5. Reverberation Fest
28. Feb / 29. Feb / 01. March 2020
Festival for Psychedelic Music & Art
Reverberation Fest is celebrating it’s 5 year existence at the last weekend of February 2020. Once again the 3-day-indoor-festival is characterized by a wide range of Psychedelic music and other forms of art. From 28.02. – 01.03. we celebrate half a decade with music, dance, performance and much more! Tickets are available now!
Please support our crowdfunding campaign! We want to duly document the anniversary edition of our festival in a small festival movie and need your help to finance the project.
Of curse you can choose a “Dankeschön” for your support. There are tickets, backstage passes, posters and DJ sets available!
Tickets are only sold with the systems of CTS Eventim and Love Your Artist. Other platforms are no official partners.
You can purchase tickets at every common presale-office in your area. You can find an office near you HERE by entering your location.
Tickets werden ausschließlich über die zwei Systeme CTS Eventim und Love Your Artist verkauft. Tickets erhaltet ihr in analoger Form an allen bekannten Vorverkaufsstellen. Eine Stelle in eurer Nähe könnt ihr HIER finden.
Kombiticket / 3 Day-Festival-Pass (SOLD OUT) limited early-bird-tickets (SOLD OUT)
20,90 € inkl. Gebühren (incl. Charges) full price tickets kont. 1 (SOLD OUT)
27,50 € inkl. Gebühren (incl. Charges) full price tickets kont. 2 (SOLD OUT)
33,00 € inkl. Gebühren (incl. Charges)
Freitag / Friday – Ostpol
only Festival-Passes / box office
Samstag / Saturday – Scheune
dayticket kont. 1 (SOLD OUT)
22 € inkl. Gebühren (incl. Charges)
dayticket kont. 2
27,50 € inkl. Gebühren (incl. Charges)
Sonntag / Sunday – Ostpol
only Festival-Passes / box office
Reverberation Fest DJ team ++ Candy Flip DJs ++ Voodoo Beats DJs
JETTES (live) ++ Reverberation Fest DJ team
THE GONDORS (live) +++ MALLORCA (live) ++ Reverberation Fest DJ team
OGROM CIRCUS (live) ++ BEPS’N’JOHNNIES (live) ++ Flux Wildly ++ Spritney Beers
DUMBO GETS MAD is a psych-rock duo project from Italy. The project started out when the duo moved to Los Angeles in 2010. The band’s debut, Elephants at the Door, has received several positive reviews and reached over 100K digital downloads.
In 2011, the duo has been supported by two more members: Andrea Scarfone (bass), also a member of Italy’s acclaimed rock-band Julie’s Haircut, and Lorenzo Rotteglia (drums). Dumbo Gets Mad performed in different venues and festivals around Italy such as at Circolo degli Artisti in Rome and MI AMI festival in Milan. In 2012, the band opened Neon Indian’s concert in Padua at Summer Student Festival 2012 and played at Find Out Festival 2012 in Marseille with Bleached and The Black Lips. In autumn 2012 the duo played a mini Californian tour, closing the first album experience. On February 6th, 2013, the duo released their 2nd LP titled “Quantum Leap”.
Their eyes probing the calendar frequently, their heels tapping the floor frantically and the guitars that have escaped the studio: so many signs that betray the hidden impatience of those who have known only the road for the past three years. Last Train was built on the stage, shaped by the rhythm of tours and signed the first chapter of its history, “Weathering”, between two highways.
What can one expect of an album called “Sauropoda”? Think of it as a 2am youtube find. Or that weird looking soviet prog funk LP reissue you never dared to buy. It actually sounds more like a L’Eclair show. Most of the new album comes from deep jams the band road-tested following the recording of Polymood. Some of the tracks faithfully capture the live sound the band while the rest includes carefully crafted dance floor grooves, last minute studio fantasies and genuine late night jams. L’Eclair is about all those things. And things never sound the same twice. Sauropoda was recorded in the mountains with the band’s live engineer Benoit “Gérard” Erard. In case anyone ever wonders about the way L’Eclair sounded in 2018, Sauropoda would be the correct answer. Proto-groove was born.
