Tuxedo Mask | Stef Decat | Dr.Nojoke live
My next conceptual album is out on the fine label Abandoned Audio
As the title
suggests it is made with an
electric bass-guitar indeed.
CLIKNO again with two side-long tracks
available at selected record-stores and online on Bandcamp | Deejay.de |Decks.de | Juno Records | Redeye Records | Clone | Technique | Freestyle online
- Interview on Change Underground
- Interview on 6AM
- Interview on My Music Moments
- Review on Digital Selecta
- Review on Selekta
Official video-mash-up-work by colombian visual artist Liliana Caycedo
for Pariko - out on CLIKNO zero.one 12" EP
I am extremely glad that I had the opportunity to talk about my creative process and my upcoming EP zero.one and 'rethinking the ordinary' (quote by Emma Robertson) with Tanzgemeinschaft.
Thanks so much
My vinyl EP zero.one is available now!
It´s being released through CLIKNO on March 2nd in an edition of 300 copies.
It´s a beautiful transparent 12 inch disc in a transparent sleeve with a silver/black sticker inside
50 copies come with a folded black & white A2 poster of the artwork, handnumbered and only available via the CLIKNO bandcamp shop.
DMC world mag invited me to contribute in their Back
To Mine series.
For the playlist of my favorite tracks I selected 10 German musical highlights from the past four decades,
which are extremely important for me.
I invite you to a trip though German musical history with
Richard Wahnfried aka Klaus Schulze, Cluster, Neu, Günter Schickert, Jan Jelinek, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Gas, Rhythm & Sound and Burnt Friedman.
If I got your interest please check out also Kreidler, To Rococo Rot, Mapstation, Tied & Tickeld Trio, Radian, Popol Vuh, Roedelius, Tangerine Dream (70ies!) ...
Out now on Klangscheiben
My conceptual and danceable four-track EP about music of a lost paradise: kakawawa!
CLIKNO GOES VINYL
In 2018 CLIKNO re-launches as a vinyl label.
First release will be Dr.Nojoke's next album 'zero',
separated in two strictly limited 12" EPs - 'zero.one' and 'zero.two'.
Both come on transparent vinyl in a transparent sleeve with a silver and black CLIKNO sticker inside.
zero.one will hit the stores on March 2nd 2018.
or the CLIKNO bandcamp
Etremely limited 6-track sampler on 12" published by the PUSH magazine as part of the exhibition WE #6
Screen-printed cover, direct realtime vinyl-cut
Vinyl-only DJ-collage exposing my current music-taste and challenging your 'Attention Span'!
That´s, what I listen at home and while I work, what inspires me and what makes me feel so good.
Thanks to all the great artists and their fantastic music.
Focussing more on older material of mine I am proud to announce a new mix for the english LOOSE LIPS platform in their mix series
In these times of growing fears I'd like to give in something to think and meditate on.
Drones & Tones For The Free can be understood as an abstract title, but I really mean it literally:
it's about freedom!
Free are those, who free their hearts and souls from fear, hate, anger, jealousy ...
And we have to free ourselves from fascism, racism, sexism ... and any kind of oppressive and manipulative act,
which is build on inequality and on the system of fear, that creates even more fear, through which people control others.
We cannot accept that.
It is obviously just so wrong.
I think we can be free only, when we fight our fears, when we manage to become independent from the sources of fear.
Fear makes us blind.
We must free our hearts and minds to act and think without preoccupations and prejudices, to be open, to feel responsible, feel empathy and act socially again.
It really starts with everyone.
Drones & Tones For The Free is an invitation and a call to start with it right now!
All music and sound is created live and is recorded directly to stereo
No overdubs are made.
- Farfisa Compact organ
- Memory Man delay pedal
- Boss distortion pedal
- Boss V WAH pedal with distortion
- Ken Multi DE 1400 digital delay (80ies vintage)
- Boss Kaoss-Pad II
- Boss Voice Transformer VT-1
- Studiomaster Club 2000 mixing desk
The second episode of POOLcasts year two brings a work of ‘Anomali’. A solo side project of Dr.Nojoke
Anomali is a project that searches for the layers beyond matter: Essence & Emptiness.
What remains if light vanished, darkness is no term. Time isn't a value - eternity becomes finite. Nothingness?
If that's the truth, must we fear it or may we find beauty in its purest form?
The artist Anomali as a research and therapeutic project about essence & emptiness.
A reaction on the abundance of information and the distending speed of life.
For POOLcast 014 Anomali creates constantly expanding and contracting structures of drone, experimental and ambient.
Nothing more to say - listen.
