Radian

Radian, Coverfoto für das Album
Radian, Coverfoto für das Album "On Dark Silent Off", 2016 © Rania Moslam

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Genre(s): Electronic
From: Vienna, Austria
Label: thrilljockey.com/index
Booking: tea@julietippex.com
Contact: info@radian.at
Website: www.radian.at/
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BIOGRAPHY

Radian are considered pioneers of the Viennese electronic scene.  For two decades this trio has dedicated themselves to the research and development of new electronic soundscapes. Radian is Martin Brandlmayr (drums, electronics), John Norman (bass), and Martin Siewert (guitars, electronics), who have been influenced by and shaped Vienna’s vivid scene of electronica in the early 2000s.

The title of their album, “On Dark Silent Off” (2016), is a nod to Ad Reinhardt, whose art and theory has been influential on the trio. In an album review, Pitchfork marks that “Radian’s brand of art rock has always gone down surprisingly smooth in whole-album servings, but they’ve outdone themselves on every level here.” 

The juxtaposition of extremes (on/off) is present in Radian’s work: the contrast between light and darkness;  and in musical terms, sound and silence and brightness/darkness of timbre.  Radian creates a field of tension between extreme dynamics, freely improvised parts and meticulous construction, an inherent contrast between soft sounds and sharp edits. 

 

 

 

 


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