• Vince Clarke

    Vince Clarke

  • Goldfrapp


  • The Acid

  • Plastikman

  • New Order

    New Order

  • A Certain Ratio

    A Certain Ratio

  • Lee Ranaldo

    Lee Ranaldo

  • Nicolas Bougaïeff

  • Daniel Avery

  • nonpareils


  • Daniel Blumberg

  • Chris Liebing

    Chris Liebing

  • K Á R Y Y N

    K Á R Y Y N

  • The Pop Group

  • HAAi

  • Sylph

  • Jake Shears

  • JakoJako

  • Sunroof

  • Miss Grit

  • Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming —
    Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

  • Cold Specks —
    I Predict a Graceful Expulsion

  • Silicon Teens —
    Music for Parties

  • Carter Tutti Void —

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Three Mantras

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Red Mecca

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Voice Of America

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Living Legends

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The Lyceum

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Cabaret Voltaire 1974-76

  • 2×45 —

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Original Sound Of Sheffield '78 / '82 Best Of

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The YMCA 27.10.79.

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Methodology '74-'78: Attic Tapes

  • Cabaret Voltaire —

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Listen Up With Cabaret Voltaire

  • Cabaret Voltaire —

  • Cabaret Voltaire —

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Sweet Tooth Bird

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Yours Truly Cellophane Nose

  • Moby —
    This Wild Darkness

  • Fever Ray —
    IDK About You

  • Daniel Avery —
    Slow Fade

  • Fever Ray —
    Wanna Sip

  • Moby —
    Like A Motherless Child

  • Fever Ray —
    To The Moon And Back

  • Liars —
    Staring At Zero

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Moroccan Mountains

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Thrown Over The Wall

  • Liars —
    Cred Woes

  • Ben Frost —
    Threshold Of Faith

  • ADULT. —
    Uncomfortable Positions (feat. Lun*na Menoh)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    New Thing

  • Erasure —
    World Be Gone

  • Erasure —
    Love You To The Sky

  • Can —
    Dizzy Dizzy (The Singles Pt. 2)

  • Can —
    She Brings The Rain (The Singles Pt. 1)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Circular (Right As Rain)

  • ADULT. —
    We Are A Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy)

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9


New Music Video + Tour Dates

HACKEDEPICCIOTTO (Alexander Hacke & Danielle de Picciotto)

WINTER TOUR includes London & Hastings

Watch the video for ‘TROUBADOUR


“Keepsakes floats like a feather, exploring the softer side of the duo’s sound” – The Wire

“…epic, orchestral, mesmerising…” – Outside Left

“Keepsakes conjures up evocative visions, dramas and characters out of the arty, the gothic, the cerebral and surreal; creating an alternative photo album and collection of memories, events.” – Monolith Cocktail

hackedepicciottoAlexander Hacke & Danielle de Picciotto – have shared a new video for the opening track to their latest album, Keepsakes, out now on vinyl, CD and digitally via Mute. The new video comes ahead of a winter tour that will see the duo tour across Europe, with two dates in the UK – on the 12 Dec at London’s Rich Mix and on the 13 Dec – at The Pig in Hastings – full details below.

Watch the video for the lullaby-like dreaminess of ‘Troubadour’, as tinkling bells give way to the pair’s sweetly intertwined voices and a hypnotic rhythm rocks gently back and forth:


2 Nov – Warsaw (PL), Voodoo Club

4 Nov – Wrocław (PL), Industrial Festival

5 Nov – Prague (CZ), KC Kastan

8 Nov – Budapest (HU), Instant-Fogas

9 Nov – Brno (CZ), Kabinet Mut

10 Nov – Berlin (DE), Synästhesie Festival

18 Nov – Brest (FR), Festival Invisible  

5 Dec – Munich (DE), Muffatwerk – with Crime & the City Solution 

7 Dec – Maastricht (NL), Muziekgieterij

8 Dec – Brussels (BE), Les Ateliers Claus

9 Dec – Utrecht (NL), Tivoli

10 Dec – Nijmegen (NL), Merleyn

12 Dec – London (UK), Rich Mix

13 Dec – Hastings (UK), The Pig

16 Dec – Paris (FR), La Ménagerie de Verre

For over 20 years Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and artist, musician and filmmaker Danielle de Picciotto (co-founder of Love Parade) have been developing and evolving a deeply intuitive and symbiotic working practice and creative partnership, and on the new album, Keepsakes, that has manifested into their most intimate release so far. Each track on the album is dedicated to a friend, giving the album an immediate and enveloping warmth, and allowing each track to possess its own individual personality. “It might be a cliched phrase, but this is a very personal album,” says Alexander Hacke, Danielle de Picciotto explains, “we usually sing about universal themes, like the fate of mankind, but this time it’s about our personal lives.” 

While friendship is the central theme, place has been a recurring theme throughout their work and the recording environment plays a significant part to the feel and sound of the album. This time it was the Auditorium Novecento in Napoli that proved key: “…one of the first recording studios in Europe,” says Hacke. “Where Enrico Caruso and all the great artists from Napoli recorded in the early days of records.” Located in a huge and beautifully-sounding room that can record up to 17 people at a time, the pair threw themselves into the vast array of instruments housed there – utilising everything from brass to grand piano and tubular bells to a celesta that was owned by the maestro himself, Ennio Morricone. “It was very, very inspiring to work in that place,” enthuses de Picciotto.

The band’s choice of instruments was expanded not just on an excitable whim, but in order to document nine different people, they needed to stretch out and expand their sonic palette. “The record is dedicated to a very varied group of people,” says Hacke, so gentle piano, rich brass, and celestial bells can all be heard echoing and rippling through the record, alongside engulfing strings, pummelling bass, atmospheric drones, sparse drums and the dreamy tones of Morricone’s celesta.

The theme of friendship expands as far as artists they worked with to put the album together: long-time friend Victor Van Vugt mixed the record, David Hochbaum painted the cover and Manolo Luque worked graphics. “… every single detail of the album has to do with really deep old friendships,” says De Picciotto. “In that way, they are always with us. That’s something that means a lot to us.” 

While Keepsakes is a beautiful ode to friendship born out of a time when we all realised we needed them the most, another element that underpins the record is the ever-expanding relationship between Hacke and De Picciotto. Despite having a working relationship spanning over two decades, they are in a golden period of creativity, collaboration and connectivity. “We’ve grown into a proper partnership as composers,” says Hacke. “Everything we do is based on the interaction between the two of us and that’s what makes this project so special. It’s all based on how we react to each other and I think we’ve found a language that is really unique.” 


1. Troubadour
2. Aichach
3. Anthem
4. La Femme Sauvage
5. Mastodon
6. Schwarze Milch
7. Lovestuff
8. Song of Gratitude
9. The Blackest Crow

Buy / listen to the album: https://mute.ffm.to/hdp_keepsakes





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