LONG DISTANCE CALLING – explore the relationship between humans and AI in video for ‘Voices’
LONG DISTANCE CALLING, Germany’s most internationally successful instrumental rock act, recently announced the release of their seventh studio album ‘How Do We Want To Live?’ for the 26th June 2020.
Today they launch the striking new video for the track ‘Voices’, a short film exploring the relationship between a human and AI. The video was created by AVA Studios and you can watch it now below.
The band comments: “This the video for our new single "VOICES"
The song has a very meditative vibe and sounds like a soundtrack by LDC. As some of you might know „How Do We Want to Live?“ is a thoughtful and thematic record and it deals with the coexistence of humans and machines. So we are very proud to present you this short movie. We think it's by far the best LDC video to date and it traces the layered story of a relationship between a human and an AI! Please watch this video carefully, share it with you friends and let us know your thoughts and comments! A little warning at the end: the video contents some explicit parts and therefore it’s NOT for children! - Peace & Love from LDC!”
Watch the video for the album’s first single ‘Hazard’ below.
Jan and Jansoch from Long Distance Calling have also launched a German-language podcast titled "Lachend in die Kreissäge" where they discuss the new album, and will also be inviting guests to join them on future episodes. Listen now here.
The band comments on the new album:
“We are all going through crazy times right now and we were thinking about postponing this news for a couple of months. But we have the feeling that our new album, “How Do We Want To Live?”, is a great companion for the current situation and our lives. We started recordings back in February and finished it during the lockdown. This alone makes it a special chapter for us, but we also expanded our musical cosmos without neglecting our well known trademarks.
The album deals with the coexistence of man and machine, shining light on some currently (frightening) relevant aspects. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved and we say thank you to everyone involved on this journey. Many of you have already asked how you can support us. We have a pretty simple answer: get the new album! We put a lot of love and effort into this baby and can´t wait to finally share it with you. Stay healthy! Peace LDC”
‘How Do We Want To Live?’ sees the band forging a sharply defined & artistically tight exploration of the relationship between humanity and artificial intelligence, and the state of digital progress. Comprised of 10 tracks which contain all the classic LDC-trademarks whilst also bringing something completely fresh and unexpected to the table with their ambitious use of electronic sounds, a perfect symbiosis between man and machine.
‘How Do We Want To Live?’ will be available as a Limited Edition CD, Gatefold Black 2LP + CD & as Digital Album. A limited deluxe box-set will also be released, containing a special coloured edition of the album, an exclusive 7inch featuring two remixes, a beautiful poster featuring the albums stunning artwork by Max Löffler, and 4 individually signed art-cards all contained in a lift-off box.
The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Curiosity (Part 1)
2. Curiosity (Part 2)
7. Sharing Thoughts
8. Beyond Your Limits
The track ‘Beyond Your Limits’ continues the band´s tradition of having one track with a vocalist, and features the talents of Eric A. Pulverich of the band Kyles Tolone. As the band comments: “We got to know him over our producer Arne Neurand. We were instantly fascinated by his voice and we wanted to show the quality of his voice and melodies.”
It was recently announced that the band have been nominated for the GEMA Musikautorenpreis 2020. This is an integral part of the German music landscape and unique in its focus on music writers. GEMA has been honoring composers and lyricists for their musical work in this way for 12 years, and is representative of the great diversity and the enormous range of fascinating works across genres.
LONG DISTANCE CALLING will return to the ‘Seats & Sounds’ format for a German tour in September 2020.
08.09.20 Hamburg kleine Elbphilharmonie – SOLD OUT
09.09.20 Hannover Pavillon
10.09.20 Bochum Christuskirche
11.09.20 Dresden Alter Schlachthof
12.09.20 Leipzig Parkbühne
13.09.20 Berlin Passionskirche
15.09.20 Köln E-Werk
16.09.20 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Club
17.09.20 Mannheim Capitol
18.09.20 München St. Matthäus
19.09.20 Stuttgart Mozartsaal