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Berlin-based avant-garde duo hackedepicciotto have returned with Keepsakes, their fifth full length studio album. 

Keepsakes is the duo’s second album released on Mute, and was recorded at one of Europe’s oldest recording spaces, the Neapolitan studio Auditorium Novecento. Inspired by the space, which was home to Caruso and Morricone, the new compositions feature tubular bells and a grand piano within their signature sound of symphonic drone. Where past albums speak of universal themes, this mesmerising new creation has a very personal touch, the duo calls it “an ode to friendship, presenting songs of gratitude”.

releases July 28, 2023


The incredible David Harrow has done remixes of three hackedepicciotto tracks from the albums PERSEVERANTIA, MENETEKEL & THE CURRENT, which are reissued by Mute Records this week.

Alexander Hacke is currently on tour with EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN, but we are looking forward to the upcoming hackedepicciotto shows this year!


The first leg of our 2022 Spring Tour is over. Thank you for sold-out shows in Prague, Vienna, Ljubljana, Italy and Switzerland!



This is the second video for our upcoming album "The Silver Threshold" which will be coming out on the 12th of November 2021. It was filmed during the photo shoot we did with renown photographer and iconic Berghain bouncer Sven Marquardt for our album cover. The piece is called Kirchhain and the album can be pre-ordered on our bandcamp page 




In der Vergangenheit sind weltweit viele Menschen an den Pocken, am Gelbfieber, an Typhus, Polio oder Tetanus gestorben.

Alles Infektionskrankheiten, die entweder von Viren oder Bakterien verursacht werden und wir haben es globalen Impfkampagnen zu verdanken, dass wir in Europa heute von diesen Krankheiten nicht mehr bedroht sind.

An einem möglichen Einsatz der mRNA-Technologie für Medikamente oder Impfstoffe forschen Wissenschaftler international an öffentlich finanzierten Forschungseinrichtungen seit mehr als 50 Jahren. In vielen kleinen Schritten sind sie dabei vorangekommen. Daran liegt es, dass ein COVID Impfstoff in nur zehn Monaten entwickelt werden konnte.

So kann ein kleiner Pieks Leben retten, und hat das in der Vergangenheit schon millionenfach getan. Dieser kleine Pieks kann nun auch die Kulturszene retten. Eine Rückkehr zur Normalität wäre traumhaft, aber wenn sich nicht alle Menschen immunisiert sind, können immer neue Mutationen entstehen und die Pandemie währt ewig. Wir sitzen alle im selben Boot. Um uns selbst und auch Euch zu schützen haben wir uns impfen lassen.

Bitte macht mit!




Super, super exciting announcement:

We have been signed by MUTE records!

The greatest honor imaginable, we are unbelievably happy.

Our next album "The Silver Threshold" will be released by them internationally on
November 12th  2021
Here is the announcement for the first video.

You can also pre-order on our bandcamp page and see the beautiful cover that legendary Sven Marquardt photographed

for us. The complete video can be seen here:

Here's the second installment of the "one song per week online performances" of songs from our album
If you like what you are hearing, please consider to visit our virtual merch-table at Bandcamp like you would after a show.
Thank You for your Support!

Dear all, as hackedepicciotto also had to cancel all our tours this year we have decided to perform one song of our new album THE CURRENT each week online. In the short weekly clips hackedepicciotto will also speak about the songs we are presenting and the story of how we composed them. The clips will be like tiny concerts and if you like our music you can go to the hackedepicciotto Bandcamp page and purchase the album as you would after a show.

Today hackedepicciotto are presenting the first song on the album: "Defiance" and any proceeds for this song on Bandcamp will go to Movement for Black Lives:

Here's the video of our recent online talk and meditation concert for the Goethe Institute Seattle, WA:

Important Update:

Dear Friends,
We have uploaded some precious items from the back-catalogue on our Bandcamp site, and the company will be waiving their revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20, from midnight to midnight Pacific Time. That's from Friday 3am to Saturday 3am on the east coast and from Friday morning 8am until Saturday morning at the same time in Berlin for example.
Please do drop by during these hours to discover some rare and unique items for you to purchase.
We appreciate your support and wish you all a safe, healthy and happy Springtime,
Danielle & Alexander
Here's the first video for a track of our new album THE CURRENT:
"The Seventh Day" was directed by the Spanish artist Helio León and shot in Cork, Ireland in the last days of December 2019.
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We are happy to announce  the fourth album hackedepicciotto have recorded since becoming nomads in 2010:  THE CURRENT.

