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Fri 26 Oct: Strange Forces (AUS, psych-rock) +The History Of Colour TV (UK/DE, shoegaze) by DuChamp

Cranky bookings and Blitzgigs presents:

Strange Forces (AUS, psych-rock) +The History Of Colour TV (UK/DE, shoegaze)

+ DJ’s Augustine Gasoline and Ricky Thunder (Sound of Cobra)
Strange Forces debut full length, I’d Rather Listen To The Bloody Birds, is a typical slice of what we had come to expect from these Australian boys, the finest psych-rock band Berlin has to offer. Having spent some time back down under earlier this year, they’ve returned and finished off this long awaited record. After touring Europe last year and finishing with three dates in support of Mogwai on the German leg of their tour, it’ll be great to see these boys back in full flow after a long break from Berlin’s venues.

The History Of Colour TV release of their debut album, Emerald Cures Chic Ills, on November 7th.
The History Of Colour TV are without a doubt the best shoegaze band in Berlin. Having now added Marcus, aka Theo Rahkun, aka that beast of a drummer behind I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream and Skiing, The History Of…have replaced the drum machine with one of the best drummers in Berlin. This is going to be one to remember.

Augustine Gasoline and co on the decks play all the Rihanna, Madonna and Michael Jackson you could possibly need…plus more of course.

More details and music here:

Naherholung Sternchen Berolinastraße 7, 10178 Berlino

Upcoming concert, in the land of milk and honey, part two, a sudden crush for the New World. by DuChamp

[#] A sudden crush for the New World

Sun Oct 16th @ HAU 2 ( Hallesches Ufer 32 Kreuzberg)


The duo LUCKY DRAGONS, consisting of the multi-instrumentalists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischback , has been performing for more than ten years now, and counts numerous releases. In their artistically arranged, mostly meditatively floating, and then again percussion-accentuated soundscapes they blend electronica, folk and ambient music, familiar sounds from everyday life and “exotically” coded sounds of diverse ethnic origin to become a new and highly reflected form of world music. During their concerts the LA-based group puts an end to the conventional division of stage and public, integrating the concertgoers into the plot. Likewise the trio SKELETONS conveys a similar versatility of artistic influences. It was founded ten years ago by the musician and film director Matt Mehlan. On album releases like “Money” or “Lucas” their artistic range stretches from pop in the style of Prince via free jazz and Afro-funk up to uncommon interpretations of artrock, folk and R&B. On their latest work “People” the band from New York translates their musical voyages around the world into incredibly precise, flowing and emphatic songs. Never before have the Skeletons sounded so compelling as on this album, which was co-produced by the well-known sound expert Rusty Santos.

Tue Oct 18th @ Loophole (Boddinstrasse 60, Neukölln) …main bands are from France, but from Not Not Fun !! Event organized by Noisekölln

High Wolf (FR, Not Not Fun) //

High Wolf makes music like no one else on the planet. He claims to be from the Amazon and all his activities are shrouded in mystery. Sometimes he is just one man, other times High Wolf is a duo. In either case he conjours mystic tropical clouds of repetition and build that, while complex, are never hard to listen to. The music seems to tap into a primal frequency and demands listeners to dance. A contemporary of James Ferraro (of The Skaters), Oneohtrix Point Never and Ducktails.” France’s High Wolf previous released records on Not Not Fun, Bathetic and his own Winged Sun imprint.

Blue Stork (DE) //

Droning Vocals, Distorted Preset Beats and Maracas is the dreamy stream of sounds by Blue Stork. First a straight ambient/drone solo-project called A Blue Stork Is Born By A Moonlight Tower, he decided to keep his drone aesthetics and put them together with a nostalgic tropicana feeling in which the organic Maracas played by his girlfriend and personal shaman, bring the right ethno-spiritual feeling to get high between stars and lovely creatures from the past.

Indias Indios (Chile)//

Indias indios is the name that Benjamin Altermatt gave to a collection of drawings and found images during the summer of 2006, an archive mostly related to landscapes and their people, as well as abstract forms, vertical miasma and so on. During the years the archive has expanded itself to sound collections, as well as to music collaborations with friends. Benjamin.A started to perform as indias indios in the early 2009 around europe. He is based in Berlin, and is currently working on a lo-fi movie and the soundtrack.

// DJs //

Desmond & Lunar Goon –

Yummi noises and drones this week in Berlin… by DuChamp

# Wed 18th May @ Ruf Reaktor, Landsberger Allee 54


In Zaire is a psychedelic tribal quartet involving the memers of the italian duo G.I. Joe, Claudio Rocchetti and Stefano Pilia. Their performance is able to bring the audience into a psychedelic trip. But their music is not only psychedelic. They mix dub-funk drum rythms, tribal and african percussions, electrical-indian bassguitar melodies, arabic and psychedelic voices, and minimal-introspective electronic sounds.

# Thu 19th May you choose:

@ Raum 20 Ziegrastrasse 20 NOISEKOLLN

Strange Forces-The History of colour TV-Proto Hills-Basedeck-Addictiv

Back from their European Tour Strange Forces are living healthier than ever. With Space Punk sonatas and mind dwelling psych-out jams they will bring the 4th dimension down your pants.

Gameboy Turntable Destruction and Breakcore Master. We are stoked about his performance because Baseck soon moves back to LA and he’s gonna tear it up for us!

The History Of Colour TV: these Post-Gazers enjoy listening to the Baywatch Soundtrack while listening to Slowdive. They accumulate every 90’s Reference you can think off and mash it together into a casscade of overdriven guitars.

Additiv:Michigan’s finest in Beat Destruction and Frequency-Texture-Banging Mayhem delivers straight to your guts. His EP is out now on Void Tactical Media.

Proto Hills: A three piece group comprised of members from berlin based bands I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Fausto Maijstral and The History Of Colour TV.

+ Reuben Bonner and his best buddy Kenny Powers of An Emerald City will be spinning a fine selection of tasty interplanetary treats

@ Loophole Boddinstrasse 60: Iku Sakan / Tatsumi Ryusui / Utku Tavil AV / Kakawaka

Iku Sakan: Japanese sound artist and DJ, catapulted in Berlin, creates impressive sound textures with his voice and devices.

Tatsumi Ryusui Electric guitar, pedals, toys… They might sound quite boring until they meet Tatsumi’s hands and become the foundation of a noisy sonic experiment.

Utku Tavil AV An homeless improviser and sound artist expands his expression techniques with purely greyscale images; his sounds become visible by all means.

Kakawaka Kakawaka makes noise. Often with a 1987: ‘Seahorse’ badge for swimming 25m at Rosdorf public pool.Since 2001: noise on the internet. Since 2005: live performances.

And, yes, on Fri whoah! Animal Collective @ Astra!

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