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Italic FM is a curated genre-bending mixtape of electronic and non-electronic music.
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ISABELLA - BUBBLEGUM

ISABELLA

BUBBLEGUM

Regular price $2.00
Format

Isabella from Rimini.

Artist: ISABELLA
Title: BUBBLEGUM
Format: DS
Label: ITALIC
Cat. No.: ITA130
Release date: 1 September 2023

1. BUBBLEGUM (4:21)

Music & Lyrics: Lothar Hempel
Vocals: Isabella
Mastering: Jörg Burger

℗ 2023 Italic Recordings © 2023 Italic Songs

Berlin Strings

On A Dark Night

Regular price $36.00
Format

BERLIN STRINGS is a classically trained chamber ensemble specializing in collaborations with pop and indie musicians, as well as cinematic compositions. The quartet consists of Lisa Marie Vogel (violin), Johanna Wundling (violin), Tabea Haarmann-Thiemann (viola) and Luisa Babarro Fernández (cello).

01. About Glow And Soaring (w/ Ralph Heidel) 5:00
02. Aur_Ora (w/ Therese Strasser) 4:56
03. What Brings You Down (feat. Ella Zwietnig) 3:23
04. Night Ride Under Ground (w/ Gunter Papperitz) 4:24
05. Dear Father (Drumless) feat. Philipp Johann Thimm 3:16
06. Phases (w/ Konstantin Gropper) 8:38 *Digital bonus track
07. Somnium (w/ Tabea Haarmann-Thiemann) 4:23
08. Signals (w/ Conrad Oleak) 4:18
09. Moonoom (w/ Anneli Bentler) 3:46
10. The Walk (w/ Shannon Sea) 2:37
11. Play It On A Dark Night (w/ Dascha Dauenhauer) 3:34

Artist: Berlin Strings
Title: On A Dark Night
Format: LP / Digital (Limited vinyl via Edition Dur)
Label: ITALIC
Cat. No.: ITA128
Release date: 14 July 2022

℗ 2023 Italic Recordings

Philipp Johann Thimm

Birds Singing Till The World Ends

Regular price $27.00
Format

A1. Dear Father (feat. Berlin Strings) 3:10
A2. Tripping Over Guns At Sunset (feat. Fil Bo Riva) 5:26
A3. Land Of Plenty (feat. Apparat) 4:17
A4. Last Drops (3:12)
A5. Unland (7:39)
B6. Birds Singing Till The World Ends (1:37)
B7. Spring Palmz (feat. Gheist) 4:44
B8. Meine Muse (Rework for The Düsseldorf Düsterboys) 8:33
B9. Goodbye To The Jungle (3:18)
B10. Nawan (1:56)
B11. Fuck War (4:55)
12. Apallo Orala (5:55) *Digital Bonus

Artist: Philipp Johann Thimm
Title: Birds Singing Till The World Ends
Format: LP / DA
Label: ITALIC
Cat. No.: ITA126
Release date: 8 September 2023

All tracks written & produced by Philipp Johann Thimm. All lyrics written by David Roeder except Last Drops lyrics written by Anna Auersperg, Land Of Plenty lyrics written by Sascha Ring & Elisa Mishto.

Recorded at AP4, Panorama, Vox–Ton & Hansa Studios, Berlin & many trains, planes, homes & forests. Additional engineering by Alex Sprave. Viola: Tabea Haarmann-Thiemann, Organ: Fabian Neubauer.

Mixed by Jan Siebert & Henne Müller, except tracks 3 & 7 mixed by Pablo Mateo and track 11 mixed by Henne Müller. Mastered by Jan Siebert.

Artwork & design by YAWN, Annika Janssen & Sandra Greiling. Photo front Pavlo Volkov & Aaron Broß by Andres Hidalgo. Photo back by Marcus Lieder.

℗ 2023 Italic Recordings © 2023 Random Noize Musick

Poster

Nessuno

Wie man überlebt wenn die Welt die man liebt sich nicht mehr dreht

Regular price $20.00
Poster

Poster design by Lothar Hempel. Published on the occasion of the release "Wie man überlebt" by Nessuno.

Digital print on 135 g/m² glossy art paper. Din A0 (84,1 x 118,9 cm).

Nessuno - Eiskalte Engel

Nessuno - Angel Face

Nessuno

Wie man überlebt

Regular price $5.00
Format

Artist: Nessuno
Title: Balthazar in der Wüste
Format: EP
Label: ITALIC
Cat. No.: ITA127
Release date: 23 June 2023

℗ 2023 Italic Recordings © 2023 Italic Songs

A Rocket in Dub

Rocket No. 3 (feat. Jan Delay)

Regular price $14.00
Format

Limited edition vinyl 7" with artwork by Hendrik Krawen.

Artist: A Rocket in Dub
Title: Rocket No. 3 (feat. Jan Delay)
Format: 7" Single
Release date: 2 December 2022
Label: ITALIC
Cat. No: ITA123
Distribution: Rough Trade

Stefan Schwander aka A Rocket in Dub has been producing electronic music in Düsseldorf since the mid-1990s. He releases under a variety of pseudonyms such as Antonelli, Repeat Orchestra, Rhythm Maker, Harmonious Thelonious and While My Sequencer Gently Weeps. His music draws influences from techno, disco music (especially Giorgio Moroder), new wave, dub, abstract electronica and African music.

