'...one of the more unusual breakdowns we’ve heard in a while'
/ A closer listen
was formed in 2014 by Peter Kutin & Florian Kindlinger, who have previously worked together in the drone ensemble Dirac, releasing acclaimed records for labels such as the Japanese Spekk. Combining forces with Katharina Ernst (drums) and Michael Lahner (synth) they melt music aesthetics ranging from Techno, Industrial and Avantgarde into a powerful and intense live act. Captivating sonic architectures, minimal, yet effective choices of percussive signals, growing to the maximum, an acoustic vortex: Ventil pushes the concept of a live band into new territory. Expanding their live shows with light-architectures generated and performed by visual-artist Conny Zenk, the audience gets sucked in and taken on an intense ride through different sonic and visual corridors. As if Varese cooperated with the Swans.