On November 15, the second edition of the Polyhymnia festival will take place – or should we rather say: take space! For this evening, fans of Krautrock, Cosmic and Psychedelic will gather in Berlin’s Festsaal Kreuzberg.
For this second round, cosmic duo Zombie Zombie, fuzzy psych four-piece Eagles Boston, guerilla Krautrockers Camera and dubby exotica outfit Saroos will share the stage.
Influenced by Krautrock as well as horror soundtracks, Zombie Zombie is a French indie electronic duo (Etienne Jaumet & Cosmic Neman) with a penchant for vintage synthesizers.
Zombie Zombie | Driving this road until death sets you free
Provocative to the very end, Zombie Zombie’s return heralds a new, but altogether understandable, tangent for the duo to stalk.
If the output of Herman Dune’s drummer Cosmic Neman and French electro pioneer musician Etienne Jaumet previously used the duo’s love of analogue equipment, Theremin and delay pedals to conjure up a hallucinogenic nightmare, now they take their horror imbued aesthetics forwards once more.
Eagle Boston | Papertree
A mysterious project from Berlin, Eagle Boston represents the city’s varied soundscape in their own fuzzy way.
Their sound incorporates electronic influences and fuzzy no-nonsense new wave sounds into their psychedelic undertone. The four-piece band is led by Finnish-Berliner Jonas Verwijnen aka LBJ.
Camera | Ausland
Camera’s musical spectrum ranges from driving motorik rock to serene, epically flowing tracks by way of foreboding soundscape ridges. In other words: it can be right in your face or elsewhere in interstellar spheres, where time and space have no meaning; cosmic/kosmische music! One can clearly hear the influence of their paragons, NEU!, Harmonia, Cluster and La Düsseldorf.
Camera have taken Krautrock onto the street, straight to the people, making the magical achievements of German musical pioneers accessible to a wider listenership with their guerilla tactics. We cannot thank them enough for that.
Camera | Live in subway station Kottbusser Tor, Berlin
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.
Saroos | Lobster Claw
What does Saroos sound like? Exotica gone even wilder – abstract and shadowy. Or dub in reverse, where solid grooves emerge from skronk and noise. Like beats coated in dust, pushed through space by an astral zephyr.
Or a huge wall of sound, frayed at both ends, whose core is a woven mass of impenetrable sonic particulate. And still, the effect isn`t one of claustrophobia. The Saroos sound is, as is its makers`s wont, something to be explored, something to get lost in.
Saroos | Fog People
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Polyhymnia” as the subject.
Polyhymnia Festival II
w/ Zombie Zombie, Eagle Boston, Camera, Saroos LIVE
presented by Blitzgigs, Digital in Berlin, ByteFM, SPEX, deli.kolder and amSTARt
Dj: Nadine Hartmann
Thursday, 15 November 2012 | 19:00 CET
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzer Str. 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg