Taxidermy

About Taxidermy

Taxidermy is a Copenhagen-based experimental noise rock/post-punk band, consisting of Osvald Reinhold (vocals, guitar), Toke Brejning Frederiksen (guitar), Joachim Lorch- Schierning (bass), and Johan Knutz Haavik (drums). Inspired by the tight nervous post- punk of the late ’70s and ’80s, the dissonant angular experiments of math-rock and no wave, as well as the minimalism and vitality of post-hardcore and emo, Taxidermy delves into the cryptic and disorienting, the claustrophobic and surreal, in their sonic explorations of the disquiet of contemporary existence. Fronted by Reinhold’s frenetic, tension-fuelled voice (perhaps reminiscent of singers such as David Thomas and Black Francis) – and through intricate, unpredictable compositions, raw and visceral textures, broad dynamic range, and intense emotional delivery – Taxidermy challenges the listener to confront the discomfort of the unknown, somewhat akin to contemporary acts such as Black Midi, Sprain, and Metz.

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About ROT

“Rot”, the first single from Taxidermy’s upcoming EP, is an unsettling, labyrinthine noise rock/post-punk track crafting a musical geometry of angular artistry with sharp, incricate and dissonant guitars, tension-filled complex basslines, taut and forceful minimalist drums and idiosyncratic, nervous vocals. Singer Osvald Reinhold describes the voice of “Rot” as ‘marked by an unrest, a journey through doubt’ – reinforced by his emotionally fractured vocals conveying a sense of tactile tension and unease – and as ultimately exploring a narrative of ‘truths that instigate human tragedies’. With an intense and driving energy, shifting between expressive atonal abrasiveness and minimalist precision, “Rot” is a sprawling, slowly evolving and truly dynamic piece heavy on atmosphere. With raw energy, avant-garde curiosity and intricate technique, “Rot” leaves us excited to hear more!

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