klangstabil. shadowboy

about the origins
cd & digital album
book & cd boxset
single & video
merchandise
free wallpapers
links & credits

 

about the origins

the production of klangstabil's current release took 4 years to realize, and like its predecessors 'shadowboy' constitutes an intimate personal statement. the artificial character 'shadowboy' was conceived by boris may as a result of hyper-sensitive environmental stress which he could only find ease from in a deserted forestal ambiance. shadowboys are beings who often stand alone with their thoughts and emotions. although they have some social intelligence, it is difficult for them to get on with an environment which irritates them, like a city. if the environment does not agree with their well-being, their reaction is over-sensitive. hardly ever perceived by other people, they move along social borders or avoid the public in general. they cannot adjust to rules and laws which make no sense for them. actually, everybody could be a shadowboy. or a shadowboy could be hidden in everybody. a kind of backup, a being in the person, a figure that reminds, alarms, awakes and causes double-vision thinking. the boy in oneself.

to assimilate his impressions boris drafted a story which finally became the 'shadowboy' book written by german author christian von aster. because of an accident, a 9 year-old boy lives for two years in the woods without parents and any contact with humans, until a group of children from the neighbouring town finds him. the story shows how children manage to come together independently, overcome fear and prejudice, build up trust and become friends. the boy learns again how to speak from the children and they learn everything about life in the woods from him. they all realize that they need each other and that the secret of the boy in the woods has to be protected, because the boy belongs there. the book was intended to be written for children from 9 to 12, but also comfortable to be read on an adult level - an allegory about life and death, growing-up, liberty, and the value of true friendship.

the thematic construction of 'shadowboy' opened a wide range of creative possibilities for klangstabil to make their very own musical interpretation of the topic. As the first part of the concept a music video was developed where 200 people would give shadowboy a face. the filming took place at maschinenfest 2010 and at this time none of these people knew what to expect or how the film footage would be used. the video was first screened 2011 live at planet myer day festival together with a first musical concept of the track 'shadowboy - the awakening', released as a free digital single in september 2013.

the 'shadowboy' album was put into effect after the closure of the book and video concept and can be seen independently from the story, describing the thoughts and emotions of a shadowboy, and how to survive being one. the album's main topic was an initial starting point for klangstabil to explore a multitude of related inspirations and thoughts concerning their lyrics which are expressed in the cd booklet at full length. friendship and social cohesion, the loss of one's individual personality on the internet, a longing for entity within a relationship, and a shadowboy's state are just a few facets of this spell binding conceptual work. forging these lyrics into sound and supported by ben lukas boysen (hecq), daniel myer (architect), manuel g. richter (xabec), storm, and fage, boris and maurizio fuse a distinctive aural spectrum of music styles including electro, freestyle, and technoid electronica to a meaningful whole. a captivating song cycle from the distorted, unsettling opener 'shadowboy - the awakening', the hip-hop based 'pay with friendship' and 'arbeitstitel', and the epic techno track 'schattentanz' to the puissant conclusion 'end of us'.

'shadowboy has changed maurizio and me, made us think anew about our lives and formed us into what is called on for our present existence. because of him, we know now more about ourselves and how to understand the world around us. we are happy to have found him. he is our friend.' (boris may)


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cd & digital album


klangstabil. shadowboy. cd
deluxe digipack with glossy embossed print
reprint september 2014: jewel case edition
ant-zen act286 / mhz-cd09


tracklist

01 shadowboy - the awakening
02 pay with friendship
03 cinecittà
04 1 of 100
05 schattentanz
06 arbeitstitel
07 the bottom of your list
08 end of us

ean 4013438098477
official releasedate 30.10.2013
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book & cd boxset

klangstabil. shadowboy. book & cd boxset
boxset incl. shadowboy book (148 pages, german, 1st edition, hardcover),
shadowboy cd (deluxe digipak with glossy embossed print),
signed 'pay with friendship' credit card, metal pin, postcard and stickers
ant-zen act286.2 / mhz-cd10

isbn ean 978-3-933955-15-7
official releasedate 30.10.2013

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single & video

klangstabil. shadowboy - the awakening (single release)
digital single. ant-zen dig023 / mhz-dig012

official releasedate 25.09.2013

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www.ant-zen.bandcamp.com/album/shadowboy-the-awakening

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digital booklet


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klangstabil. shadowboy - the awakening (official video)

watch video on youtube
(full hd available)

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merchandise

klangstabil. logo. patch
black iron-on patch w/ grey & white embroidery
ant-zen ikon130

official releasedate 30.10.2013
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klangstabil. faust logo. metal pin
solid silver metal pin w/ black enamel
ant-zen ikon131

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klangstabil. black moon. t-shirt
black t-shirt w/ frontprint in silver & charcoal metallic
ant-zen ikon132 / mhz-st12

available sizes
S, M, L, XL, girlie S, girlie M

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klangstabil. herzbaum. t-shirt
black t-shirt w/ frontprint in charcoal metallic & white
ant-zen ikon133 / mhz-st13

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S, M, L, XL, girlie S, girlie M

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klangstabil. logo. t-shirt
black t-shirt w/ glow in the dark frontprint: klangstabil logo
ant-zen ikon134 / mhz-st14

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S, M, L, XL, girlie S, girlie M

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klangstabil. i create, you destroy. hooded jacket
black hooded jacket. frontprint in dark silver. backprint in charcoal metallic
ant-zen ikon135 / mhz-ho15

available sizes
M

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klangstabil. pay with friendship. credit card. ant-zen ikon136
signed by maurizio, boris, and you. pay with friendship credit card
ant-zen ikon136

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free wallpapers

download 23 different klangstabil wallpapers for
your mobile phone in different resolutions

mobile phone wallpaper pack (0,9mb)
download in 480x800px

for e.g. samsung galaxy, nokia lumia,
htc desire, blackberry torch etc.

mobile phone wallpaper pack (1,5mb)
download in 640x1136px

for apple iphone 5, 5c, 5s

mobile phone wallpaper pack (1,3mb)
download in 640x960px

for apple iphone 4, 4s

 

download 27 diverse desktop computer wallpapers

desktop wallpaper pack (6,8mb)
download in 2560x1440px

fits for apple, pc, and linux systems

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links & credits

klangstabil on the internet
www.klangstabil.com
www.facebook.klangstabil.com
www.myspace.com/klangstabil
www.twitter.com/klangstabil
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Klangstabil
www.lastfm.com/music/klangstabil
www.klangstabil.bandcamp.com

klangstabil tour dates 2014
2015 to be announced


further downloads
shadowboy release info

shadowboy collection flyer


liner notes shadowboy album

shadowboy - the awakening

music and lyrics by klangstabil

pay with friendship
music and lyrics by klangstabil
produced by klangstabil and storm

cinecittà
music by klangstabil
lyrics by klangstabil and sensory gate

1 of 100
music and lyrics by klangstabil
produced by klangstabil and daniel myer

schattentanz
music by klangstabil
produced by ben lukas boysen

arbeitstitel (feat. fage)
music and lyrics by klangstabil
produced by storm

the bottom of your list
music and lyrics by klangstabil
produced by klangstabil and manuel g. richter

end of us
music and lyrics by klangstabil
produced by klangstabil and daniel myer


mastered by simon v.
translated by morag macaulay
artwork and layout by salt
(c) & (p) 2013 ant-zen / mhz records

 

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