09/07: Roskilde went rather well, we think. If you were there we hope you enjoyed it. If not you should drop by monday 27/7, 18.30 @ Søren Kirkegaards Plads in Copenhagen. A few shots from Roskilde can be found here.
27/06: Less than a week 'till Roskilde Festival starts. And the weather forecast promises sun, so if you haven't bought a ticket, perhaps you should. We'll be playing thursday ca. 20.30 on the lounge scene. In a somewhat unholy alliance with superb, visual artist Iben Toft Nørgård, we have created a dense backdrop that should fit perfectly. What it looks like you should drop by and check out! Hopefully we'll see you there?
01/06: Ah yes, graphic design by Anne Zidore Post. We hope this isn't the last we've seen of her doing graphics for us since she's a feared mouseketeer but also a way better designer than what we can pull off... Our excuse obviously being that making music consumes all of our time. And seriously it does. Which you can of course hear at below mentioned concert, or even better, at Roskilde Festival!
20/05: The track Shipwreck, featured on the nonpop.de sampler is now up on myspace for you to enjoy. Today we recieved the files for the Ike Yard remix, slightly sooner than expected so I guess work will begin shortly and new shows have been added to the Live section.
11/05: Finally we can share this hot link with you now: Hot Link. The link is for the new Nonpop.de free download sampler, featuring us with a brand new track called Shipwreck. If it hadn't been for the hardworking crew at Nonpop, the track would probably not be finished yet, so be sure to go there and start downloading. If you don't want to bother with downloading some 191 mb or just want to skip directly to our track then wait because we will make the track listenable from myspace within the week. Or so...
In other news we have a show coming up. Or rather two
shows as it appears at the moment. First one and already a done deal is
at this years Roskilde Festival where we'll take up space thursday 2nd
July at the lounge stage. Time of day has not been revealed yet, so keep
an eye on this page for details. Or better yet, keep an eye on Roskilde
Festivals page since they're a bit more reliable updaters than here at
WG*HQ. Anyway, we'll bring new CD's, old CD's and even free CD's, hell
even a free T-shirt since i found one The Leech shirt (black, size L)
during the annual spring cleaning in the studio.
Perhaps you know of early-80ties cult band Ike Yard? They made a release on UK's Factory Records in '82 and after some quiet years they've re-surfaced. And now Phisteria want's to release a 10" with IY and more so: They've asked us to do a remix for the release. At the moment details are sparse but we know that there will be a 10" (strictly ltd), a CD and of course available from your trusted mp3-dealer. Release date TBA. Meanwhile check myspace.com/ikeyard
Wondering about the much talked about release to come? Understandably. But for now we can only reveal this: Recordings will begin at the end of this month and we are starting to consider the format + how we can fit that to our plans. And we have also had some interest from labels who wanted to release the record. Plus we have the title for the release. More information will follow...
17/12: As you may or may not know, 2009 will be our 10th year as a duo. So should you be a nice recordlabel lingering at the chance to release what we plan to be a sort of celebration CD, do not hesitate to get in touch. Also we should probably mention that we're playing on friday at what appears to be the last Noisejihad event. Line up includes Sarah's Charity, Dead Black Arms and Ultimate Combat Noise. 21.11 @ Tordenskjoldsgade 31, Aarhus , DK. Entrance includes a free beer...
Gaffa-reviewer Jakob Rosenbak put Fierce Pressure as
no. 2 on his top5 list of best Danish releases in 2008. And Frans De Waard
of Vital Weekly writes one of his notoriously short reviews, that deals
more with the format than the release, but we think he likes it. However,
it seems we would have gotten more credit by not releasing Fierce Pressure
as a mp3. Read the review here.
10/11: We're happy to announce the final
Desolation House release! It is a 2xCD and features tracks from all bands
on the label. Apart from us, those are: Subterranean Source, Gruntsplatter,
Bastard Noise/C. Renou, Troum, Amazing Grace, Angel of Decay, Japanese
Torture Comedy Hour remixed by Pain Jerk, Keplers Odd and Rise of Because.
5/11: Misc. news: I have just got a few
copies of a re-press of long gone BeautyBoxer release. If you want to
get a hold of this you better act fast, as in 'now'!
27/10: Download our brand new album now! 3 tracks even slower than usual and spanning more than 45 minutes and it's all free, so what are you waiting for?
If you have a facebook-profile, you can become a fan of Wäldchengarten on FB. Aside from obvious advantages such as getting news(!) before any body else etc., you can also help increase interest for us while branding yourself and showing off excellent musictaste: Seems like a win-win situation.
15/10: Admitted, it is a very slow year
this year, but what can you do? One half re-located to Berlin and the
other remains in Aarhus.
26/06: New show added, August 13th @ Statens Museum For Kunst, CPH.
14/06: We played a quite well attended show at danish music festival Spot and also got some great responses. The music magazine Gaffa rated and reviewed the concert. 4 stars and some nice words. Find it on the review page.
15/04: Holy shit! Apparently this is the first update in 6 months! Damn. Guess things really are slow at the moment. Anyways, 2 new shows have been added, hopefully more will follow. We will start working on new material by the end of April. Meanwhile we're considering uploading some unreleased track and deleting the rest.
In other news: While doing some spring cleaning in the
studio, we stumpled upon a box of old '...in preparation of machines to
fall' LP's and CD's. Since we don't know what else to do with them, we
figured we might as well give them away for free.
you have to do is provide us with shipping details, quantity and format,
and of course, postage.
