‘The only stability we know is death’
Entering the darker autumn days, Zenevloed returns to OCCII presenting Kollaps’ Mechanical Christ tour to the grounds of Amsterdam.
Kollaps – Live (Melbourne)
Australian post-industrialists Kollaps are a three piece creating a unique brand of primitive noise “intended for degenerates and outsiders”. The bands’ distinctive primordial tones are created using appropriated waste materials like scrap metal, raw plastics and steel plates combined with blistering percussion, bass and vocals. This is no empty “industrial” gesture, for the band this process of creation facilitates the literal use of postmodern society against itself.|
Mechanical Christ, the bands’ sophomore release, is a conceptual continuation of its predecessor Sibling Lovers. This release sees Kollaps further their exploration of the inherent societal sickness of our times, one that manifests itself in the debasement of individual morality. Themes of exploitation, vengeance, drug addiction, paranoia and slave labour are part of a dissonant, inverted morality play. Testament to the bands’ evolving conceptual depth are the overarching themes of love, life and death that offer a sense of shared experience in the discomfort of the universal human experience. Known for their violent and nihilistic stage performances, this recording encapsulates with harsher clarity the visceral confrontation that is Kollaps’ live act.
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Video Installation _________
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nucleolith video installation by unn
collaborative sound: unn + Kujo
Individuals prone to epileptic seizures are advised to avoid the video installation due to intense stroboscopic lighting.
Damage: 10 euro
Location: OCCII – Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam, NH 1075 XL