2020-02-29 AUT – Wien, Arena Dreiraum
Hypnotic drums and synths! On their brand-new album „Ha Ha Ha“ Didi Kern (drums) and Philipp Quehenberger (keyboards) send expressive soundscapes drawing from Pop, Ambient and Psychedelic out into the universe.
Didi Kern and Philipp Quehenberger are without a doubt two of the most restless and well known musicians in Vienna’s underground scene. Their gigs in which they unleash a thunderstorm of sound, usually with no interruption, put the audiences into a trancelike state, their shows are a kind of luxurious sensory overload. Viennas best music-nerd music!
Didi Kern is the drummer of Austria´s best known Noise-Rock bands Bulbul and Fuckhead and is also a member of the pop singer Gustav´s band and has worked and recorded with big-time Avantgarde-Jazz names like Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustafsson and Walter Weasel (The Flying Luttenbachers). Quehenberger has released several solo records and on the legendary Avantgarde-Electronica label Editions Mego and on the Viennese underground techno labels Cheap and Minimal Soul and is an explorer of the stylistic realms between electronic music and free improvisation.
For their album „Ha Ha Ha“ they have crafted unconventional but catchy pieces, derived from improvisations and songsketches, that effortlessly transcend the limitations of „Sound“ and „Popular Music“ in an almost scientific exploration of the simple means of drums and synths. The album also features sonic contributions from their similarly genre-defying colleagues Noid (cello) and Fennesz (synth).