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.


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