Tribute track to commemorate the victims of the tragedy, which happened at The Ghost Ship in Oakland on Friday, 2nd of December.
Sincerest condolences to all, who lost beloved and precious friends there.
Recorded on Saturday, 10th of December.
Part I The Ghost Ship
Part II Opening / Spirits
Part III Pause
Part IV The Trip / The Tragedy
Part V The Silence After
Part VI Inconceivability / Mourning / Condolement
Part VII Pause
Part XIII Release
My new remix for Bredes Fernando feat. Mz Sunday Luv.
Including three remixes from Click Box, Dr.Nojoke and Oleg Mass.
And the way of the Techno Samurais continues with yet more solo sword art. This time by storyteller and serious jester Dr. Nojoke.
As the inventor of 'clikno‘ his live sets consists of real hardware, i.e. found objects, daily life items and serendipitous interactions.
Consequently, his productions consist of often asynchronous layers of minimal contemplation, forgetful exploration of objects and their sound properties and slow, magic built-ups for the initiated.
Let yourself be sucked in into the wondrous and ponderous world of a Dr.....
Featuring a sample of Ulay & Abramović's 1978 performance “AAA AAA", Dr. Nojoke's "aaa" takes darks and brooding techno from the leftfield into the realms of sound art, and back to the dancefloor once again. "Kahfir" twists and turns and builds, it's nocturnal textures enveloping all.
Caro C returns to Berlin for
a quick stop-by and joins old friends to
set-up another one of the legendary RARE
AS A GREEN DOG nights,
CARO C live - "Everything Gives to Something Else"
DR.NOJOKE live - clikno
FREAK ASS E - outernational ballroom
New vinyl-only mix for the Mindwaves label in their mindful MINDCAST series.
Subblemon is my track contribution to a compilation from the ecuadorian label 87 Music
featuring tracks from Alejandro Cuestas, David Andujar, Dr.Nojoke, Hooll & Flandez, Julio M, Moett C, ShelO.
LOSTED is my third album this year after TEXTURES & FLEXURES and DEGENERATE REGENERATE.
It compiles remix-works
realized between the years 2006 and
All track on LOSTED are previously unreleased.
This compilation is evidence of how difficult the music business is even in the deepest and smallest niches.
The title is quite symbolic!
It is available exclusively
only through the CLIKNO store on
After TEXTURES & FLEXURES in January I am very excited to present my second album in this year:
Destroy All Monsters (DAMN) is a brandnew label from Gunne and Zuckermann of Lebensfreude under a new disguise:
pushing more the darker side of elecronic dance music with some solid, but freaky, unique techno.
The first release is a Various Artists with four tracks including a very detroitish sounding one from myself.
Soon available in every digital store
and already on JUNO - click here
- See more at:
Destroy All Monsters (DAMN) is a brandnew label from Negativ Dekadent and Stranger In The Night (aka Gunne and Zuckermann of Lebensfreude) in a new disguise.
The goal is to push the weirder side of elecronic dance music with some solid, but freaky, unique techno.
The first release is a Various Artists with four tracks including a very detroitesque tune by myself.
Available in every digital store soon
and already on Beatport
1 Stranger In The Night - Alles ist in Afri Cola
2 Negativ Dekadent - A Unicorn in a Uniform
3 Dr.Nojoke - Oscoby
4 Logic Not - Loe
LABELRELEASEMONSTER-party in Berlin on June 17th
I am involved in a theatre-production called DIE STAERKERE, written by August Strindberg.
It´s a piece for one actress
Kafel) and one dancer
(Anja Kolmanics) directed by Marianne
I created the sound concept, the music and I play it live during the shows.
Premiere May 5th!
May 6th to 8th and on 21st and 22nd
Caligariplatz 1, 13086 Berlin
Tickets: 030 471 40 01 or email@example.com
SPECIAL MUSIC ONLY PERFORMANCE
June 1st ausland, Berlin
PROTEST EP out on
Five years ago, on March 11th 2011, a very strong earthquake hit Japan causing a huge and destructible Tsunami.
The nuclear power plant Fukushima 1 got heavily damaged and went slowly out of control until the disastrous catastrophy we all know.
PROTEST is a musical and danceable campaign against nuclear power at first,
but also against fascism, racism, sexism, oppression, against borders ...
pro freedom, peace, love .. equality for everyone
SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK BANDCAMP ALBUM INFO
TEXTURES & FLEXURES
SOUNDCLOUD YOUTUBE FACEBOOK BANDCAMP ALBUM INFO
CLIKNO - the label
I am extremely
excited to lauch my own label CLIKNO in
Just wating for the masters of my new album TEXTURES & FLEXURES and then we can go.
