- Hi All! This is so exciting to announce! Robotzen playing a small venue where you
can get right up close. Not to mention at the last kabarett we had people trek from
all over the place (NYC, Troy, Seattle!, NH, Montreal) just to see the show! It's been
amazing and we have YOU guys to thank!
Hey All, thought you might be ineterested in our latest show.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday April 2, 2005:
Please don't call us electro!
Robotzen release their second CD The Violence Factors In
Please don't call them electro or electroclash, Robotzen is very sensitive about
keeping themselves separated from the pack of retro-80's bands. Think of them
more as a European style band in the vein of Belgian Praga Kahn, who never
actually abandoned the 80's, but who has constantly developed over time.
Obsessive about sampling only their own work, all of their sounds and beats are
organic, and they master everything on MacG4 Powerbooks.
Called "poprocktronica", "psychedelic techno", and even "metal" by one reviewer,
Robotzen have coined their own style of music, which they call Digital Crash. For
them this term can encompass their love of old masters like Parliament-Funkadelic,
Curtis Mayfield, and Jimi Hendrix; and their capacity to have alot in common with
Aphex Twin, Atari Teenage Riot and Switchblade Symphony. The line up includes
Providence native who goes by the moniker Steve Robot, Austrian actress/singer
Sue Zen and local arts muse/booking agent DJ-1988. They will be celebrating the
release of their new CD at the Ominous Collective's monthly series, Kabarett 16-bit
at the Zeitgeist Gallery.
Very special guest for this Kabarett 16 Bit will be Catherine Sasanov, poet and
playwright, reading from her newest work about La Santa Muerte (St. Death) in
Mexico City. Sasanov is the author of poetry collections Traditions of Bread and
Violence (Four Way Books) and All the Blood Tethers (Northeastern University
Press) and librettist for the theater piece Las Horas de Belén: A Book of Hours
commissioned by Mabou Mines. She has received fellowships from the Rockefeller
Foundation, the NEA, and Mexico's National Fund for Culture and the Arts, all of
which have helped her track down the relatives of a long dead Italian saint, bring to
light the histories of women locked away in the religious sanctuary-turned-prison of
Belen, and interview the followers of St. Death in Mexico City.
Also performing that evening will be Ominous Collective members Seven Sunless
Days (gothic/industrial/darkwave) and The Illegitimate Theatre Company (performing,
appropriately, an Appalachian-snake-charmer-sounding tune) writer/provocateur
Edrie, and the mysterious anthropologist by day/bellydancer by night Badriya. With
non-collective members Tim Olevsky and The Breadweather Biologists. Your host
will be the ever trashy MC diva Jutta. Ominous Collective's monthly series, Kabarett
16-bit is at the Zeitgeist Gallery., 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square Cambridge on
April 9, 2005 7pm-11:30pm. For more info call 617-495-1742 or
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