MUSIC FROM REPUBLIK DER WÖLFE
HACKE ~ HARVEY ~ DE PICCIOTTO ~ WALLFISCH
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 out now.
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.
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.”
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 on May 6th, 2014.
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/
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