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Mount Kimbie : Live

01:11 PM

“No one should miss this diffuse, but still harmonious and hence even greater interaction between mainly dubstep, ambient beats of all shades and fragmental guitar and voice samples,” we wrote about Mount Kimbie‘s last tour’s preview. And actually this would still say it all for their new upcoming dates, if there wouldn’t be Ruth Saxelby’s DUMMY review of their recent SXSW appearance. Quote: “[It] felt like witnessing two artists getting inside their art, […] something very specific has clearly clicked.” We’re excited. They’re also writing on a new record already.

Mount Kimbie live:
21.04. Stereo, Glasgow
22.04. Bongo Club, Edinburgh
23.04. Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
24.04. Le Warr Pavilion (Small room), Bexhill-on-Sea
26.04. Audio, Brighton
27.04. Thekla, Bristol
28.04. Heaven, London
29.04. Deaf Institute, Manchester
30.04. Bergen Fest, Bergen
05.05. Nu Spirit, Bratislava
06.05. Donaufestiaval, Krems
11.05. AB Club, Brussels
12.05. Ekko, Utrecht
13.05. Simplon, Gronigen
14.05. Music Box, Lisbon
19.05. Social Club, Paris
20.05. Kraftfeld, Winterthur
21.05. MeetFactory, Prague
22.05. K4, Nurnberg
23.05. Sinkkasten, Frankfurt
24.05. Conne Island, Leipzig
25.05. Mondial Club, Hamburg
26.05. Icon, Berlin

Francesco Tristano

04:02 PM

With two releases one shortly after another young piano player Francesco Tristano underlines his status as the personified intersection of techno, pop and classical music in our times. First there’s the new single and title track of recent second studio album on Agoria’s InFiné label, Idiosynkrasia, which was recorded with Carl Craig  in Detroit. From the here four compiled remixes it’s Ben Klock‘s infectious Berghain-styled rework standing out the most: The grooving original is hereby transformed into a nocturnal highway ride  through endless, star-lumined widths with a poltergeist hiding in the engine’s cylinders.

Now, on March 18, another Tristano-album called bachCage, this time produced by Moritz von Oswald, will be released by Deutsche Grammophon. Just became part of the Hamburger Symphoniker for one season, the Luxembourger inhabitant of Barcelona here tries to combine the piano works of  Johann Sebastian Bach and John Cages, which means nothing other then a melange of baroque chamber music on one hand and modernity’s avant-garde Neue Musik on the other.

Tonight, Tristano will play live and  presented by Yellow Lounge at Cookies, Berlin. Cansinius and Clé will join with an aftershow DJ set, Safy Sniper with his visuals. The entrance fee is only € 6. Find two interview worth reading online at Zeit.de (German only, via Filter) and Resident Advisor. All other tour dates are listed below.

Alternatively (or afterwards) we recommend a quick jump-over to Alexanderplatz, where at .HBC event series Cinéma welcomes the burlesque models of Berlin’s “anti art school” Dr. Sketchy. Entrance is even free here.


Francesco Tristano : bachCage (Teaservideo)


Francesco Tristano : Idiosynkrasia (Stream)



Francesco Tristano : Idiosynkrasia (remixes) (Player via Juno Records)

Further dates:
11.04. Munich, Allerheilige Hofkirche
12.04. Frankfurt, Cocoon Club
27.04. Berlin, Radialsystem
28.04. Dresden, Yellow Lounge
08.05. Vienna, Konzerthaus
09.05. Bottrop, Klavierfestival Ruhr
13.05. Leipzig, Central Theater
10.09. Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern

Hans Unstern : Back on the road again

12:00 PM

Starting today, barbate bard Hans Unstern is back on tour with his band and the heart and head jumbling fragile songs of his debut album Kratz Dich Raus (Nein, Gelassenheit). It will be nine shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and we use this occasion to once again remind you of our interview with Hans, but more important, the live video of “Anglet”, which should give you a good impression of what to expect.

24.01. UT Connewitz, Leipzig
25.01. Societätstheater, Dresden
26.01. Merlin, Stuttgart
27.01. Palace, St. Gallen
28.01. Arge, Salzburg
29.01. Cafe Publik, St. Pölten
30.01. Das Werk, Vienna
31.01. Zeughaus, Passau
01.02. Sparte 4, Saarbrücken

PHOTO: Tanja Pippi