“That’s how we sometimes sound like”

To be honest, i’m not a big fan of the austrian/viennese music scene. Mostly because we have rather relaxing stuff here. Sure, there are some pieces that come near to "blows your head off" – for example Pulsinger & Tunakans "Schwanensee Remixed" ("Swanlake Remixed"). A genious goose-pimpling piece of music when performed with the dancers.
Maybe i haven’t looked for local mindblowing bands enough, but Thalija (german – and in case you wonder, yes they have a j now in their name) is the only viennese band i know of that fulfills these musical desires.
Singer Magali 3 band members playing live 15 (yes fifteen) people, 14 men, 1 woman – 6 guitars, 3 bass-guitars, 2 drums, 1 guitar/keyboard, 1 keyboard, 1 synthesizer/sampler, 1 vocal chord (that is used as another instrument). Their music takes time to develop itself, floats around and then gets from “soft and dreamy” into “heavy and loud but beautiful” in, sometimes, a few seconds.
I wish i had more material for you, i wish i could announce a concert (which i will anyway), however, everything i have are my photos from their concert in april, and some mp3s encoded in a very bad quality, and one unfinished mp3 (german – look for the button with the mp3 link). I hope you have already stopped reading this text and clicked the links to enjoy.

4 Comments so far

  1. (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2004 @ 3:42 am

    thats >> that’s

  2. johannes grenzfurthner (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2004 @ 3:48 am

    i think the viennese music scene is quite productive and there are really interesting acts.

  3. philipp droessler (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2004 @ 4:21 am

    bah. humbug!

  4. Karin Harrasser (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2004 @ 4:56 am

    Let me have a guess: The 1 woman is the singer? This has of course nothing to do with the quality of the band, but still …

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