2014-10-23 NEW RELEASES

New releases from the fugue of thoughts by Unterführungskünstler Felix Kubin:

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A monstrous opus magnum, "Chromdioxidgedächtnis" - conceived, recorded and written by my hyperactive self. This is a work of heart and of long development (2 years in the making), released as a boxset containing CD, a tape and a 32 p. booklet. It's all about the format of the audio cassette, our beloved extinguished medium of trust.

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A live performance of Scott Haggart's ongoing research project "1:17",  recorded together with eccentric dust collector Lary 7 and marriage impostor artist Felix Kubin at the ISSUE Project Room in NYC, 2009. It rattles and shakes, to say the least. After spilling a whole bottle of wine over our mixing boards, Mr Lary Seven nailed a record onto his tape machine bobby, which you can see on the cover artwork.

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A re-release of the long-out-of-print "Filmmusik" by Felix Kubin, the first release on Gagarin Records out of the year 1998. Contains wondrous animation film music for adults.

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After decades, finally, the German Kassettentäter (tape delinquents) are celebrated on an internationally renowned label. Dr Kubin is proud to announce Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik, a compilation he curated for the splendid UK label Finder Keepers Records after months of research, odd phone calls and waiting room assistance. The promo machine has just started rolling. The album is released as double vinyl, CD and download. Featuring some of the nicest homerecording tape tracks of the German underground of the early 1980s.



2014-05-20 Kubin interview on S13

Ahoi, dear Non-Analphabets!
A new interview of incredible length and depth can be found on this wonderful Lithuanian website Secret Thirteen, special radio mix included.




2014-03-05 Zemsta Plutona live video

A live video featuring Felix in dark (synth)energy at Westwerk, Hamburg.
The intro is in German. It's an improvised speech about a giant worm who becomes a Schmetterling building with iron wings. It's all about surviving, isn't it, folks?




2014-02-12 Deutscher Hörbuchpreis

Felix Kubin's radio play Orphée Mécanique has been awarded "best audio book" 2013/14 (Deutscher Hörbuchpreis). It's the second big price for this acoustic perpetuum mobile after "Hörspiel des Jahres" 2012. On the very 12th of March, Herr Kubin might appear on WDR TV with big Tam Tam and Automatik Klatschen.

He has already grown mushrooms on his earlobes - but we won't let Orpheus rest. Never.




2014-01-13 Live Video Footage of Felix and Mitch & Mitch

Excellent video footage of a live concert by Mr Kubin and the incredibly flanging big band Mitch & Mitch at Hamburg's Übel & Gefährlich Club hit the desk! Filmed, edited and mixed by Marq Lativ Guther. On VHS. Yes. See for yourself:

Narzissmus & Musik
The tired hands of M. Curie
Boj sie Boogie

The 10-headed band (a MONSTER) will be on tour again at the end of January.
Check the route here, and don't miss it or we will diss it (you).




2013-12-17 Felix Kubin special on Basic.fm

A two-hour radio special with interviews, rare original tracks, influences, and Felix' record label, Gagarin.

"Fischbrötchen mit Dino"
Thursday 19.12. @ 22:00 h GMT




2013-11-18 Mix for Secret Thirteen

I recently played in Vilnius and hardly survived it. They wanted to eat my hair and steel my buttons, those lovely Eastern animal-swinging strange-named rascals. As a response I created a mix for their national music library here.




2013-11-07 Zemsta Plutona

Here is the DRONE, the QUIETUS, the FACT about our hotspur Felix Kubin.
CDs have already landed in Germany, Poland and Australia.
The vinyl version is about to arrive end of November.



2013-11-07 Gagarin Records 15th anniversary

I just passed a bird who fell from a skateboard. The beak was swollen and washing gel ran out it. "Are you ok?" I asked. "As long as it helps to cleanse this world from villains and bring back Tim Smith of the Cardiacs, yes."