Now, where shall we head to, baba?
HODJA is New York with a hue of Copenhagen and a sprinkle of Rostock. An intriguing mix of early american genre-styles with european esprit. Their self-proclaimed Voodoo-Garage-Blues merges with Punkrock, Gospel, Soul and Hip-Hop parts.
Go and watch HODJA on stage and you’ll agree that they are quite the experience. A force of nature. An undeniably charismatic trio with a frontman extraordinaire. Their records cross and blur the lines of various genres without ever losing their characteristic edgy rawness.
Summer 2018 brought the third record ‚The Flood‘. A many-faceted, colorful piece of art that rightfully earned loads of critical acclaim and was more than once labeled „Album of the Month“. This year HODJA’s debut with the simple title ‚The Band‘ was got a little facelift and was re-released in a limited edition. Now album No. Four is ready to be set free. Again the artwork was provided by Danish artist Jenz Koudahl and perfectly catches the spirit of the record and the band: Wild, eclectic, colorful, untamed.
‚We Are The Here And Now‘ still features their signature unpolished HODJA sound – raw and explosive. Yet they know when to slow down for the just as typical mellow parts bursting with Soul.
The opener ‚God Of War‘ exemplifies that clash of various styles and influences and has the Hip Hop past of frontman Gamiel Stone peeking through raging feedback-guitars and rock riffs by guitarist Tenboi Levinson. The latter has also produced each and every one of HODJA’s records in his own studio based in Copenhagen’s infamous quarter Christiania. ‚Strike Up The Band‘ shows a more funky and groovy side of HODJA. ‚Fronting‘ suprises with Soul-choires while ‚Clear‘ is an ever energetic rock song coming forward with long lost punkrock roots.
Wild, spontaneous, loud, quiet and never boring.
KIT SEBASTIAN is a duo formed in London by Kit Martin and Merve Erdem, spread between Turkey and France.
Kit Martin is a musician who lives between London and France. He has been an active musician since the age of 12 years old and, with his teenage band, released his first LP when he was just 15. Kit went onto to study at the Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, composing music for films and music for picture. Having spent 4-years playing with Charles Howl, Kit left to focus on his collaboration with Merve Erdem. He now produces in his analogue studio in Surrey.
Merve Erdem, born in Istanbul, studied film in Rome, lived and worked in the US and the UK. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, now based in London. Merve has worked with several film-video production companies and participated in various artistic projects in the US, UK, Italy and Turkey. She writes lyrics, sings and produces multi-media visuals for this project, formed with Kit Martin in 2018.
It’s been almost 5 years, that juvenile ne’er-do-wells Snøff and Tøff were last seen together publicly. After the tremendous success of their debut album Hokus Pokus, it got quiet around their illustrious outfit; for good reasons though. Inspired by numerous encounters during a tedious tour, band member Florian decided to drop the bass for his ambitious political agenda. Self-proclaiming himself the Jan Dark of North Berlin, he decided to take a stand for social justice in regional elections. But after 18 months, he had to come to terms with the fact, that it takes more to being a politician than being a drummer. Bespoke-suited, he returned to Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg (home of choice of Snøffeltøffs), only to not-find what he was looking for the most: his old bandmate and brother in arms, singer and guitar player Julian.
After long investigation of the matter (followed by a long train journey), Julian was finally located in the north of Brandenburg. There, being the Guru in charge, he led a cult of white-clad nuns, making money with “Incense-Sticks-101”-classes. Thanks to well-trained argument-patterns, Florian managed to persuade Julian to start working on a new Snøffeltøffs album. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of the misery. Being back in Berlin, the two ever-so-different characters couldn’t agree on a mutual direction. One was longing for a protest song double-album about living in North Berlin, the other favoured a sitar-based concept album about the quality of tantric practices.
The dilemma seemed irreconcilable, until their marvellous record label decided to propose a third band member. The addition -drummer Meghan- caused them to reconsider their priorities. Within only a few weeks, the new album was born and only the two cornerstones were kept (albeit rudimentarily): the introspective pop music-approach and the Berlin-centric title. Frohnau is neither hippie-dippie bullshit nor political lamentation. It is the adolescent attempt to behave like adults, only to turn into them during the process, while becoming a three-piece all of the sudden.
