We're celebrating Ventil Record's 8th year of existence, and as part of that celebration we're joining an extraordinary & insane project for which the term #noisical seems to be the only accurate one.
following artists on stage...
Johanna Sophia Baader, Alessandro Baticci, Didi Bruckmayer (FUCKHEAD), Freya Edmondes (PLF), Katrin Euller (RENT), God's Entertainment, Gratis Kaiserin, Florian Kindlinger, Lukas König (PLF), Peter Kutin (PLF), Leon Leder, Mathias Lenz, Matthias Loibner, Chora Malik, Katharina Meves, Karolina Preuschl, Victoria Shen (EVICSHEN), Michael Strohmann (FUCKHEAD), Christopher Sturmer (STIRN PRUMZER), Akemi Takeya, Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe, Ursula Winterauer (GISCHT)
→ August 10th & 12th 2023, 9pm
Odeon Theater, Vienna
Vienna's new space Westbahnstudios will host the release presentation BAJO by sound and video artist Billy Roisz. She will present her exciting new work with electronics and live double bass. On this evening she will share the stage with the duo dieb13 & Jérôme Noetinger.
→ May 24th 2023, 7.30pm
Happy to share the newest solo work by drummer, composer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist Lukas König aka Kœnig.
»Solo« is, in fact, a misnomer, as each track features carefully chosen musicians from around the globe: Will Brooks (Dälek), Guilty Simpson, Moor Mother, Sensational, Nappy Nina, Elvin Brandhi, Rojin Sharafi , Viktoria Shen, Nik Hummer, Julien Desprez, Aquiles Navarro, Martin Eberle, and Chris Pitsiokos.
→ 29th of April 2023, Releaseconcert at donaufestival, Krems
The music released on this album was composed and performed over the years 2019–2021 within the framework of the artistic research project »On the fragility of sounds«.
This project listened into intersections of contemporary composition, music theatre, and feminist practice from a unique position: from the position of the artist themselves while being at work.
The album features compositions from Elaine Mitchener, Séverine Ballon, Elisabeth Schimana, Electric Indigo & Pia Palme a.o. performed by Schallfeld Ensemble.
All digital formats are availabe from now on.
Please stay tuned for their releaseconcert on the 2nd of November 2022 in Echoraum, Vienna.
With her latest release »Kariz» Rojin Sharafi opens up a very unique musical world, in which historicity and poetics intertwine.
2LP & all digital formats are availabe from now on.
Unfortunately, the vinyl can first be shipped approximately around 15 January 2022.
On the new album »Sequencing Detachments«, the duo schtum transforms elements of electronic dance music into detailed, oversized sound close-ups.
Through repetitive structures, layers of sound eventually detach themselves, thus developing a life of their own, leaving behind an abstract impression of emotional depth.
The trio lean inward, bestial and chaotic, Chen's primitive huffing and reptilian bubble blowing lending each track a human disorder which spars perfectly with the pugilistic pops of Koenigs digital kicks and Desprez desert of atomic guitar scree. (Opal Tapes)
The LP will be released via Ventil Records on 1st of October 2021, tape edition released via → Opal Tapes.
Ventil Records and Sonica Festival collaborate on this very special evening of eclectic and exciting music. The evening can be seen as a pre-event of the Sonica Festival, which will take place from 27.9 - 2.10.2021 in Ljubljana. We will also celebrate the sixth anniversary of Ventil (and one more birthday).
Rdeča Raketa combines abstract electronic sounds with heavy beats, inspired by acousmatic and industrial music. The artful interweaving of spoken and sung language (based on Osojnik’s texts) coalesces with the collaged sound material.
The LP will be released via Ventil Records on 4th of August 2021, followed by a special edition on Maja Osojnik’s own label → Mamka Records.
Don't miss Elvin Brandhi's ecstatic live performance and the gorgious sets of GMNR and GAST this friday on the edges of the danube canal.
Stephan Blumenschein approaches sound and music from a visual artist's point of view, though, if one were to expect that everything here would be about abstraction, reduction or deconstruction, one would be completely wrong. It is also not about noise or being radical. Rather, Blumenschein’s music seems to be an excursion about spaces, or about giving sounds a certain place.
Ventil Records' very own Gischt was invited to curate a radio show on RES.Radio, an online community radio based in Vienna.
Listen to 5 hours of eclectic music in the fields of industrial, noise & techno feat. Misonica, Inou Ki Endo, Abu Gabi & Gischt.
With ACHRONIE, Vienna-based composer and sound artist Peter Kutin releases his first purely solo album since 2013. It opens with the synthetic voice - generated by machine-learning (A.I.) - of philosopher Theodor W. Adorno, reading a short excerpt from Kafka's The Trial. Kutin deliberately incorporates a mistake into the text, which points to a temporal impossibility, a paradox. By having Adorno's voice talk about a laptop, Kutin subtly and clearly suggests that something must be wrong here, disrupting our linear view of time.
Basically, all of Andreas Bergers very unique tracks are based on speech samples, of which mostly only fragments can be understood or guessed. Robbed of their syntax and semantics, they become musical building blocks from which Berger arranges minimal and finely woven sound worlds with surgical precision, cleverly combining them with electronic sounds and field recordings.
Releaseconcert: October 10th ODEON, Vienna
Ventil Records looks back on five years of working with wonderful artists, adventurous projects and great friendships. Due to the current situation smaller than last year, but just as big in beauty, the evening will provide an insight into Ventil's aesthetics.
Oct 13th 2020, → Fluc Wanne, Vienna
AK 15€ / VVK 12€ / 50 Tickets / bestuhlt
With »vessel 1.2 & suite pour une femme seule«, the Vienna based composer Katharina Klement presents a precise arranged album where instrumental approaches (piano on Side A and Zither on Side B) are almost invisibly connected to electronic manipulations.
Releaseconcert: September 18th ECHORAUM, Vienna
»The complexities of an android learning to be human are conveyed through Peter Kutin’s stunning, tactile, and sometimes disturbing ambient sound design creating an understanding of these confrontations on an almost subconscious level.«
The Wire Tapper 53, compiled by Shane Woolman, Astrud Steehouder and James Gormley contains a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from Kœnig, Beatriz Ferreyra, Max Eilbacher, Sheng Jie, Agnès Pe, damelove and others...
Listen to MR. KIWI'S (feat. Sensational) by KŒNIG and get sucked into the wildly radical aesthetics of his new album »MESSING«, which will be released in the beginning of June!
»MESSING« is a courageous statement that rejects straightforward pop and instead shines with artistic freedom and the will for change. The metal, the brass, always reverberates, at times mercilessly pounding on us, driving us forward, resonating.
This compilation is a deep dive into some corners of Vienna’s vivid underground and advanced music-scene. You will find unreleased material from artists we will hear more from in the near future!
If you want to support artists & the scene, buying this sampler is a very pleasant way to do so.
FEAT. ANDREAS BERGER, ROJIN SHARAFI, KŒNIG, PATRIK LECHNER, KATHARINA KLEMENT, KATHARINA ERNST, SCHTUM and many more …
David Schweighart (aka Schrecken) and Peter Kutin composed the original music for Sandra Wollner's latest feature film - The trouble with being born. This soundtrack lives from the interchange of experimental electronic music and classical song structures. The songs appear like islands to hold on to, in a world that has become difficult to grasp.
Ventil Records 2020