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Vampillia with VMO Violent Magic Orchestra & Tooth Decay

Vampillia, Violent Magic Orchestra, & Tooth Decay
at Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99
18. April 2018 – 20h

Vampillia official (Important Records/Virgin Babylon Records) is next alternative music from Osaka, Japan. Ten-piece ‚brutal orchestra‘ mixing noise, heavy metal guitars, neo-classical srings & piano, and operatic vocals.

http://vampillia.bandcamp.com/
https://youtu.be/HIs7yRbpCIU

VMO Violent Magic Orchestra (Throatruiner Records), a more electronic-oriented side-project of Vampillia, will also perform:

http://vmo-violentmagicorchestra.tumblr.com/
https://youtu.be/18mm_giwbp4

And opening, local Berlin „sci-fi ladden weird scientist ambient fueled drone“ noise artist Tooth Decay (Low Perspective):

https://toothdecay.bandcamp.com/
https://youtu.be/-4YWYJfMGZ8



Maggot Heart, Slaegt

Two of the most exciting bands to emerge from the underground in recent years, Maggot Heart and Slægt are joining forces for a wild ride across Europe in the fall.

Maggot Heart will release in July their debut album, “Dusk to Dusk”- expanding on the sound of the “City Girls” EP, which garnered raving reviews and has sold out two pressings already, their music shuns categorizations and moves freely between post-punk and hard rock, with two feet firmly standing in dark territories of the mind and tales of urban decay.

Denmark’s Slægt rose to prominence in 2017 with the much acclaimed second album “Domus Mysterium”, a triumphant blend of classic heavy metal and black metal atmosphere, often reminiscent of Dissection’s past opus with a personal, slightly wild streak.

Both bands have been very active on the live front in 2017, partecipating in some of the most prestigious festival such as Roadburn, Chaos Descends, Muskelrock and Roskilde Festival and touring incessantly.

As the shadows grow longer and the days colder, both bands will swarm once again across the European soil in a co-headlining tour that promises to be one of the highlight of 2018.
Be sure not to miss them at this show!

https://maggotheart.bandcamp.com/
https://slaegt.bandcamp.com/

Tickets available here.



Agent Side Grinder + Future Section

[aufnahme + wiedergabe] presents:

Agent Side Grinder (SWE) live -> Listen

Sweden’s electronic giants Agent Side Grinder are back with their fifth album „A/X“. This is the first record with their new singer Emanuel Åström and the follow-up to the award-winning
album „Alkimia“ from 2015.

From „A/X“ we have been treated with two singles: „Doppelgänger“ and „Stripdown“. The latter quickly became an underground hit and has been frequently played on Swedish National Radio this winter. It was named „song of the year“ in Release Magazine, Synth.nu,
Synthguiden and Elektroskull to name a few. Well-known music journalist Fredrik Strage praised the song on TV4, National morning TV.

The singles introduced a more electronic and danceable sound, but all the elements that have made ASG a genre standout are intact on „A/X“: Metallic beats, infectious basslines, sweeping synth melodies and extremely strong tracks.

„A/X“ holds 9 tracks produced by Jon Bordon and contains guest appearances by Gustav Bendt (Club Killers) and the Danish-Canadian coldwave-singer Sally Dige.

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Figure Section (BEL) live
– first time live in Germany –
www.figuresection.bandcamp.com
„Figure Section arose from the meeting of Austrian-born musician and actress Olivia Carrère and Belgian industrial / experimental music & techno activist Yannick Franck (⊹ RAUM ⊹, Orphan Swords, Mt Gemini) in Brussels on a theatre stage.

Instantly connecting on a deep level, they quickly became inseparable, unveiling a strange kind of creative euphoria. First composing scores for plays and performances, they found out about their common passion for Cold Wave and Synthpop and getting started as a duo became an obvious thing. Deeply rooted in these genres, the band injects an idiosyncratic, modern spirit into it. Their recurring themes are civilizational and moral decay and the search for inner survival.

Their first Single “Teutonic Knights” which was featured by The Brvtalist, it generated a lot of enthusiastic reactions among the public. The webzine described it as ”infectious wave with an eerie atmosphere and frigid vocals”.

