Artist: Felix Kubin
Title: Orphée Mécanique
Label: Intermedium Rec (DE) /Belleville Verlag (DE)
Format: CD
Catalog: intermediumrec053 / ISBN 978-3763341092
Release Date: December 2012
Order: stora


Note: a manuscript of the radio play in English language can be downloaded below

Hoping to free his beloved Eura from the realm of the dead, the excentric popstar Orpheus descents to the underworld, where he encounters a strange and at the same time fascinating cosmos. With his instrument, the Psykotron, which can transform streams of thoughts directly into electronic signals, into music, sounds and language, he becomes a celebrated star. Nonetheless, Eura cannot be found and therefore Orpheus desperately, even obsessively repeats his journey to the underworld: an eternal search for love in an infinite loop. Felix Kubin created his new version of the ancient myth as an acoustic comic, in which the songs of Orpheus become audible memories, that extend the notion of song beyond its traditional borders into the fragmentary and experimental. 

"The piece is an ejector seat that throws the listener out of the linearity of the story, something like a meta radio drama, a parable, a poetic dissolution, using motifs of the original story, but more open and experimental. It is Orpheus' musique mécanique" (Felix Kubin).

With: Lars Rudolph, Gerhard Garbers, Yvon Jansen, Charlotte Chrome, Traugott Buhre, Marlen Diekhoff, Leéna Fahje, Nikola Duric
Production: BR Hörspiel und Medienkunst / Radio Drama and Media Art 2006/2012
Dramaturgy: Katarina Agathos

The tracks "Gespenster", "Jeder Tag ein Arbeitstag" and "Aquastop" were recorded and mixed by Tobias Levin at the Electric Avenue Studio.


Tracklist

1 Der Lärm der Welt
2 Gespenster
3 Orpheus
4 Etwas, das ich nicht verstehe
5 Eura
6 Das Taxi
7 Die Federn der Jugend
8 Die geheimnisvolle Tür
9 Kleine Schachteln
10 Ich habe Dich erwartet
11 Der Eingang zur Hölle
12 Lauf, Orpheus!
13 Die Schleuse
14 Kaiserreich der Greise
15 In der Unterwelt
16 Jeder Tag ein Arbeitstag
17 Aus leeren Hülsen schießen
18 Mit den Würmern
19 Die Haut auf Deiner Haut
20 Ich bin nicht Eura
21 Der Atem der Liebe
22 Die Realität  
23 Orphée Mécanique
24 Es hört nie auf
25 Schlussmusik

CD bonus track:
26 Aquastop


Orphee manuscript English translation (pdf)




REVIEWS:
Skug (AT) February 2013
Musikexpress (DE) February 2013
Blow Up (IT) February 2013
DE:BUG (DE) January 2013
The Drone (FR) December 2012




Felix Kubin
Sci-Fi Pop, Radio Plays, Sound Art, Chamber Music