|Musik thirsty & miserable: Thank U for Smoking (Noise/Drone/Postrock, Sardegna) + Thisquietarmy (experimental Drone/Ambient, Canada)|
doors 19:00 - show 20:00 - danach Schokokuss (Queer-Punk-Party)
Thank U for Smoking is a musical project active since 2009. Since the beginning, the main concept that characterizes the band is the sound: hours of jam were spent to analyze the meaning, the proportion, the idea. The initial attitude was entirely devoted to an instrumental improvisation, and was later structured and ordered to create an exact mix of vocal and instrumental melody.
They've played shows all around Europe playing festivals like Dunk! Festival, We are a young team, KME, sharing the stage with, among the others: Killing Joke, Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You, Yndi Halda, Nordic Giants, Syndrome, Nadja, Bellini, Dyse, Tying Tiffany, touring with Thisquietarmy, Mombu.
“YOMI” is a 50 minutes of chaotic and doomish layers that explore human attitudes. “Yomi” is “a dark, suffering, thoughtful” work in which the strong “noise-rock” and “post-rock” influences coexist in “drone”, “doom”, “space-rock” and “alternatives” vortices.
Thisquietarmy is a Montreal-based project active since 2005, pioneering the experimental music scene emerging from Canada. Revolving around improvised guitar drone and by combining textural & structural elements of ambient/noise, electronic/shoegaze, post-punk/krautrock, black/doom metal, thisquietarmy creates an impressive wide range of dynamic soundscapes which oscillates between the beauty of repetitive dreamy minimalism and the heavy suffocation of multi-layered noisescape and industrial beats, as presented in its prolific discography comprising of over 30 releases on more than 20 different labels worldwide - including full-length albums on esteemed labels such as Denovali Records, Aurora Borealis, Consouling Sounds, Shelter Press, three:four Records & Alien8 Recordings. thisquietarmy has also recorded collaborations with as Aidan Baker (Nadja), Scott Cortez (loveliescrushing), André Foisy (Locrian), Labirinto, Monarch, Noveller, Syndrome (Amenra), USA Out of Vietnam, Year Of No Light & Yellow6, and has taken part in other projects such as Hypnodrone Ensemble, Destroyalldreamers, Mains de Givre & Parallel Lines. With such a large body of work and 450 live performances in more than 30 countries in North/South America, Europe & Asia, including appearances at esteemed festivals such as Red Bull Music Academy (Montreal), Mono No Aware Cinema Arts festival (New York), Nemo Digital Arts Biennale (France), Incubate Festival (Netherlands), Le Guess Who (Netherlands), Dunk! Festival (Belgium), Amplifest (Portugal), Denovali (Germany), Drone Celebration (Argentina), Moving Noises (Germany), Suoni Per Il Popolo (Canada), Zemlika (Latvia).
|Musik thirsty & miserable: The Physics House Band (Mathrock/Experimental, Brighton, UK) + GOSHAWK (Noise-/Mathrock, Berlin) + InTechnicolour (Stoner/Doom, UK)|
doors 19:00 - show 19:30
The Physics House Band are Sam Organ (guitar/keys), Adam Hutchison (bass/keys) and Dave Morgan (drums). The three met at university in Brighton, almost by accident, after the breakup of their previous bands, but the result couldn’t sound further from an accident. The Physics House Band posses a musical prowess way beyond their years, creating avant-garde compositions that capture everything from jazz to prog to psych to tech-metal to tech-rock, all combined together and executed to perfection.
Named after a sculpture by Alexander Calder, which Adam stumbled across in a gallery in Madrid, the record is about a hallucinogenic journey through the mind, parallel universes and the astral plane, using the allegory of diving into a Mercury Fountain. The first half focusses on exploring different realms, scenes and situations – gaining knowledge and understanding as you go. The second half of the record embarks on an intense journey through fury, violence, madness and bliss, using all the knowledge and understanding gained in the first half. The album ends the same way that it begins: emerging from the Mercury Fountain, only to dive straight back in.
Recorded with Joel Magill & Raven Bush at Wicker Studios in Kent, ‘Mercury Fountain’ uses a wealth of vintage microphones, amplifiers, drum sets and synthesisers, featuring a Wurlitzer, a couple of 70s Moogs, a roland string RS202, and even a bizarre Russian Moog copy. For The Physics House Band, experimentation is key and a large part of the recording and writing process. The group had a little help from their friends to create ‘Mercury Fountain’, with Raven Bush on violin, ‘Biscuit’ on jazz flute and ‘Willy G’ on saxophone.
