Ulrich Schnauss (live) + Nat Urazmetova (visuals)
Saturday 5th March 2016
At The Haunt
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £10 + booking fee / £12
After his performance at Drill Festival, cult German electronic musician and producer Ulrich Schnauss (Domino records) returns to Brighton for a headline show at the Haunt, with his unique visually arresting ambient/landscape techno.
Uplifting and otherworldly, the acclaimed music of German electronic musician and producer Ulrich Schnauss combines multilayered synthesizers with beats and ethereal vocals, Influences of his German forefathers are apparent in his homage to the dynamic sounds of 1980’s German horror soundtracks. Combine this with the accessibility of Kraftwerk, and the ethereal sound of The Cocteau Twins, and you have Schnauss’s sound ..an aural escape route from the trappings of reality.
Also inspired by the alternative guitar bands of the late 80s/early 90s (Slowdive, Chapterhouse, My Bloody Valentine etc.) as well as Acid House and early electronica (Tangerine Dream, 808 State, The Orb), Schnauss began developing his own distinct sonic palette, melding delicate dreampop sensibilities with ecstatic electronic excess, defying the constraints of traditional music genre boundaries.
Aside from releases under his own moniker, Schnauss has lent his hand to the production of recent albums by Kirsty Hawkshaw and Exit Calm, and has done remixes for many established artists such as Depeche Mode and Death Cab for Cutie. Schnauss is a musician constantly pushing past sonic boundaries.
“ambient music that’s both engaging and engrossing” – Q Magazine
“lush, ambient music fitting for any chill-out session or long summer drive with the windows down.” – Billboard
bitbin (aka Matthew Hodson) brings music from the UK’s electronic underbelly. bitbin’s impressive beat crunching and synthesiser drenched aesthetic has a reputation for providing a controlled fusion of both ambient and aggressive electronic music.
His first EP ‘Alias EP’, which was released via Scotland’s innovative Herb Recordings is now available for free download via his Soundcloud and main website with a new release scheduled for later this year.
“from Boards Of Canada’s bank of synths to Bola’s sinewy beats” – Boomkat.
“A childlike sound-world hides a slightly unnerving, psychedelic undertone, simultaneously pleasing restless feet and hazy minds.”
Gggghost (DJ set)
Producer GGGGHOST (Brighton) brings his unique slabs of electronica, dream pop and shoegaze with live analogues. Live album Verdict is released on Manor House in March.