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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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Our new single „VOICES“ is OUT NOW, tell all your friends and feel free to put in in your Playlists! Links to Full Song and Video in BIO (Linktree) Artwork once again by @haxloeffler #longdistancecalling #ldc #hdwwtl #progrock #instrumental #vinyllove #music #live #seatsandsounds #newalbum #howdowewanttolive #electronic #ai #ki #machine #human #artificialintelligence #aurisinterna #hifi #voices #new #single #2020
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This the video for our new single "VOICES". The song has a very meditative vibe and sounds like a soundtrack by LDC. As some of you might know „How Do We Want to Live?“ is a thoughtful and thematic record and it deals with the coexistence of humans and machines. So we are very proud to present you this short movie. We think it's by far the best LDC video to date and it traces the layered story of a relationship between a human and an AI! Please watch this video carefully, share it with you friends and let us know your thoughts and comments! A little warning at the end: the video contents some explicit parts and therefore it’s NOT for children! Peace & Love from LDC Full Video Link in Bio (LINKTREE) #longdistancecalling #ldc #hdwwtl #progrock #instrumental #vinyllove #music #live #seatsandsounds #newalbum #howdowewanttolive #electronic #ai #ki #machine #human #artificialintelligence #aurisinterna #hifi #voices
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Danke an @emp_de! Hier könnt ihr "How Do We Want To Live?" vorbestellen: LINK IN BIO (LINKTREE)
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Janosch und Jan haben den neuen Podcast "Lachend in die Kreissäge" gestartet. In der ersten Folge sprechen wir u.a. über LONG DISTANCE CALLING und das neue Album. In Zukunft werden wir Gäste haben und mit ihnen spannende Gespräche über das Scheitern und Fehler machen führen. Hier geht’s direkt zum Podcast: https://lidkpodcast.podigee.io Außerdem findet ihr „Lachend in die Kreissäge – Der Podcast“ natürlich auch bei Spotify, Apple, Deezer, etc. „LACHEND IN DIE KREISSÄGE“ online: http://instagram.com/lachendindiekreissaege_podcast https://www.facebook.com/lidkpodcast Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. #podcast #new #2020 #talk #wietalkstdu
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Who has already pre-ordered our new album? We also have some nice new merch items in stock, have a look: Link in Bio (Linktree) #merch #longdistancecalling #longsleeve #preorder #hdwwtl #hoodie #new #2020
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We want to create a „LDC Essentials Playlist“. Which of our songs is a must-have for this List? Let us know! #playlist #voting #essentials #songs #music
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Jan signing his portion of the art cards for the Limited Edition Box Set: Link in Bio (Linktree) #limitededition #box #boxset #hdwwtl
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