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AVOTS

V_023
lp & digital formats

Releasedate
Nov 4th 2023

COVER_Foto_Idee

TRACKLIST

1 ATTIC
2 GRIMPER
3 HYPHE
4 AVOTS
5 MAGNETIC ACID

all compositions recorded, arranged and produced by Ursula Winterauer
mixed by Asfast
mastered by Rashad Becker
cover photo by Florian Kindlinger
artwork by Hannah Mayr

 

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PRESSTEXT

»1 ABOVE MINUS UNDERGROUND« is the latest solo album by Lukas König - drummer, composer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist - aka KOENIG.

»Solo« is, in fact, a misnomer, as each track features carefully chosen musicians from around the globe (US, UK, Iran, and Austria), and was sparked from a longstanding creative collaboration between König and Nik Hummer. Based on heavy, hip-hop beats, experimental noise and droney synths, König and Hummer set a foundation on which the invited artists could take the work to new heights...and to that, they exceeded all expectations. Drum recordings are ground up and re-dubbed through modular synthesizers.

These 20-minute experiments are also accentuated by Victoria Shen's nail-needle scratch samples, Julien Desprez’ guitar noises, and trumpet & saxophone sounds of Aquiles Navarro, Martin Eberle, and Chris Pitsiokos. The beats drawn from these improvisations serve as the sturdy grounds for vocal pressure by Will Brooks (Dälek), Guilty Simpson, Moormother, Sensational, Nappy Nina, Elvin Brandhi, and Rojin Sharafi. The featured artists further drive the focus of the work toward the current - and shared - sociopolitical state of their respective worlds. A soundtrack for the unrest.

→ The concert at Donaufestival Krems (April 29th,2023) will be the world premiere of this constellation as a live performance.

 

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