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Mood Taeg is a musical project split between Düsseldorf and Shanghai. The musical style of Mood Taeg reflects a love of German experimental music from the 1970s and the legacy that it has in other musical styles such as hip-hop and electro. The function of Mood Taeg is to create music that incorporates the motoric drumming of Jaki Liebezeit and Klaus Dinger, the melodic sensibilities of Neu! and Kraftwerk, and the experimentation of Can, Cluster and Harmonia to produce extended instrumental metronomic compositions that are contemporary and at the same time fit exactly within the lineage of their influences.
Mood Taeg see their music as uncompromising but totally accessible. They don’t believe the form dictates the art; the art dictates the form. Thus songs can be 10 minutes long with long passages built on motorik grooves punctuated with vocal samples featuring anything from political lectures by Michael Parenti to sections from Michael Halliday’s books on Systemic Functional Linguistics. Mood Taeg record all of their music at their home studio, Lowell’s Garden, and combine digital recording techniques with old analogue synths and instrumentation.
The band is part of the wider Mood Taeg Kollektiv that includes musicians, graffiti artists, DJs, photographers, painters, and video artists. The project was started in 2016 as a musical outlet for Kollektiv members Lowell Freeman, TDK and K’ko but it is also a project for fellow Kollektiv members such as Faible who creates visuals for the band.
HAPPY ROBOTS RECORDS
26 Jun 2020