January 11, 2006

Speaking in Köln (and Berlin and Jena)


Today's the last day of a whirlwind trip through Germany, filming for Speaking in Code, a documentary made by Squar3 Productions' Amy Lee Grill, Scott Sans, and David Day, on which I'm serving as co-producer, not-so-key grip, and minor character. For this portion of the shoot we've been hanging with the Kompakt folks, raving at Studio 672, visiting the Bpitch Control offices, asking Robert Henke to explain Ableton Live, learning how records are made at Dubplates and Mastering, dropping money at Hardwax, and last but not at all least, getting all goggle-eyed at the beauty of Jena and the generosity of the good folks at Freude Am Tanzen/Musik Krause (the Wighnomy Brothers, Heemann and Kaden, the Rave Strikes Back crew, and more). Here are a few outtakes from the visit. This is liveblogging, folks: the last picture was taken about 10 minutes ago.

Reinhard Voigt and Kompakt promogoddess Jeannine illustrating the German sublime.

Perlon's Cassy Britton behind the counter at Hardwax.

The birth of a master disk at D+M.

The crew sets up the lights.

Sascha Funke readies his answers.

Modeselektor get political in their studio.

Language lessons at the train station snackbar.

Wonder if that's where the Wighnomy Bros' Monkey Maffia got his.

Monkey Maffia learns to trust the camera.

Matias Kaden checks out the new arrivals at Fat Plastics.

Posted by philip at January 11, 2006 07:31 AM

Great pictures!

I'd heard rumors about this project, looking forward to seeing it.

Posted by: adamrl at January 11, 2006 09:32 AM

Just seen the trailer. That seems to become the first techno documentation that really hits the mark. Impressed! Can't wait to see it.

Posted by: Papillon at January 11, 2006 03:00 PM

I can't wait. I have been a regular reader of their blog for a while now and they have got my money as soon as its ready.

The only thing is where do you stop? Are they going to interview Domink Eulberg?

Posted by: hector at January 12, 2006 02:11 PM

Amazing pictures!

"Dropping money at Hardwax" is a subtopic for a documentary? :)

Posted by: Barry at January 14, 2006 12:29 AM

You can never have too many german electronic scene DVD's!! :-O

I need to go back soon, yes.

Posted by: fandango at January 17, 2006 02:10 PM
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