Interview with

Kreidler / Andreas Reihse

Andreas Reihse originally comes from Düsseldorf but has made a name for himself in Berlin and the world. For over 20 years now, his band Kreidler have become an institution for electronic music and still brings the crowds to watch the masters at work. Their music has transcended a number of genres from spoken word poetry to dub/electronic and can also be heard on soundtracks as well as notably well produced music videos.
For the future, Kreidler continues to produce and perform their music often and in 2014 release “ABC” celebrating their whopping 20 years together. We are fortunate enough to get Andreas to answer our 11plus3 questions.

Facts

20 years of KREIDLER!
Heinz Emigholz accompanied our album DEN with acclaimed films and videos, three became trailers for THE AIRSTRIP. Right now he is in the post-production of 2+2=22 [THE ALPHABET] a movie that centers around KREIDLER’s latest recording session in Tbilisi, the architecture and the city, and his sketch-books.
All the evil in the world = church and stock-market

Questions

What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Music maybe is the smallest part :)

How and when did you get into making music?
From lil’ childhood on. Then, about in the age of 12/13 started with a friend MUTUAL, dilettant pop noise – fed on post-punk, and then it kept on rolling.

What are your 5 favourite albums of all time?
DAVID BOWIE / D†SSELDORF = KRAFTWERK NEU! DER PLAN / KREIDLER & solos / THOMAS BRINKMANN / ROLLING STONES & JSB and about 300 more.

What do you associate with Berlin?
Home and Friends and Work.

What’s your favourite place in your town?
Home and Friends and Work.

If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Inventing music.

What was the last record you bought?
A threesome: Holly Herndon – Body Sound 10″/ Tazartes – Hysterie off Music LP/ Viola Klein – Appreciation of 12″

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
So far collaborated with everyone I liked to :) and hope to continue

What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Too many to name one…

How important is technology to your creative process?
It’s a tool, often useful, sometimes a waste

Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
My brother is constantly shocked how poor music pays (in Û) and kind of jealous how much it satisfies emotionally

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