Project / Band — 2015 - 2018
Concept Punk — or a very successful attempt to put a shit idea into practice.
The idea for Rattenscheiße was born as utopia. A punk band that diligently follows rules seemed to be perfectly opposed to the principle of punk.
The three rules that underlie the project, initially developed as a thought experiment, are based on best practices of punk bands. But in their implementation they are not too easy to implement ...
1. Everyone plays the instrument they are least proficient in
2. All songs must be written the evening before the concert
3. A beer is drunk on stage after each of the 9 songs
When Rat Shit was on stage for the first time in 2015 at the Cortina Bob in Kreuzberg, and the »band« became aware what following the rules meant to their mental and physical condition, it was decided to end the project immediately after this first concert.
The third and last Rattenscheiße concert took place on OCT 13. 2018 in Mönchengladbach.
So that the Rattenscheiße songs could live on after the project was finished, Herren von Zzet recorded them in their studio to immortalize and release them as an album.
zzet is the origin of the Herren von Zzet. In the beginning zzet was a live band for improvised electronic music. But in the meantime the improvisation has become a way of composing and producing.
zzessions are nights of improvised music. From the electronic they move in all kinds of musical directions. Coincidences and audience interactions are not only desired but are purposefully incorporated. Together with various guest musicians and artists, Herren von Zzet create evening-long shows for all senses, which are always based on a central theme.
In this tribute band project, Herren von Zzet team up with some musician friends to honor an underdog of the Berlin music scene who has been forgotten since the 80s.
Under the name »Radio Sülze«, the Herren create short radio broadcasts, which they not only make up, but also freely improvise. The output is nothing short of nonsense, which is no reason for them not to do it - quite the opposite.
Herren von Zzet said »Hallo!« and made noises and music — for an animated film by Alex Gellner, which you can watch here.
Niklas Kröger — his groove, his hobbyhorse. An antelope on the tape. Dark water on the playground. Downbeat seeks electronica. Thunder and Glory. Sculpted figures. Atmospheric glider. Drifting rider. Further. Until the end. You turn the tape over again. Play. Wonderful.
Intertwined lines in waving brocade. Beats like jeans. Samples like corduroy. Funky colourful German pop skirts. Jazzy electronic triphop hotpants. Freely spread across the room. All drawers are empty. He takes off your socks in style. At the end is a naked laugh. Wonderful.
Rhythmic run over damp moss. Crackling undergrowth. Crystals in water. Alien planet. Between echo and reverb out into the thicket. Behind it is Christoph Herrmann. Beating the electrified eardrum. Feeding the cochlea with psychedelic mushrooms. You wake up with an earworm in your hair. Wonderful.