Following the release of their recent album Return on The Notwists Alien Transistor label last autumn and a multitude of European tourdates throughout mainly France and Italy, postrock band Saroos make a warm return to a Berlin stage for a show at About Blank as part of the About Band series. Support comes from local trio Caudal, a trance punk outfit led bz Aidan Baker.
Berlin-Munich based trio Saroos read a lot of sci-fi, so it should comes as little surprise that the music they make sounds downright otherworldly. Florian Zimmer (Iso68, Contriva), Christoph Brandner (Lali Puna, Console) and Max Punktezahl (the Notwist, Contriva) are as much scientists as they are composers and instrumentalists — they`re obsessed with sound as particles in motion, and devoted to creating stylistic collisions that pop as much as they probe.
The group`s 2006 self-titled debut was released quietly by the Notwist`s Alien Transistor label in 2006, but the break-steeped post-rock and electronica conained therein showcased Zimmer and Brandner`s ear for Two Lone Swordsmen-meets-Slint experimentation. Anticon`s Alias even stopped by for a collaboration, on the song “During this Course”, and Punktezahl ended up joining when Saroos hit the road with his better-known band.
CAUDAL is a Berlin-based trio of Aidan Baker (guitar), Gareth Sweeney (bass), & Felipe Salazar (drums). Baker’s multi-layered, heavily affected guitar overlays Sweeney and Salazar’s driving, propulsive rhythm section creating music equally influenced by krautrock, post-punk, and spacerock. Their debut album “Forever In Another World” was released in April 2013 by Oaken Palace Records.
Saroos & Caudal LIVE
Saturday, 28 March 2014 | 20:00 CET
Antje Øklesund | Rigaer Straße 71 – 73 | 10247 Berlin/Friedrichshain