Who We Are

Hackwrench GmbH USA® (Formerly Hackenschlüssel Bayern GmbH) is an umbrella of publishing companies for artists in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

You may not be familiar with their names, but you've heard or seen our artists' work in television commercials and other media. If you have heard their names, you'll find familiar music and other works organized throughout this site. If you haven't heard their names, you'll still find material here that you've heard in a television show, commercial, or movie teaser or trailer. If you have any questions about the artists or material on this site, we invite you to use our contact form.

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"Moments of Brilliance": Our Latest Feature

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A New Featured Section:

"Moments of Brilliance"

Be sure and see for yourself at http://www.hackwrench.com/?q=brilliance. It'll also always be available in the main navigation sidebar on the top-left of Hackwrench.com.

What exactly are "Moments of Brilliance"?

Well, as you've no doubt recently seen on any street in any city, digital cameras -- especially those in the form of cell phones -- are becoming ubiquitous, making our lives more documented than any prior time in history. The same is happening to our conversations: First with email, and more recently with text and instant messaging.

Theoretically, "Moments of Brilliance" might contain any such casually captured moment of life. The first few items are up now. Do check them out. What we have so far are primarily clips from IM conversations that are either: nostalgic, illuminating, surreal, or some combination of those attributes. What qualifies as such a "Moment"? Any such captured 'slice' from our lives. It doesn't even have to be in an electronic format; for example, drawn art or handwritten notes can be scanned for display, preserving their original form of expression.

Original thought, an accidentally captured portion of a conversation that turns out to be a muse, or merely a subtle allegory -- discovered treasure, if you will -- of some mundane-yet-profound aspect of our lives. Even intellectual horseplay is perfectly at home here. Have a look at what's been posted so far, and you'll see what is meant by that.

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Finding "Hope"

As the title to this article, "Finding Hope" has a very blunt and somewhat obvious double-meaning. In a few sentences, I'm going to ask you to re-think that title, and I hope you get a chuckle, as I do. Because what it means is not necessarily what you think it means. Not in this case.

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The Circuits Blowing

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The Circuits Blowing
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For those of you who don't recognize this photograph: It's from a spectacular split-second moment during a recent, ultra-high energy rock concert. (More below...)

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Aúdio Vérité - Tonanlage

8:45 minutes (12.03 MB)

If you were to picture me now, at the completion of Tonanlage, I would be relaxing -- sunk deep in a plush leather chair just like the guy in the famous Maxell commercials. Tonanlage is the German word for sound system, and it's very much the image and experience of the Maxell guy that the composition evokes for me.

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Aúdio Vérité - Feel Like Faltering

2:57 minutes (2.71 MB)

Use: This piece was featured in two episodes of the fifth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, by CBS and Alliance Atlantis.

©2004 Aúdio Vérité / Hackwrench GmbH Publishing

Aúdio Vérité - Jeantes Un Kaffe

4:59 minutes (6.86 MB)


"Jeantes Un Kaffe" was recently optioned by National Public Radio, and will probably see use as bed music (music played under narration or other vocal work) during one of NPR's regular programs in 2007 or 2008.

©2007 Aúdio Vérité / Hackwrench GmbH Publishing

Drugs on the Beaches: Shame of the City

Dear Reader:

Here is an old letter I found in my archives. It succinctly wraps up a pretty interesting chapter in my life when I was a young reporter. This was what civilians like yourselves would call a "big career break". This whole incident enabled me to get some of the more high-level, down and dirty assignments New York City and Los Angeles have had to offer over the years. I'm still fighting the good fight with pen, not sword, currently residing in Brooklyn. I frequently travel to Los Angeles. It was in L.A. that I wrote the article referred to below.

Enjoy a little bit of my career history.

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Featured Employee -- Gilbert Loman -- Junior Sales Associate

Gilbert Loman -- Junior Sales AssociateGilbert Loman -- Junior Sales Associate"I've been working here 28 years. They haven't given me a computer yet."

Gil has worked hard his entire life and ought to be retiring by now, living a life of luxury and closing deals with contractors on the phone. Instead, all of Gil's aspirations seem to have failed: We don't pay him much. He could easily be replaced by a man young enough to be his son -- or better yet, a damp cloth.

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Hackwrench GmbH to Incorporate in United States

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(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - JUNE 11, 2007 - Hackwrench GmbH, the premiere Bavarian liaising organisation for discriminating clients whose needs cannot be met by conventional businesses, will be opening offices in the United States in the coming weeks.

Hackwrench GmbH will make available to American clients of similar discriminating needs our Antithetical Liaising services which are unmatched anywhere in the Western world.

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