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First Show of 2020: “WALLS” A Collective Exhibition Featuring 30 International Artists

For their first show of 2020, Urban Spree Galerie presents « WALLS », a collective exhibition featuring 30 international artists and dedicated to the notion of the « wall ». 

Curated by Fabrice Douar and Cyrille Gouyette (Le Louvre Museum, Paris) and co-curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin), « WALLS » invites prominent artists from the comics & street art scenes to create graphic works of fiction related to walls, interpreted either as simple architectural elements, ominous symbols of segregation, canvases and vessels to convey meaning, textures, or imaginary playgrounds and labyrinths. 

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. Painting on a fragment of a wall

 

While some antique artefacts appear in the show to testify of their immortal, silent presence, in the 21st Century, the Minotaur doesn’t wait at the center of his realm but has clearly moved outside, demultiplied its presence, and is building more walls.

The exhibition’s direction is therefore resolutely multifaceted, contemporary and graphic-oriented, spanning several topographies (Europe, South Korea, Middle East, Hong Kong, Cuba…), and art forms (painting, photography, installations, videos).

 

Philippe Echaroux – Amazonia, Petit Chef – c-print mounted on Alu Dibond, 84 x 150 cm, 2016

30 Artists: Alias, Andreas, Jim Avignon, Bault, Enki Bilal, Broken Fingaz Crew, Isaac Cordal (installation), Hendrik Czakainski, Christian Durieux, Philippe Écharoux (mapping installation), EVOL, Jean Faucheur, Flix, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Miles Hyman, Kim Jung Gi, Levalet, Stéphane Levallois, Loustal, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Mode2, Alexandra Novosseloff, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Michal Škapa, Pen So, Thom Thom, Sam Tse, Santiago Valenzuela, Lars Wunderlich, Zevs.

 

Bault – Rond Point de la Tour de Babel, Acrylic on Canvas

In cooperation with Galerie David Ghezelbash, Galerie Huberty & Breyne, and Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

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WALLS

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Vernissage: Friday, January 17th, 2019 from 18:30

Exhibition: 17.01.2019 – 29.02.2019

Wed – Sat –  12:00-18:30 or by appointment

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Info: galerie@urbanspree.com

Download the Press Kit: 
https://www.urbanspree.com/press/

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List of available artworks (posted regularly): 
https://www.artsy.net/show/urban-spree-galerie-walls



WALLS

For their first show of 2020, Urban Spree Galerie presents « WALLS », a collective exhibition featuring 30 international artists and dedicated to the notion of the « wall ». 

Curated by Fabrice Douar and Cyrille Gouyette (Le Louvre Museum, Paris) and co-curated by Pascal Feucher (Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin), « WALLS » invites prominent artists from both the comics scene and the street art scene to create graphic works of fiction related to walls, interpreted either as simple architectural elements, ominous symbols of segregation, canvases and vessels to convey meaning, textures, or imaginary playgrounds and labyrinths. 

Fragment of an antique wall, Pompeii. Courtesy Galerie David Ghezelbash

 

While some antique artefacts appear in the show to testify of their immortal, silent presence, in the 21st Century, the Minotaur doesn’t wait at the center of his realm but has clearly moved outside, demultiplied its presence, and is building more walls.

The exhibition’s direction is therefore resolutely multifaceted, contemporary and graphic-oriented, spanning several topographies (Europe, South Korea, Middle East, Hong Kong, Cuba…), and art forms (painting, photography, installations, videos). 

Levalet: “Voie de contournement”, China ink on paper, 70x100cm, 2019

30 Artists: Alias, Andreas, Jim Avignon, Bault, Enki Bilal, Broken Fingaz Crew, Isaac Cordal (installation), Hendrik Czakainski, Christian Durieux, Philippe Écharoux (mapping installation), EVOL, Jean Faucheur, Flix, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Miles Hyman, Kim Jung Gi, Levalet, Stéphane Levallois, Loustal, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Mode2, Alexandra Novosseloff, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Michal Škapa, Pen So, Thom Thom, Sam Tse, Santiago Valenzuela, Lars Wunderlich, Zevs.

 

Enki Bilal. Excerpt from the Portfolio “Die Mauer Berlin”, Futuropolis 1982

 

In cooperation with Galerie David Ghezelbash, Galerie Huberty & Breyne, and Galerie Lelong & Co.

