PRSZR (pronounced “pressure”) combine eerie, electronic sounds with archaic, unworldly percussion play. Multi-layered syncopating polyrhythms alternate with gong-based drones built on top of computer-generated loops and pulsating patterns. Melting acoustic with electronic aesthetics in a unique way in their performances PRSZR create a highly hypnotic, cathartic sonic experience for the audience.
PRSZR is the duo of Rafal Iwanski from acclaimed polish percussion duo HATI (also member of Kapital and Innercity Ensemble and working solo as X-Navi:Et) and Austrian electronic music veteran and Editions Mego artist Pure. Pure is known for the award-winning Heart Chamber Orchestra, the morbid funk duo Bolder and has a long history as composer, performer and dj.
PRSZR’s first album “Equilirium” was released on Swiss label Hinterzimmer Records in November 2012. They played in clubs, at festivals and toured in Germany, Austria, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland.
They recorded their sophomore album in summer 2014 with no set release date yet.
Formed in 2008 as a trio (together with Rafał Kołacki) PRSZR is active as duo since 2011.
Live at CoCArt Music Festival, CSW, Torun, PL, 27 03 2009
31/5/2014 NK, w/ Zan Lyons, Berlin, DE28.9. NK, Berlin, DE
27/9/2013 Fundament, Osnabrück, DE
23/5/2013 w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake, OCCII, Amsterdam, NL
21/5/2013 den artist, Ghent, BE
22/5/2013 Dystopia, Den Haag, NL
20/5/2013 Le Chaff, Bruxelles, BE
19/5/2013 w/ Leif Elggren, Giancarlo Toniutti et al at moers festival, Moers, DE
18/5/2013 w/ Leif Elggren, Giancarlo Toniutti et al at moers festival, Moers, DE
17/5/2013 w/ Allseits & TBC, Bremen, DE
15/5/2013 w/ William Basinski & Haxan Cloak at Berghain, Berlin, DE
28/03/2013 w/ Larsen and Little Annie, Dampfzentrale, Bern, CH
29/01/2013 NK, Berlin, DE
2/11/2012 phonophon @ INM, Frankfurt, DE
1/11/2012 w/ The Sleep of Reason, (h)ear @ Kunstencentrum Signe, Heerlen, NL
30/10/2012 w/ DJ Yannick Frank, Café Central, Brussels, BE
29/10/2012 w/ Main (UK), The Sleep Of Reason (B/UK), broken sound @ Stadtgarten, Cologne, DE
02/09/2012 Ars Electronica event at Stadtwerkstadt, Linz, AT
16/04/2012 Ruprechtskirche, Vienna, AT
01/02/2012 CTM Festival, Berghain Kantine, Berlin, DE
29/012012 Lizard King, Torun, PL
27/01/2012 CSW Warsaw, PL
17/06/2009 NK, Berlin, DE
27/03/2009 CoCArt Music Festival, CSW, Torun, PL
06/03/2009 NK, Berlin, DE
05/03/2009 West Germany, Berlin, DE
29/11/2008 cuba, Münster, DE
28/11/2008 Sputnik Kino, Berlin, DE
“Cronicast 42” on portuguese label Crónica. An excerpt from a concert at cuba, Münster, DE from 29/11/2009.
Live at cuba, Muenster, DE, 29 11 2008