DWM will be playing live at the Braille Satellite Festival in Lithuania on the 22nd of July!
Hard to believe, but after many years of setbacks, "Cry For A Shadow", our official vinyl 7" split release with the Beatles is finally out, featuring original artwork by Klaus Voormann.
Out now "Junior Blues", the newest little 60 page book by Joseph B. Raimond, this time dealing with the recent death of his father. This is the first of many releases, both books and CD and vinyl releases, that will keep us busy through the rest of the year. Stay tuned.
DWM will be playing two live events this year. The first on the 22nd July in Vilnius, Lithuania at the Braille Satellite Festival. Later, on the 13th of October we will be playing in Munich at the 84 GhZ Gallery at the opening of Joseph B. Raimond's exhibition there. Stay tuned for more details as we have them.
Very delayed, but finally out today is "Confusion Rocks!", our main recording from 2015. This is also the first release on MissmanagemenT, DWM's label for free music, to be released on both CD and as a free download/streaming through Bandcamp at the same time.
Speaking of Bandcamp, DWM has decided to augment out usual internet activities here with representation on several other established and well-known platforms as well. Bandcamp will now be our main platform for downloadable and streamed music. Available immediately, all our MT3 releases are now available there on our own Doc Wör Mirran page for free download, including all cover art. The downloads available from Bandcamp are the hightest quality .wav files, and in the future, we will be using Bandcamp exlusively for all MT3 download only releases. Our MT3 page will no longer offer the downloads, just news on these releases and links to our Bandcamp site.
Furthermore, all future MissmanagemenT releases will also be released simultaniously on CD and on Bandcamp, starting with Confusion Rocks! In the near future we hope to add all previous MissmanagemenT releases as well. Our long-term plans include eventually re-releasing all DWM music, including the many long sold out and hard to find vinyl LPs, on Bandcamp. Stay tuned.
Besides Bandcamp, DWM has also established pages on several other sites:
Visit our Soundcloud page for audio works-in-progress or songs from upcoming albums.
Our Facebook page will feature news and links relevant to DWM.
Many of our available CDs, vinyl and cassette releases are now on sale at Discogs.
For the few videos we have produced, please visit our Youtube site.
Two exhibitions to mention this time. Tonight the yearly Galeriehaus Nord exhibition will open, and as usual, Joseph B. Raimond will be showing three of his recent "Plop Art" works. The show itself will run until shortly before Christmas.
At the same time, Joseph B. Raimond will also show one of his recent "Plop Art" paintings in Erlangen at the Kunstpalais annual winter exhbition. This show will run from the 13th of December until the 8th of Janaury.
The DWM concert in Augsburg went very well, and, as usual, we will be releasing it. As the sound was very "stoner" sounding, we will be crediting it to the DWM Stone Trio, and it will be titled "Roadkilled". Look for it soon on MissmanagemenT on CD. For those not willing to wait, check it out right now on Soundcloud.
Adrian Gormley was in town recently for recording, so expect a lot of new DWM music in the next several months to see the light of day.
Our next CD release is out today. "Tape Hissed" contains reworked and re-recorded tracks originally released on our cassette-only releases, most from the 1980s. Out today on MissmanagemenT.
Come and see us tonight in Augsburg at the K15! And while you are there, pick up a copy of our newest release, "We Sting The Blues", a three song mini CD featuring Rat Scabies, drummer of the Damned. Out today on MissmanagemenT.
DWM will be playing live! Our fifth concert in over 30 years will be in Augsburg on the 23rd of July. As always, we will record the event for a live release. This particular lineup we refer to as the "DWM Power Trio!", and will consist of Stefan Schweiger on drums and teramine, Alex Kammerer on guitar and Joseph B. Raimond on bass and synth. This time, we will be concentrating on instrumental experimental rock, and will also present our next CD release, "We Sting The Blues", a three-song collaboration with Rat Scabies of the Damned.
Our mini CD "He-man Musak" is now out on Handmade.
RAJ Instrumental, a previously unreleased recording of relatively new DWM recordings has just been released on Handmade.
If you are southern Germany anytime soon, check out the Artig 2016 exhibition in Kempten, which includes one of Joseph B. Raimond's "Daily Plop" series.
Long planned, "Gosia", one of the most important recent DWM recordings has finally been released on MissmanagemenT.
