If the start of the Schueberfouer signals that summer is drawing to a close, then the final event of CongĂ©s AnnulĂ©s puts the nail in the coffin.
It’s definitely the end of the summer when Exit07’s crew take a well-earned holiday after working throughout August on the Congés Annulés programme. This year’s “cancelled holidays” closes with a night of live music and DJ sets.
The live music includes sets from Luxembourg outfit No Metal In This Battle, who describe themselves as an “afro-post punk quartet” (though they sound suspiciously like what we would label post-math rock on appealing self-produced EP The Husky Tape).
Influential Cologne-based electronic duo Vimes consist of vocalist and former visual arts student Azhar Syed and musician Julian Stetter. Two years ago The Guardian listed the duo as the best new act from Germany in their regular trawl of music from around the world in conjunction with the Music Alliance Pact.
Finnish quartet Siinai has been described in The Quietus as “instrumental momentum rockers” (which could also apply to No Metal… now that we think of it) in a review of new concept album Supermarket--a concept in the mundane that the band manages to turn into something hypnotically beautiful and intricately promising.
The line-up is completed by DJ sets from A Boy Named Seb and DJ Sensu.
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