Instrumental versions from the album "Myra Davies: Sirens"
BEATE BARTEL and GUDRUN GUT do share history.
They were both part of MANIA D. - John Peel's „Queens of Noises“. 1981 Beate continued with LIAISONS DANGEREUSES and Gudrun with MALARIA! - Then experimented in sound and visual arts and released three albums with MATADOR along with Manon P. Duursma.
Now the mature ladies got together again - kind of. Both did 5 tracks for Myra Davies spoken word album „Sirens“ (moabit21)- independently as solo artists and producers.
For us at Moabit Musik this is worth a very special vinyl release: the Instrumentals for Sirens.
They both did new extended mixed which differ from the original recordings.
Beate and Gudrun have gone in different musical ways for 25 years but on this album this does not count. It seems time does not matter. Both sides stand on their own right but also belong together somehow.

BEATE BARTEL was a part of the experimental impulse that made its way into today’s art world and museums. Growing up in West- Berlin, Beate Bartel’s interest in sounds and noise made her a sound engineer and she became a founding member of bands like MANIA D., EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN, LIAISONS DANGEREUSES and MATADOR with Gut & Duursma.

GUDRUN GUT a seminal figure in the Berlin music scene since the 80s (MALARIA! MATADOR and other early projects) has a strong contemporary profile based on successful solo releases and recent recording collaborations with AGF (GREIE GUT FRAKTION) and Hans Joachim Irmler (GUT UND IRMLER). Her latest release: „Gudrun Gut: Vogelmixe - Heimatlieder aus Deutschland remixed“ 2016.

“Mischung”, the German version of the visual art term “Mashup”, describes this dynamic album of Word and Electronica. Myra Davies lyrics lean towards european culture through a lens of feminist authorship. But far from being an academic exercise, this is a Pandoras Box of biting Zeitgeist, past, present and future - propelled by beats, contrapuntal dynamics, broken rhymes, scraps from here and there, and fragments of great white deadmen. It is an acknowlegement, a connection and an affirmation of liberty to cut up any sacred cow. For Davies, clearly the personal is political and Art is even more so.

Davies & Gut have worked together since 1991 on several releases (DAVIES & GUT: MIASMA 1-3) and multi media performances. The last CD release was Myra Davies’ CITIES & GIRLS, where BEATE BARTEL composed HANOI and was in parts performed together as part of „Paradiesisches Tor“ at the Kulturbrauerei Berlin in 2011.

On SIRENS, Bartel and Gut have each contributed music for five tracks.

groove: zeitgeschichten_Gut/Bartel

electronic beats: Gut/Bartel on Mania D. by Defcon
Label: Moabit Musik LC 06395 
Release Date: 27. January 2017 TBC 
Barcode: 880918225470 
Cat.No.: moabit20 
Distr.: Morrmusic/ Indigo / US: Forced Exposue

TRACKLIST: BB: 01. Mobilus (Mobilis in Mobili) 02. Montreal Disco (Armand Monroe) 03. Shells & Bells (Noutiné) 04. Avant-Garde (Everywhere Cage) 05. Valhalla (Up Girl Angry) GG: 01. Do U Do (Do Ya) 02. S-Bahn Schöneberg (Golddress) 03. Tegel (Inshallah) 04. Get Down (Get Down Boy) 05. Sailor Moon (Sirens Call) 
CREDITS: Side BB written, produced and mixed by Beate Bartel at Cosmic Garbage Studio Berlin, GEMA Side GG written, produced and mixed by Gudrun Gut at Stern Studio UM, publ. by Golden Good/Budde 
Mastered by Stefan Betke @ scapemastering Berlin Artwork by Ian Anderson @ Designers Republic 
Instrumental versions from the album "Myra Davies: Sirens" moabit21