We are very saddened to hear of the death of our friend Eric Hysteric a few days ago. Eric, together with his bands The Vomit Visions and later, Der Durstige Mann, was a huge influence on both the developement of DWM and of the founding of the various labels under MT Undertainment. He, more than anyone, lived the punk rock ideal that everyone can be a star, play his own music without compromising himself, release his own records himself, and be totally independent. He played guitar on various early DWM recordings after we moved to the Nuernberg area, and in fact, our 7" vinyl single "Quickly Skitzo", released by Forced Exposure, actually should have been released as a single by "DWM featuring Eric Hysteric", as he plays on the whole record and was instrumental in writing the songs. We have long considered righting this wrong with a remixed collection of these and other recordings that he played on. Perhaps we will get to this project someday. We were also honoured in being able to design the cover of his third and last solo LP "Fuer Dich", which, like all his recordings, came out on his own label Wasted Vinyl, later Orgasm Records. Some of the more memorable and funny experiences with Eric will be documented in an upcoming book project by Joseph B. Raimond.
Out now is "Mörtel Mächine Müsic", a one-sided, clear vinyl 10", limited to 23 copies.
"Symphony In A(nnoy)", our final DWM release for this year has just been released on Attentuation Circuit.
The Motorpsycho exhibition at the Norwegian Museum Of Popular Music has opened, including the stamper and a copy of the original DWM/Joseph B. Raimond vinyl etching produced for the Motorpsycho album Timothy's Monster. The exhibition is scheduled to run for six months.
Out today is "Red Pepper, Blue", a very personal little book by Joseph B. Raimond.
The sixth installment in the Western Haiku series of books by Joseph B. Raimond has been released, featuring one of his "Blood Portraits", self portraits painted in his own blood, as a cover.
The Norwegian Museum Of Popular Music will be exhibiting various artwork, instruments and other relevant items from the history of Motorpsycho, Norway's premier rock band. Included will be the original stampers from the vinyl etching created by Joseph B. Raimond for their Timothy's Monster album. The show should run beginning in October. Stay tuned.
In the last few months of the year 2014 Joseph B. Raimond produced "Art Phags", a series of over two hundred small black ink drawings. The pages of this book represent the hundred or so that he thinks are the best.
Our next collaboration with Conrad Schnitzler is now ready to download. "Verde" is, as always, available free of charge on our own download label MT3.
Our first major collaborative release with the late Conrad Schnitzler has just been released on the fine label Tourette Records out of Texas, USA. This CD features a beautiful full color gatefold cover, and is limited to 300 copies.
Released today on Handmade is another very old recording from the DWM vaults, "Recipe For A Memory", one of our most requested unreleased recordings.
DWM have been finishing up a new recording to be released in a few months. "Confusion Rocks!" will be available soon on Handmade. Stay tuned.
Now online are the first Plop Art paintings for this year.
"Technodelia" has just been released on Clockwork Tapes. Limited edition of 40 numbered copies, each features a unique official DWM postage stamp. Only available by mail order from Clockwork.
The next DWM release is again in the starting gates. Like the "Walm Art" from last month, "A Tale Of Two Titties" is a collection of odd tracks recorded over the span of over twenty years. Out on our Handmade label. Fun.
Out today, our first MT3 release in many years. The Death Of Theodor T. ThrongoMob contains three previously unreleased tracks featuring the final unreleased recordings of Russ Spiegel with DWM. More DWM releases are planned soon for this label.
Funny to see Ski (well known today as Ski-King) on a TV casting show. On August 28th he appeared on "Rising Star", which aired on RTL. Besides being the lead singer of Prime Sinister, he also sang on several DWM tracks from the early 1990s, as well as having his ass immortalized on the back cover of our "Welcome To My Butt" vinyl 10".
Check out our discography page and you will notice that several new releases are coming soon. We are very happy to announce two new CDs on Tourette Records out of the United States. Tourette is known for high quality, high profile releases by many of the leading artists in the experimental scene, including such respected acts as Nurse With Wound, Merzbow, among many others. Our first release on Tourette will be "Rojo", the DWM collaboration recording together with the late Conrad Schnitzler. Shortly after will see the release of "Intimate". Stay tuned for more information as the release dates near.
Out now on our own Handmade label is "Walm Art", which was recorded over a quarter century ago, just as DWM was settled in the Nuernberg area. These recordings come from roughly the same time as the albums "Save The Fish" and "Severe Pig". Originally titled "Freds Got A Satelite Problem", we changed the name when the original artwork was found to be missing.
