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Interkosmos #3 w/ Damo Suzuki Network

MAINSTAGE (Indoor venue)

DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK with TAU and Joe Dilworth (Cavern of Anti-Matter and Stereolab)
Cummi Flu
DJ Oscar Valentine from 8MM Bar
Visuals by CineMata (aka Mattia Grigolo)

17:00 Schlafwagen – First Set
19:00 Schlafwagen – Second Set
Dj Wahid Paradis and Low Bat, food trucks, and much more.

Former lead singer of the legendary and seminal german krautrock band Can, Damo, resident in Köln (De) since the 70s, has been performing since mid ´97 with his project DAMO SUZUKI´S NETWORK around the world with more than 7,000 different musicians in 43 countries. He will bring his project this year at the 3rd edition, and first summer one, of the Interkosmos festival. A festival focused on several forms of music: experimentation, electronic, krautrock, drone, post punk, impro.
Damo will perform with TAU from Berlin.

CUMMI FLU is the latest incarnation of the ever-changing multimedia illusionist Oliver Doerell. Born in Brussels, he was the driving force behind the electronica projects Dictaphone and SWOD, and a sound box in Raz Ohara’s Odd Orchestra.

There was once a pop music genre that was not actually a genre. It emerged in the late nineties and early 2000s. It was called ‘electronica’. This genre was no more a genre than ‘indie’ or even ‘pop’. Electronica was a term simply used to define club music, ambient or noise. It referred to a compartmentalized and, for the most part, friendly listening music that was not good to dance to. As a result, a wide range of musical styles came to be classified under this non-genre just because there was no other suitable classification at the time. And now Oliver Doerell is producing music that sounds like a late electronica manifesto.

BLUE CRIME’s stars have a gloomy shine, inspired by myths and dreams and parallel universes. Earth felt too low; space is the place. They started out as a glowworm in a dark atom shelter, and emerged as eerie moonpop, growing grittier in time. Call it moonpsych, noisefolk, call it earthquakes with guitars and vocal eclipses. Or just feel it, and call it nothing at all. Be it love or hate, dark or light… Blue Crime shows no
mercy for the sober and cold-hearted.



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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 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.


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.


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.



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!

Soda Fabric + DYN

Soda Fabric + DYN Live // DJ Set by Oscar Valentine // Poster by Jill Abramov




Soda Fabric is a Noise Pop\Shoegaze\Psychadelic band from Berlin.
In their short existence the band managed to play with the legendary Daniel Johnston in Tel Aviv, tour around the world including big festivals (such as Waves in Vienna, Reeperbahn in Hamburg) along with bands like Drenge, Smith Westerns, Crocodiles etc’.
In May 2015 the band released the critically acclaimed debut album ‘Atlantis’ (Anova Music\ Burger Records) that was mixed by Max Bloom of Yuck.
Their main single of the album ‘Teenage Illusion’ was debuted and reviewd by ‘Spin’ and reached more than 130.000 listeners on different platforms including Spotify.

DYN: 8MM Musik presents the self-titled debut LP by Berlin garage and psych-rock natives DYN. The duo of multi-instrumentalists Tilman (Drum, Vocals) and Carl (Guitar, bass organ, vocals) teamed up with engineer producer Fabien Leseure (The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dirty Beaches) to record the 9 song album in a manner true to their lofi high intensity dynamic.
Drummer Til Kettner pounds out the beat while belting out his lyrics about love lust and misadventure, while Carl Heine kicks out the guitar and bass riffs (playing both at the same time), while also providing backing vocals. Over the last four years DYN have developed their charismatic blend of experimental garage-rock, gigging around town. Performing previously under the moniker Delta Love, the
The band have recently played the Austin Psych Fest and have supported The Raveonettes, Django Django and Mikal Cronin.






FIFTH FLOOR // Indie.vidualist // ZUMA Bookings // Urban Spree // The Circus // Berlin Beat presents

T H E 1 4 H R F A C T O R Y
‘A live music and art showcase at Urban Spree’.

> THE FIRST x150 to click attending on this event will be added to the cheap 5€ door list! You will also recieve free shots (drink tickets) upon entry.

Since our last Fifth Floor show with Carl Barat at The 100 Club in London last year, we are now back in Berlin with a base at Urban Spree.


