|SATURDAY 30.05.2015 :: |
|Ceremony Festival ::|
| New Wave / Gothic / Electro|
|Perturbator (FR) + Modern English (UK) + Felix Kubin (DE) + Tying Tiffany (IT) + Organic + Geometric Vision (IT)|
| » Perturbator (FR) (Dark Synth Wave)|
"The legend says he's half human, half synthesizer..." I make Dark and Retrofuturistic music inspired by the 80's.
| » Modern English (UK) (New Wave / Post punk)|
Modern English are an English rock band best remembered for their songs "I Melt with You," "Hands Across the Sea," and "Ink and Paper". The group disbanded for a period in 1991, but later recorded in 1995 with some new members. The original members reformed in 2009 and are currently touring with plans for a new release in 2013!
Formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1979 by Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), and Michael Conroy (bass, vocals), Modern English were originally known as The Lepers. The group expanded to "Modern English" when Richard Brown (drums) and Stephen Walker (keyboards) were subsequently added to the line-up of the band.
After a single on their own 'Limp' label in 1979, the band signed to 4AD the following year, with two further singles released, and a session for John Peel recorded before the band's debut album, Mesh & Lace, in 1981, the band in the early days showing a strong Joy Division influence. A second Peel session was recorded in October 1981. The follow-up, After The Snow (April 1982), was more keyboard-oriented and was compared to Simple Minds and Duran Duran. It was also released in the United States by Sire Records the following year, where it reached number 70 on the Billboard chart, and sold over 500,000 copies. Grey said of the album, "We used to think 'God, we'll never make a pop record. We're artists!', but things don't always turn out as you planned and when you actually create a pop record, it's so much more of a thrill than anything else". The second single from the album was also a hit in the US, the jangly "I Melt With You" reaching number 78. When he reviewed the album, Johnny Waller of Sounds described the track as "A dreamy, creamy celebration of love and lust, which deserves to be showcased on as 12" single all by itself, with no b-side", while his colleague Tony Mitchell described it as "susburban amateurism at its most unrewarding". The band relocated to New York City and worked on a third album, Ricochet Days, which again made the top 100 in the US, after which the band left 4AD and were solely signed to Sire. The single "Stop Start" (1986) was the last record Modern English record released by Sire, the band splitting up.
Grey and Conroy along with Modern English worked with This Mortal Coil before re-forming Modern English with Mick Conroy and Aaron Davidson for a new album in 1990, Pillow Lips, now on the American TVT label. The album featured a re-recorded "I Melt With You", which was released as a single, and saw the band again in the Billboard top 100. The band split up for a second time in 1991, after contractual problems with TVT, with Grey forming Engine. In 1995, with the legal issues with TVT sorted out, Engine evolved into the next incarnation of Modern English and signed to the Imago label, with Grey and Matthew Shipley (keybaords). This line-up recorded the 1996 album Everything Is Mad.
Robbie Grey toured the US with a new Modern English lineup coast to coast across the US and recorded a new album with Hugh Jones (producer of Melt With You). The songs written with guitarist Steven Walker and other memebers came together on the road and back home in London between tours , after a few years on the shelf this collection of songs was released in May 2010 called "Soundtrack", along side the reissued and remastered "Stop Start" album also released at the same time. The original members reunited & reformed in 2009 and are currently touring; planning for a new release in 2013!
| » Felix Kubin (DE) (Electronic)|
Felix Kubin (born Felix Knoth, 1969 in Hamburg, West Germany) is an electronic musician. He has been involved with music since he was 8 years old, when he studied piano, organ and glockenspiel. His youthful experiments really took off in 1980 when he got a Korg MS-20 synthesizer. His early works have been released under the title The Tetchy Teenage Tapes of Felix Kubin. During this time he also played in a punk band Die Egozentrischen 2. In 1987 Felix Kubin co-founded an experimental noise group Klangkrieg with Tim Buhre. His first solo album Filmmusik was released in 1998 by Gagarin Records, Kubin's own label founded in the same year through which he has gone on to release a series of albums including the critically acclaimed Matki Wandalki in 2004.
Kubin regularly collaborates on theatrical and animation productions, writes radio plays and is a self-described dadaist. His musical influences include contemporary classics such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and György Ligeti, as well as groups such as Kraftwerk and DAF.
| » Tying Tiffany (IT) (Electro Clash)|
Tying Tiffany (also known as TT or Tiff Lion) is an electronic/electropunk singer and songwriter born in 1978 in Padua, Italy. Since the beginning of her music career in 2005, she collaborated with the Italian producer Lorenzo Montanà for the production of her albums. Together with Montanà, Tiffany started in 2011 the side project T.T.L. (Through the Lens) for creating instrumental music for soundtracks and trailers.
TT released the studio albums Undercover (2005), Brain for Breakfast (2007), Peoples Temple (2010), Dark Days, White Nights (2012), and the EP One (2013). She also released the remix albums Black Neon Rmxs (2009) and Peoples Temple Remix Edition (2011).
She has always searched for a sincere and original approach to the various forms of art to which she has always been attracted. And for this reason she chose to attend the Art Institute which allowed her to experiment with various artistic paths from design and photography to performance art and music.
In the early years of her career she has traveled Europe as bass player and singer in various indie rock bands and she has acted in some independent movies, artistic films and theatrical performances.
With her first single “You Know Me”, released by Get Physical (DJ T. & M.A.N.D.Y.) from Berlin, she is included in the compilation “Full Body Workout vol 2”. The debut album Undercover (Jato Music) was released in 2005. Techno punk and hardcore rhythms and electro living together with the industrial past of TT, with her passion for post punk and dadaism.
| » Organic (Electro / Rock)|
The project started in 2011 after a common Post New Wave Tour.
Joris Oster and Raphaël Haubourdin decided to create an electro band merging the power of a fuzzy bass guitar with electronic signals.
After few nights spent in a recording studio, Alchemy took place
Joris, already bass player in Silver Riot, delivers amazing hard tones in accordance with the Keys sequences and deep voices of Raphaël Haubourdin, also the father of Graceland, a darkwave project. Now Organic became a trio with the arrival of Olivier Justin on drums. He was the drumer of Pneumatic Head Compressor, Dep Charge, Gringo Limo, Be Plouvier
Organic, an effective and original project to shake you head.
| » Geometric Vision (IT) (Post punk / Dark Wave)|
Geometric Vision is a band formed by Ago Giordano. He starts composing songs and lyrics reflecting dark and nostalgic atmospheres typical of dark and cold wave but with a modern attitude which draws inspiration from contemporaneous berlin’s and British minimal synth experiments.
After a while he decides to create a real band which takes more substantial form after having experienced several line-up changes… With Gennaro Campanile playing bass guitar, and Roberto Amato on guitar everything seems to work out.
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