[Article 880]27.05.2015: Eric Arn (USA) – Jung An Tagen (A) – HEXENEICHE (NL)

Eric Arn (USA)
American guitarist Eric Arn and his Primordial Undermind have mined the farthest regions of avant-rock, free improv, drone and psychedelia for over two decades. Arn began in the Crystalized Movements in the 1980s (the band that spawned Magic Hour and the Major Stars) and rode with the Undermind through residencies in California, Boston, and Austin, Texas before settling in Vienna, Austria in 2005. Eric continues to perform with the Undermind as well as solo, and as a member of Outer Vertex, the Soft Power Ensemble of Vienna and the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra. He released his first solo album, ‚Points of Fissure‘, on Feathered Coyote Records in 2013. In 2014 he has released ‘Alchemy in the West Country’, a collaborative album by Primordial Undermind and Thought Forms, as well as the premiere release by Outer Vertex, an out-guitar duo with Christoph Weikinger (aka Torùn).

Eric Arn -> Soundcloud
Primordial Undermind -> Soundcloud
Outer Vertex -> Soundcloud

Jung An Tagen (A)
Jung An Tagen is the primary music act operating within the VIV. Using substractive synthesis and sampling techniques, Jung An Tagen builds aleatoric arrays, repetitive figures & polyrhythmic moirés circulating around distinctive timbres and haptic fragments, resulting in a vision of morphing movements between high energy and zero gravity states. Because of the synaesthesian nature of the VIV, Jung An Tagen is bound very closely to a specific visual grammar and is intertwined with video art, even though the performative settings are usually reduced to audio only.

In the past Stefan was mainly present with different bands & monikers on labels like Not Not Fun, Blackest Rainbow or his own imprint SF Broadcasts. He has recorded with musicians such as Tom Greenwood and Didi Bruckmayr, toured Europe and America and shared the stage with artists like Whitehouse and Faust. He has also worked on covers, posters and other graphic works for different artists e.g. Kevin Drumm, and as experimental video artist with videos screened at festivals and in exhibitions around Europe. Due to different aliases and other disorientation strategies, it’s not always easy to keep track, yet every part of the puzzle follows a distinct aesthetic idea about subconscious states, body & time interleavings and identity itself.

Virtual Institute Vienna -> Info
Virtual Institute Vienna -> Info

HEXENEICHE is a hybrid of some sorts: half Dutch, half American, mixing individual baggage into something that combines the bleakness of Northern Europe with the sensual heat of the American South. Both a labour of love and a quest for progress, featuring a delicate layering of tape loops into the infinite and spiking it up with rowdy beats. Synths spitting out distant dubs from left of nowhere and a boy and a girl trying to give it a meaning, to make some sense.

HEXENEICHE is a duo of Leilani Trowell and Steffan de Turck.

In 2014 they released ‘Boiler Room’, their first album on Dutch cassette label Lage Landen Lawaai. Previous online recordings were released online via netlabel Vatican Analog.

HEXENEICHE -> Bandcamp

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