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[film still by dieb13 during recording set up at ausland]

Shitloads of news from The Nothin’. Let’s try to sort this out here.

– During three lip-bleeding days – August 22nd to 24th, 2017 – we recorded our new 40 min composition at out homebase ausland, Berlin.

– As it seems at the current moment that the new piece (and so also the new album) will be named In Doubt We Trust … if we don’t change our mind again.

– Dieter Kovačič aka dieb13 started filming some kind of movie with/on/about The International Nothing. He joined us during the album recordings and will also join us on our tour in February 2018 portraying as well some of the clubs being so instrumental for this kind of music.

– The world premiere performance of In Doubt We Trust will be held at a Labor Sonor Spezial at KuLe, Berlin on October 30th, 2017.

– The new album will be released on CD and LP by Ftarri Records (CD) resp. ourselves (LP) by end of 2017/beginning of 2018. Tanabemse is currently working on the album’s artwork, while we are working on the album mix.

– We’ll try to tour with the new piece and album as much as possible. First concerts are set for mid of February 2018 in France and Switzerland. Hopefully many concerts to follow. Send us a note if you would like to have us!

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After two years of withdrawn work we finished our new piece.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?

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.

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!

The Power Of Negative Thinking is unleashed!


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:
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.