Klangbad for :::seltsame Musik:::
If one were to capture the release policy of the Klangbad-label in a nutshell, one could say: no stereotypes. It seems that there is no such thing as the typical Klangbad-sound. Although it would not be hard to create a 'sound of the family' against the backdrop of the Krautrock icons that faust are. And in the sense of a 'corporate identity' do exactly the same thing with each new release. People in marketing think that way. Creative people don't.
With Klangbad, Cornelia Paul and Jochen Irmler have created their own creative biotope. At the core of this creative cell they are themselves. Their built-in studio plays a leading role in all their artistic processes. It's here that Jochen Irmler together polishes and hones future releases. It is also the place where the dialogue between the artists and their label takes place. Not only the 'product' and its marketing according to certain trends are the focus of attention, but the creative process. Like faust as a band have always done. The research and exploration of new sounds that the band started, is now carried on by the label.
So in a way the sound of Klangbad does exist, but not as a fulfilment of stereotypical clichés. On the contrary, it is the incalculable, the non-stereotypical and the surprising element which is at the core of Klangbad's catalogue. Intricate Psychedelia, Rock with a cutting edge, intelligent HipHop, Electronica - the curiosity is boundless and they are not afraid of exploring new horizons.
Faust, Circle, Dälek, Christy&Emily, nufa, FM Einheit, Ole Lukkoje, Kangaroo Moon, Nista Nije Nista and the others: as varied as their individual music may be, everything sounds original and unmistakable. Because boredom is death. Welcome to the sound of Klangbad!
In 1996, the musicians of faust were fed up with the nuisance of dealing with most of the profit-orientated record companies. Out of this realisation, Klangbad was born. A musical project by faust of the same name in a swimming pool helped to find the name for the new label.
Today they have extended this idea. With the Klangbad Festival, which was started in 2004 as a "thank you" party for all volunteers who helped to built up the FAUST Studios, they have now everything done to work on the above mentioned process. Festival, Label and the Studio are the combination, which allows us to work independent and to create our own sound.
Klangbad and Faust Studio are:
Cornelia Paul, Hans Joachim Irmler, Benny Straub, Andreas Schmid, Jacob Schneikart, Bruno Gebhard and a lot of freelancers, volunteers and supporters.