Deine Lakaien Overview
Deine Lakaien is a German Darkwave group composed of Macedonian vocalist Alexander Veljanov and the classically trained composer, pianist and drummer Ernst Horn.
The band started in 1985 with an advertisement in the classifieds of a magazine ("Vocalist wanted who enjoys experimenting") posted by Ernst Horn. Most of the band's recordings have been released on Chrom Records although a few recent albums were released by Sony and EMI. The band's sales exceed 500,000 units.
Ernst Horn studied classical music in Freiburg and Hamburg and was working in Munich as conductor and pianist while Alexander Veljanov was attending a film and theatre class.
The name 'Deine Lakaien' (which translates to "Your Lackeys") came from a song by Einstürzende Neubauten ("Die Genaue Zeit").
Alexander Veljanov has also released three solo albums, as well as released one album with his rock band Run Run Vanguard, and Ernst Horn has founded two bands which play medieval music, Qntal and Helium Vola although he is no longer a part of Qntal. He also composes music for theatre productions and radio plays.
Their latest album, "April Skies April Skies (album) ", came to life through the co-operation with the musicians of the "White Lies White Lies (album) " tour: B. Deutung (cello), Ivee Leon (violin, vocals), Sharifa (violin, vocals) and Robert Wilcocks (guitars, keyboards).
*Deine Lakaien Deine Lakaien (album) , 1986
*Dark Star Dark Star (album) , 1991 (reissued in 2005 combined with '2nd Star' EP)
*Dark Star Live Dark Star Live (album) , 1992
*Forest Enter Exit Forest Enter Exit (album) , 1993
*Acoustic Acoustic (Deine Lakaien album) , 1995 (Live Recording)
*Winter Fish Testosterone Winter Fish Testosterone (album) , 1996
*Kasmodiah Kasmodiah (album) , 1999
*White Lies White Lies (album) , 2002
*1987 1987 (Deine Lakaien album) , 2003 (Early material)
*Live in Concert Live in Concert (Deine Lakaien album) , 2003
*April Skies April Skies (album) , 2005
*20 Years Of Electronic Avantgarde, 2007 (Orchestral recordings)
Singles and EPs
*2nd Star EP, 1991
*Into My Arms, 1999
*Where You Are/In The Chains Of, 2001 (Two-part release - first part with songs, second part with remixes)
*Over and Done, 2005
*Mindmachine, 1994 (Video Single)
*Forest Enter Exit, 1994 (Live Video)
*First Decade, 1996 (Video Compilation)
*Live In Concert, 2003 (Live DVD)
*The concert that never happened before. (2006) (Live DVD)
*20 Years Of Electronic Avantgarde, 2005 (2 DVDs of orchestral recordings - also available as 3DVD+2CD box set)
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