Felix Kubin

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Felix Kubin lives and works against the gravity with Sci-Fi Pop/Noise/Animation Films/Radio Plays/Experimental Broadcasting. As the messenger of exploding lungs he started his label "Gagarin Records" in 1998 and rules the "syndicate of counter-noise" since 9.9.1999.

"Herr Felix Kubin, Lord of the Deranged....I am of the opinion that Herr Kubin is the spearhead of this wacky and unrepentant new musical beasty that is brewing (with a certain amount of fermentation) in Chermanny." - Mark Poysden, Vital Weekly/NL

"Die Wirrnis ist das Ziel" - Dr. Kurt Euler, (Hamburg)

"elektronischer Anarchismus a Go Go" - Hans Kulisch/SKUG (Vienna)

"Hamburg's purveyor of dadatronic experimentalist pop music" - CBC / Brave New Waves

Who hasn't heard of Felix Kubin - the 'Whirlwind Wizard of the Ivories', whose appearances on stages at a multitude of health spas rendered audiences almost speechless ?

The only remaining, tattered photograph we have of him was taken during his heyday in the Baderstreick (an area of what was then known as Czechoslovakia), where he was worshipped as a god by the bourgeoisie. His technique was often compared to that of Mozart, and it was endlessly suggested that he was tirelessly involved in numerous romantic liaisons.

By the early 60's the pubescent Felix (officially known as Friedel Kern) had already attracted a lot of attention with his seductive and uncannily precise organ playing. His legendary and unforgettable dance-hall soirees at the Cafe Senator in the town of Bergendorf impressed both young and old alike.

Eventually he attracted the attention of the famous chanson singer Elias Zankapfel who introduced him to the rest of the world at exclusive receptions for the Shah, the Maharaja, various State Presidents and even the Queen of England. It was about this time that Felix Kubin's popularity skyrocketed into orbit.

During the winter of '76 a startling accident unexpectedly change the course of his life forever. For reasons which he has never revealed, the organist refused to appear in public and the name Felix Kubin slowly faded into temporary obscurity.

In his despair he got involved with a number of occult societies, contacted otherworldly composers and rumour even has it that he was obliged to play his once so-beloved

organ at satanic masses. After many difficult years, and with the help of a qualified solicitor, he finally succeeded in turning his back on this lifestyle and eventually managed to recoup his energy while staying at his favorite place of refuge, the Bad Lux Health Spa.

It is still a complete enigma how he managed to telepathically contact the long-lost space pioneer Yuri Gagarin. Indeed, Felix Kubin might very well be the most important clairvoyant for the now incorporeal cosmonaut, whose phantasmogorical concepts are telepathically transmitted through Felix Kubin as desolate and futuristic electronic compositions.

This music is the melancholic hum of protons.

Sci-Fi Pop, Magnetism, X-Rays

On 24.6.98 Felix Kubin, one half of the Hamburg based Futuristic noise band KLANGKRIEG, followed the sad humming of protones and founded his own label GAGARIN RECORDS for Psycho Sci-Fi Pop.

His experiences both in electroacoustic music and strange electronic pop (that he followed in the early 80ies with his notorious band "Die Egozentrischen Zwei") induced him to launch a Vinyl record label for all kinds of Dada-electronics on the edge of pop and experimentals. Gagarin Records especially focusses on the song format with short concentrated imaginative tracks.

"refreshingly perverse" - WIRE, UK

"Felix Kubin is a Devil in Gods clothes.He plays organs like Jussi Tennilä (Siilinjärven Ponnistus) does slalom, fastly but surely, strongly but lovingly.

His one man show is the best Hamburg can offer, besides Reeperbahn. Our goal for some time has been to make a record together, but always when we record, the sound disappears from the magnetic tape. We believe this has got something to do with Felix's Outer Connections.

If there'd be one man to send to the aliens as an example of the mankind, that'd be Felix Kubin." (Aavikko, Finnland)

"Wearing a fetching green suit, an endearing glint in his eye and surrounded by antique technology (not a laptop in sight), Kubin's concise, offbeat pop songs each contain more tunes than an entire bierkeller jukebox" (Tom Mugridge, MZK magazine, UK)

"Noise, rhythm, melody and madness" (These Records, UK)

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