Fußnote (2015 Tape Re​-​Issue)

by The John Doe Experience

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    C-60 Cassette with glossy J-card. Printed on both sides. Hand-numbered. 1st edition limited to 10 copies.

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"FUSSNOTE" was originally released in december 2014 as digital download / limited CD-r edition

Tracklist SIDE A:
01. IDKWIDH / 02. BEDROOM VISITORS extended+ / 03. TALTS / 04. POINT OF NO RETURN / 05. MONIKER: MONICA / 06. HE HEARTS FEAR / 07. THE MORBID CHARME OF MY FACE (I CAN SEE A DEAD PERSON WHEN I LOOK INTOTHE MIRROR)+ / 08. TODAY IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS…+ / 09. WENIG BIS KEIN AUFWAND Cassette Version +

Tracklist SIDE B:
01. FUSSNOTE pt. 1 / 02. SKIZZOPHRENIC / 03. KEIN TITEL / 04. FUSSNOTE pt. 2 / 05. AUFSPALTUNG / 06. I REGRET EVERYTHING + / 07. FUSSNOTE extended


+ = appears only on the Tape Edition of FUSSNOTE, not on CD-R or Digital Download Version of the 1st edition

A2: extended version of “BEDROOM VISITORS”; first appearance on “DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME?” Single
A7: previously unreleased track; produced in 2015
A8: first released on “DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME?” Single
A9: special mix of “WENIG BIS KEIN AUFWAND”; previously unreleased
B6: excerpt of a forthcoming 30(!)-minutes-track; previously unreleased

All tracks by JOHN DOE EXPERIENCE
Recorded 2014 @ home studios, Berlin-Kreuzberg

“TALTS” bases on a sample of “DAS TREIBENDE BOOT” by NATIONALENSEMBLE NOWGOROD; voice & percussion recorded in a garden house in Berlin-Köpenick
“BEDROOM VISITORS” contains a sample of “THE GREAT MARSH (LIVE)” by CAMEL (© 1976 Decca)
“POINT OF NO RETURN” contains an audio passage of an episode of the HBO television series “IN TREATMENT”
“MONIKER: MONICA” contains a sample of “SEASON OF THE WITCH” by JULIE DRISCOLL, BRIAN AUGER & THE TRINITY (©1975 Polydor)
“HE HEARTS FEAR” contains a sample of “LES PARADIS PERDUS” by CHRISTOPHE (© Les Disque Motors)
“TODAY IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS…” contains a sample of “GROUP MOTION” by CHARLES COHEN
“SKIZZOPHRENIC”: voice recorded in a garden house in Berlin-Köpenick
“KEIN TITEL”: lyrics & vocals & production assistance: JOHANNES GEISS
“AUFSPALTUNG”: lyrics & vocals by CLAUDIUS LOIK


released via FROH & MUNTER RECORDS (this is cat# FM025)

some copies of the first CD-r edition are still available: frohundmunter.bandcamp.com/album/fm017-fu-note


REVIEW from RAISED BY GYPSIES:
"[...] This music is somewhat fitting when it comes to the John Doe Experience name as the first words spoken during the music are "I don't know what I'm doing here" and there is a directly spoken about sense of fear and panic. Through electronic beats we are taken through the process of listening to someone who seems to have no memory and, well, when someone doesn't know their own name or their name is known to others they are referred to as "John Doe" or "Jane Doe", so this concept just comes together nicely.

Spoken words are exchanged between "Can we not talk about losing my mind?" and "What do you think it would feel like to go insane?"/"Like falling into nothing". An instrumental moment of triumph surfaces with beeps. The music becomes grinding and there is something robotic to it even as crickets begin to chirp in rhythm. This can also be heard on the flip side, with some video game sounding fun. There is sometimes singing and sometimes it can just be instrumental but overall it has the sound of synthwave electro pop up until the end when acoustic guitar notes can be heard.

Music seems to explore only a few different themes- love, loss, death- but this cassette by John Doe Experience, fitting to the name, explores the less traveled road of the self. It's an identity crisis from someone who never really had an identity to begin with and even if you've never suffered from amnesia and shown up somewhere as a "John Doe" the entire idea of "Who am I and why am I here?" is something I feel most people ask themselves on a daily basis. At least I know that I certainly do. So given this information in the form of music raises the question not of whether or not you should listen to this cassette but rather what you will do with this newfound information after you experience it. "

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released December 17, 2015

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The John Doe Experience Berlin, Germany

lofi-bedroom-folktronic-ambient-pattern-pop
founded 2013

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