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Blind Delon, H ø R D, Leere live + after party Herzschlag

BLIND DELON

Founded in 2016 by Mathis Kolkoz and after releasing several works on Oráculo Records / Bordello A Parigi and some DJ sets around Europe, Blind Delon raised to a multi-art project (3 musicians and a visual composition by the french artist AFB).

With their heads and bags filled with synthesizers from a time they weren’t even born, the band can be found today between a record shop and a cave rave, looking for an aesthetic that is nowhere near dying. Post-Synthwave might be the best words to qualify the project, as the music is a sort of breed between outrageous Pop and cold basslines.

Building a bridge between Pop and Rave music, Blind Delon is making a NOT conventional yet romantic Post-Punk sound.

https://soundcloud.com/blind-delon
https://oraculorecords.bandcamp.com/album/blind-delon-edouard-12-ltd-edition-ep-vinyl

H ø R D

H ø r d creates electronic music inspired by coldwave, soundtracks, fantasy movies, oscillating between epic compositions, EBM and techno pulse, and also more contemplative tracks.

After performances on his own musical territory, he gradually came to the European synth wave scene, signing a remix for Winter Severity Index (Rome) and performing live in Germany (Wave Gotik Treffen), Belgium, Czech Republic, Swiss, Malta, Italia, Austria, Spain.

His first album “Focus on light” was released 2016 on Anton Maiiovi’s label Giallo Disco Records, and sold out 6 weeks later.
In 2017, his third EP «Futures» is out on Sacred Court, label of electronic artist SNTS.

His upcoming second LP will be out in Avant! Records in September, 2018.

«The label Giallo Disco Records have described the music as “Reverb-Soaked Urban-Gothic Melancholic songs, between synth-shoegaze and violent EBM,” and believe the album will “will resonate strongly with fans of Pornography-era The Cure, Joy Division and classic Nine Inch Nails.” To our ears we hear strains of early Tropic of Cancer and dare we say Pet Shop Boys, and overall, as you’ll be able to tell from the album preview below, it’s a well informed reincarnation of what makes the synth, minimal and no wave genres so appealing today.» JUNO DOWNLOAD (2016)

https://soundcloud.com/hordmusic
https://hordmusic.bandcamp.com/

LEERE

We come from nowhere and move towards emptiness.
Leere is an introvert musical project, trying to express and fill the emptiness inside us. The use of analog and digital sounds of the 80s and the integration of sounds from Berlin, the city that influences her and her music strongly, helps her with that hard task.

https://youngandcold.de/leere/
https://leere1.bandcamp.com/album/ep

THE BRVTALIST dj set

The Brvtalist is a curator, promoter and DJ with a focus on mutated metropolitan culture from around the globe. Since 2013, the platform has featured, collaborated and/or performed with a variety of artists across multiple disciplines including Julius (JP), Void Vision, Ancient Methods, Drab Majesty, Katie Gallagher, Obscur, Headless Horseman and countless others. Through the website of the same name, as well as the renown podcast series, New Brvtalism, The Brvtalist aims to expose music, fashion, art and more that all share the same dark, romantic allure.

http://thebrvtalist.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebrvtalist/

After Party:

DJs: Hanzel, Jaakko + The Brvtalist

Music: //Cold Wave // Post-Punk // Minimal Synth // EBM //

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ZS

ZS
Sam Hillmer (tenor sax)
Patrick Higgins (guitar)
Greg Fox (percussion)
Northern Spy Records. New York.

