October 2017 : After a few months of work, the website mital-U (about 175 pages) has been redesigned into ‘Responsive Web Design’. This means that the page format automatically adapts to the size of the screen.
September 2017 : mital-U supports the production of the film Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, by her daughter Celeste Bell, writer Zoë Howe and director Paul Sng, as Executive Producer.
May 2017 : In the brand new issue of zweikommasieben Magazin #15 you can read a contribution by Bruno W. In this context, we published two playlists on Spotify (we hope you will share and follow it): Pre- & Post-punk (70s & 80s) / Neue Musik aus DE+CH (NDW-Avantgarde 1979-1984).
September 2016 : Bruno W (mittageisen / mital-U) is on Saturday, 1. October 2016 guest at the annual A-SYNTH FEST in St. Gallen (CH). You can find a review on the ARTNOIR-Website.
August 2016 : The talented fashion designer Julia Seemann [VFILES | NOT JUST A LABEL] has created the Capsule Collection 2016 as a TRIBUTE TO MITTAGEISEN, what very honour us. The collection will be presented at the London Fashion Week 2016.
Juli 2016 : The skate enthusiasts from THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW have published a worth seeing skate video [vimeo | YouTube] with excerpts from various MITTAGEISEN-songs. They have also created a T-shirt, which is available through their online store THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW.
June 2016 : Not only for those who couldn’t be present on the re-release party, because it was (on the basis of the way or years) too far away, the for the first time shown remastered video is now available online. Following the re-release of the 12″ automaten we’ve just published the remastered video of automaten (radio edit 2015) on Vimeo and YouTube.
March 2016 : The reissue of the meanwhile extremely rare and expensive traded 12″ automaten will be available in a limited and numbered edition of 500 copies on April 16th at Record Store Day 2016 contributing record stores.
January 10, 2016 : ‘planet earth is blue’ – “Bowie made people feel that is was alright to be a bit different and to try things out.” Jarvis Cocker on David Bowie, BBC Radio 6. mital-U YouTube-Playlist with great Bowie songs.
July 2015 : We’ve just started with the project to re-release a limited, numbered first edition of 500 copies of the 12″ automaten by mittageisen. The record will be pressed on high quality 180g vinyl, packed in the reproduced original cover plus (new) printed inner sleeve.
November 2014 : EISBAER (GRAUZONE) and automaten (mittageisen) are two of the listed Top 20 songs of the ‘CH Hall of Fame 80s’ for the exhibition ‘Oh Yeah! – Pop music in Switzerland‘ (November 14th, 2014 to July 19th, 2015, Museum of Communication, Bern).
June 2013 : The new double CD ‘THE VYLLIES 1983-1988 REMASTERED‘ will be available at well assorted recorded stores from July 2013. THE VYLLIES are three independent women from the French speaking part of Switzerland, who attracted a great deal of public attention in the 1980s with their unique sound and dramatic stage performances. The new double CD includes all published songs of THE VYLLIES in original length including the songs of the 1984 in Athens released 1st EP. The two CDs are available in a 3 fold-out digipak sleeve, incl. a carefully made 24-page booklet with exclusive band-photos and information about each song. Detailed information about the group and their music can be found on the band-website. The 2CD will be available at well assorted record stores.
April 2013 : In an interview of the newspaper ‘Zentralschweiz am Sonntag’ (April 28, 2013) with François Mürner, longtime moderator and managing editor ‘sounds!’ in the Swiss radio DRS2 and later DRS3, he said to the central Swiss music scene “I loved in the 1980s great bands from central Switzerland, I played all DRS3. So the Sedel punks CRAZY. Or mittageisen and their strong lyrics.” Both productions by mital-U and still to be heard on CD.
February 2013 : We’re proud to announce the new 2CD ‘THE VYLLIES 1983-1988 REMASTERED‘. The 2CD set will contain about 28 digitally remastered songs, incl. WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW, PURPLE GORILLA, AHIA, THE SKY IS FULL OF STITCHES, DESIRE (REPETITION DESPERATION), NOW WE FALL, of THE VYLLIES. The 2CD will be available in a 3 fold-out digipak-sleeve, incl. a carefully made 24-page booklet with exclusive band-fotos and informations about each song. The release of the 2CD is planned for june/july 2013!
Januar 2012 : We’ve just released a new music video for the song EISBAER from the 2CD ‘GRAUZONE 1980-1982 REMASTERED‘.
The video shows that the attempt to escape the dreariness of his existence a polar bear is doomed to failure – his flight is a circular motion which will be without salvation. The flight to seemingly paradisiacal states (‘untouched Arctic’, the city as a place of culture and communication) are shown as illusory utopias.
“There is no life in the wrong” Adorno
You’ll find the video on our YouTube-page.
November 2010 : We’re pleased to announce the release of the new double-CD ‘GRAUZONE 1980-1982 REMASTERED‘ on 1th December 2010. GRAUZONE belonged between 1980 and 1982 to the pioneers of the German new wave (NDW). With their hit ,EISBAER’ (Polar Bear) they met the attitude to life of that time and reached the Austrian and German charts. The double-CD contains 21 digital remastered songs, incl. 6 so far on CD as 3 previously unpublished GRAUZONE-tracks. Besides, contrary to past CD publications, all songs are in original full length! The two CDs are available in a 3 fold-out digipak-sleeve, incl. a comprehensive 24-page booklet with exclusive band-fotos and informations about each song. Detailed information about the group and their music can be found on the band-website. The 2CD will be available at well assorted record stores.
