OCCULTURE Berlin | Kröter
God is Toad
Kröter
Kröter
Kröter are perhaps best understood live. Always spontaneous, the sets are based on their pool of formerly recorded pieces. Visually they are “full on” ...Expect self-made costumes, weird stage designs and videos. Slippery in water, on land and somewhere in the swamps between - this amphibian troupe are delightfully hard to define... indeed at times they are deliberately provocative and abstract, but If we are up to the challenge, it seems these magical creatures are inviting the listener into unexplored terrain, intangible and intensely present!
Since their foundation in 2016,this band have trodden a path between genres. Combining the shapeshifting, and evolving qualities of the creatures they named themselves after- Kröter (Toad) can be tadpoles wiggling in jazz pop ponds, then sprouting back legs they begin to jump around in techno and krautrock even hopping casually onto land for a moment to sound like some fucked up radio play. Run as a collective the band continuously cross-fertilises with other musicians. The Debut release albums 2018 “A,B and C” feature, Henry Sargeant (WevieStonder, Mr Vast),Christoph Rothemeier (Hunger,The Entertainers Dry eye) Kalle Zeier (Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers) and Jörg Hochapfel (Piho Hupo, Hosho, Hunger, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra).