Filed under: occultofest | Tags: Concert, loophole, marrow Mandler, Neukolln, Noisekolln, Talibam!, urge
Noisekölln and Loophole present:
Talibam! live in Loophole
Boddinstrasse 60 NK
Previously known for their avant-jazz, experimental rock leanings, Puff Up the Volume sees Talibam! turning their considerable talents towards an album of synth-pop-infused, comedy-soaked “No School Rap”.
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: Aidan Baker, Berlin, Concert, Felix-Florian Tödtloff, loophole, Nadja, Neukolln, Noisekolln, noveller, sarah lipstate, sferics, sun worship
beloved Noisekölln + julie tippex presents:
Noveller + Aidan Baker + Sferics
Mon 15 Oct in Loophole (Boddinstrasse 60 NK) at 21
Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based guitarist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the electric guitar as her muse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer. Lipstate has collaborated with several renowned musicians, including live improvised duo performances with Carla Bozulich (Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers), David Wm. Sims (the Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid), and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth).
Sferics is Felix-Florian Tödtloff (of Petethepiratesquid, Sun Worship, etc.) on solo electric guitar. Eccentric shredding to a stereo delay, Kraut-influenced improvisation, if you know what you’re doing it’s not experimental!
on the decks:
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: ill winds, indie, Noisekolln, noisekolln tapes, psychedelia, SFTSTPS, The Pharmacy
Wed 10 Oct, problem, two amazing gigs at the same time:
[#] Noisekolln Berlin presents: The Pharmacy live!
At 21 in Loophole, Boddinstrasse 60 NK
The Pharmacy is a psychedelic/indie punk band from New Orleans, Louisiana, consisting of three members: Scott Yoder (guitar, lead vocals), Brendhan Bowers (drums, backing vocals), and Stefan Rubicz (keyboards, backing vocals).” They just released their Album ‘Stoned Alone’ on seayou records!
Ill Winds are what sounds like a drumbox and guitars duo, operating in a strange zone recalling the vibe of the Swamp Room Records scene on the early 1990s.” (The Wire) Their debut was released earlier this year on Noisekölln Tapes.
computers with feelings
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: Feed, Felicia Atkinson, Je suis le petit chevalier, Malte Cornelius Jantzen, new wedding avant-garde, Noisekolln, S ND Y P RL RS, Umor Rex
Noisekölln & New Wedding Avant-Garde
FELICIA ATKINSON /
JE SUIS LE PETIT CHEVALIER
concert and exhibition
doors/opening/stagetime tba soon
Felicia Atkinson‘s work reflects a certain belief in the invisible. Her delicate watercolor paintings and minimal sculptures create a surreal ambience that keeps you holding your breath for a moment and wondering what just happened to you. Same goes for her musical output. As Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier, she creates dreamy soundscapes as dark and mystic as they are blissful and fulfilling. Ambient music at its finest!
Atkinson graduated with honors from Les Beaux Arts de Paris and currently lives between Paris and Brussels. She also co-runs the progressive publishing company Shelter Press.
Her work has been exhibited/performed extensively including New York, Los Angeles, Hiroshima, Paris, Cologne, Copenhagen and Antwerp. She released records and tapes on renowned labels such as Aguirre, Digitalis and La Station Radar, with two current releases A GUIDE TO THE SUN (sicsic tapes) and A TRANSPARENT COMET (Cooper Cult).
On this occasion, Atkinson will present selected works from the two residencies she held this summer at Mustarinda (Kainuu, Finland) and Tokonoma (Kassel, Germany).
S ND Y P RL RS
Berlin-based artist Malte Cornelius Jantzen creates disturbingly amazing dark ambient/drone music under the cryptic name S ND Y P RL RS. Umor Rex just released his new lp REX which has been praised as “favourite debut album of the year” by Paul Simpson of Foxy Digitalis, and described as “an arresting experience that is as affecting as watching a powerful film” by Don Simon of Bad Sounds Magazine – to quote a few.
This time though, he will perform the 40-minute sound piece DARK MATTER. Originally created as a two-part installation accompanied by abstract b/w photographs, it was published as a book+cdr by Colpa Press San Francisco earlier this summer. Layers and layers and layers of low frequencies and manipulated field recordings. Brilliant!
FEED operates from an acoustic space featuring a state of the art sound system, performance venue, and production studio. The “Soundspace” serves as a catalyst for unique forms of direct experience.
