This Thursday, 23 April: Shampoo Boy + Silvia Kastel + Tarcar at N.K. Projekt, Berlin

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This Thursday at N.K. in Berlin, Blackest Ever Black presents a release show for Shampoo Boy‘s new album, Crack. Peter Rehberg’s trio are supported by Silvia Kastel (Control Unit) and Tarcar. Doors 19:30, more information here

This will be the debut German outing for Vienna’s SHAMPOO BOY (Rehberg, Christina Nemec and Christian Schachinger). Their new album Crack – A powerful alloy of extreme electroacoustic music, noise, luminous ambience and the mineral fundaments of rock and black metal – is the follow-up to 2013’s similarly pulverising Licht, and is due to be released on BEB next week. Epic in scale, complex in mood and dazzling in technique, the LP is a momentous achievement from three improvising musicians at the height of their powers.

 

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As one half of Control Unit (with Ninni Morgia), vocalist and multi-instrumentalist SILVIA KASTEL has worked with the likes of Smegma, Factrix, Gary Smith, Aki Onda and Gate (Michael Morley of The Dead C); their collaborative album with the latter is due later this year. Hailing from Italy but with a predilection for the bleak and jarring sounds of the UK’s first industrial wave, Kastel’s confrontational yet sensual work incorporates voice, rhythm, synths, tape echo and dub influences. Following a series of 7″ and cassette offerings, many released through her own Ultramarine label, she is currently at work on her debut LP.

 

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First ever European peformance for Melbourne’s Carla dal Forno (Mole House) and Tarquin Manek (LST, Bum Creek) aka TARCAR. Their debut EP of dub-damaged DIY,Mince Glace, was issued on BEB in late 2014, and they have a number of further works – solo and collaborative – coming out on the label in 2015, beginning with a new LP, Hide Before Dinner, by F ingers (the latest iteration of dal Forno, Manek and Samuel Karmel’s group project). Manek also records as LST, whose Th Duo LP is out this month via Berlin’s Another Dark Age, and will release a solo LP on Blackest under his own name later this year. Tarcar also contribute to the upcoming BEB compilation, I Can’t Give You The Life You Want.


 

Shampoo Boy’s new album, Crack, available to pre-order now

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Crack is the new album from Shampoo Boy on Blackest Ever Black. The Vienna-based trio’s second LP to date, following 2013’s crushing BEB debut Licht, Crack finds Peter Rehberg (Editions Mego), Christina Nemec (comfortzone) and Christian Schachinger leaving behind the post-everything in search of their very own neo-something: a powerful alloy of extreme electroacoustic music, luminous ambience and the mineral fundaments of rock and black metal.

Mastered by Russell Haswell, with artwork by David Coppenhall, the album will be released on vinyl and digital formats on April 6, 2015. More information here.

A release party for the album takes place at N.K., Berlin, on Thursday 23 April, with live performances from Shampoo Boy, Silvia Kastel and Tarcar.


 

Blackest Ever Black presents Shampoo Boy, Silvia Kastel & Tarcar at N.K., Berlin, April 23

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Blackest Ever Black presents a release show for Shampoo Boy‘s new album, Crack, at N.K. in Berlin on Thursday 23 April.

This will be the debut German outing for the Viennese trio of Christina Nemec, Peter Rehberg (Editions Mego) and Christian Schachinger. Crack, the follow-up to 2013’s pulverising Licht, is due to be released on BEB in early April. Details will be announced next week.

Support comes from Silvia Kastel of Control Unit, and recent additions to the Blackest family, Tarcar, playing their first ever show in Europe. Early bird advance tickets are available at the heavily discounted  price of £4.50 GBP (approx €6 EUR).

Doors open at 19:30. More information soon.


 

 

Not tonight, I’m washing my hair

Blackest Ever Black presents a concert from Shampoo Boy – the trio of Peter Rehberg, Christina Nemec and Christian Schachinger – at NK, Berlin, on Thursday 23 April. It’s the release show for their new album on Blackest, the follow-up to 2013’s Licht, details of which are due to be announced later this month.

Support comes from Melbourne’s Tarcar, who recently debuted on BEB with their Mince Glace EP, and others TBC. More information soon.


 

Nothing to fear

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With Christmas nearly upon us, some news of what you can expect from Blackest Ever Black in the new year.

2015 will see us release the long-awaited sophomore second album by Raime, and a new 12” from Regis, followed by a compilation of all his productions for Blackest Ever Black to date.

There will of course be new records from other familiar/returning faces, among them Secret Boyfriend, Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards and Shampoo Boy, and a number of new additions to the roster, including Felix K, Amateur Childbirth, Infrastructure Zero and the trio of Jac Berrocal, David Fenech and Vincent Epplay.

Planned archival editions included the previously unreleased soundtrack to Jane Arden and Jack Bond’s 1979 film Anti-Clock (which will finally materialise in the first half of the year after a long gestation period), a legendary recording from Księżycand new remasters / special editions of one or two BEB catalogue items.

A Blackest Ever Black “USA only” compilation – manufactured and distributed in the States, and including exclusive contributions from Tropic of Cancer, Black Rain, Dalhous, Bremen and others – will be released in Spring 2015.

Our A14 sub-label will re-open its account in 2015, as will our Krokodilo Tapes series, beginning with a mixtape from Powell, entitled HOOLIGAN.

September 2015 marks five years since the inception of the label, and we will be celebrating this – in so far as we celebrate anything – with some special events and a retrospective compilation towards the end of the year.

And of course there’s a good deal else on the horizon that we’re not liberty to speak about, or can’t presently recall.

Einen guten Rutsch,
Blackest Ever Black