End of Year PSA

And so another year ends for Xerox Exotique. We will have a little break until February now.

Massive thanks to:

The players and organizers (in no particular order): Dalila Kayros, Danilo Mdc (XOVER), Mono Brensen (SixTurnsNine, Hidden Technology), An Ja & Philip (SixTurnsNine), Sascha Stadlmeier (Emerge, The big Black riding Hoods), LDX#40 (The big Black riding Hoods, The Brown Toners, DoomBot 3000), Kálmán Pongrácz (Rovar17), Syporca Whandal, Roland Etzin, Claus Niegsch (Noise Cinematique), Worsel Strauss (Noise Cinematique), trabouliste, Matthias Orgler & Tomislav Bucalic (Hans Hiscore), Sebastian (Minimum Viable Person, The Brown Toners), Guido (Das Synthetische Mischgewebe), Michel Krasna, Mirko Planck (Capsular, Spherical Disrupted), Zan Hoffman (Bodycocktail, The big Black riding Hoods), Sascha Djäzz (Hidden Technology), Feine Trinkers bei Pinkels Daheim, Geneviéve Pasquier & Daniel, Philip Oakey (Raubbau), Thomas Garrison (Control), Kazehito Seki, Tzii Iizt, Claudia (NuR), Ni Ko (…), Alejandra Luciana Cárdenas (Ale Hop), Manuel (Rod Rigo), Wade Black & Dexter Fishpaw & Robin W. Marsh (Kollaps), Enrico Cerrato (Petrolio), Juergen Hartwig (Kybernaughty), Theo Goodman (Educator), Grg Klein & Trstn Kauke (Waggon am Kulturgleis Offenbach).

Everybody who came and listened.

And especially Di No for invaluable help & support

See you all next year under the sign of the fish

PSA 2018

Xerox Exotique #041: Kybernaughty – Noise Cinematique – Educator – 09.12.2018

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE START EARLIER THAN USUAL THIS TIME – DOORS OPEN AT 19:00, CONCERTS START AT 20:00.

Two decades after The Stalker 33rpm Kybernaughty happily presents his new record: Ikarie 33rpm – back in vinyl!
It is the terminus of an unexpected journey, bowing to idols while steering its own course. It is also a Janus-faced creation: digitally pulsating metamorphosis confronts analog melting melodies.
A – side is a pumping piston, always on the move, beating, hammering, sculpting sound. B – side veils its sonic nihilism in enticing melodies and unpretentious plastic rhythms. Learn to love the synth tom. Succulent Moog basses pierced by the binary harshness of FM synthesis. Synth legends of the neon age in strange encounters with software synthesis, eurorack modules and the humble four-string. Straight from the O-coast, dual oscillators hover like angry helicopters around the confines of well-tempered harmony – Ikarie invites you to plunge deep.
Like the eponymous Czech masterpiece, Ikarie is about change, challenge and reckoning. The artwork by W. Mages beautifully captures the facetious, multilayered and ultimately singular experience of a twenty years’ journey in electronic music.

The record will be available directly from the artist at the concert.

kybernaughty.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/kyber44

W. Glas & W. Strauss: Noise Cinematique
Tired of Electronica and tired of Rock, long time partners in crime W. Glas and W. Strauss have created Noise Cinematique. Imagine a crossbreed of Bernard Herrmann and Nine Inch Nails that will take you to your darkest moments.

Educator: The truth and nothing but the truth, rare live performance.

09.12.2018, doors open at 19:00, starts at 20:00
Admission 8 Euro
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.
inm.de

