Following the recent release of their excellent new album See Me Not on the excellent Notwist-run Alien Transistor label, Saroos play a home gig at NBI on the 5th of December as part of their current European tour.
[audio:Saroos – daylight chant.mp3]As special live guest they’ve got Anticon artist Odd Nosdam, with whom they recorded the record, to come over to join them for the concerts. It’s nice to see so many good concerts happening at NBI again at the moment so this event gets a strong D/B recommendation.
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.
Tyden Divu by Saroos
In 2009, Saroos covered post-punk legend Graeme Jefferies for Morr Music`s Not Given Lightly compilation, a tribute to the obscure but excellent ´80s New Zealand alt-rock scene. Later that year, they got to work on a stunning second album, See Me Not, which finds cLOUDDEAD`s Odd Nosdam in the role of producer and unofficial fourth member.
Saroos & Odd Nosdam LIVE
NBI | Schönhauser Allee 36 | 10435 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg
05.12.2010 | 21:00 CET
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