 

WALLS

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Vernissage: Friday, January 17th, 2019 from 18:30

Exhibition: 17.01.2019 – 29.02.2019

Wed – Sat –  12:00-18:30 or by appointment

info and catalogue: galerie@urbanspree.com

To download the Press Kit: https://www.urbanspree.com/press/



Die Wände – Im Flausch (Offizielle Releaseshow) Support: Lafote

 

 

Nach
5 Jahren Bandgeschichte
4 Touren
3 x Pizza am Tag
2 EPs
nun also

1 Album: “Im Flausch” ab dem 8.3.2019 via Späti Palace erhältlich

Support: LAFOTE

Präsentiert von Späti Palace & ASK HELMUT

Carsten von Postel, Jann Petersen und Mathias Wolff gründen ihre Band 2013 während des gemeinsamen Studiums an der UdK (Universität der Künste Berlin) auf Basis einer beschwipst-euphorischen SMS. Alle Bandmitglieder kommen zu der Zeit aus unterschiedlichsten musikalischen Richtungen, sind neu in ihrer Rolle am jeweiligen Instrument und starten unter dem Namen “girlie” in Richtung Post-Punk. Eines ihrer ersten Konzerte spielen sie im mittlerweile abgerissenen Club Antje Øklesund und finden in dessen sozialer Umgebung schnell ein Zuhause. Im Oktober 2015 veröffentlichen sie über das Berliner Label Späti Palace ihre erste gleichnamige EP auf Kassette & digital, touren und spielen auf Festivals (u.a. beim Jenseits von Millionen, c/o pop, Alinae Lumr und dem Incubate in den Niederlanden). Der Musikexpress kürt sie zu einem der besten Newcomer auf dem c/o pop Festival 2016. Im gleichen Jahr veröffentlichen sie eine gemeinsame Split-EP (12“ Vinyl und digital) mit der Berliner Band Pigeon, anlässlich derer die TAZ ihren Sound als Weiterführung von 80er-Jahre Gruppen wie Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth oder The Wedding Present einordnet.

Diese Genre-Schublade werden sie in 2017/2018 jedoch in Teilen verlassen und beginnen an ihrem Debütalbum zu arbeiten. Im Zuge dessen entschließen sie sich, mit deutschsprachigen Texten weiterzuarbeiten, und veröffentlichen einen ersten Song mit Im Automaten. Die Stimmung der Songs wird offener, zwischen die Instrumentalparts kehrt so etwas wie Popmusik ein – ausgebreitet auf immer wieder gern 5 bis 7 Minuten Spielzeit. So etwa der Im Flausch eröffnende Song Im Park und im Café: So elegant, so träumerisch konkret und ja, so poppig waren sie noch nie. Es ist ihr Kommst du mit in den Alltag. Zwischendurch lassen sie unbeirrt ihre Feedbacks kreischen, die für „frischen Wind in stürmischen Zeiten“ sorgen. Passend raten sie in 11:55 Uhr vor einer Noiseattacke noch schnell „zieh dir ein Jäckchen an, draußen ist es kalt“.

Es ist ein unironisches Nebeneinander von schroffen Oberflächen und einladendem Gestus, von Noise und Pop, von Frustration (Halten Sie Ihre Pläne geheim) und Euphorie (die Chöre!), ja von der grauen Welt (auch der in einem selbst) und von etwas, dass sie Utopie nennen könnten. Wie diese aussieht? „Alles ist weich / alles ist warm / alles ist leicht / alles ist behütet“ singt der Chor in Projektor – nur um durch ein trockenes „konturlos“ ergänzt zu werden, das wie eine Absage an den aufkommenden Eskapismus des Stückes klingt. Keine Flucht möglich also, stattdessen: „Anspruch und Wirklichkeit haben Streit“ (11:55 Uhr). Der titelgebende Flausch ist Sehnsuchtsort und Lethargiefalle in einem (Formgedächtnispolymer).

Im Flausch wurde im Frühjahr 2018 in 7 Tagen live in Prinzhöfte, einer Gemeinde gleich hinter Delmenhorst mit knapp 700 Einwohner*innen, auf dem Dachboden eines leerstehenden Bauernhofhauses fertiggeschrieben und eingespielt. Während nachts der harte norddeutsche Wind durch das alte Gebälk des Hauses pfiff, schliefen Band und die mit den Aufnahmen beauftragten Freunde aus dem Flennen Kollektiv – Alexander Günther (Molde) und Julius Berger (Go Lamborghini Go) – mangels Betten auf Luftmatratzen und Isomatten inmitten der mikrofonierten Verstärker und Drums. Umgeben von nichts als Pferdekoppeln und einem kleinen Waldstück, gestaltete sich der Aufnahmeprozess so intensiv und einnehmend, dass Teile der Band das Haus tagelang nicht verlassen. Einen Tag nach Aufnahmeschluss, wird das Anwesen nach langem Leerstand verkauft. Gesangsaufnahmen und Overdubs entstehen in den darauffolgenden Wochen in einem Berlin-Lichtenberger Proberaumhaus, aufgenommen von Christian Ramisch (NOJ), umgeben von Plattenbausiedlungen. Die Band benennt sich in Die Wände um und beendet damit ihre Neuerfindung. Das Debütalbum der Wände erscheint Mitte März 2019 auf Vinyl und digital bei Späti Palace.



