[resource-net] The Observatory / Realistic Mirco Dwarf / Tonight May 9 Concert at NK

NK info at nkprojekt.de
Thu May 9 16:28:38 CEST 2013

Sorry for x-posting-
Hope to see you tonight at this Great concert.

Tonight at NK @ 21:30 Concert
Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage 12059 Berlin

Entrance 6-8 EUR donation U decide!

The Observatory with Colin Hacklander on drums / The Realistic Micro 
Dwarf: The Duo of Burkhard Beins & Clayton Thomas

The Observatory are an independent avant rock band and an experimental 
music group based in Singapore, consisting largely of alumni from 
significant 1990s Singaporean bands.

Founded in 2001, the group's main tenet is to push individual and 
collective boundaries farther. The goal isn't just about creating music 
that contains universal themes or writing about life from a distinctly 
Singaporean perspective. It's about breaking down inhibition, convention 
and the mechanical way of commercial music-making.

The group draws inspiration from their Southeast Asian roots and an 
unavoidable post-colonial musical diet. The Observatory fuse 
unconventional structures, Asian rhythms, bold arrangements, 
improvisation, thought and expression, while borrowing from random music 
styles to stir up a potent concoction of emotionally powerful extremes, 
disturbed and angry on one end, haunting and melancholic on the other.

The heart and soul of The Observatory is in its constant reinvention. 
With each release, the members have persisted in their experimental take 
on the song form. This frequently takes their music to the outer limits, 
creating a rich musical repertoire that's texturally complex in a sonic 
tour de force of songs that are viscerally emotional and splintering in 
its bleakness. A study in delusion, insanity and obsession, *Catacombs*, 
their latest album, provokes and inspires in a deeply enigmatic way. 
Even at its coldest and most abstract, it is human to the core.

Album Music Trailer:

"Out of The Furrow" (Excerpt):

"Anger & Futility" (Live Studio Performance):


$$Colin Hacklander$$ is a self-taught drummer/percussionist and artist 
who tours, organizes events, and works with various artist organizations 
in Berlin, Minneapolis, NYC and now in Den Haag. See Mica Moca, NK, 
Salon Bruit, OpenSound, GH, Tacheles Kunsthaus, Dystopia, Minneapolis 
Free Music Society, Capillary Action, Contemporary Music Workshop, The 
Sound Gallery, Consortium of Symphonic Transients, and also Institute of 
Sonology... Shared bills with Lightning Bolt, Wolf Eyes, Deerhoof, Joke 
Lanz, Japanther, Jim Black, toured with Charles Hayward, performed with 
Doudou N'diaye Rose, performed under James Dillon. Currently 
performing/developing solo set with drums/electronics as GOOD GOD...


"The Realistic Micro Dwarf"
Duo Synthesizer Project of Clayton Thomas & Burkhard Beins --


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