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Mega Trends Fest

Thu, December 22 '16


MEGA TRENDS Fest is an electronic, ambient, esoteric, alchembient, drone, noise, experimental, gothic progressive musical event at Silent Barn, where the music in Brooklyn happens. Marchoff Agency introduces the line-up:

*Casas /USA/ -harsh noise HARSH NOISE. USA/Bushwick in Brooklyn based Jackson Kovalchik demonstrates how he understands harsh noise. This very young man creates densely textured layers of sputtering noise with throbbing, glitching and malfunctioning machines beaten to a pulp with metal scraps, springs, and trash. It has form, it’s well thought out and we love it!

*23 Threads /PL/USA/ -macabre apocalyptic folk/psychedelic/kraut MACABRE APOCALIPTYC FOLK. 23 Threads dates back to the mid 90s, when Mark X. Marchoff (also of Different State), a hundred kilometers from the Polish capital, Warsaw, in the town of Ciechanow, has called the formation to life. The band in the original composition recorded the material "Magija", which was officially released by Perum records. After its release, the band played only two shows, one of them with presentation and theater, Makata. In the meantime M.X.M. engaged in his parent formation, Different State, and so remained for many years, until Maciek Mehring from Zoharum label encouraged him to return to 23 Threads, claiming that Marek should come back to kraut rock-macabre atmosphere of guitars. In search for suitable vocals at a shop of a mutual friend he met Ingrid Swen. “I spent some time with musicians of various styles, and from early years on stage I most recall musical collaboration with Von LMO who contributed to the development of post-punk, new wave, and even industrial music in the US in the late 70s. Those who have this knowledge know it is from Von LMO bands such as Sonic Youth, Nine Inch Nails or Ministry drew its inspiration. This is some of my background.”, she says. Joined by Rafal Janus as “everything beat”, 23 Threads has now taken an apocalyptic macabre folk/psychedelic/kraut rock turn. And long live it with the release of "Conspicuous Unobstructed Path!

*Different State /PL/USA -esoteric alchembient ESOTERIC ALCHEMBIENT. Its beginnings in Poland, Different State has been around since 1992. Marek Marchoff is a veteran in expressing esoteric alchembient with such releases as “Yield”, “Knar”, “Hidden Sounds of Magnetic Field”, “More Than Music”, “It Cleans My Wounds”, “Through the Falling Eyelid” (Zoharum label) and truly many more. “My fascination with music first started when I was really young, the biggest impact on me was my father, who was an electrical engineer, he thought me how recordings work and showed me first audio device called reel to reel.”, says Marchoff. He’s been hooked ever since. And so are we!

*Whispers of the Sparrows /USA/ -progressive gothic PROGRESSIVE GOTHIC. The frost to bite, friends! Marchoff Agency introduces the Whispers of the Sparrows, USA progressive gothic band. Joined by drummer, Karin Roach, Misha Radulov on gitara and John Zaika on bass, they will rock the house to a darker tune! Jingle bell jingle bell jignle bell...

*Zenial /PL/ -experimental ambient EXPERIMENTAL AMBIENT. Łukasz Szałankiewicz (alias ZENIAL) – is an electronic music performer and sound artist. Lukasz is a member of the Polish Society for Electroacustic Music (PSeME) and the Polish Society for Contemporary Music (the Polish subsection of the ISCM). His formative artistic years began in the early 90s with an immersion in the demoscene —an early computer community based around transcending hardware limitations. The multimedia nature of demoscene has remained an important element of his solo artistic work, where sound is often combined with visuals and influenced by a conceptual framework. He currently lives and works in NYC. His releases include “Chimera”, “Minotaur”, “Music for Zombie Warriors” (Zoharum label). PL/USA.