march already! poplars and rocks presents at their most longsteading relationship so far – madame claude, who is turning five today: YUKON ORANGE and RAVING MAD CARLOS.
YUKON ORANGE is a new project by chrizzi, crazy girl, doctorate, married woman (to a member of Banque Allemande, a berlin punk band, who have a brand new album out right now – and who, needless to say, we also had the honour of having at our shows long, long time ago) and mother, largely unemployed and musician – who I mentioned earlier in this blog a few times. after we had her with her other project Hilde Tropengold first time a few years ago (same place: madame claude), she now put her bass guitar aside and focused on „how she could possibly manage writing songs for electronic music“ (and the harder question remained for her: how to perform them?) – after she had been approached by someone asking her to do this for and with him – that being the beginning of Yukon Orange. and she managed it as expected in her very own way: like her childlike drawing, that accompany the virtual cover of the songs and their first album „Im Rahmen deiner Neurosen“ (online released in 2011), the songs itself reflect the according apparent naivity of a child discovering the world, but rooted in a thorough observation of daily life, its banality and often absurdity, as perfected in „Discountbestattung“, as well as its never ending stories of love and its tiny hindrances, „Sag mir…!“. the sometimes thin, not every tone hitting voice adds to the intended imperfection, that breaking of the „classical“ polished electro pop song in favour of an uncommon content-wise, individual playful approach, whereas the music itself oscillates between 80s new german wave and 90s techno. not to a big surprise the music of yukon orange found its first fans on the other side of the atlantic – the maybe most charismatic known radio station of the US of A WFMU gave the band its first air play in 2010… listen to the album on bandcamp:
RAVING MAD CARLOS played the last time at our NYE festival, but not before with us at madame claude, so he will catch up on this (or you). Unable to ignore the links between the visual and the acoustic, I also freely draw a line between Carlos as visual artist and the electronic musician: his colourful paintings and wild collages mirror his heavy beat based songs, somewhere anchored between mark e. smith, underworld and his native south american origin, that are lighted up with humourous unseriousness, especially live when melodica and megaphone add the anarchic punk to the techno and dance. when lately being homeless and jobless, carlos made plans of waving good-bye to berlin, but another artist and musician managed to keep the head above the water for a bit longer – we welcome him back in the family.
1st of March, 9pm, Madame Claude, Lübbener Strasse 19, Berlin. Admission is donation! on decks Rad Spin Rotate Club with julie and the usual surprise whoever. visuals added by jen. bar open until they throw us out.
flyer by julie with a drawing by chrizzi and a collage by carlos.