Guided by artistic desire and a true lover of artistry in all of its forms, Robert Lundberg has become a highly regarded photographer and filmmaker lauded for his innovative and versatile documentaries covering the worlds of music, comedy, art, and film. After spending his early years in Massachusetts, Lundberg moved to New York City where he more actively pursued a full-time career in art and film. Uniquely focused on seeking out the next big artistic challenge, Lundberg chose to pursue one of his most ambitious projects at the beginning of 2020 when he launched his new documentary series entitled Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews.

Debuting in early 2020, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors with Lundberg’s primary goal to gain a particular insight into their creative processes which can only be thoroughly deciphered by truly going behind the scenes. With Uncontaminated Sound, Lundberg’s purpose is to offer an intimate look into all of the rarely seen or known “little things” that take place during interviews and other similar social and private interactions with artists and performers. Mainstream features are often heavily and unevenly edited, offering viewers only individual, preferred moments. In contrast, Lundberg is dedicated to delivering to you all of the real, raw, authentic moments that you would never otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

With another two weeks in the books, Lundberg has returned with another new edition of Uncontaminated Sound. Today for episode 56, Lundberg is joined by hackedepicciotto. The duo, led by Alexander Hack (Einstürzende Neubauten, Crime & the City Solution) and Danielle de Picciotto (Love Parade, Crime & the City Solution) just released their latest full-length record The Silver Threshold this past November, via Mute. The album has been referred to as their most symphonic release yet, an exploration of sound inspired by the travels across places, landscapes, and environments that they have experienced over the years. There’s a real investigative element to these ten tracks, as Hack and de Picciotto shift between cinematic drone, industrial, experimental, spoken word, and ambient soundscapes.

Like all hackedepicciotto albums, its reflective of the times we live in. There’s a theme of uncertainty that reverberates through these songs, a feeling of being stuck in an unknown environment where uncertainty basically controls everything. When they were writing and recording the album, the two had a certain feeling that they were standing on a threshold, or encountering a gateway with an uncertain path forward. What truly defines The Silver Threshold as an album, and the duo as a songwriting team, is their ability to channel their own lives and shared experiences into a coherent, reflective, instinctive artistic expression.

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With a few words on his conversation with hackedepicciotto, Lundberg said:

“True Bohemians are rare these days. But the Berlin-based duo of Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke are exactly that, Bohemian artists of lore, living a true nomadic life in which we younger artists only dream of.

“Late 1980s Berlin was a heady time. Political tensions were still high, and the wall had yet to fall. It was 1987 when Danielle decided to pick up from New York and move to Berlin. This was the backdrop in which Alexander and Danielle met within the confines of the small artisan community that included Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

“It was in such a time in which living in warehouses, parties, fluid love affairs, and experimental art consumed all. A backdrop which set the stage for an eventual marriage in 2006 and a prolific 20 plus year musical and artistic career that continues to this day.

“This is hackedepicciotto. So, please enjoy #56, one of my more fluid conversations to date.”

Lundberg has more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be a part of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews in the coming weeks and months. Lundberg has already been bringing you his ongoing series Uncontaminated Sound which takes a look behind the scenes to get a look at performers before they take the stage. The series has featured Macklemore’s Gemini Tour featuring Eric Nally (formerly of Foxy Shazam) and Xperience, the late Louie Anderson, Sinbad, Ron English, We Are Scientists, Rufus Wainwright and more. Lundberg’s photography has been highlighted in publications such as Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and more.

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