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Nothing has changed

After two years of withdrawn work we finished our new piece. For the first time we went in for the long run – a ca. 40 minutes long composition, which will be filling our next album and our future concerts. Well, there are a few month of intense work ahead of us to practice the piece and twist on those very details before we record it this summer.
During the process of melting our two clarinets into one sound some weird transformation happened to our bodies. It’s a little frightening, but we knew that our artistic path was a risky one.

The Power Of Negative Thinking LP finally arrived!

After many month of delay – sorry about that – finally the vinyl version of our 2016 quartet release sees the light of day. Well, it was worth the wait. It looks good, it sounds good, I think you should get it,-) You know were you find it, right?
https://theinternationalnothing.bandcamp.com/album/the-power-of-negative-thinking

Pre-production for next duo album at Fagaschefsky Studios

As you may have read before, we are busily working on this new long composition to be premiered sometime somewhere in 2017 and to be released as our next duo album. After 1 1/2 year of developing and collecting ideas we thought it’s good to make a kind of inventory by recording and see where we’re at. Well, it’s seems to are quite far into it and now it’s more about refining those ideas and knitting connections. We’ll keep you updated.
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The International Nothing in Amsterdam

When Kai saw Iron Maiden live at the Waldbühne, Berlin in May he was quite jealous about their stage setting. So, we asked artist James Beckett (grandson of the 2nd wife of one’s brother-in-law of the half-sister of the famous writer) to come up with a appropriately spectacular stage scenery for The International Nothing’s live shows. He came up with this smoking castle skeleton you see on the picture. We premiered the lavish production in Amsterdam successfully. When Michael gets his flying licence we gonna tour with this thing in our own private Boing 747 worldwidely. Please check this out in a stadium near by you!
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The Power Of Negative Thinking is unleashed!

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Finally the 1st album of our extended incarnation The International Nothing (… and something) featuring Eric Schafer (drums) and Christian Weber (double-bass) sees the light of the day. The Power Of Negative Thinking is out now on CD and as download. The vinyl edition will follow in August 2016.

You can listen to the complete album on our bandcamp site:
http://theinternationalnothing.bandcamp.com/album/the-power-of-negative-thinking
Enjoy the listening!

You can purchase the album at bandcamp (handled by ourselves), at Monotype Records (our record label) or at Metamkine (official European distributor).

There is also a The International Nothing (… and something) sub page, which provides some information and includes live videos.

Nothing for Nothing

To make life a little easier we proposed for the 2nd time for a stipend of the Berlin Senat to get some financial reward for the busy work on our new piece. Well, we didn’t made it … again. Too bad, but I guess public funding would have harmed our street credibility anyway. But don’t misunderstand, we accept money! Well, next time, any time.
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