even gone so far as to do an actual band picture (see above).
“Why?” do you ask — and I don’t blame you. It’s been a while. But no fear. On the 31st of December 2019 we will release “Keyhole Narcissist” on our Bandcamp page. Its all taken a while since we decided to first build our own instruments. But it has made it a whole lot better than with conventional ones, let me assure you!
But to tease you already, here’s a picture of the cover art already, for your enjoyment!
In 2017, we finally got our asses in gear, and produced this video clip. It’s for an unreleased track of ours, called“Davai, davai, rabota.”
Even though that means something like “let’s go to work,” we were still excruciatingly slow in actually producing it.
After releasing our full-length demo The Law of Contagion, we will now focus on building sound-tracks to movies. In this case we’ve been invited by the Potsdam Film Museum to perform a live sound track to the 1920’s film Der Golem.
That’s cool and all, but 1,5 hours is a long time. To increase the workload, we’ve also decided to build almost all the instruments ourselves. Suffice it to say that it’s going to take a while. So for now, you’ll just have to watch the video clip a couple of thousands of times. Here it is, have fun!
In 2016, we started recording and producing our first real release. Originally, we wanted to make a simple demo, but it turned out we ended up with something more than just that. Today, we proudly present our new release: “The Law Of Contagion”
Below, you’ll find the full 2016 demo in a player taken directly from our Bandcamp page. It is available for free for your perusal and enjoyment. Sit back, relax, and let it wash over you — pun very much intended.