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The Shunt staff
10/05/12 - RECOIL : ‘A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST’ – AVAILABLE 1st JUNE 2012
From June 1st, in conjunction with Umatik Entertainment, Shunt Production will be accepting pre-orders for the Recoil concert film 'A Strange Hour In Budapest', to be released on Blu-ray. This is a full HD production with DTS-HD 5.1 surround sound and stereo audio soundtrack, mixed by Alan Wilder and Paul Kendall.
A website devoted to the release is now live at : http://bluray.recoil.co.uk This site will continue to be updated with additional news about the project, including more complete details of extra downloads, an exclusive Recoil USB stick with additional content, Blu-ray player recommendations and other technical information, so please keep checking in there.
Note : It has been decided to limit the main format to Blu-ray because the film works infinitely better at its highest resolution and Alan does not want to compromise this aspect. Secondly, Blu-ray players are cheap and simple to install these days. If you haven't upgraded yet, now is the time to do so!
Format details :
'A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST' Blu-ray
(deluxe digi-pack with 170gm 16-page booklet.
First 1000 copies come individually hand-stamped / numbered)
A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST
Running time : 84 minutes
Running time : 21 minutes
WANT (Renegade of Noise 808 remix)
PREY (Shotgun mix)
ALLELUJAH (subHuman album version)
Directed by : Dmitry Semenov
Running time : 16 minutes
Directed by : Steve Fabian, Igor Dvorský and Dmitry Semenov
(free with store purchase of Blu-ray)contents :
1) 8 minute 'A Strange Hour In Budapest' soundtrack sampler - choice of 24bit wav or 320 kbps mp3
2) PDF Art booklet - 24 page Blu-ray booklet including additional spreads
3) Approx. 75 x high res Recoil live photographs and film stills
4) Project wallpapers for smartphone, iPad and computer screen
Recoil USB stick
(Special edition custom-designed 8GB USB stick, with assets pre-loaded)
1) Full 84 minute stereo soundtrack - choice of 24bit wav, 16bit Apple Lossless, FLAC or 320 kbps mp3
2) 3 x 'A Strange Hour 2' reconstructions - stereo audio - choice of 24bit wav or 320 kbps mp3
3) Extended trailer for 'A Strange Hour In Budapest' - approx 5 minutes : 1080p HD mp4
4) PDF Art booklet - 24 page Blu-ray booklet including additional spreads
5) Approx. 75 x high res Recoil live photographs and film stills
6) Project wallpapers for smartphone, iPad and computer screen
‘A Strange Hour’ was presented during 2010 and 2011 in 52 cities across the world as part of the ‘Selected Events’ tour to celebrate 25 years of the Recoil project.
Says Alan : "The idea to take Recoil out on the road evolved during the release of 'Selected' in 2010. The events were not so much ‘live’ band but more art installation featuring stripped down, edited sections from many Recoil remixes and alternative versions. For the presentations, I managed to gather together filmmakers from as far as Russia, via the Czech Republic and Hungary, all the way to Argentina.
One of the most memorable moments of the entire tour came about, strangely enough, through adversity. Who can forget 'Eyjafjallajökull' and the major headaches and logistical nightmares it caused? Back in April 2010, the Icelandic mountain awoke, spewing its contents into the stratosphere and reaping havoc on the very same day Recoil was due to fly from London to Budapest. After an eternal struggle via airports, train stations, traffic jams, manic phone calls and confusion all round, 12 hours after leaving home my team and I found ourselves back on my own doorstep having got precisely zero kilometers towards the Hungarian capital. The last resort and only option was to drive (in my own car) through the channel tunnel and no less than 7 countries from West Sussex to Diesel club, Budapest - a journey of some 21 hours non stop. Word got around (while others were canceling shows left, right and centre) that, against all the odds, we were on our way - and when we arrived with about 1 hour to spare, what greeted us was one of the most vociferous and appreciative crowds on the whole tour.
To cut a long story short, we wanted to come back, not least to finally see a little of this beautiful city, but most of all to play once again to the warm Hungarian public. The second Budapest presentation and last of 2010 was held in the beautiful newly-renovated Szikra venue. To celebrate this end of year special show we decided to install an extra large fully professional cinema screen and projector. The screen measured a giant 8 x 5 meters and covered the entire stage area.
The performance was filmed using the latest high-definition technology in order to capture the event in its full glory. For this (with the help of the local promoters), the team from Umatik was recruited, headed up by director Attila (‘Atus’) Herkó, and in a similar way to the stage projections, we worked remotely on the editing - I gave feedback to rough edits which Atus sent to me whilst Paul Kendall and I simultaneously worked on the surround sound mix, and everything was refined from there. I think you will agree Attila’s film is stunning and offers a captivating and exhilarating document of ‘A Strange Hour’.
'A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST'
Recorded and filmed at : Szikra, Budapest : 04.12.2010 Produced, directedand edited by : Attila Herkó for Umatik Executive producer : Alan Wilder Stereo and 5.1 soundtrack mix : Alan Wilder and Paul Kendall
Main film : 1920 x 1080p High Definition : 16:9
Audio : DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround : LPCM Stereo 2.0
Extra material : 1080p HD 16:9 : LPCM Stereo 2.0
(Note: This is a zone-free all region disc which will play in any Blu-ray player)
Distribution :Recoil Official Store : www.store.recoil.co.uk
2012 UMATIK ENTERTAINMENT and SHUNT PRODUCTION
The Shunt staff
09/03/12 - RECOIL LIVE CONCERT FILM : ‘A Strange Hour in Budapest’ – release news
Plans are almost complete to make available a concert film from Recoil, entitled 'A Strange Hour in Budapest'. 'A Strange Hour' was presented during 2010 & 2011 in 52 cities across the world as part of the Selected Events tour to celebrate 25 years of the Recoil project.
