Popnoname 50°

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50 °
Popnoname // PNN
Format // CD
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(en)
Jens-Uwe Beyer lives in Cologne, he founded the band ‘Cologne Tape’ the label ‘Magazine’ and you know him under his moniker ‘Popnoname’. Most recently he remixed the Eurythmics and Brian Eno & Cluster for the Conny Plank Tribute Compilation on Grönland. He is a frequent guest of Kompakt’s Pop Ambient series and just released probably the longest maxi in the world – the almost eighty minute (!) ambient piece “Red Book” on Magazine.
His third album 50 ° is an elegant, accommodating, direct hi-fi pop album which fears neither death nor pathos. It was produced in the ‘oneartist’ studio together with Bertil Mark. The journey takes us from Pop (Happens at Night and the first single Change) through ambient soundscapes (Timenation), to early 90s shoegaze moments (Meteor and Passing by) but at its core always remains the techno ideal, without promising club functionality.
For the release of 50 ° Beyer specially founded the new label PNN with Kompakt’s Gesine Schönrock. Accompanying the album, PNN publishes 4 music videos – an app for the i-pad and the fashion piece “Popnoshirt” you can find them at Popnoshop.com or Kompakt.fm.
Bodo, who features on the cover of the album, used to live from the bottle recycling system in Germany but is now running a trust based shop near the PNN offices. Jens-Uwe Beyer performs as both a solo act and setting permitted, with Beritl Mark on drums and the enigmatic Isis Lacé on vocals.

(de)
Seit der Jahrtausendwende lebt Jens-Uwe Beyer schon im vierviertelminimalistischen Köln, den Sound der Domstadt als Musiker und Labelbetreiber seither entscheidend mitprägend. Er gründete die Allstar-Band Cologne Tape (mit Barnt, Crato, Jan Philipp Janzen, Ada, The Field, Jörg Burger and John Stanier), fusioniert auf dem Label Magazine Krautiges mit Techno, ist regelmäßiger Gast der von Kompakt ins Leben gerufenen Pop Ambient-Reihe und hat unter dem Moniker Popnoname schon zwei Alben im Graubereich zwischen Synthiepop und Techno veröffentlicht. Zuletzt remixte er sowohl Eurythmics als auch Brian Eno & Cluster für die auf Grönland erschienende Conny Plank-Tribut-Compilation. Sein letztes eigenes musikalisches Lebenszeichen war die wahrscheinlich längste Maxi der Welt – das gut achtzigminütige (!) Clubambient- Stück “Red Book” auf Magazine.

Dagegen ist das dritte Popnoname-Album 50 ein elegisches, auf den Punkt gebrachtes Hi-Fi Popalbum, das weder Tod noch Pathos fürchtet. Dass 50° trotz der pompösen Produktion (eingespielt wurde das Album in den Studios der M.A.R.S-Kommune von Thomas D. unter Mithilfe von Bertil Mark) nie steril klingt, verdankt sich den zahlreichen Brüchen, die Beyer eingearbeitet hat. Neben opulenten Popsongs wie “Happens at night” oder der ersten Single “Change” finden sich warme Ambientsoundscapes (“Timenation”) oder aussergewöhnliche Spoken Word-Stücke (“Anna”). Dagegen zeugen Songs wie “Meteor” oder “Passing by” von einem Faible für den britischen Shoegazepop der frühen Neunziger, ohne dass die Gitarren ins Schrammeln kommen. Denn am Ende überkommt einen das Lebensgefühl von Techno, auch wenn man keine clubfunktionalen Tooltracks auf dem Album findet. Popnoname ist es gelungen in einer unangestrengten Art und Weise genreübergreifende Musik in eine Reise zu verwandeln.
Hierzu gründete Beyer eigens ein neues Label PNN mit Gesine Schönrock, das neben dem Album 50 °, zahlreiche Musikvideos, sowie einer Applikation fürs I-Pad, und der von Trentschaft entworfenen Modekollektion mit dem Namen “Popnoshirt” veröffentlicht. Man findet alles auf dem hauseigenen Popnoshop (popnoshop.com) oder über Kompakt.
Auf dem Cover des Albums ist der Nachbar des in Köln sitzenden Labels PNN: Bodo, der zunächst auffiel als Flaschensammler aus der Umgebung – jetzt betreibt er ein florierenden Getränke Kiosk, der sich neben dem Büro angesiedelt hat.
Neben Jens-Uwe Beyer bilden Bertil Mark (Drums) und die unbeschreibliche Isis Lace (Female Vocals) die Band Popnoname, die bald, neben der cluborientierten One-Man Show Beyers (Laptop, Mikrophone, Gitarre) auf den Bühnen dieser Welt zu sehen sein wird.

