Almost three years ago, we passed with our bikes through Turkey, staying with this young student Eser in Aksaray. He turned out to be a rapper as well, and he showed us his new Cubase. We made a beat on the spot and recorded a song in two days ( I only played the Xaphoon, … Continue reading Respect!
Snow in Summer
I was on my way to Hauraman, some villages high up in the kurdish mountains, and famous for the extreme serpents leading there. It was end of May and the beginning of the iranian summer. The sun was burning and the road going mostly uphill, so when i saw a water place at the side … Continue reading Snow in Summer
Alone in Kordestan
After our adventures in the East Azerbaijan Province, Hsiang-Hsin decided she would like to spend some time travelling alone. So we split up, to meet later in Tehran, and i went south to discover the iranian province of Kordestan, home of the kurdish people and to beautiful mountainous landscapes. I don't know why, but there … Continue reading Alone in Kordestan
Music from Bicycles
https://vimeo.com/352812216 During our trip we slowly discovered the musical potential of bicycles. We started to put our bikes on the stage and playing on them during our concerts. We gradually also had more and more ideas of music instruments, using bicycle parts as the main material. However, with us always on the move and neither … Continue reading Music from Bicycles
Noise A Noise 19.2
I am happy to announce that we are appearing on a compilation of the Tehran based label "Noise A Noise". Despite the labels name it's not only noise music but a very eclectic variety of sounds, but with an focus on noisy and experimental approaches. We are contributing our track "Peyote", which was recorded live … Continue reading Noise A Noise 19.2
Sheeps, Sheeps and Sheeps!
If you remember, just when we left the plains around Mount Ararat, and started to go uphill, the sky darkened, there were strong winds, and our drinking water was finished. On top of it my bicycle started to behave weirdly and i had to push it. The next humans settlement seemed very far, so we … Continue reading Sheeps, Sheeps and Sheeps!
Majestic Mount Ararat
Just like Yeravan, the plains we cycled through now, always close to the turkish border, were dominated by Mt. Ararat, of which i made a looot of pictures... It's a bit hard to see, but following this traktor ploughing the field, there was a bunch of crows and two storks, hopping behind, lurking for worms … Continue reading Majestic Mount Ararat
Fast Forward through Armenia
We already knew we wouldn't spend too much time in Armenia. We were kind of eager to get to Iran, because we were afraid it would get too hot later on. So we planned to hitchhike most of the way, also because Armenia is really, really mountainious. Our first stop was Yerevan, where Hsiang-Hsin would … Continue reading Fast Forward through Armenia
Quiet days in ̶C̶l̶i̶c̶h̶y̶ Tbilisi
We were playing a concert in Tbilisi, in a venue called Backstage 76. In the last minute, it was joined by our Couchsurfing host, Christopher Manning, who turned out to be a multiinstrumentalist and experimental musician, and who joined us with his bass clarinette. I quite enjoyed our set, aswell as the concert before us, … Continue reading Quiet days in ̶C̶l̶i̶c̶h̶y̶ Tbilisi
When Roads become Rivers
After slowly curing the hangover and going back over the medieval arch bridge, we continued our way up through the scenic landscape. In this area, close to Turkey, churches were mixed up with mosques. The picturesque town of Khulo. After this town, the road became really bad. The first peak at the snow mountains of … Continue reading When Roads become Rivers