The Strange Encounters + Guests / Record Release Show (Part 2) at TiK Nord Theater im Kino

Thu Apr 25 2024 at 09:00 pm

Tik Nord - Theater im Kino | Berlin

The Strange Encounters
Publisher/HostThe Strange Encounters
The Strange Encounters + Guests \/ Record Release Show (Part 2) at TiK Nord Theater im Kino
Part Two of the The Strange Encounters' record release shows for "All in the Mind", out on Ports of Call Music and Subjangle, from April 26 (observable universe) and June 7 (UK) in all popular formats. You can't repeat it often enough, can you?
As from now on we are only playing in packed theaters or empty stadiums, the TiK Nord over yonder in Friedrichshain appeared to be an appropriate venue. We are delighted to have our friends and label mates MULHOLLAND, CONDRON, DOUCERAIN supporting us on this night. There will also be psychedelic visuals by Aquarium. In case you guys aren’t ready for that yet, but your kids are gonna love it.
And so, what does the labels say?
„An adventurous mixture of jangly Folk, Blues and Rock ‚n‘ Roll from the psychedelic heart of Berlin.“
Based on the compositions and close harmony vocals of singer/songwriters GUIDO KREUTZMÜLLER and JOE ARMSTRONG, THE STRANGE ENCOUNTERS take you on a trip with songs shining with pure beauty and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2018 the band has since played numerous gigs around Germany until the pandemic ground every­thing­ to a halt. Everything? Not really. During eases in lock down the band dug down in their own attic studio in Berlin together with producer THOMAS WOSNITZA to record ALL IN THE MIND, their first longplayer.
Released on April 26 (world) and June 7, 2024 (UK) on French label PORTS OF CALL MUSIC and South African label SUBJANGLE, this record squares the circle. In the respectable experiment of combining jangly Folk Pop tradition and bluesy Rock ‚n‘ Roll with psychedelic soundscapes and „artfremd“ improvisations, THE STRANGE ENCOUNTERS succeed in a seemingly effortless way. An album for the big screen: cohesive, surprising, multilayered.
Kreutzmüller and Armstrong are excellent observers, each with his own angle and background. In their lyrics they paint complex pictures, full of desire, sensitivity and selfawareness. Their stories come from a place of love as well as from the fascination for the everyday life and its characters. They tell of the big and small delusions and confusions in human relationships, as well as describing the social dislocations happen­ing next door, looking right into the abyss of the human soul in changing times. If the album seems to fall out of time, then it‘s �perfectly­ placed in the early 21st century. It‘s all in the mind.
As a touring band with sparkling guitars backed by a powerful rythm section around drummer BORIS FUST and bassist KAI FRESE, the bands‘ live set provides a wide range of twists and styles, raw, mature, unpolished and cool. In the „Jr.“-version as duo line-up, Kreutzmüller and Armstrong sparking the flame with intimate versions of their song catalogue, stripped down to acoustic and electric guitars and piano. Be it quiet or loud, seated or dancing – THE STRANGE ENCOUNTERS are a pure joy to experience.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Tik Nord - Theater im Kino, Rigaer Straße 77, 10247 Berlin, Deutschland,Berlin, Germany

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