“A work illustrating photographs of newspapers and which reminds the viewer that the flow of information in everyday life promotes an extremely standardized vision of ourselves.”
“Every track on West Berlin is more enjoyable than anything in the current UK Top 50 (except maybe Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” and that Stormzy one).”
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“Melodic, endlessly inventive techno, NHOAH leaves plenty of space in his work, space that other producers use to find their own identity.”
“[NHOAH’s] ‘Abstellgleis’ works primarily with circular patterns that establish a trancey mood and gently grow and expand as the piece proceeds. It creates a great deal of movement and energy.”
Following the release of highly anticipated LP, “West-Berlin”, Berlin’s techno-wizard NHOAH has shared an enticing official music video for his track “Lichter”, the music video was directed by Anne Metzen of Standard Euro, with visuals provided by Hajo Rehm who has held fashion shows for NIKE, won awards such as Olympia Peking 2008 Art Show Murmuration, Bergen / Norwegen 2012 & Shanghai 2015 (phase7), and has performed or worked with Live VJ Nature One, Love-Parade, Time Warp and Gründer VJ-Label “LICHTFRONT” to name a few. The music video revolves around a life-in-photographs setting, where over 5000 images were used to create these captivating manipulation sequences.
This also follows recent EP victories, Abstellgleis zu Remixen and 120 Red Skies zu Remixen, both featuring outstanding remixes from the likes of 808 State, µ-Ziq, Pixelord, Peter Zirbs and Mieko Suzuki, skilled electronic producer NHOAH has delivered an already stable flow of singles and remixes capturing the hearts of many. Reputable publications such as Resident Advisor, PopMatters, Clash Mag, Data Transmission, Electronic Groove and Radio 6 Music’s Nemone have also taken note, earning NHOAH the impressive reputation he has today. Acid-house pioneers 808 State also gained NHOAH’s previous remix EP a spot on The Quietus’ Albums Of The Month column. With a majestic back catalogue behind him, NHOAH holds credit next to some of the planet’s most legendary and respectable artists such as Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Bronski Beat, Jayne County and Romy Haag, to name just a few.
Best comparable to similarly like-minded artists such as Dominik Eulberg, Rone or Stephan Bodzin, NHOAH’s signature style exceeds any expectation beyond belief. Influenced by an array of talented and prolific producers such as Conny Plank (Krafwerk, NEU!, Ultravox) Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius, NHOAH manifests these into a modern, albeit familiar style, shaping brooding techno sections into explorative journeys.
The official music video for “Lichter” by NHOAH is a historical collage of this unforgiving world’s past, present and future; this encapsulating body of work created by Mertzen – a continuously growing body of work, namely a self-reflecting reality capture, research and archiving system that produces content according to its inherent rules. Standard Euro has before cooperated with Hajo Rehm, a Berlin-based visual artist and designer. A permanent member of NHOAH’s musical voyage, Rehm been enlisted to handle all live-visuals, videos and graphic designs for all of NHOAH’s projects for the past few years. Slowly at times and quickly at others, the images flip through index cards depicting newspaper photographs that present the media’s view on the past 20 years in world history. The collage of images flashed throughout the video were sorted by motive and filed in numerous registers. The selection, details and arrangements of the image sequences remind the viewer that the flood of information and data manipulation in everyday life promotes an extremely standardized view of ourselves.
Available both digitally and in colored double-vinyl, NHOAH’s long-awaited full-length album ‘West Berlin’ is a spellbinding voyage into the past, present and future; the embodiment of Berlin’s rich, echoic antiquity over the course of ten enchanting movements.
Commenting on the video, NHOAH adds: “I was always a very committed person. In these times of daily abuse and power, data misuse, and the turbulent state of the world – I was very excited about the video-makers idea “to bring things to light”, visualizing my Techno track “Lichter Remix“.