I am thrilled to announce that some of my historical artist and band photographs have been included in a new book about Electronic Body Music called Elektronische Korpermusik and written by Yuma Hampejs and Marcel Schulze. This book is a comprehensive and fascinating exploration of the history, culture and aesthetics of this genre of music that emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It features interviews, essays, reviews and photos of some of the most influential and innovative artists and bands in the scene. I just wish I could read German to enjoy it more!
My photos included include Clock DVA, Dive, Nitzer Ebb and Insekt: some of the pioneers and legends of electronic body music, who combined electronic and industrial sounds, electronic beats, aggressive vocals and provocative performances to create a unique and powerful musical expression. I had the privilege of capturing some of their live shows and backstage moments with my camera, and I am honoured that they are now part of this amazing book.
If you are a fan of electronic body music or curious about its origins and evolution, I highly recommend you check out Elektronische Korpermusik. It is a must-have for anyone who appreciates this genre of music and its impact on the contemporary musical landscape.
Welcome to a new mini album to bring in the end of this “interesting” year. There are 5 new tracks and 3 old demos from the archives. Some of the tracks can be downloaded for free, others for a small fee, or all 8 tracks can be yours for the price of a couple of cups of tea, or coffee.
This is the album done to celebrate Paul Bower’s life and influence on the Sheffield music scene. All the artists on the album donated a 2 minute and 30 second track for a total of 23 tracks, of course. All proceeds go to the Sheffield Cat Shelter, so it’s for a good cause. I came up with the graphics, using Paul’s artwork, and have a track on the compilation. Adi Newton of Clock DVA is also on there.
Hypnos, Latin Somnus, Greco-Roman god of sleep. Hypnos was the son of Nyx (Night) and the twin brother of Thanatos (Death). In Greek myth he is variously described as living in the underworld or on the island of Lemnos ( according to Homer) or (according to Book XI of Ovid’s Metamorphoses) in a dark, musty cave in the land of the Cimmerians, through which flowed the waters of Lethe, the river of forgetfulness and oblivion. Hypnos lay on his soft couch, surrounded by his many sons, who were the bringers of dreams. Chief among them were Morpheus, who brought dreams of men; Icelus, who brought dreams of animals; and Phantasus, who brought dreams of inanimate things.