GUTS PIE EARSHOT (D)
20 years of Guts Pie Earshot, thats 13 releases, 1000 performances and about 800,000 kilometers of touring throughout France, Greece, Lithuania, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria and other European countries.
20 years of Guts Pie Earshot means political commitment. Hundreds of solidarity concerts and the continuing support of anti-fascist work, squats, alternative living, refugee work, legal aid have been an integral part of the bands activity all along.
20 years of Guts Pie Earshot is the resolution to keep developing a scene and generation transcending unifying force, through which we have become part of the undogmatic underground as well as the alternative party scene.
20 years Guts Pie Earshot is an oriental seeming mix of danceable techno, breakbeat, jazz and world music, connected with punk’s raw energy from our starting days.
GUTS PIE EARSHOT are surely one of the most unusual modern bands who music-wise vaguely have something to do with punk/ hardcore and in the same time breakbeat/ techno. Their music is purely instrumental. This instrumentation may appear minimalist, only cello and drums are played, and yet the music conjures up entire new universes in the mind’s eye – or ear. It creates a unique atmosphere miles away from the structured world of punk, rock, dance-floor or drum ‘n’ bass.
As we know, opposites attract and in the case of this band, they simply implode. Live drum break beats and staccato cello strokes cater for aggressive and tight moments bursting with punk energy and catch the dance floor grooves with its classical, oriental cello melodies.
With their sound they manage to create a whole new tone world oscillating between mourning, melancholy and dreaminess on the one hand, and power, energy, virtuosity and the entire complexity of jazz punk on the other. What emerges is innovative and playful pieces which are yet saturated in beauty – and always a sure seduction to dance.
GUTS PIE EARSHOT are one of the bands who for 20 years now have achieved what only the very few manage: to transfer themselves and their audience into a state of intoxication and, for as long as the song lasts, abduct them into another world. For more than 20 years now they have been making their own unique way far from the beaten mainstream track and conformity. Influences from hardcore, classic, breakbeat, jazz, tekno and folk create an hypnotic soundtrack to the famous “in-mind movie”. But both musicians remain true to their punk roots, even meticulous passages never come over as sterile, and the sound still has that somewhat rough charm of a garage band. It’s clear that here the depths of established listening habits are plumbed and put to the test.
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19/01/2019 CH-Bern, Tour de Lorraine
07/02/2019 D-Berlin, Baiz aka WOODLOOP
08/02/2019 D-Bielefeld, Theater
09/02/2019 D-Göttingen, Juzi
21/02/2019 D-Berlin, SO 36
11/04/2019 D-Bielefeld, Theater
30/04/2019 D-Oberhausen, Druckluft
02/05/2019 D-Köln, Sonic Ballroom
03/05/2019 D-Hagen, Kulturzentrum Pelmke
04/05/2019 D-Dresden, Ostpol
06/05/2019 D-Leipzig, Dr. Seltsam aka WOODLOOP
24/05/2019 D-Hamburg, Stubnitz
01/06/2019 D-Bingen, JUZ
21/06/2019 D-Eichstätt, Refugium Festival
27/07/2019 D-Hamburg, Off the Radar Festival
11/10/2019 D-Husum, Speicher
Patrick Cybinski (Rizion) – Cello
Jean Jacobi (Scheng) – drums
1994 – Revolution Inside #4
1994 – Split-LP Flowerhouse
1995 – EP 10 Inch
1996 – Revolution Insie #19
1997 – Distorted Wonderland
1999 – Wait
2000 – Exit
2003 – 10 Years Compilation
2005 – Chapter two, volume one
2009 – Smart Desert
2011 – Subvasion – Lost at Funfair
2013 – Dubvasion – From afar