With Klangbad, Cornelia Paul and Jochen Irmler have created their own creative biotope. At the core of this creative cell they are themselves. Their built-in studio plays a leading role in all their artistic processes. It's here that Jochen Irmler together polishes and hones future releases. It is also the place where the dialogue between the artists and their label takes place. Not the 'product' and its marketing according to certain trends are the focus of attention, but the creative process. Like faust as a band have always done The research and exploration of new sounds that the band started, is now carried on by the label.
So in a way the sound of Klangbad does exist, but not as a fulfilment of stereotypical clichés. On the contrary, it is the incalculable, the non-stereotypical and the surprising element which is at the core of Klangbad's catalogue. Intricate Psychedelia, Rock with a cutting edge, intelligent HipHop, Electronica - the curiosity is boundless and they are not afraid of exploring new horizons.
Faust, Circle, Dälek, Ole Lukkoje, Kangaroo Moon, Nista Nije Nista and the others: as varied as their individual music may be, everything sounds original and unmistakable. Because boredom is death. Welcome to the sound of Klangbad!
In 1996, the musicians of faust were fed up with the nuisance of dealing with profit-orientated record companies. Out of this realisation, Klangbad was born. A musical project by faust of the same name in a swimming pool helped to find the name for the new label. With FIRST STEPS, Klangbad presents a foray into its releases and further. Some tracks on this compilation are unreleased in any other format. Thus FIRST STEPS is not only a stocktaking of Klangbad's recent output, but a further step in a new direction.