Wellen.Brecher is an inclusive project featuring Werner Soyeaux alias Bläck Dävil, Uwe Locati alias DJ Locati, Johannes Kruscha and Dave Senan. With a large hardware setup, consisting of numerous drum machines, groove boxes, synthesizers and a microphone, they live jam on stage creating something that you could maybe call experimental techno: danceable, but certainly not predictable ,and containing a big element of fun and theatre!
Their track “Lasst uns feiern” featuring Bläck Dävil on the microphone was released in 2020 on the Krake Festival 10 Year Anniversary Compilation and received widespread praise and plaudits.
1. Gravity is not constant on every part of the planet Earth.
2. Diamonds have no inherent value outside of industrial use and lab grown ones are generally
3. There isn’t actually a generally agreed on definition for what music is.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Exploration. Making new music is climbing further up the rock without a rope or previously tested route. Curiosity drives that to a large extent. But then when the idea is realized – its really nice to share new ideas with other people and inspire them in turn to have new thoughts.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
As a band? Since 2 years. Previously myself (Dave), Werner and Uwe would have been working together with the other participants in our weekly ickmachwelle workshops since 2018. When Hanni joined us we all clicked well and decided to formalize the 4 of us into the band we are today. Ickmachwelle still goes and is larger now with more teachers and participants; but we rehearse together as Wellen.brecher primarily.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Apollo 13 OST
DAF – Alles ist Gut
KLF – The White Room
Kevin n Perry Go Large OST
Amanda Lear – Diamonds for Breakfast
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Yellow trains, orange bins, the discovery of nuclear fission, relaxed crowds.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Anywhere on the bike. Parks here are sacred places for everyone. This concept is better respected by everyone here than other places in my experience.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
No idea. Probably MLM or petty crime. Or astronaut, depends. Current thesis is also that music preceded language so…probably not be a linguist. This question messes with my head a bit though, so like, no birds either? Is it utterly silent? We
crave the patterns that music provides us as a relief from the chaos of noise so I have to assume that the consequences are so far beyond my comprehension that i cant just assume that pretty much ANYTHING we take for granted as inevitable on a social level would have occurred without at least a basic understanding of rhythm.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
“Artificiero – The Sun Sets and I Keep Walking”. Thunderous emotional pieces from a Spanish master.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Friends. People who can handle our hyperactivity. People who can be flexible with idea generation and execution. All the more fun if they know how to use the gear. Just not interested in doing it for clout. Thats a pretty poor motivation to do anything meaningful.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
For us, Zukunftsdorf 22 in Kassel last year was a cool one – we had just the most wonderful fully collaborating and interactive audience. They got what we were going for immediately and it just felt like one SUPER wellen.brech So that was really a fun one to enjoy and get into the flow.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Generally important. Ideas don’t need electrons to occur, but it’s just madness not to harness the stuff we have lying around nowadays right? We really couldn’t do much during a power failure as a band though, for now. But we would still be able make plenty of noise….
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your music?
Yes. They think it’s the best. Slight suspicion they may have objectivity issues.