Zs is devoid of genre and unclassifiable. Since 2000, founder Sam Hillmer has remained its purveying constant, and with the addition of loose-limbed, meditative percussionist Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien, Man Forever), and virtuosic avant-classical guitarist and composer Patrick Higgins, the band has found its epochal lineup.

www.zzzsss.com

“Zs sure do sound like masters of their craft.”
Pitchfork

“Zs is a band; it’s also a perpetual itch, an index of unease around the restrictions of genre in New York experimental music.”
New York Times

Support:
Felix-Florian Tödtloff (Sferics,Berlin)

Vorverkauf/Tickets:
https://www.koka36.de/zs_ticket_81809.html



Herzschlag: Nao Katafuchi, Todesstrahlen

Nao Katafuchi (JP/DE, Coldwave)
Todesstrahlen (DE/IT, Psychwave)

DJs: Jaakko, Hanzel
+ guest DJ Sixbynine (Pánica)

Music: ◆ Cold Wave ◆ Post-Punk ◆ Minimal Synth ◆ EBM ◆ New Beat ◆ Italo ◆

Nao Katafuchi

Nao Katafuchi is a Japanese artist who makes electronic music with a guitar & a synth box, creates his own world of cold romantic wave.

Growing up in the suburb of Tokyo in the 1980’s, Nao spent his teenage years on the streets of Shibuya searching for instruments and records, falling in love with electronic music and inhaling everything that the district had to offer. The urban flair of Tokyo, where the growth of hi-tech industry was years ahead from the rest of the world, influenced what would later become his retro-futuristic trademark sound.

In 1991, he relocated to New York City’s Lower East Side, where he started working as an audio engineer for recording production companies; picking up a guitar to later form his first band, SUPERFORTRESS, with which he released a couple of self-produced EPs and LPs.

After years of experimenting with different sounds and scenes, Nao finally found a niche of musically kindred spirits at the legendary Wierd Record’s parties, where he made his debut as Nao Katafuchi. Deeply involved in the thriving minimal synth scene of the City, together with acts such as Xeno & Oaklander, Martial Canterel, Epee Du Bois and Led Er Est – he eventually met Willie Burns of Brooklyn’s WT Records, who released his first record, Yumegoto, in 2012.

In the late 2015 Nao moved his home base to Germany, and released his first full length album Émergence from Nadanna, a sister label of Germany’s Anna Logue Records. The album is featuring contributions from Kevin Komoda of Rational Youth, Miss Liz Wendelbo from Xeno & Oaklander, Tomo Akikawabaya and Tona Ohama. Borrowing Liz Wendelbo’s words, it is easy to imagine oneself lost in Nao’s music “while driving through Tokyo at night: neon lights, mannequins in shopwindows, and empty streets”, enthralled within his sonic creation of a future past.

http://naosuper.com/

Todesstrahlen

Todesstrahlen is a brand new band based in Berlin which mixes industrial, wave and psychedelic sounds. The organic and natural mixture comes from the former experiences of the three members who have been active in several bands of different musical scenes. Born at the beginning of the 2016, they recorded a first DIY album after some improvisation sessions where self-made instruments (made with construction site materials) and hypnotic shoegaze guitar and bass sound were setted up.
Links:
https://soundcloud.com/todesstrahlen/
https://www.facebook.com/Todesstrahlen/

 

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HERZSCHLAG Second Anniversary: Opale, Kælan Mikla + Princess Century

25.06.2016 HERZSCHLAG second anniversary

Live:
Opale (FR)
Kælan Mikla (IS)
Princess Century (Maya Postepski of Austra / Trust, CA)

DJs:
Hanzel (Herzschlag)
Jaakko (Herzschlag)
Neue K (TIQ Berlin)

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◆ Cold Wave ◆ Post-Punk ◆ Minimal Synth ◆ EBM ◆ New Beat ◆ Italo ◆ Underground Electronic ◆
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Opale (FR)
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In opal fields, you have to pierce through layers of rock to discover a gem. Opale’s first album, L’incandescent, holds a single direction throughout the 35 minute duration and is graciously supported with a band of cold and melancholic analog keyboards and soft, haunting voices. Nowhere to go and nothing to feel is the single story sung in English, French, and Spanish. Through cities of light and the waking of lost spirits, Opale will take you on a trip that may be your last.

Paris based Opale released their first EP under the name Playground on Stellar Kinematics in 2012. The album included a collaboration with Ensemble Economique’s Brian Pyle. Since then, Sophia Hamadi and Rocio Ortiz have recorded beautiful sounds within L’Incandescent and have toured throughout Europe, Canada and the USA.

