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Neon Lies – Zagreb – minimal Synth / Cold Wave / Post Punk
DOORS: 22:00h | START: 23:00h | Jugendkulturzentrum BASTA!
Hotherstraße 25 | 02826 Görlitz | Germany
Fatamorgana is a synth-pop duo who specialise in a variant of electronic post-punk that is both dreamy and danceable. Formed in Barcelona in the summer of 2017, the project sprang to life from the hearts and minds of Patrycja Proniewska and Louis Harding. What began as a bedroom project of sorts (monophonic synthesizers, 4-track cassette recordings) Fatamorgana soon blossomed into a functional live unit.
Early 2019 saw the release of their debut full-length ‚Terra Alta’, an 11 song LP full of sharp, hook-filled numbers, off the back of which the group toured extensively over Europe and North America.
With 2022’s ‚Ahora Aquí, Todavía No’, Fatamorgana continue to hone their craft, dishing out beats, hooks and atmospherics in generous servings, and whilst it retains much of the stark
minimalism of their first LP, this time, it somehow feels deeper, more lush and considered. Clearly influenced by music from the 1980s – synth-pop, new wave, post punk – Fatamorgana manage to create a sound that avoids standard retro manouevering, landing instead on something distinctly their own – an album made from cold sounds, that in their union become warm. A record that could just as easily soundtrack an afternoon’s solitary contemplation as a night on the dancefloor.
All the people:
“Loveless Adventures” is the third full length album and the most ambitious artistic output in Neon Lies’ discography, which will be released April 20th on multiple formats. Wave Tension Records, Cut Surface, Cosmic Brood and Black Verb Records teamed up for the 12” vinyl, while cd and tape are released on Periphylla and Mental Healing, respectively.
Neon Lies started as a synth wave bedroom one man project in late 2015 by Goran Lautar while he was still singing and playing guitar in Modern Delusion and The Celetoids, prominent bands from Zagreb D.I.Y. punk and post punk scene gathered around label Doomtown Records. Soon after that initial period, the project already became a full time one man band adventure.
Since then, Neon Lies toured and played shows endlessly, releasing two albums (“Neon Lies” and “II”) on Black Verb Records and Cosmic Brood Records. Also some limited lathe cut 7″singles for Vinylograph and tracks on numerous compilations, including couple of digital only EP’s for Balkan Veliki and Detonic Records have been released.
“Loveless Adventures” with its 9 tracks is a result of one year making and relentless touring and it’s a perfect blend of minimalistic lo-fi darkwave sound of Neon Lies’ early stages when Goran was revisiting his teenage crush for early minimal synth punk and proto-industrial, and the second album, when he was more into exploring experimentation with repetition, noise, electro and up to date sounds and ideas from European underground dance floors.
Das Konzert wird gefördert von:
Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM)