Following the release of their recent album Return on The Notwists Alien Transistor label last autumn and a multitude of European tourdates throughout mainly France and Italy, postrock band Saroos make a warm return to a Berlin stage for a show at About Blank as part of the About Band series. Support comes from local duo Vow who just celebrated the release of their first EP, Summer Lightning.
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 | Henderson Island
The group`s 2006 self-titled debut was released quietly by the Notwist`s Alien Transistor label in 2006, but the break-steeped post-rock and electronica conained therein showcased Zimmer and Brandner`s ear for Two Lone Swordsmen-meets-Slint experimentation. Anticon`s Alias even stopped by for a collaboration, on the song “During this Course”, and Punktezahl ended up joining when Saroos hit the road with his better-known band.
Vow | Straightened Lines
VOW craft tender pop gems that will keep you up at night and make you crave for more. Glorious! This queer/trans* duo delivers poetic language over sounds oscillating between dreamy and dark. Luscious music for ladies, lovers & longing readers of feminist poetry.
Saroos & Vow LIVE
Presented by AmStart & AboutBand
Wenesday, 14 May 2014 | 20:00 CET
://about blank | Markgrafendamm 24c | 10245 Berlin/Friedrichshain