Pluie/Noir Podcast 014
Meint Ihr Nicht?"
Sound by Dr. Nojoke
Visual Interpretation by Sonja
Video by Max Binski
Pluie/Noir Podcast is a bi-monthly audio-visual episode representing our work as an artist collective. Each episode will feature a one hour collage/mix by one of our producers/djs and a poster triptych by one of our designers.
We interviewed both artists and dropped some questions about their vision:
P/N- How's Dr.nojoke?
Nojoke- Fine. There is just a bit too much going on at the moment. I´d like to go on holidays :)
P/N- UNOIKI has grown immensely since 2010. What's happening lately on your beloved collective?
Nojoke- Well, this year we focussed on artists albums. We put out sul.a, Superlauncher and my album.
Our graphic designer Jonathan Mangelinckx (also in Pluie/Noir) created a collective packaging/artwork, that looks awesome. Check it on our site: http://unoiki.bandcamp.com
We have also two new projects in the cue and one is about portraits of houses.
Then I am planning a 3 years showcase! And today on Wednesday, 15th, UNOIKI starts his monthly webcast on Studio R. I will play there for 90 minutes presenting my new album UNEXPRESSED. Tune in if you like. It starts at 9pm GMT/UTC+2
P/N- You are a highly world-aware and pro-active artist. Politics, nature, human rights, war.. all seem to have a weight on your creativity. Does Berlin and it's political past get to you in some way?
Nojoke- Sure it has all weight! I can´t understand when people ignore all that.
It is really up to ourselves how we live, and we have to deal with the consequences.
I don´t want to waste my precious life with nasty things.
Music is important, love, freedom, peace and nature. Politics and economics are important to me because they rule over me. Also democracy is a treasure and we have to be critical and feel responsible.
It´s an endless fight in a way. I don´t want to fight, but all the time we are forced to fight against or for something or somebody.
Ah, it tears me apart sometimes.
P/N- Meint Ihr Nicht? What does it mean, where did you get your inspiration from and how did you record it?
Nojoke- It means: "Don´t you think ...". It is taken from the Prolog of Haus der Lüge, an album from Einstürzende Neubauten, one of the most interesting and most influential german bands.
Inspiration is maybe point 3. I recorded a vinyl-only set presenting you some music I am deeply in love with - all made up as kind of a collage recorded on a system of a friend in my house.
It is not easy to listen to, but I think it´s an adventurous trip with great music from Brian Eno, Andrew Peckler, Demdike Stare,, Burnt Friedman, Akufen, Taylor Dupree, Tolouse Low Trax, Songs of Suspect, Radian, Mate galic & Rob Acid, Non Standard Institut and Pan American.
P/N- Future agenda?
Nojoke- Will play some concerts in August, go to Paris (at le batofar), and to Lisboa in November for a FUNGO night, Pluie/Noir partners.
New EPs on Eminor binary, Coal Records, Redukt and Concrete Records in August / September. Stuff upcoming also on Klangscheiben, Archipel and Pluie/Noir :)
Some remixes also for Letitia Lemach and Roebin de Freitas (out a few weeks ago)
working with J-Lab on an TRIoon album also. Want to start working on an artist album, that is dance-oriented. And finally I am producing a music for a shortfilm from Stefano Batelli at the moment
I would be happy if you would check also my new videos done by fantastic directors
Clonefixnature from Kabe
Küste from vj lilitxt
P/N- How are you feeling lately?
P/N- Your life used to be divided between music and design. What are you doing nowadays?
Sonja- I am mostly playing now. Summer always brought me good gigs. I am lucky. I am very tired of graphic design as a job.
P/N- How was the experience of making a visual interpretation of an audio podcast with such experimental tones as Nojoke's submission? What can you tell us about your triptych?
Sonja- I told Dr. Nojoke that his podcast is very disturbing. Not a peaceful or easy experience to your senses.
I guess my triptych makes it double, although it smooths the whole experience.
The inspiration is very late 80's videotape graphics. Artificial scratches and layers of every kind. Rainbow goes napalm.
P/N- FUNGO is one of the most interesting collective platforms in Portugal. How's your affair with the project?
Sonja- I am in an relationship with FUNGO. Forever and ever.
I think Fungo is developing into something that you recognize as quite solid, with high standards and very professional.
And honestly with the nicest people to be around. They are my biggest supporters but they also kick my butt when I become lazy. That´s priceless.
P/N- What's next for 2012?
Sonja- I do not know. I am a bit concerned with the future.. In overall. But musically, I would love to start producing. And improve everyday. Personally and professionally.
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