As a mostly instrumental band with classic line up of two guitars, bass and drums, GLEN deconstructs popular and classical music genres scratching them together with experimental expression and attitude. GLEN revises the supposedly light atmosphere of melodic fragments to a complex epic multilayered hypnotic structure of free improvisation and repetitive themes, breaking loose either to dionysian chaos or escaping to poetic cinematic soundscapes. Adding layer by layer, GLEN creates a synthesis of contrasting textures with different references to No Wave NY, Free Improv, Noise, Drone, Postrock as well as Cinematic Scores merging to a unique sound of colourful narratives and surprising mosaics of rhythmic
dissonant chords, melodic patterns and abstract noise.
While GLEN´s previous album CRACK “switched in and out of different moods with a sense of widescreen dynamics and penchant for extended narratives that were shaped by their cinematic endeavours”, their new album PULL! is even more consistent in their wandering through the glens of nearly unmarketable instrumental elegies rejecting despite their haunting melodies any assignment to traditional rock aesthetics, similar to the uncompromising deconstructing energy of the avant-rock movement citing “there are no waves, only the ocean”.
WILLIAM BRAVO DUO
Spanish guitarist ANTONIO BRAVO and German film composer and guitarist WILHELM STEGMEIER deconstruct complex wavering noises to hallucinating hypnotic feedbacks that explode into improvised action paintings of colorful contemporary psychedelic soundscapes. Melodic abstract sculptures clash with repetitive rhythmic lines.Sustained, eclipsed and fluent blurred drone clusters, dense collages of various sounds with no pulse, expand in all directions, to merge surprisingly in
explosive vertical and horizontal eruptions or fragile sensual microtonal fragments.
Two musical personalities explore the sound map of their diverse musical origins, clashing their influences from the free jazz improvised music scene with the deconstructive energy of the avant-garde progressive movement performing as an electrified experimental post free noise jazz guitar duo based in Berlin and Santiago de Compostela.
DOS PLUS is the audio visual collaboration of filmmaker/visual artist ELENI AMPELAKIOTOU (TEENAGE RESPONSE, ICH BIN HIER) and the experimental improv Electric Guitar Duo WILLIAM BRAVO DUO. performing multisensorial interferences of narrative abstract fiction and documentary imagery with instant improvised compositions to a visual and sonic resonating experience. DOS PLUS visual experimental storytelling deconstructing narrative structures and documentary clichés to a distinctive synaesthetic audiovisual
The soundtrack to the films is performed live as instant improv composition and varifies from performance to performance exploring the visuals as oscillating perfomative act.
DOS plus has been invited to the Athens Digital Arts Festival, Punto y Raya Festival – Abstract Art in Motion, Center for art and media, ZKM, Cologne, Punto y Raya Festival – Abstract Art in Motion Wroclaw.
DELTA phase is an electronic music collective of various artists from different musical genres such as drone,
jazz, free-improv, experimental-rock, minimalism/maximalism, noise, metal, etc.
FOUR STAR FIVE
FOUR STAR FIVE was the second band project of long time collaborators Eleni Ampelakiotou and Wilhelm Stegmeier, following up on their project TRAPDOOR. FOUR STAR FIVE released the album „Letters from Lovers and
other Strangers“ and contributed to the legendary compilation „Geräusche für die 90er (Noise for the 90s)“ on Alfred Hilsberg’s Label „Whats so funny about“ and on „Eine Eigene Gesellschaft Mit Eigener Moral“.