Claus Fuss (live)
For our final event of the year we have assembled a cast of DJs and producers from the London, Paris and Berlin techno scenes including Claus Fuss who will release a spilt ep with Broken English Club on Khemia Records in December, Proteus who is quickly making a name for herself with the eponymous nights she has been organising at Rye Wax Records, Size Pier from Champ Libre in Paris and Unconscious from Berlin.
Size Pier is a war. His sets alert, anger, arouse and pull our bodies into violent battle against the mind. You will forcefully throw around your limbs in the rhythm of his techno haunted by the distant cries of agony or some unnerving moans of intense pleasures. There is something sadomachochistic about Size Pier’s sets. He lets us hear our own violence, embody the pain that fills the abdomen and crams between the intestines. The noises of EBM that intertwine with the uncanny ritual chants bring to mind Dante’s Inferno or an image of the black mass from Huysmans’ Là-bas. Size Pier keeps death and darkness on the horizon of his musical performance. Serious, heavy, rapid and un-playful sounds bear a slight taste of pathos or megalomania, inescapable when music addresses such categories as the sacred and sacrilegious.
For Unconscious, music is an ongoing search for something emerging from the hidden side of our unconscious. He mixes gloomy and hypnotic tunes with intense and powerful bass, dressed by hard grooves, a passage-door towards timeless and sonorous landscapes.
Recently he has released on a number of labels including Blackwater, Corresponding Positions, Kobayashi Recordings, Advanced, Labrynth, NEN, WarinD Records and Ways To Die.
Artwork courtesy of Alexander Sterzel