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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.”


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Here we go with a new live clip for „The Very Last Day“, one of our very first songs ever! Link in Story! It first appeared on our demo “Dmnstrtn”, made it on our debut album “Satellite Bay” and is now part of “Stummfilm – Live From Hamburg”, enhanced by the intense sound and atmosphere of a cello. The song deals with the issues of climate change so we decided to print a limited “The Very Last Day” shirt, which can be ordered in our webshop. 5 Euro per shirt will be donated to Greenpeace! Love LDC #greenpeace #theverylastday #climatechange #video #music #live
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We are happy to announce our appearance at @mastersofrock.cz Festival 2020! #2020 #festival #summer
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Wer hat sein Ticket schon? Link in Bio #tour #live #seatsandsoundstour2020
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Wahnsinn und Danke – das SEATS & SOUNDS Konzert in der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg ist nach nur 2 Wochen und fast 1 Jahr vor Showtag restlos ausverkauft! . Wir sind sprachlos. Danke dafür! . Für Tickets für alle weiteren Shows bitte hier entlang - Link in Bio! . #longdistancecalling #ldc #seatsandsounds #tour2020 #live #vinyllove #special #show #instrumental #soldout #hamburg #elbphilharmonie #progrock #newalbum #stummfilm
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Freunde, für die Show in Hamburg im nächsten Jahr sind nur noch sehr wenige Restkarten erhältlich, wir sind dort schon kurz vor ausverkauft, Wahnsinn! Wer dabei sein möchte, sollte sich jetzt beeilen: https://bit.ly/2WHQEM8 Love LDC #hamburg #elbphilharmonie #konzert #tour #live #show #event #2020 #epic @contrapromotion @eatthebeatmusic
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Die Bühne ist fast fertig für das erste @goldensilencefestival . Wir freuen uns auf euch. Es gibt noch Tickets an der Abendkasse! Doors 16h
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY "STUMMFILM - Live From Hamburg (A Seats & Sounds Show"! Do you already have got your copy? If so, post a picture of it in your Story! We are more than happy to finally release and share „STUMMFILM - Live From Hamburg“ with all of you today! We put a lot of effort and heart into it and we can‘t wait to hear what you think about it. This is LDC in the perfect environment and atmosphere and we are proud and happy with how it turned out. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do! <3 If you didn't (pre)order already you can get it here: https://longdistancecalling.merchcowboy.com/stummfilm.html or here: https://longdistancecalling.lnk.to/STUMMFILM-LiveFromHamburg We will play an exclusive and special "STUMMFILM" release show tomorrow at GOLDEN SILENCE FESTIVAL in Münster / Skaters Palace including additional shows by Monkey3, Mutiny On The Bounty, KUF and Curls & Nods. Last minute preorder tickets (print @home) can be found here: https://longdistancecalling.merchcowboy.com/golden-silence-festival/printathome-ticket-golden-silence-festival-muenster-02-11-2019.html or here: https://www.eventim.de/event/golden-silence-festival-vol-1-festival-fuer-instrumentalmusik-skaters-palace-12000041/?affiliate=GMD Furthermore the "SEATS & SOUNDS TOUR 2020" show in Hamburg / Elbphilharmonie (Kleiner Saal) is going to be sold out soon and also the other shows are going strong, so be quick to grab your tickets if you want to be there: https://www.eventim.de/artist/long-distance-calling/ All "SEATS & SOUNDS TOUR 2020" dates: 08.09.20 Hamburg / Kleine Elbphilharmonie (LOW TICKETS) 09.09.20 Hannover / Pavillon 10.09.20 Bochum / Christuskirche 11.09.20 Dresden / Alter Schlachthof 12.09.20 Leipzig / Parkbühne 13.09.20 Berlin / Passionskirche 15.09.20 Köln / E-Werk 16.09.20 Frankfurt / Jahrhunderthalle Club 17.09.20 Mannheim / Capitol 18.09.20 München / St. Matthäus 19.09.20 Stuttgart / Mozartsaal
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Morgen erscheint endlich „STUMMFILM - Live From Hamburg (A Seats & Sounds Show)! Wer hat das Album bereits vorbestellt und in welchem Format? Bei uns im Shop gibt es noch die letzten Exemplare der streng limitierten 3LP in „Magenta“: https://longdistancecalling.merchcowboy.com/stummfilm.html Außerdem werden wir am Samstag beim @goldensilencefestival unsere Release Show mit euch feiern, wir freuen uns auf euch! Hier könnt ihr noch schnell ein Ticket im VVK ergattern: https://bit.ly/2x05wd4 Oder als Print@Home Ticket: https://longdistancecalling.merchcowboy.com/golden-silence-festival.html Love LDC
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HAMBURG WAS GEHT?! 💪 Nach nichtmal einer Woche im Vorverkauf, ist die Show in der @elbphilharmonie Hamburg bereits zu 2/3 voll! Das ging schnell! Auch der restliche Vorverkauf läuft super an. Vielen Dank für euren Support! Jetzt müssen wir leider noch sooooo lange warten. Wer nicht mehr warten kann, hat am Samstag noch einmal die Gelegenheit uns mit Gästen und Special Show beim @goldensilencefestival in Münster zu sehen!
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Endspurt - Wir legen noch mal ein paar Sticks und Plektren mit rein. First come, first serve. (Wünsche gerne immer angeben bei Eurer Order). #longdistancecalling #ldc #stummfilm #vinyllove #merch #shop #takeover
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Flo is happy to unbox the CD/BluRay and Magenta-Vinyl Versions of STUMMFILM for you! You can order all items and Seats & Shows Tickets for 2020 in our webshop: https://longdistancecalling.merchcowboy.com (Link in Bio). . #ldc #longdistancecalling #stummfilm #livealbum #concert #bluray #vinyllove #instrumental #shop #takeover

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