Wilde Jagd, Die
Die Wilde Jagd
Music from the "Rauhnaechte" - DIE WILDE JAGD go hunting in the thicket of Neo-Krautrock, Electronica and Synthpop Every year anew, during the Rauhnaechte (those harsh nights between Christmas and Twelfth Day), the Wild Hunt (Die Wilde Jagd) rides across the country: raucous, jeering hunters from the nether world, whose path it is better not to cross. This is an ancient Germanic myth, which, in slightly varied form, is known in many parts of Europe and whose name Ralf Beck and Sebastian Lee Philipp have aptly chosen for their new project. The two first met in 2006 in Duesseldorfs Salon des Amateurs, a meeting place for new and established experimental musicians and artists, also known as Germanys "postpunk Hacienda". It seems no coincidence that Duesseldorf is the duos founding city: their music is full of subtle references to local acts, such as Kraftwerk, NEU!, DAF, Liaisons Dangereuses, Pyrolator, the Krupps and Propaganda.