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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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HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU SEEN US LIVE? (pic by @davevanhoutphotography) #live #fotography #questions
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3 years ago we shot the video for „Out There“ in the incredible Dolomites. Time flies... Where did you spend your summer? https://youtu.be/3Dh5vUlQdl4 (Link also in Story) Love LDC #outthere #video #dolomites #alps #free #nature
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Hier unser kurzes Handy-Video vom letzten Wochenende als kleines Danke und Erinnerung für Euch, die Leute vom Dong und nicht zuletzt auch für uns. Entschuldigt den Wind-Sound, wer vor Ort war, weiß woher das kommt! Danke an alle, die da waren und hoffen wir, dass wir bald wieder auf "Engtanz Modus" schalten können! Tickets und Infos für unsere anderen anstehenden Corona-konforme Shows dieses Jahr findet Ihr unter - Link in Bio - Love, LDC! 😎 🤘🏻 @dong_open_air @contrapromotion
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Wir freuen uns sehr, Euch im September drei weitere (und etwas verspätete) Release Shows zu „How Do We Want To Live?“ unter Einhaltung der aktuellen Auflagen anbieten zu können! Nach der tollen Show beim Dong Open Air am vergangenen Wochenende können wir es kaum erwarten, bald wieder auf die Bühne zu gehen und hoffen, dass ihr Euch genauso darauf freut wie wir und zahlreich erscheint. Sagt Euren Freunden Bescheid, bringt sie mit und lasst uns den Menschen draußen zeigen, dass man sich auch friedlich versammeln und eine gute Zeit haben kann, ohne andere dabei zu gefährden! LONG DISTANCE CALLING – “How Do We Want To Live? Shows 2020“ 05.09.2020 DE-Bremen, Zollkantine OpenAir 26.09.2020 DE-Munich, Backstage Kultursommer in der Stadt 27.09.2020 CH-Aarau, KiFF TICKETLINKS: München: https://www.backstagetickets.eu/long-distance-calling-biergartenkonzert-6611.html Aarau: http://starticket.ch/ https://www.facebook.com/events/613815109272942/ Bremen: https://hellseatic.loveyourartist.store https://web.facebook.com/events/3356578187696247/ LOVE LDC #endlich #show #shows #tour #ontheroad #ontheroadagain #2020 #live
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„How Do We Want To Live?“ is out since a couple of weeks now. We got 2 questions for you: 1. What‘s your favorite song on the album? 2. How would you rank it among all out albums? GO! Love LDC #album #vote #ranking #favorite #hdwwtl
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Wir möchten uns bei Euch für diesen wundervollen Abend gestern bedanken, das war sehr befreiend und ein echter Lichtblick auf dem Weg zurück in die Normalität. Eine schönerer Atmosphäre hätten wir uns kaum wünschen können. Vielen Dank, dass ihr da wart, am Ende waren wir sogar ausverkauft! Nächste Woche haben wir noch ein paar gute News für Euch! LOVE LDC Pics by @wildelissen #photography #summer #openair #show #live #thankyou #music
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Wir hoffen, ihr habt gestern die Wacken Stream Show genossen?! Wenn ihr uns wirklich live und in Stereo sehen wollt, kommt morgen nach Neukirchen-Vluyn! Es gibt noch wenige Resttickets, es wird KEINE Abendkasse geben, greift also heute noch zu und sagt Euren Freunden Bescheid! Hier gibt’s die Tickets: https://bit.ly/2X9hAGh (Link auch in Story) Love LDC
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In case you missed the Wacken stream yesterday: here is the full show. Everything 100% live. No overdubs and in full stereo. Enjoy ❤️ https://www.magenta-musik-360.de/festivals/wacken-world-wide-2020-long-distance-calling (Link also in Story) See you tomorrow live in Neukirchen Vluyn at the Dong Open Air site on our first live show with „real“ audience this year! #wackenworldwide #stream #ondemand #videoondemand #fullshow #stereo
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Wir hoffen, ihr habt gestern die Wacken Stream Show genossen?! Wenn ihr uns wirklich live und in Stereo sehen wollt, kommt morgen nach Neukirchen-Vluyn! Es gibt noch wenige Resttickets, es wird KEINE Abendkasse geben, greift also heute noch zu und sagt Euren Freunden Bescheid! Hier gibt’s die Tickets: https://bit.ly/2X9hAGh (link auch in der Story) Love LDC #live #dong #openair #endlich #event #show #neukirchenvluyn
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IF YOU CAN'T COME TO WACKEN, WACKEN WILL COME TO YOU! LDC live at @wackenworldwide !! Today - Wednesday 29th of July 2020! 10:55 p.m. (CET) Watch it at www.wacken-world-wide.com or via MagentaMusik 360 at https://www.magenta-musik-360.de/festivals/wacken-world-wide-2020 and MagentaTV. Love LDC @magentamusik360 @magentatv @wackenworldwide #festival #wacken #wackenopenair #rainorshine
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Liebe Leute, wer am kommenden Freitag (31.07.) dabei sein will sollte sich jetzt wirklich beeilen und sich eins der letzten Tickets sichern: https://shop.dongopenair.de/ Wir freuen uns sehr, die erste „normale“ Show in diesem Jahr mit Euch auf dem Gelände des Dong Open Air in Neukirchen-Vluyn zu feiern! Support sind @isaacvacuum ! Es wird keine Abendkasse geben, Tickets nur im VVK, GO! Love LDC #live #show #event #konzert #openair #neukirchenvluyn #dongopenair #tickets #vorverkauf #presale #sommer #2020 #zurückzurnormalität
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Am 31.07. spielen wir endlich unser erstes richtiges Konzert in diesem Jahr vor echtem Publikum, Flo erzählt Euch davon! Tickets gibt’s hier: https://shop.dongopenair.de/ Wir freuen uns auf Euch 🖤 #show #live #konzert #therealdeal

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