GLEN was formed in 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
CRACK is their first album release.
As a mostly instrumental band with classic line up of two guitars, bass and drums, GLEN deconstructs popular and classical music genres scratching them together with experimental expression and attitude. GLEN revises the supposedly light atmosphere of melodic Pop fragments to a complex epic multilayered hypnotic structure of free improvisation and repetitive themes, breaking loose either to dionysian chaos or escaping to poetic cinematic soundscapes. Adding layer by layer, GLEN creates a synthesis of contrasting textures with different references to No Wave NY, Free Improv, Noise, Doom, Postrock as well as Cinematic Scores merging to a unique sound of colourful narratives and surprising mosaics of rhythmic dissonant chords, melodic patterns and abstract noise.
album trailer: youtu.be/uAsTsfSF8t4
released November 24, 2017
Wilhelm Stegmeier - guitar, vocals
Eleni Ampelakiotou - guitar, vocals
Benita Koschig - bass
Mario Stahn - drums, vocals
all tracks music by Wilhelm Stegmeier
lyrics CRACK by Eleni Ampelakiotou, GO BOY, DISCOTHÈQUE by Mario Stahn
narrator on Discothèque-Marcus Off
sound design on Discothèque-Dominik Avenwedde
recorded, mixed and produced by Wilhelm Stegmeier
artwork by Michael Bulgrin, photographs by Wilhelm Stegmeier