What an endearing utterance from a bird who fell (why didn't he fly, anyway). I put him on the guestlist of this event and he promised to come with his whole twittering family:


FUTUR 2 IM NEBEL
Gagarin Records 15th anniversary show

14.11.13 Berlin - WestGermany/NOrthEurope
Pete Um (Lecture Performance "Cambridge: the driest place on earth")
Felix Kubin (Lecture "Der Aufstand der Chemiker - Bergedorfs Kinderbandszene 1981")
+ Filme, Hörspiele, Tricks
DJ Alexa D!saster

15.11.13 Berlin - WestGermany/NOrthEurope
Les Trucs (live)
Gelbart (live, record release concert "Vermin")
Felix Kubin (live, record release concert "Zemsta Plutona")
DJs Alexa D!saster, Oscar der Winzige

16.11.13 Hamburg - Westwerk
Pete Um (Lecture Performance "Cambridge: the driest place on earth")
Gelbart (live, record release concert "Vermin")
Felix Kubin (live, record release concert "Zemsta Plutona")
DJs Alexa D!saster, Booty Carrell


WestGermany/NOrthEurope, Skalitzer Strasse 133, 10999 Berlin
Westwerk, Admiralitätstr. 74, 20459 Hamburg




2013-09-03 New solo album coming in early November

The first of November finally sees Felix Kubin's new solo album Zemsta Plutona arrive. It will be released on Gagarin Records in collaboration with Hamburg's infamous dental imprint ZickZack, the label responsible for early 1980s releases by Palais Schaumburg, Wirtschaftswunder, Einstürzende Neubauten, Tödliche Doris and other remarkable outbursts of German neurosis. ZickZack Schallplatten is run by punk pope grandseigneur Alfred Hilsberg who already promoted Felix when he was a teen (Felix, not the pope).

The album will be released in all formats and all countries of all worlds (apart from Liechtenstein). Gagarin and ZickZack will take care of Western Europe, while LadoABC from Warsaw will rule the Eastern European hemisphere. Finally, the ominous Australian label Omni Recording Corporation will poison the rest of the world with Kubin's seductive "music".

This remarkable release matured like a wise old penguin. It contains well-known evergreens of Mr Kubin such as:

Lightning strikes
Atomium Vertigo
Flies without memory
Restez en ligne
Piscine résonnez!
The rhythm modulator cont'd
Zemsta Plutona
...

Keep your eyes and mouth open (especially when it rains)
and step onwards to a brighter yet foggier future!


mistily yours,

Jurij Gagarin III.




2013-06-26 "Mother in the fridge" on RadioARA Luxembourg

Kubin's radio play "Mother in the fridge" will be broadcast on radio ARA in Luxembourg. The dominating language of this radio play is English with strong German accent.

8 July 2013
RadioARA Luxembourg
22:00 CEST (UTC+2)


For those of you living far away from Europe and having no clue about Luxembourg: it's a beautiful and very small country (half a million inhabitants) with great food and many languages like French, German and Lëtzebuergesch: "Just de fréiere Radio Grénge Fluessfénkelchen, dee sech zum Radio ARA entwéckelt huet, ka sech haut nach ëmmer als onofhängege fräie Radio bezeechnen, mat aller Freed an allem Leed, dat esou e Statut nun eemol mat sech bréngt."



2013-06-21 Klangkrieg on Sub Rosa Noise Anthology #7

A track of Kubin's now defunct group Klangkrieg is featured on the 7th "Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music" of the Belgian label Sub Rosa. The anthology spans over 3 CDs containing music pieces by Dziga Vertov, Bebe and Louis Barron, John Oswald, Henry Cow, Cabaret Voltaire, Mika Vainio, The Haters (GX Jupitter-Larsen) and many others.




2013-06-11 12.6. Chromdioxide Memory on NDR broadcast

Dear Radio Afficionados!

Some longer excerpts of my recent commission work "Chromdioxidgedächtnis" for tape recorders, electronics, percussion and prepared piano will be broadcast on North German Radio:

12 June 2013
NDR Kultur
21:00 UTC


Here's the link - the programme will be streamed online.




2013-05-07 7.5. Felix on NDR Nachtclub

Tonight at 00:00 (UTC, Geisterstunde), Felix Kubin will be a guest of Jan Möller in Hamburg's radio programme "Nachtclub" on NDR Info. You can listen to the programme worldwide here - in German. Click on the button "JETZT EINSCHALTEN" in the top right corner.

