theclosing was started in 2004 in Vienna as a project at the intersection of music and visual art, improvisation and sound design, experimentation and careful arrangements. Having released an EP and two successive albums – 2012’s »theclosing« on Circle Into Square and Fake Four Inc. and 2017’s »dents« on FilthyBroke Recordings -, their third LP »MATTER« for the Berlin-based Anette Records is the first by Daniela Palma Caetano Auer and Alexander Hengl entirely as a duo. Mixing analogue and digital sources, sheer noise and harmony, distant sounding snippets from everyday life and processed vocals, »MATTER« further refines theclosing’s experimental sound palette.
Stylistically, theclosing draw on noise, drone, ambient and experimental recording techniques, but also show a knack for off-kilter hip hop beats and the occasional techno groove. It is a mixture the two can successfully translate to a live situation, as 2015’s »Live at Beatmaker Sessions« has already proven. theclosing have played multiple shows with noise rap pioneers Dälek, shared the stage with artists like Zavoloka, Gonjasufi, Buriers, Jel or Cavanaugh (Open Mike Eagle & Serengeti) and have presented their immersive, audio-visual live shows at festivals for experimental music like Unsafe+Sounds (AT), Sonic Territories (AT) or Les Digitales (CH).