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Founded by Frank Dommert, Jan Werner and Andi Thoma in 1997, this Cologne-based label is one the most important electronica-meets-experimentalisms labels around. The huge label roster includes Mouse on Mars, Schlammpeitziger, Workshop and the Dhirty6 Cru, DJ Elephant Power, Sun OK Papi KO, Jason Forrest and Kevin Blechdom - and countless others.

 
In Vert's "Nine Types of Ambiguity" the noises have liberated themselves and no longer merely annoy; rather, they enhance the tonal body comprising melody, nostalgic evocations of disrupted beats and the ornament of clef symbols. Every noise is capable of being music, ...
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SONIG17CD | SONIG

"Comp. has collected artists, with F.X.Randomiz, Microstoria, Lithops, Mouse on Mars but also C-Schulz & Hajsch, who work on expanding the concept of electronic music and who thereby precisely and easily infiltrate the border genres between pop and avant-garde. Even ...
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SONIG11CD | SONIG

"Dü are cologne electronica irregularities F.X.Randomiz (Holosud) and Jan St.Werner (Mouse on Mars, Microstoria, Lithops). They first gained attantion with their CD debut "Slow" which The Wire magazine praised as "an unsung electronic masterpiece, an outstanding ...
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SONIG23 | SONIG

"The Fan Club Orchestra is a side project of Scratch Pet Land with more or less 10 people involved. They play percussion, guitar, harmonica, gameboys, mouth organs, trombone, turntables and lots of other instruments and devices. Everything depends on the energy of the ...
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SONIG22 | SONIG

Special offer ! "First new studio album since the highly acclaimed "_snd" from 1996. Consider it dsp-music, avant something or digital hipshit. Nine tracks featuring the highlights of various excessive sessions of recording and processing. Carefully edited and arranged. ...
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SONIG12LP | SONIG

"Vert is a musical chameleon. He is capable of vibing-up an audience when supporting label-mates Mouse on Mars on their live shows, but is at the same time equally liable to play inventively experimental sets on modified piano. Lightness and profundity co-exist in his ...
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SONIG06 | SONIG

"About a decade ago, well before the "Sound of Cologne" reached public acclaim, Carsten Schulz (C-Schulz) und Hans-Jürgen Schunk (Hajsch) formed the nucleus of a small scene which, altough based in Cologne, was already operating on an international level. They had ...
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SONIG13CD | SONIG

"about a decade ago, well before the "sound of cologne" reached public acclaim, carsten schulz (c-schulz) und hans-jürgen schunk (hajsch) formed the nucleus of a small scene which, altough based in cologne, was already operating on an international level. they had ...
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SONIG13LP | SONIG

"The seventh album of the band Workshop (comprised of Kai Althoff and Stephan Abry) is an extreme. Workshop's pictures of the outside world aren't postmodern reinterpretations - but then neither are they trying to be realistic in an empirical way. They do not value ...
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SONIG19LP | SONIG

"Workshop's record, "Es liebt Dich und Deine Koerperlichkeit ein Ausgeflippter", is mysterious, deep, wandering, folksy music, played on a basketwork base of freely-flowing guitars, with dreamy, slightly absurd and pointed lyrics in German. Kai Althoff seems to stand to ...
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SONIG19CD | SONIG

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SONIG17LP | SONIG

special offer - 2001 album "from punk glitch breakbeat techno, to digi surfsongs, to orchestral swoon, spoken word philosophising, and the sound of cutlery being thrown down a lift shaft, this is either brilliant or mental, and probably both. whatever your concept of ...
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SONIG18CD | SONIG

"Two brothers (Laurent & Nicolas Baudoux) making improvised music that opens head and heart. their first mini-LP on the french label Source preceeded the big success of francostyle music - a perfect collection of idiosyncratic beats, melodies and noisy manipulations. ...
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SONIG14CD | SONIG

""The Köln Konzert" was directly inspired by Keith Jarrett's recording of the same name. recorded live at the White Noise Bar, Köln on May 6th 1999 and edited at Yrs Truly, London. "The Köln Konzert was written to celebrate the launch of "Mewantemooseic" (sonig 06), ...
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SONIG12CD | SONIG

special offer "CD version of the first ever sonig release from 1997. 7 tracks displaying MoM's more experimental and subtle side. The vinyl version was a big success for sonig and now, as all those real music lovers and vinyl fans have got their copies, the digital ...
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SONIG01CD | SONIG

"After the exquisitly complex work of his debut album "Goflex" (a-Musik), his collaborations with Mouse on Mars and Schlammpeitziger (as Holosud), cologne´s electronic mastermind F.X.Randomiz is back on the scene with his new 12" "Stack". a one man deterritorialisation ...
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SONIG07 | SONIG

"Improvisers" features alternative versions and reconsiderations of "Per Formal", "Quit not save", "Feld 1" and "Endless Summer Namm" from Microstoria's 96' album "_snd" and the two new tracks "Mem.brand" and "Glocky Bit". Microstoria present evergreens and favourites ...
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SONIG10 | SONIG

Vinyl version of the first Sonig Compilation from 2000.
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SONIG11LP | SONIG

"Two remastered tracks of the early Lithops period. Process music that leaves behind the boundaries between traditional music writing, sound programming and spontanious music improvisation. Microtonal buzzes, restrained melodies, feedback hiss, digital noise events, ...
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SONIG08 | SONIG

"Vert's new 12" "Moremooseicforme" will be everyone's prefered piece of vinyl 2000 but it is only a teaser for his collection of timeless evergreens called "Nine types of ambiguity". Electronic music is a free horse running wild and easy. Vert can ride it and we are ...
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SONIG16 | SONIG

WANG INC. - S/T (12")

"Wang Inc. is a corporation of sound research founded by Bartolomeo "Bart" Sailer. Its laboratories sintetize a product whit a new concept: The sounds of industrials articles are catched, isolated, manipulated and applied to the final product of Wang Inc., the ...
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SONIG04 | SONIG