DATE: Wednesday, 28-09-2022
VENUE: Zacherlfabrik, 21:00-22:00
The duo of Robert Pawliczek and Robert Schwarz began to work on PRIVAT back in 2018 around a shared affinity for raw electronic music and an aesthetic preference for spartan coldness. Their debut album on Alter Records, 'Ein Gedachtnis Rollt Sich Auf Der Zunge Aus' (2021) presents a set of works that carefully balance the galvanising propulsion of rhythmic electronics with the kind of textural palette that betrays the pair's experimental roots. Deadpan vocals are delivered throughout, developing a kind of frosty symbiosis. Tempered by just arrangements, there's a song-writerly core that's organising the album's sombre meditations, piquing moments of comparison with Moroder's rawness as readily as anything that's cultivated in industrial music's tape-worn dirges. Schwarz's background lies in both architecture and sound art. Across a handful of labels, he's presented field recordings and experimental works, and he's participated in exhibitions with some of Europe's most prominent institutions for adventurous art practices. He is also the co-founder and curator of the Viennese festival PARKEN, which aims to mediate experimental forms of music in public spaces. Pawliczek is a conceptual artist and musician, and it's his work that graces the sleeves and can be found in accompanying video material. He's been involved in some exceptional groups and projects that have been centred in and around Berlin in the last years. These include Bobby Would, Heavy Metal, Itchy Bugger, and Pitva.