Kollaps // Ecstasphere
Kollaps // Ecstasphere
POST-INDUSTRIAL // HARSH NOISE // MELBOURNE
Einlass: 20:00 // Konzertbeginn: 21:00
VVK: €10 (+Gebühr) // AK: €13
Australian post-industrialists KOLLAPS are a three piece creating a unique brand of primitive noise “intended for degenerates and outsiders”. The bands’ distinctive primordial tones are created using appropriated waste materials like scrap metal, raw plastics and steel plates combined with blistering percussion, bass and vocals. This is no empty “industrial” gesture, for the band this process of creation facilitates the literal use of postmodern society against itself.
Mechanical Christ, the bands’ sophomore release, is a conceptual continuation of its predecessor Sibling Lovers. This release sees Kollaps further their exploration of the inherent societal sickness of our times, one that manifests itself in the debasement of individual morality. Themes of exploitation, vengeance, drug addiction, paranoia and slave labour are part of a dissonant, inverted morality play. Testament to the bands’ evolving conceptual depth are the overarching themes of love, life and death that offer a sense of shared experience in the discomfort of the universal human experience. Known for their violent and nihilistic stage performances, this recording encapsulates with harsher clarity the visceral confrontation that is Kollaps’ live act.
Mechanical Christ was recorded and mixed over a two-month period at Aviary Studios by Mike Deslandes, and mastered by James Plotkin/Plotkinworks. It is a 36-minute journey into the desperation and lack of resolve that is both the crux of modern social ills and at the very heart of the human condition.
VERTIGO NEOGAMA [DJ]
Since the start of the early 80s, R.R (alias Vertigoneogama) began to express his interest in the extravagant music, fashion and live style of the decade. New Wave, minimal synth pop, New Beat and EBM quickly became the base of his musical exploratory expedition, which continued to develop steadily through the number of years and countless concert and club visits. Nowadays it is first and foremost the harsh and aggressive elements taken from the broad field of Old School Industrial, Noise and Power Electronics , as well as (Dark)Ambient and Neofolk that are his leading passions.
Right through the years in the scene and thanks to many contacts with organizers, labels, DJs and, above all, to musicians, R.R. started to take a more and more active role supporting bands (such as Control, Ordo Rosarius Equlibrio, Spiritual Front, Rome, in Slaughter Native, TRIARII, xotox, Klangstabil and some more) as a helping hand, merchandiser and supporter. Apart from that, since early 2007 he has been a firm part of the German "Raubbau" label and is involved in the running and organisation of numerous concerts.
Einlass: 20:00 Uhr