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Genre :: Industrial Metal
Status :: live and loud!
Location :: Gauteng, South Africa
Last Login :: Tuesday 18th of August 2009
Url :: http://www.nul.com.sg
Facebook :: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=2449321820
Myspace :: http://www.myspace.com/nulmusic
Reverb Nation :: http://www.reverbnation.com/nul
NuL is more than a band. NuL is part of a revolution, rising from the undiscovered underground of the Internet to surface randomly all across the worldwide web. It exploits the greed of the modern commercial Music Industry, by placing itself in the ever-widening cracks in the Music Industry's draconian marketing strategy. The music of NuL does not adhere to any formula. It is raw, pure, and from the gut. NuL is musical guerilla warfare.
All of NuL's music is freely available as high-quality downloads, and being Creative Commons licensed, NuL allows the music to be freely copied and distributed by anyone for non-commercial purposes.
Adriaan Pelzer and Simon Kruger have been working together since helping to form the avant-garde rock group Nothing in 1996. After Nothing broke up in 1998, they started experimenting with electronic music on a Pentium II 350 Mhz. Using mainly Soundforge, Fruity Loops and Cool Edit Pro, the machine was barely capable of keeping up with their immense creative drive. During this time, they often resorted to Open Source tools on the Linux Operating system, like Csound, ECASound and raw programming to generate sounds and noise with often very random results.
Their style of preference during these early days was mainly glitch and drum 'n bass, inspired by artists such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, Squarepusher and even Sigue Sigue Sputnik. These early works resulted in their first CD, EeN, released by themselves in 2004. This release is in itself an interesting case study, as all of the music on the CD as well as the CD artwork are available as free downloads, allowing anyone to create their own CD. This is marketed as the “Please Pirate” campaign, aimed at attracting the Pirate CD market of Southeast Asia.
In 2004 Pelzer moved to Singapore with his wife, Mareli Minnaar, and together they started developing a more hard-edged industrial sound. They also started experimenting with vocals on most of the music. In 2005, while in Singapore, they created the NuL website, http://www.nul.com.sg, which acts as the central seeding point for all of NuL's media online. In 2009 the total downloads have reached an astounding 50000 on the website alone.
When Pelzer and Minnaar returned to South Africa in 2006, they found an overwhelming awareness of NuL, mainly as a result of their online endeavours whilst living in Singapore. They subsequently started NuL as a live show, together with Kruger and two new members, Dawid Kahts (guitar) and Niel de Lange (video jockey). The live show has been a huge success, and incorporated for a time the shocking though energetic live video mixing of Niel de Lange. The number of fans is still growing with every gig, and NuL plans to grow its live show accordingly.
The second CD, Twee, was released in 2007. The band has been joined by Gerrie Roos, who does full-time sound, and Chris Erasmus, who handles Cameras and Lighting.
In 2007 NuL signed a distribution deal with OneF Records, run by Paul Riekert of the first ever, hugely successful Afrikaans Industrial band, Battery 9.
2009 saw an increase in activity for NuL following the launch of their third album, Drie, In June. 2009 also brought about some changes in the lineup with the departure of VJ Niel De Lange. The band, opting not to try and replace his artistry, compensated by focusing on introducing a more organic and dynamic feel to their live shows utilising Chris Erasmus' phenomenal ability as a lighting technician.
Adriaan Pelzer – Keyboards and Vocals
Simon Kruger – Bass Guitar
Dawid Kahts – Guitar
Mareli Minnaar – Analog Synth
Gerrie Roos – Sound Engineer
Chris Erasmus – Cameras & Lighting
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