My band, Luxa, is opening for Mark Van Hoen and Ulrich Schnauss at the Bell House on February 25th. While I am of course excited to play the show, I completely cannot wait to get to see Mark Van Hoen and Ulrich Schnauss on the same bill. It is such a complete honor to be on the bill with these two greats.
Here's a favorite MVH song:
Here's a favorite Ulrich Schnauss song:
Here's the press release for the show too, with all the juicy details:
"Ulrich Schnauss is best known for his hand in the resurgence of 90’s shoegaze, influenced particularly by My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Slowdive. With these influences, Schnauss has taken the shoegaze-defining wash of sound from a different approach, relying heavily on electronics rather than guitars to produce an analogous effect. On top of his three successful albums Far Away Trains Passing By, A Strangely Isolated Place, and EP Goodbye, Schnauss has remixed countless bands from Depeche Mode to Asobi Seksu to Mojave 3 to A Sunny Day in Glasgow. Schnauss has announced plans to release an album of selected remixes entitled Missing Deadlines, available on March 22th on Rocket Girl Records. In collaboration with Loveless Music Group, Schnauss has remixed, performed, and toured with New York shoegaze bands Soundpool, Elika, Dead Leaf Echo, Project Skyward, and Mahogany as well as Luxa.
While the name Mark Van Hoen may not immediately garner as much recognition as Schnauss, his reach and influence is arguably as authoritative. As an original member of Seefeel, the BBC noted, “In a brief listen one can hear the influence on Boards of Canada’s damaged melodies and dense claustrophobia, more so than even the usual suspects like Aphex Twin.” After tours with Massive Attack, Orbital, and opening for Slowdive, Van Hoen formed Scala with three members of Seefeel, releasing three albums. Van Hoen has also released four albums as Locust, including the electronic masterpieces Morning Light and Playing with Time, succeeding at infusing electronic music with moving emotional swells. Among his many production credits, Van Hoen has produced multiple titles for Mojave 3 and Sing Sing (Emma Anderson of Lush), as well as Seven Principles of Leave No Trace by Edison Woods.
Van Hoen will be releasing a new album, Where Is the Truth, in late February, his first in over five years. The Bell House performance will also be Van Hoen’s first in several years to feature backing musicians, including members of Edison Woods and Anthony and The Johnsons, accompanying his heavily visual and electronic performance."
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