Heavy Mental: Nadja – Sannhet – Sum of R

Swamp Booking and Urban Spree presents
Heavy Mental concert series : #2

Nadja is a duo of multi-instrumentalist Aidan Baker and bassist Leah Buckareff active since 2005 and credited as one of the progenitors of the genres ‘drone doom’ or ‘metalgaze’—heavy atmospheric music which combines the darkness and volume of doom metal and industrial with the textures and melodicism of shoegaze and ambient/electronic music.

The project has released numerous albums on many different underground labels—Alien8 Recordings, Daymare Records, Robotic Empire, Hydrahead Records, Gizeh Records, and Important Records, to name a few—and have toured extensively with appearances in Europe, Japan, Russia, Australia/New Zealand, North and South America, including appearances at such festivals as SXSW, FIMAV, Roadburn, Donaufest, Le Guess Who, Incubate, and Unsound.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, the duo now resides in Berlin, Germany.

web links:
http://www.facebook.com/luvnadja
http://www.nadjaluv.ca/
http://nadja.bandcamp.com/

https://youtu.be/7RceyHAz9Jk
https://youtu.be/nzL7nJZOlGs

Sannhet have always been hard to classify. Since 2010, the Brooklyn trio’s played instrumental music that’s heavy and light, cinematic and intimate, dense but minimal. You could call them “post” something, “experimental metal,” or “math rock,” but none of that’s quite right and the band has thrown another
wrinkle into the mix with So Numb.
While they don’t write lyrics, they do write subtexts. They pen love letters, extended epistles, and suicide notes, all without words. With So Numb, Sannhet create a new
world out of very few ingredients.
The cover of Sannhet’s third album, So Numb, features a mother shielding her son’s eyes with her hands – an allegory depicting the protection one receives from their parents, but it isn’t meant to be sentimental.
As the mother shelters her child, she inadvertently creates a false sense of safety. The child, in turn, spends it’s life seeking comfort and escape in temporary solutions.
Though Sannhet meditate on life’s imperfect escapes, So Numb’s nine songs showcase the band facing
life’s pain and joy with their eyes wide open. The collection’s emotional landscape is one of existential
dread, melancholy, and loss – ammunition for escapists. Despite these existential conundrums, So Numb
has an uplifting, euphoric feel.

web links:
https://www.facebook.com/sannhet
Twitter: @sannhetbk
Instagram: @sannhetbk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyLX9BhEqDc

Switzerland’s Sum Of R 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.
Their live performances as a duo are characterized by a cyclical process involving bass guitars, drums, effects, samples and drones to create a unique and dense whole which is more than the sum of its parts.

web links:
https://www.facebook.com/sumofr/

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In Zaire, Caudal, Alphatrip, Thisquietarmy / Free Entry Show

Sound of Cobra Records and MILK ME present:

In Zaire
Sound Of Cobra Records

In Zaire are closing the chapter opened in 2013 with their critically acclaimed debut full-length „White Sun Black Sun“.
This time, the fever-dance takes on new environments, new worlds, new visions. „Visions Of The Age To Come“ is the aptly named follow-ups name that is to be released on Sound Of Cobra Records this spring.

Packing eight tracks of sprawling all-ends-open psych workouts with a definite rock edge to them, their visions have sharpened to a determined longing into the unknown that is most aware of the preceding waypoints the band has travelled through so far.

At the heart of it all is still the underlying hum of the universe and its infinite vibrations – this is boldly stated with „Hermes Dance“, the albums literal opening track. It functions as a foreboding vision showcasing the essentials of the band: rhythm as key to a broad palette of ever-shifting atmospheres and emotions. As soon as this new chapter is opened, we see In Zaire reaping what they’ve sown in the past with a plethora of high-energy riffs and freewheeling outbursts that communicate with each other in a way that brings the ever so apparent dichotomous dance of chaos and form, of focus and blur to the surface of things.

