|Here comes THE Masterpiece of VON MAGNET since the album "El grito." The electromantics musicians mix genius electro colours with the heat of Flamenco music. The result is deep, strong, nostalgic and exalting. Caliente!!!!
The group/troupe Von Magnet distinguishes itself by a most artistical strange past/path. At first extremely active on the London club scene (1985 / 1989), then courted by the british avant-garde, they ended up attracting the attention of the post-industrial circuit in northern Europe where they tour regulary. Invited twice by the TransMusicales of Rennes, Holland“s Tegen Tonen, main feature act in city festivals (Brussels, Den Haag, Lille, Coimbra, Barcelona ...), occasionnally trouble makers during party club nights, site-specific installationists transforming disused churches, slaughterhouses, hospitals, car or boat factories, ethnic techno dissidents in rock venues or even mutant guests at various performances and happenings (Art galleries, T.V shows, street festivals, openings, opera ballets, etc), Von Magnet adapt to every situation.
From dramatical urban rituals and poignant futuristic flamenco interpretation to the most baffling scenographies and stagings, Von Magnet convey, with all the necessary rage, their spellbinding musical and electronically experimental shows. Based successively in Barcelona, Rennes, Amsterdam, Lille, Paris and Berlin, for each project gathering different creative teams and mixed peculiar tribes of performers, visual artists, dancers, musicians, designers or sculptors, Von Magnet is indeed one of the cybergypsy pionners of euro-culture.
Von Magnet: Laurence Abraham (violin); Flore Magnet (vocals); Rosa Sanchez (vocals); Erik Yaeger (percussion); Stocha (machines, saxophone, accordion, clarinet); Phil Von (lyrics, lead vocals); Pierre Vildard / Sigmoon (acoustic guitars, bouzouki, bass guitar, mandolin, electronic guitars)
Guests: Jingle (flamenco guitars, palmas); Nuria Kurland (sapateados, dance); Simon Lee (cojon, phone book percussion); Maud Caron (cello); Richard Cuvillier (trumpet); Vincent Vivien (bass clarinet); J.L.M. (bass guitar); M.S. Zanx (electric guitar, arrangements)