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In Berlin, Germany there is a monthly music night called ”Noisekölln” that has recently birthed its own cassette tape label. According to label head Michael Aniser:
Noisekölln Tapes focuses on experimental music in a broader way than your usual pedal-fiddling grunt in a basement or art gallery. Noise is more than just unbearable frequencies or Merzbow. It’s an anti-lifestyle on the fringes of music. Apart from rules and social norms. Punk was a movement to subvert common-sense living and instigate a new type of self. To trigger new senses. Noisekölln plays with the idea of sense itself. A constant evolution that pushes against the idea of a single scene and seeking others with identikit views. We are not a political youth culture or fashion circle-jerks. We are Noisekölln. Frequencies and static will be reassembled to feed the demand for the new and weird. The complicated and distorted. The truth and the lies. They are part of the same whole and we want to see it implode.
The label’s first release is a split between Berlin natives Ill Winds and Moon Wheel. On the first half of the split, Ill Wills spins some gloomy Bauhaus-ian darkness with shambling guitars, chugging bass, and melancholy vocals. They take you by the hand as you stroll through graveyards before sending you headlong into Moon Wheel territory. His half of the split is comprised of a sole 13-minute track of pure drone. It has a hypnotic almost binaural-tone quality that will play tricks on your brain should you have a set of proper headphones on hand. It’s a strange split for sure, but one that perfectly displays Noisekölln’s mission statement.