The American avant-garde band Horse Lord’s sonic universe crackles with krautrock and post-punk fused with Appalachian string bands and electro-acoustic music.
Influenced by avant-garde composers La Monte Young and James Tenney, the band uses pure tuning where the guitarists play rebuilt guitars with repositioned frets, retuned and adapted by guitarist Owen Gardner. The band consists of Andrew Bernstein sax/percussion, Max Eilbacher, bass/electronics, Sam Haberman, drums and the aforementioned Owen Gardner, guitar.
In addition to the custom-designed guitars, Horse Lords use modular synths, algorithmic composition and microtonality to arrive at their soundscape.
Horse Lords formed in 2010 and released their first self-titled record in 2012. The band toured with Matmos, Guerilla Toss and Guardian Alien, and played festivals such as Hopscotch Music Festival, North by Northeast and Fields Fest. Last record Comradely Objects was released in 2022.
Now these avant-garde minimalist postkraut rockers are coming to Fasching. And as always, this should not be missed by anyone who has seen names like Steve Reich, Tinariwen, Fela Kuti and German art-rockers Neu flicker past. Horse Lords pick everything up in their own happy paddock.