Id Mud: Nina + Good News; Silvia Kastel

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Krokodilo Tapes is no more. In its place, a new series of mixtapes we’re calling Id Mud.

The first Id Mud is a double-cassette set, limited to 50 copies, of Nina + Good News (of Golden Pudel and vis fame) recorded at Blackest Ever Black’s Berlin leaving party at OHM on Friday 12 August 2016.

IDMUD002, entitled Bibula Harena and also available in an edition of 50, is by Berlin-based Italian musician Silvia Kastel, who has solo work of her own forthcoming on Blackest Ever Black.

Both tape sets are available to pre-order now.


 

Blackest Ever Black presents Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epplay + Tarquin Manek + Silvia Kastel at Kantine am Berghain, 26.05.16

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Following their incendiary performance for the Five Wretched Years of Blackest Ever Blackevent at London’s ICA last year, we’re pleased to bring Jac Berrocal, David Fenech & Vincent Epplay to Berlin for a show at Kantine am Berghain on Thursday 26th May.

Support comes from Tarquin Manek, his first show in Europe since the release of his Tarquin Magnet LP in December, and Silvia Kastel, who has work forthcoming on the label. DJ support comes from Orson, who runs the brilliant Version label with Hops.

More information here. Advance tickets available here.


 

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.


 

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.