Poetics of Encryption
Early Labyrinth


27 April 24, 7 pm

Venue: KW Courtyard

Free admission. No prior registration necessary.



<p>EARLY LABYRINTH, Photo: Santiago Perez. Courtesy the artists.</p>

EARLY LABYRINTH, Photo: Santiago Perez. Courtesy the artists.


EARLY LABYRINTH is a clandestine entity formed in Berlin at the pandemic dawn. This multi-headed troupe features members of various acts from the Berlin underground, with performances ranging from a simple 5-member line-up to the full spectacle 13-member choral ensemble.The project is “thematically punk”, yet sonically channels funkier spirits into the crafting of intoxicating, rhythmically layered songs. Soulful hooks about class war, smooth harmonies meditating on military torture, and choral refrains to stave off end times become tools for creating a space beyond the omnipresent police state. Visually notable for their elaborate music videos and range of masked costumes, the band’s aesthetic plugs into guerrilla press conferences, sabotage plots, religious processions and necropolitical haunted houses. EARLY LABYRINTH was conceived as a remedy to the general malaise of growing up and older under imperial global capitalism; this is music made for dancing on the future graves of dead systems.