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The new album ELEMENT of the hybrid rockers NEO NOIRE is going to be released on May 5th 2017 by Czar Of Revelations in cooperation with Radicalis. Although it is the band's debut album it's a mature piece of work as all the members collected experiences over the years from their other current or past combos (Zatokrev, The Leaving, GURD, Undergod, Erotic Jesus, Slag In Cullet, Disgroove). NEO NOIRE impress with mixing different styles from alternative and post/psychedelic rock with metal, while at the same time they bridge the gap between these genres. The band celebrates their very own form of hybrid rock in a way that recalls the golden age of bands like Samshing Pumkinpins or Jane’s Addiction in the 90s - but without all the gaudiness these bands were trapped in and awe-inspiring transferred to the present day.

Check out the new Lyric-Video for the song HOME. Preorder the album ELEMENT at the CzarShop on Vinyl or CD.

Shows:
12.04. CH-Berne Rössli
21.04. CH-Winterthur Salzhaus
12.05. CH-Basel Kaserne
07.06. CH-Zürich Ebrietas
16.11. ESP-Madrid TBA
17.11. ESP-Seville Sala Even
18.11. ESP-Malaga Eventual Music
 

 

Today Noise Magazine premiered the brandnew and fun video for "The Dower", taken from AUTISTI's (Louis Jucker & Emilie Zoé) new album, which is going to be released on April 14th via Hummus Records, CRAZYSANE RECORDS and Czar Of Revelations.

Click here to watch the Video at Noise Magazine

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Preorder "AUTISTI" now 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.

Artist website:
louisjucker.ch/autisti

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...

 

 louisjucker.ch/autisti

 

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.

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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.

 
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About Scratches

«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.

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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
 

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