NOLAND is a label / platform run by the Berlin electronic artists Andi and Hannes Teichmann, also known as Gebrüder Teichmann. It grows from their deep roots in the underground and DIY-culture of the 90s and has been nurtured by recent fertile intercultural projects and collaborations such as BLNRB, Ten Cities and Karachi Files, giving the transcultural undergound a better visibility and features artists from outside the western geographic spectrum.
Sam Hopkins (Global Thinker / Nairobi, Kenia):
NOLAND is searching for new musical languages for the 21th century: the „Interground“.
The Interground includes fragments of traditional and contemporary as well as club and experimental electronic music.
NOLAND understands clubculture as an artistic and social movement and as a room for experiments with the aim to push borders.
NOLAND is a space of utopic intentions, based on a shared love of music, founded on a belief that working together is a fundamental process and rooted in the trust that collaboration and friendship create own spaces of existence and being.
NOLAND believes in the power of collaboration and exchange on a face to face level, beyond an ego driven artistic expression.
NOLAND builds temporary, interstitial spaces of independence, in a world which is increasingly under permanent, commercial surveillance
Alec Empire (Atari Teenage Riot):
„Electronic musicians are citizens of the world, they don’t hide behind national identities, they are constantly moving, traveling, they absorb details about cultures that most people miss. All this is reflected in the music they produce.
The real value of the modern electronic artist lies in his/her experience in the non-virtual world and not in social media stats, Spotify plays or Youtube views. This data has proven to be empty and useless and rarely reflects musical quality. We might look back to this development over the last years in the near future and we will understand that the so often praised technology was perhaps more a confused misstep by tech giants.
That’s another topic but while many musicians find themselves stuck somewhere in between the old structure and the ’new‘, feeling that it’s pointless to produce for it, Gebrüder Teichmann understood this early and started going into new terrains, went to places in the world most music fans were not even aware of. They lived this since years now.
It’s not about a traditional release of an album or a single anymore, it’s about constantly creating, translating what they experience in all those places into music. More and more people are waking up to this new way of experiencing music.
It happens outside of the traditional music industry structure. My advice: Watch what these guys are onto. Support those who explore and not those who stagnate. You will be rewarded in the end. Join them on their journey.“