All releases will
be distributed though bandcamp
As a special I
will install a subscriber-only section
with access to brandnew tracks not available anywhere else,
to early versions, demos and stems from these tracks
plus - of course - download of any official release on CLIKNO.
GOSSIP & TITTLE-TATTLE
Twothousandandsixteen starts with some new activities.
launch of the CLIKNO label store I
offer a newsletter now, which I will
send every now and then to
give you exclusive insights and the
gigs, releases, projects, travels, photos, videos, recommendations, charts ... bit more exclusive as facebook and co. and collected in a nice overview.
I still find a newsletter is something very direct, personal, though serious and more sustainable than a blog or social media.
- You read it when you want
- It is easy to archive and to track back
- information is not so liquid and doesn´t get lost or forgotten so quickly as on social media platforms
- you don´t need to visit websites/blogs - The news come directly to you
- It looks good ;)
So if you are up for all that quality signs ...
I decided to open my own CLIKNO musicstore on bandcamp this year.
Additionally to the official
releases there and as a specialty
I will install an abonnement service for everybody, who wants to get my newest tracks immediately.
This is extremely exclusive!
You will have access to the music
long before tracks will be available officially
plus I plan to give you DJs also stems from the tracks!
I think that´s a very special offer
and much more than you can get anywhere else.
Keep in mind also, that many of my tracks get released after years and that some will be never released possibly.
I will keep you updated.
The CLIKNO label will launch very soon!
Feedback is very welcome. - Thanks
Fresh to the beginning of the new
year there is a new podcast out on the fine Dreamcast
series from the Sleep
is Commercial collective
I recorded it as a sound-collage from my vast vinyl collection.
I hope it can serve as an opener or a guideline for the year and things ahead giving you inspiration, motivation and space to think.
Thanks for listening.
Feedback is always appreciated also :)
Artwork by Alessandro Baldoni
The Berliner POOL
collective starts its own POOLcast series.
First is the Pool Laptop Orchestra, which is formed by members of the collective including myself.
The ensemble is an open collective of players just putting togther their creativity in totally improvised sessions.
For the POOLcast the PLO was Waldboot, Ann Other and myself only
David Altweger & Mira Loew´s videowork for my track
'In Abeyance' from this years FALLING & WALKING album (SLEEP
is officially selected for RENDER: Vancouver's 2nd Annual International Music Video Festival 2015
alongside with works for Björk, Röyksopp, Cristian Vogel, Dapayk & Eva Padberg (Official), Death From Above 1979, Colleen, Paula Temple, venetian snares and others
Screening November 6th/7th 2015 at Vancity Theatre
NEXT SOUND FESTIVAL in KIEV, UKRAINE
NEXT SOUND FESTIVAL in KIEV, UKRAINE
I´m pretty excited being invited to
perform and talk at the Next Sound Festival in Kiev in October
The festival focusses on experimental electronic (dance) music with outstanding positions.
I will play alongside acts such as Legowelt Music, Powell, SHXCXCHCXSH, Mark Fell presents Sensate Focus, Strukturator, Stanislav Tolkachev, Sote and many more.
Additionally I am invited to hold a
lecture and I am also pretty sure that will be fun!
lecture: Oct-22nd, Kontrapunkt
performance Oct-24th, Closer
For Klangscheiben’s 40th
digital release, our glasses are all half full.
What started as an investigative sound study by Berlin’s Dr.Nojoke quickly morphed into Glass Study, arguably the label’s most interesting and innovative multi-artist release yet. Using an empty Ikea glass as a building block for the track’s main sound components, Dr. Nojoke produced a clikno-tempered track called “Glassy,” and challenged a group of like-minded artists to do the same. The empty glass soundscape here finds its way into pieces from the likes of Sebastian Albrecht, K2TR, Alicia Hush, AnnOther, Pontius & Pilatus, Tomzn, Kira, Storlon, and Klangscheiben boss Demas, among many others.
artwork by sebastian mehl, text by emma robertson
Out on Klangscheiben Records
stream / buy here
My live performance from this years Waha Festival,
Romania, is published via the Diminutive Podcast, Bucharest.
Out on HDR Limit
get it here
CD strictly limited to 135 copies
hand-painted - hand-signed - hand-numbered
FALLING & WALKING VIDEOS
To each of the eleven tracks on my
album Falling & Walking there is one video produced by
eleven graphic-, visual-, performance artists and
The videos are published via Sleep is Commercial on vimeo. click here
The Automatic Message (Vancouver)
lili txt (Bogota)
David Altweger and Mira Loew (Vienna/London)
Shibby Shitegeist (Plymouth)
Licht.Pfad Studio (Berlin)
Sary Sehnaoui-Hear (Montreal/Berlin)
Well, Falling & Walking is not just
a music album as you may have noticed.