Where its predecessor was bred in much more blurred musical hotbeds, „Visions Of The Age To Come“ is an expressive kaleidoscope of projections (or perceptions?) coming into focus, and in doing so presenting a rich dialogue with the inner and the outer realities we all have to balance. Through the course of the record we get confronted with sonorous entities constantly trying to work with themselves in order to transform, to find new shapes and to eventually pinpoint the reason of their longing.
Culminating in what is arguably the records key track, „The Seven Sermons Of The Dead“ sees the band leading their newfound approach to the edge with an intense marriage of their rock roots with the outer planes they constantly flirt with – the entrancing main riff moves like a snake in a dizzying journey, which finds its destination in the closing title track.
The intensity lifts, the curtains fall, an ending giving birth to a new beginning – In Zaire’s age to come is a promising one.

Caudal
CAUDAL is a trio featuring Aidan Baker (CA – Nadja, BBS, etc.) on guitar, Gareth Sweeney (IE – Gout) on bass, and Felipe Salazar (CO – Muerte En Pereira, Hypnodrone Ensemble) on drums. Baker’s multi-layered, heavily affected guitar overlays Sweeney and Salazar’s driving, propulsive rhythm section creating music equally influenced by krautrock, post-punk, and spacerock.

https://caudal.bandcamp.com/

thisquietarmy
thisquietarmy (Montreal, Canada) operates at the intersection of ambient drone, doom metal and post-shoegaze melodicism, extending the boundaries of guitar-based experimentation by incorporating melodic motifs over a sea of textural noise, gaining acclaim with fans of darker strains of ambient music and more adventurous practitioners of metal. By mid-2017, thisquietarmy has released over 40 works on more than 30 different labels such as Alien8 Recordings, Aurora Borealis, Consouling Sounds, Denovali Records, Subsound and Shelter Press, including full-length records, EPs and collaborations with peers such as Aidan Baker (Nadja), Scott Cortez (lovesliescrushing), André Foisy (Locrian), Noveller, Syndrome (Amenra), Year of No Light & many more. He also performed 450 gigs over more than 35 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas with esteemed appearances at festivals such as Red Bull Music Academy, Le Guess Who?, Incubate Festival, Dunk! Festival & Amplifest.

http://www.thisquietarmy.com/
http://thisquietarmy.bandcamp.com/

alphatrip
Das Berliner Duo von ALPHATRIP ist an der Reihe und versetzt den Zuhörer mit psychedelischen Postrockklängen in Trance. Nur mit Gitarre und Schlagzeug bewaffnet schaffen sie es, eine Wand auf Klängen zu erzeugen, die sich anhört, wie ein von Jim Morrison beschriebener Meskalintrip in der Wüste. Es gibt keine wirklichen Pausen, die beiden Musiker spielen und spielen und kommunizieren untereinander mit ihren Blicken. Ist das jetzt ein langer Song oder viele kürzere? Man weiß es nicht und eigentlich ist es auch egal. Es klingt gut. Man verweilt, schließt die Augen und lauscht, bis es irgendwann still wird.

https://alphatrip.bandcamp.com/

 

dj set by Davide Luciani (Mote Studio) and Jimmy Trash + Mohair Sam

Projections mixed Live by Oscar Valentine of 8MM Bar-
A experiment in darkness, colors and light.

it is free entry till 22:30, then up to you!



Oranssi Pazuzu – Aluk Todolo – Cobalt

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Oranssi Pazuzu
“The trick is to avoid all the bands that are bragging about genre breaking or how mind blowing they are and just listen to Oranssi Pazuzu”. This quote from Fenriz’s radio show couldn’t have been a better spot on statement for the phenomenon that is Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu.
Since their inception, Oranssi Pazuzu has never been satisfied to stick with a formula. Each album has seen the band expand upon its previous incarnation and then, like a supernova, blow it up and transform again into something recognizable but completely new. With their first two albums, they slowly built a fuzz for their unique take on black metal’s pscyhedelia and despite using this genre as a platform it was their third album, Valonielu (2013), that solidified the band’s position as one of the most forward-thinking and interesting metal bands and gave purists a ran for their money. With press and fans praising the brilliance of that album, their live shows established them even more to the point where their live experience could be compared to the ones of Pink Floyd, Swans and Neurosis. And that’s coming from everybody that witnessed them on their tours and festivals performances all around Europe.
Their return on 2016 with their fourth album, Värähtelijä, gives the band much more room to diverge and explore the vast regions of hypnotic progressive psychedelia and the nebulous outer limits of Scandinavian black metal. Songs explode with radiant ultraviolet color and plunge into the deep black darkness of innermost consciousness. If ‘Valonielu’ was the creation of a universe, ‘Värähtelijä’ is the magnification and expansion of its infinite boundaries. With the album ending up on many best albums of the year lists, and not only in the metal circles, 2017 will be the busiest year for the band on stage starting with the “Mental Possessed Tour” where the band brings with them 2 of their peers, Aluk Todolo and Cobalt (on their first European tour) on selected days and making this tour not to be missed!
The “Mental Possessed Tour” will also coincide with the reissues of Oranssi Pazuzu’s backcatalogue including their first 2 albums, which have been sold out since their release, an EP consisting of the band’s material from their 2010 split with Candy Cane and also a limited 10” vinyl with two unreleased songs, which will be sold only on their live dates!
Not meant for genre purists, Oranssi Pazuzu are on a trip all their own; modern electric pioneers on an expedition to unlock the keys to the hidden spaces all around and inside us.

