PROGRESSIVE PUNK

Coined by Andy Martin of the Apostles to describe Doc Wör Mirran’s unique approach to creating music, this is not punk in sound, but in spirit. Recorded between 2016 and 2020, for this mammoth project DWM tried something different. Instead of recording enough tracks for a full-length CD, the idea was to simply record a large amount of material, and then choose the best tracks for a vinyl album, maybe even a double LP. Once everything was recorded and mixed, copies of all the tracks were given to the various DWM members to listen to and list favourites. The problem was, with few exceptions, there ended up no real consensus of what were the strongest tracks. So instead, the tracks were arranged into groups of 20 minutes, roughly the length of an LP side. Once all were mastered, we ended up with 12 separate “sides”. Released at first as mini-CDs (vinyl is planned!) on Mirran Threat, each release will feature a different cover artist. Further releases with tracks from these sessions include the "Hiraeth" and "Ancient Future" picture discs, the double C-60 cassette set "Mischen Impossible" of remixed versions and unreleased tracks, as well as Stefan Schweiger's remixed compilation "Second Try".

Please note, all Progressive Punk releases are also available for download and streaming through our Bandcamp page.

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Progressive Punk 1

Label: Marginal Talent Format: CD Catalog #: Talent Thirty-Two (MT-635)  Release Date: February 20th, 2022

The first in the series, with cover art by Joseph B. Raimond. Including the stand-out tracks "The Erdogan Insult" and both parts of "Obscured By Krauts" and featuring Stefan Schweiger, Michael Wurzer, Joseph B. Raimond, Ralf Lexis, Adrian Gormley, Genesis P. Orridge, Alex Kammerer and .m23.

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Progressive Punk 2

Label: Marginal Talent Format: CD Catalog #: Talent Thirty-Three (MT-636)  Release Date: February 20th, 2022

Featuring cover art by DWM founding member Bernard H. Worrick, his first contribution to DWM in almost thirty years! Featuring "The Dead Guitarist", one of the most complicated and difficult recordings DWM has ever attempted. With Stefan Schweiger, Michael Wurzer, Joseph B. Raimond, Adrian Gormley, Genesis P. Orridge, Bernard H. Worrick, Ralf Lexis, Reinhard Bauer, Alex Kammerer and .m23.

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Progressive Punk 3

Label: Marginal Talent Format: CD Catalog #: Talent Thirty-Four (MT-637)  Release Date: February 20th, 2022

Cover photography by Conny Eirich this time. Standout tracks include Raimond's "Junior Blues", a tribute to his late father, as well as "The Soundtrack Of My Life / Rat Race", which features a guitar solo by Frank Abendroth's son Leon that we believe to be on par with the best solos in the history of rock. Just take a listen if you doubt our opinion. Besides Leon and Frank, this release also includes  Stefan Schweiger, Michael Wurzer, Joseph B. Raimond, Ralf Lexis, Jello Biafra, Genesis P. Orridge, Conny Eirich and .m23.

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Progressive Punk 4

Label: Marginal Talent Format: CD Catalog #: Talent Thirty-Five (MT-638)  Release Date: February 20th, 2022

Part four features cover art by DWM's longtime sax and art collaborator Adrian Gormley.  Stand-out tracks are "Ballad Of The Deplorables" as well as "Quatschdenker", DWM's answer to the wave of brainless conspiracy theorists that currently enjoy all their undeserved media attention. Featuring the talents of Stefan Schweiger, Michael Wurzer, Joseph B. Raimond, Adrian Gormley, Genesis P. Orridge, Bernard H. Worrick,and  Frank and Leon Abendroth.

 

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Progressive Punk 5

Label: Marginal Talent Format: CD Catalog #: Talent Thirty-Six (MT-640)  Release Date: May 31st, 2022

The photography of Sascha Stadlmeier, head honcho at Attenuation Circuit, the label from Augsburg that has released several DWM titles in the last decade, is featured on the cover of the fifth installment of the Progressive Punk series of mini CDs. The three tracks on this release feature the considerable saxophone skills of Adrian Gormley. Also featured are Stefan Schweiger, Joseph B. Raimond and Alex Kammerer. 

 

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Progressive Punk 6

Label: Marginal Talent Format: CD Catalog #: Talent Thirty-Seven (MT-641)  Release Date: May 31st, 2022

Joseph B. Raimond's uncle, Ottmar Bergmann, himself a well-known artist and art philosopher in the German art-scene, contributes the cover art for the sixth installment of the series, which features "Sax And Violins", a mammoth jazz/rock/drone track. Stefan Schweiger, Michael Wurzer, Joseph B. Raimond, .m23., Adrian Gormley, Alex Kammerer, Ralf Lexis and Reinhard Bauer contribute musically.

 

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Progressive Punk 7

Label: Marginal Talent Format: CD Catalog #: Talent Thirty-Eight (MT-642)  Release Date: May 31st, 2022

Another of Joseph B. Raimond's family contributes the cover for the seventh installment, this time his cousin Giulietta Ochenfuß. "Sonic Nightmare" is an amazing track on this release. Contributions from Stefan Schweiger, Michael Wurzer, Joseph B. Raimond, Adrian Gormley, Alex Kammerer and Ralf Lexis.

 

 

Artist: Doc Wör Mirran

Title: Progressive Punk 8

Label: Marginal Talent Format: CD Catalog #: Talent Thirty-Nine (MT-643)  Release Date: May 31st, 2022

Part eight features cover art by DWM's longtime friend and musical collaborator Jad Fair.  "Make Racism Wrong Again" is a wonderful track, and who can resist the industrial charm of "A Portrait Of Ann Coulter's Ugly Soul"??? Featuring the talents of Stefan Schweiger, Michael Wurzer, Joseph B. Raimond, Adrian Gormley, Genesis P. Orridge, Alex Kammerer, Ralf Lexis and Reinhard Bauer.