Dumbo Tracks

S/T

Regular price $30.00
Format

DUMBO TRACKS is the project of Cologne-based producer Jan Philipp Janzen (Von Spar, Die Sterne). His self-titled debut album features contributions from Markus Acher (The Notwist), Portable, Roosevelt, Marker Starling, Julian Knoth (Die Nerven), Indra Dunis (Peaking Lights), Eiko Ishibashi, Julene and DJ Koze.

A1. Everybody Knows (w/ Markus Acher) 4:35
A2. Compliance (w/ Portable) 3:07
A3. Letter From An Unknown Woman (w/ Marker Starling, Roosevelt) 6:16
A4. Total Eclipse Of My Brain (w/ Wir sind die Sonne) 3:35
A5. Information Overload (w/ Julene) 3:33
B6. The Corpse Of A Frozen Flower (w/ Eiko Ishibashi) 4:48
B7. Face Cleanser 3:29
B8. Bordstein in der Nacht (w/ Julian Knoth) 4:01
B9. Always Something (w/ Indra Dunis) 4:25
B10. Everybody Knows (DJ Koze Remix) 4:18

Artist: Dumbo Tracks
Title: S/T
Format: LP / Digital
Label: ITALIC
Cat. No.: ITA119
Release date: 28 October 2022

℗ 2023 Italic Recordings

Merchandise

THE ITALIC SHIRT

Regular price $72.00
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Color
From sub-culture to modern streetwear. Classic unisex crewneck T-Shirt in white fine jersey with the iconic "electronic" label print. 100% cotton. Edition of 50. ITA125. Made in Los Angeles, California.

THE ITALIC CHAIR

Regular price $575.00
ITA101. Furniture, Finland birch plywood, Dark walnut oil on surface, 4.34 kg, 85,5 × 48,0 × 36,0 cm (Sitting height: 45 cm), Manufactured by Möbelatelier...

ITA101. Furniture, Finland birch plywood, Dark walnut oil on surface, 4.34 kg, 85,5 × 48,0 × 36,0 cm (Sitting height: 45 cm), Manufactured by Möbelatelier Stefan Schwander, Düsseldorf.

A chair is a chair - is not a chair. Or at least not only. Some things in our environment are currently experiencing a transformation: from mere commodities to artifacts of biographical relevance. Take for example that old armchair, which once stood bleakly next to the trash. Or that shelf, screwed to completion in a seemingly endless procedure. This may sometimes seem kitschy or nice, but above all, it is normal. These are stories that wrap around metal, wood or plastic and offer meaning.

But the story often begins much earlier. Most inventory has its very own past life. It usually starts with people we do not know. Such constructions emerge in their minds, are gradually developed and, if craftsmanship is available, they can even find a physical form. And one of these stories starts with Stefan Schwander, already familiar through his musical output as Antonelli or Harmonious Thelonious. We have him to thank not only for countless pristine tracks, but also for the chair we are referring to here. It's name: THE ITALIC CHAIR. Therefore, this message is one of celebratory enthusiasm - with excellent results and providing an example that unusual combinations are more than just possible. Because THE ITALIC CHAIR not only serves without any problem as an aesthetic-haptic bridge between a record label, artistry and furniture - it wishes to be is understood as such.

That of course is no coincidence. Stefan Schwander pursues an artistic practice that brings tears of joy to the eyes of many a creative coach: he simultaneously maintains different interests and abilities – a music studio on one side, a furniture workshop on the other. Thus THE ITALIC CHAIR originated in Düsseldorf, and after nearly three years of conceptual work it left the nursery between sawdust, glue and oil to begin its service as tasteful seating object and bear the title "the only label chair, far and wide". And despite its remarkable singularity, THE ITALIC CHAIR represents the label perfectly - classic and futuristic, simple and extravagant, avant-garde and minimalist, and of course, also functional. It is a successful synthesis in Finnish birch.

Real hand-craftsmanship, with a seemingly freely-hovering plateau, impetuous shape and dark colour speak a powerful but discreet language. THE ITALIC CHAIR is Stefan Schwander, it is ITALIC and it is also a story that requires updating – at home, in the office, in the studio, in the gallery, the restaurant or any other premises that one appreciates and loves. A bit more of Stefan Schwander's inherent narrative is a highly enjoyable footnote beneath the seat... and it has to do with music.

Text: Carolin Weidner

Editions

Kira Bunse

Untitled (Mudgirls)

Regular price $708.00

2 x analog C-print,
40 x 30 cm each,
signed, numbered,
2013/2017,
Edition 10+1 AP

Kira Bunse (b. 1979, Braunschweig) is an artist living in Paris. Fashion photography is at the heart of her work, so she works for various labels, but also publishes editorials for international publications, from underground to glossy, from Purple to Vanity Fair. Kira Bunse's subjects are glam, pop culture, the joys of youth, sexualities, beauty of the body. This sets in motion an arousal of mutual condition, of curiosity and desire. 

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Kira Bunse - Przystanek Woodstock.