Filed under: concert | Tags: ancient ocean, brooklyn, DuChamp, experimedia, expo70, John Bohannon, Justin Wright, kraut, krautrock, moonwheel, Noisekolln, psychedelia, sonic meditations, sound of cobra, the zone
NOISEKOLLN AND SOUND OF COBRA PRESENTS:
Expo70 + Ancient Ocean + DuChamp
live in Berlin, The Zone Reuterstrasse 95 NK
13 Sept 2012, doors 8.30 pm
Expo ‘70 is the main driving improvisational essence of Justin Wright. Having started the project in Los Angeles in 2003, Wright has pushed his project to new levels, releasing a number of albums as cdr’s and 2 full-length albums. Expo ‘70’s first album “Animism”, which debuted in 2007 on Kill Shaman, is an eclectic mix of krautrock, ambient drone, space exploration and minimal compositions. Comparisons range from Brian Eno, Ash Ra Tempel, A.R. & Machines, SunnO))) and Earth, but not directly sounding like any of those artists in their entirety.
Ancient Ocean is the solo project of Brooklyn by way of Nashville guitar explorer, John Bohannon. — Hailing from the American South, he has honed a unique style of blissed-out ambient/drone meets americana-rooted psychedelia that have evoked comparisons to Kawabata Makoto’s solo works, Eno/Fripp, Robin Guthrie, and more.
Having released titles on Expo 70’s Sonic Meditations, Woodsmans’ Fire Talk, Rubber City Noise, Kimberly Dawn, and more. He has shared the stage with a diverse crowd including Tony Conrad, Tom Carter, Jeff the Brotherhood, CAVE, Danava, Lower Dens, Prince Rama, and played festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, and Sonic Circuits.
DuChamp is an Italian scientist, musician, curator based in Berlin. A true pedal junkie, she make drones using accordion, bass guitar, baritone guitar, keyboard and voice. Her attempt is re-creating the sense of bliss of the hair dryer sound that she used to hear when she was a child. She performed several time in Berlin, and in Italy, Turkey and Poland.
Filed under: concert | Tags: arbutus records, black magik, brian pyle, ensemble economique, fausto maijstral, no fear of pop, Noisekolln, not not fun, OccultoFest, Raum, sean nicholas savage, selective horen archiv, starving weirdos
Noisekölln and nofearofpop.net are teaming up again for a wonderful night at the Raum sanctuary. This is the first Berlin show for our “favorite Canadian weirdo” (nfop) Sean Nicholas Savage!
SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE (Arbutus Records / CAN)
Sean Nicholas Savage is probably the best thing that happened to music this year. Smokey Las Vegas lounge P!O!P!, dirty disco, weird-folk, neo-R&B thrashers, bubbling 80s heartsongs, smooth 70s AM pop, basement lonertude, campfire balladry, dreamy soft-psych, blue-eyed reggae, Caribbean-tinged synth pop and, most importantly, hit-making.
ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE (NOT NOT FUN)
“I’m in a perpetual personal transitional period and my music moves along accordingly. I let the vibes take me, this way and that, like the mist, the fog, the gentle ghost, floating aimless on the beach, full of everything and nothing, at once, letting the early morning sun blast me into a million pieces of ecstatic white light, pure, fragmented, transcendent.”
Fausto Maijstral is the Berlin based duo of DuChamp (IT) and Will Gresson (NZ). Together they perform dense, musique concrete/drone pieces that explore memories and lived experience through heavily processed instruments and field recordings. They have performed with Concern (US), Family Battle Snake (GR), Preslav Literary School (UK), BeMyDelay (IT), Rella the Woodcutter (IT), Drekka (US), Canid (US), Sun Worship (DE) and Nadja (CAN) among others, and recently performed in Istanbul.
spinning some rad tunes:
XORZYZT (BL4CK M4G1CK)
Filed under: concert, occultofest | Tags: Berlin, Concert, How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?, ill winds, muran humanos, Noisekolln, noisekolln tapes, Raum, unur
Thu May 24 at Raum Berlin (Ziegrastrasse, S bahn Sonnenallee)
Unur (US), HMWWAWCIAWCCW? (IT), Ill Winds, Tomas Nochteff (mueran humanos)
Unur : “minimal, dystopian, post-something” drum machines // synths // guitar // voice made in chicago.
