DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE / HAIEN KONTRA
formed in East London in 2001.
/ HAIEN KONTRA perform internationally.
/ HAIEN KONTRA work with noise, silence and abjection.
/ HAIEN KONTRA transgress all notions of what a performance can
American tour coinciding with their new release: “Humiliated” CD
Tochnit Aleph (Berlin)
And a reissue of
their first work “Luxury” CD
Tochnit Aleph (Berlin)
preconceptions of what a live event should be and degrading its
components - the sound, the performance, the audience - without
imposing aesthetic or moral limits: this is the reason for being of
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra, the project born in 2001 from the
minds of two of the most unpredictable and 'conceptual' contemporary
sonic activists: Mattin and
"[sic] Goldie. Ferocity and immobility, instruments abused and unused,
musicians zombiefied in their 'stage persona' and in general the sense
of psychosis, of necessary superfluousness that gushes from every
gesture, from each decision taken by this anglo-basco duo make their
live event an experience that is all but impossible to relate to, at
least until they've stripped you of the costuming of dominant culture.
"[sic] Goldie is one of the most original noise musician/performers on
the European scene. His double album "ABJECTOR"[sic] is a violent and
considered examination of the fragmentation of language, the
de-composition of instrumental research and the painful suffering that
accompanies it. Far from any current or cultural influence, Goldie's
work places itself in a unique conceptual universe, and its cruel voice
warbles a mix of agony and ecstasy. Netmage Festival, Italy 2009"
"The most abject
music ever made against the reproduction of stereotypes. When
noise becomes impotence, when impotence becomes a weapon. Noise and
improvisation never done before, including elements of performance and
conceptual art. Overdose of meaning, sucked into vacuum of dissolution.
You never know where your are. DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE/HAIEN KONTRA formed
in 2001 in Hackney, East London. Noumenal power improv where anything
can happen. The improvisation is no longer happening just with
musicians and their instruments but on the head of the spectator.
Frustration as psychological danger. We all are
spectators: appearance of dissolution mirroring the averageness of our lives. Something
must be done." Mattin 2009
HAEMORRHAGE/HAIEN KONTRA collaborated with some of the most
radical and legendary musicians in the avant-garde such
as Eddie Prevost (AMM) and Philip Best (Consumer
HAEMORRHAGE/HAIEN KONTRA performed in European festivals such as Netmage
(Bologna), Abject Music (Berlin), MEM (Bilbao) and
TheErrorIsMedia (London). They
recently depleted a residency at Worm (Rotterdam).