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"Her dark, dramatic voice lets our blood flow backwards." - BEWEGUNGSMELDER
MONA MUR, german vocalist, composer of edgy video game scores ("Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days"), and Industrial Music legend EN ESCH, known as KMFDM co-founder and stunning frontman, team up on stage and in the studio to celebtrate "The Fine Art of Beauty and Violence".
The Duo unleases an inferno of electronic drum loops & basses, dirty organs and wreckless feedback guitars, elektro-anthems written and peformed together with futuristic furor: "A mixture of Marlene Dietrich and Black Sabbath". (Uncle Nemesis).
MONA MUR, vocalist of her own class, "iron maiden of bloody passions", signed together with Alexander Hacke, FM Einheit und Mark Chung (all of EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN) responsible for 80s undergroundhits such as "Snake", "120 Tage" or "Eintagsfliegen". Her first 12" "Jeszcze Polska" (SUPERMAX 1982) immediately claimed London's NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS' "Single of the Week" slot: "Her weapons are a passionately bloody voice and a gift for multiligual puns she applies to acerbic commentaries." A violently neo-expressionist sound of darkest shades and concerts in manic intensity and morbid slowbeat-chic were foundation stones for her cult image and reputation in the international avantgarde music scene until today. Her songs are to be found in movies such as Fatih Akin's much acclaimed drama "Head On/Gegen die Wand".
Mur, also a successful martial artist (3rd DAN Taekwondo) and composer for video games ("Kane & Lynch2: Dog Days, EIDOS) found a congenial musical partner who stands for sophisticated programming and explosive stage appearances: EN ESCH, striking front man and co-founder of the german/US electro-industrial outfit KMFDM, multiinstrumentalist and producer (SLICK IDIOT, PIGFACE). After twenty successful years in the Techno-Industrial scene and countless live performances around the world, the spectacular performer and talented guitarist now enjoys a cult-hero status in his larger-than-life stage persona.
The CD 120 TAGE - THE FINE ART OF BEAUTY AND VIOLENCE was released FEB 09 on PALE MUSIC International and licensed by ARTOFFACT RECORDS Toronto 2010. The second album is expected 2011.
MUR/ESCH have performed in Basel, Kopenhagen, Prag, Hamburg, Oberhausen, St.Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Avantgarde Festival Schiphorst, BERLIN INSANE Fest, at HAMBURGER BAHNHOF MUSEUM Berlin, were interviewed by ARTE TV for the series "Welcome to the 80s", featured in POP MATTERS and eternalized as 3D Computergame-Characters ("CULPA INNATA 2 - Chaos Rising") with their Russian version of "120 Tage". They played ALTERNATIVA Festival Prag, WROCLAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL, KURT-WEILL-FESTIVAL 2010 at BAUHAUS Dessau and a full USA Tour with SLICK IDIOT Summer 2010.