ige*timer: doublebass (Klaus Janek) meets hacked toys and lofi electronic (Simon Berz) from Berlin.
Drummer Simon Berz
discovered the arts of toy hacking a few years ago and found a deep interest in stretching the borders of the term of music far into the areas of sound and noise. The in-struments he uses are manipulated object, which he found on flea markets, in the trash or in nature. With the soldering iron he manipulates the objects in a way that they become music instruments and sound generators.
Doublebassplayer Klaus Janek
explored the edges of possibilities on his instrument, defining a new understanding of music for himself, building up dramaturgies and plots created with traditionalstyles of playing the doublebass as well as discovering new methodes and sounds by using traditional tools: arco and pizzicato. He doesn’t use any kind of other sound manipulating props besides a machine which loops the doublebass instantly.
Colin Bragg evokes spidery dreams on the acoustic guitar. He weaves together strands of Mali blues, the music of the kora (West African harp-lute), Egberto Gismonti's modernistic take on the traditional Brazilian choro, and a dash of dark Americana ala Blind Joe Death (e.g. John Fahey).