Fred und Luna – Im Tiefenrausch,February 1st, 2019
“Im Tiefenrausch” is a mesmerizing trip from Krautland through Electronic Fields to Hypnotonia ‒ exploring the textures of haunting melodies, luscious dreamscapes and tribal, dancefloor-ready beats. After their highly acclaimed debut album “Im Klanggarten” on Âme’sFrank Wiedemann’s Bigamo label, this is Fred und Luna’s next fascinating step in their elektrokraut/krautelektro series.
Listen : The first single “Nichtmusikalische Stadt Unter Schritten”
2-LP / CD
A1 – Plasma
A2 – Rutsch Ins Grüne
A3 – Blues Im Gepäck
B1 – Tiefenrausch
B2 – Polytonikum
B3 – Craig Manga und Mat Handley im Gespräch
C1 – Im Element
C2 – Canacananda
C3 – So Weit Wie Möglich
D1 – Nichtmusikalische Stadt Unter Schritten
D2 – Dolcefarniente
D3 – Das Ist Halt So
Who are Fred und Luna?
“Fred und Luna” are two mannequins living in a fashion boutique in Karlsruhe, Germany. They serve as muse for musician, lector, poet and photo/video maker Rainer Buchmüller. Inspired by his doll friends and his love for German electronic music of the past decades, Rainer Buchmüller uses the alias of “Fred und Luna” to produce his self-penned genres Elektrokraut and Krautelektro: both a modern combination of repetitive rhythms, beautiful melodies, electronic soundscapes and elements from the Krautrock era.
Under the name of Ariston Baton, Rainer Buchmüller also writes and performs sound poems and concrete poetry. For live events and especially exhibitions Ariston Baton joins Fred und Luna and Rainer Buchmüller’s third identity Vizudaru Nono, who contributes video and photo projections. Together they form the Equipe Nadaphysique.
A brief history of Fred und Luna:
Having previously released the EP “Glück auf” on respected Scottish imprint Optimo Music and having been remixed by Prins Thomas for the Berlin label Innervisions, the year 2017 saw Fred und Luna feature their debut album “Im Klanggarten” on Frank Wiedemann’s ( me, Howling) newly-founded label Bigamo Musik.
After the first editions of both the EP and LP rapidly sold out, live shows in Germany, France and England followed as well as remixes for Peter Pardeike (Connaisseur Recordings) and a common release with Trikk on Innervisions, among others. A team-up with Achim Treu (UFO Hawaii) resulted in several remixes for international musicians.
On tour with Fred und Luna (The Luna principle):
During live shows, Fred und Luna are represented by Rainer Buchmüller as FRED and a LUNA is spontaneously chosen from local musicians, friends or someone from the audience, making every show a surprise and a unique performance. Previous Lunas have included keyboard players, drummers, DJs, guitarists, rappers, poets, saxophonists, trumpeters, violinists, complete bands, a musical saw player, an opera singer and many more. Watch out: The next Luna could be you!