BANDWIDTH consists of David Vilayleck aka Ayankoko and Mathieu Garrouste who practice a radical sound manipulation based on sound extractions with laptop, turntables, electric guitar, filters and other potential sound sources. Noisiness on low volume and almost minimal, its principles are sonic radicalism. Very fond of playing with guests since October 2011 they are joined by Amsterdam based austrian drummer Gerri Jäger to create abstract landscapes inspired by post-industrial.
Gerri Jäger: Through years of playing drums and percussions in numerous different bands from free-jazz to alt-rock, playing modern dance-improvs, experimental electronic club music and improvisation, Gerri Jäger developed into a flexible listening musician, looking for ways to expand boundaries in music using drums upgraded with electronics and all its possible deviant ways !
Current bands include Knalpot, EKE, Knalpot, Dutch and Whale Oil.
He has performed a.o. with Jozef Dimoluin, Franz Hauzinger, Ron Anderson, Wolter Wierbos, Han Bennink, Ab Baars, Achim Kaufmann, in Naked Wolf with Luc Ex, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Colin Stetson, Shazad Ismaily, Marc Ducret, Frank Möbus, Terrie Ex.
Gerri has toured throughout Europe, USA and Brazil, and has released albums on Rat Records, Eat Concrete, Red Note, PAO Records and Cuneiform..
@ Delicatessen, Amsterdam, Oct.2012
ON H.A.K Lo/Fi Records:
In this album recorded in studio with laptop, tapes, drums and electronics improvise and draw by digital noise, rather than analogue synths inspirations. it’s not electronic music, but sounds based on interruption, dynamic, intensity…
A bandwidth of a hail of information, encoded and compressed, made audible and manipulated, but very similar to the original signal.
« A contemporary ambient noise music akin to noise and shouting, where irritating bursts meet devastated post-industrial landscapes. a human hand can sometimes be felt. »
@ Studio Loos, Den Haag, Oct 2012