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Nichts Muss

Format: Album (CD, Vinyl & digital)
ICPN: 07243 580945 2 7
Label: Monika Enterprise M33 / Labels
Distribution: Morr Music
Distribution US: Forced Exposure

Since 1998, and the release of her debut album „Vermona ET 6-1“, people have been struggling to describe Barbara Morgenstern's music accurately. Especially people like you and me, because here we are writing about this fine album, and there you are reading about it for one reason or another. But, really, why bother when you could just let the music do the talking? And talk it does. Even if the majority is in German, the music stands on its very own wonderful feet, lives, breathes and needs no more explanation.

It`s Barbara’s third album (besides various EP`s, singles and remixes), though her first through the Labels network. It's utterly beautiful and, modestly put, her music shines brighter and more majestically than ever. Produced with Berlin's own dubmeister Pole, with a little help from Thomas Fehlmann (who has previously produced artists as diverse as The Orb and Erasure), "Nichts Muss" is a prime cut of teutonic electronic beauty; exquisite German pop music which will catapult Barbara into her own orbit, way beyond Indietronics or other typical electronic vocal music.

With dreamy confidence, Ms. Morgenstern combines the charisma of her voice with inspiration and even more songwriting talent, and the result is an amazing mixture, unique in today`s electronic scene. The adjectives we thought of while listening to this record were endless but, as mentioned, anyone with a pair of ears and a heart will discover those for himself. Instead of showing off, though, let`s allow the musician herself to get a word in edgeways:


1. Aus heiterem Himmel
2. Nichts und Niemand
3. Ohne Abstand
4. Nichts muss
5. Merci (daß es Dich gibt)6.
6. Kleiner Ausschnitt
7. Move
8. We're all gonna fucking die
9. IS
10. Gute Nacht
11. Reset


2018 Release "Unschuld & Verwüstung" @Staatsakt/ Oct. 2018 + shows, theater work: composition for children´s choir "Do´s & Dont´s" - Rimini Protokoll, HAU Berlin, Essen Pact, Kamnagel Hamburg, Shottish National Theater Glasgow/ Paisley, Venedig Biennale
2017 Recording of "Unschuld & Verwüstung", theater work "Truck Tracks/ Essen/ Ruhrtriennale"/ Rimini Protokoll
2016 Choir work "Lautarchiv" with A.Benjamin Meyers & Hauschka/ HKW, thater composition "brain projects" by Rimini Protokoll, Schauspielhaus Hamburg
2015 Finishing "Doppelstern", Choir Work "Fragen an das Licht" for the Zero retrospective/ Martin Gropius Bau + Atonal Festival Berlin
2014 Recordings for "Doppelstern", Musical Direction Radioplay "Qualitätskonrolle" by Rimini Protokoll, Production of "Stille Vann" - female Bandproject by barner 16
2013 Musical direction for "Qualitätskontrolle" by Rimini Protokoll, Staatstheater Stuttgart
2013 Choir work ("California"/HKW, "Virtuosity"/Kammermusiksaal Berliner Philharmonie, etc.)
2012 Release of the album "Sweet Silence" and live shows
2012 Musical direction and choir work for "Lagos Business Angels" by Rimini Protokoll, HAU 1, Theater Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin


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