Kælan Mikla (IS)
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https://kaelanmikla.bandcamp.com/music

Kælan Mikla is a three-piece punk/no-wave band from Reykjavík slowly getting darker and deeper with new waves and more instruments. The band consists of three girls who perform their own poetry and have been described as an avant-garde, fresh breeze into the Icelandic music scene in the past two years. The band was formed after winning first place in a poetry slam held by the city library in January 2013. They have since then played multiple festivals as well as touring
Europe. Kælan Mikla are known for their dark melancholic sound, most of the songs consisting only of heavy bass, drums and screams with some softer, melodic synth parts in-between. The band lyrics focus on inner confusion and their intimidating stage performance, often including performance art of some sort, is bound to leave the crowd in a melancholic trance.

“This trio has moved from being a post-punk outfit of bass, drums and vocals into bold new territory. Chilling, neurotic synth loops paired with ass-end bass and some positively haunting vocals, their sound has evolved into something darker, stronger, capable of taking us from the everyday world into the gauzy barrier between us and our nightmares. Like watching a forgotten reel of film shot at a haunted house, you come away from seeing them live wondering if it’s really over, as you can still feel icy fingers reaching towards you.”

Princess Century (CA)
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http://princesscentury.com/

Maya Postepski never stops. An active member of the Toronto music scene, she has been making music for over 10 years, currently as part of electronic group Austra (Paper Bag Records / Domino). She is a prolific remix artist, DJ and she co-wrote and produced TRST with Robert Alfons as Trust (Arts & Crafts).
This project is the outlet for her genre-crossing experiments that take us on a journey through minimalist cosmic disco psychedelia, crossing through glacial poly-rhythmic territories soaked in dark dripping goo.

Shooting stars and icicles glimmering weave a reflective thread through each track while mechanical pulses ground soaring delicious keyboards that could melt the heart of a cobra.

Do not be afraid! Close your eyes and allow the warm synthesizer liquid to seep through your veins and take you into a far away galaxy of love, lust and passion.

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HERZSCHLAG: Das Ding (NL), Afghan Dance (DE), The Hollow Man (DE) + Herzschlag 1 year anniversary

10830540_1091536167529126_1663521370043498423_o   01.05.2015 HERZSCHLAG: Live: Das Ding (NL) Das Ding is Danny Bosten, who was active in the early 1980s releasing his music and friends music via his own cassette label called Tear Apart Tapes. While studying graphic design in art school, he designed all the tape covers himself. Meanwhile, he recorded his own music as Das Ding. Powerful dark electro, some tracks are quite addictive and danceable while others are more for at home listening enjoyment. At the time, it seemed that everyone was making music, or noises of some sort. This scene seemed to warrant the establishment of a full-blown cassette-label, and so Bosten, together with Johan de Koeyer, who was operating as ‘Les Yeux Interdits’, set up ‘Tear Apart Tapes’. Their first release was a split C-20 cassette featuring ‘Das Ding’ and ‘Les Yeux Interdits’. In 2007, 433rpm, of the exhaustive music blog ‘No Longer Forgotten Music’, posted some of his old Das Ding tapes, and Veronica Vasicka- who runs the New York based ‘Minimal Wave’ label and specializes in reissues of 80s synth-wave- contacted Danny, now living in Rotterdam, to propose the release of a Das Ding album. Old tapes were uncovered, and Minimal Wave released a remastered version of ‘HSTA’ and other tracks, in 2010. A wave of renewed interest followed the record’s release and soon people were in touch to propose live shows. Twenty years later, and after some deliberation, Das Ding was reincarnated under its old moniker but now with a revised line-up and a working set-up that reflected inevitable technological change. Suddenly, Das Ding was a ‘Dutch electro-pioneer’ and the apparent pinnacle of ‘Minimal Wave’. Afghan Dance (DE) www.afghandance.bandcamp.com/releases Like an abrasive perception, Afghan dance blend low-frequencies, acid drum machines and a beating bass guitar to create his obscure-enveloping sound. It’s the project of the Berlin based Alessandro Nieri (SATO SATO / ex M!R!M), joined by Jaakko Saarilahti at the synthesisers and machines. He released the first single ‘’Eyes’’ at the end of 2014, followed by ‘’Sea shepherd’’ and a handful of shows in Germany. The Hollow Man (DE) Regressive Electronika www.thehollowman.net https://soundcloud.com/thehollowman The instrumental music of «The Hollow Man» is a mixture of dark atmospheric soundtracks, bittersweet melodies and mean unexpected musical ambushes. Over the years he played live shows with acts like «Venetian Snares», «The Young Gods» and «Sole & The Skyrider Band», recorded several solo-albums, worked with many other artists and did some remix work as well as soundtracks for short movies. After a long break he will be releasing his new and final album «Walking Ghost Phase» at the end of May 2015. At the «Herzschlag»-Event he will present a collection of songs from his 2009 album «Mabuse» as well as some tracks from his new album, played live for the first time. DJs: Jaakko Hanzel Anaesthesija + Guest DJ Pre OpTrans +++ Herzschlag 1 year anniversary +++ First Herzschlag party was held in The Chelsea Bar 29.05.2014 and till so far we had 11 partys in different locations. Bands that played in Herzschlag during this year were 77 TM, Afghan Dance, Alles, Ben Bloodygrave, Cosmetics, Die Selection, Monowelt, Sato Sato, Transfigure, Qual and Winter Severity Index. We hope you have enjoyed and hope to see you in coming parties also  Thank you for your support.