The Beat, their first single in three years, is proof of this development. It’s broader theme is “awakening”, “the others”, holding you back, which, once you stop caring, can be the most liberating feeling. Berlin, a chance and also a spirit. The suburb, as the centre of unfulfilled wishes, is a recurring theme, for example in the sensational ballad that is North of the Town.
Musically, the band has evolved tremendously. Little has remained of their original devil-may-care straight-forward garage-punk, even though the spirit is still the same. Imagine the Snøffeltøffs sound you’d expect, with a more urban-folky The Byrds-ish approach, heavily influenced by that particular Velvet Underground song you always wanted, but never quite got, mixed with that Spector-esque 60’s Soul sound, that’s not really the rage anymore. Having finished their 2nd album, Snøffeltøffs swore to stay away from politics and esoterism, in order to dig deeper sonic holes, at least until the release of their third album. Until then, everyone should listen to Frohnau every morning after waking up. Keep the suburb spirit alive.
AL DOUM & THE FARYDS is an ensemble of 8 members, all with extensive experience in the world punk music underground, trying to sound mixing Arabic and African music with the psychedelic. The new exotic sounds are also made through the use of ethnic instruments mixed with the effects of psychedelic voyage!
Auf einem Trip nach Prag kam Suzan Köcher und ihrer Band die zündende Idee für einen Songzyklus namens Suprafon, der sich als namensgebend für eine Neugeburt der Band erweisen sollte. War ihr Debüt „Moon Bordeaux“ schon ein magisches Rock-Ritual mit einem Ohr in den 60ern und dem anderen bei modernen amerikanischen Folk-Reformern, so hat sie all diese Qualitäten als Suzan Köcher’s Suprafon für Album Nummer zwei zu voller Blüte gebracht. Psychedelisch getünchte Retroromantik, die nicht selten wie ein halluziniertes Konzert von Dusty Springfield, Charlotte Gainsbourg und Joni Mitchell in einer französischen Spelunke wirkt und sich bei Krautrock, Americana-Ästhetik oder auch französischem Pop bedient, quillt da aus allen Ecken und Enden des Songwritings. Im besten Sinne überraschend, dass dieser grandiose Flashback in die Zeit der Blumenkinder nicht aus L.A. kommt, sondern direkt aus Solingen.
Atomic Simao is a mixture of psychedelic & space rock with a trippy sauce of acid jazz. The child of a great wave of 60’s and get its big inspiration in electronic music of 90’s
A ukrainian group playing instrumental psychedelic jazz, which is rare for the domestic scene. Having formed just 5 years ago, today the band has already managed to release three albums, two of which were released on vinyl by the greek label Cosmic Eye Records, called “the opening of the year” at the Koktebel Jazz Festival, opened the concerts Red Snapper (three times), The Herbaliser ( UK), Psychic Tv (UK), received the title of “Best Underground Group of the Year” according to Cultprostir.ua, the title “Album of the Year” according to Karabas Live, their tracks were released in America on the same compilation with CAN, Hawkind and Alice Cooper and also to present Ukraine at the SZIGET Festival in 2017.
Atomic Simao were formed in Kiev, Ukraine and jumped onto the thriving contemporary space-rock train equaling the best instrumental bands of the genre, a band exploring the unlimited possibilities of percussion-led/guitar-dominated/bass-driven/keyboard-surrounded head music. The band abandons the Hendrixian jamming of their debut and takes a long head-dive into funked-up spacerock. The style on this release is a complex instrumental mix of acidic guitar, psyched-out electronica and Middle-Eastern influenced laid back space-jazz feel. A multitude of rhythms are swirling everywhere, funky jazz grooves spice up the recipe the Funkadelic way, and a soaring sax brings the compositions to Gong’s ‘Shamal’ era territory and beyond. Adjectives to describe the listening experience: trippy, complex, eclectic, intense, surreal… Overall,this is beautiful music to zone-out. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the take-off! Listen to Atomic Simao with headphones on, eyes closed and a mind open to any changes the universe might bring to your listening perception.
