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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Progressive Rock Rock: Math Rock Moods: Mood: Weird Moods: Type: Improvisational Moods: Type: Instrumental

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GERMANY United States - Washington

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Alex's Hand

Alex's Hand was founded by bassist Kellen Mills and drummer Nic
Barnes in October 2011 in Seattle, WA, USA. After extensive touring and
recording in the United States, Alex’s Hand and moved to Berlin, DE and
has since toured through Germany and France (2014) and began work on
their 4th and 5th studio albums.
Melding a variety of influences (Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle, Charles Mingus,
Stravinsky, Bartok, etc.) into their own brand of complex orchestrated
music. They have written and recorded several soon to be released
orchestral works to accompany their rock canon, as well as a musical
opera for a large scale orchestra to be performed in April 2017. Alex’s
Hand is a strong proponent of musical community and has worked with
over 30 musicians during
their career.
Their soon to be released
third studio album:
Scheiße”(artwork by Helen
Lord) is an hour long collection of material recorded live in
California, USA and extensive overdubbing completed by
several jazz, rock, and solo musicians in Berlin, Germany.
They’ve also recently released a collaborative
improvisational effort with the Hungarian rock group Jü
(entitled “Goblinsz..?!”) which has garnered praise among
the improvisational and free jazz scenes of Europe and the
Alex’s Hand has built a loyal following in Germany and France as well as a larger fan base in the United
States (California, Seattle, etc.) and are currently exercising their DIY aesthetic to release new material,
perform large ensemble works and organize
performance pieces. They have developed musicals,
plays, festivals and dance pieces in Europe’s
burgeoning music/performance art scene and pride
themselves on being able to deliver dramatic and
exciting rock shows as well as more developed and
absurdist performance art.