Three years since their last album, Engtanz Depression, German duo Sankt Otten have announced details of their new album, entitled Zwischen Demut und Disco, which translates to Between humility and disco. The record arrives on May 25th though Denovali and as the label puts it, it “is the holy trinity of krautrock, ambient and contemporary electronics, but always stylistically confident and unmistakeably Sankt Otten”.
Ahead of the album’s release, the pair have let loose the first cut from it, ‘Einmal große Ernüchterung bitte’ and we can’t wait to hear more.
To tide you over until the album’s release, check out the excellent mixtape they put together for us back in March 2015.
Earlier this week, Denovali Records teased a new album from German instrumental electronic duo Sankt Otten. Entitled Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik, which translates to Male Friendships and Metaphysics, the album sees Stephan Otten and Oliver Klemm joining forces with experimental guitarist and labelmate N aka Hellmut Neidhardt. Known for his work exploring noise, ambient and drone sounds, N “add[ed] a grave and menacing mood to Sankt Otten’s electronica and kraut Rock”, described the label. “The aim of this collaboration was to combine the perspectives of the genres of both partners.” Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik will see the light of day on September 23rd and we can already get the first taste from it with the dreamy and ethereal ‘Heile Welt’. Take a listen now.
With March comes a new mixtape and this time round, German instrumental electronic duo Sankt Otten take the driver's seat. Their eight albums, from the first in 1999 to the latest Engtanz Depression, which came out only a few days ago, form a mesmerizing journey, closely linked to the pioneers of krautrock, ambient and early electronica. So it comes as no surprise that the mix put together by Stephan Otten is packed full with gems from exceptional artists, ranging from Harald Grosskopf and Maserati to Kraftwerk and Robert Fripp. Let's dance!
German instrumental electronic duo Sankt Otten are ready to follow their 2013’s Messias Maschine. Engtanz Depression, which translates to ‘Close Dance Depression’, will be their eighth full-length album release and it drops on February 27th via Denovali. Engtanz Depression marks a significant progression of their previous efforts, according to the label. “New drum sounds and acoustic instruments such as harmonium and piano may be found, and some pieces emerged from free improvisations, which is a completely new approach taken by this band.”
‘Beten, Tanzen, Küssen’, the first track on the album featuring an harmonium, is being offered as the first single from the album. It serves as an enticing and exciting taste for what’s coming our way and you should listen to it now.
A couple of weeks ago, Sankt Otten enticed us with ‘Im Himmel angekommen’, taken from their forthcoming full-length album Messias Maschine. ‘Im Himmel angekommen’ features Ulrich Schnauss on synths and percussion, and alike this collaboration, Messias Maschine is glowing with quite a few other collaborations with pioneers of electronic and avantgarde music, including Maserati’s Coley Duane Dennis, Miles Brown and Harald Grosskopf. 75-year old drummer Jaki Liebezeit of the legendary CAN has also collaborated with Stephan Otten and Oliver Klemm on three tracks from the album, including ‘Das große Weinen ist vorbei’, which makes its way to us with a visual accompaniment. Check it out below.
Stephan Otten (drums, programming, synthesizers) and Oliver Klemm (guitars, bass, synthesizers), who make up German instrumental electronic duo Sankt Otten, are set to release their seventh full-length album entitled Messias Maschine.
The forthcoming album saw the pair collaborating with a stellar cast of guests, including 75-year old CAN drummer Jaki Liebezeit, Maserati’s Coley Duane Dennis, Ulrich Schnauss, and Harald Grosskopf, amongst others. Messias Maschine arrives on June 28th via Denovali Records. Ahead of it, Sankt Otten have shared the first taste, ‘Im Himmel angekommen’, featuring Ulrich Schnauss. Listen to it now.