Song Premieres for AUTISTI: "Peaches for Planes" and "You Felons!"
The first two Tracks of the upcoming release by AUTISTI have been premiered on VISIONS.de and NOISY France. They give a fascinating glimpse of the strange and beautiful world of AUTISTI, a project by Louis Jucker and Emilie Zoé, which will be released via Czar of Revelations and Hummus Records in collaboration with CRAZYSANE and S.K. Records on the 14th of April 2017 - just in time for AUTISTI's appearance at the Czar Fest.
Here is what Aaron Bream of Red Fang has to say about AUTISTI: "Hello, world! My name is Aaron Bream, and I am a professional musician. Being a professional musician means my opinion about music matters more than yours. And in my opinion, this new music by Autisti is fucking rad! The music is meditative and dreamlike, but avoids the trap of shoegaze banality by throwing in enough surprises to continually bring you back to the reality that although the surface of the sea may be calm, down below the struggles and joys of life and death never cease. Give yourself a few minutes and listen to it, ya bum!"
You can listen to "Peaches for Planes" on VISIONS.de.
The track You Felons! has been premiered at Noisy France.
The LP "AUTISTI" is available now for preorder at CzarShop.
AUTISTI is part of the 5LP/CD-Release "L'Altro Mondo: Music with Lovers and Friends", which can also be preordered at CzarShop.
Louis Jucker from AUTISTI reveals news about his 5LP mammoth project L'Altro Mondo
On April 14th, the first day of Czar Fest, we will release AUTISTI's album together with the great & innovative Hummus Records. AUTISTI is an amazing lo-fi demo tape rock weirdness of Louis Jucker and Emilie Zoé. But it's not only that - it's also a part of Louis Jucker's 5LP mammoth compilation "L'Altro Mondo" which is going to be ready for preorders soon via Hummus Records' mailorder and our CzarShop.
So this is 5 different LP's in one booklet, 5 different collaborations with different musicians, the sum of 4 years of hyperactive songwriting, 40 self-recorded beautiful songs, 135 minutes of love and friendship captured on tape in different places of the world, far from recording studios, as close as possible to the hearts of those who shared Louis life since 2012. It is also a F***ING MILESTONE of a DIY edition, a crazy handmade silk-screen booklet preciously holding the 5 vinyls. Check out the trailer...
Sum Of R joins Czar Of Revelations roster and will play at Czar Fest 2017
Switzerland's Sum Of R exists since 2008 and was created by Reto Mäder (URAL UMBO, RM74) to construct/deconstruct sound in ways that infest and cloud the interior of the mind. Sum Of R creates slow moving instrumental music with a sensibility for hypnotic and complex song structures.
Their intense and pulsating sound is influenced by drone, post-metal, ambient, noiserock, psychedelic and cinematic post-rock. Sum Of R’s ritualistic take on expanding sound layers is deepened by the rawness of an unconventional metal atmosphere plunged into darkness, light and its reflection.
Their live performances as a duo are characterized by a cyclical process involving bass guitars, drums, effects, samples and drones to create a unique and dense whole which is more than the sum of its parts.
Sum of R's self-titled debut album was released in 2008 on Milwaukee-based independent label Utech Records (Home of Locrian, Aluk Todolo, Horseback, Nadja, James Plotkin, Mamiffer, House of Low Culture). Following 2012 EP "Ride out the Waves" on Italian label Storm As He Walks and contributions on two compilations alongside bands like Sonic Youth, Sunn O))), Carla Bozulich, Master Musicians Of Bukakke, Menace Ruine, Aluk Todolo; Sum of R's second full-length "Lights on Water" has been released in December 2013 on Utech Records and self-released in February 2014.
LIVE LINE UP 2017:
Reto Mäder: Guitar, drones, effects
Fabio Costa: Drums, percussion, effects
- Sum Of R "Lights On Water" / LP & CD, 2013/14, Utech Records (USA) & Sum Of R (SUI) URLP085, URCD085/SUM01
- Sum Of R "Sum Of R" / CD, 2008, Utech Records (USA) URCD025
- Sum Of R "Ride Out The Waves" / LP, 2012, A Storm As He Walks Records (IT) SAHW001
- V.A "Black Mass Rising" / 3x LP, 2012, Black Mass Rising (FR) BMR 2
- V.A "Does Your Cat Know My Dog?" / LP, 2010, Three:four Records (SUI) TFR004
Scratches - Before Beyond // New album out now worldwide
«It was so beautiful …» sings a deep female voice accompanied by hypnotic sounds, mystic blues and cinematic soundscapes. It’s a sound that makes your blood run cold while simultaneously sending comforting shivers down your spine. Just as if Nick Cave became one with his female duet partners from «Murder Ballads» – a kind of symbioses of man and woman reciting songs about the dark sides of the human soul and the lightness of being. A melancolic soundtrack, in the manner of Enrico Morricone, a soundtrack to an inner movie about raptures, scars and blank spaces, about fading, remembrance and longing unfolds before our ears: Welcome to the universe of «Scratches» ladies and gentlemen.
