A superb double bill of acts from the Karl Records roster at West Germany this Saturday with LAURENT DE SCHEPPER TRIO and GAMS both performing live. This concert is perfect for anyone into avant-garde jazz, post-rock and experimentation.
After their furious debut “Aquanaut”, Leipzig’s LAURENT DE SCHEPPER TRIO release a mature follow up that sees the genre-blending jazz / indie formation heading for new peaks. 4 years have been passing since the LAURENT DE SCHEPPER TRIO (who actually became a quartet in the meantime) unleashed their highly praised debut album “Aquanaut”: “great band” (De:Bug), “worth listening and important” (Wolf Kampmann / Eclipsed) or „stunning magnificence!“ (Subjectivisten) were some of the opinions on the Leipzig-based formation whose sound blends fluidly the progressive now-jazz of NILS PETTER MOLVAER, TALK TALK’s ethereal art-pop and the structural freedom of SONIC YOUTH.
Feedback leads a life of it’s own. It is an uncontrollable sonic accident, usually ear-numbingly loud but sometimes also delicately ethereal. The essence of feedback is being released from bonds, its path is always one of intensification and escape. Its a physical phenomenon and hard to predict. The duo G.A.M.S. makes music on the edge of losing control. A restless drummer works his way through waves of feedback, which span the full spectrum of frequencies from pumping bass to the highest tones. With the pulse of the feedback Andi Stechers drumming, at times feverish and driven, then distanced and abstract, creates polyrhythmic structures. Whats comes into being is a maelstrom of sound and rhythm – music beyond every style, the power of which lies in its rawness. Stecher and Möbius switch the roles of desired and undesired sound and thereby create pieces like archaic sculptures.
Laurent De Schepper Trio and GAMS LIVE
Saturday, 11th January 2020 | Doors 20:30 CET | Starts 21:30 CET
Westgermany venue | Skalitzer Straße 133 | 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Photo by Udo-Siegfriedt