On the occasion of this German debut, Figure Section will introduce their brand new EP.“

Tickets: www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.bigcartel.com/product/tickets-agent-side-grinder-live-20-10-urban-spree

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Christopher Stead: Acid Reign

Urban Spree Galerie presents „Acid Reign„, the first solo show in Germany of the British visual artist Christopher Stead.

Acid Reign is the culmination of a long-term residency at Lab Kalkhost in North Germany. Christopher Stead produced on the shores of the Baltic Sea several large format works, using a process mixing graffiti techniques and natural elements.

Cans of paint are burst with nails, sand and mud is flung. An alchemy between the paint and the land turns into a painterly concrete, cementing ideas, solidifying a tangible truth. The paintings are stuffed into rucksacks and returned to the studio where Ikea bags full of previous endeavours lie dormant ready to rework. A fecund process is born.

The fences used in the supports of the pieces are taken from decaying plots on the train lines.

Rusty fences, transgressed and twisted by nature are transported to the studio. The erosion of the metal emasculates the sterile man-made purity of the material. This gives each painting a story and a history. Every fence painting starts at night on the train tracks with a pair of bolt cutters and finds its way into the light of the studio and finally into the gaze of the public domain.

Artist Statement:

„Once upon a time, on a small island called Great Britain, there lived a lady called Margaret Thatcher. Margaret along with her Tory Party ruled the land with an iron fist and squeezed the living life out of its people. Fed up of a decade of draconian rule, the people began to gather and dance their woes away at their own party. They called this the Acid House party.

Race and class barriers were dissolved as the people united and raved as one big family. The Tory party didn’t like this as they weren’t invited, so they invented a law to stop the gathering of 20 or more people, dancing to the sounds of repetitive beats. Techno, Jungle, call it what you want. It had to stop. Whilst this may sound like a children’s horror story, it was in fact or certainly a young adults nightmare. 30 years on, the nightmare continues. Britain is again been torn apart by the right.

The paintings in Acid Reign were made on the beaches of former East Germany. 30 years ago these beaches were patrolled by the military to stop East Germans defecting to the west. Cans of paint were popped and squeezed upon the sand soaked canvas to create the acid rain.

The works seeks new places to hang. Inspired by Foucault’s concept of heterotopia, it finds solace in spaces of otherness. Informed by a youth growing up free, painting graffiti on the trains. Painting in the dark. Surrounded by fences, along the train tracks, in and on derelict buildings. Buildings which housed these parties. Places of abandon and neglect. Again, the work finds itself back in its familiar territory.

Acid Reign is emblematic of the freedom of movement in open spaces without borders. A freedom which is slowly being choked out of the people once again.“  Christopher Stead

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Christopher Stead (b. 1974, UK) lives and works in London.

Tangled, torn, popped, squeezed and then hung in spaces of other, the work exists to evade the paradigms of commercial obedience, white cube boredom, and the polarities regimented by cultural hegemony.

Informed by Thatchers dystopian Britain and her Acid House love child, the work explores free movement in spaces without borders. The paintings are made on the beaches of Spain and Finland. Some are made in the sludge of a low tide River Thames. Others were born on the Northern coast of Germany. 

They seek new places to hang. Inspired by Foucault’s concept of heterotopia, solace is found in spaces of otherness. Informed by a youth growing up painting graffiti on the trains, a youth that bled into adulthood. 20 years painting within the freedom of the dark. Surrounded by fences, along the train tracks, in and on derelict buildings. Places of abandon and neglect. Hetrotopias of deviation. Again, the work finds itself back in its familiar territory. 

In 2016 Stead graduated with a First Class BA Hons in Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London Art School, London, where he received the Painter – Stainers Scholarship Prize and Brian Till Art History Thesis Award. 

https://www.christopherstead.co.uk/


 

Christopher Stead

„Acid Reign“

Solo Show at Urban Spree Galerie

Vernissage: Thursday, May 23rd, from 19:00

Exhibition: 24.05.2019-09.06.2019

Opening Hours: Tu-Su 12:00-19:00

 

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Infos & Catalogue: pascal@urbanspree.com

 

 



Young Widows + Heads.

