|Musik Lofi Lounge presents: Nausica (Indie/Berlin) + Clashes (Indie/Berlin)|
DJ Team Berg & Tal (Indie, Electro, Pop)
Named after the Hayao Miyazaki film Nausica of the Valley of the Wind, the multinational four piece band Nausica inhabits a music world as cinematic as its namesake. Over the past few years they have steadily crafted an arresting and meditative sound, sitting at the cutting-edge of pop music.
Frontwoman Edita Karkoschka’s operatic lead vocals carrying an emotive quality reminiscent of PJ Harvey while the colorful guitar-lines of Tim Coehoorn, driven by Haim-like shifts, transform their songs into explosive powerhouses. Haunted by melancholia, - the lush and playful bass of Pim Walter combined with the electronic and acoustic beats of Jannis Knüpfer, - served straight up, frame an ever-present sea of hypnotizing, positive vibrations.
I feel it in my chest, fresh air - a vagabonds’ precious heir are not only words of their song Heidi, but according to their frontwoman, also describe the direction they are heading. Their music is sweet, with an edgy undertow. An pulsing energy that invokes a constant urge to dance.
It should come as no surprise that the members of Nausica are as different as their influences. With members hailing from The Netherlands and Germany, the band has managed to not only survive but thrive with multiple cultural influences.
Im Niemandsland zwischen Shoegaze und Dreampop, zwischen Two Step und Noise haben Clashes aus Berlin ihr Zelt aufgeschlagen. Ihr rastloser Beat treibt die flirrenden und verhallten Gitarren in die Atmosphäre des Raumes, während ein muffiger Sixties-Bass den Sound zusammenhält und erdet. Über allem schwebt eine Stimme, die in eigenartigen Momenten schon mal an einen Muezzin oder auch einen Marriacchi erinnern kann - klingt speziell? Aber ja. Prädikat: Geheimnisvoll psychedelisch und gleichzeitig Pop. https://www.facebook.com/clashesofficial/
|Musik Lofi Lounge presents: A Seated Craft (Indie/-Folk/Aus) + Mute Swimmer (Indie/UK/Berlin)|
DJ Reboot FM (Indie, Soul, Pop)
A Seated Craft info
A Seated Craft is the music of Australian songwriter/ producer Alexia Peniguel. At times folky, at others jazzy, and becoming more and more nostalgic for the 80s, A Seated Craft mixes guitars and synths and horn sections and harpsichords to take your everyday stories and sing them back to you in a voice that both breaks and reawakens you. Based in Berlin since 2004, A Seated Craft has released two albums: 2011's intimate autumnal-folk debut “The savage and the small” and 2014's atmospheric orchestral-pop hybrid “Of birds”. She is currently working on a third album. www.aseatedcraft.com
Mute Swimmer is the principal musical project of British artist Guy Dale. His music defies easy categorization fusing characteristics of the traditional melodic song with performance art, folk and post rock.
He has described his work as an act of sabotage - often taking the process of writing and the moment of performance itself as a narrative subject. Romantic, ironic and hauntingly melancholic by rapid turns he has quickly earned a reputation as a compelling live performer.
Mute Swimmer’s Second (2014) and Present Perfect EP (2015) received much critical acclaim and airplay on BBC 6 Music (UK), Radio Tres (ES) and Byte FM (DE). 7” Song Against Itself was single of the week at Rough Trade and Piccadilly Records in the UK. Other releases include Old Tricks (Split EP with Own Road, 2013) Orientation (2011) and Mute Swimmer (2010). He also makes experimental sound works under the name Dala. New LP Air Itself is due for release April 2017 on Truco Espárrago. Mute Swimmer has performed over 400 shows across Europe since 2011. These included headline shows in London, Lisbon, Madrid, Copenhagen and Zurich. He lives and works in Berlin. http://muteswimmer.bandcamp.com/