Karachi Files in Karachi 2016

In 2013 we had the chance to visit Pakistan for the first time. We´ve been thrilled by a unique electronic scene there.
In May 2015 we managed to organize the Soundcamp Karachi together with the Goethe Institut and the Forever South label that brought musicians from Pakistan & Germany together.
The birth of the „Karachi Files“ and the birth of NOLAND.
Back then two horrible attacks left us shocked and made the planed concerts at The Second Floor (T2F) and the Aga Khan University impossible. The terror interuppted not only the cultural life, but also took the life of activist and T2F founder Sabeen Mahmud and left 46 people of the Ismaeli community dead.
We are very happy that finally the Karachi Files could come back to Karachi last week to play at Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi and T2F.
We´d like to thank the involved people and artists that made the concerts possible.

Andi & Hannes Teichmann

NO2 -KALAB – ANK is out now!

You can listen to the complete album on Bandcamp:

Watch the video to Kalabs „4“ by Mexican visual artist Eric Erre

Jaipur based musician Kalab creates a polyrythmical futuristic & ancient universe. Ank‘ means numbers in Hindi. It follows a coneptual way of different timings, inspired by indian musical structures, as well as by contemporary electronic avantgarde and sound design.
KAL-AB literally means The Future/Past is Now.

No 01 – Karachi Files

Noland 01 is ready to hit planet Earth.
Please join our final listening session during Soundcamp Karachi and get a first impression of the forthcoming Album: Karachi Files.

Alien Panda Jury, Karachi
Arttu (AKA Lump), Berlin
Dynoman, Karachi
Gebrüder Teichmann, Berlin
Menimal, Maldives
Natasha Humera Ejaz, Karachi
Ramsha Shakeel, Toronto / Karachi
Rudoh, Karachi
rRoxymore, Montpellier / Berlin
Taprikk Sweezee, Hamburg
Tollcrane, Karachi

Title: Karachi Files
Artist: Karachi Files
Label: Noland
CAT No.: NO1
Release Date: 27 May 2016
Format: 2 x 12”, CD & Digital

In May 2015, an assortment of electronic musicians from Pakistan, the Maldives and Germany followed the footsteps of brothers Hannes and Andi Teichmann, otherwise known as Gebrüder Teichmann, the Forever South crew and the Goethe-Institut to meet in Karachi; Pakistan’s industrial capital, harbored on the Arabian Sea.
A house was remolded into a temporary recording studio. It would become a place to meet, inspire and be inspired, record, play, eat and sometimes sleep. Musicians, together with a photographer convened, and the outcome of two weeks would transpire into the Karachi Files.
Karachi Files, a textural collection of electronic fused works is a mélange of different cultural, immersed in a fixed space, of which predestined inspiration was taken from its surroundings. The corpulent body of work harmonizes a balance in the elements, delivering a variety of tracks, from electronic club music to electro acoustic experiments, particularly textured including a few more slowmo and raw.
Following the African European Ten Cities project and it´s album release on Soundway in 2014, Karachi Files will be the first release on the Teichmann brother’s new label Noland.

On the 14 of May 2016 the Karachi Files will perform live at Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, as part of the „From Inside To Way Out“ Festival, which is showing different perspectives from the contempary Pakistan:

All music was recorded during Soundcamp Karachi in May 2015, a project hosted by Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Adaptr.org. Curated and directed by Andi & Hannes Teichmann, Haamid Rahim and Bilal Khan.
NOLAND 2016, marketed by Random Noize Musick GmBH. All photography by Pablo Lauf, cover design by Brenda Alamilla.
Cover-Photo: Mohamed Sadek, Security Guard from Soundcamp Karachi by Pablo Lauf