Category Archives: Recordings

Composer residency in Campbelltown

We are very excited to announce an artist residency we have at Cambelltown Arts Centre from 28 September until 02 October 2015. Building on score sketches and sonic concepts by Jochen, a new piece will be developed through collaborative experiments with sounds, instrumentation and technology. We will present the new composition on the last day of the residency. Please come along and see what we’ve been up to.

Concert: Friday 02 Oct 2015, 7-9pm, Campbelltown Arts Centre . Live recording from the concert:

Bronwyn Cumbo: violin, alto xylophone
Natalya Bing: violin, soprano xylophone
Simeon Johnson: cello, wind chimes
Jochen Gutsch: guitar, trumpet, bass recorder flute, glockenspiel

Photo Ⓒ Campbelltown Arts Centre

Hinterlandt & Andy Rantzen: Smoke & Mirrors EP

HL_Covers_Rantzenlandt_150Hinterlandt has engaged in a new collaborative project with Australian musician-thinker-poet Andy Rantzen, best known for his work in Itch-E and Scratch-E alongside Paul Mac. In this new duo, Andy is responsible for words and vocals, while Jochen produces sounds and music. The debut EP Smoke & Mirrors was just released on boutique netlabel Wood & Wire. Lyrically and musically it follows a strict “limitations” theme, including strict rules such as the decision to produce all tracks for an exact length of two minutes and the use of a two-string guitar.

For those who like to see things with their own two eyes, the EP is accompanied by two video clips.

Two Compilations

New Weird Australia compilation: Sixes and TwelvesThe year 2013 sees two new compilations featuring Hinterlandt contributions. Both tracks are very unusual by Hinterlandt standards, for example they feature some vocals. Rest assured, it’s only a phase.

One is on eclectic label New Weird Australia. It’s called Sixes and Twelves and focuses on experimental guitar music, featuring, among others, Mumble(Speak), Kris Keogh, St. Jambience, Afxjim, Pale Earth, and Julian Day. The other compilation is called I Hear You’re From Australia – My Name’s Bruce Too on Laughing Outlaw Records. As the title suggests it’s a Bruce Springsteen tribute album (yes it is) featuring label mates Mark Moldre, Piers Twomey, Jamie Hutchings, Bambino Koresh, Sam Shinazzi, Bryan Estepa and many others.

New Album: Cartography

Hinterlandt: CartographyBrand new Hinterlandt album “Cartography” is out now on Laughing Outlaw Records with distribution through Inertia. You may purchase the album directly from the label if you feel like it. Here’s some snippets of what the media had to say about it:

The Sydney Morning Herald says the album is “singular” and “without antecedents”.
Cyclic Defrost speaks of “an extremely inventive, intricate and restless release high on originality that sounds like little else at the moment”.
AU Review sees an “uncanny originality and a demonstration of multi-instrumental proficiency”.
Vital Weekly suggests that King Crimson’s “Robert Fripp would be jealous of some of the guitars”.
Drum Media hears “music born of an imaginative mind”.
2SER describe it as “a wildly curated expanse of sound”.
Echoes and Dust say this is “a record stripped of excess, that embraces variety, displays impeccable timing and great self-awareness”.
Tone Deaf compare it to “wandering through imagined cities complete with bustling plazas, epic skylines, meditative gardens, and dark and ominous alleyways”. hear “intricate rhythms leading into dramatic post-rock anthems that resonate to the heavens”.

Recent Hinterlandt interview in Echoes and Dust.
Recent Hinterlandt interview in Canberra Times.

Listen online:

02 Trick or Treat by Hinterlandt

03 Stadt Land Fluss by Hinterlandt

Reviews for Migration Motion Movement

The Sydney Morning Herald recently described Hinterlandt as “The United Nations of Music”. Here is what some others said about the latest album:

Hinterlandt "Migration Motion Movement"

“This is the work of a highly skilled, inquisitive, and highly erratic mind”- Cyclic Defrost (AUS) Full Review
“Pop? Definitely not. Great? Absolutely!”- Vital Weekly (NL) Full Review
“Mind-bending experimental soundscapes”- Sounds Better With Reverb (AUS) Full Review
“He is literally juggling with sounds, distorted, altered beats, patterns and rhythms”- Louder Than War (UK) Full Review
“The disk is a blur of ideas and captivating indulgence”- Foxy Digitalis (USA)
“Die Fusion von Song und Track, von Rechner und Gitarre”- Trust (GER)

Airplay on ABC RadioNational, TripleJ, FBi, 2SER, 3RRR, 2RRR, PBS, SBS Radio, VoiceFM Ballarat, and more.

Remixing & Being Remixed

Hinterlandt: Other StuffOver the last 12 months, Hinterlandt engaged in a number of remixing activities and other stuff. The latest piece was done for Sydney math-rock kings Serious Beak. You can download the whole album for free. Hinterlandt also recently reconstructed a Goethe poem recorded by Emil Klotzsch, turned one of Telafonica‘s songs into a lullaby, injected additional noise into one of Simo Soo‘s electro-rap tracks, and treated underwater field recordings by US sound artist John Kannenberg.

Furthermore, the Hinterlandt track “Motion” from the 2011 album Migration Motion Movement was re-interpreted by Australian producers Seaworthy, Lawrence English, Telafonica, Broken Chip, Puzahki, AFXJIM, Godswounds, and Simo Soo. The results were released as a full album called Through the Motions on Feral Media. Godswounds even made a fancy video clip for their track.

While all of this was good fun, Hinterlandt is now back into writing, recording and producing new original material.

Hinterlandt Presents: “Through the Motions”

Hinterlandt is proud to announce the release of the compilation “Through The Motions” on Feral Media. The album is a collection of sounds evolving around the Hinterlandt track “Motion”. Each artist created a completely new piece based on a handful of tiny sound snippets from the original track. The resulting inividual tracks are as diverse as the artists themselves. It features the following amazing Australian artists:
Hinterlandt Presents: "Through the Motions"
Broken Chip
Lawrence English
Simo Soo

This Hinterlandt-curated compilation is now avalibale from the Feral Media label, as a FREE DOWNLOAD.