Orchestra Of Spheres & Kröter
Einlass: 20.00Uhr - Start: 21.00Uhr
Orchestra of Spheres (NZ/Fire Records)
Back in Europe with their new LP "Mirrors"!
Channeling ancient future funk from the IS! Warping spatioelastoplasticity with sound!
Born out of Wellington's Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society in 2009, the Spheres have developed a cult-like following in New Zealand. Playing house parties, dance parties, DIY shows and opera houses, the Spheres have built a reputation for musically and visually ecstatic live shows.
Like celestial sponges the Spheres' clonga sound draws on influences far and wide: kuduro, psychedelic primary school disco, fire music, kwaito, free improv, south pacific demolition, shangaan electro, zeuhl, mbalax, kosmische quiche, tarraxo, witch doctor haus, orgasmo brain rave, juke/footwork, polynesian no wave prog, quarr, costume rock, inner brain clap, funk puppetré...
The Spheres use homemade instruments like the biscuit tin guitar, electric bass carillon and sexomouse marimba to create their cosmic dancing sound.
Music from a distant planet. Eastern drones and fractured rhythms make this a heady mix. When I saw them live it was an out of body experience.
Robert Scott - The Clean / The Bats
Out of the post-apocalyptic wastelands of cultural blandness OOS bring their utopian sound of DIY instruments, world music and experimental joy to worlds both alien and familiar.”
Alexander Tucker - Grumbling Fur
“Part Sun Ra otherworldiness, part Sublime Frequencies and part ESG … Orchestra of Spheres blew us away. I’ve seen them several times since that first gig and the magic only intensifies each time.”
Dan Snaith, Caribou
"The mention of an electric trio featuring a vocalist outside of jazz circles immediately conjures visions of a maelstrom of sound involving double-necked guitars, revolving drum-kits and 20-minute attempts to drag J. R. Tolkien screaming into the 21st Century, or else the dulcet strains of "Do Do Do Da Da Da", but the collective known as Kröter are a different kettle of amphibians altogether. With the vocally versatile Mr Vast acting as resident shaman, this threesome brings a well-spiced cauldron of musical delicacies to the boil with a luscious helping of lopsided rhythms provided by drummer Christoph Rothmeier and much picking and plucking and sliding all the way to the exosphere courtesy of bassist/guitarist Joe Zahn, with occasional embellishments from guests of equally respectable pedigree such as Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers/Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra mainstays Kalle Zeier and Jörg Hochapfel. Fans of The Residents, Sun City Girls and the more idiosyncratic culprits of the Rock in Opposition movement should find something worth exploring within these confines."