STAER: Progressive, brutal, thundering lumps of rhythmic terror topped with horrifically distressed, screeching guitar abstractions.
Akin to fellow Norwegians Noxagt and Arabrot, STAER’s newly-released debut album on Gaffer Records pummels your ears and skull with all the delicacy of a hungover slaughterhouse worker.
Although executed in precise, deafening and slow motion-like, telluric movements, Staer reveal a harsh, seething frenzy. The earth shakes.
STAER | I Roll With Creflo
Martins Rokis is working with sound in different contexts/forms, crossing boundaries between so-called computer music, psychedelic noise and abstract sound art, blending controlled generative strategies with improvisation.
He is also occasionally making sound installations or works for multichannel systems. He has presented his artistic activities locally and internationally and so far he has published few limited edition releases.
Martins Rokis | TEMP excerpt
Berlin & London based noise musician Horacio Pollard is a master in machinegun drumming, power electronic feedback shred and guttural outpouring.
His shows are intense and spontaneous, often using just a mic and a large guitar amp. “Hardly any structure, no melodies, shortish, extra loud with some uncomfortable silences and an abrupt ending”.
STAER, Martins Rokis & Horacio Pollard LIVE
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | 21:00 CET
NK | Elsenstr. 52 | 2.Hinterhaus Etage 2 | 12059 Berlin/Neukölln