Using a rudimentary electroacoustic device built around a repaired turntable (pick- up), a prepared-mixer and other primitive equipement that need manipulation – to make it brief -, Arnaud Rivière practises free improvisation, playing solo, in groups and through collaborations, since the late 90’s.
GIRL NEXT DOOR – Otherworldly stash of exotic, tropical psychedelic and hypnotic wax featuring tunes that span the realms of fuzzy garage, afro-funk, surf, retro sounds of the orient, cumbia, weirdo pop, and layed back spacey groove. High waves, hot desert dunes and a fix of fresh squeezed sun.
Movementon. Das Kollektiv wurde 2019 gegründet und schließt sich aus einem Team von internationalen KünstlerInnen zusammen. Derzeit werden Stücke kreiert die sich mit der Bewegung in und um uns auseinandersetzt. Denn alles ist in Bewegung; der eigene Körper und Geist, zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen, die Natur, der Kosmos oder Schwingungen in der Luft. Und wir bewegen uns weiter, we move on. Das Leben ist Bewegung. Aus diesen offenen Ansatz gehen immer wieder neue Beobachtungen hervor die die Basis für neue Entwicklungsprozesse sind. So prämierten im Mai 2019 die zwei Stücke “Shake” und “Yin”. “Shake” ist eine intime Rebellion zum ausgedörrten fixen Körperkult, eine Neuanalyse und Anerkennung des Tänzer-und Frauenkörpers. Basierend auf den Möglichkeiten einer anderen Betrachtungsweise und einer kontinuierlichen Recherche bei der alles geschüttelt wird: Haut, Knochen, Fett, Haare, alte Gefühle und sperrige Gedanken. “Yin” beschäftigt sich mit der Weiblichkeit. Was ist Weiblichkeit? Und wie zeigt Sie sich? Im Taoismus spricht man von Yin und Yang – Yin ist das weibliche Prinzip in uns allen, von männlich, weiblich, transgender oder queer. Weibliche Züge machen uns sensibel und scheinen nicht in eine zielorientierte Gesellschaft zu “passen”. In unserer patriarchalischen Zeit, in der männliche/yang Eigenschaften mehr Wertigkeit haben, taucht “Yin” in ein matriarchalisches Bewusstsein ein, geht auf die Suche und stärkt damit die weibliche Existenz. Es gibt einige Dinge im Leben die uns zum Bewegen einladen. Movmenton ist eines davon.
INGILEIF FRANZDÓTTIR WECHNER
We welcome Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe from South Africa to the Reverberation Fest 2020! He will perform with Michiko Ogawa from Japan and Manuel Pessoa de Lima from Brazil. The three musicians are based in the experimental music scene in Berlin.
Samuel Ekkehardt Dunscombe
Manuel Pessoa de Lima
KDR LICHTMASCHINE have been doing DIY-lightshows in Dresden and as far as Berlin, Milan and Fusion festival. Tonight they will help us to bring Scheune and the popticum tent to light with an array of machines and objects. They’ve been doing the visual light design from the very beginning of Reverberation Festival.
DJ, booker, owner of a venue (Nikola Tesla) and bar (Balboa), Sir Henry from Chemnitz plays the finest Soul, Mod, Rare Groove and Psych tunes you have and have not heard of.
CARLO VIVARY is an artist from Leipzig that will show some of his poster art. He is working with bands like King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizzard, Oh Sees or Mac Demarco and will also tattoo several of his motives live during the festival.
Daytime Hangout at Kawa Espressobar
We will have a chilled out daytime hang out with DJ’s, reading and festival info & meet up point, possible exchanges with bands and organizers and of course a nice pot of coffee and tasty homemade cake.
“Addicted To Strings” with Steinbrecher Guitars
“Steinbrecher Guitars from Dresden will offer a free workshop all around the 6 string instrument and provide a few vintage guitars from the 50’s & 60’s GDR, that are free to try for everyone.”