September 2010 : The remastering-project ‘GRAUZONE 1980-1982 REMASTERED‘ is in the final phase. After digitization and restoration of the original analog recordings, we’re completing now the remastering as the layout of the digipak and booklet. The 2CD comprises up to ‘Schlachtet!’, which is desired by the composer/author not included, all of GRAUZONE published tracks in unabridged lengthens, as well as three previously unreleased pieces. The 2CD will be published in a tri-fold digipak sleeve incl. a 24-pages booklet late November / early December 2010.
May 2010 : Swiss Radio DRS3 has compiled for this year 2010 the stories behind ‘200 successful and beautiful Swiss songs’. Every week, they presented five songs about a specific topic. Questions about the individual songs are answered by the artists of the 200 most influential Swiss songs in the series ‘DRS3 Swiss pop history! 200 songs – 200 stories’. During the week of 10 to 15 May the song automaten by mittageisen is one of five songs representing the 80’s. You can find the result under the appropriate web-page.
February 2010 : We’re proud to announce the new 2CD ‘GRAUZONE 1980-1982 REMASTERED‘. The 2CD set will contain about 20 digitally remastered published (Eisbär, Film 2, Träume mit mir, Ich und Du, Wütendes Glas, Moskau, Ein Tanz mit dem Tod, Ich lieb Sie, …) as unpublished songs of GRAUZONE in a tri-fold digipak sleeve plus a comprehensive booklet. The release is planned for the 4th quarter 2010.
January 2009 : Bruno W, mastermind of the legendary Swiss DarkWave band mittageisen and producer of the first Swiss Punk LP (CRAZY), was guest in the show Gaffa of radio 3FACH with music and reminiscences from the 80’s.
December 2008 : In case of its 10 year anniversary Radio 3FACH looked for the 100 best ‘Swiss Kick Ass’ songs, which should not be missed in any record collection. The ‘mittageisen’ song ‘automaten’ was played with other 20 titles in the final show on the 22th December 2008.
December 2008 : Release of the new double-CD mittageisen 1981-1986 remastered! First reviews and a 90 minutes mittageisen-special on the electronic underground radio-show Linearnetrik at Radio-Decoder.de.
October 2008 : The production of the new double-CD MITTAGEISEN 1981-1986 (REMASTERED) is in the final-stage. The two CDs contains 19 remastered songs, 6 of them previously unreleased. The 2CD will be released in a fold-out digipak sleeve plus a 24-pages booklet in a limited first edition of 500 copies. The 2CD will be available a.o. at indie-music.ch
June 2008 : Thanks YouTube (with DSL please choose under the video-picture ‘watch in high quality’) it’s possible now to watch the original music-video ‘automaten’, produced in 1995 together with the compilation-CD of mittageisen.
The pre-electronic-piece ‘automaten’ became, after the release in 1985, an indie-disco hit.
March 2008 : The complete new designed online-shop indie-music.ch, with the worldwide available payment-options PayPal, Credit-Card, PostFinance, Payment in Advance, Cash on Delivery, goes online!
January 2007 : Start of the project ‘mittageisen remastered’. The 2CD set will contain about 20 digitally remastered already published as unpublished songs of mittageisen in a fold-out digipak sleeve plus a comprehensive booklet. Planned release-date is in the 4th quarter 2008.
September 2001 : ‘Dear mital-U, Congratulations! You’ve made it to the mPulse.com Top 10 Site Alternative. We’d like to pass along an award recognizing your high profile on mPulse.com.’
Martin Reidy, President/CEO mPulse.com
June 2001 : The production of a new toini CD is initiated! It is planned to release an EP with new edits and remixes of the songs heart on bleed and biscuit.
May 2001 : On Friday, 4th May is the release-date of our new (co-)production Swiss Kult-Hits Vol.2 : 80s Wave. A compilation with 16 songs from artists like Yello, Kleenex, Grauzone, Liliput, Stephan Eicher, The Vyllies, Blue China and other artists.
February 2001 : indie-music.ch – mital-U’s online-shop has opened its doors for you for 7×24 hours per week! You have now the possibility to order all available mital-U CDs online!
May 1999 : All mital-U CDs are distributed by The Orchard (the largest distributor of independent music in the world). So it is possible to buy the CDs at Amazon, CDNow, Barnes & Noble, among others.
April 1999 : You maybe know that the swiss government got a new ‘young’ member. More about the difference between ‘age in years’ and ‘young in mind’ is written – unfortunately only in german – in the swiss sunday-newspaper Sonntags-Zeitung… with a.o. relation to mital-U!
March 1999 : At the beginning of this month was the official release of a new CD-compilation called Swiss Kult-Hits Vol.1 : 1970-1996. A compilation with 16 songs from artists like Touch El Arab, Young Gods, Grauzone, Stephan Eicher, … and mittageisen with their song automaten!
December 1998 : We’re happy to announce for January 1999 a new EP: mittageisen v2 : geld – arbeit ! This is the second CD of mittageisen v2 with new remixed and editied versions of the songs ‘geld’ and ‘arbeit’, invl. 3 new ‘currencies’ remixed by Marco Repetto!
This is the result of a collaboration of two ‘old’ colleagues (ex-mittageisen / ex-Grauzone, and together the fanzine ‘Sondernummer’) from the early 1980es!