"He Emits A Depressive Glow", our second CD-R containing computer files of the Daily Plop series of paintings is finally out. This release collects all pictures from the years 2005 and 2006. Also due for release very soon is our next studio album of music, "Guitarred And Feathered", to be released on our new DWM label MissmanagemenT. Stay tuned here for more details very soon.
Although it isn't much, we got the DWM concerts page up finally.
Welcome to the new, revamped DWM homepage. Like the first version, we are doing this ourselves, and a lot of thought went into what exactly we wanted. One thing we knew for sure, we wanted no fancy flash annimation, no gimmicks and no dazzling special effects. First and foremost, it should be easy to navigate and easy to understand. One point of criticism taken by a friend was that it was too "wordy", but so be it, as it is intended to contain as much information as possible. We also decided against a colorful background like the first version, it just got too hard on the old eyes. Notice too, that it isn't close to being finished yet, as only some of the links work, but we are working on the other pages, and hope to get them all online as we finish them, so keep checking back. As always, helpful criticism is always welcome, don't hesitate to write us if you think we could do something better.
Don't miss the next major exhibition by Joseph B. Raimond, at the Atelier of Jule Baumeister in Munich, Georgenstr. 66. The opening will take place on Thursday, November 29th. If you are in the Munich area, drop on by. The show will be up until the 18th of January, 2008. It is titled "Politicaly Correct, small formats", and will also be showing works by Nico Chio Heimann.
Released to coincide with the show in Munich is the fourth book by Joseph B. Raimond, "Vomiting Chaos" (see below). This is the first book by Raimond that contains only pictures from the Plop Art series of pictures, and can be considered the catalog to the exhibition. It is also the first Raimond book printed in hardcover format. A second hardcover volume of Plop Art works is planned.
Our Show in Koeln was a success. We played first, a long, 45 minute composition that was composed and arranged by DWM member Ralf Lexis. A live recording of the show does exist, which we do hope to make available as a DWM release some day.
Hard to believe, but yes, it is true: DWM will be playing its third ever live concert, on October 12th, 2007 at the Blue Shell in Koeln, Germany. This will be a benefit concert for the John Peel Foundation, and features several other artists as well. Longtime DWM member Adrian Gormley will be flying in from San Francisco just for this concert. He will be playing the saxophone, and will be joinged by Ralf Lexis on guitar and Joseph B. Raimond on bass. Backing tapes by various DWM members supplied over the years will be used as background noise. We hope to see you there.
Also released in time for Joseph's Munich exhibition is the next in his line of CD-Rs containing no music, but graphic files of a series of paintings. "How The Elephant Man Masturbates" contains the entire series of "Daily Plop" paintings by Joseph B. Raimond in 2004. A total of 232 works, they represent Joseph's goal of establishing his own graphic language influenced and connected to his experiences within the punk rock scene. Like punk, many of these works are aggressive, disturbing, and make fun of anyone who takes himself too seriously, including nazi skins, green party members, and people with deformities. Indeed, they are often funny and poetic at the same time, with the titles of the works being an integral part of the whole. More CD-R releases containing Daily Plop paintings are planned.
DWM is getting closer to finishing and releasing their mammoth "Ambiall" project, which will contain ten CD-Rs of minimal music. Also, "Ambiless" will be a normal CD or CD-R release which will contain shortened remixes of all ten of the Ambiall tracks. More on this project as it nears completion.
Joseph B. Raimond's third book "Alien Pecker", part two of the Doc Wör Mirran set of books, will be out very soon. Like the first book "Banana Boobed", it contains roughly 90 "poems", mostly of made up words, incredibly misspelled English, German, and again, even a little Spanish. This book is released to coincide with Joseph B. Raimond’s upcoming exhibit “Daily Plop”, at the Atelier of Jule Baumeister in Munich. Opening May 18th, come to the opening at 6 p.m., Georgenstr. 66. Shown will be a retrospective of twenty years of “Plop Art” paintings, several of which have been used as cover art for both the “Banana Boobed” and “Alien Pecker” books.
Finally the first few pages in our mammoth effort to document each and every DWM release, beyond just listing them in our discography. It is still going to take awhile to finish, but the first few pages can already be seen by clicking on "releases" above. Check back every now and then for updated and new pages.
Joseph B. Raimond's infamous "Daily Plop" pictures are going to be shown again in Munich, from the middle of February until the middle of March. Stay tuned for more info soon....
DWM's "Ipso Fatso" recording is finally coming out very soon on the fine Verato Project label.
Our art show in Paris was a blast, a great exhibition in one of the coolest gallery spaces we have come across so far.
