… saarbrücken – heidelberg – next stop berlin

by 2009, markus ‚fred‘ scholl, drummer in the indie-band loony and electronic music-producer in legal subs,  decided on writing and performing solo. for one year, he twiddled and toyed around with his gear and started to gather sketches, which would eventually become layouts for the first songs. but markus needed a „little help from his friends“ to really get started as a singer/songwriter. he found a perfect match in heidelberg-based eric schemer, who used to be guitarist in scholl’s first touring band, walking down brenton road in 1991-1994. for their common diet on factory records, stone roses, smiths and all the fine english bands that followed, like my bloody valentine, ride or primal scream, they just clicked. together, the duo crafted the first go nogo-singles for their own indie-/nudisco label emerald & doreen records, which they founded with markus schneider and stefan maurer of the dj-team the robot scientists in 2011. the new writing unit would also have the producer-credits for the scientists‘ first singles and remixes, such as ‚black hole‚ and ‚catch fire‚. that was at the time when scholl lived in berlin where he shortly disappeared again, after suffering from the big cities‘ eccentricities. 

… the austrian years

in 2013, markus moved to austria where he’s been working as a booker and promoter for the label vienna scientists in 2004-2006, but this time to upper austria’s splendid lake district, enjoying the beautiful countryside. there, he began on writing material that was planned for a whole lp-release. it took another two years of collecting material, in which go nogo also published e.p.’s like ‚things ain’t right‚ and ‚new folks‚ plus several remixes for label-mates ummagma or keenhouse, among others. next to that venture, ED&-labelhead eric compiled three albums worth of material which would become the ‚emerald dreams‘-compilation i-iii. in 2015, scholl met manfred führling, a dedicated gear-mad tech house producer, who was at that time totally out of the music-making. He laid his hands on the then gathered material and eventually after 1,5 years of tweaking, the album ‚main course‘ was released. the new chapter of go nogo reads a much edgier, electronically-beefed up sound, which has been provided by the producer who brought a lot of analogue synths to the table. this can already be witnessed by listening to the first single ’no reply/cruel‘, which showcases the vocal contribution of actor christina reichsthaler, who has already sung on the preceeding ’new folks‘ e.p.

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