D/B Recommended: Rhyton & der MOQ @ West Germany Berlin | Thursday, 07.03.2013

Rhyton is an experimental/improv/psych trio based in Brooklyn that features Dave Shuford (D. Charles Speer and the Helix, No Neck Blues Band), Jimy SeiTang (Psychic Ills) and Spencer Herbst (Messages, Matta Llama).

Rhyton is a band with an organic genesis, born from late night rap sessions at a local Brooklyn watering hole. Heads of certain vibe gathered together to tap into the underlying flux form of transportational music.

Dave Shuford had been knee deep in research and practice in the realm of middle eastern musics during the recording of his solo LP ‘Arghiledes’. From that album, the track “The Heavy Heart of Ando-Yeap” was used as a leaping off point for the gestation of Rhyton.

Rhyton | Stone Colored

Shuford brought his personal selection of varied string instruments to the table, seeking to create a heavier electric syntax for mandolin, saz and baritone guitar. Jimy SeiTang emerged as a sonic surgeon, creating wave patterns with his bass and pulses of tape delay tales.

Spencer Herbst injected his flowing, highly energetic style of percussion and brought in visual conundrums by way of videocassette. An instant near-telepathic bond was established, making improvisations seem like composed forays even to the closest confidants. With variants and heads situated as a point of departure, Rhyton explores the inner workings of the ear and seeks the latent brain bulge within the listener.

der MOQ | Vomit Words

der MOQ is a band from Berlin, with members from France, Italy and Germany. It was launched in mid 2009 by David Alfonso Gallego, the howling voice, and Tiziano Pul, the supernatural screeching guitar. After a split, Cloud Cœur-Main is now the tumbling drumer and Matthias Le Mat, the fat rumbling bass since early 2011.

David Alfonso Gallego was member of the psychedelic band “Aqua Nebula Oscillator”. der MOQ’s music is influenced by raw rhythm’n’blues, primitive rock, psychedelic freaks, dandy crooners, kröterock, krautrock, punk, cold, no wave, dark disco, happy metal, and life.

Rhyton & der MOQ  LIVE
presented by deli.kolder & AmStart

Dj: Skate Or Die

Thursday, 07 March 2013 | 21:30 CET
West Germany | Skalitzer Str. 133 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg

thrilljockey.com/Rhyton | soundcloud.com/dermoq