Scratches is a four piece band out of Basel, that was founded in 2010 following the collaboration of theater director and singer Sarah-Maria Bürgin and guitarist and theater composer Sandro Corbat. The two started off as a duo playing obstinate coverversions of known songs, quickly developed their own signature and distinctive style and earned widespread recognition with their debut album «Fade» in 2014. 2017 marks the release of their second album «Before Beyond» and the band, that turned into a quartet with bassist Marco Nenniger and drummer Jonas Prina joining in, is more than ready to conquer the musical world with their timeless sound.
They have come a long way in search of their own sound, especially singer and mastermind Sarah-Maria Bürgin. As the daughter of aid workers she spent her childhood and schooldays in Africa and Asia and later worked as director and actress in Hamburg. The countless languages she came across during her travels left as much of a mark on her take on music as did theater and film and it’s no surprise that the songs of Scratches sound like a soundtrack to an imaginery movie. A movie, mind you, as gloomy and mystic, sparse and uncompromising as a Jim Jarmusch, with the bizarre and fantastic powerful images of a Fellini, the earthy almost brutal roughness of a Morricone-western or the hypnotic poetry of blurry 70ties erotic films.
With their second album «Before Beyond» Scratches go a step further: Written in September 2015 at an old country estate in Brandenburg, the album was recorded by Timo Keller (Hanreti – Studio Vom Dach, Luzern) and Jonas Prina (Tonatelier Ziegelei, Basel) and coproduced, mixed and mastered by Darren Hayne (Shirley Grimes, uva). The ten new songs capture their well-known austere beauty but bring the sound aesthetic to yet another level. Avantgarde pop, melancholic wave, mystic blues? Even though Scratches are still operating pretty far off the beaten tracks of pop- and rockmusic, «Before Beyond» seems to be drawn to the light and the big stage much more than its predecessor.
-written by Steffi Klär-Live:
18.03.2017: CH-Basel, Bscene, Hirscheneck
22.03.2017: CH-Olten, Coq D'Or, w/ Adna
14.04.2017: CH-Basel, Czar Fest, Kaserne, w/ Zeal & Ardor, The Universe By Ear
AUTISTI [Louis Jucker & Emilie Zoé] join Czar of Revelations roster
We feel honored to announce our collaboration with AUTISTI, a project by Louis Jucker together with Emilie Zoé.
AUTISTI is an indie supergroup gathering swiss lo-fi rock songwriters/weirdos Louis Jucker and Emilie Zoé.This uncommon two guitars & drums trio craft an extra intense blend of 90's melodic tunes in the vein of J MASCIS or IMAAD WASIF with a Lo-Fi twist à la GUIDED BY VOICES
Since Louis Jucker left berlin prog outfit THE OCEAN COLLECTIVE in 2012, he aligns genre-breaking projects, varying from his lo-fi folk solo records to his noise hardcore band COILGUNS or his bass driven RED KUNZ project (together with 2 members of RED FANG). He’s known in punk squats, indie clubs and art museums for his seriously hyperactive production: sound installations, theater soundtracks, analog recordings of all format, DIY festivals, etc.
His new band AUTISTI features Emilie Zoé, an upcoming and disgustingly magnetic swiss folk artist who toured notably with ANNA AARON. This record isn't their first essai. Louis was already responsible for the intimate production of Emilie's first LP "Dead End Tape". Her haunted vocals and his sonic tricks brought 4 tracks cassette demos to national radios playlists !
In 33 min and 8 songs, AUTISTI ally catchy vocals and noisy riffs and magically mixes Emilie and Louis's distinctive tones to achieve real heart-moving anthems, whispered ballads and nihilistic noise waves. On stage, you'll see them rock strange home-made cabs and a suprisingly loud children drumkit. Weirdness everywhere and emotions all over!