Jolt - Festival Complilation

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When you buy the album download you're automatically entitled to the bonus material which you can also find as bonus CD enclosed with the vinyl. There are nine bonus tracks waiting for you, some are exlusive to the CD, some tracks are extended versions of the tracks that are on vinyl.

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JOLT-Festival Basel is an interdisciplinary art and music festival that took place November 7.-13. 2011 at Galerie Stampa und Gare Du Nord in Basel, Switzerland. The festival was curated by Daniel Buess and James Hullick in the spirit of JOLT Sonic Arts Inc. The non profit organisation JOLT Sonic Arts was founded by James Hullik with the aim to develop and implement soundart-projects in the form of concerts, performances, installations, etc. After its establishment in its home town Melbourne, Australia it has moved on to become an international organization supported by a large network of local promoters. Daniel Buess is one of the first of the kind to organise a JOLT Event outside of Australia.

The Festival's aim was to present a broad spectrum of music from Switzerland and Australia performed by top-class musicians wheareas collaborations where encouraged. Such as the swiss-australian noise-duo Buggatronic, a project by the electro/percussion duo CORTEX from Basel with the internationally renowned multimedia and bodyperformance artist Stelarc from Australia and the Ensemble Phoenix Basel with a premiere by James Hullick.
Furthermore the festival presented artist like Francisco Meirino, Herpes Ö Deluxe, Roy and the Devil's Motorcycle + Papiro and a hip hop set by Ferocious41.

Both promoters where inspired by a mutual tour of Japan where on a night five to seven sometimes stylistically very diverse bands are booked that usually play short twenty to thirty minute sets. Buess and Hullick took this idea to the stage of JOLT Festval Basel.

Alex Buess recorded the entire festival on multi track and meticulously edited the material at his studio. Daniel Buess then selected the tracks for the JOLT Festival Basel Compilation.

The festival displayed the prominent exponents of the respective genre. This resulted in a variety and diversity that became the outline of the festival and which is clearly reflected on this compilation: a unique survey of exciting music which through this record will remain so for a long time to come.


released December 15, 2014

All tracks recorded live at JOLT Festival Basel Gare du Nord, November 10. - 12. 2011
Festival curated and directed by Daniel Buess and James Hullick for JOLT-Arts /
Tracks selected by Daniel Buess
Produced by Alex Buess


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