Archiv für Juli 2012

justin trosper is back (US news)

justin trosper and brandt sandeno (ex-UNWOUND) formed a new band called SURVIVAL KNIFE. check out this concert they played in Olympia, Washington, USA:

review: LES TRUCS @ rhiz, 06.07.12

THESE 2 PEOPLE ARE SO TALENTED. their live performance slays 70% of all guitar bands because of the sheer energy that’s put into their sound. and their DIY microphone/lamp helmets/backpacks are too great not to mention.
(i once thought about making a microphone stand out of one of these old big desktop lamps myself, now i want one even more. off to the junkyard…..)

their sound cannot be described. apart from all 8bit/synthpunk/breakcore ascriptions, their pieces sometimes seem to have opera-esque structures (or non-structure) or buildups maybe. and they‘re storytellers somehow, even if you cannot distinguish all the words through the messy sound, they have something to say (kritscher hedonismus: all the way).

i knew some of their songs already (fettkakao #20), but the dynamics this sound develops live is a whole different story. and i really liked it and can recommend. i‘m talking about a „Gesamtkunstwerk“ here. and fuckin‘ noisy crazyness. thanks & lots of love, kristina schr√∂derk√∂hler.

review: JAPANTHER @ TBA21 augarten, vienna, 29.06.12

this was cool! they first talked, answered some questions whether they like sonic youth or not (they don‘t like most of their music), if they‘re influenced by allen ginsberg et al. & all in a very relaxed atmosphere. (i should have asked them why one could consider them a „bike messenger band“, but i‘m no journalist and very shy/angsty)

then they played some newer songs of theirs, with children running around in between them and screaming/singing/humming in some extra microphones along to them. was so cool! then they played like an half-hour jamsession with „friends from vienna“ & everyone around. these anarchic things happening, blurring the lines between „concert“ and „garden party“ as well as between „band“ & „audience“ turned this into an evening i will gladly remember for some time. and i recommend seeing this band again when they play the rhiz on 10th of July!

obviously, some of the upper middle class people (who are going to art happenings just for the sake of being there) didn‘t quite get it. don‘t care, dance away
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