Music by Popnoname
Jens-Uwe Beyer lives in Cologne, he founded the band ‘Cologne Tape’ the label ‘Magazine’ and you know him under his moniker ‘Popnoname’. Most recently he remixed the Eurythmics and Brian Eno & Cluster for the Conny Plank Tribute Compilation on Grönland. He is a frequent guest of Kompakt’s Pop Ambient series and just released probably the longest maxi in the world – the almost eighty minute (!) ambient piece “Red Book” on Magazine.
His third album 50° is an elegant, accommodating, direct hi-fi pop album which fears neither death nor pathos. It was produced in the ‘oneartist’ studio together with Bertil Mark. The journey takes us from Pop (Happens at Night and the first single Change) through ambient soundscapes (Timenation), to early 90s shoegaze moments (Meteor and Passing by) but at its core always remains the techno ideal, without promising club functionality.
For the release of 50° Beyer specially founded the new label PNN with Kompakt’s Gesine Schönrock. Accompanying the album, PNN publishes 4 music videos – an app for the i-pad and the fashion piece “Popnoshirt” you can find them at Popnoshop.com or Kompakt.fm. Bodo, who features on the cover of the album, used to live from the bottle recycling system in Germany but is now running a trust based shop near the PNN offices.
Jens-Uwe Beyer performs as both a solo act and setting permitted, with Beritl Mark on drums and the enigmatic Isis Lace on vocals.
Video by Uldus
Directed by Uldus Bakhtiozina