HOW MUCH WOOD WOULD A WOODCHUCK CHUCK IF A WOODCHUCK COULD CHUCK WOOD?: “apocalyptic folk” guitar/voice/drums made in Turin
ILL WINDS guitar, bass, drum machine, wave from Berlin
Filed under: concert, occultofest | Tags: altes finanzamt, awe processing sitar, Berlin, concern, digitalis, drone, DuChamp, filipe dias de, francesco tignola, giuseppe esposito, joy de vivre, live, matan dolores, Noisekolln, occulrofest 2012, OccultoFest, oscillating innards, the zone
La gioiosa macchina da guerra, Occultofest and Noisekölln are delight to present:
Concern + Matar Dolores + DuChamp (w/Filipe Dias De) @ The Zone Berlin
live Sun May 13th @ The Zone, Reuterstrasse 95 starting from 8.30 sharp!
Concern is the recording project of Portland-based Gordon Ashworth, who in a previous incarnation (as Oscillating Innards) delivered an altogether more brutal take on experimental music before planting his feet firmly in the world of shimmering, layered drones. His brother, Owen Ashworth, works under the Casiotone for the Painfully Alone banner. Gorden has often worked with his sibling in that project. Under the Concern moniker, Ashworth “proceeds to completely obliterate the vast majority of what passes for contemporary drone with a colossal shimmer that sounds like Tim Hecker reconfiguring classic Raga structures into something almost unspeakably beautiful. Amazing music” (Boomkat). Full-lengths releases on Digitalis and Peasant Magik have acted to establish Concern as a key figure in the field of contemporary drone explorers.
Matar Dolores is a collaborative effort consisting of Francesco Tignola and Giuseppe Esposito, active in Naples, in the south of Italy. Their sound research is based on a massive use of field recordings in a strict compositional perspective and clever breaks of “music”; their gigs usually hit audience for depth and dynamism. First official release, a c20 tape dedicated to philosopher Karl Polanyi, will see the light in early 2012 through the italian label Joy De Vivre.
DuChamp is an Italian scientist, musician and curator based in Berlin, religiousely devoted to drone. In her semi-improvised compositions, she uses accordion, baritone guitar, keyboard and voice. She performed here and there in Berlin, in Italy and Turkey. She´s currently working on her first solo album. In this very unique occasion, she will perform a piece baritone/sitar with Filipe Dias De from Awe Processing Sitar
Filipe Dias De is a founding-member of Altes Finanzamt, musician and writer. After graduating in economics in Lisbon, moved to Asia (i.e. India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia) where he lived from 2006 till 2008. There he learnt sitar (Indian classical music), various Gamelan instruments (Balinese music) and Gender Wayang (Balinese xylophone used for shadow puppetry). After moving to Berlin (mid 2008), Filipe started exploring sitar in the context of experimental improvised music, developing new melodic constructions and also using objects.
Filed under: occultofest | Tags: 2012, apex predator, Boring Machine, DuChamp, fabio orsi, fausto maijstral, frisk fruit, How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?, ill winds, moon wheel, Nadja, Noisekolln, Occulto Magazine, OccultoFest, occultofest2012, sun worship, supermelle, valentina besegher, will gresson
Occulto Fest 2012: Music Program
The Armageddon Edition will take place in Kottbusser Tor, Berlin Kreuzberg, on May 25th and 26th.
Now, this is what we call a LINE-UP.
25 May/ 9 pm – open end
26 May/ 9 pm – open end
Filed under: concert | Tags: anklepants, Berlin, blue stork, cruise family, I have no mouth and I must scream, Noisekolln, not not fun, Raum, V.O.C., white hex
[#] Noisekölln presents: Cruise Family, Anklepants, White Hex and more…Fri 24th Feb @ Raum Berlin (Ziegrastrasse, NK)!
Cruise Family (not not fun) Le nom de guerre of Austrian Stefan Kushima, Cruise Family has notched up a number of releases on the label. True to form, ‘We’re In Heaven’ is a slab of twinkling house that somehow manages to sound at once groggy and uplifting.
Anklepants is a live electronic music machine , live vocals and input from many custom controllers and sensors tailored within the suit of Reecard Farché to manipulate sound and the animatronic face of Reecard Farché.
White Hex are from Australia via Berlin and play music that derives influence from tropical goth, speech and movement on quaaludes, Whitehouse -Erector LP. White Hex first LP “HEAT” is due in first half of 2012 following shows in Paris, Warsaw and New York.
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is a shoegaze / post-punk band from Berlin in love with bands like My Bloody Valentine, Velvet Underground, The Cure and Joy Division.
V.O.C. is the excavation of neglected tertiary memory, the congealed breath of Imperium Europa, through a collision of folkisch traditionalism and kosmische ambient menace.
Dj-Action: - Blue Stork/Billy Daskind