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EXILES ON MAINSTREAM

is a project of Rhizom / Graz / Austria as part of the V:NM festival. listening sessions, statements, discourse, artwork, installation with following amazingv austrian labels: chmafu nocords, god records, rock is hell, epileptic media, numavi records and interstellar records.
this project runs from may 23rd till may 27th 2017 at Rhizom / Palais Attems / Graz.

[rhizom.mur.at]

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INT035 - HELLA COMET



INT 035 | MC
HELLA COMET TTMMM

release date: april 1st 2014

HELLA COMET is a high energy level post-rock quartet from Graz / Austria who have released two albums: "Celebrate your Loss" (2010, Pumpkin, Schnapsidee) "Wild Honey" (2013, Noise appeal) and a 10inch (2011, Noise Appeal).
Their music is streaked with dense walls of guitar sounds and the ethereal vocals of bass player Lea Sonnek – the comparison with Sonic Youth is a common one and shoegaze elements are just as undeniable. But this doesn't quite describe it all: the quartet also draws inspiration from various post-rock acts of the 1990s, as can be deduced from song lengths beyond seven minutes and cunning drum beats. For years, Hella Comet have been developing their very own language - from well before their debut-album was released until the present day. 2014 will see their latest effort entitled "ttmmm" released on Interstellar Records.
In February 2014 they put a spin on their existing sound after being invited to the "tribute to Lou Reed" night in Graz. Their set consisted entirely of blistering guitar feedback. Playing for the first time ever without drums, they created an intense wall of sound full of wonderful feedback and guitar modulations.
Surprisingly less people left the room than one would think, given that most of them weren't expecting this particular type of sound from a band that is well-known for their beautiful and intense post-rock hymns. Days later, after listening to the recordings together, we came up with a perfect plan to put this recording out as fast as possible in an analog format. A cassette tape is the ideal medium for this 28-minute wall of sound. No breaks, no flipping a record.
TTMMM is inspired by Lou Reeds' Metal Machine Music. Recorded live 2014/02/08 at wakuum, Graz

/a1 = /b1 ttmmm

line-up:
markus sworcik (guit)
lea sonnek (guit)
jürgen hochsam (guit)
franz gurt (guit)

recorded by: david künster and richie herbst
artwork by: hella comet
photography by: otmar lichtenwörther
mixed by: frentellica
mastered by: fentellica

downloads:
artwork [jpg]

video:
Hella Comet "ttmmm" live [youtube]

reviews:
Dass Hella Comet, wie wir alle, die veraltete analoge Soundwelt dem digitalen Neukram vorziehen, haben sie uns seit Beginn ihrer Existenz mit mittlerweile 3 Schallplatten gezeigt. Ihr neuestes Werk ist diesmal kleiner, dafür mindestens genauso analog - Kassette! Ich bin schwer begeistert schon auf Grund des Formates. Wer darauf hofft schöne, ausgeklügelte Songs zu hören, wird enttäuscht, denn zu hören gibts wieder mal jede Menge Noise. Mehr als je zuvor möchte ich mal annehmen. Dieses von Lou Reeds‘ "Metal Machine Music“ inspiriertes Werk ist auf 100 Stück limitiert, jedes einzelne Stück dabei ein in Metall gehülltes, handwerkliches Unikat und sowieso nur was für Musikliebhaber dieses Genres. Es wird Zeit eure verstaubten Kassettenrekorder vom Dachboden zu holen. (KAPUZINE Tom)

Die fabelhafte steirische Rockband Hella Comet legt die in eine Metallhülle eingelegte Kassette (Interstellar Records) vor. Die live in Graz eingespielte Musik ist inspiriert von Lou Reeds "Metal Machine Music", klingt aber kompakter: eine riesige Gitarrenwand, reiner Noise, auf puren Sound reduzierte Rockmusik. Der darf schillern und wuchern, irgendwann ruft jemand von der Bühne nach einem Arzt. Verständlich. (STEIRER KRONE Martin Gasser)

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