Archive for February, 2008

Review

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

T.M.L.
“Local band The Fascination Movement have signed a deal with Aube records…”

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Starcluster – ep (feat. Marc Almond) aube003

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Starcluster – ep (feat. Marc Almond)

cover illustration by Marc Brandenburg

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Dachlucke

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Smoke and Mirrors feat. Marc Almond – Original Mix

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Winter of Ice

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From “Dachluke” (think berliner jugendclub in the early 80s) with its hypnotic synth-line and mellow charm, via “winter of ice”, an obscure italo disco number with crispy melodies and a heavy bassline ( think Valerie Dore, but performed by the guys themselves) to “Smoke and Mirrors” featuring Marc Almond, in all his glory with a brilliant, emotional performance.

With this first EP Starcluster are delivering a vibrant work and all three tracks speak for themselves in this unique debut. Only the first 500 copies are available with an illustration by Marc Brandenburg.

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Review

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

24:HOURS

“… The Starcluster EP is a collaboration between Roland Sebastian Faber and KeenK (aka Divider), featuring guest vocals from Marc Almond…”

Resident Advisor

A friend of mine recently e-mailed me with the subject heading “It’s the most wonderful time of year…”

Igloo Magazine

…the Starcluster EP gives the listener three servings of synth pop action with an electro edge, with Marc Almond of Soft Cell giving his vocals to the B Side…

RP-Online

…Hier kommen Starcluster ins Spiel, bestehend aus der Sektion Berlin mit Keen K aka Divider und der Sektion London mit Roland Sebastian Faber (der unlängst das große „Hommage an die Jugend Europas“, ebenfalls Aube Records, veröffentlicht hat). Als genialen Schachzug, eine Duftmarke im aktuellen Musikgeschehen zu setzten, darf man ruhigen Gewissens das Featuren des Ex-Soft Cell Sängers (Tainted Love) Marc Almond ansehen…

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Featured Music Artist – Starcluster

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

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The transnational pop band starcluster is made up of kinky roland in London and keen k in Berlin. The two school friends have been working together since they were teenagers. The result of this Berlin-London axe is a cosmic – italo disco – new wave affair of analog bubble baselines and retro drum machines. They collaborated on “smoke and mirrors” with Marc Almond.

Starcluster feat. Marc Almond – Smoke and Mirrors (Promo Mix)

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Starcluster – Winter of Ice

Live – somewhere in Berlin 2007

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Featured Music Artist – Roland Sebastian Faber

Friday, February 1st, 2008

aube002 front cover

Roland Sebastian Faber is a German producer living in London.

After being involved in the dance music scene for years and working with
big names under various pseudonyms, RSF is finally producing music under
his own name.

In his new project, Roland Sebastian Faber serves up interstellar, robotic
electro-disco. As a true synth freak and berliner schule´s addict, he is
working almost only with analogue instruments. His music is filled with
many rich and deep melodies and nostalgia-glazed points of reference. But much more
Faber has mastered a genre full of authenticity and sensitivity.

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“Hommage an die Jugend Europas” (aube002) is the first RSF release to be followed by “Wettkampf der Moleküle”, his second opus. He
collaborated on both releases with cover artwork from Emil Schult (Kraftwerk).

RSF – Hommage I

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