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!

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