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Bruno Pronsato's Upcoming Gigs
Saturday 01 February, 2014
Bunkernacht, Goethebunker, Essen, Germany
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Bruno Pronsato (live)
With his heady, intricately woven tracks and ominously funky live performances, Bruno Pronsato is one of techno‚Äôs most intriguing artists. His sound is full of contradictions: abstract but organic, sexy but drab, and though most of his records could easily stir a dance floor, they exist purely for themselves, never compromised for club potential. In music, as in life, Bruno likes to get weird, and the suspense that permeates his music often earns him the title of ‚Äúminimal.‚Äù But it‚Äôs the deeply emotional moments ‚Äî the warm, amber tones of tracks like ‚ÄúWhat We Wish,‚Äù ‚ÄúAt Home I‚Äôm a Tourist‚Äù and ‚ÄúThe Make Up The Break Up‚Äù‚Äî that point to Bruno‚Äôs true objective: as he blurted out to an Italian journalist last year, ‚ÄúI just want to make romantic techno.‚Äù
In 2006, Bruno moved from Seattle to Berlin to do techno full time, and it wasn‚Äôt long before he made a name for himself. His debut 12" was released in 2003 on Orac, a Kompakt distributed label, and was followed the next year by a full-length album, ‚ÄúSilver Cities‚Äù. Soon Bruno had the attention of labels like Philpot and Musique Risqu√©e, both of whom released Bruno‚Äôs next EP‚Äôs. By 2005, Bruno‚Äôs live performance ‚Äî an unusually nimble and improvisatory act ‚Äî began receiving praise from XLR8R, The Wire, and dozens of underground European zines. It also piqued the interest of Ricardo Villalobos and Perlon boss Zip, who invited Bruno to play in their laptop super-group, Narod Niki. Around this time, Bruno formed a duo with Sammy Dee called ‚ÄúHalf Hawaii‚Äù. The pair played at nightclubs around Europe and international festivals like Mutek, and released two slick minimal records on Perlon and Hello? Repeat. But Bruno‚Äôs real breakthrough came in 2007 when he released ‚ÄúWhy Can‚Äôt We Be Like Us‚Äù, a strange and beautiful album that received a ‚Äú5/5‚Äù from Resident Advisor and endless accolades throughout the blogosphere. This secured Bruno‚Äôs position as one of techno‚Äôs most imaginative and virtuosic artists, a reputation he easily maintained with his next two releases: the weird and sultry ‚ÄúWhere‚Äôd You Learn to Kiss That Way‚Äù on Hello? Repeat, and ‚ÄúTake 1/ Take 2‚Äù, a jazz-infected house jam he did with Daze Maxim, under the name Others.
In 2009, Bruno started his own label, thesongsays. It was partly a matter of necessity; he needed an imprint for his most ambitious work yet, a 38-minute epic called ‚ÄúThe Make Up The Break Up‚Äù, so he decided to simply release it himself. Possibly his best work to date, ‚ÄúThe Make Up The Break Up‚Äù received a deluge of praise upon its release, including another ‚Äú5/5‚Äù from Resident Advisor. Later that year, thesongsays released its second record, a debut EP called ‚ÄúWhat I‚Äôve Lost‚Äù by Benoit & Sergio. Dripping with half-ironic romantic sentiment, ‚ÄúWhat I‚Äôve Lost‚Äù is a daringly unfashionable EP that, perhaps even more than his own tracks, reveals Bruno for who he truly is: a post-punk inspired techno artist that loves staying up all night, sipping whiskey with his pinky crooked. by Will Lynch
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Marysia Shepheard | Agent
Phone: +49 157 786 779 67
General Contact: thesongsays
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