Published Nov 12, 2015Wolfgang Voigt is a master of minimal techno and microhouse, but he's channelled a true pop legend on his latest release. Reimagining himself as Dieter Bowie, the performer has just revealed a new 12-inch called Sound & Vision.
The 12-inch arrives tomorrow (November 13) via Kompakt, and the label explains that the release "bridges the many distinctive faces of Wolfgang Voigt in the most amazing way possible."
It gets weirder, however, as the release's press release is basically straight-up fan fiction. Read the full thing below:
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Ziggy Stardust is back from Osnabrück and calls himself Dieter Bowie again. He lives in Berlin now and follows the path of a psychedelic techno dreamscape along the wall inside the head. He isn't prone at all to sentimentality or retro romanticism, but somewhere it's always 1977. In a former life, Dieter was a squatter. Now, he's an artist. He shows black and white photos made by himself, depicting morbid inner city ruins of for ever indestructible underground culture. In the 80s, he teamed up with his love-hate buddy Thomas to produce conceptual music for the VW Golf generation.
Dieter knows that voices lost in time only too willingly stumble over a bassdrum and can't remember a thing.
He tells himself that even the biggest misanthropist in latex panties is allowed to be in a good musical mood.
Memory without remembrance. Remembrance without memory.
You can win if you want.
I parship now.
The 12-inch features three different takes on the song "Sound & Vision," credited to Karl, Dieter and Claude, respectively. You can stream audio samples here.
Thanks to FACT for the tip.