XE#041

Xerox Exotique #039: GRAT (Kai Niggemann & Henning Pertiet) – 16.04.2019

Kai Niggemann kreiert eine poetisch-abstrakte Musik, mit Hilfe der Buchla 200e Electric Music Box.
Er nutzt den modularen Synthesizer und vor allem die darin enthaltenen Zufallsgeneratoren wie die “Source of Uncertainty” (Modul 266e) als Weg raus aus der Komfortzone und hinein in eine Klangwelt, die geprägt ist vom Hier und Jetzt, vom Moment, als Spielpartnerin live und improvisiert entsteht.
Er ist auf der Suche nach Timbres und rhythmischen Strukturen, die sich weit vom diatonischen und four-to-the-floor entfernen und die aus vom Musiker musikalisch gewichteten Zufallsstrukturen entstehen. Meist mit dem Rücken zum Publikum aufgebaut, gewährt er über die Schulter einen Einblick darein, wie diese Musik entsteht.
Neben der Buchla Electric Music Box arbeitet er mit Fieldrecordings, Geräuschchor, selbst gebauten Klangerzeugern und akustischen Instrumenten sowie selbst programmierte Software-Environments in MAX und Ableton Live, leitet das Theaterlabel “PARADEISER productions” zusammen mit Ruth Schultz, ist Mitglied der riesigen Band “The Dorf”, und dem Elektronik-Trio “The Last Books” (mit Achim Zepezauer), improvisiert mit Mia Zabelka als “Redshift Orchestra” und gründete das Internet-Computermusik-“European Bridges Ensemble” (EBE) sowie das elektroakustische Duo “Resonator” mit.
Er performt solo und mit Partner*innen, hat einen Lehrauftrag an der Kunstakademie Münster und gibt Musik-Elektronik-Workshops (“Löten unter Aufsicht”) zusammen mit dem Klangkünstler Stan Pete.
Zuletzt veröffentlichte er z.B. mit The Dorf (feat. Caspar Brötzmann & FM Einheit), mit Redshift Orchestra (mit Mia Zabelka) und spielte u.a. zusammen mit Mia Zabelka (Wien), Yoshio Machida (JP) und Stian Westerhus oder Shahzad Ismaily (mit The Dorf).
Im Dezember 2016 erschien auf dem Mülheimer (Ruhr) Label ANA OTT ein Split-Tape mit Kai Niggemann & Nils Quak.
Im Mai 2017 erschien sein Track “Electric Canopy” auf der Compilation “Sound Canvas 2” des Moskauer Labels Mikroton Digital (Kurt Liedwart).
Im Januar 2018 erschien seine 10” Vinyl “Heart Murmur” auf Kalakuta Soul Records/waf80music im weltweiten Vertrieb von wordandsound (Hamburg)

kainiggemann.com

Der in Frankfurt lebende Künstler Siegfried Kärcher (*1974 / Force Inc. / Mille Plateaux / Frankfurt) erlebte den Aufstieg und den anschliessenden Umzug inklusive Kommerziallisierung der Technobewegung von Frankfurt nach Berlin mit. In den Anfangstagen gab es noch keine strikte Trennung der elektronischen Musikstile und so erlebte Kärcher von piepsenden Konsolen und chiptunigen Heimcomputern wie dem C64, harter EBM, über Midifizierung der Tonstudios durch den Atari ST eigentlich alle wichtigen Entwicklungsschritte mit. Die Spielarten Dark Ambient und Noise mit viel analogem Schmutz und dystopischen Soundscapes wird bei Kärchers Auftritt bei Xerox Exotique im Vordergrund stehen.

16.04.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 7 Euros
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.
inm.de

XE#039

Xerox Exotique #038: Alarmen – Torn From Beyond – 18.05.2019

Alarmen offers mellow, but still slightly distorted electronica: Lightweighted glitch-sounds meet likeminded cautios rhythms, dark ambient meets IDM. The one man project from Thuringia/Germany was founded in 2000 and is active in public since 2001. The project collaborated with Betriebsdruck, Sphercial Disrupted, Kaos Interim, Stimulus Response on releases as well as on stage. The musical output includes several releases on CD, CDr and as netreleases plus several contributions to compilations. On stage Alarmen was present at different festivals, including Maschinenfest, Elektroanschlag and Schachtfrequenz and other concerts in Germany. Behind the DJ decks Carsten Stiller is using is real name and is playing (dark) ambient, IDM, electronica and similar experimental sounds at events like the Maschinenfest or the Ambient Area of the Forms of Hands festival. The self built home of Alarmen is audiophob, which Carsten founded together with Mirko (Spherical Disrupted) in 2004.

facebook.com/alarmen.de

Torn From Beyond
“If you’ve never heard of Torn From Beyond, then maybe you’ve heard of Bert Lehmann’s other project, Mortaja, which has had a couple of releases since 2011 on the Audiophob label. I’ve never heard of either before but no matter; it’s what’s now that counts. Like Mortaja, Torn From Beyond is dark ambient, although a little different from Mortaja from what I understand. The music on ‘If The View Freezes’ sounds simultaneously spacey and deep underground, as in chasms and crypts. Here the dead feed off the living, and visa-versa. Here the Elder Gods rub shoulders (or should I say, tentacles) with Dream Daemons in the nightmares of your deep subconscious.” (Steve Mecca / Chain D.L.K.)

facebook.com/tornfrombeyond.de
soundcloud.com/krater-recordings/from-the-depths
krater.audiophob.de/KR05-004.html

Presented together with audiophob – serving you with best industrial-ambient music since 2004.

audiophob.de
audiophob.bandcamp.com

18.05.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 8 Euros
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.
inm.de

XE#038

Xerox Exotique #037: Petrolio – Carpal – 03.12.2018

Petrolio was founded in 2015 by Enrico Cerrato, a musician already active in metal (Infection Code), industrial (Gabbiainferno) and jazz / noise / punk (Moksa). In the spring of 2017, Petrolio released ‘Di Cosa Si Nasce’. The album was co-produced by DreaminGorilla Records, Dio Drone, Taxi Driver Records, Vollmer Industries, Toten Schwan Records, Screamore, E’ un brutto posto dove vivere, Brigante Records. Now Petrolio releases this three track tape for a duration of 18 minutes exclusively for the Canadian label Low Noise Productions, crowning an long, active first year of live gigs both in Italy and Europe.

petrolio.bandcamp.com
petroliodark.wixsite.com/petrolio

Carpal hat nach 15 Jahren als Bassist zu elektronischen Instrumenten gefunden, mit denen er düstere abstrakte Rhythmen produziert.

