Tuesday, 6 March 2012

CASPAR BRÖTZMANN to play two UK shows in April‏...

April 2012 will witness the first UK shows for Caspar Brötzmann Massaker since 1999.

6th - Cafe OTO, 18 - 22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3D, doors 8pm, tickets: £12 advance/£14 door; joined on the night by one of the founders of European free music, the extraordinary drummer and theatrical provocateur Sven Åke Johansson playing in a trio with Werner Dafeldecker on Bass and Axel Dörner on trumpet.

7th - STEREO, Glasgow, 10pm till late

Caspar Brötzmann Massaker make deep, sculptural and timeless music.

Back in 1999, police shut down their London show after a few songs due to excessive volume and the Glasgow date was cancelled just after the neighbouring building caught fire and the block was cordoned off.

Primarily active between the mid-eighties to mid-nineties when Massaker recorded 5 LPs, Caspar Brötzmann returned to live performance in 2010, after a 14 year break, with his friends Eduardo Delgado Lopez, on bass and vocals and Danny Arnold Lommen on drums.

In addition to Massaker, Caspar Brötzmann has recorded solo and collaborated with F.M. Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten and his father, saxophonist Peter Brötzmann.

A few weeks ago Berlin saw the premiere of ‘Brötzmann - Da gehört die Welt mal mir‘ loosely translated as ‘Brötzmann - That's When The World Is Mine’ at the BERLINALE film festival. Directed by Uli Schueppel, the film takes the 2010 performance at the Berlin Club Berghain as a backdrop to explore this hugely talented, innovative, beautiful and enigmatic musician.

Thurston Moore has described Brötzmann as one of the best guitarists he has ever met.

"...his attack on the instrument — explosive, obstreperous, large scale, textural, timbral — asserts the material facts of string-pickup-amplifier more bluntly than anyone else currently involved in rock." THE WIRE

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