Ansatz der Maschine: 'Tunguska' / Support: DRIFTWOOD

New album and the last farewell 

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19:15 Doors
20:15 Driftwood
21:30 Ansatz der Maschine
23:00 End

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This last concert of the final tour will be an extra big party, to which additional musical friends will be invited later. Lineup tba.

Ansatz der Maschine

In 1908, on the banks of the Siberian River "Tunguska," the largest explosion ever measured took place. Eighty million trees were destroyed over an area of 2150 km2, but the impact crater was never found. Therefore, it remains a mystery what exactly happened.

This haunting event inspired Ansatz der Maschine to write an album about how time and space can simultaneously have a gigantic, but also only a very relative impact. An album that also focuses on the unstable moment of falling itself, the intense moment when you are completely at the mercy of the force of nature and you are not in control of your own destiny.

Farewell after 20 years

After 20 years and a lot of unforgettable club/festival shows and tours, Ansatz ends their warm story in beauty. The album features not only a lot of new songs but also reworkings of old iconic songs, some of which became "Duyster" classics.

In their characteristic way, they create an alienating and soft fairy-like world where field recordings and samples merge with classical instruments in a harmonic chaos - like how things are in nature or in life too. 


DRIFTWOOD is the quirky music project centered around artistic duo Sam De Bock (architect) and Patricia Vanneste (Sohnarr, Hydrogen Sea, ex-Balthazar). Their musical creations are like puzzles, constantly searching for the perfect fit of the various pieces. The fusion of Vanneste's melodic expression with De Bock's structural approach creates a unique harmony that allows the band to draw a distinctive sound that seeks common ground with Massive Attack, Tricky, Lamb and Tom Waits alike.

The twosome released their debut album Only Fighters Left Behind in February 2020 to rave reviews. A sometimes jet black exploration of the effects of loss, fear, inadequacy and their own disgust. Together with drummer, producer Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M, Atoms For Peace) and bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, Elvis Costello, The Black Crowes), they are currently working on a second album expected in fall 2024.

Live, the duo will be joined for this record by drummer Steven Van Gelder (Geike, Hydrogen Sea), bassist Sander Verstraete (Warhaus, Tamino) and guitarist Artan Buleshkaj (HAST, Anemic Cinema).

Sam De Bock (vocals, guitar), Patricia Vanneste (violin, vocals), Artan Buleshkaj (guitar, vocals), Sander Verstraete (bass, keys - Warhaus, Tamino), Steven Van Gelder (drums - Geike, Hydrogen Sea)

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