03.12.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 8 Euro
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.
inm.de

XE#037

Xerox Exotique #036: Kollaps – The Brown Toners – 19.11.2018

Since 2015’s debut EP Heartworm, Melbourne industrialists Kollaps have refined their restless brand of harsh, post-industrial noise. Recruiting doom/noise veteran Damian Coward [Heirs, High Tension] to bass/percussion/production in 2016, Wade Black (vocals) and Robin W. Marsh (drums, programming) offer up SIBLING LOVERS, an LP that intensifies the conflict between the twin energies of confusion and control at the core of Kollaps’ sound.

The band’s distinctive jarring textures and crude tones are created using re-appropriated waste materials like scrap metal, raw plastics and steel beams. For the band, this isn’t an empty gesture to the industrial genre, it’s a way to literally use the detritus of postmodern society against itself. The band also subvert convention by bypassing the desk and running their vocals directly through amplifiers, thereby injecting a hint of their live intensity into the recording. The overall effect is again of contrast- the band’s raw, provocative voice is amplified by the record’s subtly confident production. 

Conceptually, Sibling Lovers follows Heartworm’s exploration of a societal sickness that manifests itself in the debasement of the individual soul. For lyricist Wade Black, Sibling Lovers is introspective and confessional; images of actual physical sicknesses (cancer, colostomy bags, heart worms) are used to make sense a malignant world of slaughterhouses, incest and alcoholism. 

But it’s their intensity as performers, rather than their gruesome lyrical content that has built Kollaps a reputation for ferocious live shows and violent performances. Steadily drawing raucous crowds around Australia, alongside some of the best local and intentional underground performers [Brighter Death Now, Trepaneringsritualen, Armour Group, Operant, Blixa Bargeld, Youth Code & Pharmakon]. 

kollaps-noise.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/Kollapsmusic

The Brown Toners are researchers of somatosonic responses, with a special focus on peristaltic incitement.

19.11.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 9 Euro
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.
inm.de

XE#036

Xerox Exotique #035: Phal:Angst – Svartvit – 09.02.2019

PHAL:ANGST aus Wien begannen 2006 als Jam-Projekt des Industrial-Punk Duos PHAL und des Solo-Ambient Acts PROJEKT ANGST.
Seither ausgewählte Konzerte, 3 Alben, große Teile des Soundtracks für den Film ‘Saila’ der Berliner Regisseurin Julia Ostertag und 1 Remix-Album.
Das vierte Album ‘Phase IV‘ erscheint am 28.09.2018.

Stilistisch entwickelte es sich vom bratzigen, temporeduzierten Breakbeat-Doom am Debüt zu Industrial & Post-Rock auf den darauf folgenden Alben.
Bei Phal:Angst wird die Vergänglichkeit zum Programm! Die Abgründe menschlicher Existenz und urbane Dystopie wiegen sich in harmonischem Einklang. Zwischen Schutt und Asche geben sich Drone, Industrial und Ambient die Klinke in die Hand. Referenziell verortbar zwischen Earth, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore, Neurosis, Front 242, John Carpenter, David Lynch, Swans, Einstürzende Neubauten, Kraftwerk, Godflesh und Isis.
Live werden ihre Konzerte mit düsteren Visuals zu Multi-Media-Performances, wobei Found-Footage-, Cut&Paste- und Rearrange-Methoden verwendet werden.

med-user.net/phalangst
soundcloud.com/phalangst
facebook.com/phalangst
youtube.com/bloodshed666records
phalangst.bandcamp.com
bloodshed666.net

Svartvit is a Dutch project that breaches the gap between harsh noise sound experimentation and performance art. It was founded in 2008 by sound artist Kevin Jansen and is currently residing in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands, taking influences from Viennese Actionism, Russian constructivism, Club Moral & Hardcore-Punk. The result is a very personal and emotional presentation of a troubled mind, overtaking and often physical. Over the last few years Svartvit played more than 300 shows in 22 different countries & released on labels like TESCO and Monolithische Aktion.

facebook.com/svartvitnoise
svartvit.bandcamp.com

09.02.2019, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 9 Euro
INM – Institut für Neue Medien, Schmickstraße 18, 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance is on the right side of the building, then go all the way to the top.
inm.de

XE#035