Also still planned are some releases on the fine label Attenuation Circuit out of Augsburg in the south of Germany. First out will likely be "Symphony In A(nnoy) as a CD-R with some very special packaging, early next year we hope, followed by our collaboration with Jad Fair, titled, appropriately enough, "Jad And Joe". This is planned as a limited edition vinyl 10" release. More on these releases as well soon.
DWM has just finished the recording of two new projects, the first of which "Technodelia" will be released roughly at the end of the year in a limited edition of 40 copies on Clockwork. It will include some very exclusive packaging, so reserve your copies soon! Later we hope to have it available as a free MP3 download release.
The other new recording is tentatively titled "Ditties and Titties", and is a short collection of very short songs. No plans on release yet.
DWM members have been busy aquiring some new equipment and plan on resuming rehearsals in the fall for some possible concerts next year. More on this later as things come together.
Our CD-r album "Mask", which came out in 2012 on the great Attenuation Circuit label from Augsburg, has just been rereleased by them in download format. For more information, check out their Bandcamp page.
Our second release on Nostalgie De La Boue is now out. "Amarillo", a collaboration with Conrad Schnitzler, comprises two long tracks and are the first in a series of collaboration releases that we recorded with the late great Conrad Schnitzler that were unfortunately not released before his death.
Check out the new label sampler of Attenuation Circuit "Extrication", out now on CDr and including a DWM featuring Conrad Schnitzler track "The Grateful Dad". Nine other artists are featured as well.
The next CDr has just come out on Handmade. "Body Rejects Face" is a 32 minute long collection of odds and ends, seven tracks in total, and is most remarkable in that it includes some artwork inside by Uriah Heep drummer Lee Kerslake! Thanks Lee!
Not an April Fool's Joke, "Life Cafe", the fifth book in the Wester Haiku series is now out.
"Clouds", the next audio release in our quest to release a lot of our unreleased material has just come out on Hand-made.
"A Kiss, Outlined", the fourth book in the Western Haiku series, has just been released. Coming out with 140 pages, it is the longest so far, and was written virtually all over the world while traveling.
We have begun to make more copies of many of our earlier cassette only releases. Anyone wishing what might be the last chance to secure one of these classic releases, just write for availability or, better yet, check Discogs, where we have them on sale.
Our final release for this year is "Spewed!", a three song download release on the fine Nostalgie De La Boue label, out of Ivory Coast. The songs are free, so enjoy this and the many other fine releases on this extraordinary label.
The next release in our onslaught of new titles comes out today. "Cold Rats" is a full length CDr that features practice room recordings of the tracks that were played by DWM at their fourth live show last June 8th at the Ballonfabriek in Augsburg. Although of practice room quality, there are still some good moments here, and is probably the most DWM has ever sounded like a real live "band". Released on Hand-made.
Any look at our DWM discography page will tell you, that DWM has recorded much more than they were ever able to release. We have therefore decided to try and release more in the coming months, to get some of the many backlogged projects out. This will include not only CD/CDr releases, but also MP3 and book releases. "Themes For Walden" was the first of many planned releases coming. The next is also now out: "Happy As A Target" is a 3" CD, on black plastic, packaged in a small box, released on our Hand-made label.. Another "Odds, Sods And Dirtclods" type of collection, it features individual tracks that were recorded at many different times, in different styles, with many of the DWM members over the years. At least two more releases will be coming still in 2013.
"Themes For Walden", a 1997 collaboration recording together with Tesendalo, is now out on Hand-made.
Our e-gallery page has been updated with exhibitions by Dee Dee Ramone, Jürgen Sieber and Conrad Schnitzler.
Out now, "Sonically Speaking", the third book in the Western Haiku series of writings by Joseph B. Raimond. More to come.
The DWM concert in Augsburg was a huge success. We met a lot of new friends there and reaquainted ourselves with several old friends as well. We played several guitar based pieces, as well as two more ambient works, the last of which featured guest performances by Emerge, Kopfschmerztablette and Niku Senpuki. The event was recorded, and will probably be released at some point as a live album. Also, at least one video is online at Youtube for those of you who want to finally see what we look like!
Yes, after another wait of many years, DWM will indeed be playing live again. Check us out in Augsburg on the eighth of June at the Ballonfabrik. We will be doing a set mixed with experimental and more guitar based tracks, and will feature a few guests as well. The DWM lineup will be Joe on bass, Stephan on drums, Ralf on guitar, Alex on guitar and Adrian on sax.