The long player will be released on

January, the 31st of 2020.

It is their most powerful album yet. After composing desert drones for their previous album “Perseverantia “ and dark foreboding melodies for “Menetekel”, their new album moves forwards, gaining in speed and energy. Alexander Hackes background with Einstürzende Neubauten can be felt in the many rhythmic tracks.  “We had the urge to include more percussive elements and electronic sounds to create a powerful rhythmic feel. A wilder and more danceable element. Something to get all of us on our feet, and moving. Away from depression and hopelessness.” The classic background of Danielle de Picciotto has become more prominent as well.  Glorious choirs and violin harmonies flow throughout the album giving it an almost symphonic sound.The artist couple calls their music “cinematic-drone” and their album sounds like the film track to an apocalyptic feature-length film, hopefully with a happy end.

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hackedepicciotto are currently doing a residency at The Guesthouse in Cork, Ireland.
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Here's the third episode of "Ein Fall für Dr. Abel", for which hackedepicciotto did the film-score. It will be showing today on German television SAT1 at 20:15h.
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Today another episode for the German SAT1 tv-series "Ein Fall für Dr. Abel", I for which we composed the film-music will be shown at 20:15h.
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We are happy to announce that hackedepicciotto have composed the film score for the best seller "Zersetzt" by Prof. Dr. Michael Tsokos. The true crime thriller will be aired on the 11th of December on SAT.1 German television.
We are happy to present the new film documentary “Traumfänger,
Die Lange Reise des Künstlerpaares Danielle de Picciotto und Alexander Hacke“
Margarete Kreuzer with guest appearances by Gudrun Gut, Blixa Bargeld,
Frieder Butzmann, Dr. Motte, Jonas Burger and David Czerny amongst others.
Please click the picture below to watch.
Preview of silent movie project "Crossroads" by hackedepicciotto:

hackedepicciotto wrote the music for this film:

IUVENTA will also be shown on German TV on 3SAT on Monday,the 13th of August 2018, at 10:25PM.

The second video for Menetekel is now online.

"Dreamcatcher" was directed and produced by Uli Schueppel and can be watched here.


Hackedepicciotto have finally finished their second meditation album.
This time with two very illustrious guests:
Vincent Signorelli and Eric Hubel,
(legendary drummer of Unsane and
guitarist of Glenn Branca, both masters of unusual instruments).
We are extremely happy with the result and
would like to invite you to listen to the music on our bandcamp page.
If you enjoy the compositions you can buy them directly at or bandcamp


The first video for Menetekel is now online.

"All Are Welcome" was directed and produced by Sylvia Steinhäuser and can be watched here.

New album out now.

Menetekel” is obtainable here.


"(Menetekel is-) their best album yet – a wonderful synthesis of two people in love and full of the possibility of music and a resonating, vibrating drone mantra of an album that is full of brooding beauty and a sense of wonder and melancholy and a wonderful work and piece of art."

Louder Than War


"(Menetekel is-) an album that combines dread and wonder with the inevitability of warning."

The Wire

Menetekel ist ein paganistisch-spirituelles Soundscape-Hörspiel, dramaturgisch durchkomponiert und doch frei und assoziativ.


Menetekel schert sich mit seiner entschleunigten Wuchtdramaturgie zum Glück nicht um die minimierten Aufmerksamkeitsspannen im Whatsapp- und Twitter-Zeitalter. 


Ganz schön intensiv war das letzte Album von Alexander Hacke und Danielle de Picciotto. Dass es noch intensiver geht, zeigt das Traumpaar der Experimental-Avantgarde auf „Menetekel“. Es ist ein düsteres Meisterwerk, das Unbehagen erzeugen will. Eine Vorahnung vom Untergang der Welt, eine Reflexion aktueller Zustände.

Sonic Seducer

Auf "Menetekel" klingen Folk und Traditionals aus unterschiedlichen Weltregionen an, aber auch sakrale Musik. Und vor allem: Drone.


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