Moon Wheel

[SE/DE]

Moon Wheel is the independent project of Swedish artist and self-taught musician, Olle Holmberg. Increasingly prolific and active on the Berlin scene, Holmberg has started turning heads locally and abroad through his finely-crafted and constantly evolving productions.

Following seven years in Melbourne as a member of experimental electronic group Pissypaw, Holmberg moved to Berlin, where his first production under the Moon Wheel moniker – a 13 -minute drone work on a split cassette with post-punk outfit Ill Winds ­– was released on Noisekölln Tapes in 2012.

Holmberg’s cerebral, shape-shifting compositions are inspired by “nature, history, and wandering”, synthesizing electronic and organic sounds through dubby groove deconstructions, uncanny ghost-in-the-machine moods, and grey psychedelic hazes. From a solid starting point in physical analogue techno, Moon Wheel releases have been steadily shifting towards experimental tones and music for late-night listening. As each piece is largely improvisational, his live performances do not recreate his repertoire, but rather experiment with creation as a process of discovery.

With a self-titled solo album debut on L.A. label Not Not Fun in March 2013, a follow-up 7” on eclectic Parisian label Wool Recordings and a debut appearance in Berghain alongside Oneohtrix Point Never later in the year, and with a strong 2014 start alongside Marcel Fengler and Peter Van Hoesen at Boiler Room Berlin in early 2014, Moon Wheel has been garnering praise as a producer with a “subtle knack for building a mood” (Resident Advisor), that is “at his best when dissolving the boundaries in weird dub scapes” (Boomkat).

A new Moon Wheel full length is due out on Not Not Fun in late 2014.

 

Theta I

Panorama Bar, Thu 29.01.2015, 23:59

Errorsmith, Moon Wheel, Sherwood & Pinch, rRoxymore, KABLAM

Berlin Current @ Norbergfestival

Norberg, Thu 30.07.2015, 00:00

Kathy Alberici, Lief Hall, Moon Wheel, KABLAM

Where to Now? x CTM

Berghain Kantine, Thu 13.08.2015, 20:00

Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Moon Wheel, KETEV, FDG, Matt Hendon (DJ), James Hines (DJ)

Polymorphism #8

Berghain, Fri 04.10.2013, 20:00

Oneohtrix Point Never, Stelar Om Source, Lorenzo Senni, Moon Wheel, Ital, Kobosil

Berlin Current @ STUK

STUK Kunstencentrum, Wed 24.09.2014, 22:00

Ketev, Moon Wheel, Dasha Rush, Born in Flamez, Sarah Farina

Berlin Current @ TodaysArt

TodaysArt, Den Haag, Sat 27.09.2014, 22:00

Moon Wheel, OAKE, Phoebe Kiddo, Sarah Farina

Berlin Current @ RIAM

RIAM Festival, Marseilles, FR, Sat 18.10.2014, 22:00

Moon Wheel, Phoebe Kiddo, OAKE

Berlin Current @ First We Take Berlin

Urban Spree, Fri 05.09.2014, 19:00

Sarah Farina, Ketev, Moon Wheel, Lief Hall, Phoebe Kiddo, Opium Hum

Berlin Current @ CynetArt

Festspielhaus Hellerau, Fri 14.11.2014, 23:00

OAKE, Moon Wheel