opening for the british cult band and also the trees, malcolm lowry made its first public appearance in spring 1998. since then the band has played its way steadily
through the berlin club scene and produced its first full-length cd in autumn 1999.
musically, malcolm lowry sets the tone for melancholy. its independent sound and unconventional instrumentation (cimbalom, vibraphone, 60ies-surf-guitar, bass guitar
and minimal drums) bridge the poles of musical styles, like john barry's film music (james bond theme) and drum 'n' bass influences à la red snapper. the charismatic,
deep voice of the singer keeps it all together.
thus malcolm lowry's music may seem like a film soundtrack itself sometimes, in which the anonymous, always hectic big city, fleeting acquaintances, loneliness and
unrequited love are the leading parts.
malcolm lowry is certainly a special, highly individual band, which, just like the liverpudlian novelist from which it takes its name, is very define in terms of conventional
in keeping with the anxiom "less is more", a concert by malcolm lowry is just as optically understated as it is musically intensive. in any case, it makes an impression.
oliver fülster: vox, cimbalom and vibraphone
he composes nearly all of the music and wirtes the lyrics. used to work in the former bands "dekalog, iii" and "incense seven perfumes". in keeping with the work ethic of
the band's british novelist namesake, his songs have undergone numerous revisions, some of them for as long as six years. music and lyrics are bound up with the
composer, but not all of his work is biographical.
dieter dienstag: bass
he is the newest member of the band. he joined us in february.