L I V E :

// The Vickers (IT) //

With the support of BBC6 and KEXP Radio The Vickers have toured Europe many times over. A “musical kaleidoscopic journey” the band recently released their new album “Ghosts” a fine example of where modern psych rock n roll is heading, a live experience not to be missed.

“Sounding like The Beatles after one too many acid trips”

“Influences that present psychedelia in new lights”

“Sits comfortably in the same sonic stable as the likes of Tame Impala and Temples”

// The Mokkers (BLN) //

After recent tours with Allah-Las and The Growlers, The Mokkers are always on the move. With classic infulences such as Link Wray and The Kinks, The Mokkers provide a “pop-infused surf-rock blend, dusted with a little garage dirt and spiced up with a rockabilly twist”.

// Bernard Handsome (BLN) //

The psychedelic folk sounds of BH made a powerful live debut at 8mm recently. This is the duo’s second live show in Berlin, well worth coming down early for this one.

1 4 H R A F T E R P A R T Y :


Expect Oscar to be spinning his usual magic on the decks. All the best psychedelic, garage rock n roll classics!


Gaël Pettinaroli


Bego M Santiago – visual art


B.M.Santiago is an amazing visual artist from Spain, currently based in Berlin. She works with installation, VideoArt and LiveCinema. She will be providing some special visual loops on this night!

U P C O M I N G :

Autist Ntlprgrmmr (BLN) – 18th June

The Shivas (USA) – 28th August

Presale tickets tba



Camera x Circle

So excited to have two of the most mind blowing bands of today’s music scene together in one place: If Circle, hailing from the remote small town of Pori, are no “cult band”, the word will have to be re-defined: Formed in 1991 initially as a tribute act to the Britain’s Loop (hence the name), Circle is the most prolific and mysterious force of the Finnish avant-rock underground. Constantly reinventing themselves, weaving hypnotic mantras out of relentless krautrock beats, heavy riffs, arty noise, dark psychedelia, and soundtrack-like beauty. Hard, chilly repetition has served as the lone unifying theme throughout almost 25 years of experiments. As Circle and under various other monikers (such as Falcon, Pharaoh Overlord, Pharaoh Overlörd, Motospandex and many more) they have released a disorienting host of albums on numberless micro labels, constantly confusing their fans with hazardous stylistic changes and highly hallucinatory live shows.
Camera 02 (credit Oscar Valentine)
Camera became notorious for their hit-and-run style live concerts in Berlin subway stations – often stopped by the police, the “krautrock guerilla” developed their trance-inducing trademark sound which is propelling the shimmering surfaces and the blunt drumbeats of Hallogallo-period Neu! into a dystopian future. Their new and second album “Remember I Was Carbon Oxide” was released by Hamburg’s Bureau B imprint to much critical acclaim at the end of last year.
Links: Circle
Feature: http://www.thestoolpigeon.co.uk/features/travel-finland-pori-circle.html Circle’s founder Jussi Lehtisalo guides The Quietus through Circle’s vast back catalogue: http://thequietus.com/articles/15220-the-strange-world-of-circle Jussi’s Top 5 of Circle recordings: https://soundcloud.com/planetrockbooking/sets/the-best-of-circle/s-XIH9N Classic 2007 live footage: http://youtu.be/4FWftvvaVok Most recent: “Circle vs. Circle” from the appropriately named Supermassive Festival: http://youtu.be/BI69Zc-Z_ok
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Damo Suzuki and his Network / Berlin Chapter at Urban Spree


On Saturday, Dec. 14th, Urban Spree and Future Days present an exceptional concert: Damo Suzuki and his Network live.

As Suzuki tours, he only performs live improvisational music with various local musicians (so-called “Sound Carriers”) from around the world, thus building up a ‘network’ of musicians with whom he collaborates.

For the Berlin date at Urban Spree, Damo Suzuki has invited no less than 2 members of retro-metal band Kadavar (Christoph “Lupus” Lindemann (guitar) & Christoph “Tiger” Bartelt (drums), Schneider TM, Mulrooney (Dead Skeletons) and InZaire’s “Thunder“. Visuals by Oscar Valentine.

Since Damo Suzuki decided not to do studio work anymore, but rather perform with his Network, there are no recordings available anymore. Therefore, the performance of Damo Suzuki can only be apprehended live and each live situation is unique while the music is improvised only.