Musica, with a touch of philosophy & a pinch of sexual arousal. The complete spectrum of music with intrinsic qualities. Techno, ambient, new wave.
THE SELF has played numerous shows together with Mark Maenad as BLACK OYSTERS (live elektro/techno/rave) since 2009. Shows include a sold out NYE at Studio K, Amsterdam Dance Event, Panama, Paard van Troje, Andere Koek, Winston and many others. Shared the stage with the likes of MOTOR, T.Raumschmiere, Krause, Kraak&Smaak and Aucan.
Where BLACK OYSTERS was a ferocious hurricane, THE SELF aims to let the music do the work. A quality track selection from a number of related genres showcases an enormous depth in every set performed. THE SELF has already played at Andere Koek, BAUHAUS, Sziget, Paradiso, WORM Rotterdam (during the International Film Festival), Pand14, and Mediamatic, among others. He is also a welcome guest at many after parties, where he always manages to create the right atmosphere.
Expect unsettling and abstract techno, experimental ambient, drugged draggy witch house, drone and of course some pounding ass bass at the right moments.
The Self is also known as Noyster, the idiot-savant of Black Oysters, and sees spinning certain sounds in a certain flow of time as a meaningful coincidence with his own existence. Encounters with the anima, the shadow, the persona, the trickster and countless other archetypes all led up to the realization of the importance of the process of indivuation.
This eternal becoming of the Self carries within it a never ceasing confrontation with both painful and beautiful elements of Life Itself. Hoping that perhaps he can take along some listeners on a cerebral dancing journey to the center of their souls, Noyster has decided to dedicate himself to this thankful task under the slightly pretentious name of 'the Self'.
Oh, yeah, and of course you get to party as well.
by the Self