t h e m a g i c i . d .
(formerly known as wolke is immer 5)
kai fagaschinski | clarinet
margareth kammerer | vocals & guitar
christof kurzmann | lloopp, devices & vocals
michael thieke | clarinet
first there was the clarinet duo of kai and michael
the international nothing.
for their debut-cd mainstream they recorded a song with margareth and asked christof
(who before already has worked with kai as kommando raumschiff zitrone and as producer for
margareth´s album to be an animal of real flesh) for a remix of another song.
these initial collaborations made them to go for more. so they started to work on a
program in quartet format, which includes as well duo and trio pieces.
kai and michael developed a unique duo style in which their clarinets merge into a warm and moving sound. margareth stands for minimalistic art songs. most of her recent work has been solo; simply voice and acoustic guitar. christof is not really to catch in the wide field between electronic music and pop song.
all of this comes together in their quartet. the challenge within the band is to find solutions with joint efforts and to compose the music collectively. everyone contributes his/her ideas and everyone sounds a bit different than usual in this project. the result is a charming mixture of strange songs and instrumentals that do not care about their categorization with terms like experimental, pop, abstract, melodic a.s.o..
in february 2008 erstwhile records released their debut lp/cd till my breath gives out. the album received rhapsodic feedback from the press and listeners.
the quartet presented its music in austria, belgium, france, germany, italy, the netherlands, and portugal, among others at music unlimited (wels 2006), jazz á mulhouse (mulhouse 2007), angelica festival (bologna 2008), teatro fondamenta nuove (venice 2008), vooruit (gent 2009), auditorium parco della musica (rome 2009), serralves (porto 2010), and echtzeitmusiktage (berlin 2010).
throughout 2009 the magic i.d. has been working busily on new songs. in autumn 2009 the band entered once again vienna's amann studio to record their 2nd album. i'm so awake / sleepless i feel will be released in may 2011 by staubgold (berlin).