CONCERTS

KRAAK UK MICROCASE TOUR

Maria Bertel & Nina Garcia (DK/FR), Firmaet Forvoksen (NO), Younes Zarhoni (BE)

Tue. 27 August 2024 — Thu. 29 August 2024
Café OTO, London Wharf Chambers, Leeds JT Soar, Nottingham


RADIO SHOWS

LYL

SOUNDS ALL CAPS #3
Wed. 17 July 2024

KIOSK RADIO

JAZZIN PSYCHEDELIA RAYS
Wed. 17 July 2024

NEWS

KRAAK FEST 2024 IN PICTURES

March 12, 2024
The yearly pictorial recap of the sounds and faces that made up KRAAK Festival, as captured by Hans van der Linden's all-seeing lens ❤️


KRAAK FEST 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Tibor Szemző

March 01, 2024
Budapest-born composer Tibor Szemző has been an unavoidable fixture of the Hungarian avant-garde since the 70s, as a founder of the minimalist ensemble Group 180 and other multidisciplinary performance outfits like the Gordian Knot Cinematic Music Lab. His extensive solo output spans over 40 years yet still remained somewhat on the “cult” end of things until reissuings of his work made recent rounds. His stealthily slitherings between the realms of ambient, new age, minimalism and spoken word render an undefinable vision that feels grounded in the modern world, which just as soon evaporates into inscrutability as soon as you think you got it. Below: a late game special peek into Hungarian composer Tibor Szemző's visual world!


KRAAK FEST 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Sax Tape

February 27, 2024
Here’s some leftfield freshness from the ever-prescient Spettro microverse: Simone Bornati of the Twoonky/TwoMonkeys/Chorus Abstracta/etc and prime selector/sound artist Luisali sonically enmesh for one of the most confoundingly enjoyable musical trips in recent memory. Dystopian trip hop for liminal dance floors, where what initially feels clumsy and unsynchronized quickly gains a sense of its own, sending confusing signals to your body about what to do with all the moves that invariably ensue.


KRAAK FEST 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Cluster Bomb Unit

February 27, 2024
Originally formed in Stuttgart in 1989, Cluster Bomb Unit has been touring the world many times over with their straightforward, no bullshit German Raw Punk Kommando march. Founding member Oliver gives us a short update on the current state and possible futures of CBU, and we've assembled a small footage dump to get everyone fist pumping before their arrival on the KRAAK Fest stage this Sat!


KRAAK FEST 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Maria Bertel & Nina Garcia

February 27, 2024
Longtime sound explorers Nina Garcia and Maria Bertel collide in a fever dream come true. As a duo, textures and rhythms come alive through burning amp bulbs, guitar and trombone reacting and refracting, a powerful complementarity slicing through roaring blasts. Their first collaborative release KN​Æ​KKET SMIL is out this February from a unique co-release constellation formed by No Lagos Musique, Otomatik Muziek and KRAAK’s yours truly.


NEWS

KRAAK FEST 2024 IN PICTURES

March 12, 2024
The yearly pictorial recap of the sounds and faces that made up KRAAK Festival, as captured by Hans van der Linden's all-seeing lens ❤️


KRAAK FEST 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Tibor Szemző

March 01, 2024
Budapest-born composer Tibor Szemző has been an unavoidable fixture of the Hungarian avant-garde since the 70s, as a founder of the minimalist ensemble Group 180 and other multidisciplinary performance outfits like the Gordian Knot Cinematic Music Lab. His extensive solo output spans over 40 years yet still remained somewhat on the “cult” end of things until reissuings of his work made recent rounds. His stealthily slitherings between the realms of ambient, new age, minimalism and spoken word render an undefinable vision that feels grounded in the modern world, which just as soon evaporates into inscrutability as soon as you think you got it. Below: a late game special peek into Hungarian composer Tibor Szemző's visual world!


KRAAK FEST 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Sax Tape

February 27, 2024
Here’s some leftfield freshness from the ever-prescient Spettro microverse: Simone Bornati of the Twoonky/TwoMonkeys/Chorus Abstracta/etc and prime selector/sound artist Luisali sonically enmesh for one of the most confoundingly enjoyable musical trips in recent memory. Dystopian trip hop for liminal dance floors, where what initially feels clumsy and unsynchronized quickly gains a sense of its own, sending confusing signals to your body about what to do with all the moves that invariably ensue.


KRAAK FEST 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Cluster Bomb Unit

February 27, 2024
Originally formed in Stuttgart in 1989, Cluster Bomb Unit has been touring the world many times over with their straightforward, no bullshit German Raw Punk Kommando march. Founding member Oliver gives us a short update on the current state and possible futures of CBU, and we've assembled a small footage dump to get everyone fist pumping before their arrival on the KRAAK Fest stage this Sat!


KRAAK FEST 2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Maria Bertel & Nina Garcia

February 27, 2024
Longtime sound explorers Nina Garcia and Maria Bertel collide in a fever dream come true. As a duo, textures and rhythms come alive through burning amp bulbs, guitar and trombone reacting and refracting, a powerful complementarity slicing through roaring blasts. Their first collaborative release KN​Æ​KKET SMIL is out this February from a unique co-release constellation formed by No Lagos Musique, Otomatik Muziek and KRAAK’s yours truly.


RADIO SHOWS

LYL

SOUNDS ALL CAPS #3
Wed. 17 July 2024

KIOSK RADIO

JAZZIN PSYCHEDELIA RAYS
Wed. 17 July 2024