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Music Montag: Tonia Reeh

by James Glazebrook

Tonia Reeh by endless autumn under license CC BY-SA 2.0
Tonia Reeh by endless autumn under license CC BY-SA 2.0

We’ve featured Tonia Reeh on Music Montag before, but in her Monotekktoni guise, under which she produces brittle, intense electronica. The music Reeh creates under her real name is something very different: beautiful, bold piano ballads in the vein of Tori Amos. Watch the stark black and white video for the her new single “Stolen” below, and get a free download of the track on the Clouds Hill SoundCloud. Tonia Reeh’s second album Fight of the Stupid is out now, and will be launched at Urban Spree on 21st September, along with fellow Berlinerin Barbara Morgenstern.

Music Montag: Monotekktoni

by James Glazebrook

Again, Pale Music’s Berlin Insane compilations have come up with the goods! This time, they helped me unearth the intriguing Monotekktoni, who sounds like Björk taking on Siouxsie Sioux in an awesome-off.

The artist herself is a little more abstract in her own description of her music, which I’ve left badly Google Translated, for art’s sake:

I-I do know is what am a rattling rock band without a guitar.
I am a meat grinder in the orchestra in miniature, the conductor turns at the wheel.
The orchestra also. I am the orchestra. I am the conductor.
The conductor is a woman. Volunteering. The drums in double occupation.
Electronic woman I rock band that fits under and behind a table.
And all the heart.

 

Most recently, she’s released a set of piano ballads as Tonia Reeh, but I’m sticking with the electronic bonkersness of her Monotekktoni alter ego. Specifically, “Dynamite”, in which the artist builds a pipe bomb disguised as a baby in order to blow up a Berlin bank. BOOM!