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2015 marks a special year for one of our favourite niche and experimental label’s, Denovali. To celebrate the landmark they have a series of events lined up across the whole of Europe (which kick off on Wednesday) as well as “a fine selection of vinyl represses” of their very first releases by artists and bands including, perhaps most notably for UK readers, Poppy Ackroyd (see photo above). Full details about the events and re-releases can be found below.

Denovali are an independent label who specialise in experimental, ambient, electronica, drone, modern composition, jazz. They’ve put out some brilliant releases over the last decade but recently, perhaps, they’ve become more well known for their brilliantly curated international festivals in Essen, Berlin and London.

Artists they’ve supported include such names as Neil On Impression (it), Daturah (ger), Coffin Dancer (us), The Coma Lillies (us), Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones (fr) and Poppy Ackroyd (uk). Names you may well not have heard before, but with the Denovali stamp of quality assured, you know they’ll be good.

From Denovali about the series of events they’ve set up:

“Denovali 10 is a concert series celebrating ten years of Denovali with live performances in selected European cities throughout 2015. Founded in 2005, Denovali is an internationally active label based in Germany currently representing around fifty artists from ninteen countries. Not confined to a specific genre the program of Denovali varies from experimental, ambient, drone, eletronica to jazz, modern composition and sound art. From May 2015 on Denovali 10 will carry over the atmosphere of the Denovali Festivals to other cities & venues.

“The venues hosting Denovali 10 are as varied as the artists performing: Ranging from a classcial concert space in Utrecht to an old cinema in Leipzig, from a former theatre in Prague to a club in Vienna, from a concert hall in the middle of Cologne’s green heart to an arts center in Leuven and a secret space in Munich, which will be revealed only shortly before the date approaches. With every stop the Denovali 10 lineup changes including 12 artists and acts in total: Orson Hentschel (ger) , Greg Haines (uk) , Carlos Cipa (ger), Petrels (uk), Ensemble Economique (us), Poppy Ackroyd (uk), Ricardo Donoso (bra), Field Rotation (ger), Floex (cz), Never Sol (cz), Piano Interrupted (uk) and Origamibiro (uk).”

This year’s Denovali Festivals …

  • 22.05.15 – 23.05.15 Denovali Festival London
  • 13.06.15 – 14.06.15 Denovali Festival Berlin
  • 01.10.15 – 04.10.15 Denovali Festival Essen

Denovali Re-Releases “in the context of 10 Years Of Denovali”:

  • Neil On Impression (it) – L’Ocano Delle Onde Che restano Onde Per Sempre
  • Daturah (ger) – s/t
  • Coffin Dancer (us) – Pax Romana
  • The Coma Lillies (us) – Memento Mori
  • The Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones (fr) – Metamanoir
  • Poppy Ackroyd (uk) – Escapement

Denovali can be found online here: denovali.com. They’re also on Facebook and tweet as @denovali.

Check out a vital playlist of artists taking part in Denovali’s 10 year celebration here, below which are more precise details about the live events.

 

13.05.15 Utrecht · TivoliVredenburg Hertz
Greg Haines (uk)
Orson Hentschel (ger)
Carlos Cipa (ger)
Petrels (uk)
:: Tickets: www.bit.ly/18ldsq2
:: Facebook Event: on.fb.me/1G0DOZF
14.05.15 Leuven · Stuk
Greg Haines (uk)
Petrels (uk)
Ensemble Economique (us)
Poppy Ackroyd (uk)
:: Tickets: www.bit.ly/1CENTIX
:: Facebook Event: on.fb.me/1wJeGaz
15.05.15 Cologne · Stadtgarten
Orson Hentschel (ger)
Poppy Ackroyd (uk)
Petrels (uk)
Carlos Cipa (ger)
:: Tickets: www.bit.ly/18SRxb1
:: Facebook Event: on.fb.me/1DOZ9CV
16.05.15 Munich · Hauskonzerte
Floex (cz)
Ricardo Donoso (bra)
Never Sol (cz)
Piano Interrupted (uk)
:: Tickets: www.hauskonzerte.com
17.05.15 Leipzig · Ut Connewitz
Piano Interrupted (uk)
Poppy Ackroyd (uk)
Ricardo Donoso (bra)
Field Rotation (ger)
:: Tickets: www.bit.ly/1FcOWT7
18.05.15 Prague · Palac Akropolis
Floex (cz)
Piano Interrupted (uk)
Origamibiro (uk)
Ensemble Economique (us)
:: Tickets: www.bit.ly/1aMsUxg
19.05.15 Wien · Das Werk
Ricardo Donoso (bra)
Piano Interrupted (uk)
Ensemble Economique (us)
:: Tickets: www.bit.ly/1zNwkoa
:: Facebook Event: on.fb.me/1DYjpov
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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.

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