As a record release party for his fantastic new album Spirituals which came out recently on the Berlin label Karaoke Kalk, the loop-innovator and jews harp virtuoso Guido Möbius takes to the stage at .HBC.
Joining Guido on stage will be The Allophons who also celebrate the release of their new record Saddle Bomb. There will also be a special guest appearance by Marc Weiser aka Rechenzentrum and Sonig label boss Frank Dommert rounds off this exceptinal programme with a DJ set.
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.
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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.
„Spirituals“ unites crooked humour and dark premonition, apotheosis and kitsch. With each track Möbius highlights another aspect of spirituality, be it religious or another kind. Indeed, maybe one does come close to a feeling of transcendence through hypnotic rhythms.
Guido Möbius & The Allophons & Marc Weiser LIVE
DJ Frank Dommert
Saturday, 14 September 2012 | 21:00 CET
.HBC | Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9 | 10178 Berlin/Mitte