Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau are scheduled to perform at Zappanale.
They will be on the Truckstage on Friday the 13th, in the early afternoon.
Watching the YouTube movies left me with some questions.
So I asked Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau what their music is all about. I also wanted to know what their influences are and what we should expect at Zappanale.
Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau:
For Zappanale, you can expect a very extended version of Sofa No. 2, but noisier, as if Throbbing Gristle would do a cover version.
I (KHJ, 43 years old) started collecting experimental music at the age of 16. I head my first Zappa music when I was about 20 years. My favourite LP was HOT RATS, whereas I also realy loved his weird tracks like Müssen Mehr Spargel Essen from a bootleg.
The main music that I collected was experimental modern classic / 20th century and industrial music, and that is the vein one can find in the music of Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer.
In 1997 there was a point that no music from my huge collecting was experimental enough to me. I met another musician at that time and we made recordings together as TUULEN LAULU: two tapes, one double-LP, and since that time I record music. I met my wife Mama Baer at that time. She was not used to experimental music, but also recorded some tracks.
In 2006 / 2007 there was another change. We started to paint and to make object art, and we also thought about playing live for the first time.
Today, we have mainly played live at industrial music festivals like Avantgarde Festival Schiphost, Incubate (NL), Ultra Eczema festival (B), Colour out of space (UK), blurred edges (D), and Bruit de la neige (F), but we have also played at art only events, for instance Mary Bauermeister, 2. Kunstsalon Neukölln, Begehungen Chemnitz, Int. Künstlertreffen PL/DK/D.
We have had exhibitions (group & solo) of our art all over the world, Africa, USA, Australia, Europe, and we have become a membership as artists at the NO!art movement last year.
We are represented by a Gallery again, have been under contract at Artware/Nexus Fluxus verein Wiesbaden before, until the death of Onna Klemm.
Now, we are under contract again at www.offenesatelier.com.
Our music has always been released in small handmade editions. A lot of them are now being reissued by independant labels.
We have a very interesting contract by Psych.KG Germany. This label presents a new split LP by us every 40 days, as a series, always with different partners for other side, and one side in the series by us. Partners are The New Blockaders, Kawabata Makoto, Bomis prendin, Rudolf Eb.er, LSD March, princess Dragon Mom, just to name few.
We've already reached number 6, but 18 LPs in the series have been scheduled so far
Moreover several LPs and CDs on labels in Europe or USA exist. The wire (UK) just stated that our CD asylum lunaticum belongs to the 15 most important albums of the year 2009 in experimental music.
So you should all be very curious for the 13th of August. It will be different from what a Zappa fan might expect, but it should be okay as mosts Zappa fans have an open mind and aren't afraid of musical experiments.