Flame of the Pilots App for Ipad and Android

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Concept Director Andrew Bikichky fuels his passion and finds a new space for album artwork on tablet devices

“I have very strong memories of enjoying the artwork that came with the music I’ve collected over the years. Getting lost in the visuals the artist presented with their work was part of the complete experience for me. Listening to the entire album with the music turned up, I would lie back and stare at the cover or immerse myself in the hi-fi temple of the living room with the lights low. The album covers, the booklets, the gatefold editions designed by the likes of Storm Thorgerson, Anton Corbijn, Peter Saville, Designer’s Republic helped shape an imaginative space that expanded the music enjoying experience…Today, most of the time, all we have is a little thumbnail of the album cover viewed on our mobile devices.

A desire to bring back that magical connection album art can have with music inspired me to make Popnoname // Flame of the Pilots, the debut issue from the Noumenon Collection. In order to successfully revive album artwork, it must be published to the canvas on which viewers increasingly enjoy their media. Tablets provide that new space to reinvent the album art experience.”

Noumenon Collection is a digital magazine/newsstand app for iOS (iPad, iPad Mini) and Android (7″+) tablets featuring artwork conceived around the music. Noumenon Collection is essentially a visual concept album publishing label. Looking at it like an album, Popnoname // Flame of the Pilots features 8 chapters/tracks: One music video followed by 7 more tracks of audio playing over long scrolling layouts that either go up and down or left and right, some of them up to 18 feet in length. A sister release to 50º, the tracks are comprised of alternate versions from 50° and previously unreleased songs. It’s a unique experience that features exclusive material from the recording artist, providing the added value of collectibility.

Most efforts in music apps center around the idea of interactivity. But I prefer the interactivity to occur in the listener’s imagination as they simply enjoy the journey. Linear storytelling still holds great value in being able to fully render an artists’ vision, that in turn, becomes our own personal experience of the work.

The Noumenon Collection is a free download with in-app purchasing of individual issues at $2.99. This media does not replace traditional albums or individual songs since the music and visuals are only accessed through the magazine itself. (However, AirPlay playback is a feature update coming soon).

“Zero” (chapter/track 5) is already available as a free sample in the Noumenon Collection app. Take your time to enjoy and listen, preferably in a low light environment and relaxed state. Lift your finger off the screen sometimes to let content play. Optimal with headphones.

For more information, contact Andrew Bikichky at info@mooncakeimages.com
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Download the free Noumenon Collection App from iTunes.

Download the free Noumenon Collection App from GooglePlay.

Andrew Bikichky is an American photographer, music video director, and film director based in Los Angeles. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Noumenon Collection.

Popnoname in Tbilisi

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Meteor


Official Video for “Meteor”
Taken from the album “50°” (PNN03 CD).
Starring Jens-Uwe Beyer and Isis Lace
Dir / Prod: Tasso Treis • Edit : Eva-Maria Popp • Techn. Dir: Kjell Rijntjes • Installation: Jonathan Hähn
Camera by Eva-Maria Popp for Okinawa 69
Music by Popnoname
From The Album 50°
PNN03
Release date:
Digital: 11.11.2013

iTUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/50/id722949671?l=en

KOMPAKT.FM
http://www.kompakt.fm/releases/50

Jens-Uwe Beyer lives in Cologne, he founded the band ‘Cologne Tape’ the label ‘Magazine’ and you know him under his moniker ‘Popnoname’. Most recently he remixed the Eurythmics and Brian Eno & Cluster for the Conny Plank Tribute Compilation on Grönland. He is a frequent guest of Kompakt’s Pop Ambient series and just released probably the longest maxi in the world – the almost eighty minute (!) ambient piece “Red Book” on Magazine.
His third album 50° is an elegant, accommodating, direct hi-fi pop album which fears neither death nor pathos. It was produced in the ‘oneartist’ studio together with Bertil Mark. The journey takes us from Pop (Happens at Night and the first single Change) through ambient soundscapes (Timenation), to early 90s shoegaze moments (Meteor and Passing by) but at its core always remains the techno ideal, without promising club functionality.
For the release of 50° Beyer specially founded the new label PNN with Kompakt’s Gesine Schönrock. Accompanying the album, PNN publishes 4 music videos – an app for the i-pad and the fashion piece “Popnoshirt” you can find them at Popnoshop.com or Kompakt.fm. Bodo, who features on the cover of the album, used to live from the bottle recycling system in Germany but is now running a trust based shop near the PNN offices.
Jens-Uwe Beyer performs as both a solo act and setting permitted, with Beritl Mark on drums and the enigmatic Isis Lace on vocals.

http://popnoname.de/
http://popnoshop.com/
http://www.kompakt.fm/labels/pnn
http://www.kompakt.fm/artists/popnoname
https://www.facebook.com/pnnlabel
https://www.facebook.com/popnoname
https://twitter.com/popnoname
https://soundcloud.com/pnn
https://soundcloud.com/popnoname