A new DWM full length album has been released on CD-R by Attenuation Circuit, a fine label from Augsburg, Germany. Recorded in the 1990s at the first DWM practice room, it is a sort of mix between ambient electronic music and world music. It features a very nice full color cover printed on rice paper and inserted into a special box.
Also out on Attenuation Circut is one of their newest label samplers. Impedance features a new DWM recording with our new "live" lineup, and is exclusive to this release.
We are very happy to announce the next exhibition of artworks by Joseph B. Raimond. It will take place at the Gallery KO21 in Paris, and will open on June 7th. Exhibited will be some of the best of the small Daily Plop pictures from the last few years, as well as a few newer works that haven't been exhibited before.
After a lot of work, we finally have all the pages finished for the various DWM releases as listed on our discography and releases pages. Each entry consists of extensive information about each release, release date, personel and cover art.
It is going to be a busy year. Right on the heels of "Laughing At Nudity", and the first of several releases in 2012, comes "Eat Your Art Out", part two in the Western Haiku series. Out now.
Also coming soon is "Mask", the first DWM release on the fine Attenuation Circuit label our of Augsburg. Recorded almost twenty years ago, it will feature fine cover artwork and packaging, for which AC is well known for.
Out now is "Laughing At Nudity", the first book in a planned series of small pocket books written by Joseph B. Raimond devoted to what many refer to as "Western Haiku". Different than the traditional Japanese Haiku, which feature three lines each and a specific number of syllables per line, Western Haiku can have a free amount of syllables per line, but still keep the format of three line poetry. As most of the books are already written, look for more to be released soon.
It took a lot of work and research, but we finally have our page devoted to the many cassettes released on eMpTy and Masking Tapes online.
Joseph B. Raimond will again be showing some of his newest graphic works at the traditional December group show at the Galeriehaus Nord in Nuernberg. This time they will be pages from his current book project "Broken", which feature his stark black and white pen and ink drawings together with writings and poetry. Check it out.
"Do Quermi Ran" is now out, so write for your copy before they are gone! Already working hard on the next release, working title "Gosia", probably out early 2012.
Two new Joseph B. Raimond book projects due soon. Both feature what he refers to as "Western Haiku", which, like the traditional Japanese Haiku poetry, feature only three lines. However, Western Haiku are not limited to a set amount of sylables. Both books, titled "Laughing At Nudity" and "Eat Your Art Out", include roughly 300 pieces, and are the first in a series of books featuring Western Haiku by Joseph B. Raimond.
A bit of good news for once. Two new DWM CD releases will be out very soon on our MissmanagemenT label, our label devoted to free CDs. The first is "Retch", a collection of assorted tracks recorded over the years slated for various projects that for one reason or another never came out, and featuring guitar by Michael Schultz Pernice, who, as reported below, died earlier this year. Release date is August 22nd, 2011.
The second release, which will be out about four weeks later, is "Do Quermi Ran", a collection of new tracks recorded in the first half of 2011. Featuring new members Alex Kammerer and Stefan Schweiger, they are joined by long time DWM members Ralf Lexis and Joseph B. Raimond. More of a real "band" than DWM has ever been, this release features ten blistering rock instrumental tracks. And going with the flow of inspiration that this lineup is experiencing, the follow up CD is also about half recorded at the time of this writing. We hope to add Adrian Gormley on sax and other wind instruments to this lineup next year when he moves to Germany. There is even a bit of talk about a concert or two.
Unfortunately, we have to announce the death of yet another DWM member. Michael Schultz-Pernice died on April 4th, 2011 after a long illness. Besides playing some of the most blistering guitar solos ever to be heard on a DWM record, he also played guitar for years in Prime Sinister. He was one of the best guitarists ever to come out of the Nuernberg music scene, and will be missed by his many friends and family.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Zoogz Rift on March 22, 2011, aged 57. His death was due to serious complications from diabetes which he had been battling for well over a decade. In the early 1990s Musical Tragedies released several albums by Zoogz, and he also guested on guitar on a few DWM tracks.
DWM wishes everyone a happy and healthy new year. We also wish our buddy and long-time member Bernard H. Worrick, a very happy birthday today out there in Florida.
