Since being founded in 1995, Elektrolux, last but not least thanks to its
TV platforms "Space Night" and"Flowmotion", has always
been a downright visuallabel. One of the most important Flowmotion artists,
Frank Rückert aka üNN, centers the "Strom" project bywhich
Elektrolux dares an innovative bridging with room designing New Media even
stronger than before. In the course of a student project of the Technical
University Darmstadt, the skilled computer scientist Frank Rückert, inherent
part of the international Techno Club scene also because of his VJ work for
Sven Vaeth, Pascal FEOS, DJ Hell or Monika Kruse, has chosen eight tracks
from his previously released albums "Delay" (1999), "Relief"
(2000) and "Electronic Music" (Mikrolux, 2002) to be transformed
into video clips by students of architecture. Electricity has been chosen
as the corporate motive of the OSA ("Office for Subversive Architecture")
workshop not just as an electronic metaphor, but as an allegory for urban
networks and moves referring to society and areas of unspoiled nature as well.
"It makes a difference whether you also produce the video for your own
music, because you definitely know what the tracks are about. But the final
results have made a deep impression on me as I experienced a great sensitivity
with all persons involved when it came to transform my music visually in an
emotional and rhythmic way." (Frank Rückert). This way, the video
of "If We Could Be Stars", shows streets and places of Frankfurt
illuminated in a breathtaking stroboscope between day and night, while the
stampede of the "Feedback" girl reminds you of the best moments
of "Lola Rennt" without the protagonist ever finding her destination.
The videos represent a more than adequate transformation of üNN´s music which defines the interface of a modern understanding of Elektro with experimental ambient soundscapes like no other. The DVD is completed with a live recording of üNN taken at the "Central Station", Darmstadt, in November 2003, putting 11 remixes of his tracks visually supported in a congenial way directly to the dancefloor as well as a comprehensive "Making of" featuring interviews with all persons involved.
18 EUR / 20 EUR / 24 USD
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