Bee Pop – Prologue

by Team Tool Time

©Michael Dürr


We have been fascinated by bees forever. But what did we really know about them? Ok, there’s the stuff with the birds and the bees, we all love the yummy syrup known as honey and fear the bee’s sting. (Since we have all made first-hand acquaintance with it back then, barefoot in childhood days.)

It was late autumn 2011 when we first came up with the idea of connecting more closely with the life of the honey bee. We wanted to do some research, collect sounds on location in and around the hives. The aim was to produce an entire album based on field recordings.

With the help of a professional team of consulting beekeepers, scientists, technicians, photographers, video artists and a lot of helping hands, we managed to start our journey into a familiar and yet unknown universe: the one of her majesty the queen and her colony of bees…

Working on this acoustic expedition was exiting and fun. And enjoyed all the instructional experiences. They gave us a understanding of the honeybee as an essential insect, of nature system, and of the urgent need for taking responsibility and sustainability.

Hope you’re grooving to this recording and if you feel like it: just get into it! Bee-Pop-A-Lula! (Well, she’s the one that gots that beat / She’s the one with the flyin’ feet…)

Be well and be inspired!


T.T.T / Team Tool Time

Bee Pop by Team Tool Time | Album out on Konkord/Rough Trade
Making of by Gerald Schober/visualsuspects
Photography by Michael Dürr
Erste Stiftung
MAK NITE Lab – Bee Pop Live

Aural Siesta

Like a stroll through a Japanese garden

Eine sonore Insel der Ruhe und Kontemplation fernab der schalen Ästhetik der boomenden Wellness- und Esoterikmusikproduktionen. Eine Mittagspause für Ohr und Hirn, Körper und Geist: eine akustische Impfvorsorge gegen die Ruhelosigkeit des Alltags. Mit seiner bewussten Langsamkeit und seiner unaufdringlichen Vielfarbigkeit strahlt Aural Siesta die Ruhe und Schönheit eines japanischen Gartens aus. Und wie ein solcher lässt sich dieses klangökologisch nachhaltige Ambient-Album auch aus verschiedensten Perspektiven entdecken. Auf immer neuen Wegen: Erholung für die Sinne, Transzendenz für den Augenblick. — mehr —


Die Zukunft ist jetzt!

A Glimmer of Hope - CD Cover

Elektronische Soundscapes, die in homöopathischer Dosis pulsieren. Ein Hoffnungschimmer, ein zartes Glimmern. Wiederholung und Differenz. Patterns und Plug Ins. Das, was akustisch Form annimmt, ist Musik vom Feinsten. Und klingt so als ob; Future Experimental Pop. Paul Divjak hat mit dem Produzenten Hans Platzgumer an seiner Seite das Schöne an der Elektronik auf den Punkt gebracht… Die Zukunft ist jetzt!

Avec J.

Listen/Download full album for free

So fine / As if


Cover art: Manuela Mitterhuber

The Western world has a brief history of ecstasy. Affected through and through by a belief system that triggered off the industrial revolution, achievement and pleasure were perceived as opposite poles of time spent. Work meant the construction of order. Pleasure meant indulgence in disarray. Formulated in more precise terms by Calvinism, such assumptions opened the world for the industrial revolution and the almost religious accumulation of wealth an property.

Also at the dawn of the revolution of the cultural industry, the same paradigms can be found. Freeing Rock´n´Roll from the indulgent disarray of darker and more intimate urges, over-achievers such as the Beatles would turn music into work. Manufacturing order in any possible aspect, intuition was replaced by multi-track recording and improvisation became theory. — mehr —