A pride of lines

My patreon page is up and running. I even have one first patron already (a great big happy shout-out to you, right there)! On the page I’ve created an assemblage of sections (called tiers) with different topics, which access can be bought to with money. In one of these sections, for example, I put everything about a book of poems I am making, documenting even little steps. Another section will feature an interview with the engineer, who built and designed the monitor speakers I use. And there is also sections about music: digital, physical, past, present, future, finished, unfinished, identifiable, unidentifiable. Obvioulsy, I’m not going to balk at any bonanza type of turn of events caused by a stampede of friends of friends or wealthy aunts of friends of friends or music loving colleagues of wealthy aunts of friends of friends… storming the place. But what is actually more important to me, is that I think I kind of like the concept of it. It’s a collection of works, stories, parts of processes that happen anyway and that might be interesting to someone sometime.

http://www.patreon.com/brknln

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Namechanger

Dear Folks,

’bout 5 years have gone by since I last put out a song or video let alone played a show. However, the project never stopped existing and I never stopped writing music. Half a year ago I started writing a new album and it will still take a long time until it’s finished but I’ve decided to share with you some of the process for as long it lasts. Saying this, here’s the first bit of information that strikes me as worth sharing: The musical project you’ve come to know as Annalena Bludau, is no longer called that. Its new name is Brknln. Whatever platform you might be trying to search me out on* – those are the letters. Here’s some links to save you the typing:

BANDCAMP for old songs now and new ones eventually.

INSTAGRAM for snapshots and hashtags.

PATREON to join the club.

Thank’s for reading! I’ll be back soon.

A.

*you might be wondering: And Facebook? What about Facebook? Isn’t she doing Facebook?? Actually, I am. But Facebook hasn’t allowed me to change my name, which is why I am not using my artist page at the moment.

 

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Touring/future touring

After successfully finishing Nicolai Schorr’s record release tour in October, successfully financing and producing my new album via Startnext (with the indispensable help of Franziska von den Driesch, Christian Heinz, Alexander böll, Nicolai Schorr, Jari 1 and Lennart Thiem) and rather successfully playing one last tour of the year 2013, I decided to give myself a break and call it a successful one. The year, not the break. Then again… the break was pretty successful, too… . Anyway, I will be on tour again at the end of March and beginning of April 2014. Nicolai Schorr will be my band! Then after that we’ll just go on touring until the middle of April, switching roles. I hope to see you somewhere out there! If you would like to book either one of us for a show contact us at swotfr.booking@googlemail.com and we’ll work something out!
 
For show dates check the future!
 

2014-01-11 16.03.11

Dear all,

in mid-October my friend Nicolai Schorr and myself will be on Tour in Germany. We will be visiting many cities, to be announced in more detail in the SHOWS section of this page soon. There are many things special about this tour. Firstly, this tour is all about Nicolai Schorr’s first official album release. The release he is releasing is called ‘Release’. It will be out on October 18 2013 on the Hamburg-based record label Insular Music. Consequentially, our October-venture is his Record-Release-Tour. Secondly, I will be supporting Nicolai, not only by playing my own set of songs but also by playing drums on his set! To name only two.

I tell you, you shouldn’t miss it. I mean, I miss a lot of things people tell me not to miss, but don’t miss this one. Check out the SHOWS section and find the city you live in or if that doesn’t exist a city close to yours and choose:

Train,

car,

bicycle,

motor-bike,

motor-boat,

skateboard,

rollerblades,

droshky,

tram,

bus/coach,

ski,

plane,

helicopter,

zepellin,

hovercraft,

catapult,

tricycle,

scooter,

longboard,

shortboard,

bodyboard,

wakeboard,

kite,

teleferic,

hot-air balloon,

feet,

horse,

pony,

donkey,

goat,

sheep,

dogsled,

catamaran,

wheelchair,

rocket.

Byebye,

A.

