OBERER TOTPUNKT / About
Bettina Bormann (Voc, Synth, Theremin), Michael Krüger (Drums),
Angelus, (Voc, Perf.), Malström (Bass, Git), Stefan Frost (Git)
Dark Electro, Spoken Word, EBM-Poetry
The spoken word is rocking!
The German, spoken stories and the rapid sound collages and beats of OT draw through dark-morbid worlds. After the minimalist debut "10 degrees before TDC", the cynical successor "Earth calling" and the bizarre "Silent Zoo" now follows with "desideratum" the fourth album of the Hamburg duo Top Dead: Musically more aggressive than the previous, merciless in the word world - cutting, disturbing.
While the music is based on the minimal electro take the place of vocal recitation of the apocalyptic lyrics of the singer Bettina Bormann. From their label Danse Macabre Top dead center is marketed as representatives of the New German Death Art, which is also identified by music journalists as an influencing factor. Other influences include EBM and electro. In addition to electronic, the band also used acoustic instruments.
Main topics were the first two albums in the fields of press coverage and religion. Served especially fairy tales and sagas as inspiration for the third album Stiller Zoo. The fourth album desideratum is about the hoped and desired - but always stays around a reference to reality get. The lyrics deal with many texts with human atrocities.
5 MEANING OT
Top dead center (TDC=OT) refers to the highest point of the piston assumes during its up and down movement in the cylinder: The internal combustion engine of the upper dead center when setting the ignition or explosion of enormous importance. The top dead center is the phase of the reversal point, the fraction prior to chemical reaction.
Min 40 min. - max 90 min. performance. Standard-Set 60 Min.
WAVE-GOTHIC-TREFFEN, 2010 (Werk 2), 2013 (Sixtina), 2014 (Parkbühne) NCN 6, 2011, NCN 8. 2013, AVANTGARDE-FESTIVAL, 2010, 2011, 2012,
FUSION-FESTIVAL, 2012, DARK-STAR-FESTIVAL, 2012, DARK-X-MAS, 2014
AKTUELLES ALBUM DESIDERAT, VÖ, 14.3.14
SINCE 6 WEEKS IN THE DAC (German Alternative Charts) Top Position; #4
How important are our wishes and tendons, our life dreams and our aspirations in the context of our finitude? The idea should not paralyze us or disturb. However, it should make people aware that we have no time to waste. So we filter more carefully the goals that have been given to us only from the outside, and deliver us from false desires. Just as the Desiderata by Max Ehrmann orient towards a genuine and sincere way, the album analyzed "desideratum" the discomfort - and: encouraged to more happiness.
Label Danse Macabre Records http://dansemacabre.de/
2008 10 Grad vor OT, CD, Brainsmash Records)
2009 Erde ruft, CD Danse Macabre
2010 Stiller Zoo, CD Danse Macabre
2014 Desiderat, CD Danse Macabre
2009 Zillo New Signs & Sounds, Hamburg
2009 NegaTief Dark Alliance 3, Imperator
2009 Radio Schwarze Welle 2, Paul ist tot
2010 Advanced Electronic Sampler 8, Vogelhochzeit, DVD
2010 NegaTief Dark Alliance 7, Gevatter Tod
2010 Zillo CD, Teufels Lehrerin
2011 Radio Schwarze Welle 3, ZYX, Teufels Lehrerin
2012 Radio Schwarze Welle 4, ZYX, Langfristig gesehen
2013 Radio Schwarze Welle 5, ZYX, Spiegel im Käfig
2013 place4tears, Whales, Illusion
2013 Radio Schwarze Welle 6, ZYX, Scharlachroter Schnee
2014 Radio Schwarze Welle 7, ZYX, Geisterfahrt
BOOKS / HÖRBÜCHER, BETTINA BORMANN
2010 Imago - für immer Dein, Danse Macabre
2012 Das Flüstern der Mördermuscheln, PaperOne, Danse Macabre
2010 TEUFELS LEHRERIN
2010 DIE VOGELHOCHZEIT
2011 PAUL IST TOT
2012 LANGFRISTIG GESEHEN SIND WIR ALLE TOT
2012 (DAS IST NICHT) MEINE WELT
2013 SPIEGEL IM KÄFIG
2014 SEI AUF DER HUT!
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