KLANGBAD FESTIVAL – Sampler 2007
Feat. NISTA NIJE NISTA; AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR; MOSE; ECTOGRAM; NIGHTINGALES; DAAU; LANCE FLAMME; ATROX; IMATRAN & VOIMA; KNARF RELLÖM; CIRCLE; NAKED LUNCH; FRANK WEGLING / THE PETTY THEFTS; PARKING NON STOP; PHARAOH OVERLORD; THE GREAT RELEASE; PECKINPAHS;27#11;
There are two kinds of rock festivals: the average and the adventurous. The former presents music that most people attending it will already know. The latter is tapped into the sounds of the subcultures; it picks up on the trends and tides that are discernible only on the fringes of the pop music scene. They present musicians and bands whose fame is yet to come and offer new musical encounters and experiences for the listeners.
The Klangbad Festival in Scheer near Sigmaringen in Upper Swabia is one such festival – an insider’s tip for people with open ears and open minds. The scope of bands and artists in this year’s programme is as wide and manifold as it used to be in the last three festivals. For organizers Cornelia Paul and Hans-Joachim Irmler, stylistic restriction is an alien concept. As in the previous years, the current line-up is another proof of their fine intuition for the right balance of newcomers and floorfillers. If you want to know what is happening today in the sound laboratories in Glasgow, Barcelona, Hamburg, Vienna or Zürich today, there’s no better chance to see and hear all this than visiting Klangbad Festival. As in the previous years, “boredom” will a word without meaning here.