[Article 779]12.05.2015: Helios & Hess (CH) – Sebastian Scherer (D)

Helios & Hess (CH)
The new project of Helios & Hess called „Lump“ is about customs and Swiss history. The two traditional terms – Reisläufer / Swiss Mercenaries and Alpsegen / Alp Blessing – are set to music by Mike Reber and Christoph Hess (Strotter Inst.). The two musicians work exclusively with analogue equipment and field-recordings.The listener is taken on a journey to another world of Swiss culture. The compositions by Helios & Hess are based on analog instruments, manipulated turntables, loops, sound-fragments and fieldrecordings. The tracks are lengthy and epic, closer to weird storytelling than boring pop-songs.
Helios & Hess -> Info

Sebastian Scherer (D)
Scherer’s compositions oscillate between dub, drone, and 8-bit noise. In KERBEROS, the subversion of vintage computing technology and traditions of bass-music evokes claustrophobic, yet strangely familiar soundscapes between subsonic jitter and intermittent data-bursts. This evolving continuum is interspersed with samples of machinic fluctuations and layers of resonant spaces. Complemented by dub-echoes and deteriorated breakbeat remnants, an unsettling, but ultimately redemptive aesthetic emerges.

Sebastian Scherer -> Soundcloud

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