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Tonstudio – Christoph Amann

Studiokonzert mit Blueblut

Saturday, 08.11.14

Blueblut
Pamelia Kurstin – Theremin
Mark Holub – Drums
Chris Janka – Guitar

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Originally Blueblut formed for a one off concert at Porgy and Bess for the Vienna Room Service festival in 2013, but the Vienna based three liked what they played so much that they decided to continue. By the end of the year, powered by crates of beer, curries and sweets and with open access to Chris’s basement studio, a distinct sound and album had emerged.

Floating somewhere between psych and avant-rock, Blueblut’s chameleon-like players make a myriad of musical colours. Kurstin takes the role of ethereal ocean siren and walking jazz bassist, Janka of a thrash punk mathrocker and Holub seething at the back, builds and bubbles with grooves and rock energy tearing apart Blueblut’s emerging musical language and inventing new pathways.  

About the individuals in Blueblut:

Pamelia Kurstin is probably the most recognisable player of the theremin in the world today, being key in the instrument’s development she is the number one go-to theremin player. Alongside her own compositions and releases she has performed with the likes of Yoko Ono and David Byrne. Mark Holub is best known as the animated Anglo-American drummer and bandleader of London based and Mercury Prize nominated jazz-rock outfit Led Bib. Holub recently decamped from London to set up home in Vienna. Flying machine maker, sound engineer, guitarist and automata creator Chris Janka is a kind of Viennese Caractacus Potts figure with a basement studio to rival Peter Blake’s. He also recorded, engineered and mastered the record.

Press:

“there’s not much doubt that Blueblut had as much fun making their new album – Hurts so Gut – as I had listening to it.” Londonjazz

“…the most effective wake-up call you could ever experience” Louder Than War

“Hurts so gut rollicks through many forms of experimental rock, with influences ranging from RIO to no-wave to noise…What a ride!” Monsieur Délire

“It really reminds me of Captain Beefheart with Jimi Hendrix on the Theremin, but with a big dose of musical integrity and ‘ear’ thrown in. It’s crazy, but it all makes perfect sense.” P.

“But actually comparisons are pretty meaningless with this group, in which imagination and entertainment combine to utterly distinctive effect – improv meets rock meets rampaging robots!” Jazz North East


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