spåaten

spåaten

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spåaten are progressive live drum grooves with noisy synth bass lines. they combine the energy of electronic rhythms with the freedom and flow of improvised modern jazz. spaaten is moritz baranczyk on drums and kostia rapoport on synths.

Biography

spåaten are progressive live drum grooves with noisy synth bass lines. they combine the energy of electronic rhythms with the freedom and flow of improvised modern jazz. spaaten is moritz baranczyk on drums and kostia rapoport on synths.

back in the days moritz and kostia have been making music together as teenagers in a school band. then they moved to different countries to study music and become professional musicians. but the necessity to get together and play music one day started to grow over the years. every now and then they would meet in their home city of aachen for a spontaneous jam or for an enthusiastic listening session of their latest favourite music discoveries.

in april 2009, shortly after kostia finished his studies in composition, it finally happened and they decided to create a duo and let all their piled-up energies, ideas and influences flow into music. being inspired by a performance of the norwegian duo 'humcrush', they recognized the sound potential of the drums/synth-combination and spontaneously organized a rehearsal room jam session. it became immediately clear that their music would benefit from their similar musical taste, their experiences from playing in different kinds of other bands and their unique communication. the sound of spåaten is influenced by moritz's complex and sensitive playing style as a professional jazz drummer and kostia's longtime focusing on studio sound programming.

spåatens groove diversity reaches from explosive drum&bass-breaks or heavy rocking noisy beats to sensitive and subtle clicking and buzzing soundscapes. because the music they play is half-improvised and the structure of the tracks is flexiblle, they can easily adapt their sound emphasis to the surroundings to make sure that they don't play the same music for a dancing festival crowd as they play for an audience that is sitting and listening to a concert in a small club. although spåaten was just founded some days ago, the two musicians are professionals in what they are doing and are about to find as many gigs as possible for the future.

to see the videos of the first spåaten rehearsal sessions, go here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg0SX_y1kYA&fmt=18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxIOURv-FOw&fmt=18

Discography

no releases in this duo so far.

Set List

half-improvised half-composed sets of original music. duration of a set: from 30 to 70 minutes.