Postage rates, Priority / single copy, are as follows:
DK: LP: 33
DKK / CD: 10 DKK
Send your order here: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also found
a couple of The Leech t-shirts as well as a few copies of The Leech 7"
(Drone rec), Distractions (Phisteria), 1 copy of Black Rabbit (8K Mob)
and some copies of our hard-to-find debut release Was Kommunikation? 10"
(KFI). First come first serve. But please note: it is only the In Preparation
LP that is free of charge."
10/10: New review added, in which Gaffa.dk declares us national heroes...Neat.
15/08: New shows added, other than that nothing to report.
25/06: Now it's possible to listen to
Wäldchengarten at Last.fm.
We created a station and uploaded quite a few releases for your listening
pleasure. There you can also download the 7" Six Silver Bullets for
08/06: We're getting some quite good
response on the new CDr + a few reviews of it have been added in the review
section. Though Frans DeWard mentions some playback flaws in his Vital
Weekly review we haven't recieved other reports about this (yet).
20/05: So we're preparing the show on tuesday with Aube, when we got this note on email. Almost forgot about but not entirely. A soundart exhibition/archive in which Distractions is featured.
IS NOT MUTE - Ersta Konsthall becomes an archive with recorded sound.
We've also uploaded a new review of Distractions from hissig.no. Unfortunately it's in Norwegian, but eventually it'll get translated. Of course if somebody else wants to do it, please let us know.
02/05: A few news to announce: The next
release will be entitled Black Rabbit, it's a 33min+ track divided in
three parts: A - Ill Intentions B - The Fields are Covered with Blood
and C - Black Rabbit. The CD will be available at the show
on 22/05, from us and obviously from 8K
17/04: We have a show. 22/05 @ musikcafeen in Aarhus together with AUBE and DJ Zipo. Also this evening is scheduled to present our next release on 8K MOB. details TBA.
01/03: We'll enter the studio this weekend to make some
of the recordings for a new batch of release to come this year. And by
studio we don't mean a mic and pair of headphones in our bedroom. 6 months
in the works and now almost finalized, we'll post a decent pic when we're
19/02: Just today we recieved our copies of the PHI009 label compilation. It comes in a very neat spraypainted metal box and besides us it contains tracks from Hinsidan, Chasing Eudaimonia, Purl and Seht. Intended for promotional purposes only a very few of the extremely limited editions will be available for sale, so get it while you can. More info: Phisteria.com
05/02: As it turns out that some of our releases, esp. The Leech are popping up at even more mp3sites with dubious economical interests, we feel we should advise, that unless you're buying Distractions from iTunes or MSN or similar, you can be pretty sure that the mp3 you're paying for is unlicensed. And as said: then we'd prefer you get it elsewhere...
02/02: It has come to our attention that these websites: alloffmp3.org, boxmp3.net and mp3legal.org, are selling seemingly legal Wäldchengarten mp3's, however this is not the case so we advise you not to buy your mp3's from them. We'd rather you download the tracks illegally, than paying someone who's ripping us off anyway.
07/01: A new year, and a happy one to you too. With a
couple of new release in the works. A new review, from the january edition
of the wire. Find it here. Been doing
some soundtracking for a short film that has premiere in february. Date
and place to be announced. An extremely limited and very exclusive v/a
release is in the works from Phisteria Records and will feature a rough
preview (very "previously unreleased") of a track that will
appear on a release scheduled for summer/fall this year. Details to be
revealed later. As well as the details on another v/a release, which is
so secret that we hardly know anything about it ourselves. So many details
and so hard to keep track of them...including the ones about the release
on sky-rocketing 8K Mob label, whose ass-kicking label manager has been
on our backs about since what feels like forever. The release that is
to be "The Post-Industrial Mayhem of the Year: A Hommage to Old-School
New-Noise!" Or something...
12/11: Some pictures are up from our recent trips as well
as some pretty blurred ones from Brazil, but what the hell, it's all we've
On another note, The Leech 7" is now out on Drone
Records and available from whereever you usually buy you Drone titles.
If you are a Danish resident you can order a copy from us. This is what
Drone Records came up with:
Finally, another review is up in the dk section...
06/09: A bunch of new dates has been added to the live section + we have uploaded some tracks in the audio section, so you can preview the new album.
24/08: Releaseparty tonight. We probably should have
been updating this site sometime earlier,
28/05: The Release date for our new CD
"Distractions" is set to 24/8. To celebrate this, a releaseparty
will be held this date in Copenhagen @ Literaturhaus.
05/05: We've sent the master and the cover-files to Phisteria, who are releasing our next CD. The CD is entitled "Distractions" and is probably the longest running CD we've produced yet. 54 min 25 sek of really low-end ambient, sporadic humming pulses and blasting noise. This time the final touch has been applied by Lasse Marhaug and we thank him for an excellent job. Release date tba.
Earlier this year we sent the master and finalized the cover for our 7" release on German Drone Records. The record is scheduled for post-summer some time and we'll let you know when we open for pre-orders.
21/03: New review from Norwegian music website Hissig.no is up.
16/02: A new review from the Norwegian music website Groove.no has been uploaded to the review section.
14/02: RESERVATET is now sold out from us. If you want a copy you should get in touch with Verato Project directly. Or Google to find possible distributors in your area.
On another note: Electrical Bonding has made its way into various Best of 2005 lists. This includes Geiger's top 53, Roggbif Records top 10, as no.1 on Jakob Rosenbak's (Gaffa.dk) personal top 5 and as no. 11 on Ekstra Bladets offical top 20. Should you know of more lists, feel free to drop a line.
02/02: New T-shirts available. Comes in
colors: black, dark-red and army-green. All with white print on front
and back. Needless to say they're limited editions, so act fast if you
want one. 130 dkr incl. postage in Denmark; ask for prices abroad.
attention ))at(( waldchengarten dot dk