Saturday, February 05, 2011


THE LODGE presents:

EMPUSAE (be) + FJERNLYS (ger) + CIRCULAR (ger)
+ DJ Das Gummi

05/02/2011 @ Bazillus Club, Zurich

Doors 20:00 // Concerts 21:00
Space and seating are limited. Book your ticket online.

EMPUSAE is a project created by Nicolas Van Meirhaeghe aka Sal-Ocin. Empusae exercises a surreal science of structure that throbs and pulsates in an almost obsessive manner. The music is almost suggestive of a mechanical assembly line in its clock work clunks and clangs. It builds into a tense, yet haunting soundscape and rivets itself into the memory and refuses to be forgotten. It is serious music who's architecture has formed for itself a solid foundation, rather than sounding as if its trying to tear itself apart! When listening to Empusae's music, you're lost in dark melancholy, tribal electronic athmospheres and scarefull ambient rituals. It's music is not easy to categorise, some say ambient, industrial, electro and other... but Sal-Ocin describes his music as a sountrack for the listeners personal fantasies.

Being a member of various other project such as This Morn' Omina, Tzolk'in, Project Arctic and a live member of Ah Cama-Sotz, In Slaughter Natives, IC434, Sal-Ocin isn't afraid of working together with other artists.

FJERNLYS create warm and athmospheric ambient songs with hypnotic percussion, vibraphone and violin sounds and melodies on top of electronic soundscapes which adds up to wonderfully organic pieces of music. The poetic athmosphere of the meditatively spoken voice of CKS melts into the clear synth sounds and creates extraordinally melancholic songs through deep organic rhythms which are not only electronically performed in a live context but are also amended with guitar, melodica and violin to a sound cosmos which takes the listener into the "Inner Cinema".

CIRCULAR - to follow the unknown. With the Project CIRCULAR in 2006 Johannes Riedel released an outstanding debut at Leipzigs LOKI label that was followed by a split live album with INADE in 2007. The music of CIRCULAR leads into the fields of ruminant and hypnotic ambient music. Multilayered sounds from analogue synthesizer's and modules, mesmerizing pulses, melodic ambience, guitars and electronic bass paint the extraordinary aural world of CIRCULARs live concerts. Johannes Riedels classical music education guarantees fine arrangements with an superb aura of transcendence that is hard to subduct.

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