KAPITAL BAND 1 is a project by Martin Brandlmayr and Nicholas Bussmann. The musicians met 7 years ago playing a number of duo concerts under different names: "the golden boys", "hair" amongst others. While the instant approach was to make an abstract derivate of funk music it happened to be something quite unique - but not funk. By using random algorithms the drums and the electronics interact in way that forces the musicians to play with an attention to the moment which you only know from improvised music, while keeping the skeleton of a pop song! In 2004 "2CD" was released, the bands debut album on Mosz-Records/Vienna. KAPITAL BAND 1 received a honorable mention at PRIX ARS ELETRONICA for their debut album. Their music has since developed far beyond its starting point and infact there was a second album already in the works and near completion, but the musicians decided to trash it altogether and go a step further. "Playing By Numbers" is the result - the third album.

Martin Brandlmayr
lives and works in vienna.
Bands and projects: Radian, Trapist, Polwechsel, Kapital band 1, Autistic daughters
Collaborations with Christian Fennesz, Franz Hautzinger, Burkhard Beins, David Sylvian, John Tilbury, Tony Buck, John Butcher, Peter Brandlmayr, Werner Dafeldecker, Otomo Yoshihide, Dieb 13, Axel Drner, Gina Hell, Christof Kurzmann, John McEntire, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann, Sachiko M, Stefan Schneider, Burkhard Stangl,...

Nicholas Bussmann
Musician and Composer, lives and works in Berlin. Began as a cello player. As many others he put his instrument aside and went for the new possibilities the computer and electronic devices offered. These days he is very much focusing on performing music rather then recording and is working on conceptional compositions and games. Repetitive structures and patterns of daily live are often reflected in his work. He's performing as Kapital Band 1 with Martin Brandlmayr and Alles 3 with Toshimaru Nakamua. He as work for radio, theater and film. Nicholas Bussmann works also as curator for events like the love song competition "Grand Prix d'Amour" and "meine Zeit" at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

KAPITAL BAND 1: "2 CD" [mosz 001]
WHITE HOLE: "Holy Ghost EP" available at > Kitty-yo
KAPITAL BAND 1: "Playing By Numbers" [mosz 017]