Tunnel Visions Vol. V: Pre-Release Party // All-Nighter
Tunnel Visions, presented by Ark Noir, is the conception of young, local artists, out to prove themselves in Munich’s growing musical subculture. This festival brings artists together with listeners in search of distinct moods in music. The sound of Tunnel Visions mixes electronic and acoustic instrumentalists & vocalists for a vivid evening of contemporary music. The event even takes place in a tunnel-like venue, Milla Club, a central hub of the city’s music scene.
This edition is special: Ark Noir will pre-release their debut-album exclusively at Tunnel Visions V.
Therefore they invited producer monojo (Berlin) who mixed the album and HARTBRAND (Berlin) who mastered it, both from Berlin, to stretch out the evening to a whole night. The premiere of the new format TV All-Nighter starting from approx. 1am. They are joined by Delusional Circuits (Munich)
Carl Gari (Munich)
Carl Gari, a group of three: Jonas Yamer , Till Funke and Jonas Friedlich. Yamer and Funke are at the core of the production, arrangement and songwriting, weaving psychedelic pieces out of the group’s studio sessions. On stage all three form a inseparable creative union performing and improvising live with guitar, bass, drum machine, sampler, synthesizer, numerous delays and other gear. National Public Radio (NPR) mentioned their album „The Trilogy Tapes“ in 2016 as one of the 50 best albums of 2016.
Ark Noir (Munich)
A Munich-based collective that defies most typical genre association, Ark Noir blends electronic- inspired beats with instrumental improvisation to create new sounds derived from a plethora of influences. Not necessarily a “dance band,“ Ark Noir considers its music conducive to movement, capable of transmitting cinematic imagery into listeners’ minds.
The bewildering thing about KUF is that it is a vocal-led group that has no singer on stage at all. All vocal elements are based on self-recorded samples which keyboard whizz kid Tom Schneider melds and bends and squeezes in real time. As if it was a regular thing to do. With no artificial synchronization in place, Valentin Link on bass and Hendrik Havekost on drums push the disembodied, highly abstract voices into an arena of hyperintegrated realtime magic. The rhythm section hints at the great history of dirty funk and r’n’b, but the grooves are firmly of today: dance-centered and broken up at the best possible joints.
KUF create emotion-laden dialogues across layers of time and dimensions of sound. Voices recorded in private and in the past are chopped up and brought out center-stage to sing with beats hammered out right here and now. Glowing synths push forward. Basslines rise to grab the melodic role of a track while a vowel is truncated and locked into a grid to drive the rhythm. Voices move within the time frame of a sample, performed by hands pushing keys, guided by the ear, immersed in a trio session’s deep flow… A vortex of quirky hands, responsive ears and glowing circuits.
DJ between Sets:
Trippie & Plateau Green (Munich)
TV ALL-NIGHTER from approx 1 am ——> ab Mitternacht 8 Euro Eintritt
monojo is a technician, romantic, nerd, and musician who comfortably falls between the cracks of electronic music. His intelligent sound-textures are riddled with the tropes of everything from soul to metal, influences from his work for many years as a bassist and producer, which have been expertly transformed into the electronic universe. monojo perfects thinking outside of many boxes and finds his home in all styles of electro, giving him a complex and yet equally homogenous web which cuts across genre borders.
Ever present is a pressing longing inherent in all of monojo’s productions: the search for complete sound and the will to transform each song into a work that you’d want to listen to on repeat all day long.
Hartbrand creates industrial-techno soundscapes that reflect the feeling of divided society we currently live in. Energy-heavy dark beats are being developed into collective emotional experiences. The music is being created using only analogue synthesis and sound design shaping tools.
Hartbrand transforms the dance floor into a decaying industrial site that reminds us of who we are: uniformed workers in the digital age of capitalism. A system where the source of power and ideology is no longer clearly identifiable and hate and mistrust are being spread from within the community itself.
The music and especially the music videos of Hartbrand make use of techniques of situationism, an art concept that was originally developed by the Situationist International and used by industrial band Laibach and other European artists.
Hartbrand is the artist project by Berlin-based producer Bernhard Range who has studied ’producing/composing artist’ at Popakademie Mannheim.
DELUSIONAL CIRCUITS (Munich)
Delusional Circuits focuses to merge the sound of hypnotic techno with organic grooves from house and dub. Its all about rich and complex patterns, ridiculous sounddesign, and never ending textural madness. He will release his first full length LP on the munich-based audiovisual label @iorecs, which is set to explore the vast realm of deep hypnotic grooves and experimental soundscapes.