Photo: Bryony McIntyre



13 May 2007  •  The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

Aufgehoben have patented a preposterously heavy, eye of the storm musical tug of war, in which 2 drummers, electronics and electric guitar fall over each other in a droning crush; a mass projection of layered sound, processed live and cranked way the hell into the red.

For years they didn’t perform live at all, preferring to create via untethered improvisation and then studio manipulation, with hours laboriously spent pouring over the recordings, layering and reassembling them into furiously crushing laminal ur-rock, interspersed with passages of more brooding black space, which hover with menace on the periphery of furiously crushing laminal… 

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