SOPA Newsletter # 06 - April 12, 2007: SOPA label night + great review + Shakespeare + gigs!

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Welcome to the sixth SOPA Newsletter.

Lots of exciting news this time around.

Denmark's best music mag Geiger has given the MARZIPAN MARZIPAN a bit of a rave review. In short it says that Zelda Panda is "one of the most promising female artists working with electronics" and concludes that there is no excuse for not discovering this unique artist right now. We'll see if we can get permission to put a full English translation on this website later. Yeah, it's that great. ;-)

Danish text here:

What's just as exciting is the fact that the very first SOPA label night is about to happen. Yes, indeed!

It will all go down in the city of cities: Berlin. And that's soon... on May 4th at the venue Ausland! So far the Berlin-resident Italian artist 9 is playing alongside Danish balkanpunk band KURVE (yeah, SOPA is crossing some fingers that at some point a release by these fantastic folks will find its way to the world through this label). CAPT. DAYDREAM will spin some nice records - from the deep roots of blues to sparkling electronic music and alternative hip-hop.
We also got a few small, but nice surprises in store for the evening too, but they will not be revealed until people are on stage. Plus: another exciting act might find its way into the line-up that evening. We'll let you know about that one when it's all set. You can read about the label night at the Ausland website here:

KURVE is also playing in Berlin the day before the SOPA DELICIOSA night. Yep, that's at the venue Schokoladen on May 3rd. And yes, you gotta hear them twice, so go! Visit them at and check them out.

9 a.k.a. Marco Brosolo is - as of writing this newsletter - performing his own music live in France as part of a play there. Shakespeare no less! And "Richard III" to be precise. It all goes down at L'Aire Libre Theater in Rennes on April 11+12+13.

Read more about it here:

Also: A lot of gigs and dj sets coming up in April and May. Zelda Panda of MARZIPAN MARZIPAN has begun doing weekly dj sets every Sunday at Intersoup again. And she's also got some gigs with her coverband Kadillac Lobster coming up.

Check the gig calendar!

On a less joyful note: it was with some sadness, but with lots of respect and gratitude for a life's work, that SOPA learned that American novelist Kurt Vonnegut passed away this week at the age of 84. Most likely unknown to him that he inspired the name of this label, SOPA, with a line from his latest book "A Man Without A Country":

"I don't know about you, but I practice a disorganized religion. I belong to an unholy disorder. We call ourselves 'Our Lady of Perpetual Astonishment'."

So farewell... and God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut!

And to everyone out there not yet familiar with this great writer... pick up "Slaughterhouse-Five" or one of his many other great works. ;-)

"If God were alive today, he would have to be an atheist."

- Kurt Vonnegut

Take care, folks!

Riding the wave of astonishment,

Capt. Daydream