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Long Distance Calling


Special set 'stummfilm'

Post rock somnambulists Long Distance Calling have a long-standing reputation for their soaring, majestic wall of sound. Since their inception in 2006, the German trailblazers have left a characteristic mark upon a genre known for its cascadian qualities and dreamlike atmospheres – all that, mind you, while being predominantly instrumental. Indeed this is one of their strongest qualities: They carry a distinct narrative in their wordless world of sound that is decidedly more thought-provoking than a lot of their vocal contemporaries are.

For 13 years now, the Münster-based four-piece is famed and cherished for its weightless yet massive music, yielding six full-length records and countless absorbing live shows. After having returned to their instrumental roots with their highly successful, liberating album “Boundless” (2018), followed by an equally successful run of live dates, Long Distance Calling sat down to carefully ponder their next step. When they got up again, they were ready for their most extraordinary and unique live undertaking yet: Aptly entitled “Seats & Sounds”, this string of concerts saw Long Distance Calling take to the stage in very special locations in front on a seated (and helplessly spellbound) audience – and is now being made available in various formats.

Regarded to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the band took the matter almost religiously and went to great lengths in pulling off their most daring effort. “We wanted to go one step further, highlighting the audio-visual quality of the band for the very first time”, the band states, referring to the phalanx of video screens and specially curated visuals corresponding to each song. The aura of the sold out locations – the likes of old theatres or churches – did the rest to enthral band and audience alike. “On these evenings, our music was supposed to be the soundtrack of every guests’ individual film.”

One of those rare and sold-out performances (and maybe the most extraordinary of them all), the one at the Kulturkirche Altona in Hamburg, has been staggeringly captured on film and tape and is now being released as “Stummfilm – Live From Hamburg / A Seats & Sounds Show” on Bluray disc, vinyl, CD and digital download. More an elegant silent film than an ordinary live video, Long Distance Calling rise to the occasion like the proverbial phoenix from their own ashes, delivering a stunning, theatrical performance in two acts: A “normal” Long Distance Calling set with songs from all their albums, and a special “Avoid the Light” set, performing the dramatic album almost in its entirety to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their seminal second record. “This is one of the most important releases of our entire career”, the band continues, “and playing it felt like time travel.”

Meticulously prepared and rehearsed, this is Long Distance Calling on another level. Backed by guest musicians Luca Gilles on cello and Aaron Schrade on percussion and electronic beats, the experimental rock veterans show their grandeur in cinemascope –elaborately filmed and monumentally staged. “A very dense atmosphere was essential”, they say, “and we think we accomplished this by keeping out the heavy and aggressive songs, thus reflecting the serene aura in this church.” In the end, Janosch Rathmer (drums), Jan Hoffmann (bass), Florian Füntmann (guitar) and David Jordan (guitar) not only played their biggest Hamburg headlining show; they also peaked their stellar career, at the same time sowing the ground for future endeavour.s Or, as Long Distance Calling say, “a unique experience and most certainly the start of a new chapter.”