Included are also Eleven videos, one painting and five poems from
Caro C, Ètienne Gour, Michael A. Armstrong, Marianne Kjaer Klausen and Sarah Lamb
Here is the one from Caro C from Manchester
You might fall, flail and fly (click on it to enlarge)
that took about two years in the making in collaboration with diverse international artists and Sleep is Commercial.
It is composed of 11 music tracks from myself, 11 video-clips from film-makers, video-artists, VJs and
5 poems and 1 painting from people I respect very much - personnally and artistically.
I started a blog on facebook to unfold the whole story and to introduce all collaborating artists and their videos and poems.
go to blog
The album will be released via Sleep is Commercial due to be released early April.
Public video-screening and album presentation is on April, 2nd, 20:00, at Brunnen70, Berlin-Wedding.
Falling & Walking [SICX008]
Exactly ten years ago I started
using CLIKNO as a description for my clicks-inspired
Exactly ten years ago I started using Ableton Live to create danceable music from my field recordings.
After producing my first tracks I
was absolutely convinced, that this will be my way for the
and I was sure that it will be relevant and of interest.
Well, it seems I wasn´t so wrong
Still I didn´t reach my main goal, which is getting booked in Japan. Hahahaha.
I played my first Clikno gig in May
2005 accompanied by my mate Kersten Ginsberg on drums on a
very nice underground party in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.
I remember there were Miss Fitz and Red Robin on the line-up as well.
How do I celebrate my 10th Cliknoversary?
First of all I would like to start
my own CLIKNO label for my own productions
enrolling my very own vision.
It is still in progress - more soon.
I hope you will appreciate that then.
Second only this year I offer
special shows - THE 10th CLIKNOVERSARY SHOWDOWN -
running though all the 10 years musically.
Get in touch with Thomas Bäz under firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested.
And third this year will see a
new Dr.Nojoke album:
FALLING & WALKING will be a conceptual dance album, that connects my music with visuals, poems and painting from international artists exclusively made for Falling & Walking!
More information very soon ...
KISS ME PLEASE
Malo Lacroix created a beautiful videoclip to my track Kiss Me Please, which was just released on the Regenerated EP on the NOOK label.
Video by Malo Lacroix
Music by Dr.Nojoke
Track appears on REGENERATE EP
Release date: Oct. 20 2014
... is the title of a challenging project I am working on since 2013.
Falling & Walking is a conceptual dance-album, whereon I collaborate with 11 international visual artists.
Each of the music-tracks is interpreted visually by one of them,
namely The Automatic Message (CAN), Diagraf (CAN), E-Gruppe (GER), Zil (GER), sinsynplus (GER), lili txt (COL), David Sagberg (AUS), Shibby Shitegeist (GBR), Licht.pfad (RUS), Vanvia (ITA), Sary Sehnaoui (CAN)
The album will include also four poems written By Marianne Kjaer Klausen (DEN), Michael A. Armstrong (CAN), Étienne Gour (CAN), Caro C (GBR).
The album will be released in early 2015 on the label Sleep is Commercial
more info soon ...
KRAKE and WAHA festival
Thanks for everybody in Berlin
supporting me at the Krake Festival, where I had the honour
to play this year.
Just the same day in the morning I performed in the beautiful Carpathian mountains in Romania on the Waha festival.
Both times I had a wonderful experience and I feel very grateful, that so many people feel my music with me and enjoyed it.
photo by marco
This album is made entirely in Reason in 2003/2004 and shows quite good the development of my Clikno concept.
Here I started to implement my self-recorded field recordings and found sounds.
Voices, acoustic sounds and instruments were fragmented, re-arranged and heavily manipulated to find new contexts in music and sound.
Instruments / sounds
Reason, plastic cups, metal lids, wooden platform, voices, guitar, field recordings
UNO-IKI-SAN on AMN
The UNOIKI 3 years double CD UNO-IKI-SAN
got reviewd on the Swedish online blog ANM (Avant Music News),
which descibes itself as
"A source for news on music that is challenging, interesting, different, progressive, introspective, or just plain weird."
You find my track Ramause on that compilation.
My complete live PA at the Berlin studio of RTS.FM in the very hot summer of 2010.
CANADA TOUR JUNE 2013
My Canada tour was a killer.
I met so many lovely people there, who are into my music.
I played three gigs in Toronto and Montreal and I enjoyed every second.
