you can name your price of the download. zero is of course also cool, but donations are welcome. we will give all the collected money to Coffee Breath Records benefit project (find out more at coffeebreathrecords.bandcamp.com)
you can hear OAKEN songs here: oaken.bandcamp.com/album/split-lp-with-marnost
We got an opportunity to cooperate on making of a musical side of a dance movie inspired by Heiner Müller's "Die Hamletmaschine" (1979). As we were striked by the message of Müller's play touching issues of totality or abuse of power, and as it seems to us that Müller was a person who understood art as one of the ways to freedom, we decided to take this opportuinity. This song came out of feelings about the recorded scenes and about the play itself. Maybe it's a step off the way that we chose, but it makes sense. It's been an experience to participate on a project powered by a will to create and to connect our music with dance, costumes, mood of the movie. We are grateful for that. We do not want to end locked up in a ghetto of our ideas about the world, it's been important to us to search for new ways and patterns, but in the same time we do not want to forget who we are and what we stand for. / mArnost, 2013
„Only the production of ever newer perspectives on the old makes it at all possible to live.“ Heiner Müller
The movie is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN4xqelh_2Y
Heiner Müller's text: members.efn.org/~dredmond/Hamletmachine.PDF
released April 10, 2014
Recorded, mixed and mastered in April 2013 in a rehearsal room and our homes. Mastered for this split in January 2014.
Lyrics are excerpts of Czech translation of Heiner Müller's "Hamletmaschine" (Heiner Müller's text: members.efn.org/~dredmond/Hamletmachine.PDF)
The LP is released by the following labels: Bookhouse (USA), Catanarchy (Austria), Dingleberry (Germany), Dzsukhell! (Hungary), IFB (USA), Itai Itai (Hungary), Middle Man (USA), MxFxL (Czech rep.), Prejudice Me (UK), Rotten Raven (Slovakia), THC&DIY (Austria), Zegema Beach (Canada). 525 pieces were made on black vinyl.