The Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller have played their first live show together 20years ago and set a mark in the electro / new wave / punk revival ever since. Their collaborative album Detroit House Guests with 12 featured artists from bands like Swans, Light Asylum and Nitzer Ebb resulted in an anthropological sound experiment full length and saw the daylight finally in spring 2017, after having the idea for the project in early 2000.
You can easily state that Michael Wollenhaupt aka Ancient Methods is the most brilliant industrial/techno producer now to date. Angry, punishing, oppressive industrial sounds with techno influences forces you to kick drums until the last drop of fluid rinsed out of your body. Industrial never has been sweeter.
Brigitte Enzler grew up with early New German Wave and the darker side of European New Wave. She has been actively involved in the New Wave scene since she was a teenager, if it was playing in a band, running a label or organising parties. Appearances of her are rare, we’re more than happy she chose Krake Festival for this special occurrence.
DOT PRODUCT + RENATE KNAUP
Bristolians Adam Winchester and Christopher Jarman have sought out tones and frequencies from all manner of commonly discarded sound sources and shaped them into sharp-edged, rough-hewn tracks that celebrate the eerie mood of industrial music without resorting to the hackneyed clang of sheet metal and machinery. The internal resonance found in the negative space of an object, or the invisible fog of electromagnetic radiation; all facets that play into this unique creative approach, which truly seeks to yield musicality out of that which was not previously detectable by human senses.
Renate Knaup was the leadsinger of Amon Düül II, which was founded in 1970 and became one of the most important Krautrock bands and have set a mark in german rockhistory since then. Britains rockmagazine Melody Maker has titled them as the first ever German band, which has contributed to the international music scene.
The collaboration evoked, when Renate Knaup visited a show of Dot Product in Berlin and asked them after it to team up. The result is an all improvised live-show where Dot Product are weaving techno sounds with their eld recordings and Renate’s vocals.
Japanese avant-garde synth wave duo Group A have shocked most spectators in their early shows with non-stop waves of experimental noise, intensely emotional poetry reading and nude live-paintings. While their mixture of synth heavy minimal wave, avant noise, striking visuals and performance art still carries the very breath of early industrial pioneers such as Throbbing Gristle or Cabaret Voltaire, the duo has since evolved into a beast of its own.
KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMM + GESO
KSP is a true sonic renegade, a genuine musical experimenter. Somewhere between a classic Musique Concrète and modern electronic approach, KSP’s music is made up of myriad samples and found sounds from real world situations, it lends the stuff a very real texture and aesthetic that links it to the here and now, the everyday, in a very real way.
Geso is the artistic name of visual artist Pablo Iglesias (Madrid 1977), an active creative mind involved in different art and design fields. From live visuals and art installations to graphic design and art direction as GeeOhDee or as art curator and publisher as Belio Magazine. His career started back in 1999 with the foundation of his publishing house and design studio in collaboration with his twin brother.
KSP and Geso join forces in order to create a unique audio-visual set up. And by joining forces it means bringing on a hand in hand live show that dig into the cultural spectrum they both share in audio and visual fields, could be old sci-fi references, could be harsh, industrial and geometrical textures, could be a trip inside your mind.
Luke Vibert is an artist not to be missed! He has produced various styles as he has different aliases and not to name the numbers of EP’s and albums he had released. From jungle to IDM and downtempo to techno, Luke is an excellent example that music doesn’t have boundaries.
The London based producer Keith Tenniswood aka Radioactive known is best known for his bass warped take on electro. Informed just as much from Detroit’s pioneering aesthetic, Tenniswood takes a hefty load of influence from the UK sound that surrounds him.
New Album ‘Luxury Sky Garden’ takes in a wide range of influences, but always at the centre must be the rave.
Romance Disaster was founded by Berlin based Aga Wilk (former 77TM). The music is oscillating between EBM, techno, and dark electro, build from analogue gear and lush Synthesizers.
SHXCXCHCXSH + PEDRO MAIA
The Swedish duo released 3 full length albums in 3 years and has etched its unpronounceable name in the techno world as fast. Their music is composed with the soundscape and atmosphere that is meant to provide a deeper level of sonic connection, an unbound, rolling matrix of white noise & wrought iron percussion, replete with disembodied choirs that pan uncomfortably in and out of the sonic hinterland.
The Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Maia is working mostly around the concept of Analogue Cinema, exploring the medium potentiality, and expanding the aesthetic and technological “heritage” of the classic films procedures of working with 16mm and 8mm material.
SHXCXCHCXSH’s A/V in collaboration with the Pedro Maia, explores the analogue lm and aims to pay tribute to the celluloid lm – the main raw material used by cinema during its first century of existence – offering an exploration of both its qualities and limitations.
SØS GUNVER RYBERG + CYCLES
SØS Gunver Ryberg’s characteristic style is known for challenging your state of consciousness by transformative music experiences with insistent rhythms, combined with a meticulous exploration of textures and timbres. Raw sounds created from synthesis and processed eld recordings are framed by symphonic forms and create a unique expressivity.
Cycles are Adéla Kudlová, an audiovisual artist with a basic motive on the natural world and digital media, the virtual and our surroundings, and Tereza Bartůňková, a stage design artist, who spotlights between switching the feverish world of theatre and the more introverted eld of illustration with a focus on her own auteur productions and emphasis on the audiovisual part.
After their first collaboration which was commissioned by Lunchmeat Festival for last year’s edition, Adéla and Tereza have continued their collaborative work as Cycles.
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