Saturday, November 27, 2010

27.11.2010 - ROUM / FEINE TRINKERS... / RM74

THE LODGE presents:


27/11/2010 @ Bazillus Club, Zurich

TROUM is a duo located in Bremen, Germany, established in early 1997. The two members (Martin Gitschel and Stefan Knappe) were active before in the influental ambient industrial group MAEROR TRI (which existed from 1988 to 1996). TROUM is the old german word for "DREAM". The dream seen as a central manifestation of the UNconscious symbolizes the aim of TROUM to lead the listener into a hypnotizing dream-state of mind, a pre-verbal and primal consciousness sphere. TROUM uses music as the direct path to the Unconscious, pointing to the archaic "essence" of the humans inner psyche. TROUM tries to create music that works like a direct transformation of unconscious matter.

TROUMs creations are influenced by post-industrial, minimal and drone-music. Both members use guitar, bass, voice, accordion, balalaika, flute, mouth-organ, melodica, gong, field recordings, pre-recorded-tapes and a diversity of sound-objects to build a kind of multi-layered and highly atmospheric dreaming-muzak. Their sound could be described as “dark atmospheric ambient industrial”, "transcendental noise" or just “Tiefenmusik”. TROUM doesn't work with synths, samplers or computer-soundsources, the sounds are created "by hand" to reach a broader sensibility. TROUM uses a spiral as their logo, expressing the trance-inducing potential of the music and the wish to reach inner, deeper spheres of the mind with it. Music as a door to unknown & alien dimensions. Music as an expression of the mystery of existence itself.

FEINE TRINKERS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM is the experimental music project of Jürgen Eberhard hailing out of Bremen, Germany. Having extensively toured everything from the Netherlands to Switzerland and Russia over the past two decades the project released unique vinyl CD and cassettes in multiple editions, usually personalised and with hand-painted artwork.

Every show of F.T.B.P.D. is a unique experience in itself - timeless and with an amazing attention to detail - truly a feast for the ears.

RM74 is the solo project of Swiss musician Reto Mäder who lives in Bern. His take on electronic music as it sits side by side with "real” instrumentation - organ, piano, harp, gong, guitar, kalimba, horn - is characterized by complex structures and dense, bizzare atmoshere. He meshes electronics with instruments in such a way as to make both sides of the fence talk to one another. It’s a cryptic and wide open language between drifting electro-acoustic music, minimal instrumental figures, drones, experimental electronics and slow-growing melodies. The tracks gain emotional resonance as they move among vexing swells of dense, rotting psychedelia.
Apart of RM74, Reto Mäder plays in the centrifugal Post-Noise-Drone-Rock duo Ural Umbo (with Steven Hess of Haptic, On and Pan American) as well as Pendulum Nisum (with Mike Reber of Herpes Ö DeLuxe) and in Sum Of R. He has produced albums for Rhys Chatham (The Bern Project, 2009) and for Herpes Ö DeLuxe (Kielholen, 2007). Since 2006 Reto Mäder runs the music label Hinterzimmer together with Roger Ziegler.

Saturday, October 02, 2010


THE LODGE presents:


02/10/2010 @ Bazillus Club, Zurich

Raison d'être is a Swedish industrial ambient music project formed by Peter Andersson in 1991 as a tool of expression with the goal of self-realization. The name of the band was taken from a sentence in a book by Carl Gustav Jung: "the individuation is the raison d’être of the self". Dark ambient atmospheres, drone elements, industrial sounds, ecclesiastical hymns are all blended together to constitute the music of Raison d'être. Deeply influenced by the writings of C.G.Jung, Raison d'être explores the depths of human psyche providing soundtracks for inner voyages towards the Tragic.
Raison d'être is probably the most known of Peter Andersson's projects. For one and a half decades now, and with a vast number of CD releases on the Cold Meat Industry label, it has been supplying listeners with overwhelming dark ambient industrial landscapes of beauty and sorrow while keeping a remarkably steady inspirational flow.

Atomine Elektrine is one of Peter Andersson's other projects with thematical interest in the vast space and small atoms and is named after a nuclear power plant and is in part inspired by the electronic space music of the 70's. Peter Andersson, let out his version of this musical direction in the beginning of 1992, and since then expressed on a number of CD releases.

Atomine Elektrine has done live-vj-performances a few times earlier but this performance in Zurich will be the first real live concert!

Live, STROTTER INST. is generating dense sound- and rhythm structures by using up to five modified and manipulated Lenco-turntables and various cut- or taped-up records. The music ranges from a low-fi rumble changing into concrete clicks and scrapes, followed by epic drones and multilayered broken beats to fall back into tricky bass-meditations.

Strotter Inst. prefers to play in the middle of the audience. The set is carefully adapted to the spacial and acoustic conditions at the venue and depends upon the uncertain behaviour of the machines. Hence, each live appearence becomes an acoustic original.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

03.07.2010 - Simone Salvatori (SPIRITUAL FRONT solo) / COLLAPSAR

THE LODGE presents:

Simone Salvatori (SPIRITUAL FRONT solo) (it) + COLLAPSAR (fr)

03/07/2010 @ Bazillus Club, Zurich

Please note that space is limited! You can make a reservation till Saturday 3.7.2010 16:00 to klangkurier [a] gmail . com

SIMONE SALVATORI - Armageddon Gigolo - Italy's Nick Cave and Johnny Cash - nihilistic suicide pop folk - SPIRITUAL FRONT singer.

