ADVENTURE. MOVEMENT. DISCOVERY. For this year’s last HEADZ UP happening we invite you to attend a collective journey with us. To search for, explore and expand the boundaries of our own musical universe.
➤ MONOMYTH | The Hague, NL
Dutch Space Travel Agency | Suburban Records
Urban Spree, Berlin
Doors 20.30h | Show 21.00h
➤ MONOMYTH | The Hague, NL
THE VOYAGE. Unleashed from The Netherlands in 2011, with instrumental music as aim and rooted in Space, Trance, Prog, Ambient and Krautrock with trips into Psych, Drone and Stoner, Monomyth is a travel agency, a vehicle and a destination all in one. A collective journey and statement of five like-minded identities from different creative and musical backgrounds, who search for, explore and expand the boundaries of their own musical universe – leaning heavily on a solid foundation of drums and bass guitar, while adding guitar, keyboards and textures layer upon layer. Furthermore moving beyond to another world – to a cosmic playground that feels both new and familiar – an arena where there is no more time or space. A vacuum caused by shifting patterns, repetitions and drones, you can enter in two ways: Simply by closing your eyes and letting the instrumental music transport you. Or with your eyes wide open as you descend into the mind staggering light show. Clear, transparent and trance-inducing.
The Monomyth theory, conceived by Joseph Campbell, incorporates a systematic representation of an adventure, the band translates into a musical form and concepts through the the trilogy of their current records: While three years ago on their self-titled debut calling to adventure and the first exploration of the possibilities, and later on their second record ‘Further’ implementing the main theme of movement, the break through to the great unknown and the fusion to a coherent whole, with their new and third album ‘Exo’ Monomyth completes its own epic trilogy and sets foot ashore with the chapter of discovery – mapping of a completely new territory, a musical Exoplanet, with a few interesting experiments, new elements and surprises the attentive listener will notice. No matter what, the technical possibilities are utilised to perfection – both in music and story.
This is music for “the mind, the body and the soul”. This is… Monomyth.
➤ VAYL | Berlin, DE
ECLIPSE THE SUN. Currently Berlin’s VAyL step more than ever into the scene. With straight, riffs, a deep groove and thundering drums, these three fresh youngsters create a sound with it’s very own character – servin’ you an acoustic armageddon, the slo-mo as well as the thrasher among us bangs his brain off to. The right sound to fuel this night’s spaceship for… take off!