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On the occasion of the international financial crisis the two guys from Modeselektor, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, decided to found their own label, Monkeytown Records, to create a platform for befriended artists.
Quote: “Anything Pharell Williams does, we can do better.”
Modeselektor’s buddy Siriusmo personally invited himself to be the very first artist on Monkeytown Records and will be No. 001 of the still virginal label catalogue.
Primarily, Siriusmo aka Moritz Friedrich is a real survivalist, played in a band for many years and is a fan of old keyboards. As a professional artist (painting, illustration, graffiti) Siriusmo lives off temporary jobs and even does construction work now and then.
Just on extremely rare occastions can Moritz be seen on stage (children’s birthday parties or other family get-togethers) – and even then his mood is rather shitty due to his bad taking of criticism.
His self therapeutical way of life shows a new side with “the uninvited guest”. Sometimes bold, sometimes heartsick, melodies that creep under your skin, serious drama, touching melancholy that collapses into absurdism and which makes fun of itself. Technical devices and a lot of phantasy artistically cover up lacking musical abilities.
Moritz Friedrich already had quite a lot releases on respective labels. His one and only comment on those releases: ” On each record there is one song that I still like, the rest – unfortunately – is shit.”
Well, this is it for now. Or maybe there is still to mention that there will be two EPs by Siriusmo with a following (debut) album at the end of 2009, all on Monkeytown Records.
Okay then – have fun!
Bronnse and Perverseus
Comments of the artist himself about his tracks on “the uninvited guest”:
the door – here, i process me experiences with bouncers
the uninvited guest – i would like to be one
high together – a blured childhood memory
von kopf bis fuss – a hommage to head and feet
nights off – this is a song for the one and only love of your life
let me in – this just matched well with the rest of the track titles