Bauchklang

Bauchklang

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Andreas Fraenzl, Gerald Huber, Karl Schrumpf, Alex Boeck, Pollard Berrier, Philipp Sageder
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Bauchklang is an Austrian beatboxing group.

Bauchklang (literally "belly sound") is a five-piece "vocal groove collective" from Austria. With a unique mixture of human beatboxing, mouthpercussions and vocal sounds, they are covering a musical landscape stretching from Electro over Minimal, to Dub and Hip Hop, using only their voices on the way.

Formed in 1995, Bauchklang released their debut album "Jamzero" in 2001. Not only the support from the Austrians (Bauchklang won 2 Amadeus Awards for "Best Album" and the "FM4 Award" in 2002) this album also brought them to the renowned international Festival "Transmusicales de Rennes" in France. Based on this success, the Vocal Groove Project started touring through Europe and Canada. After 4 Years of permanent touring, Bauchklang released their second album "many people" in 2005. Already regulars at the European festival circus, Bauchklang first ventured into Asia in 2009, with the release of their first live album/DVD "Live In Mumbai", and a five city club tour through India, which also earned them the Indiecision Award for "Best International Live Act". In 2010, they were Austrias' musical ambassadors at the Shanghai Expo and won another 2 Austrian Amadeus Awards for "Best Live Act" and "Best Alternative" back home in their country. Also in 2010, the Vocal Groove Project brought along their third studio album "Signs". Guest Artists contributed to the density and international flair of this album: spoken word icon Ursula Rucker from Chicago, poetry "slameur" Rouda and human beatboxer TEZ from Paris.

After the EP Le Mans, self-published in 2011, on which Bauchklang convinced with minimal techno, a year later Ray took the next logical step in the direction of dancefloor. Le Mans and Ray are rather experimental and create moods reminiscent of French electronic music à la Justice. At first, electronica and tech-house maxis rather than beat- boxing tracks insinuate themselves.

Besides the re-release of the EPs "Le Mans" and "Ray", "Akusmatik", their new album, which will be released in January 2013, comprises seven brand new titles which were produced by none other than techno pioneer Patrick Pulsinger, and which stake out the whole range of Bauchklang’s work. However, they continue to depart from what one usually understands to be beat-boxing in order to define their own sound more precisely.
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Bauchklang Discography

Albums

Bauchklang Jamzero (Album) Ecco.Chamber Austria 2001 Sell This Version
Bauchklang Many People (Album) Klein Records Austria 2005 Sell This Version
Bauchklang Live In Mumbai (Album) Monkey. Austria 2009 Sell This Version
MONCD065 Bauchklang Vocal Groove Project* Signs(CD, Album) Monkey. MONCD065 Austria 2010 Sell This Version
Bauchklang Vocal Groove Project* Akusmatik (Album) Bauchklang Europe 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BK170898 Bauchklang Klangeins(CD, EP) Not On Label (Bauchklang Self-release) BK170898 Austria 1997 Sell This Version
Bauchklang Don't Step (Maxi) Klein Records Austria 2005 Sell This Version
Bauchklang Rhythm Of Time / Barking News (Single) Klein Records Austria 2006 Sell This Version
none Bauchklang Vocal Groove Project* Le Mans / Berging / Afro Side Up(12") Bauchklang none Austria 2011 Sell This Version
DOW003 Alois Huber & oh gee Feat. Bauchklang Alois Huber & oh gee Feat. Bauchklang - bauchklang re:visions on 10"(10") Dubonwax DOW003 Austria 2012 Sell This Version
BK002 Bauchklang Vocal Groove Project* Ray / Change / Morgenluft(12", EP) Bauchklang BK002 Austria 2012 Sell This Version
ddd13 Bauchklang Warning Bells(CD, Single) Bauchklang ddd13 Europe 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

EC 0015 Bauchklang Vocal Groove Project* Don't Ask Me(CD) Ecco.Chamber EC 0015 Austria 2001 Sell This Version