Sa, 18. Juni 2016, 21.00 Uhr, Projektraum
ALUK TUDOLO (FR) / CONFULSIV (CH) / SUM OF R (CH) / FRITZ WELCH (SCO)
Aluk Tudolo (FR)
Matthieu Canaguier (bass), Antoine Hadjioannou (drums), Shantidas Riedacker (guitar)
Aluk Todolo was formed in France in 2004, and although the trio has released just four albums to date, their music has travelled far and wide, interpolating elements of krautrock, psychedelic rock and ritualistic repetition into black metal. Their latest work is titled “Voix”, but, in typically cryptic fashion, it is a purely instrumental recording. Its six tracks and 43 minutes are designed as a suite, composed, they say, “as a multi-directional labyrinth with a constantly changing map". Their previous album “Occult Rock” was described by Phil Freeman in The Wire 345 as "one of the most powerful pieces of psychedelic music since the mid-1990s Fushitsusha". Aluk Todolo opened for Faust in New York in 2009, and more recently performed at Le Guess Who festival alongside Magma, Annette Peacock and many others. “Voix”is released by The Ajna Offensive/Norma Evangelium Diaboli.
Jamasp Jhabvala (violin & electronics), Christian Müller (bass clarinet & electronics), Loïc Grobéty (bass), Maxime Hänsenberger (drums)
Convulsif is a collective and band project initiated by the bass player Loïc Grobéty. The band focuses to an enriched tension between composition and improvisation in powerful sounds. After a start in crossover style – Jazz, Metal, Classic, Free – and changing collaborations of various artists and musicians, Convulsif has concentrated the research of a sound vision to heavier sounds and has changed to a fix line up. With a special instrumentation – a classic rhythm section and a heavy amplified, treated violin & bass clarinet – the band goes deep in the sound of the actual metal scene and mix different tendencies to a new unknown conglomerate: Doom, Drone, Black Metal and Noise are played with the means of conceptual improvisation and imposed themes. All coloured by a very uncommon instrumentation.
Sum Of R (CH)
Reto Mäder (guitar, drones, effects), Jason Van Gulick (drums, percussion)
Switzerland's Sum Of R exists since 2008 and was created by Reto Mäder (URAL UMBO, RM74) to construct/deconstruct sound in ways that infest and cloud the interior of the mind. Sum Of R creates slow moving instrumental music with a sensibility for hypnotic and complex song structures. Their intense and pulsating sound is influenced by lumbering doom, drone, post-metal, ambient, noiserock, psychedelic and cinematic post-rock. Sum Of R’s ritualistic take on expanding sound layers is deepened by the rawness of an unconventional metal atmosphere plunged into darkness, light and its reflection.
Fritz Welch (SCO)
Fritz Welch is determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of results. His is a multifaceted practice bringing together and digesting drawing, sculpture, text, sound and performance. Ultimately these elements are combined into site specific installations that are like rambling Rube Goldberg devices intended to explore their own components while extruding waves of questions. This work is a fragile monster gambling with its own structure. It is the culmination of various threads expanding into a given architectural space with accumulations of randomized and very specifically chosen elements. It takes into account the excesses of consumerism and the absurdity of everyday life while focusing on the weightlessness of hallucination and the ephemeralization of desire.
Presented by DeepDrone & Klappfon