M.I.N.E's EP "ONE" out on February 17th
(2017/02/15) On Friday, February 17th, M.I.N.E will release their E.P. “One” as a 4-track download. After the release of the first single, Marcus Meyn, Volker, Hinkel, and Jochen Schmalbach, are shortening the wait until release of the album. You can listen to a sample of the E.P. here:
- "One" EP @ iTunes | amazon.de | amazon.com
First M.I.N.E single released
(2017/01/27) Marcus Meyn, Jochen Schmalbach, and Volker Hinkel have released "Things We've Done" as the first single of their project M.I.N.E. The single has been available worldwide as a download since January 20, 2017. Along with the Single Version and an Acoustic Version, the digital E.P. contains remixes from Rico Hüllermeier, 9inErrors and Daniel Myer.
The corresponding video for the single was filmed by Guido Fricke last Fall in a hotel room in Leipzig after the performance at the Gothic-Meets-Klassik Festival.
- "Things We've Done" @ iTunes | amazon.de | amazon.com
- Further information at www.mine-music.com
"Chase" - X-Mas Download 2016
(2016/12/24) Camouflage wishes you a Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year with "Chase"!
"Chase" is a song that has never made it onto an album and has remained as a demo. The version for the download is from the year 2002 as a pre-Sensor track. However, a good part of the melody in the refrain found its way into the "Relocated" song "Passing By". The text remains of course also in a demo character. "Chase" has been traveling with us for a while now.
An interesting tidbit: Some of the sounds in the demo originate from the world of "Spice Crackers". Point of reference: Choir sounds and atmosphere from "Rhonda's Trigger"
M.I.N.E - First information and live dates
(2016/02/21) Due to the fact that Camouflage will pause in 2016, Marcus is using the time to start M.I.N.E - a project together with Jochen Schmalbach, Volker Hinkel and Jakob Nebel. At the moment they are in studio.
Sometime between Moscow, Berlin, and Lima while traveling together around the world for Camouflage, Jochen, Marcus, and Volker wished to develop a new project outside of the bounds of the band Camouflage.
In order to foster a greater level of discovery as a trio, they established a rule early on - anything goes as long as all three of the participants had a interest. The past met the present and the future with a exploration ranging from deep house to Oasis, minimalism to the bombastic, Kraftwerk to the Sex Pistols.
Jakob Nebel, who joined as the last of the members, completes the group with his musical sense and versatility and has helped distill songs out of the many ideas.
The process has produced a mix of Dark Electronic and Guitars, which in their diversity bridge between Electro-Wave, Goth, Pop and Punk.
What does M.I.N.E mean? The band name points partly to the phonetically correct pronunciation of Marcus' surname Meyn. However the name also represents the individual commitment to the musical collaboration between the 4 men.
Drums: Jochen Schmalbach, sound engineer, songwriter and producer for acts including Klangkarussell, Tiefschwarz, Alphaville, Stanfour, Thomas D, and many more.
Vocals: Marcus Meyn, songwriter and singer of Camouflage.
Guitars: Volker Hinkel, songwriter, producer and guitarist of Fools Garden, who stormed the international charts with their hit “Lemon Tree”.
Guitars and Keyboards: Jakob Nebel, songwriter and guitarist of the band Livingston.
Two shows are already confirmed in Oberhausen as special guests of Mesh and at the Sazava festival in the Czech republic.
More shows will be announced soon ...
New Camouflage Tribute Sampler Released
(2016/01/17) The Russian Internet Synth Radio has released a new Camouflage Tribute Sample for which 20 band have interpreted familiar Camouflage songs. The sample is available for hear and also as a free download at the website www.synth-radio.ru.
New Winnetou filming with musical score from Heiko Maile
(2016/01/15) Since August 2015 filming for 3 new episodes of Winnetou has been underway in Croatia and NRW. These 90 minute episodes commissioned from RTL will be broadcast towards the end of 2016. More information about the show can be found here. The familiar Winnetou melodies from the 1960s from film composer Martin Böttcher are now being newly arranged and interpreted by Heiko Maile for the new film segments. The music is being performed by the Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg (German Film Orchestra Babelsberg).
"Leave Your Room Behind" - X-Mas Download 2015
(2015/12/24) Camouflage and the Info Team wish you all a Christmas celebration full of reflection as well as a happy new year! Behind us lies an exciting "Greyscale" year 2015. The Christmas download for this year offers you an impression of the origins of the Greyscale song "Leave Your Room Behind". The song's history has roots back to the year 2005 where it should have originally been included on the album "Relocated". This "halfbeat" version from 2013 was an effort to "rediscover" the song. Halfbeat describes the way the drums emphasize the rhythmic half bar measurement. With this method the song has a slower effect while having the same actual tempo. The official "Greyscale Version" evolved to be much more similar to the original version from 2005. Sometimes things simply take time :)
New Single "Count On Me" feat. Peter Heppner out now!
(2015/10/12) The new Single “Count On Me” feat. Peter Heppner from the album “Greyscale” is available since October 9, 2015 as a digital download, audio CD and 12” vinyl. The CD is released in a digipack in a limited edition of 1000 copies. The 12” vinyl is limited to 500 copies. There are a total of 5 new versions of “Count On Me” and also a new remix of “Shine” on this release. The “Count On Me” Single Version has been newly reworked and produced by Camouflage’s tour drummer Jochen Schmalbach. The vocals from Marcus and Peter Heppner have been newly recorded for the new versions. The Demo Mix included on the release is the original version featuring Oli instead of Peter Heppner as the duet partner.
Digital Download: amazon.com, iTunes
Limited Digipak Audio CD: jpc.de
Limited 12" Vinyl: jpc.de
The new single “Count on Me” out on Oct. 9, 2015
(2015/09/24) The new single "Count on Me" feat. Peter Heppner is scheduled for release on October 9, 2015. The single will be available in CD and 12” vinyl formats. The tracklist for both formats is as follows:
1. Count On Me (Single Version, 3:54)
2. Count On Me (Demo Mix, 4:50)
3. Count On Me (Die Wilde Jagd Remix, 6:39)
4. Count On Me (Klaak Remix, 5:18)
5. Count On Me (Chevy Baccole Oceanside Mix, 4:06)
6. Shine (88 Ninety's 'orbiting The Sun' Remix, 6:00
"Greyscale" Live @ South America
(2015/08/30) Camouflage plays five shows in South America this september in Lima (Peru), Santiago De Chile (Chile), São Paulo (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).