The Observatory (SGP) + Kong Klang

CC: 80,-
Doors open at 21.00.
Concert starts at 22.00.

Conceived in 1992, Lasse Myrvold (The Aller Værste!, Gøbbels a-go-go, Willkoks Talk, Jik jak Jennik, The Beste, etc.) initiated KONG KLANG as a singer/songwriter rock band.
Since then KONG KLANG has had numerous incarnations and members exploring new territories in film scoring, poetry and purer instrumental forms.
The current minimalist-oriented lineup consists of Terje Paulsen (Field recordings, damaged guitar and objects), Kristian Stangebye (Electronics), and Alf Sobakken (Visuals).

The Observatory – a name that seemingly implies passive objectivity, but which really describes a band whose musical output is an impassioned response to the society it is enmeshed in, a society divided, a society in tumult – where new forms of oppression must be actively met with new strategies for resistance.
The heart and soul of The Observatory is in its constant reinvention. The Observatory’s music is texturally complex and viscerally emotional, crossing wasted borders and musical extremities that parallel polarities within human existence, lyrically provoking and inspiring in a deeply enigmatic way.
The members are huge music fans. The gang of five draw inspiration from their Southeast Asian roots and contemporary heroes of new music and art. Fusing a wide mix of influences, their sound is a stirring concoction of potent and powerful extremes.

Oscilla Part 1 Hanoi Rock City, Vietnam from The Observatory on Vimeo.