ToiToiToi* exist at the borderlands of Central European folklore. Making unique music, crammed, wunderkammer-like, with found sound objects, delightful melodies and amusing juxtapositions. Exploring the polarities of tradition vs modernity, and wilderness vs civilization, it’s a sound that manages to be all at once spooky, funny, melodic and abstract.
ToiToiToi is the work of Sebastian Counts, a well-respected Berlin based conceptual artist. Carefully coaxed and sculpted from electronic, acoustic and sampled sources, his inventive, detailed electronica is witty and evocative. It draws inspiration from folktales, forgotten European TV titles and outdated ethnographic & travel documentaries.
* As German speakers and opera enthusiasts will know, “toi toi toi” (pronounced “toy toy toy”) is a traditional wish of good luck, equivalent to “break a leg”.
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“…a singular talent who is more than willing to push boundaries, and, more importantly, is fully prepared to have a little fun.”
“…voices from the ether, synth lines, analogue keyboards and percussion built from indefinable sources. Brilliant.”
“…both assured and absurd. The combinations of instruments are strange, the compositions odd, yet it’s also bold and his melodies just seep into your consciousness feeling like they have always been there.”