It is with pride that we announce the release of NOTHING THAT IS EVERYTHING the new album with the music of the performance of the same name by ZITA SWOON GROUP, the collective of Stef Kamil Carlens.
“NOTHING THAT IS EVERYTHING” is released CD and vinyl. This is a very adventurous yet accessible album on which songs and instrumentals alternate. An exceptional work for those who enjoy the atmosphere of Eno, David Byrne, Talking Heads, Kraftwerk… from a group following its own path with great panache.
Stef Kamil Carlens first became known as the bass guitarist, singer and fellow songwriter of Belgian band dEUS. It was not long before he went his own way as a singer-songwriter, accompanied by his band, Moondog Jr. who were renamed Zita Swoon after their first record. They were signed to Island Records and later on to Warner. In 1996, Carlens left dEUS so he could concentrate on Zita Swoon and other projects, such as writing scores for films and theatre productions, creating dance/theatre/music performances, and making sculptures, installations, drawings and paintings.”
For “Nothing that is Everything” Stef Kamil Carlens and his cronies made a creation inspired by a Dada performance that took place at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916. There are all the elements which they use: visual work in décor, and masks, costumes, dance, music, rhythm, poetry, confusion (of language) and humor. For this new production they have collaborated with Jan Lauwer’s Needcompany.
In 1998, Stef Kamil Carlens wrote the song “One Perfect Day”. In the booklet accompanying the CD “I Paint Pictures On A Wedding Dress” he inserted a footnote: ‘Dada, let me in’. The text was written using the Dadaist cut-up technique. This new production unifies the worlds through which Carlens has long been roaming.
2. Dada For Spring Radio
3. Dada makes People taller
4. Why Say it Once ?
5. Interview with a Big Head
6. What are you looking for when you make a Ptretor
1. Crocodile Tears by the Bucket load
3. Karawane People