Info

  • Day: Saturday

  • Stage: Second stage

  • Time: 22.45 - 00.00

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Friends, today is the last day where you can revisit our album release stream show from June 28th: LINK IN STORY You can still donate to our PayPal account: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We will donate 50 % of the profit to the "Neven Subotic Stiftung": www.nevensuboticstiftung.de Love and thanx for your support, LDC
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We made it!!! #7 in the official German album charts. We are speechless. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts to everybody involoved. It was a really tough week with a lot of competition. This result was just amazing teamwork. So we will have a drink on you tonight. We feel honoured to work with such amazing people. Special props to Chris Klimek for your work and patience, what a ride! Also special thanks to the best producer/engineer out there. Arne Neurand made this album sounding really special and big! When it comes to press reactions HDWWTL is by far the best LDC album... so shoutout to Peter Klapproth & the whole team @ HEAD OF PR and Alex Döerrie for your amazing work. Thanks to Thomas Waber & Freddy Palmer and the whole Inside Out Music team for believing in us and your courage during these strange days! What makes this album also very special is the artistic streak beside the music. So this goes out to Max Loeffler for the killer Artwork. David Gregory, Oliver Sommer and Ingo Spörl for the amazing videos. Florian Steppke, Jojo Brunn, Luca Gilles and Eric from Kyles Tolone, Ula Gehret, Sarah Brehmer, Rossi Roßberg, Simon Vdg and Sascha Krüger for you great additions and contributions. ❤️🥳💪 Love ya all PEACE
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Leute, lasst uns heute noch mal zusammen richtig Alarm machen! Vielleicht können wir dann morgen Nachmittag zusammen feiern! LDC Shop: https://longdistancecalling.merchcowboy.com/how-do-we-want-to-live.html Amazon: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B087GH15QX/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_rng.EbV0210V4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7FtlSQ9bDd5u1EPXHYsVCB?si=NVcmISwAQa2pJbF4Ky5ABQ Love LDC
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The new album ist now out for almost a week! WHICH SONG DO YOU LIKE THE MOST? Please let us know ❤️ One of the last boxes are available on Amazon, LINK IN STORY! Love LDC #limitededition #limited #box #boxset #vinyl #vinylcollection
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Liebe Fans, am Freitag gibt’s die Charts und wenn ihr uns unterstützen und Teil dessen sein möchtet, schaut Euch das Video an. Heute und morgen (Donnerstag) zählen noch für den Chart Entry! Die Links findet ihr im Linktree in der Bio! Love LDC #charts #album #new #2020 #hdwwtl #howdowewanttolive
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Wenn ihr noch eine der letzten Boxen bei Amazon ergattern wollt, solltet ihr jetzt schnell sein ❤️ LINK IN DER STORY #limitededition #limited #box #boxset #vinyl #vinylcollection
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The feedback from our fans for the boxset is awesome but the CD Digibook version is also a real beauty! If you want to support us directly you can get it in our webshop (LINK IN STORY) Grab your copy now! Love LDC #longdistancecalling #ldc #hdwwtl #progrock #instrumental #vinyllove #music #live #seatsandsounds #newalbum #howdowewanttolive #electronic #ai #ki #machine #human #artificialintelligence #aurisinterna #hifi #android #new #2020 #album #digi #digipak #digibook #cd
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Ab heute ist das neue @rockhardmagazin im Handel erhältlich. Wir durften nicht nur auf Platz 1 im Soundcheck klettern und über das neue Album sprechen, sondern auch eine exklusive EP beisteuern, auf der zwei Songs von „How Do We Want To Live?“ und zwei Livesongs vom Rock Hard Festival 2019 zu hören sind. Greift zu! P.s.: wer die Band PLE auf dem Cover ist, wissen wir allerdings auch nicht 😅 #longdistancecalling #ldc #hdwwtl #progrock #instrumental #vinyllove #music #live #seatsandsounds #newalbum #howdowewanttolive #electronic #ai #ki #machine #human #artificialintelligence #aurisinterna #hifi #android #new #2020 #rockhard #rock #hard
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Liebe Freunde, erst gestern hatten wir unseren sehr emotionalen Live-Stream-Event, an dem wir endlich wieder live für Euch spielen durften. Leider müssen wir aber heute sehr kurzfristig und aus privaten Gründen das anstehende Oberhausen Autoarena-Konzert schweren Herzens absagen. Einen Nachholtermin wird es leider nicht geben, da dort keine passenden Freitermine mehr für uns verfügbar sind. Die Tickets können darum selbstverständlich zurück gegeben werden. Wir möchten Euch an dieser Stelle bitten, stattdessen zu unserer SEATS & SOUNDS Tour im März 2021 zu kommen! Allen sei als „Trost“ noch mal unser Live-Stream von gestern ans Herz gelegt, der noch bis zum 05. Juli Online stehen bleibt. Youtube: https://youtu.be/yS4_tQeys2c Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=398278781116376 Danke für Euer Verständnis, Euren Support und auf ganz bald! Love, LDC
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Liebe Fans, Freunde und Supporter von Long Distance Calling! Wir alle sind derzeit maximal von der aktuellen Covid-19 Situation betroffen. Als wir unsere Seats & Sounds Tour Pt. II letztes Jahr voller Vorfreude in den Vorverkauf gegeben haben, war noch niemand in der Lage vorauszuahnen, in welcher Situation wir uns heute befinden. Wir haben uns bewusst dafür entschieden, das neue Album trotz der aktuellen Umstände zu veröffentlichen, gerade eben weil es so hervorragend thematisch in diese verrückte Zeit passt. Lange haben wir gehofft und versucht, an dem bisherigen Tourzeitraum für September 2020 festhalten zu können, allerdings lassen uns die aktuellen Umstände rund um die neuesten Verbreitungs-Zahlen und Entwicklungen diese Hoffnungen endgültig begraben. Um Euch allen und auch uns eine bestmögliche und professionelle Show unter den gegebene Umständen zu garantieren, haben wir mit allen örtlichen Partnern etliche Optionen durchgespielt, die am Ende aber immer in einer suboptimalen Qualitäts- und/oder Sicherheits-Situation für alle Beteiligten geendet haben, so dass wir nun uns entschieden haben, die Tour endgültig etwas nach hinten zu legen, um dann bestenfalls dort in der Lage zu sein, alle angesetzten Termine auch wie ursprünglich geplant für und vor allem auch MIT EUCH in der für uns gewohnten Qualität spielen zu können! Alle bereits gekauften Tickets behalten Ihre Gültigkeit! Bis auf Hamburg sind überall noch Tickets erhältlich! Wir bedanken uns für Euer Verständnis und hoffen, weiterhin hier auf Eure Unterstützung zählen zu können und freuen uns, Euch dann im Frühjahr 2021 hoffentlich ENDLICH wieder live beglücken zu können! Bis dahin sei Euch unser neues Album „HOW DOW WE WANT TO LIVE?“ zur Zeitüberbrückung ans Herz gelegt. DANKE! LONG DISTANCE CALLING SEATS & SOUND TOUR Pt. II - 2021 HOW DO WE WANT TO LIVE? 25.02.21 Berlin Passionskirche 26.02.21 Dresden Lukaskirche 27.02.21 Leipzig Anker 01.03.21 Mannheim Capitol 02.03.21 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Club 03.03.21 Stuttgart Mozartsaal 04.03.21 Bochum Christuskirche 05.03.21 Köln E-Werk 27.03.21 München St. Matthäus Kirche 29.03.21 Hannover Pavillon 30.03.21 Hamburg Kleine Elbphilharmonie (sold out)
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We are streaming LIVE now on our YOUTUBE and FACEBOOK channels. Join the party. Bring some people. Thank you!! 😎 🤘🏻 🙏🏻 #longdistancecalling #ldc #hdwwtl #progrock #instrumental #vinyllove #music #live #newalbum #facebook #youtube #livestream
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Kommt rüber zu @emp_de, wo wir ab sofort einen Insta Channel Takeover starten! #emptakeover

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