Danielle de Picciotto (Crime & The City Solution) and Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) present : "PERSEVERANTIA"
Their work is unconventional and versatile. The German-American artist
couple Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke are internationally
known. She is the cofounder of the Love Parade, he a founding member of
the band Einstürzende Neubauten and both of them together members of
"Crime & The City Solution".
Since 2010 they have been leading a
nomadic life, touring the world with music and theater projects: "The
Ministry of Wolves" with Mick Harvey of “the Bad Seeds”, "The Glass House"
with Jim White (Dirty Three), and David Eugene Edwards (Wovenhand),
also doing readings of their respective memoirs, or workshops and
lectures on the cause of their restlessness: gentrification, the erasure
of the individual, the rising cost of living and the relentless
marketing and sellout of all values by the industry. "As an artist you
have to find new ways to work with integrity in art and music. The old
patterns no longer function. "
Noticing that their nomadic
travels quickly turned into an internal, intellectual and spiritual
query the artist couple realized that this could be the way to find
solutions. For the attentive listener "Perseverantia" reveals some of
The album is mainly instrumental with a few
spoken word lyrics by Danielle de Picciotto. Together with the throat
singing by Alexander Hacke, the purr and the squeak of the hurdy-gurdy
and autoharp, the melancholic melodies of the violin and hum of Hacke´s
bass and guitar, an acoustic world of mysteries floats out of the
loudspeakers comparable to a passing landscape or film guiding lost
souls through barren, desert riddled settings into beautifully lucious
valleys and snow capped mountain peaks.. In the title track
“Perseverantia" the couple sings of persevering as if reminding
themselves and everybody listeneing that this is one of the secrets. We
all walk on the razors edge and do not know where it will lead us. To
successfully achieve a beneficial goal, we need one thing above all:
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"Grace" from Danielle de Picciotto on Vimeo.