March 12, 2019

The Young Gods: Data Mirage Tangram

photo: Mehdi Benkler

In hindsight Swiss experimental industrial pioneers The Young Gods were ahead of their time, using samples before pretty much anybody in rock and leaning heavy on electronics in general. Their signature techno noise was huge influence n fellow musicians, including big names like David Bowie and The Edge. Founded in 1985 they are still going strong and leading the way to uncharted territories.

On their latest album Data Mirage Tangram singer Franz Treichler acts a master of ceremonies, with lyrics in French and English (no German this time). The seven songs or more actually soundscapes - the same number of pieces that are used for the Japanese puzzle after which the record was named - are like a maze, with twists and turns than can fit in pretty much anyway you want too. Expectations are met and turned upside down again. Their musical approach is now familiar in avant-rock circles, but don't accuse them of sounding like such and such - changes are it's actually the other way around.

The Young Gods:
Franz Treichler: vocals, sampler, computer, guitars
Cesare Pizzi: sampler, computer
Bernard Trontin: drums, electronics

Data Mirage Tangram is a self-released album. Buy it (vinyl, CD, digital) from their website.

Tracks:
  1. Entre en matière
  2. Tear Up The Red Sky
  3. Figure sans nom
  4. Moon Above
  5. All My Skin Standing
  6. You Gave Me A Name
  7. Everythem

Live dates:
  • 03/21 Les Docks — Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 03/22 Maroquinerie — Paris, France
  • 03/23 O2 Academy Islington — London UK
  • 03/24 Le Botanique — Brussels BE
  • 03/27 Paradiso Noord — Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 03/28 Music & Frieden — Berlin, Germany
  • 03/29 Palác Akropolis — Prague, Ceech Repiublic
  • 03/30 Palác Akropolis — Prague, Ceech Repiublic
  • 03/31 Tabacka Kulturfabrik — Košice, Slovakia
  • 04/02 Kwadrat — Krakow, Poland
  • 04/03 A38 — Budapest, Hungary
  • 04/04 Flex — Wien, Austria
  • 04/05 Mochvara — Zagreb, Croatia
  • 04/06 Kino Šiška — LjubljanaSlovenia
  • 04/07 Legend Club — Milan, Tkaly
  • 04/10 Ninkasi — Lyon, France
  • 04/12 Razzmatazz 2 — Barcelona, Spain
  • 04/13 Caracol — Madrid, Spain
  • 04/14 LAV — Lisboa, Portugal
  • 04/15 Hard Club — Porto, Portugal
  • 04/17 Metronum — Toulouse, France
  • 04/19 Salzhaus — Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 04/20 Czar Fest — Basel, Switzerland
  • 04/25 Foce — Lugano, Switzerland
  • 04/26 Dachstock — Bern, Switzerland
  • 04/27 Bikini Test — La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
  • 07/23 HellFest — Clisson, France
  • 11/20 La Laiterie — Strasbourg, France
  • 11/24 La Machine — Paris, France
  • 12/03 Palác Akropolis — Prague, Ceech Repiublic

» younggods.com

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