Mediengruppe Telekommander (Midi 2008)

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Mediengruppe Telekommander (Midi 2008), Electro / Punk / Other from Berlin (Germany)



Florian Zwietnig

Gerald Mandl


Mediengruppe Telekommander started in early 2001. The members met in 1998 on their way to Berlin and soon discovered their similar taste in music. Soon after, they began programming electronic music together.

In the winter of 2001 the band found themselves in an apartment in Vienna recording what would become the first MTK-song ever: Was ganz Feines. Within the next few months the band finished a couple of more songs and developed their unique melange of electronics, fast bass runs, weird guitars and sprechgesang.

Hamburgs indie label Enduro soon pricked up their ears, releasing their debut EP in 2002. Things began to happen fast and furiously: intense touring, initial press reactions, and a follow-up EP in 2003.

In 2004 the band moved on and signed a contract with Mute Records for the release of their first album DIE GANZE KRAFT EINER KULTUR. After some intense touring over the following month the band began recording their second and more old school influenced album NAEHER AM MENSCHEN in 2006. Working with Berlin-based producers Moses Schneider, Ben Lauber (Transporterraum) and Viennese electronic artist/producer Gerhard Potuznik as well as Andreas "Boogieman" Herbig.

Mediengruppe Telekommander’s touring will be continued this spring.

A new album will be released in the near future.


Mediengruppe Telekommander (s/t) 12" ep01, Enduro 2002

Mediengruppe Telekommander (s/t) 12" ep01, Enduro 2003

Kommanda (limited promo cd), Mute 2004

Die ganze Kraft einer Kultur (cd/vinyl), Mute/Enduro 2004

Trend (cd/12"), Mute 2004

Bis zum erbrechen schreien (cd/12"), Mute/Enduro 2004

Kommanda Gebrüder Teichmann Remix (12"), Festplatten 2005

Sprengkörper (12"), Mute 2006

Näher am Menschen (cd/vinyl), Mute 2006

Gekleckert/Loft oder Liebe (limited promo cd), Mute 2006

Further information

Participant on the Midi Music Festival 2008.