Na, dann, also, Hut bzw Film ab!




2013-05-07 New interview on itv// Czech Republic

Here's an interview that I gave to the lovely Lenka Moravkova.




2013-04-27 Sonar, Pants, Festsaal, Kubin, Palais

A message for the combination freaks amongst you. Like a straw in the swamp there are some fantastische live concert combinations breaching...

30st of May: Felix Kubin & Palais Schaumburg at Teenitus Festival Berlin
15th of June: Felix Kubin & James Pants at Sónar with their first joint live set*


*and soon on Apolkalypso: Kubin & Pants 7", Tanzen und Blitzen




2013-04-17 Hörspiele on air/ear (with live streaming)

Some upcoming broadcasts of my radio plays:

Paralektronoia
WDR 3: 22.4.13 - 23:05 (UTC)
1LIVE: 23.4.13 - 23:00 (UTC)

Orphée Mécanique

Radio Bremen:  24.5.13 - 19:05 (UTC) and 27.5.13 - 22:05 (UTC)

All times are CET. The radio programmes are streamed live and maybe also available as podcasts for a while. More information here: Paralektronoia // Orphée Mécanique




2013-04-16 Interview on 6:00 am

Good morning, you metaphors!

Instead of posting every 10 minutes who has just passed my window (facebook friends do that), I only add news here when something has happened. Here's a good Greek website presenting a new interview with me. No standard questions. Greece? I recently saw the Greek film "Dogtooth" by Yorgos Lanthimos. A very intelligent, sardonic, mind-boggling and funny film which I absolutely recommend.




2013-02-11 One hour Kubin radio special on Byte.fm

BONUSREFERAT
20 February 2013 // 23:00 (UTC)
Byte.fm

Ale Dumbsky and Harald Retzbach host Felix Kubin in their radio show Bonusreferat.
Achtung, der programme ist in German language. Here's the info announcement:

Felix Kubin, Tape-Täter in jungen Jahren, wird heute für seine Hörspiele ausgezeichnet, betreibt gleich zwei Label (eines für LPs, eines für Singles), und hat einen ungebrochenen Output, balancierend zwischen Neuer Musik, äh, Avantgarde, Klangskulpturen sowie unterschiedlich-erstaunlichen Kollaborationen mit unter anderem Jimi Tenor und der Harfenistin, die für Barack Obama aufspielte. Allerhöchste Zeit also, Kubin bei uns auf den Stuhl zusetzen und einen kleinen Ausflug in sein Repertoire zu machen. Am 03. Mai tritt er mit "Mein Chromdioxidgedächtnis" im ehrwürdigen Rolf-Liebermann-Studio zu Hamburg auf. Was hiermit dringend empfohlen sei.




2013-01-14 Launch Time

Welcome to felixkubin.com!

It has taken several years and a lot of sweat, research, editing and translations to re-launch this site. We are very happy and satisfied and we hope you will find plenty of (new and lost) music, radio plays, films, texts, bits and pieces about Felix Kubin here. 

Felix's Live Shows you find in the News section on the right hand side (the black column).

The menu item Music Projects contains information about all the bands, art projects and co-operations that Felix Kubin is (or has been) involved with. Under Releases there's a huge archive of CDs and LPs he put out in the past 20 years. You can listen to excerpts and read reviews here. Radio Works hosts "Hörspiele" and radio art that Felix has produced since 2001. Miscellaneous is a pool for diverse formats like lectures, lecture performances, seminars and workshops, films and soundtracks. In the future we plan to add more topics here. Click on the topics to get to the lists of works, for example films

Go to Distribution if you want to find out where to buy Mr Kubin's stuff. The most reliable sources here are stora.de and a-musik.com. A-Musik is also one of the best record shops in Europe, so whenever you happen to visit Cologne in Germany, check it out.

In the Press section you'll find general articles in magazines and newspapers. I recommend to have a look at the WIRE and FORTEAN TIMES features. Journalists can also download a press kit with more in-depth information (requires a password).

