Hinterlandt is a Sydney-based solo act with a German-Australian background. Hinterlandt usually produces its own music and is sporadically involved in remixes.
Emil Klotzsch said about the production of the original track that he allowed himself to do whatever he wanted to do, and to use every instrument he would like to use. To stay in line with this production method, Hinterlandt found it suitable to go along with a similar "anything-goes" approach; not only remixing, but rather de-constructing and re-producing the track.
Emil Klotzsch - Koenig in Thule (Hinterlandt Remix) by goethe.rmx
Hinterlandt (MP3, 6.3 MB)
As a first step, Hinterlandt cut up the original vocal track into roughly 100 short audio snippets. This resulted in a pool of words and syllables, some of which were then re-assembled and partly pitch-shifted in order to create a new narrative and melody. Here is an example for the first vocal line in the remix:
- ER was taken from "so oft trank er daraus"
- WAR EIN was taken from "es war ein König"
- TR was taken from "trank letzte Lebensglut"
- INK was taken from "die Augen täten ihm sinken"
- ER was taken from "dort Stand der alte Zecher"
Hinterlandt is a Sydney-based solo act playing mainly instrumental compositions encompassing raw energy, beautiful harmonies, complex rhythms, fragile ambiences, alarming noise, and silence. Hinterlandt has taken on a variety of live formats, performing in places such as Helsinki, Sydney, London, Bangkok, Cologne, Rome, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Berlin, and many others. 2011 sees the release of the eleventh Hinterlandt studio album. It is available through Bandcamp.
Goethe-Institut Australia, September 2011