The highlight was definitely the PIKNIC ELECTRONIK in Montreal on June, 30th.
click here for watching photos
DEEP NORTH, Toronto
Dr.Nojoke, Billy Dalessandro, Fairmont, Demas, Zaid Edghaim, Philip Van de Vries
30.June PIKNIC ELECTRONIK, Montreal
Dr.Nojoke, Alicia Hush, Billy Dalessandro, Chris Larsen
30.June Hushlamb & Cracknation & Brain & Booty
Dr.Nojoke, Zeina, Magnanime, Ana+tone. M4CRO
Klangscheiben booking was
founded in 2013 as part of the Klangscheiben label - run by
It is home for artists such as Sven Laux, Elysée, Marlene Magnoli, Demas, Florist, Sebastian Albrecht and Mod2.
[UNOIKI PODCAST 003] MRZ & DR.NOJOKE (live)
release date: 2012-12-13
The third UNOIKI podcast
showcases a spontaneous and fully improvided session from
MRZ and Dr.Nojoke recorded during a Berlin visit of MRZ in
summer 2012 at studio Boxhagen.
click here for free download
PODCAST #6] DR.NOJOKE (vinyl-collage)
release date: 2012-12-07
Vinyl DJ-collage as played on
the "Audiophile Gruftsession"
Thanks to Circus Homo Novus and to Sniffin´ Port for some extra Space Echo treatments.
LISBON, LOUNGE / Dec. 2012
photo: Ligia R. Pereira (fungo)
FREE TRACKS on my Soundcloud
I would be nobody without you
and your love is my food!
Thanks so much <3
If you really think my music is worth a dime you can support me directly on MOOZAR (click here)
If you download from Soundcloud be so kind and give a comment or just follow me :)
podcast 004] DR.NOJOKE - MUSIC IS A WARM GUN
release date: 2012-11-15
the podcast is completed with an interview all up on soundcloud
Podcast 014 "Meint Ihr Nicht?"
Sound by Dr. Nojoke.
Visual Interpretation by Sonja.
Video by Max Binski.
Pluie/Noir Podcast is a bi-monthly audio-visual episode representing our work as an artist collective.
Each episode will feature a one hour collage/mix by one of our producers/djs and a poster triptych by one of our designers.
We interviewed both artists and dropped some questions about their vision.
click here to listen, watch and read :)
LIVE WEBCAST - UNOIKI @ STUDIO R - BERLIN
UNOIKI did monthly showcases
at Berlin´s Studio R in the second half of 2012.
The first show from Wednesday, August 15th, was done by myself.
I presented tracks from my new album UNEXPRESSED, bits from my drone side-project ANOMALI plus some more danceable stuff.
MOTION SHOWREEL with two DR.NOJOKE tracks
In July 2012 the first
edition of the Sound in Motionfestival
kicked off in Toronto - an
independent festival of electronic music & art -
presenting acts like Pheek, Sammy Dee, Frivolous, Dualism, Demas, Konque, Billy Dalessandro, Fairmont and many others.
Part of the festival was the SIM showreel. I am very glad that two videos with my tracks 'Küste' - video by vj lilitxt - and 'Clonefixnature' - video by Kabe - made it under the 10 selected ones.
has been released on the CD compilationUNOIKI calendar 2010.
The track Küste is out on Redukt featuring remixes from Marlene Magnoli and Cleymoore.
CD album UNEXPRESSED out on UNOIKI
Strictly limited to 100 copies.
Handmade cover and design by Jonathan Mangeinckx.
Audio-snippets of all 9 tracks
on Soundcloud. click here
WAVEFORM Podcast 08
Dr.Nojoke - Der Mond ist aufgegangen
Live PA for the mexican Surf
the Waveform podcast hosted on Pijama Surf and
curated by Lineas de Nazca.
Interview in Spanish language
go to pijama surf
Don´t know if you ever heard
I have got a Dr.-Nojoke - Flattr-account now!
It´s a very clever
micro-payment-system in the net.
Where-ever you see those Flattr-buttons:
just by clicking you give a share of yourself to the author or creator
and it´s way more fun than making donations or whatever.
Only thing you have to do
set up a flattr account at flattr.com and put a minimum of 2,- Euros each month on it.
I think this is a much cooler way of support than any cultural flatrate or what most of the "official" societies offer.
Your money goes exactly there, where you want it
to be! Directly!
It´s up to you!
I´ve got a Flattr-buttons now
on my Soundcloud-tracksand
I put one here on my website!
Whenever you think my music is worth to be supported:
show your respect and help me to survive, that I can go on with my musical vision!
Thanks so much!
SAVE Festival @ Arma17, Moscow | March 19th 2011