Mittwoch, 6. April 2016

Welcome To The Circus CD announced!






Following the successful launch of "Welcome To The Circus" as a digital download, we publish this music on CD on 01st of June 2016. Like all CD albums the regular price is 16.00 euros for this CD.  However, the album can be ordered now at a pre-order price of 14.00 euros. For this you get immediately a free download of the album and from June 01st on the autographed CD by mail.
Please note: this offer is only valid until 31st of May 2016. Thereafter, the regular album price will be charged.

More information can be found on Bandcamp under: https://berndkistenmacher.bandcamp.com

We look forward to your visit!





Nach dem erfolgreichen Start von „Welcome To The Circus“ als Download, legen wir nun noch einen drauf und werden am 01. Juni 2016 das Album auf CD veröffentlichen. Wie alle CD-Alben wird auch diese CD 16,00 Euro kosten. Ab dem 01.Juni! Allerdings kann das Album auch ab sofort zu einem Pre-order Preis in Höhe von 14,00 Euro bestellt werden. Dafür erhaltet ihr sofort den Gratis-Download des Album und ab dem 01. Juni die handsignierte CD per Post.


Achtung: diese Aktion gilt nur bis zum 31. Mai 2016. Danach wird der reguläre Albumpreis erhoben.

Weitere Informationen findet ihr auf Bandcamp unter: https://berndkistenmacher.bandcamp.com

Wir freuen uns über Deinen Besuch!


 

Sonntag, 27. März 2016

Welcome To The Circus - New album out!

cat. no MI10081


In october 2014 Bernd Kistenmacher was invited to perform a concert during the Electronic-Circus Festival in Germany. This concert was a kind of warm-up for his upcoming solo-album "Paradise" (also available on MIRecords). Beside his very good performance, Bernd Kistenmacher was as well as his audience in a very good and funny mood. Everything was recorded very carefully and this recordings are now available on our webportal on Bandcamp.

Welcome To The Circus is a nearly 70 minutes long live recording of a very special concert.

This album is only on Bandcamp available. Check it out "here" and listen to the websamples of this fine recording. We are sure, that you will come to the same conclusion as we do.

Bernd Kistenmacher  Welcome To The Circus  MIRecords  MI10081




Montag, 9. März 2015

Antimatter on iTunes again!

Bernd Kistenmacher - Antimatter


We are happy to tell you, that Bernd Kistenmacher's classic from 2011 is now available on iTunes.

Check it out here:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/antimatter/id972146686

and of course it is available on bandcamp if you prefer FLAC downloads:

https://berndkistenmacher.bandcamp.com/album/antimatter-2011

Donnerstag, 5. März 2015

Dienstag, 27. Januar 2015

PARADISE - best album to life?

Dear friends,

today we want to share a remarkable review about PARADISE written by Synth & Sequences master Sylvain Lupari.
Sometimes there are rare moments in life, which are like breathing fresh air. This is one of this special moments. Read here:

BERND KISTENMACHER: Paradise (2014)
“Titanic, Paradise is probably, imho of course, Bernd Kistenmacher best album to life”

1 Ghosts 4:52
2 Born from Innocence 16:18
3 Devastating Destruction 7:33
4 Raindance 12:09
5 Distant Danger 6:53
6 Everlasting Magic 8:45
7 Belt of Forests 9:14

 

