The singer and rapper Signup (vocals, beats) and producer Michal Ho (beats, vocals) present their fourth album, their debut on A Tree in a Field, aptly named "||||". Ten tracks that oscillate between party beats and pogo-inducing riffs. Mostly down-tempo, they subvert chill hop, synth pop, trap, punk and electro traditions - constructing their own danceable vision of a musi-cal postmodernity in the no man's land between electronic beats, freestyle rap and psychedelic guitars.
Spartanly equipped with a sampler, drum machines and two mics, the duo explores its cosmos of diverse influences and consciously aims to elude a coherent narrative. Nevertheless, the music makes use of an aesthetic that permeates the album. Whether referring to sounds from electronica, as in the first half of the album, or increasingly supplementing it with guitars, as in the second half, the two recount the story of a wonderfully hap-py dystopian and hyper-capitalist society in distinctive chap-ters.
Zainab Lascandri (Signup) has been making a name for herself nationally and internationally as a graffiti artist, breakdancer and rapper since the mid-nineties. Through the work with director Tom Ryser she added acting. She accompanied Big Zis as a backup rapper on her "Quotaregler" tour. A few appearances on recordings followed, she entered into various collaborations, founded bands like Fading Snapshots, and Anymouse, learned to play drums and started singing. By chance, she met Michal Ho, their cooperation was so convincing that they formed the duo None Of Them. Their music is complemented by wild free-style shows featuring masks, costume and dance.
Michal Holy (Michal Ho) Michal Ho has been producing elec-tronic music since the mid-nineties - in projects like Mijatoho, Nocturnal Overload, Samim & Michal, Fakenoise and Subver-sions. Previously, he played bass in the avant-garde rock band Acid.Lactiq. Under the name Michal Ho, he released two albums, several EPs and remixes on labels like CNTXTS, Tuning Spork, Soul Jazz, Get Physical, Moon Harbour, Cocoon and Soma. Michal Ho's live music works just as well in the context of live bands as it does between DJs. While the focus is on danceability and groove, his performances can be pure improvisation within a jazz combo or precise sets in large techno clubs. In recent years he has played in more than 30 cities in Europe, Asia and America.
The record release show takes place on the 28.11.19 at Moods Zurich with Ester Poly, Dirty Slips and DJ Chiri Moya sharing the bill.