Wine Into Water

Stefan Zoellner fatagaga wine into water 2019

WINE INTO WATER by fatagaga, 2019



White breasts of the dim sea
twining horses, two by two
wavewhite wedded words
shimmering on the saturnine tide

No more turn aside and brood
upon love’s bitter mysteries
If anyone thinks that I am not divine
I am turning water into wine

I contradict myself invain
no more free drinks
ask nothing more of me
wine becomes water again

A limp black missile
flew out of his talking hands
servant of two masters
the father and son idea

A dull ease of the mind
my father gave me seeds to sow
they sinned against the light
see the darkness in their eyes

Iris open wide in vision
henbane hair & seaweed lashes
we grow fins
and go back in the water again

inspired by
James Joyce & Captain Beefheart/

fatagaga _ DIRTY

Stefan Zoellner fatagaga dirty 1999

fatagaga live @ MTC Cologne 1999, the photo is an excerpt of a video by Michael Hanschmid

DIRTY by fatagaga, 1999

This track was recorded on analogue 4-track-tape which still was part of my workflow those days though I owned a Mac for quite some time … and I already got the MPC 2000 and the Roland MC 505 … working with these units was like playing instruments, the recording was absolutely live … and in these days I finished to play vinyl records …
the piece relates in many ways to the never realized album „Singularity“ of the year 2007

Music from the edge of my mind

Stefan Zoellner fatagaga Nobs Nietzsche music from the edge of my mind 1987

Nobs Nietzsche, photo by Red Sack, Mexico, 1989

Music from the edge of my mind, 1989

Is it a Nobs Nietzsche or a fatagaga track? … I don’t know. It goes back to the year 1989, when „fatagaga“ was yet unborn. I was deeply impressed by Brian Enos Apollo @ those times. This track is made with old analogue organs, detuned guitars and tape echoes, recorded on 4-track-tape, no synths involved …

Haexan live screening

Stefan Zoellner fatagaga Haexan screening liveset Sean Derrick Cooper Marquart


Freitag, der 13. in der Traumathek Cologne

Regie: Benjamin Christensen / Schweden 1922, Filmlänge 107 Minuten, Stummfilm mit englischen UT., Format 1.33:1, DVD-Projektion

Screening mit Liveset:
The S&M Accidental Orchestra Experience Cologne 2.0

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt: accidental guitar / Bea Dickas: electronics, percussions / Anja Kreysing: accordeon / Brigitte Küpper: voice / Norbert Zajac: voice / fatagaga: electronics / Wilfried Hanrath: bass / Andréa Bryan : visuals / Peter Hölscher: visuals