Tickets – Sylvie Kreusch Berlin
Mit großartigen Live-Shows, mitreißenden Songs und einem grandiosen Gespür für kunstvollen Pop gehört Sylvie Kreusch inzwischen zu einer der Grandes Dames der belgischen Popwelt. Auch auf ihrem zuletzt erschienenen Debütalbum „Montbray“ setzt sie ihre Ausdrucksstärke und ihr feines Gespür für experimentelle Stile fort und schafft zusammen mit ihren faszinierenden Auftritten ein Gesamtkunstwerk aus Musik, Lyrik und Performance. Mit diesem Talent unterstützte sie auch bereits Warhaus, das Solo-Projekt von Balthazars Maarten Devoldere und komponierte für Mode und Film. Hut ab, Vorhang auf!
Ryder The Eagle has been navigating and exploring both the brightest and darkest sides of love for over half a decade, using music as a therapy, travels as a cure and live performances as a catharsis. His first E.P « The Ride Of love » (2017) was written in Paris and was an ode to his wife and the concept of true love. He then experienced the devastating power of deception and disillusion, moved to London and put out his second E.P « Free Porn » (2019). He eventually went through a divorce after his ten year relationship, moved to Mexico City and released his first album « Follymoon » (2022), a sonically lush and demented logbook in which every aspect of the romantic mourning process was addressed, from the depth of loneliness to the frantic (failed) attempts at loving again. The thirty three year old divorcé took his heart-broken mariachi character on the road and played over a hundred shows in less than six months, dragging his cabaret-like karaoke all over Mexico, the USA, Canada and Europe. After clandestinely busking on the streets of Austin, Texas in 2020 while on a cross-country American Greyhound epic, he was finally invited to play at SXSW 2022 as an official artist. He supported Adam Green on numerous US and Europe tours, opened for Franz Ferdinand throughout Europe and headlined sold out shows in Paris.
Exhausted but enamoured at last, Ryder fled to Greece with his new girlfriend and set up his 4-track cassette recorder and Yamaha 80’s church organ in an old house on the island of Evia. He wrote, recorded and self-produced « Megachurch », a melancholic and solemn auto-sermon in which he comes to terms with his past and stares at his future, deconstructing his old faith while drawing the outline of a new one. The hopeful nine songs were written and recorded in less than two months, the analog tape format forcing Ryder to commit fully at every step of the recording process, leaving no space for perfectionism, doubts or second guesses. Ryder gave birth to his rawest yet purest album to date, finding redemption in synthy soundscapes, lyric melodies and poetic songwriting. His girlfriend, the french photographer and painter Eloïse Labarbe-Lafon photographed and hand painted the artwork of « Megachurch », matching the album’s organic feel. The record was mixed in L.A by Noah Georgeson (The Strokes, Devendra Banhart, Adam Green, Rodrigo Amarante, Little Joy) and mastered in L.A by Brian Lucey (Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, The Last Shadow Puppets, David Lynch). It will be released on March 10th and Ryder will be embarking on a world tour for the rest of 2023.