Doomed

by Alexander Hacke

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In the fall of 2009 Danielle de Picciotto curated
the exhibition “Feedback” for the gallery Neurotitan at
Haus Schwarzenberg in Berlin.

The conceptual idea was that 7 musicians provide
the soundtrack for 1 piece of 7 visual artists.

Alexander Hacke chose the picture “Too Late/zu spät” by the photographer Tina Winkhaus, which inspired him to a extensively dark, brutally heavy guitar-composition.

On the occasion of the opening a concert was played at the in-house nightclub “Eschschloraque” during which Hacke performed the piece with his friends FM Einheit and Algis Kizys from New York City, who where also part of the exhibition.

The title of the picture and the pursued musical direction invoked a legendary band and a classic song, that to this day remains a hymn of the genre: “Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus was exhumed and recorded in a acoustic version. The original composition “Deeper And Deeper” completes this nocturnal journey into the abyss of Rock.

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released September 20, 2009

ALEXANDER HACKE

Doomed

1. Ascension Doom (Hacke) 19:03
2. Born Too Late (Chandler, Reagers) 6:40
3. Deeper And Deeper (Hacke, Hacke) 3:30
4. A.D. (Live at Eschschloraque) 17:30

“Ascension Doom” was originally conceived to accompany the picture “Too Late/Zu Spät” by Tina Winkhaus for the exhibition “FEEDBACK” at Neurotitan, Berlin.

“Born Too Late” was first released by the legendary band Saint Vitus in 1987 and to this day it remains to be the undisputed hymn of Doom.

Algis Kizys played bass on 2. and 4.

FM Einheit played power-drill and metal spring on 2. and drums on 4.

Alexander Hacke sang and played everything else

Cover design by Danielle de Picciotto

Live sound and recording by Marco Paschke

Produced by Alexander Hacke at Panduro Berlin

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