Yellow Book – OUT NOW

Jens-Uwe Beyer and Albert Oehlen present their art and music project The Yellow Book. This project brings together the visual and conceptual art of Oehlen and the musical and conceptual art of Beyer. It will be released as an 8 LP-box set and digitally, in collaboration with the global network of art galleries specializing in modern and contemporary art Gagosian, on the Magazine label. Live the music will be presented with visuals as a continuous installation. You’re invited to delve into the world of The Yellow Book.


Meakusma Festival 2019

ADE Amsterdam @ Oz 2019

Jens Uwe Beyer & Albert Oehlen

Jens Uwe Beyer

Cologne-based musician Jens-Uwe Beyer creates atmospheric, melodic tech-house that ventures into song-based synth-pop as well as more experimental ambient works. Under the moniker Popnoname, he began releasing singles and EPs on German labels Firm and Italic in 2005, and was a regular contributor to Kompakt’s lauded Pop Ambient compilation series. Popnoname’s debut full-length, White Album, was released by Italic in 2007, and was followed by Surrounded by Weather in 2008. Two years later, Japanese label Plaza In-Crowd released Surrounded by Mars, a remix album featuring reworks by artists including the Field and Ada. That same year, Beyer co-founded experimental music and art label Magazine along with Barnt and Crato. The label’s debut release was Render, a limited EP by Cologne Tape, a supergroup featuring all three of the label’s founders as well as Axel Willner (the Field), Kompakt mainstay Jörg Burger, and others. In 2011, Beyer released a collaborative album with Drums Off Chaos, a percussion-heavy project spearheaded by Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit. Also in 2011, the three founders of Magazine released their first effort under that name, an abstract house EP titled Concerts, Festivals, Shows and Other Special Events. Beyer’s first solo release under his own name came at the end of 2012 with the release of Red Book, a single 80-minute long track. Popnoname returned in 2013 with 50 Degrees, the project’s most collaborative and song-based effort yet. In 2015, Beyer released an experimental ambient album under his own name as part of Kompakt’s Pop Ambient artist album sublabel.

Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen was born in Krefeld, Germany in 1954. He attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, where he studied under Sigmar Polke until 1981. During the early stages of his career, Oehlen’s artistic inclinations and thematic interests were diverse, ranging from music to painting. Neo-Expressionism became the prevailing aesthetic in the 1980s, inspiring him to combine abstract and figurative elements throughout his paintings. He established a close friendship with German artist Martin Kippenberger and dedicated himself completely to abstract painting. As early as a decade ago, Oehlen set up a studio in a tower of the city walls of Segovia, where he began to work on computer generated images that would become integral to his paintings. Oehlen’s spatially complex works use the collision of figuration and abstraction as a strong reminder of the multiple forces involved in the resurgence of painting at the latter part of the previous century.

Albert Oehlen has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have been held in institutions such as the Palazzo Grassi in Venice in 2018, The Cleveland Museum of Art and Guggenheim Bilbao in 2016, The New Museum in 2015, Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, Italy and the Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2009. He has also participated in exhibitions in major institutions such as the Musée Cantonal Des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, the Renaissance Society in Chicago and at the Kunsthalle in Basel. Oehlen’s show at MOCA Miami in 2005 marked his first major solo exhibition at a museum in the United States. In 2009 Taschen published an oversized artist’s monograph as part of its XL series that covers the entire scope of Oehlen’s oeuvre. Albert Oehlen lives and works in Switzerland.

Bliss IV

PNN 15

(en) What is Popnoname?
Popnoname is a broken wall, like a silent Bamboo Grove, and someone says, “Just look how long these are and how short those are!”
Jens-Uwe Beyer is Popnoname
He mows the lawn and his hands are empty. He drives the car and walks by foot.
It is the fourth and foremost last part of the series. It’s called Bliss. Every 3 weeks 2 new tracks will be released.
(de) Was ist Popnoname?
Popnoname ist eine zerbrochene Mauer, ist, wie ein stiller Bambushain, und jemand sagt: „sieh nur wie lang diese und wie kurz jene sind!“
Jens-Uwe Beyer ist Popnoname
Er mäht den Rasen und seine Hände sind leer. Er fährt mit dem Auto und geht zufuß.
Es ist der 4te und vorerst letzte Teil der Reihe. Sie heisst Bliss. Alle 3 Wochen erscheinen 2 neue Tracks.


Popnoname Bliss 3

(en) What is Popnoname ?

Monkeys climb up onto the tree and hang from its top by holding their tails together.

Jens-Uwe Beyer is Popnoname
He plays the guitar and his hands are empty. He rides a bicycle and walks by foot. It is the 3rd part of its new series. It’s called Bliss. Every 2 weeks 2 new tracks are released. Try and Neon are the songs of Bliss 3
Was ist Popnoname?

Affen klettern auf den Baum und hängen von seiner Spitze herunter, indem sie sich mit den Schwänzen aneinander halten.

Jens-Uwe Beyer ist Popnoname
Er spielt die Gitarre und seine Hände sind leer. Er fährt mit dem Fahrrad und geht zufuß.
Es ist der 3te Teil seiner neuen Reihe. Sie heisst Bliss. Alle 3 Wochen erscheinen 2 neue Tracks.
Try und Neon heissen die Lieder der Bliss 3

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Popnoname in Moscow

В еженедельной музыкальной афише Noor Bar часть проекта Dance Layers of the Atmosphere с живым выступлением в четверг, в пятницу концерт Popnoname, переходящий по ходу вечера в его же ди-джей сет (буквально – волшебство, становящееся чудом), в субботу за пультом благонадежные свои.

На афише, тем временем, наблюдаются некоторые страстные сближения. В такую погоду необходимые каждому.


PNN Label Night flyer

DJ TENNIS (Life and Death | Parachute | Miami)
MAN POWER (Correspondant | Hivern Discs)
JENS UWE BEYER (PNN LABEL | Magazine | Kompakt Records)

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