Berlin‘s finest in clarinet entertainment since 2000


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.

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.

Working on a new piece

After finishing The Dark Side Of Success in early 2013 we took some time of of composing, to prepare the album release and book some shows. Though in March 2015 we started investigating on new sound phenomena again. After working since about 12 years on pieces of durations between 1 (“Dichtung und Wahrheit”, 2008) and 13 minutes (“Beat ‘Em All”, 2010), we decided to approach a long piece, of album respectively concert filling length. Things are working well. The rest on our composition muscles seem to have a refreshing effect. So, withdrawn and steady we are rubbing sounds and ideas against each other. It’s still a long way to go, but we hope to get the piece done in 2017.