To mark the occasion of its new compilation release Autopilot Music presents a truly special one night mini-festival with an action packed line-up at Acud this May including 20 minute sets by many Digital in Berlin favourite artists including Vert, Transformer Di Roboter, F.S. Blumm, Springintgut, Air Cushion Finish, Black To Comm, Sicker Man and Guido Möbius. All that plus a DJ set by Daniel Meteo make this a highly recommended event.
F.S. BLUMM is a Berlin based musician whose main instrument is the acoustic guitar. He has released many solo albums in the past years, and has also collaborated and toured with a wide range of bands and musicians: He took the roles of a bass player with the Quasi Dub Development, a classical guitarist with Old Splendifolia, a songwriter with Bobby And Blumm, a sonic researcher with Nils Frahm and a manic, extrovert Dub mash-up DJ as King Hobby. What he has experienced on these musical field trips he now returns to his solo project.
With releases on Type as well as his own Dekorder label Marc Richter aka Black To Comm’s music is a mesmirising mix of sound collage and ambience. Richter is primarily known for his interest in old instruments, which which he creates a genre-transcending mix of surrealistic grooves, combined with loops and youtube film excerpts.
The man behind the project with the strangely playful name is the cellist and drummer Andi Otto. Springintgut has been releasing vivid, melodic Electronica with us since 2002, and also on the City Centre Offices label in Berlin. His first live shows featured a self-built drumkit with books and contact mics.[vimeo 64055319 w=447 h=250]
Nowadays he performs with “Fello”, his own instrument which combines the cello and the computer with sensors on the bow. The “Fello” developments have been supported by STEIM in Amsterdam. He has performed “Fello” live shows internationally, with artistic residencies in Japan and India.
In Air Cushion Finish, Berlin’s real-time musicians jayrope & Lippstueck (and a wealth of ever changing guests) share a passion for music constantly redefining itself every time they play live, but cinematically leaning on to vocal synthesizerism, postfolk, krautrock, ambient, cathedral dub or ultra slow dance floor tracks.
Always having an eye on the groove, Möbius has a special liking for small parts of polyrhythmic percussion-patterns and constantly changing harmonies. You could call it playing around with hearing expectations or creative restlessness and fear of stagnation. Well, it´s definitely a highly original idea for popmusic.
Previously Guido Möbius has mostly given lyrics a wide berth. On his last album „Gebirge“ Möbius’ strategy to avoid meaning and pathos altogether was the collaboration with Andreas Gogol with his wordless dada-song. And although Gogol’s highly musical stuttering is also present on Spirituals, Möbius now goes the other way on his fourth album: this time he’s allowing himself to indulge in meaning and pathos.
Sicker Man is the solo-projekt of TOBIAS VETHAKE. Classical instruments like guitars, zither, glockenspiel and cello are mixed with electronic toys and synthesizer and then enstranged with heaps of analog effect-pedals. You could call it folktronica, but it’s more than just a guitar and a laptop. Folk songs get wrapped in orchestral soundscapes.
Jack of all Trades, Daniel Meteo splits his time up between many artistic activities. Along with Tom Thiel, he’s one-half of the dub / hip-hop electronica duo Bus. He also runs alongside Marco Haas (aka T.Raumschmiere) and Florian Schmieg Random Noize Musick incl. labels as Shitkatapult. On top of all this, Daniel frequently plays DJ sets in which he spins a variety of music. This can include everything from abstract elecronic or mellow reggae, roots and hip-hop early in the night to dancy techno and house music at the end of the night.
Vert, Transformer Di Roboter, F.S. Blumm, Springintgut, Air Cushion Finish,
Black To Comm, Sicker Man, Guido Möbius
DJ Daniel Meteo
Thursday, 7th May 2015 | 19:00 CET
Acud Macht Neu | Veteranenstr. 21 | 10119 Berlin/Mitte