Coming Saturday be sure to drop by 84GHZ at Georgenstr. 84 inMunich if you are in the area. This is in the Schwabing part of Munich, known as one of the leading art centers of Germany, and on this day all the galleries, ateliers and artists will be open and showing their work. Several Joseph B. Raimond pictures will be on display, and a full color catalog in book form will also be printed for this important event.
Our exhibition in Paris is rapidly taking shape. For more information about the opening as well as the live entertainment planned, or if you just want to find out where it is all taking place, check out the homepage of the gallery itself: Ateliers-artistes-belleville. Alot of the organization for this show is being done by our friend Gerhard "General" Seckler.
Conrad Schnitzler sent us some of his unused cover art, which we now have now "hung up" in our gallery.Conrad Schnitzler is mostly known for his extensive solo recordings, spanning a time period of over 30 years. He was also a founding member of both Tangerine Dream and Kluster, as well as having studied with Joseph Beuys.
Hello everyone. Several have written and asked why there has not been an update lately. Several reasons. 2004 was a bad year. First, our distributor EFA went bust in March 2004, owing MT several tens of thousands of Euros. The whole process of registering our claim to the court, getting our stock back, and getting a new distributor set up took most of the year. I am happy to say though that MT and all its sublabels are all still intact, financially healthy, and now in the friendly and capable hands of Indigo.
Secondly, family sickness, as my daughter had to have an emergency operation in the spring. As if this wasn't bad enough, I had an accident in October that has permanently limited my ability to move two fingers on my left hand. I have been working to regain at least some control, but it will never be quite the same, that is certain. I can still play bass, and continue to do so in The Penetraitors, but guitar, that is a different story. I practice now every day, and am making good progress, but it is a bit like starting all over again. But DWM is now back to recording regularly, and new releases are planned. I have decided that 2005 will be better, and so far, it has been.
So, what is new?
I am very pleased to report that our group show of Dee Dee Ramone, Paul Kostabi, Gerhard "General" Seckler and Joseph B. Raimond will soon be in Paris France! Yes, no joke, from June 9th to June 19th. Check this space soon for more certain details of exaclty where and in what form. Two more exihibits of works byJoseph B. Raimond will at the "Kunst im Karrée - offene Ateliers" in Schwabing and Maxvorstadt - on July 8, 9, 10 together with 2 artists from Paris.
New "Plop Art" pictures from the 2004 series are online in our Gallery.
Our much delayed "Wish You Wörn't Here" live, split LP with Mr. Ebu is finally taking final shape. It will be limited to 200 numbered and signed copies, with each record having an original Joseph B. Raimond painting as cover. It should be finally finished in the spring.
A new DWM CD-R release will be coming soon on Verato Project. Check out their homepage for exact release date and other info on this release.
For the last few years, DWM has been working on a few long term recording projects. Firstly, we have been recording tracks for a project with the working title of "Layers". These are primarily guitar based tracks that are built up layer by layer, with a particular pattern or "riff" is you want to call it that, but without melody in the normal sense. As the various tracks are brought into the mix, certain structures and relationships between the instruments come to the forefront. We are simply recording these tracks and mixing them, and plan on finishing a very large body of work before we begin to even think about the release of the tracks. This is a new way of working for DWM, and will give us the chance to choose which tracks we like the most and present a release that will feature the absolute best of years of work.
We are also in the middle of a mammoth project which has been planned for years: Ambiall/Ambiless. "Ambial" will be a ten CD-R set, with one, 60 minute long ambient track per disc. Each track will also be mixed in a shorter, 6 minute version, the ten tracks of which will result in "Ambiless". "Ambiall will be limited to 20 copies, "Ambiless" will not be limited. Reservations for the limited set are now being taken.
Lastly, we are in the process of remixing and partially re-recording various tracks that appear on our vinyl albums. These tracks were all recorded on a Fostex analog 8 track reel to reel machine, and as we want to permanently retire this machine soon, we thought we would go through the old masters one more time and offer a new look at many of these tracks. We are also planning on putting some of the better tracks recorded for cassettes together as well.
In terms of writing, several projects are also being produced. Still planned is the release soon of "Alien Pecker", the second part of "Banana Boobed", hopefully in time for the Paris exhibition. Currently being written is a book of Haiku, three lined poems with a decidedly DWM edge to them. Finally, a combination of plop art/writing is also being worked on, although this project will likely take quite some time to finish still.
OK, that gets us up to date for now. Please keep all the kind e-mails coming! Long life, Joseph B. Raimond..