Berlin! 13.04.19 – Palmbomen II at Internet Explorer
Photo by Juan B Cano
LA-based artist Kai Hugo, also known as Palmbomen (NON Records), takes over our beloved Internet Explorer for an entire night next Saturday, where we can all meditate under ’90s nostalgia, hardware grooves and Hugo’s distinct sonic perception. Born from an X-Files marathon one summer in the Netherlands and named after the dutch word for palm trees, Palmbomen II released his first album under this moniker in 2015. Fast forward to last year, where Dutch producer Betonkust & Palmbomen II released a collaborative album (and their third together) via Dekmantel where they share “esoteric-electronic-pop”.
Hugo toldDummy Mag around his self-titled release, “I wanted to split Palmbomen in two. It’s a practical thing. In Palmbomen, I play with a band, and playing live, you have to cheat. I remember trying to emulate the sound with a band playing – we had a gigantic setup, but it was impossible. I thought that if I’m gonna play with a band, I wanna do it with a band – no electronics, no click track, no bullshit. On the other hand, if I want to do electronics, I just want a bunch of drum machines and synthesizers to play around with.”
Don’t miss your chance to experience this evolution first hand.