Dopplereffekt to Kontra musik
For those of you who missed Dopplereffekts appearance on February 2nd or perhaps haven´t had a chance to see them yet, make sure to catch up 🙂
Dopplereffekt are one of the strangest and most mysterious units of the contemporary electronic music scene. There are no interviews and hardly any live appearances. Nobody really knows who they are, their releases have so far only been available on limited vinyl on Dataphysix/Detroit. The composers hide behind strange German pseudonyms whereas the song titles and lyrics are in English and make up a strange mixture of scientific, sexually explicit and political allusions.
Dopplereffekt’s music is also highly eclectic and unusual. Even if at first sight the forefathers Kraftwerk seem to be more than present Dopplereffekt have developed a very own and highly influential sound aesthetic, without which the current electro-hype seems to be unthinkable.
Dopplereffekt also always went an unusual path with their stylish anti-style in cover artwork, which has always been surprisingly and provocatively plain.
The brain behind this mythical group is scientist Heinrich Mueller (Drexciya, Arpanet, Japanese Telecom, der Zyklus etc). They had a great impact on the electro clash sound around 2000 and tracks like Plastiphilia (listen) and Rocket Scientist (listen) are strong soundtracks to this era. What few people know is that the tracks were produced already 5 years earlier, in Detroit…
Today their music is more experimental but at the same time also more daring, mature and interesting. The experimental album Linear Accelerator, released on International Deejay Gigolo was this year followed by their latest release, Calabi Yau Space. This Rephlex release is a beautiful melodic and rhythmic journey in to the world of theoretical physics and string theory (listen).
Great melody, rhythm and harmony begins with sound itself and it is on this level that Dopplereffekt is concentrating. This is ’Techno’ in the sense that the term was originally intended.
“Gesamtkunstwek” – Clone Classic Cuts (2007)
“Calabi Yau Space” – Rephlex (2007)
“Linear Accelerator” – International Deejay Gigolo (2003)
“Myon-Neutrino/Z-Boson EP” – International Deejay Gigolo (2002)
”Scientist Mixes EP” – International Deejay Gigolo (2001)
“Scientist EP” – International Deejay Gigolo (2001)
“Gesamtkunstwek” – International Deejay Gigolo (1999)
“Sterilization EP” – Dataphysix Engineering (1997)
“Infophysix EP” – Dataphysix Engineering (1995)
“Cellular 7-inch” – Dataphysix Engineering (1995)