President Bongo & The Emotional Carpenters + Special Guest: Oval | 10.11. | Kantine am Berghain

Do 10.11.2016 | Kantine am Berghain
Live:
PRESIDENT BONGO & THE EMOTIONAL CARPENTERS (Island)
w/ Special Guest:
OVAL (live set)
presenting „Popp“ – a relentless club symphony

Einlass: 20 Uhr
Abendkasse: 15€
Tickets im Vorverkauf (12€ zzgl. Gebühren):
www.koka36.de/presidentbongo

Kantine am Berghain
(Berlin-Friedrichshain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, S Ostbahnhof)

Stephan Stephensen alias PRESIDENT BONGO bezeichnet sich gern als „emotional carpenter“ (Tischler der Emotionen). Und der Name passt: Im Lauf seiner illustren Karriere hat er Wirklichkeiten geformt, gezimmert und geschliffen, die Tausende berührt haben. Wenn er den Hobel ansetzt, entsteht Lebensqualität und innere Harmonie.

Sein Handwerk begann PRESIDENT BONGO als Gründungsmitglied des progressiven Elektronikprojekts Gus-Gus, das seit 1995 erfolgreich wächst und gedeiht. Bongo blieb über die Jahre ein Schlüsselelement dieser Entwicklung und trug auf vielfältige Weise zum Erfolg der Band bei – als Designer, Filmemacher und Fotograf ebenso wie als Sänger, Songwriter und Produzent.

Im Frühjahr 2015 verließ er GusGus, um sich auf sein Soloprojekt „SERENGETI“ zu konzentrieren, das im Oktober 2015 bei ALBUMLABEL erschien.

„SERENGETI” ist ein starkes Album voller Musik, das hinter dem Afrikabild ein elektronisches Konzept zwischen Krautrock und Clubsound, Sampling und Instrumentalmusik (Gitarren, Bongos, Streicher), Echos, Delays und purem Klang offenbart: Krautrock als Fundament für experimentelle Musik mit einem klaren Flow, der unter die Haut geht.

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OVAL

Foto: Vlatka Alec

Trailblazing glitch masterpieces (1990s), delicate, hyperreal, futuristic post-rock vignettes (after 2010) and now abstract club bangers with a twistOval continues to be a celebration of innovation, skill & sensibility. With an undeniable instinct for the pleasantly irritating, the drastic & the dreamy, Markus Popp keeps on pushing the envelope. No one out there plays the computer quite like him.

Oval -„Popp“ Album Info

OK, so what’s next for Oval after multi-award-winning Ambient-, Electronica-, Post-Rock / Guitar- and Brazilian- styles? A…club album!?!

“Popp” originally started as a concept album. Not in the way one might think, though. It was neither meant as a POP record nor as “the Markus Popp signature album”.

At first, “Popp” was started to reverse-engineer the classic, 1990s Oval glitch sound using the hi-tech tools of today. Two afternoons later, that had been accomplished. And now what? How about trying something Oval had never tackled, like…an Oval take on straight-up sequencing, oldschool club tropes and…beatmaking!?

And it worked. The „Popp“ project quickly turned into a deep dive. The result is a relentless, euphoric love letter to a long-lost musical utopia: Kaleidoscopic and soulful, optimistic and grandiose. Like fantasy club tracks from an alternate universe. Alt rave utopia, if you will.

Listening to „Popp“ is a joyous information overload from beginning to end. No matter if you choose to trace the countless exhilarating, meandering melodies (“RE”, “ID“), or if you prefer to allow yourself to get swept along by the glitch-infused house tsunami of “AI” and “LO”.

More highlights: The newly introduced, intricate “fantasy vocals” are another new through line in Oval’s music: Weaving a blissful, sensual, “post-R&B”-narrative beyond words (“KU”, “LO“, “VE”). Ghosts of vintage Oval glitch stylings (“FU”, “MY”, “MO”) are met with swooning strings, dreamy bells, rave stabs, angular bass lines and polyrhythmic beats. The album’s atmosphere can even border on the solemn (“SA”), cinematic (“CA”) or even hymnic (“VE”) before dissolving into unstoppable, multi-dimensional loop-scapes.

„Popp“ is a relentless, exuberant re-imagination of “club“ sound aesthetics (from classic to imaginary), confidently cruising down its own, alternate timeline at 120 BPM. So 90s, so now.

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