Wed 01/10, 21.30
In the American rap scene, dominated by luxury, power and machismo, Ellison Renee Glenn aka Black Cracker is a rare exception. Following a repressed childhood in the US Bible Belt and teenage years spent on a military base in Germany, Cracker moved to New York, where he made a name for himself in the Spoken Word scene, working with such big-name artists as Coco Rosie or Unbunny. Although the twice national poetry champion sees himself as a lyricist, he also trusts in the euphoric effect of beats and basses in order to lend particular emphasis to his biography, which he assimilates in profound, unusual verses.
Wed 08/10, 21.30
Ella Zwietnig used to be a musician with Go Die Big City! and Florian Zwietnig was part of the Telekommander media group. Their joint UMA project was regarded as the European answer to Animal Collective, with the musician couple performing a much more relaxed version of avant pop on their latest album. Electropop songs with clear contours are carved out of the analogue beats, digital synth sounds, and pounding bass lines – concise but also playful, between Bauhaus and Berghain.
Mi 15/10, 21.30
The prefix “post” plays a particularly important role in the audiovisual total artwork of the German-Norwegian artist duo Easter. Post-rap, post-gender, post-internet – a peculiar appeal emanates from Max Boss and Stine Omar Midtsæter when they stage themselves in a hyperrealistic world of references and meanings. Their lyrics are uncanny, their music synthetic, their manner cool – and for that very reason frighteningly captivating.
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