15/02/12 - SPC ECO, a project worth checking out
Alan recently hooked up with one of his old cohorts - Dean Garcia (ex of Curve). Dean played bass and guitar on several tracks from Recoil's 'Liquid' album and has recently contributed to one of Recoil's submissions for the upcoming Talk Talk tribute album 'Spirit Of Talk Talk'. Curve sadly disbanded but it doesn't mean that Dean hasn't been busy since then. Far from it. Amongst many, we were very excited to hear about his current project - SPC ECO - and wanted to give it a good old plug here. Spc Eco is a real family affair with his own daughter Rose Berlin on lead vocals.
14/02/12 - Talk Talk tribute album and book - new update
Following the recent news about the book, Fierce Panda have announced more details about the upcoming Talk Talk tribute album 'Spirit of Talk Talk'.
21/12/11 - New Recoil remix for SONOIO - available now!
Alan Wilder recently completed his version of 'Minutes' (expansion mix) for the new NON SONOIO remix album. SONOIO is the project of Alessandro Cortini - former member of Nine Inch Nails.
11/12/11 - RECOIL TOUR T-SHIRTS - now on sale
Just added at the Recoil store, we have the last few T shirts from Recoil's 'Selected Events' tour, in two different designs. These are the last in stock and will not be re-manufactured, so if you didn't manage to pick one up on the tour, here is your chance. Unfortunately, we only have a limited amount so they will probably go fast.
'COLLECTED +' DVD & CALENDAR - last few available!Xmas is approaching so if you're looking for a gift, we are now down to just a handful of Recoil Calendars & DVDs at the store.
Collected + features the remastered version of Martin Vladar's documentary film which accompanied the AW/DM auction earlier this year. This updated disc features additional unseen footage and a photo gallery, as well as a video summary of the auction day in Manchester. There's even a new edit of an instrumental-only mix of Recoil's 'Intruders'.
Click here to view the teaser video showing some of the updates.
The last few prints of the Recoil Calendar 2012 presenting 13 large photographs by Steve Gullick are also available. We literally only have about 20 left now. The A3 calendar is produced using waterproof, resin-coated, high gloss photographic paper. Don't miss out!
We recommend you get your orders in very soon in order to meet the Xmas deadline. All items are only purchasable from the Recoil Official Store. All transactions will be processed via PayPal.
The Shunt staff
08/12/11 - New Talk Talk book and website - register now
Remember we brought you news that Recoil has recorded two covers for a forthcoming Talk Talk tribute album? Well we can now bring you much more news about the accompanying book which Alan has also contributed to, with its expected publication scheduled for Spring 2012.
07/11/11 - 'FAN' - new film featuring Alan Wilder interview
Now available to view at YouTube, a brand new Polish film directed by Grzegorz Radziejewski has been released featuring interviews with Alan Wilder, Gareth Jones, Adrian Sherwood and many others.
01/11/11 - ALAN WILDER 'COLLECTED +' DVD release
Released today (November 1st) the new Collected + DVD is ready for shipping. As well as the remastered version of Martin Vladar's 'Collected' film, this updated disc features additional unseen footage and a photo gallery, as well as a video summary of the recent auction day in Manchester. There's even a new edit of an instrumental-only mix of Recoil's 'Intruders'. And we included English subtitles as an option with all the footage for those who may have trouble catching the complete dialogue.
Full content details:
ALAN WILDER COLLECTED +
01 'Collected' (running time : 36.10)
02 'Collected +' : 4 additional scenes (18 mins)
c) Emax 2
d) Auction day
03 Auction gallery : 67 photographs (8 mins)
All regions : PAL 16:9 : PCM Stereo : Subtitles: English
(Note: 'All region' discs will play in any DVD player)
Also now in stock and ready to ship - the brand new Recoil Calendar 2012 presenting 13 large photographs by Steve Gullick, all chosen by Alan. The A3 calendar is produced using waterproof, resin-coated, high gloss photographic paper. If you need an Xmas present for your fellow Recoil friends, here it is! Order yours soon as this is a very limited run up until the new year.
Recoil Official Store
For further details about the AW/DM auction :
http://auction.recoil.co.uk | Official catalogue
The Shunt staff
18/10/11 - ALAN WILDER 'COLLECTED +' DVD release
On November 1st, Dentez Lab and Shunt will release a limited edition, remastered DVD of Martin Vladar's documentary film which accompanied the AW / DM historic equipment, vinyl and memorabilia auction.
04/10/11 - AW/DM 'Collected' film extra DVD?
Omega recently made available the last of the 'Collected' DVDs from the auction which sold out within a few hours. As these have proved so popular and to satisfy those who missed out, we are thinking of producing a better quality transfer of Martin Vladar's 'Collected' documentary on a brand new DVD, with additional content and all-new artwork in a cardboard sleeve. This would include some extra footage with Emax demos from Alan, other outtakes which never made the final cut, a film review of the day at Zion in Manchester and a photo gallery. All running at about one hour in total.
01/10/11 - Paul Kendall's new album 'Angleterror'
Paul Kendall has released a new album called 'Angleterror', available now as a digital download. Paul, as you all must know, has been working with Recoil for many years now and recently accompanied Alan on his 'Selected Events' tour presenting 'A Strange Hour' around the world. But this is a man of many talents, and you can view his new viral video right here (no doubt filmed and edited by Olivia Louvel) where he 'kind of' explains his latest project.