ANNA


Video by Uldus

http://uldus.com/

Directed by Uldus Bakhtiozina
Music by Popnoname
From The Album 50°
PNN03
Release date:
Digital: 11.11.2013

iTUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/50/id722949671?l=en

KOMPAKT.FM
http://www.kompakt.fm/releases/50

Jens-Uwe Beyer lives in Cologne, he founded the band ‘Cologne Tape’ the label ‘Magazine’ and you know him under his moniker ‘Popnoname’. Most recently he remixed the Eurythmics and Brian Eno & Cluster for the Conny Plank Tribute Compilation on Grönland. He is a frequent guest of Kompakt’s Pop Ambient series and just released probably the longest maxi in the world – the almost eighty minute (!) ambient piece “Red Book” on Magazine.
His third album 50° is an elegant, accommodating, direct hi-fi pop album which fears neither death nor pathos. It was produced in the ‘oneartist’ studio together with Bertil Mark. The journey takes us from Pop (Happens at Night and the first single Change) through ambient soundscapes (Timenation), to early 90s shoegaze moments (Meteor and Passing by) but at its core always remains the techno ideal, without promising club functionality.
For the release of 50° Beyer specially founded the new label PNN with Kompakt’s Gesine Schönrock. Accompanying the album, PNN publishes 4 music videos – an app for the i-pad and the fashion piece “Popnoshirt” you can find them at Popnoshop.com or Kompakt.fm. Bodo, who features on the cover of the album, used to live from the bottle recycling system in Germany but is now running a trust based shop near the PNN offices.
Jens-Uwe Beyer performs as both a solo act and setting permitted, with Beritl Mark on drums and the enigmatic Isis Lace on vocals.

http://popnoname.de/
http://popnoshop.com/
http://www.kompakt.fm/labels/pnn
http://www.kompakt.fm/artists/popnoname
https://www.facebook.com/pnnlabel
https://www.facebook.com/popnoname
https://twitter.com/popnoname
https://soundcloud.com/pnn
https://soundcloud.com/popnoname

Flame of the Pilots


Official Video for “Flame of the Pilots”
Taken from the album “50°” (PNN03 CD).

Directed by Andrew Bikichky
Mooncake Images
http://www.popnoname.de

Release date:
11.11.2013

KOMPAKT DISTRIBUTION
http://www.kompakt.fm/artists/popnoname

Popnoname Presence

we are here now
not only beeing
also moving
and doing

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POPNONAME IN BELGIUM

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Line-up /
San Proper
Melon
Pierre
Popnoname
Traumer
Lucas Caroso
Recall

Promoter /
Lineair, Réveil Sonore

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Start 1 @ Fuse : 23h00 – 7h00 : Âme and Beyond :

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Free shuttle from the fuse to the “Rayclau” boat,
ask your free shuttle bracelet @ the door.
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Start 2 @ Rayclau Boat: 7h00 – 22h00
25.08.2013

Fuse Morning 7h00-14h00 :
NL// SAN PROPER (Rush Hour, Perlon)
BE// PIERRE (Lessizmore, Fuse)
BE// LUCAS CAROSO (Mikrozoo, Fuse)
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Réveilsonore Afternoon: 14h00-22h00
NL// MELON (Rush Hour, Trouw)
DE// POPNONAME live + guitar (Kompakt)
FR// TRAUMER (Skryptom, IRM Records)
FR// RECALL (Réveilsonore)

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Price : 9 eur (free soft of beer with your Fuse shuttle bracelet).
Presales: 8 eur. Link below.
Beverages and foods available @ democratic price !

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Jens-Uwe Beyer at C/O POP

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JENS-UWE BEYER
Cologne (DE)

MITTWOCH 19.06

35 Years of Ambient
20 YEARS OF KOMPAKT PRESENTS POP AMBIENT LIVE: WOLFGANG VOIGT (PRÄSENTIERT RÜCKVERZAUBERUNG), TRIOLA / JÖRG BURGER, JENS-UWE BEYER, MARSEN JULES
Cologne Dance Center
doors open: 9:00 pm / start: 9:30 pm
adv 12 € / door 15 €

RELEASEPARTY PNN01

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COLOGNE
NICE in CONCERT
w/
DIRTY BEACHES (live)

Donnerstag 06.06.2013
Get In: 20.00 / Start 21:30 (pünktlich)

Ab 24.00 Aftershow & PNN (Kompakt) Record Release Party

Nach dem Konzert feiern wir die Geburt von Jens Uwe Beyers neuem Label PNN – alle infos dazu hier:www.kompakt.fm/labels/pnn

mit
David Hasert & Popnoname & Matt Karmil (LIKE/PNN)
Damned Dan (Getaddicted)
Jan Lankish (King Georg)

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