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Listen To Schkeuditzer Kreuz's 'Second Life: No Life Left Remixed' Collection

Listen To Schkeuditzer Kreuz's 'Second Life: No Life Left Remixed' Collection

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: XembraceX Photozine / Wednesday 6th December, 2023 12:25PM

Blasting local venues this summer with his industrial synth crust sonics, Schkeuditzer Kreuz unveiled Second Life: No Life Left Remixed late last week — as the name suggests, a collection of reworks from the artist's second album No Life Left. The project of New South Wales-based Aotearoa punk veteran Kieren Hills (S*M*U*T, Murder Disco X, Death Church, Septic Noise Grinder), five tracks from Schkeuditzer Kreuz's latest long player are put through an aural blender by fellow underground artists Distruster (US), Max Rael (UK), Cressault, Non Bio (South London) and Crash-Scan. Roaming from ear-scraping breakbeat-scapes reminiscent of Tetsuo: The Iron Man to pulse-pounding EBM to skull-trepanning powernoise to mind-mashing doom, Second Life: No Life Left Remixed provides an ominous appetiser before Schkeuditzer Kreuz's first ever NZ tour. Order the double compact disc edition HERE and get amongst at the dates below...

“(I was) thinking back to the 90s – like when Insurge released Power to the Poison People as a double CD with a disc of remixes created by artists from Ollie Olsen to Nasenbluten; to a band like Fear Factory doing the Remanufacture thing and inviting crazy, fucked up electronica into the traditional guitar world of metal; or Consolidated getting the mass-remix treatment on the This Is Fascism tribute comp. It was stuff like this that first got my interest in the idea of remixes – where it was reworking of music to totally alter the genre, the feel – everything – and create something completely new.

I spend a lot of time working on my songs, structure, sound, arrangement – it takes a million listens and once it’s done it’s a complete thing in my head – no longer a conglomeration of parts. So, to hear people strip it down to its barest components and then build it back up into something new, in their own image – this is awesome to me. I love it when they’re ruthless and pay no heed to the original at all. And the sonic diversity of it! Fuck, but I could not be happier – from crazy glitched out breakcore weirdness to oozing, sludgy heavy doom stuff to dancey as fuck 80s synth goth. It’s amazing what people have made. I’ve done remixes of other people and I know a lot of work and mental energy goes in to create this stuff, and I am stoked with the result.”

Schkeuditzer Kreuz - 'No Life Left' NZ Tour 2024

Friday 26th January - darkroom, Christchurch w/ Placenta Cookbook, Wilieu
Saturday 27th January - Valhalla, Wellington w/ Forced Starvation, Fog, Narrow Utility Function
Sunday 28th January - Whammy Backroom, Auckland w/ Malevolence, Creassault, Vihil

Tickets available HERE via UTR


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Schkeuditzer Kreuz - 'No Life Left' NZ Tour 2024
Fri 26th Jan 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch
Schkeuditzer Kreuz - 'No Life Left' NZ Tour 2024
Sat 27th Jan 8:30pm
Valhalla, Wellington
Schkeuditzer Kreuz - 'No Life Left' NZ Tour 2024
Sun 28th Jan 9:30pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland