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.

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.)

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

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.


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.

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.


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].

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.


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.

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.

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.


Xerox Exotique #034: Ale Hop – Rod Rigo – 28.11.2018

Peruvian based in Berlin experimental electronic musician Ale Hop crafts complex pop arrangements with an experimental noise edge, utilizing analog effects and computer programs in order to mutate and reshape her guitar and voice. Songwriter, music producer and sound artist in equal parts, Ale Hop earned a master degree in Sound Studies from the University of Arts of Berlin. She won the residence RBMA New York 2013, where she released her debut album ‘La Guerra Invisible’ and made her first live performance in Boiler Room. When not working on her solo endeavors, she is engaged with creating scores for films, television and theater projects. She has presented her work in concerts and exhibitions in Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, United States, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Turkey in the past years. She is currently promoting her new album ‘Bodiless’, released in cassette in May 2018 on Buh Records.

Thrilled by and part of the 90s techno movement Rod Rigo started producing tracks in the very early nineties. Beside producing techno which used to be called “amtlich” these days he was always also on the experimental side trying to overcome boundaries in sound design. Among others he has collaborations with Suspicion Breeds Confidence, Buc Precious and Miss Shiva. On tonight’s show anything from noise to 42theFloor can be expected.

28.11.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 7€
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.


Xerox Exotique #033: Kazehito Seki – … – NuR – Tzii – 19.12.2018

Kazehito Seki is an amplified voice artist. From Tokyo. Voiz set is played just with 1 or 2 microphone/s with NO electronic FX. Working on the sound produced from the vocal organ in broader and more concrete sense, relativises the existing interpretation of the “voice” (such as singing, talking, etc). The wide spectrum flickers in subtle ambience, intense silence and brutal harsh noise in a microsecond.

Self Toxication is another project that abstracts the “voice” forming into the sound deeper. The toxin over amplified in stereo channels feedbacking between soundsystem and the physicality (as the hardcore), cuts up himself messing up at the top speed of harsh noise.

Since 2006, Kazehito has been blasting his voice in numerous projects, bands with following keywords >>> cutups, drone, experimental, grind, noiserock, sadcore, sludge, “Voiz” choir, and collaborations with >>> butoh, installations, videofeedbacks, etc. Some of his past stages are listed as below: allEars (2018 / Oslo), Ende Tymes (2017 / NYC), MultiDOM (2016-17 / Over Europe), ART MEETING (2016, 14 / Fukushima), FRIV Festival (2016 / Poznań), MultiMadeira (2015 / Madeira), (LUFF2016, 15 / Lausanne), etc.

Self Toxication

. . .  –  Since his twenties, the being behind the soundless moniker . . . (as known as Nikola H. Mounoud) process in real time; analog, digital and hybrid feedbacks in order to produce unique, powerful and highly dynamic live performances where irresponsible noise, unexpected dense sonic blasts, total non-sense and deep irrationality meets allowing the audience to absorb the unleashed raw beauty of the frequencies wrath.


Traffucked field recordings. Severely screwed and always delayed recordings due to high levels of compression. a set for the last ones and the retarded.


Since the 90’s Tzii, music composer and filmmaker, spreads his frequencies all over the world through touring from Eastern and Western Europe to Australia, passing by USA, South-East Asia, Canada, Japan, Indonesia and Africa, where he played hundreds of shows..… “A mountain of multiple figures” as defined by Nyx … His main aim is to reach transcendance through sound trance, layering and looping to another dimension …… To do so he explores infinite different worlds and expressions, from music to performance or collective creations. One thing always remains in his works : they’re impossible to fit in any box. He’s part of several other projects like SOLAR SKELETONS, MS30, 1997EV, VIRIL, AEROBICONOISE and works also for dance companies, living performances, movie soundtracks and any other mediums with sound inside ….. He collaborated on stage or in studio with numerous other fellow musicians around the world and is currently engaged in a never ending world tour …..

19.12.2018, doors open at 20:00, starts at 20:30
Admission 9.99€
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.