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HERZSCHLAG & MECANICA present | SINEWAVE

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HERZSCHLAG & MECANICA present

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Live:

DIE SELEKTION (DE)

“The new innocence”, DIE SELEKTION’s self description, is the first of many enthralling contradictions raised by the young band. Fast beats, cutting bass lines, bleak and subcooled synth layers, and then – the most unusual instrument for this genre: The trumpet. The plain brilliancy of how this works out leads to one question only: Why has no one done this before?

ALLES (PL)

We live in the kingdom of noise, information overflow, misinformation & disorientation.
Ever rushing, we grasp disconnected words, unfinished thoughts, repeated ideas.
We consume relationships, sandwiches, art.
We want freedom but don’t know how to be free.
We close up in the world of definition, scheme, calculation and manipulation.
Post-modernism, post-punk, post-communism, great post.
Overload’s overload, tiredness of being tired.

QUAL (UK / William Maybelline / Lebanon Hanover solo project, exclusive first Berlin show)

Vile visions, despaired in a frowning black tower of pain. Concealed yearns of a desolate heart, trying to scratch that unscratchable rotting itch from within. Centuries of sorrow drenched in gloomy electronics that palpitate like human passions.

77TM (PL / DK)

Arising from the underground of Neukölln in Berlin, the Polish-Danish duo 77™ is bringing their pulsating beats and bass lines together with vintage synthesizers and analog drum machines, as well as customized low-bit machines.

MONOWELT (DE)

DJs Hanzel, Jaakko, Anaesthesija

+ guest DJs Riikka (Zone-Grau), Luca Gillian( Die Selektion), Hayden Payne (Dream Affair, CEREMONIES (Club Night),Fleisch)

Herzschlag is a new event in Berlin nightlife bringing the finest selections of Cold Wave, Post-Punk, Minimal Synth, Old School EBM, Underground Electronic.

https://www.facebook.com/herzschlagevents

Mecanica label started 12 years ago as a record store in Mexico but the idea for a label was born last year somewhere between Mexico City and Los Angeles. Their first step was release for Americ some european bands like Lebanon Hanover and Selofan. Later on, Tying Tiffany joined with an EP and Soft Metals with a great remix album with works from some friends like Bestial Mouths, L-Sedition, Silent Servant, Jesse Ruins and Tying Tiffany too. Now, Mecanica is moving forward with two new promising acts, 77tm and Alles, and more projects to come…

https://www.facebook.com/mecanicarecords

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