We have finished and put online a few more pages devoted to our releases. This time, check out our vinyl singles on MT Undertainment, and CDs on Musical Tragedies pages. We will continue working on catching up documenting all our releases, and hope to have this part of the homepage finished in early 2011.
Other plans for this new year include getting the next MissmanagemenT release out, which will be "Retch". Later in the year we hope to put out another title in this series. We also hope to release the first book of Haiku writings by Joseph B. Raimond. So stay tuned.
Two paintings by Joseph B. Raimond from his new "Human.Beings" series will be featured in the Winter Salon 2010 exhibition at the Galeriehaus in Nuernberg Germany, from the 21st of November up through the 19th of December.
Finished and online is the page devoted to our Handmade releases.
Our "Kuenstlergruppe" album is finished and now ready to release.
Various new and old members of DWM have been jamming and recording in our practice room recently, the same room in which The Pisstons rehearse. We have set up all our recording equipment in there now and have already recorded and mixed a track for a one sided single to be released very soon. This will be "After Snakes Came To Nuzzle", and is the second part in the "More Songs About Snakes And Fish" series and will come out on Marginal Talent. It will come with a very special cover and label design, so don´t miss out on it, as there will not be many made.
Other tracks have been recorded as well and we are working on what will become a new full length album. In contrast to virtually all other DWM releases, this one will feature real drums. Working title is "Sonic Doctors", but this might change. We will give this recording a high priority for release, so look for it sometime in 2011.
Many new pages with info on older releases have been added to the site as well, so check out what is new at our releases page.
Our page devoted to our MissmanagemenT releases is now online! Also, some new artwork has been added to our e-gallery.
We finally have our re-vamped e-gallery online. We plan on adding new exhibitions regulary now so check back again soon.
The next DWM title in our MissmanagemenT series will be out soon. It is our "Kuenstlergruppe" album, recorded at about the same time as "Guitarred And Feathered", and like that title, features a real mix of musical styles, from industrial to punk to shitkicker country, all cooked together in the DWM garage style you have all have grown to love.
A new DWM album has just finished mixing and mastering. It will be called "RAJ Instrumental", and features nine instrumental tracks recorded by Ralf, Adrian and Joe, hence the title. Look for it on MissmanagemenT at the beginning of 2011 if all goes well.
Also, a new DWM mini CD has been finished, but as yet is untitled. It will be released as a 5 inch CD-R on our Handmade label.
In regards to our homepage, we have begun redesigning the various pages of our releases. Check out the pages devoted to DWM editions, the Witches project and our CD releases on other labels. We hope to finish the new pages for all the DWM releases this year.
By the way, all Hand-made releases now feature new, full color labels instead of the older black and white paper labels. The older releases as well have new label designs, so if you have one of the older releases with a paper label and would like to new CD-R, just let us know and we will send it out to you.
Yes, finally the dwmirran.de homepage is online! We have been working on the layout and the content of the site, and hope to bring it fully up to date soon.
The next two installments of our MissmanagemenT series of free CDs are now out.
"A Portrait Of Your Death" is a live CD of the third ever DWM live show, this time in 2007 at the John Peel Festival in Koeln. The self titled CD is a re-recording and remix of our first ever release, our self titled cassette release from 1984. Released exactly twenty five years after the cassette version, this CD is the first in a series of re-recordings and remix CDs that are planned for MissmanagemenT. Like all MissmanagemenT CDs, they are totally free, all you have to do is ask!
As 2009 slowly comes to a close we realize that DWM has put out quite a few new releases this year, none of which are mentioned here on the homepage. We will try to rectify that situation. Soon, this page will have it's own internet address: www.dwmirran.de . We are working on it, but it isn't quite finished yet. We have been busy getting the last finishing touches on our 25 year anniversary release finished before we devote more time to the homepage.
Out not long ago is our mammoth project "Ambiall", a massive ten CD-R set. This was the first release to feature our new label designs. We have gone from cheapo paper labels that seemed to strike with many CD players to a very nice, full color printed CD. We are also using the most expensive and best quality CDs for our releases now. Anyway the release features ten, one hour long ambient tracks, and comes in a special full color box.
We have updated the discography and concerts page.
The Penetraitors have changed their name to The Pisstons. After their singer Kuebel left the band because getting drunk in Berlin was more important than being in a band, guitarrist Jojo has increased his role in the band to include vocals. The results are 1000% better, and due to the marked increase in quality, the band decided a new name would .