Perlonex

Ignaz Schick – turntable, objects, sine waves, electronics
Joerg Maria Zeger –
electric guitars, effects 
Burkhard Beins –
drums, percussion, objects

PERLONEX was formed in late 1998 and has eversince performed, recorded and toured extensively through numerous countries . Over the years PERLONEX have created a unique blend of different styles – settling somewhere in the no man’s land between electro-acoustic improv, industrial noise, ambient, minimal and often even incorporate elements of psychedelic music. On their extensive tours they have performed in an extreme range of different settings; from academic contemporary music festivals via improv and electronica venues to rough underground and punk/noise clubs. They are frequently invited to prominent festivals all over Europe and have also performed in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia & the US.

In Autumn 2004 Perlonex invited two guests, Keith Rowe & Charlemagne Palestine, to join the trio for each one set at the Berlin Podewil. The event was labeled perlonex.tenions and the entire concert was released as a 2CD on the Ukrainian imprint Nexsound. Especially the meeting with Charlemagne Palestine turned into a very special and magic event, both as a musical and personal exchange. So since then every once in a while Perlonex teams up with Palestine and he has become a frequent guest to the group. Meanwhile there were more than a dozen of Perlonex & Palestine events in cities like Geneve, Paris, Bouronne, Vienna, Graz, Bologna, Berlin, Krems, Metz, Victoriaville,  … Thus the resulting music has become increasingly intense. Another live  double CD “It Aint Necessarily So” which is documenting the Vienna concert has been released in 2009 on Zarek.

Even though Perlonex normally don’t perform with guests they have made a few exceptions and besides Charlemagne Palestine also teamed up with R Keenan Lawler, Keith Rowe and with fabulous lapsteel guitarist Mike Cooper. In plus they collaborated with visual/video artists Ulrike Flaig (video feedback).

After those manifold collaborations Perlonex have recently focussed again on a series of “perlonex-only” concerts & recordings. Besides some older archival materials also the highly acclaimed perfromance of Echtzeitmusiktage 2010 at Sophiensäle will be released in 2015.

DISCOGRAPHY

Perlonex Bad Alchemy #35 7” EP Bad Alchemy 2000
Perlonex Perlonex CD Zarek 2000
Perlonex peripherique CD Zarek 2001
Perlonex/JuliJuni With Enemies Like These Who Needs Friends Split-LP Happy Zloty 2003
Perlonex +Keith Rowe/Charlemagne Palestine perlonex.tensions 2CD tba 2006
Perlonex & Charlemagne Palestine It Aint Necessarily So 2CD Zarek 2009
Compilation/Echtzeitmusik Berlin/3CD Mikroton 2012

selection of festival & club appearances

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