Sicker Man is the solo-projekt of TOBIAS VETHAKE. Classical instruments like guitars, zither, glockenspiel and cello are mixed with electronic toys and synthesizer and then enstranged with heaps of analog effect-pedals. You could call it folktronica, but it’s more than just a guitar and a laptop. Folk songs get wrapped in orchestral soundscapes.
Sicker Man | Troubled Mind
“Creating music is at first about absolute intuition, a room full of instruments, toys to play with. Afterwards i look at what i have recorded and pick everything that is relevant. I think, any music that is released should add something new to the large pool of music that is already existing.”
Kiki Bohemia | Baptism Of The Dolls
After being the singer in an off-swing band called BOHEMIAN CRYSTAL for two years, Kiki Bohemia started to work on her own songs. She used a Phillicorda Organ and a Dr. Groove drum machine and did her first live home recordings with a stereo mic on minidisc.
She did the first studio recordings with Bernd Jestram of Tarwater at his Bleibeil Studio in Berlin. In october 2006 she started working with a Jam Man Loop Station, a small yamaha sequenzer and every effect pedal she cold lay hands on. That gave her the possibillity to use different sounds and do weird stuff with her voice. By the end of 2008 her debut album ALL THE BEAUTIFUL was released on the Berlin based independent label MATROSENBLAU.
Sicker Man & Kiki Bohemia
Sunday, 23 March 2014 | 20:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte