WALDORF - FASHIONIST
Waldorf The Band Kid Italy and Clark Steiner both
grew up and enjoyed educational backgrounds in an environment based
on a common philosophy of the Austrian scientist and educator Rudolf
Steiner (1861-1925) and his "Waldorf" schools around the world;
a philosophy also known as Anthroposophy (i.e. wisdom of the human
being), in which the heightened capacities of thinking, feeling
and willing are seen as key to unlocking enormous potential.
They both met in the mid 90s in Italy and formed
a band. Hence the name Waldorf. Using Rudolf Steiner's Philosophy,
the Milan-based duo create perpetually unique performances with
specially designed costumes for each show, backup dance troupes,
and custom-built electronic instruments and their own characters
on stage: The Wonderful World Of Waldorf
In using elements of anthroposophical studies
as with the case of the dance-ritual called Eurethmy it is sometimes
unclear whether the band is making fun of it's own bizarre world
or just using it as inspirational tools. A question the duo can't
really answer since they grew up solely in this environment. In
any case these elements combined with influences of todays Zeitgeist
make their "world" interesting and unique.
After the underground success of their debut "You're
My Disco" (also on A TOUCH OF CLASS RECORDINGS), which was
featured on the Ministry Of Sound Compilation "This
Is Tech Pop", their next record is finally ready! "Fashionist"
is a sarcastic ode to the high gloss world of fashion and is produced
by the New York City (Chinatown) based Electro-Punque driven production
duo known as A TOUCH OF CLASS, and
released on their label imprint ATOC
(A Touch Of Class Recordings). On the A side of "Fashionist"
you'll find a church choir-like intro to praise the gods of fashion
and the "Original Disco Metal Mix"
that, as the name indicates, plays with a mixture of energetic elements
of glam-rock and dancefloor compatible driving beats to push the
envelope even further. The B side features the "Disghost's
Mix", a more Dance oriented and radio friendlier version
of this truly innovative song. It is currently played by the likes
of Felix da Housecat, Tiga, Jori Hulkkonen
(Zyntherius), Miss Kittin, Tommy Sunshine, and every New
York DJ on the pulse: a sure shot winner!
more info on WALDORF: www.worldofwaldorf.com