07/12 8 YRS Grelle Forelle Day Two w/ Surgeon, Ancient Methods, Electric Indigo & Gerald VDH
Surgeon, real name Anthony Child, has been at the forefront of UK techno since 1994. His debut “Surgeon EP” is regarded by many as seminal, and along with several early Downwards releases, caused
Over the course of his career, the Birmingham resident has perfected a unique and uncommonly effective production style. His is a tough techno sound with an industrial murk about it but also plenty of funk, swing and a sophisticated sense of dub-space learned in part from his Chain Reaction contemporaries in Berlin.
“Proving that hard can also be smart, sensuous and danceable, the influence of Surgeon on the 2010-ruling Ostgut/Berghain sound DJs/producers like Marcel Dettmann, Shed et al is substantial”�
Ancient Methods is the project of Michael Wollenhaupt. Since its emergence the project the has been often labelled as „pitch black techno war funk“ (quoted after an early Boomkat review) and closely associated to what later on would be tagged as the „industrial techno“ – movement. This is possibly due to the radical machine aesthetics Ancient Methods has developed into an unmistakable trademark sound, since more than a decade. However the mechanical framework is – no more, no less – a physical ambassador for a deeper content, there is a profound human emotionality enclosed in the rhythmic shell.
Susanne Kirchmayr aka Electric Indigo, born 1965 in Vienna, Austria, works as musician, composer and DJ. Her name stands for the intelligent interpretation of techno and electronic music. She started her DJ career in 1989 in Vienna and worked at the legendary Hard Wax record store in Berlin from 1993 to 1996. In 1998, she founded female:pressure, an international network for female* artists in electronic music that was awarded with an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2009. In her compositions. she emphasizes the spatial-temporal placement of subtly elaborated sounds and structures. She received the ‘outstanding artist award’ in 2012 and got the national grant for composition from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture in 2013. Her compositions premiered at festivals like Wien Modern, CTM and Heroines of Sound, and in March 2018, Imbalance Computer Music released her debut album 5 1 1 5 9 3.
Surgeon aka Anthony Child /Dynamic Tension /UK
Ancient Methods /DE
Electric Indigo /Indigo-Inc /AT
Gerald VDH /Meat Market /AT
Michal Zietara /Wilde Renate Club /DE
Thome & Vince /LHF Squad