Finally, Morpheus Panoptikum provides a pool for extras and oddities which is shared with Felix's other site, gagarinrecords.com

For those of you who need a fast access (or who know exactly what they are looking for), the flip menu top right is very handy.

Ok, that's all for now,
I wish you a happy clicking and digging!

Over and out!


Yours,
Avala Strandberg








LIVE SHOWS

TOUR Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch

2014-10-23  20:00
23.10.  Aarhus (DK) - Atlas
24.10.  Drammen (NO) - Trädgarden
25.10.  Hamburg (DE) - Überjazz Fest

Bremen (DE) - Schwankhalle

2014-10-11  20:00

Katowice (PL) - Tauron Festival

2014-08-23  20:00
Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch

Warsaw (PL) - LadoABC Festival

2014-08-20  20:00
Live on Plac Zabaw

Berlin (DE) - Krake Festival

2014-08-09  20:00

Bern (CH) - Dampfzentrale

2014-07-04  20:00

Marseille (FR) - GRIM

2014-06-21  20:00
Fete de la musique

Berlin (DE) - Roter Salon

2013-06-10  20:00

London (UK) - Cafe Oto

2014-06-07  20:00

Birmingham (UK) - Super Sonic Festival

2014-05-30  20:00

Wien (AT) - Museum für angewandte Kunst

2014-05-17  20:00

TOUR Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch

2014-05-05  20:00
MAY 2014 POLAND TOUR
05.05  Warszawa, Cafe Kulturalna
06.05  Wrocław, Stary Klasztor
07.05  Poznan, Meskalina
08.05  Lodz, Wytwornia
09.05  Gdansk, Inst. Kult. Miejskiej
10.05  Krakow, "tak było"
11.05  Białystok, Zmiana Klimatu

Bratislava (SK) - A4

2014-04-26  20:00

Berlin (DE) - Deutsches Theater

2014-04-25  22:00
DJ set

Köln (DE) - King Georg

2014-04-19  20:00

Amsterdam (NL) - iLLUSEUM

2014-04-18  20:30
special live concert
starts at 20:30 h sharp!

Den Bosch (DE) - FAQ festival

2000-04-11  20:00

Aalborg (DK) - Studenterhuset

2014-04-10  20:00

Erfurt (DE) - Franz Mehlhose

2014-04-04  20:00

Leipzig (DE) - UT Connewitz

2000-04-03  20:00
Mineralorchester show + film screening

Ravensburg (DE) - Zombie Rave

2014-03-29  20:00

Metz (FR) - Les Trinitaires

2014-03-28  20:00

Gent (BE) - Vooruit

2014-03-27  20:00

Bruxelles (BE) - Beursschowbourg

2014-03-26  20:00

Bergen (NO) - Borealis Festival

2014-03-21  20:00
Paralektronoia Performance
w/ Steve Heather, Andrea Neumann
BOREALIS

Radio Play "Mother in the fridge" on SWR 2

2014-03-18  19:20
Exact start time 19:20 h (CET). The radio play is in English language. For more infos check RADIO WORKS.

Graz (AT) - Forum Stadtpark

2014-03-08  20:00
Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch

TOUR Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch

2014-01-27  20:00
JANUARY 2014 TOUR
27.01  BERLIN - NK
28.01  BIELEFELD - BUNKER
30.01  COLOGNE - STADTGARTEN
31.01  KOPENHAGEN - JAZZHOUSE
01.02  HAMBURG - STUBNITZ

TOUR Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch

2013-12-01  20:00
DECEMBER 2013 TOUR
01.12  BERLIN - HKW
02.12  BREMEN - SCHWANKHALLE
03.12  HAMBURG - ÜBEL & GEF.
04.12  BRUSSELS - THE CHAPEL
05.12  LEIPZIG - UT CONNEWITZ
07.12  LJUBLJANA - KINO SISKA
08.12  FAENZA - CLANDESTINO
12.12  TOURS - LE TEMPS MACHINE
13.12  ESSLINGEN - KOMMA
14.12  ROTTERDAM - WORM