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ALUK TODOLO is an instrumental power trio performing Occult Rock since 2004. Their music is a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance. Part occult black metal fiend and part snide kraut menace, the band conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings. ALUK TODOLO reduces psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, in which dry, spare percussion grievously mines the scrapes, shrieks and shimmer of mutated guitar and bass. The band’s sound is monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming: a dangerous, noxious coil of all things black.

The name ALUK TODOLO was brought back from a mountainous region of South Sulawesi in Indonesia, it’s an ancient religion with animist beliefs meaning «the Way of the Ancestors». The band toured in USA in 2009 and 2012, Southern Europe in May 2010 (France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal), Northern Europe in April 2011 with MENACE RUINE (France, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Czech republik, Switzerland) and Eastern Europe in May 2013 with the one man band LUSSURIA from New York (Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republik, Poland, Austria, Hungaria, Croatia, Solvenia, Italia, France), around the Alps in June 2016 with SUM OF R from Switzerland (France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Czech Republik, Hungary, Austria). ALUK TODOLO opened for FAUST (German krautrock pioneers) in New York in October 2009. They have been invited by SUNN O))) to play the Roadburn Festival 2011 in the Tilburg – Netherlands and opened for them in June 2012. They played festivals such as Incubate (Netherlands), Stella Natura (usa), Dark Bombastic Evening (Romania), Mega Therion (Finland), Colmar Jazz Off (France), Luff (Switzerland), le Guess Who ? (Netherlands), Sonic Protest (France), Funkelfug (Austria), Amplifest (Portugal), Chaos Descends (Germany), and will play in 2017 the Stardust IV (New York USA) and the Roadburn (Netherlands).

An archive collection of rare recordings from their first decade will be released in 2017 as well as the 4 albums on tape on Seratusribu records from Indonesia.

Bandcamp (online discography): http://aluktodolo.bandcamp.com/

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Cobalt

War Metal is the most fitting title Cobalt could choose to kick off their career. There is a deep sense of struggle and urgency, a devastating cause that left absolute carnage through its path that the band’s music radiated since the time of their inception. Cobalt, as nature, is red in tooth and claw, and there is no desire of hiding it.

This struggle, this unbroken will to battle and conflict was peaked with the genre-defining Eater of Birds, a testament to the spirit of the US black metal scene. Pouring with aggression and oozing with a primal energy, Cobalt showcased a unique blend of bitter black metal, a traditional approach that was rehashed and in turn rejuvenated. The additions of Americana, folk and noise do not necessarily provide an experimental approach to black metal, but rather a different interpretation of its historic, pure form. The imagery of Hemingway on the cover of Gin makes perfect sense, depicting the literary background of Gin and its influence on Cobalt’s ethos: the perfection of one’s craft, the certainty and conviction to one’s belief and the stoic perspective.

Hemingway’s famously writes: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” This could not be more true for Cobalt, who saw the departure of vocalist Phil McSorley in 2014. Mainman Erik Wunder did not allow this to become the end of the road for his black metal endeavors, and recruiting Charlie Fell (ex-Lord Mantis) has worked wonders for the band and the quality of their releases. In 2016 they proved that they belong at the very top of the food chain releasing what is their finest work in Slow Forever, a double album filled with all the elements that their glorious past has produced, but also with an eye staring at the future and the path that lays ahead. This is Cobalt at its best. Uncompromising, relentless, hungry, constantly hunting and out for blood.

https://www.facebook.com/COBALT-109020659128531/

 

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