Spring-Tour 2013

Annalena Bludau (+band) + Sebastian Witte & Der Neue MondI am thrilled to announce to you the tour dates of my March/April tour of 2013 together with Sebastian Witte & Der Neue Mond. To find out exactly which cities we will be passing through click here. I will be playing a set together with Exchampion and Raquets drummer Benjamin Kövener. IF you would like to watch our cool tour trailer you can do so by clicking here. IF you would like to get one of ten codes for a free download of some of the music I will be playing you can write an E-Mail to swotfr.records@gmail.com simply putting “code please” as a subject. IF you would like to tell likeminded people how happy all this makes you go here or come to the show.

Post-Tour Tour-Post

On the 10th of September 2013

Sleepless in Bremen. After a 30hrs trip I now am back home and liking it. My one-week german-swiss-italian tour could not have been any better. I played wonderful shows with Marcello Petruzzi in Controguerra and Ascoli Piceno, with Black Ribbon in Wiesbaden, Vanessa Voss in Münster and Musica da Cucina in Milan and one on my own in Baden (CH). Each of them was unique and including a lovely time with many nice people. In Münster I was going to play at a place called Teilchen + Beschleuniger but the weather was so hot that Sebastian Witte, the promoter of the show and musician himself decided to do a generator driven very well attended show at the close-by channel (until then I didn’t even know Münster had anything close to a river flowing through it). There’s a little video you can find on my facebook page that Sebastian made for you to watch. In Wiesbaden Black Ribbon played a wonderful Elliott Smith tribute set, which quite transported me, also Matthias made a grand Taboulé! The show in Baden was part of the so called “Fahrt” and took place very high up on a hill in the middle of the city. due to an impressive thunderstrom at first it looked as if the concert had to be transferred from a ruin on top of the hill to the café Frau Meise owned by Claudia, who was the promoter of the night. But then she and two of her colleagues (a) did some serious iPhone-internet-research, checking, double-checking and double-double-checking for the weather report and then (b) were very brave and decided to do the show on the hill. They put out cushions and candles and opened a little bar and people came and many stayed to watch and listen despite the rain and so everything was lovely. After an off-day in Basel I took a train to Milan to play a show at the famous Carroponte. There was the worlds hottest backstage rooms there, my first italian pizza of the tour and about 200 to 300 people watching the show, which all made me very happy. After the show I did the usual. Sold a heap of  CD’s, had an awefully bad-tasting longdrink with an awefully good-looking gent, I was warned about (the drink) even by the barkeeper, smashed my knee slipping in the frist rain Milan had in over a month and checked in to quite a posh hotel room. As I say, quite the usual. The other two shows in Italy, in Controguerra and Ascoli Piceno were both promoted by Paolo Forli and played together with 33ore (Marcello Petruzzi). The first one on the towns central square, illuminated like a film set and under the attendance of the mayor of Controguerra and the other in Ascoli Piceno on one side of a steep valley next to a river, featuring olive trees, delicious italian pasta, homemade, organic white wine and an app. 70-year old trance DJ rocking the decks! Marvellous. Really quite surreal and marvellous! Blue, green and red lights and all… .

Sometimes like now…

…I hear odd noises from out of the flat below mine. It could be someone fervently winding up a Matchbox car. It could be the zip of a tent, operated in biological panic. It could be a giant trapped mosquito operating in existential panic. It could be someone neurotically drawing a curtain. Now, that it stopped it feels kind of odd to still be thinking, let alone writing about it. Which is probably the sense in the hearing of an odd noise, if there is one at all. To evoke oddity.

Annalena Bludau “Works”, yes she does (EP out now)

Just to let you know, the 3-track CD “Works” is now available for download on annalenabludau.bandcamp.com. There you can also purchase the real thing CD and it will be, by means of the latest methods of transport, brought to your home. The three songs were recorded and assembled on a Compact Disc as a pre-release for my album, which will be released next spring. However, when I got together with Nicolai Schorr to record the album a couple of month ago, we re-recorded the songs, so “Works” remains an extremly limited release of the three featured songs (50 copies) and will obvioulsy disappear from the internet once the album is out. I hope you  are now fully aware of gravity of the matter!