The Brvtalist is proud to present a new mix by Codex Empire. Titled Excursions (One), this is an incredible hybrid live/DJ mix originally performed on 11th June 2016 at the Noiztank night in Vienna. The concept was to use atmospheric drone, dark ambient sounds and spoken word passages played from vinyl combined with live electronics for rhythmic content.
Codex Empire is the project of British born, Vienna-based producer Mahk Rumbae He has been creating challenging experimental electronic music for 25 years working as one half of industrial/ experimental band Konstruktivists as well as a raft of varied solo and side-projects. His two recent EP's on Brvtalist favorite Aufnahme + Wiedergabe firmly cemented his place as one of the most innovative acts in the contemporary techno scene today.
Codex Empire will be performing a full live set at this year's Krake Festival in Berlin. Krake is an annual event hosted and curated by the Berlin based label Killekill. In a city that can’t stop partying, this festival comes as a breath of fresh air, combining an eclectic line-up with documentary screenings, creative workshops and even a label boutique.
With Krake, the focus is not made on growing with each edition, but rather on creating and nurturing a community of like-minded people, while staying true to the DIY ethos. This is a festival created by passionate people for passionate people, and it gives everyone the chance to get involved and educate themselves. Across four days and three separate venues, Krake (meaning “octopus” in German) spreads its musical tentacles and starts by luring people to the opening night at Urban Spree on Wednesday for lectures, live acts and performances from X-Ray Audio, WSR, Vinyl, Terror & Horror, Anno Stamm & Transforma.
On Friday, we move to Suicide Circus where you’ll be able to enjoy performances from Alec Empire, Samuel Kerridge, Codex Empire or Vertical67, just to name a few, accompanied by visuals from the29nov films. For Saturday and Sunday, the rough, loud and dirty Griessmühle in Neukölln will host a label boutique where you’ll have the chance to dig for some of the best independent music fitting the flavor of the festival (including Brvtalist favorite Instruments of Discipline) , a performance from Max Durante's Turntable Noise Orchestra, and a DIY Synthesizer workshop. Don’t forget to catch the screening of “I Dream of Wires”, the legendary documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer, performances and much more.
Elektron Analog Four
Coron DS-8 drum synth
Atavist/Nadja - 12012291920/1414101
Herbert Brün – Klänge Unterwegs Und Anepigraphie
Peter Michael Hamel - Aura
Espen Jensen/Kjetil D Brandsdal - Org
Kitchens of Distinction - Spacedolphins
James Machin/Steve Pittis - Potential Transitions Jan/Feb 96
Maleficia - Maleficia
Narwal - The Album
Dirk Serries - Microphonics I-V
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
Tesendalo / Doc Wör Mirran / ANA Orchester – Sewing Me, Sewing You
Ken Thomas - Beat the Light
Throbbing Gristle - Heathen Earth
Toemass - The Hydro-Triad
C.W. Vrtacek - Learning To Be Silent