Thor & Friends
The Germans (Aftershow)

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Thor & Friends 

Drummer Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater, Bill Callahan) founded the experimental side project Thor & Friends in 2015 after five years of touring with the avant-rock ensemble Swans. The belt revolves around three core members; next to Harris, also Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah 'Goat' Gautier, supplemented by a changing group of friendly musicians from Harris' hometown Austin (Texas).

 

Thor & Friends presents its own version of American minimalism à la Steve Reich and Terry Riley, mixed with influences from the repertoire of, among others, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Moondog and The Necks. Their instrumental music arises from experiment and improvisation - Harris builds his instruments himself - and that results in different layers of rhythmic and catchy melodies and a very unique timbre.

The Germans (Aftershow) 

This elusive quintet from Dikkelvenne has been able to hold its own on the slack rope between pleasantly trivial and unpleasantly experimental since 2002. On their fifth album 'Sexuality', The Germans attempt to shake the spirit of the times by occuring uglier rather than occuring more beautiful than they really are. The tone is raw and nonchalant, but also warm and exotic. Sexuality, quoi, unmistakably recorded on tape by producer Micha Volders (Meteor Musik). Primitive percussion, battered guitars, piano, Hammond, clavinet and analog synths play a leading role in their mix of psych, funk, easy listening, ambient, pop, cocktail jazz and musique concrète. Einstürzende Neubauten meets Tito Puente.


'Sexuality' will be released the 1st of March 2019 on Unday Records (Tamino, Millionaire, Trixie Whitley).

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