Swamp Booking, Urban Spree & Schmutz present:

@YOUNG WIDOWS (US) + HEADS. (DE)

Young Widows
Since their inception in 2006, Young Widows have released four studio albums – each pushing their restless drive towards the incomparable a little further. Those albums – Settle Down City (2006), Old Wounds (2008), In and Out of Youth and Lightness (2011), and Easy Pain (2014) – were as bruising as they were brilliant, as menacing as they were mysterious.
DECAYED: Ten Years of Cities, Wounds, Lightness, and Pain perfectly charts Young Widows evolution from inspired post-hardcore trio to peerless entity crafting profound combinations of post-punk, noise rock, heavy psych, and gothic folk.
The fifteen tracks in this collection originally appeared on stand-alone singles, b-side, splits with like-minded artists (including Bonnie Prince Billy, Pelican, Melt-Banana, and MY DISCO), and rare compilations. Four of them have never
been released until now.
Of the many impressive aspects of Young Widows decade-plus run as a band, perhaps most remarkable is the quality and breadth of music they made that didn’t appear on their albums.
Every song here is a standout track from the evolving eras of the band, and as with all things Young Widows, DECAYED pays respect to the past while planting roots for the future.

https://www.facebook.com/youngwidowsband/
https://youngwidows.bandcamp.com/

Heads.
– collectively Ed Fraser, Chris Breuer and Peter Voigtmann, are an Australian/German three-piece post punk band formed in Berlin in 2014 by two native Germans and one wandering Australian.

HEADS. released their debut LP on This Charming Man Records / Cargo Records in 2015, followed by the full-length record ‘Collider’ in April 2018, and toured extensively throughout Europe and North America from 2015 – 2018 with the likes of METZ, NOTHING, WHORES., DOPE BODY and PROTOMARTYR among others.

https://www.facebook.com/headsnoise/
https://headsnoise.bandcamp.com

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Some Ember / Lunacy / Offermose

Third Coming Records presents :

Some Ember (Dreamwave/Berlin)
https://someember.bandcamp.com/

::: Submerging The Sun LP release celebration :::

SUBMERGING THE SUN, the second LP by Some Ember, is a journal of climatological grief, intimate vulnerability, and transcendental sadness. Self-produced by songwriter Dylan Travis, the record’s sparse arrangements are weighted by bleak ambience and dramatic vocal turns.
Icy synthesizers pierce veils of fog-like drones, delivering sorrow and catharsis. Tides of dissonance ebb to reveal glittering mirages of
hope, which are just as soon swept away.

Long a fixture of the Oakland, CA musical underground, Some Ember has seen many forms – a solo dream pop bedroom project, a four-piece goth rock outfit, then a hardware-based synth duo, and back again.

Following cassettes on Crash Symbols, Night-People and Ascetic House, the band released their first LP on Dream in 2014 and toured extensively.

In 2015, Travis and longtime collaborator Nina Chase made the move to Berlin. After a tumultuous two years (which saw a further cassette released on Dream, “DEBTS OF LOVE”), the band will release SUBMERGING THE SUN on Third Coming Records in November 2018.

LUNACY (Darkwave/Noise/Philadelphia)
https://lunacy.bandcamp.com/

„This is a sonic walk-through of landscapes that no longer exist. This is the drip of electronic water on memories of something deep in rooms without a view. Echoes of human activity resonating in the factory chapel, the walls and sentiments covered with moss.“ -Roy Montgomery

„As haunting as their songs are, they are beautiful. With each listen this project takes you to a deep, dark, murky place where sound has the power to change your reality!“ – CVLT Nation

„A slow burner, distorted and obscure, visionary and obsessive, Lunacy’s distinctive sonic craftsmanship will crawl under your skin and linger and “sediment” in your mind indefinitely.“ – White Light//White Heat

Offermose (Dungeon Synth/Copenhagen)
https://offermose.bandcamp.com/

„I saw the seasons change like stages of putrefaction in my decaying flesh Spring came darkest of all sprouting death-like flowers through puss-filled pores Silent screams choked by earth echoed in my skull from a thousand dead Bodies buried deep below forever suffocating in their final breath“

+ DJs

10€ at the door !