Intechnicolour is a relatively new band, but their members draw experience from other endavours like Delta Sleep and The Physics House Band. As a contrast to these bands though, InTechnicolour strive for straightforwardness expressed via melodic stoner rock not entirely unlike Queens of the Stoneage. Kerrang! Radio just aired their new single Doomer, which will be available soon.
|Musik thirsty & miserable: Hildegard von Binge Drinking (Power-Kraut n Knertz-Rap, Würzburg) + Yacht Communism (semi-psychedelischer Noiserock, Berlin)|
|Musik thirsty & miserable: C3I (punk//hh) + Litbarski (punk/bln)|
1986 gründeten der inzwischen verstorbene Schlagzeuger Marc Wills, Uncool Sam und Rudi Raschberger das Trio C³I aus der Asche der zuvor aufgelösten Punk Combo Torpedo Moskau. Die Band tourte munter durch die Lande, um 1988 das Album Start auf dem Buback Tonträger Label zu veröffentlichen. Im selben Jahr löste sich C³i wieder auf.
2012 reformierten Arne und Rudi C³i gemeinsam mit Phill Hill als neuem Schlagzeuger. Im September desselben Jahres fand der Reunion Gig im Störtebeker HH statt. Stilistisch bewegt sich die Musik zwischen dem alten 80erJahre C³I-Punk Rock Sound und der musikalischen Entwicklung durch verschiedene Bands, in denen Arne, Rudi und Phill zwischenzeitlich spielten, wie z.B. Noise Annoys, Square the Circle, 3000 Yen, Magnolia, Antikörper, Rasta Knast, Asta Kask, etc.
Am 27.01.2017 erschien das zweite C³i LP Album Kurz danach auf dem K-Klangträger Label.
Die TAZ beschreibt Litbarski als: "aufgepeitschten Punk mit treibenden Gitarren, und dazu einen wütenden Mann mit hoher, brüchiger Stimme singen, manchmal auch brüllen....Die meist melodische, zum Teil mit Noiserock-Kanten versehene Musik und die runtergebretterten Gitarren passen dabei gut zum Gesamtsound, der Gefühle wie Verzweiflung, Angst und Wut in Töne und Worte fasst." https://www.facebook.com/ccubedi/
|Musik thirsty & miserable: DON VITO (hyperkinetic Noise-Tohubohu, Leipzig) + LES SPRITZ (Weird Noise/Stress-Wave, Italy)|
doors 19:00 - show 20:00
The band’s description of their music “hyper kinetic instrumental noise tohubohu” couldn’t be any more accurate. The moment Don Vito let a bit of chaos out of the sack all appendages within hearing distance begin to fidget hysterically. It is like being hit with the spray from a machine gun. Welcome the apocalypse of rock smiling at you from three lunatics who appear to thrash at their instruments more than to play them. But somehow they never loose continuity in this chaos of interwoven high speed-grooves.
I have tried in vain to count the number of different rhythms they hit you with in their minute-long songs. An indistinguishable mass of tact changes that keep in time despite wild anarchy. Just when you find yourself head-banging to some stomping beat and your ear plugs fall out of your ears (wait a minute… what ear plugs?) the drummer switches into some other thundering groove or blast beat all wrapped up in lightning and hail! It sends you flying and when you wake up, you are laying in a corner somewhere on the other side of the room.
Amongst the bedlam, there comes an occasional nanosecond break in the music, which they fill with screams, grunts, and shrieks. Before you know it 45 seconds have gone by and you find yourself panting for the next song.
These are three people who will never have to worry about being overweight. They give off so much energy and sweat it would be dangerous to have them play anywhere near the polar ice caps. This band IS a weapon!
It is clearly evident that they cannot possibly play 3-hour concerts at such a high level of energy. But it is always sad when the concert ends. It leaves you wanting more, more, and more! Not to fear however, the band is touring extensively and you will certainly be able to catch them in your area soon. Let the tohubohu perforate your brain!
Don Vito does not need to follow the rules; the rules have learned to follow Don Vito.
Remarkably, they are free from genre and categorization. They have delightfully blended post-puberty carelessness with just a touch of self-irony.
From now on, you will no longer have to think of that brainless wanker from Jackass when you hear the name Don Vito, but rather of that kick-ass band from the bowels of Germany.