Rosa Anschütz & Croatian Amor
Rosa Anschütz is a German artist, composer and vocalist based in Berlin and Vienna. Anschütz investigates and utilises various fields of Transmedia Arts with a focus on sound,
Rosa Anschütz is a German artist, composer and vocalist based in Berlin and Vienna. Anschütz investigates and utilises various fields of Transmedia Arts with a focus on sound, object and scenery including photography and film, creating a collage within and beyond her music.
As a performer Anschütz embeds her reverberated voice – oscillating between singing and spoken words – in the delicately constructed sound structures that she creates with guitar, bass, drum machine and modular synthesizer. Her voice softly floats without losing its depth through the ethereal and hypnotic sound spheres – from the sacred, gloomy mood reminiscent of Nico to the post-punk aura of Joy Divisions.
With the debut record „Rigid“, which came out on Quiet Love Records in 2019, Anschütz successfully amalgamated her daily notes and rituals as well as the highs and lows of the emotions into the stunning EP. It was soon followed by „Votive“, her first full length album featuring a collection of nine ‘votives’, through which the artist rendered not only her sonic gift but also the physical transformation of the offerings as the ceramic objects. The album „Votive“ received highly acclaimed reviews such as‘fascinating, captivating album down to the last chord’ to ‘an impressive work that sums up the world of feelings.’
Croatian Amor is the solo alias of Loke Rahbek. Croatian Amor realises a distinct and brilliant intimacy about the bracing pace and chronicles of the contemporary world. Hailing from Copenhagen, Rahbek operates the label Posh Isolation, a place of incubation for many artists from across Scandinavian experimental music, including many of his own collaborators. As Croatian Amor, Rahbek’s most crucial and imaginative account is laid bare.
Often using a mesh of real events and places as a platform for a largely dreamlike play, Croatian Amor composing with pop artefacts of the circuits that interlace our lives. Sometimes speaking in loneliness, though often telling of trysts, Croatian Amor presents a longing for indeterminate sensation. Employing a medley of diffuse electronic music traditions, fantastical synthetic worlds are evoked to make this world just a little more habitable.