Slick Idiot vs. Mona Mur & En Esch (formally of KMFDM, Einstürzende Neubauten & Pigface)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Mona Mur (known for collaborations with "Einstürzende Neubauten" & "Yello") and En Esch (ex-KMFDM & Pigface) are coming to Santa Fe!
En Esch is a world famous drummer, programmer, producer, guitarist and singer. He was a member of the German industrial rock group, KMFDM, from 1985 to to their break up in 1999, during which time he contributed to ten studio albums and more than a dozen singles as musician, composer and producer. In 1992 Esch first worked with Pigface, whom he also toured with in the early 1990s. With Günter Schulz, the former KMFDM guitarist, Esch formed Slick Idiot and released their first album in 2001. Esch has since begun working actively with Pigface again, joining them on tour in 2005. In 2007, he began collaborating with fellow German musician Mona Mur. Esch and Mur joined Schulz, Raymond Watts, and Mark Durante to perform at the Wax Trax! Retrospectacle in Chicago and performed KMFDM songs from the 1990s. Esch currently resides in Berlin.
Mona Mur is a Internationally renown German vocalist who has collaborated with Einstürzende Neubauten, Yello, FM Einheit, Marc Chung, and Alex Hacke, through the ealy 80s and into the early 90s. Following this Mona decided to take a break from singing and turned her energy to Taekwondo, achieving the 3rd DAN. She entered the German National Team and became International German Vice Champion twice.In the 90s Mona Mur met up with multi-instrumentalist and mediaevalist Christian St.Claire resulting in collaborations. She has also collaborated with Raymond Watts of PIG and with London-based artist Jericho One. In 1996 she founded her company monamur music production, doing music and sound design for computer games ("Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days", (EIDOS 2010), "BALLANCE", ATARI 2004, "SABOTAGE", dtp 2007) and media-art projects, videos and installations by Franz John, Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp among others. In 2007 she began collaborating with En Esch (formerly of KMFDM, Pigface).
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Slick Idiot was formed by former KMFDM members Günter Schulz and En Esch, following the 1999 breakup of KMFDM. In late 2003, Esch and Schulz joined as members of Pigface. Slick Idiot toured through the United States in fall of 2009, performing almost 50 shows in 2 months. In 2010, Slick Idiot began the "Sucksess 2010 USA Tour" and continued their extensive tour around the United States.
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