After successfully spending 4 years both on the road and in the studio, Spiritual Front are back, stronger than ever, with their new album 'Ro**en Roma Casino'.

Fronted by the charismatic Simone H. Salvatori, the band have been working in Rome with many different musicians (including the string quartet from the Ennio Morricone Orchestra, with whom they have already worked on the previous studio album 'Armageddon Gigolo'.) With 'Ro**en Roma Casino', Spiritual Front have created the new suicide pop manifesto, the perfect sensual soundtrack of your lives. Without any doubt the most perfect mixture of passionate refined pop, elegant southern vibes, astonishing folk wave, vicious tango and a spaghetti western inferno. These are pure feelings carved in music: love/hate anthems, sliding vibrato guitars, pulsing drums, fascinating orchestral parts! Lyrically based on the wild river of sensuality and hard feelings the story of the 'Rotten Roma Casino' is told by the biting lyrics of Simone H. Salvatori, who gambles his life at the most cruel casino ever seen before.

Now, Simone is coming to present old and new songs in an unplugged and almost intimate fashion - voice & acoustic guitar only! Those who are familiar with his work probably know what to expect: His shows with or without SPIRITUAL FRONT are simply charming, sexy, emotional, entertaining, powerful, professional and ... unforgettable!


"Imagine a world in which a beam of light rose into the sky only to fall back to the ground at your feet. Or, picture an infinite continuum of parallel universes, each inhabited by slightly different parallel twins of yourself. Visualize a place in which all the laws of physics, that combine to make our universe the place that it is, vanish into inscrutable infinities. Welcome to the world of one nature's most bizarre phenomena: the black hole." (Robert W. Lindsay - December 01, 1993)

Inspired by writers (such as William S. Burroughs, H.P. Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick) and musical projects (Lustmord, SPK, Skinny Puppy, Dead Can Dance, Bad Sector and In Slaughter Natives to call a few) Thibaud, head of Collapsar, documents a twisted and bizarre world out of time an space as we know it.

The first album "Beyond the Event Horizon" has just recently been released on the US-based Malignant Records label and is said to "transport the listener on an epic journey deep into the cosmos, forging a path across a vast, inky void, and steering a course around a roiling galactic core of hyper-dense stars and black holes."

Without doubt, the sound is epic, expansive, and most of all, HEAVY. There is beauty and tranquility within these realms, but there is no light - just massive, pulsating textures coalescing into shimmering drones, rippling sound waves, and billowing, multi-dimensional layers of powerful dark energy. A must for fans of Inade, Lustmord and the like.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

20.03.2010 - THO-SO-AA / SUM OF R / B°TONG

THE LODGE presents:

THO-SO-AA (ger) + SUM OF R (ch) + B°TONG (ch)

+ DJ Hollow Bone

20/03/2010 @ Bazillus Club, Zurich
Doors: 20:00, Concerts: 21:00, Entry CHF 30.-

It is recommended to use our ticket presale as the number of total admissions will be very limited.


Lutz Rach (THO-SO-AA) in an old interview about the bands history: "My first project AADOM/Christbearing was formed in 1993 by Brian Bray and myself. After two releases Brian left the band. At this time I searched for new sounds. I was impressed from sounds like Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and John Carpenter. This was the time when THO-SO-AA was born. THO-SO-AA means THe Other - Side Of - AAdom. It was for me a new and exciting way to create music - like a vision. I found the sounds I was looking for for a long time. So it was a magic moment for me. THO-SO-AA contains my personal environment. It contains hate. Hate for e.g. capitalism or god. Everything which is normal in Europe."

SUM OF R is a side project of Reto Mäder (RM74, Ural Umbo), for which he is joined by two members of Herpes Ö DeLuxe (Roger Ziegler & Christoph Hess aka Strotter Inst.) to create slow moving episodes of hypnotic and perplexing music led by a psychedelic understanding of minimal soundforms.
"SUM OF R’s sound shifts from doomed cinematic guitar descends to electric guitar music box-ism meets death tolling and the shimmering of 50’s sci-fi rise and ebb".
"SUM OF R don't really trying to oblige to specific genre but leaning on the mood and the expression of their output. You hear some SunnO))) riffs coming from the back, but then it becomes a post-apocalyptic Canadian post-rock, moves into the minor dark-ambient or blackened chamber doom".
B°TONG is Chris Sigdell, former member of NID (1995 - 2005), and guitarist/singer in Phased. b°tong reaches for the nether regions of experimental electronic sound but is never quite serious. b°tong's music varies from dark ambient layers of sound, brooding drones, itchy-scratchy tones to weird electronics and/or harsh noise. b°tong deconstructs and recycles samples from television, radio and/or films, he records natural and artificial sounds, and he processes and distorts his own voice.
In a live situation, he uses microphones, sampler, and "instruments" such as: metal sheet and spring, various kitchen utensils and an orgon emitter. The sounds thus generated are run through various effects giving birth to images of darkness and tranquility, the solitude of icy polar night, or the equivalent of an underwater journey down a bottomless pit!