In case you’re wondering: it’s pronounced Pudel as in Poodle. Hamburg’s most notorious nightclub aka bar aka cabaret is a modern myth itself, but when it comes to the music associated to the Golden Pudel, no other club on the planet can reach it the water. Their compilation line Pudel Produkte is probably the best yet silliest series around, ranging from straight & dark techno to stark raving bonkers Hanseatic sea shantys.
Following up on last year’s anniversary retrospective Operation Pudel 2010, Pudel is now back with a megalomaniac release schedule and three (!) new records on CD, 7″ and 12″ vinyl. All due for release on November 11th via Berlin based record label Staatsakt, Pudel Produkte 13 to 15 have something for every taste: There’s the Tom-Waits-alike downtempo hymn ‘Check the Horse’ by Viktor Marek and Booty Carrell (stream below), a bunch of new remixes by DJ Koze, Robag Wruhme, Daedelus, and Atom Heart and a 59 minute live recording of Demdike Stare, who you might wanna watch play live at Berlin’s Berghain this friday.
Last but not least, let’s talk artwork: while Marek’s and Carrell’s record sleeve was designed by French artiste Sylvie Astié (Dokidoki) using a drawing by Japanese comic artist Mimiyo Tomozawa (who you might recall from Jim O’Rourke‘s albums), the artwork for Demdike Stare’s Pudel Produkte 14 comes from C.I.A.Lex Solman, whose works you should definetly have a close look at since they’re simply KILLA!
You can preorder all three records at Hamburg’s Hanseplatte or get them directly at Pudel, maybe even a night earlier than they’re stocked – since Pudel will be throwing a record release party tomorrow (November 10th).
EDITOR’S NOTE, November 13th: A previous version of this article stated that the artwork for the Demdike Stare record was created by Steffen Konzack. this is not correct. The artwork (just as the rest of the MFOC poster designs) comes from C.I.A.Lex Solman. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.