Mittwoch 02.10.2019 19:00 Uhr Musik

Thema: Lofi Lounge
LofiLounge presents: Glen (Indie/Berlin) + Dos Floris (Indie/UK)
DJ Reboot FM (Indie, Soul)

GLEN

GLEN was formed in 2015 in Berlin, Germany, by multi instrumentalist and film score composer Wilhelm Stegmeier and greek visual ar tist, film maker and musician Eleni Ampelakiotou. Having collaborated on several films and audio visual projects (TEENAGE RESPONSE, DOS plus - BIRTH OF A SPHINX), they released their first album CRACK in November 2017.

 

Accompanied by austrian-greek bass player Maria Zastrow and american sound artist and drummer Brendan Dougherty GLEN are currently working on the material for their second album.

As a mostly instrumental band with classic line up of two guitars, bass and drums, GLEN deconstructs popular and classical music genres scratching them together with experimental expression and attitude. GLEN revises the supposedly light atmosphere of melodic Pop fragments to a complex epic multilayered hypnotic structure of free improvisation and repetitive themes, breaking loose either to dionysian chaos or escaping to poetic cinematic soundscapes. Adding layer by layer, GLEN creates a synthesis of contrasting textures with different references to No Wave NY, Free Improv, Noise, Doom, Postrock as well as Cinematic Scores merging to a unique sound of colourful narratives and surprising mosaics of rhythmic dissonant chords, melodic patterns and abstract noise.

 

2017 was a huge year for Florence Donovan, better known as Dos Floris, as it saw the release of her debut solo album, The Widowed Earth. The record was the result of a lifelong desire to be a full-time musician put on hold by the grinds of a nine-to-five job, alongside battles with teenage anorexia and panic attacks. The album was written, recorded and produced "Harry Potter style" beneath the stairs at her home. The product of her unorthodox approach is an emotional genre defying cinematic soundscape of an album that caught the attention of Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, Huffington Post, community radio stations and other underground alternative music blogs. The videos to singles "Water" and "Silence" premiered on For The Rabbits.Net & were subsequently picked up by music outlets worldwide all calling them "hypnotic, refreshing, different" and Dos Floris' electronic/acoustic fusion as "nothing short of revolutionary". In November 2017 & April 2018 Dos Floris played her first headline UK tours playing 150-200 capacity venues in London, Brighton, Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Birmingham, Nottingham & Manchester. The tour earned her a "one to watch for 2018" accolade and excellent live reviews where she is described as a "one- woman powerhouse" who uses her "excellent elastic voice", loops, layers and textures to create "haunting sounds" that leave her audience "riveted" [Rock'n'Reel Magazine January 2018 & Cambridge Reviews]. Following & because of the tour she was chosen as 1 of 3 bands to represent the UK at Linecheck Music Festival in Milan in November 2018. Having earned comparisons to artistic & boundary pushing artists such as Bjork, Kate Bush, Zola Jesus, Sigur Ros and Radiohead she is now in the process of releasing a 3 track E.P "Starlight" whilst completing work on her second album, "Broken Love"- earmarked for release in the Autumn. From October 2nd-10th 2019 she will play a headline tour of Poland, starting in Berlin and this will be followed by another UK tour in November 2019. February 2020 will see her play further dates in Denmark & Germany.

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