20.01.2014, 21:00

RHIZ - Pete Swanson (Melting Bot, Software, Root Strata, US), Jung An Tagen: Release-Concert »Vielheiten« (SF Broadcasts, Feathered Coyote, VIV, A), Djs: SKVLKRSH (Lifetime), Cihad Johnson (Not Today Rec)

Pete Swanson

Since the early 2000s, Pete Swanson has released more CDRs, tapes and vinyl records than most countries release postage stamps. As a member of cult noise duo Yellow Swans, he amassed a worldwide following of noise fans swayed by the duo’s clamorous beats and screech combo and ability to carry their sound live just as much as they did on record. As a solo artist Swanson has continued to deliver, but unsurprisingly has been able to explore far more ground tonally. Whether tangling with the kind of corrupted rock you’d most likely find on a Keiji Haino album (see ‘I Don’t Rock At All’) or the sandblasted Surgeon-indebted 4/4 crunch of ‘Man With Potential’, Swanson has proved he can leave an indelible mark on any genre he tips his hat to. Not only that, he can make it his own; whether warbling incoherently, tackling an axe or wrestling with a synthesizer there’s always a sense that you’re listening to Pete Swanson. Maybe it’s the density, the saturation, the signature tape hiss – whatever it is, you have the sense that there’s a veteran at work, and Swanson’s insatiable appetite for innovation is something we can all rely on.

Jung An Tagen

Release »Vielheiten« (SF Broadcasts & Feathered Coyote)
"A long array of changed identities brought Jung An Tagen to this distinct territory - by transforming his past aesthetics to a vision of morphing movements between high energy and zero gravity states, this debut release from Jung An Tagen examines polyrythmic, permutating loops with a heavy 93’ acid drift to add and subtract from this moiré figures fragments of musical structures."

The VIV represents the research of a small group of artists and other interdisciplinary consultants with a shared interest in certain synaestasian arrangements to promote progress in A/V studies and other forms of communication. From the earliest activities of the past, the majority of this work has been kept private with only a few exceptions concerning stimulatory demonstrations intended for a greater number of recipients. Based on recent collaborations the VIV will follow a more exposed trajectory. Nevertheless, most of the members & participants will remain undisclosed for various reasons.