Last Robots (Poland):
"Goethe for Electronic Music Fans“
We started our work on the remix by remembering Goethe's works and an examination of the text, which in our opinion plays a pivotal role in this project. The careful reading and analysis of the poem allowed us to separate the text into sections. We then integrated them into our remix as a first step, deliberately accentuating particularly significant sections of the text.
The musical interpretation of the poem offered by Emil Klotzsch felt very sad to us, so we decided to "lighten it up" a bit. At least Goethe's text itself isn't that sad …
Emil Klotzsch - Koenig in Thule (Last Robots Remix) by goethe.rmx
Last Robots (MP3, 3,3 MB)
In our version, we use a number of fantastic fragments from the original recordings, but we changed the rhythmic structure of the beginning. However, we only did this in order to come back to the original tempo at the climax and to emphasise the original's atmosphere. For us, the sound and the achievements of the breakthrough in the 1980s and 1990s were an inspiration, especially the "Madchester" scene.
We hope that we have managed to find a balance between the dance character of the work and the lyric nostalgia of Goethe's piece.
Translated from German by Elisabeth Meister
Goethe-Institut Poland, September 2011