Bernhard Fleischmann was born in Vienna in 1975. His first bands were Speed Is Essential
. Together with the latter his first record: „My Idea of Fun
In the nineties, Vienna became famous for its electronic music scene and Bernhard Fleischmann found its unique place in it. A laptop, sound loops, rhythm patterns. A gig at the legendary picknick@rhiz festival. Indulging melodies, but never sugary, surrounded by tricky rhythm structures. Songs, not just tracks, arranged on an impressing record – “Pop Loops for Breakfast
” found the love story between Bernhard Fleischmann and the young label Morr Music
in autumn 1998. The “Sidonie EP
” followed in 1999. Bernhard Fleischmann became a busy live artist, touring through Austria, Germany, Europe, the USA and nearly the rest of the world. The album “Choir Of Empty Beds
” was released on Fuzzy Box
(2000). Besides, tracks for compilations on Morr Music (“putting the morr back into morrissey
“) and other labels – Christof Kurzmann’s Vienna based label Charizma
, for instance. Bernhard Fleischmann’s “Nico
”-7inch was the opener for the Morr Music-series “a number of small things” (2001).
Later came “Welcome Tourist
” (autumn 2001) featuring Christof Kurzmann
Together with Herbert Weixelbaum
Bernhard Fleischmann formed Duo 505
, delicate pulsing electronica. Their album “Late
” was released in autumn 2005 on Morr Music.
Together with Christof Kurzmann
, Burkhard Stangl
, Martin Siewert
and Werner Dafeldecker
– those who already have played one song together on “Welcome Tourist” – he founded The Year Of
, a country-esque chamber orchestra with slide guitars, clarinets, interferences, echo chambers. Songs in cinemascope, electro-acoustic experiences. Their debut “Slow Days
” was released in spring 2006 also on Morr Music.
And there is „The Humbucking Coil
“ Bernhard Fleischmann’s third solo record released in February 2006 – euphoric pop in slow motion, rustling rhythm patterns, songs that linger and indulge. Vibraphone, piano, electric guitars in a still electronic working process. Pop songs of course.
Bernhard Fleischmann is also the composer for different film scores: Bady Mincks “Am Anfnag war der Blick“ (shown in Cannes 2003); Jörg Kalts “Crash Test Dummies” (shown at the berlinale 2005); and Marc Bauders and Dörte Frankes “Jeder schweigt von etwas anderem” (shown at the Berlinale 2006).