Artist: Felix Kubin / Wojtek Kucharczyk
Label: Gagarin Records (DE) / Mik.Musik.!. (PL)
Format: 7" Single
Catalog: gr2016 / Mik40-05
Release Date: December 2005
A co-release of Mik.Musik.!. and Gagarin Records.
In this magnificent drama of love, patriotism and honour, Felix Kubin and Wojtek Kucharczyk open the borders of Germany and Poland in order to flood their countries with binational beauty of plunderphonic trash. Sounds become actors, conquerers, defenders and pathetic footnotes.
On Side A two famous battles are re-animated: In 1410 the Order of Teutonic Knights suffered defeat at Grünwald, outfoxed by an united army of Polish and Lithuanians. 500 years later, the German army conquered the highly superior Russian army at a nearby location called Tannenberg. This political cocktail comes with a decent flavour of imperial disco!
Side B features two songs:
KATHEDRALE KOPERNIKUS – KATEDRA KOPERNIKA, a binational ritual chant summoning the spirit of the ghost of Kopernikus: "Divided body is half pain".
HOCHZEIT DER HYMNEN – WESELE HYMNÓW, a beautiful unborn child of two hymns composed by one Utopian conscience.
As always, Kucharczyk and Kubin act like gentlemen, disobeying all the rules of diplomacy. First scream, then confess!
This 7inch contains extracts of the radio play "Territerrortorium" commissioned by the Austrian and German Broadcasting Stations ORF and Deutschlandradio Berlin.
1 Grunwald Tannenberg
2 Kathedrale Kopernikus - Katedra Kopernika
3 Hochzeit Der Hymnen - Wesele Hymnów
Arte Magazin (PL) April 2006
The Wire (UK) April 2006