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Denovali Swingfest London 2014 (Haxan Cloak, A.v.Hausswolff, Porter Ricks, T.Köner, Hidden Orchestra, U.Schnauss + 5 more)

    •  denovalidenovali
    • Denovali Swingfest London 2014 (Haxan Cloak, A.v.Hausswolff, Porter Ricks, T.Köner, Hidden Orchestra, U.Schnauss + 5 more)

      Denovali Swingfest London 2014 /Haxan Cloak A.Hausswolff Porter Ricks

      Denovali Swingfest London 2014 /Haxan Cloak, A.v.Hausswolff,

      Hello everyone.

      We're pleased to present you the final lineup for DENOVALI SWINGFEST LONDON 2014. This year's edition will take place at two of the most remarkable venues of the city: Village Underground (April 18th) & Cafe Oto (April 19th).

      You can preorder your tickets at - please consider that the number of tickets for day two is limited to 200 people.

      The tickets of the first release are already sold out. The second release price is 28£ for a Friday ticket, 18£ for a Saturday ticket and 46£ for a festival ticket (due to the high production costs of this Swingfest event there will be no discounted tickets for both days unfortunately).

      The 2014 London edition of the festival will feature 11 artists. Their sets will - as always - be as long as a proper club concert.

      Friday April 18 – Village Underground London
      :: Porter Ricks (GER)
      :: The Haxan Cloak (UK)
      :: Anna von Hausswolff (SWE)
      :: Hidden Orchestra (UK) + Lumen (UK) (special AV concert)
      :: Ulrich Schnauss (GER)
      :: Witxes (FRA)
      :: John Lemke (GER)

      Saturday April 19 – Cafe Oto London
      :: Thomas Köner (GER)
      :: Piano Interrupted (UK)
      :: Origamibiro (UK)
      :: Petrels (UK)


      More details like free download tracks, accomodation suggestions etc. will follow in the next weeks. We hope you like the lineup.

      Thanks a lot for your support.



      Porter Ricks (GER)
      ::: Sound project and live performance by German producers Thomas Köner & Andy Mellwig. The name Porter Ricks is based on character from the TV series "Flipper". "The nautical view evokes a clear vision, something freeing. The club as a diving platform, and techno as a nautical sound experience, a project that lies between clubs and art."
      ::: "Many of these ideas have permeated so deeply into the culture that it's hard to remember a time without them, but we wouldn't have Burial, to name just one of the duo's distant descendants, without Porter Ricks' seafloor crackle and mottled-granite color scale." Pitchfork (8.5/ 10)
      ::: listen:

      The Haxan Cloak (UK)
      ::: „Excavation gains power from gathering a little dust for a while, becoming a dark treat to occasionally sink into. It's not a place in which to seek refuge from life's ills, but rather one in which you can satisfy a perverse need to draw them in closer.“ (Pitchfork)
      ::: listen:

      Anna von Hausswolff (SWE)
      ::: "It feels big, the way the Cure's "Plainsong" or Zola Jesus' Conatus felt." (Pitchfork)
      ::: listen:

      Hidden Orchestra (UK) + Lumen (UK) (special AV concert)
      ::: special AV concert with a video installation by Lumen
      ::: cinematic soundscapes with a big sound and wonderful string arrangements; 2 drummers + piano + bass + violin
      ::: listen:

      Ulrich Schnauss (GER)
      ::: one of the most fascinating ambient+electronica producers of today
      ::: listen:

      Witxes (FRA)
      ::: Roaming, roving and raving were giving birth to melodic spaces fed on colourful sound layers, shimmering textures and residual traces of sonic instants
      ::: listen:

      John Lemke (GER)
      ::: Using all kinds of interesting methods of sound design, Lemke fused a myriad of ideas and atmospheres into a unique whole that is stimulating, elegant, and edgy just in the right places. (...) This is refreshing music. One of the very best of 2013, no doubt. (Igloomag)
      ::: listen:


      Thomas Köner (GER)
      ::: Over his long, much celebrated career, he has worked on several distinguished installation works, sound art and minimal soundscapes.
      ::: listen:

      Piano Interrupted (UK)
      ::: "there are nods to minimalism, film scores and cinematic soundscapes, glitch and ambient, post-rock, neo-classical piano and jazz..."
      ::: listen:

      Origamibiro (UK)
      ::: Origamibiro like to create work with an array of unorthodox processes and contraptions, found objects, video feeds and multi instrumentalism. Their aim is to create works of texture, lyricism and intensity.
      ::: listen:

      Petrels (UK)
      ::: "A swirling cataract of a record, a deluge of beautiful noise and crushing melody, which ebbs and flows beneath the surface."
      ::: listen:
    •  GarethGareth
    • Only heard of a couple of bands but looks very interesting. Shame I live so far away and hate travelling! Best of luck with it.
    •  denovalidenovali
    • Thanks a lot Gareth!


      We really regret having to inform you that the performance of Hidden Orchestra on 18 April 2014 has to be cancelled. A few days ago our friends had a serious accident with their tour bus in Serbia. Our thoughts and best wishes are with the band and the crew. With Saffronkeira and the trumpet legend Mario Massa from Italy, we are pleased to announce another great Denovali act joining the line-up of Swingfest London at Village Underground on day one of the festival. Fans of the Murcof & Eric Truffaz / DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo collaborations should be all ears.

      10 Tracks Denovali Swingfest London 2014 Playlist for Q Magazine:

      Festival Tickets:
      [Edited by denovali at 19:11 on 12/04/14]

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