A BOY NAMED RIVER

ABNR IS A 4-MEMBER ALTERNATIVE NOISEROCK BAND THAT WAS FOUNDED IN 2006. ALL MEMBERS PLY THEIR OTHER TRADES IN GERMAN THEATRE. TWO ARE ACTORS, TWO ARE DIRECTORS. SOMETIMES IMBUED WITH A LACONIC TOUCH AND OFTEN LOOKING FOR THE CATHARTIC MOMENT, THE BAND'S OFTEN HYMNAL MUSIC CONJURES UP RAW POWERS.

THE BAND'S NAME IS TAKEN FROM A POEM BY JAMES TATE:

RIVER'S STORY.

 

'THERE IS A FEELING OF MISPLACEMENT IN THE WORLD - AND STILL RAMMING YOUR KNIFE INTO THE TABLETOP, SAYING: THIS IS MY FIXED POINT. JUST TAKE THE THREE BASIC ELEMENTS - RHYTHM, MELODY AND LANGUAGE - AND INTENSIFY THEM. IT IS SIMPLE MUSIC. THE LYRICS GRAPPLE WITH RECURRING THEMES LIKE EPHEMERALITY, LOSTNESS, MURDER, MADNESS, TRANSFORMATION, SEX AND THE END OF THE WORLD...'

 

 

DANIEL NERLICH                 VOCALS & GUITAR 

SANDRO TAJOURI                DRUMS

TOM SCHNEIDER                 BASS AND SYNTH

ALEXANDER NERLICH         GUITARS

 


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