bar25 ‘tage ausserhalb der zeit’ * bar25 ‘days out of time’

regie: britta mischer, nana yuriko | drehbuch: britta mischer, nana yuriko | kamera: pepa meissner, alexander schmalz | schnitt: bobby good | musik: reecode
this is the highly anticipated documentary that brings us the story and, most probably subsequent, closing at the end august of the lengendary bar25 club in berlin. known as one the most charismatic techno place in the world, the grand opening took place in 2004 with a six-week-long, non-stop party. klenzendorf was the mentor behind this place with the circus and childhood theme, wich never abandoned this place.

the bar itself was really special, it was a sort of wooden shed that could be used only in summer. on the site there were also a music stage, a fireplace, a hostel with swimming pool and private accommodations, as many people lived on the premises also. toys such as swings or discarded dodgems gave the bar the appearance of a playground for adults. over the years,the most famous djs of the techno scene play in this incredible place.

along with this release comes a compilation of their inner circle of musicians with a unique assemblage of musical contributions from the long-time compatriots of this exceptional location. artists include: acid pauli, soil ain’t solid (feat. reecode), oliver koletzki, marcus meinhardt, nu (feat. joke), niconé & sascha braemer, dirty doering, nico stojan, channel x, britta arnold, daniel dreier & dale, jake the rapper, wareika, budzillus, kiki bohemia, hey-o-hansen, pilocka krach, jahcoozi, dop, lee jones, margaret dygas, don shtone, rizzoknor, beaner and capey cash.

personally, bar25 is one of the most singular, surreal, magical, mystical, special places i’ve been to and will surelly be carried on my mind and spirit for the years to come. anyways my thoughts, as derrick l. carter would say, are that this is: -not an end, but a beggining.


uk goths 1984

invitation was made by wire to the ear blog.
– spend two hours in the UK. the year is 1984 and your friends all wear black.

this film has been rescued from an old mildewed-and-damaged vhs cassette tape so the quality in the first few minutes is pretty poor, but it settles down fine just in time for the action inside the club itself. the original video was commissioned by the couple who ran the club (annie and pete swallow) and was distributed amongst family, friends and people who frequented it. i can’t remember if there was a charge for it at the time [thanks to the commenter who told us it was £2], probably was. this is the complete full length video as originally presented.
– patrick torsney

pantha du prince documentary ‘black noise’ by arte tracks

hendrik weber (pantha du prince) takes us on a tour through the ruins of teufelsberg in berlin and explains the concepts behind his album ‘black noise’.

in cooperation with the musician, visomat (added to materializada site hub) created the visuals for the live tour.

visomat inc. was formed in the mid-1990s as part of the crossover between media art and club culture typical of berlin, with the primary aim of visualizing music.

…the visuals are based on an oil painting of the bavarian mountain watzmann that is also used on the cover of the album.

pantha du prince | visomat’s project

jazzanova like a band: a film by freier.eckert

dreamwalker presents: a film by freier.eckert.jazzanova like a band.

“for three years the documentary team behind jazzanova like a band has accompanied the world-renowned musical collective to record the group’s moving 15-year musical history. at least that was what the hamburg-based duo freier.eckert, filmmakers and passionate jazzanova fans, set out to accomplish.”

jazzanova like a band website | support their project

the chemical brothers’ don’t think: a film by adam smith

the first fully immersive concert film mixed in dolby 7.1 surround sound.

“an exhilarating trip through the sublime and scary parameters of the duo’s psychedelic live show, don’t think is a triumph…”
in rolling stone