Wir Haben Euch Lieb
Nein Wir Reflektieren Nicht

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Laokoongruppe

It’s been almost two years since we have got in touch with Laokoongruppe, trying to arrange a video shoot. In fact, the project’s mastermind Karl was among the first people we had in mind for a session when They Shoot Music Don’t They started in late 2007. From that time on there were ideas floating around now and then, but somehow it never happened. Laokoongruppe is a one-man-band using a lot of electronics and samples, thus the translation into an acoustic setting seemed kind of tricky. In summer this year, however, Karl calls us to set a date for a busking tour through central Vienna. He is preparing a Single-DVD release of the song “Komm Und Tanz Mit Mir” from his recent album “Walzerkönig”, featuring the official video done by the fabulous video artist Adnan Popovic (check here) and a street-style acoustic version filmed by us. On a late-September day we gather with Karl and his band (Oliver Stotz and Das Trojanische Pferd) in a café, sort out details, do some warm up takes and then start into a six-hour tour through the heart of Vienna, past all the landmarks such as Parliament, Burgtheater, the Town Hall, Graben and Hofburg. The video of “Komm Und Tanz Mit Mir” – featuring a bridal couple with family and friends, who join in dancing and singing and finally serve some liquor – is only available on the DVD. But there is some more stuff definitely worth sharing: Down below you find takes of “Wir Haben Euch Lieb” and “Nein Wir Reflektieren Nicht” from the extended session.

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  • Posted: November 20, 2009
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner