Hanno Leichtmann: drums, electronics, synth

David Moss: voice, lyrics

Hannes Strobl: bass , electronics


Listening to Denseland evokes shades of bygone music's and not: Lou Reed's Berlin period, Joy Division, Einstürzende Neubauten, the extended vocal madness of Roy Hart and Laurie Anderson, the distortions of the early Contortions, reduced Grandmaster Flash and John Carpenter.

But Denseland's sound also exists in its own sealed universe - one spanned by sinister timbres of seduction, grooves of foreboding imbued with a sardonic, almost wicked humor. The tracks lure the listener in through an incessant, underlying, looping drive; a forwards moving groove and throbbing pulse that both pushes back and ensnares you simultaneously. Under its sparse, crystalline, minimalist surface, Denseland’s music reveals contradictory undercurrents - unsettling noise, weird breaks, ominous drones, grinding distortion, disjointed electronic pulses, fractured beats, disfigured sounds.

Text: Chris Salter



The music :



DENSELAND - live dates:


30.03.2013 DENSELAND live @ SAVE Festival Moskow


27.08.2012 DENSELAND live @ Ruhrtrienale, Essen, Germany .

07.10.2012 DENSELAND live @ Avantart Festival, Wroclaw, Poland.

26.10.2012 DENSELAND live @ Kunstmuseum Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

14.05.2011 DENSELAND live @ MADE Festival, Umea, Sweden.
18.06.2011 DENSELAND live @ SONAR Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
28.05.2010 DENSELAND live @ Taktlos Festival, Zürich.
18.05.2010 DENSELAND live @ Jazzfest Esslingen.
08.11.2008 DENSELAND live @ Wundergrund, Copenhagen.
16.05.2008 DENSELAND live @ De Drie Dagen Festival, Groningen.
16.01.2008 DENSELAND live @ Ballhaus Naunynstr, Berlin.


DENSELAND booking :

Media Loca

Mo Loschelder

tel. 00 49 30 54 71 44 35

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