Wælder

Live Act Electronica Alternative Electronica Ambient Experimental Pop
Wælder - Electronica Alternative Electronica Ambient Experimental Pop Live Act in Wien

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The Electronica of WÆLDER from Berlin and Vienna oscillates between Ambient, Noise and experimental Pop, it scrapes past weird Folk and LoFi and sounds so organic, one can almost hear it breathe. Their beats and synths build landscapes of rugged cliffs and mossy ground that are teeming and crawling – warm and damp, magical, peculiar and harmonic like life itself. There are bscure samples, voices, field recordings, as well as countless instruments...

WÆLDER work in different places, at different times. They are Jan Preissler from Berlin, handling guitars, bass, mandolin, piano, bagpipes and vocals, and Moritz Nahold from Vienna, classically trained on cello, saxophone and drums but responsible for synths, beats, soundscapes and noises on their album debut “Anachronie”. The two protagonist’s marked musicality is certainly one of the reasons making “Anachronie“ such an effortlessly floating listening experience. They are 23 and 25 years old. They play or have played in orchestras, jazz ensembles, stoner rock and punk bands and work apart from WÆLDER as musicians for theatre and film.

The vocals on “Anachronie“ are fragmented, pitched, layered and looped – deprived of familiar meanings, natural flow of language or even conclusive gender determination. WÆLDER realign them into androgynous- electroid evocations, faintly reminiscent of Tibetan mantras or shamanic healing songs –softly unsettling, hypnotic and embedded with the music just like another instrument. Yet, the vocals do onemore thing to these tracks: they transform the post-dubstep of WÆLDER into electronic pop songs.
“Anachronie“, the album’s title, describes the narration of stories by dissolving the chronology of the process. Withholdingfrom or preponing details or story elements,thereby structuring, filtering, distorting or alienatingthe audience’sperception. It’s a beautiful description of the band’s operating principles.
“Our songs don’t function as narratives“ says Jan Preissler. “The interpretation is supposed to emerge with the listener. Even for the two of us, they have different effects and interpretive scopes.“ Jan associates colors with the songs, such as the accordingly titled “gruen“ (German for ‚green’). Others evoke states such as insomnia and depression. “bruxelles“ samples the breathing of a sleeping band mate in the tourbus. “maoi“, label for the first commercially marketed anti-depressant, conjures nervous states of anxiety in its rumpus beats and contrasts them with tender, fragile sedation phases. Even extremely danceable tracks such as “381“ and “fabel“ are never conventionally arranged or over-produced. They remain airy and weirdly intergrown.
The sounds and melodies of WÆLDER are catchy but queer and just like the vocals, they teeter on the brink between reality and dream, between science and evocation.

The Electronica of WÆLDER from Berlin and Vienna oscillates between Ambient, Noise and experimental Pop, it scrapes past weird Folk and LoFi and sounds so organic, one can almost hear it breathe. Their beats and synths build landscapes of rugged cliffs and mossy ground that are teeming and crawling – warm and damp, magical, peculiar and harmonic like life itself. There are bscure samples, voices, field recordings, as well as countless instruments...

WÆLDER work in different places, at different times. They are Jan Preissler from Berlin, handling guitars, bass, mandolin, piano, bagpipes and vocals, and Moritz Nahold from Vienna, classicall...

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Past Gigs Wælder

  • 10 | 2016 West Germany - Berlin (DE)
  • 10 | 2016 Lokomov - Chemnitz (DE)
  • 10 | 2016 Frau Korte - Erfurt (DE)
  • 10 | 2016 Alte Kupferschmiede - Gießen (DE)
  • 10 | 2016 Kammerspiele Bar - München (DE)
  • 10 | 2016 WUK - Wien (AT) Waves Vienna 2016
  • 08 | 2016 Stival - Kassel (DE)
  • 08 | 2016 Insect Lounge - Oederan (DE)
  • 04 | 2016 Tallinn Music Week - Tallinn (EST)
  • 04 | 2016 K.K. fon Stricka villa - Riga (LT)
  • 03 | 2016 Arena - Wien (AT)
  • 12 | 2015 Neues Schauspiel - Leipzig (DE)
  • 12 | 2015 Berghain Kantine - Berlin (DE)
  • 12 | 2015 Artderkultur - Dresden (DE)
  • 08 | 2014 Pratersauna - Wien (AT)
  • 05 | 2014 Jazzkeller - Krems (AT)
  • 02 | 2014 Zottegem (BEL) - Dunk Records WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 Salzburg - Sub WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 Kortrijk (BEL) - cinépalace WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 Brighton (UK) - Green Door Store WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 Heilbronn - Complex 23 WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 Canterbury (UK) - Lilford Gallery WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 London (UK) - Old Blue Last WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 Brussels (BEL) WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 Saarbrücken - Esszimmer WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 02 | 2014 Mönchengladbach - Projekt 42 WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 01 | 2014 Linz - Stadtwerkstatt Support Shaban & Käptn Peng
  • 01 | 2014 Salzburg - Rockhouse Support Shaban & Käptn Peng
  • 01 | 2014 Graz - Volkshaus Support Shaban & Käptn Peng
  • 01 | 2014 Wien - Celeste WÆLDER TOUR Winter 2014
  • 12 | 2013 Novo Mesto - Lokalpatriot
  • 12 | 2013 Graz - Kunsthure
  • 12 | 2013 Wien - Rhiz
  • 12 | 2013 Wolfsberg - Container
  • 11 | 2013 Augsburg - Mahagoni Bar
  • 11 | 2013 Frankfurt a. M. - Phonophon
  • 11 | 2013 Wien - Spice
  • 11 | 2013 Graz - PPC Styrian Stylez 2013
  • 10 | 2013 Wien - Auslage Batti Vernissage
  • 10 | 2013 Graz - Forum Stadtpark Elevate! The Park
  • 10 | 2013 Berlin - BerlinCommunityRadio
  • 08 | 2013 Linz - Smaragd WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Berlin - Studio8 WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Wien - Zaubereiministerium WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Hamburg - 13.Stock WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Hannover - KüGäLi WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Graz - KleineFreieGalerie WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Berlin - MeinHausAmSee WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Wien - FlucWanne WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Hamburg - Artstore WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 bei Leipzig (D) Keine Fische Aber Grethen Festival
  • 08 | 2013 Lindabrunn (AT) Erntefestival
  • 08 | 2013 Leipzig - Dr.Seltsam WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Dresden - Buche4 WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Berlin - RadioAlexOffenerKanal WÆLDER TOUR Sommer 2013
  • 08 | 2013 Trzebiatow (PL) Plötzlich am Meer Festival

Discography Wælder

  • 2015 Anachronie Album | Kreismusik
  • 2013 FIRN EP |

Media

  • Video Wælder - Kwer
  • Video Wælder - In
  • Video Waelder LIVE Session
  • Video WÆLDER '381' (Official Video)
  • Video WÆLDER 'die Tugend' (offici...
  • Video WÆLDER 'Firn' (official video)
  • Sound Khartum
  • Video Wælder - Feder

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2,175 Fans
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223 Follower

Origin

  • Wien AT

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Moritz Nahold Music
  • Jan Preissler Music