MIRecords | MI10080 (CD 65:37) ***** (Symphonic EM)
Bernd Kistenmacher had literally riveted my ears to my loudspeakers with the striking Utopia. He managed to implant a rather dramatic cachet in black intrusive universe where the dissonance has found the roads of harmony. Clearly more melodious, a bit less clashing, a little more ambiospherical but always so wrapped by an immense dramatic veil, “Paradise” lies down its fascinating influence on our senses. The paradise in question is literally the one that we wish at the end of our days. Is it a utopia? The link is to make, so much Bernd Kistenmacher pulls us with so much subtlety in the spheres of a fantasy that alone we have the keys of the secret.
Singings of birds are waiting for our ears at the opening of "Ghosts". Their chants are melting in a threatening decoration where are muttering breaths of thunder and oozes a rain which becomes more and more plentiful. An attractive sound fauna unveils little by little its charms as time goes by and  as "Ghosts" evaporates  in its dust. Delicate philharmonic breezes are blowing among the paradisiacal birdsongs, bringing these soft ambiences outside the paths of sadness. Of all this, there will be the vestiges of a forgotten melody which will resuscitate in the tumults of "Born from Innocence". But before, its intro shines like a rivulet of prisms delicately whipped by lazy breezes. An unctuous wave gets gild by the charms of a flute, while slowly some notes of a Hispanic guitar try to lure the percussions which are tumbling more and more heavily. The tumult, the dissonance of
Utopia is reborn here. The rhythm of "Born from Innocence" is hammered by titanic percussions which structure a heavy and slow war march. The melody buried in "Ghosts" splashes up here by the breaths of a philharmonic synth. The rhythm is shaking with frantic percussions. Angelic voices perfume the ambiences of a celestial approach while the heavy bass line inflates its trumpetings. We dive into the comfortable Kistenmacher frenzy. Violent thunders of percussions roll like infernal waves of rhythm, propelling whispers and sniggers. Voices, elements of paranoia get graft in a hubbub as much dissonant as this heavy and violent structure of rhythm which will free itself of its madness at around the 9th minute into a more rock structure. And as if it was possible, "Born from Innocence" glorifies itself of a fluid rhythm, surprisingly musical. A kind of heavy but fluid hip-hop which quietly turns around in the electronic markers of its intro. Wonderful and totally exhilarating! Already, I feel that this “Paradise” will fill me of pleasure, as much as Utopia. From a snore of a chainsaw to that of a big bumblebee, the intro of "Devastating Destruction" does nothing to moderate my waits. And as soon as the chords of nostalgic Vangelis go out from dusts of trees coming to fall, the magic remains stuck deep in my eardrums. Sad and oppressive, "Devastating Destruction" is a very meditative piece with a synth to the harmonies weaved straight from the tears rolling on our cheeks.
"Raindance" is the other huge jewel of “Paradise”. The bass line is of a kind of groove with chords which pulse and wave on the rollings of the percussions. Percussions which rub a hymn more rock than electronic, whereas keyboard chords get mix up with guitar riffs which fall nonchalantly, pecking at a ambiguous rhythm which magnetizes us of its skin of cosmic rock. This is no more and no less a continuity of "Born from Innocence", but in a less dissonant envelope and in a more poignant crescendo. The heaviness is omnipresent there. And the cinematographic veil is just as much intense with enthralling layers to the aromas of old penetrating organ. The same goes for "Distant Danger" where these layers float on the tick-tocks of an asymmetrical metronome. There are also ashes of Utopia mixed up in these synth layers. The tick-tocks become frantic tam-tams. And "Distant Danger" is melting into a stunning tribal rhythm filled by deep Roach fragrances where the movement, all the same rather violent, floats more that it moves. It's rather transported, livened up by synth pads in the colors of old apocalyptic organ which float as the shadows of vampires on some unchained tam-tams. Majestic! I'm nailed to my armchair. And that doesn't stop! A distant drone emerges from the silence to mold these fascinating black twists which embrace the tormented melody, and drummed on a keyboard, of "Everlasting Magic". Of its minimalist cocoon, the melody wraps itself of nuances of which the dark veils shape the slow impulses which guide its movement through a thick cloud of twinkling prisms. We cannot deny the influences of Vangelis on the works of Bernd Kistenmacher and it's even more striking on this track which uses perfumes of superb orchestrations. And these orchestrations are slow, anfractuous and enveloping in "Belt of Forests". The prisms are always shining here, but they are wrapped by orchestral caresses which are transformed into violent torrents of staccato, imposing a hatched rhythm where violins and cellos bicker between violence and tenderness in a filmic structure where the disorder is astride on paradoxes before losing any swiftness in the jingles of the chords and the bass pulsations which brand our ears by all this dimension of a work that we hoped anymore after the powerful starting gun which was Utopia. Hat to you Bernd! Here is your best album to life.
Sylvain Lupari (January 26th, 2015)


Please follow this link to "Synth & Sequences" and please follow this link to bandcamp to get your copy of PARADISE.

Thank you 

Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2014

First review of PARADISE

Hello friends,

we would like to share this very first review of PARADISE with you, written by kind Fred Fahrenberg from Germany.

We would also like to wish you a merry christmas and a happy, heathly and absolutely fantastic new year 2015. We will be back to you soon with many more good news.
Keep in touch

MIRecords & Bernd Kistenmacher

Bernd Kistenmacher - Paradies

Ich bin begeistert von der Musik und dem Booklet. Der Text im Booklet spricht mir aus Seele und Herzen!! Das Coverfoto ist von erschreckender Schönheit!
Ich kenne/habe alle deine Musiken, bis auf wenige Ausnahmen. Paradise ist von athmosphärischer Dichte, die seines Gleichen sucht. Fein abgestimmt, ohne dass sich etwas überlagert. Die Musik hat einen Bezug auf die Titel und sind für mich nachvollziehbar. Manchmal bekommt man electronische Musik mit irgendwelchen Titeln ohne Bezug zur Musik. Da könnt man besser die Musik mit Track 1,2,....betiteln (wird von einigen so gemacht und ist kein Hinderungsgrund für gute Musik). Das geht mir hier nicht so!
Die Pause hat dir gut getan und Paradise ist wohl der Höhepunkt deines bisherigen Schaffens!! Die Percussion und die Drums tun deiner Musik sehr gut. Die Weiterentwicklung von dir und deiner Musik wird hier sehr deutlich. War es auf deinem Electronic Circus Concert – endlich habe ich dich Live gesehen/gehört – die Vorfreude auf die CD, so ist es jetzt die große Freude nicht enttäuscht worden zu sein. Im Gegenteil, das ist ne angenehme Überraschung, dass die Vorfreude noch übertroffen wurde. Diese CD ist genau mein Ding! Born From Innocence ist mein (bisher) Lieblingsstück. Eine CD die auch nach mehrmaligem Hören nicht Langweilig wird. Und ein Grund mal die alten CDs von dir wieder rauszuholen!! Für mich gehörst du zu den großen zehn der electronischen music.
Ich habe Massen von electronischer music gehört in den letzten ca. 45 Jahren, weniges hat so bleibenden Eindruck bei mir hinterlassen wie deine Musik.
Schön das dich und deine Musik gibt!!!


Mit electronischen Grüßen


Fred



PS PARADISE is available as CD-Audioa and Download on Bandcamp and iTunes
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