20.12.18 Brussels (bel) - Buersschowburg
21.12.18 Bielefeld (ger) - Nummer Zu Platz
COLLECTION [3xCD|4xLP BOX|DIGITAL]
The first 4 Dictaphone releases now available as a very limited Boxset with a wonderful new timeless design, based on the photographs of Peter Doerell, Oliver Doerells father. The vinyl edition is also available as limited single LPs.
Already formed in the late nineties in Berlin, Dictaphone was born by Brussels-bred multi-instrumentalist Oliver Doerell. In 2000 Oliver Doerell found a partner in Berlin's Roger Döring, who shares Doerell's love for the Brussels-based music of the eighties. In the following years the duo and several guest musicians (e.g. Stephan Wöhrmann (SWOD) , Malka Spigel (Minimal Compact) & more) released the critically highly acclaimed "m.= addiction" (2002), the "Nacht" EP (2004) and "Vertigo II" (2006) via the City Centres Offices label of Thaddeus Herrmann and Shlom Sviri (Boomkat, Modern Love). In 2009 the violin player Alex Stolze joined the band. During their two decades of existence Dictaphone played shows in more than 20 countries with festival appearances at Mutek, Transmediale, Unsound, Benicassim & more. Their latest release "Poems from a rooftop" from 2012 came as a very limited edition through the Berlin-based boutique label Sonic Pieces. In 2017 the band released the long awaited third album "APR 70" on denovali. The label now also offers a reissue of the trio's past repertoire.
Dictaphone never make music for the sake of it, they always want to create something which was missing before. And they did.
Praise for Dictaphone:
"minimalistic and subliminal elegancy" (ARTE)
"timeless, unusual & beautiful" (Colin Newman)
"Dictaphones gives warmth to the concept, your thoughts a body and atmosphere to the music" (Spex)
"This is the music to fall in love with over many evenings, each subsequent rotation capturing another moment of time to be recalled in the future. Highly recommended" (Headphone Commute)
"When played from a rooftop, this music may be as quiet as a poem, but it carries the power of a manifesto." (A Closer Listen)