The Notwist are a wonderful alternative indie rock-pop-electronic band from Germany. Just recently, allmusic.com led me to discover the various side projects from the members of Notwist. Here is a brief exploration of those projects.
Console – Suck and Run
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Console is a side project for Martin Gretschmann, the lead programmer for Notwist. Console has released 4 electronica albums on various labels.
13 & God – Men of station
13 & God was a calaboration of Anticon label members Themselves (Adam “Doseone” Drucker, Jerry “Jel” Logan, Dax Pierson) and Germany’s the Notwist (Markus Acher, Micha Acher, Martin Gretschmann, Martin Messerschmid). They released a self titled album in 2004.
Tied & Tickled Trio – Revolution
Tied & Tickled Trio was formed in 1994 by Notwist members Markus (drums, programming) and Micha Acher (trumpet, upright bass). Their debut features Christoph Brandner on drums as well as serveral other German musicians. The group has been described as a fusion of modern electronic and contemporary jazz.
Lali Puna – Faking the Books
Guitarist Markus Acher is a member of Lali Puna along with vocalist Valerie Trebeljahr and drummer Christoph Brandner (of the Tied & Tickled Trio). The experimental electro-pop group released 3 albums in the 90’s and 00’s.
Ms. John Soda – Number One
Ms. John Soda is a “part-time” project by Couch keyboardist Stephanie Böhm and Notwist bassist Micha Acher. They’ve released three albums, most recently Notes and the Like in ’06.