Fast becoming a tradition, Red Bull Music and CTM Festival will present a high-voltage closing concert for the festival’s 10-day marathon of musical Turmoil. And no band epitomizes such turmoil more than legendary techno-primitivists Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft or DAF.
Provocation, subverting expectations, and messing-up taboos has always been at the core of DAF’s campy enactment of totalitarian manoeuvres and lustrous hard-bodied sex, of their arty abstractions, and their politically-charged mockery which they aimed against all ideologies: “We make music for the booty and for the brain. Music that is rhythmic and intelligent at the same time. The main thing is that it makes you move.”
Opening the night, Berlin via NYC & LA darkwave outfit Bestial Mouths combines pumping industrial synth lines with raw, fearless vocals that range from operatic, extended-technique furies to shouted monologues. Their bewitching music takes audiences on a dialectical journey juxtaposing consciousness and unconsciousness. Vocalist Lynette Cerezo recounts soul-shaking visions with anecdotal abstractions from her personal past, invoking the darkest depths of the human condition.
Following the concert, Red Bull Music and CTM have also teamed up to present the CTM x RED BULL MUSIC Present CTM 2018 Phase-Out.