Acid Rokola Stage
Blended from the dreamy fuzz of shoegaze and the stripped- down, low-fi aesthetic of coldwave, Plaisir seeks to create darkly seductive soundscapes infused with gentle spoken word and surrealistic melodies in English and French, backed up by noisey guitars, a steady throbbing bassline, warm shimmering synths, and a chilly minimal drum machine beat.
The three members, Camille Haimet (FR/USA), Carla Cixi (IT) and KC Dahlehan (SE) , all met and started writing songs together in 2019, resulting in two well received EP’s - Sap (2020), and Foam (2021).
All material is DIY: written and recorded by the members together in their Berlin studio, produced and mixed by KC Dahlehan.
Mystery Art Orchestra
Mystery Art Orchestra is a band that blends musical realms both in their stylistic and in their temporal objectives. Clearly nurtured by the electronic dynamics of post-punk and cold wave the band’s approach never freezes - by contrast it’s lush, ever evolving and full of colours. Tino Bogedaly (voice & guitar), André Wlodarski (keys & electronic bass) and Bastian Müller (drums & percussion) form acoustic synergies equally challenging in their technically demanding practice yet comforting with strangely familiar patterns alike. Ethereal guitar chords frequently hint at strains of romanticism only to be broken up by the steady rhythm of lucid drums, a bold synthesizer and sonorous singing. There is momentum, there is ecstasy, there is depth.
Founded in Brandenburg the band was never drawn to its rural origins albeit inspired by the vast landscapes of the region. Whereas the scene of Berlin also remains a consistent influence on their work, it’s always been the interplay of backgrounds that pathed their way.
Excess, surplus, too much, saturation, overkill, overload… they are all synonymous of GLUT.
Too much of good things, in slang.
This is THE GLUTS, a powerful overloaded psychedelic rock.
We like the punk attitude and the DIY, and of course we are proud to have heard someone say: “They are the LOUDEST band in Milan”
Play to believe. But play it LOUD.
The idyllic, inspiring environment of Austria’s Vorarlberg region is the creative center for Julia Hummer and her band. Three full length albums have been recorded here since 2012, sparking an international fan base that is still growing. Juleah is a solo project founded and shaped by Hummer, supported on stage by Henry Galehr on guitar, Christoph Gallaun on drums and Oliver Huber on bass. Blending the bluesy rock & roll of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with the shoegaze decadence of Ride and Slowdive, Juleah has found its trademark sound in sweet but sultry vocals and the depths of reverb-soaked guitars. While remaining steeped in omnipresent psych leanings, Juleah has delicately perfected the art of genre reinvention, taking heed of everything from the snarl of southern guitar riffs to the shimmer of surf rock.
Hummer’s music reflects a translucent dream, allowing for an intense trip that curves through vast desert and mountain landscapes, via undulating prairies to cordially find a place to enjoy. The unique sound takes you on this journey; it does not let go of your hand or heart until you surrender yourself to the atmospheric, uninhibited indulgence of your endless dreams.
They are a Chilean rock band formed in Santiago in 2006. They are recognized for their explosive and powerful live show. Along their career, you can hear some psychedelic rock, stoner, krautrock and space rock. They have released seven albums, Vuelveteloca (BYM 2007), Jinete Galáctico (BYM 2010), Días de Calor (BYM 2012), Pantera (BYM 2015), Sonora (Fuzz Club Records 2017), Sonora Remixes (Fuzz Club Records 2019) and Contra ( Little Cloud Records 2020). They’ve played in some international festivals like Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia (England, 2015), Monkey Week (Spain, 2015), Festival En Orbita (Chile, 2016), Levitation (USA, 2018), Fuzz Club Eindhoven (Holland,2019), sharing stage with bands like Spiritualized, The Oh Sees, Dead Meadow, A Place to Bury Strangers, Pond, and Ty Segall among others.
In 2022 the band is exploring a new live set as a duo in Europe, a space rock with hypnotic synths and explosive guitars with Marcos and Tomás, the founders of the band.
Catchy synth waves paired with garage sound -
beach goth vibes
Their first LoFi-LP Immaculate Protection released in 2016 remained some secret underground tip for fans of Television Personalities or similar off the radar bands from the 80s. If you believe Trust Fanzine, they recorded ther second LP in a toilet filled with cotton wool and fell asleep. Anyways, the record Good For Health - Bad For Education shows off a garagy, but also dark and melancholic sound. The shows at Fusion Festival or their support for Sleaford Mods have brought them to a wider and more diverse audience. With their third LP Odd Secrets the band made a step into Pop music without losing their credibility as a punk act. It plays with hooking bass lines and drums that seem to be created by a human clockwork. The synthsounds are sent directly from outta space and on top, you will hear a warm comforting and sometimes beachy guitar sound along with the recognizable distorted voice of their singer. If the earlier work already created memorable tunes, the recent release puts the cherry on the top with catchy anthems that leave you in melancolic dance moves and creates a warm homecoming feeling that makes you want to listen to it again and again.
Picture: Benjamin Pfau
The Optic Lab
Throughout the pandemic, dwavehed focused on the foundations of all analog, liquid lightshow techniques, and now implements these skills into his visual tool belt including video feedback, software video synth, live cameras, and computer graphic generation. His style definitely often leads to psychedelic space tunnels as he navigates through waves of video feedback.
Latest experience includes 27. Krach am Bach Festival (Beelen) and was recently invited by Sector 7G visual collective to join forces at Desertfest Berlin 2022. He’ll be teaming up with Sector 7G again at both Arcane Allies / Kombynat Robotron and going full on immersive at PSYCHBERG!
Sector 7G is a Berlin based artistic collective born in 2019 dedicated to visual projections focused on light shows, generated through different analog techniques as liquid light, video feedback, slides, film loops and lumia art. They work with old-fashioned projectors, overhead projectors, video mixers, coffee machines, vintage video cameras, second hand gadgets, moirees, etc. adapted and modified according to their artistic quest. Analog techniques allow them to integrate in real time with the performance and atmosphere of the surroundings, making each one unique and unrepeatable. The final result is the combination of its members, according to the instrument they play in each performance, always achieving unique, fresh, and different results, based on the personality of each one of them, with a strong influence and interaction with the environment.
They performed in DesertFest Berlin 2022, Blues Bumps at Blo Ateliers 2022, Doom Farm 2021, Orwohaus Festival 2021, Fall in Berlin 2021 and more.
DJ from Manchester, UK who will be playing the best of psychedelia from across years with smatterings of post punk and garage rock thrown in for good measure.
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