Alexander Hacke, Mick Harvey, Danielle de Picciotto and Paul Wallfisch have collaborated – for the first time – as The Ministry Of Wolves. The album, Music From Republik der Wölfe is released on 10 March 2014.
Listen to the first track, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, here:
Based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm, in particular Anne Sexton’s ‘Transformations’ (1971), the Pulitzer Prize winning poet’s reworking of the Grimm’s fairy tales, the album has been created as a soundtrack to ‘Republik der Wölfe’ a theatre production directed by Claudia Bauer.
‘Republik der Wölfe’, with live music from The Ministry Of Wolves, premieres at Theater Dortmund in Germany on 15 February 2014. For further info: http://bit.ly/1jenMPF
In the hands of Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten / Crime & The City Solution), Mick Harvey (co-founder of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), Danielle de Picciotto (co-founder of Germany’s ‘Love Parade’ and more recently, member of Crime & The City Solution) and Paul Wallfisch (musical director at the Theater Dortmund), these morality tales and warnings are as dark as you remember them from childhood, and, as can be heard here in ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ expose the characters as more human than they first seem, showing an aspect of ourselves we might prefer to ignore: “He is a monster of despair. He is all decay.”
The album is released on 10 March 2014.
Music From Republik der Wölfe Tracklisting:
The Gold Key
The Frog Prince
Rapunzel (As Isadora Duncan)
Hansel & Gretel
Snow White (Heptagon)
The Little Peasant
Little Red Riding Hood
White Snake Waltz
Mick Harvey will release a double CD of his own interpretations of the songs of Serge Gainsbourg in April 2014.
For further information:
Alexander Hacke: http://www.hacke.org/
Mick Harvey: http://www.mickharvey.com/
Danielle de Picciotto: http://www.danielledepicciotto.com/
Paul Wallfisch: http://www.botanicaisaband.com/