CONSUMER ELECTRONICS & RUSSELL HASWELL live
Consumer Electronics is a power electronics band formed in 1982 by UK-based noise artist Philip Best at age 14. Best later went on to join the noise group Whitehouse, and Consumer Electronics subsequently became inactive. It was revived briefly during the 90s for a collaboration with Merzbow, and after Best left Whitehouse in 2008 he has once again started making music as Consumer Electronics. Now it is a trio comprising Best, his wife, the US artist Sarah Froelich and acclaimed noise guru Russell Haswell. The band’s recent releases “Estuary English” (2014), “Repetition Reinforcement” (Diagonal 12″, 2015) and album “Dollhouse Songs” (Harbinger Sound, 2016) have cemented Consumer Electronic’s reputation as prime movers in the field of avant-garde electronics, twisted beats and apocalyptic performance poetry.
Pita is the pseudonym of Editions Mego founder Peter Rehberg. Born in London, Rehberg has resided in Vienna for term his adult life. It was here in the early 90’s that Rehberg harnessed aspects of noise, industrial, electro-acoustic and techno to develop a new approach to music. Whether constructing an album entirely from the recordings of a fridge or harnessing the live electronic potential of laptops soon after they hit the market Pita has always been at the forefront of contemporary radical music practice often paving the way for many to follow. Birthing the extreme computer music genre, scoring the works of controversial French theatre director Gisele Vienne, ongoing collaborations with Jim O’Rourke, Fennesz, Marcus Schmickler and Stephen O’Malley all define Rehberg’s open ended approach to the creative act. As head of the influential Editions Mego family of labels, he has released albums by renowned artists like Fennesz, Heather Leigh, Klara Lewis, Kevin Drumm, Thomas Brinkmann, Florian Hecker, Bernard Parmegiani, Russell Haswell, KTL, Iannis Xenakis, Oren Ambarchi, Bill Orcutt, Mark Fell and many more.
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