FM022: Kick Me!

by Claudius Loik

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Black C-60-tape, copied by the artist himself at home with his Denon DRW-850-Tapedeck. Comes in transparent trays with foldout-inlay, high qualitiy solid glossy paper, printed on both sides. Only 15 copies available!

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    Limited to 15 copies. Contains the original album CDr and a Bonus Disc (each in vinyl look!) with 10 exclusive bonus tracks. Handcrafted sleeve with two inner sleeves for each CDr. Designed by CLAUDIUS LOIK. Each version contains a high glossy photo card with one of ten motives.

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    Handcrafted sleeve. CDr with vinyl look. Each copy contains a different glossy inlay card. Artwork by C. Loik.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Contains the cassette tape and the Deluxe Double CDr.

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    Contains the cassette tape and the regular CDr.

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credits

released November 9, 2015

all tracks written, performed, recorded & produced by Claudius Loik @ home studio, Berlin-Kreuzberg & garden studio, Berlin-Köpenick 2014-15
all instruments, vocals, sampling, sequencing...: Claudius Loik
mastering by Claudius Loik @home studio; Berlin-Kreuzberg
concept & art direction: Claudius Loik

DU SCHAFFST ES NICHT video: youtu.be/2BFFcqoaYX8

WAHNSINN video: youtu.be/U5UXyRSvUok

REVIEW from RAISED BY GYPSIES:
"[...] This cassette by Claudius Loik begins with electronics and drum machines which somehow make me think of a chopped up version of New Edition. Then it begins to take a turn into a song with vocals and synth steps. I can consider it synthwave on some levels because there is synth and it feels like something out of the 1980's or early 1990's. There is also that NKOTB feel musically, which I never have a problem with but always kind of relate to in the percussion simply because I heard NKOTB for the first time on cassette as a kid and still have their cassettes, which are still pretty badass to me. Through some more melodies I begin to hear a song such as Duran Duran's "Hungry Like The Wolf" and this then comes with a little bit of disco rock too, the type of sound my parents might have heard while rollerskating in the 1980's before I was old enough to do so myself.

Other influences which come out on "Kick Me!" include some mashed up talking and music, Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" when it slows down some, lasers, a Breakfast Club feel but you can dance to it and even a little bit of Radiohead meets pianos. You know, as a kid growing up and listening to cassettes I find it hard to imagine a style of music which doesn't belong on cassette (because it's just how I feel I should listen to everything), but the music of Claudius Loik is true to the form of cassette. I would put him somewhere between Talking Heads and Simple Minds in my cassette collection simply because he feels more like he is from that time then from this modern era of music. And that really is fine by me because when you think of music which sounds as if it should be experienced on cassette, well, that is among some of the best in my book."

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Froh & Munter Records Berlin, Germany

Berlin-based DIY-micro-label
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