- This is a bilingual site - All text in italic is Dutch / Dit is een tweetalige site - Alle tekst in cursief is Nederlands -

30/03/2018 - (h)ear #58 at studio hyperspace
ambient, drones and images

(h)ear #58 is proud to present legendary UK Post Industrial / Ambient pioneers O YUKI CONJUGATE. They will perform a live set accompanied by visuals especially created for this show to enhance an even more intense experience. CORE SHIFT will play a live Ambient set with new work soon to be released on CS Music. German DJ ZIPO (Till Kniola) is the founder of aufabwegen and the perfect DJ to fill in all gaps this evening.
Don't miss this one!!!


O Yuki Conjugate is a post industrial/ambient musical group founded in 1982 in Nottingham by Roger Horberry and Andrew Hulme. Their music has been variously described as ambient, fourth world, ethnic, tribal and darkwave. In truth it is none of these and the band prefer to call it 'dirty ambient'. They are currently in their fourth incarnation based around the core members Hulme and Horberry, assisted by Rob Jenkins.
Their approach is eclectic but always atmospheric, they play electronics but also found instruments. Their music was inspired by the spirit of post-punk but moved into ambient, pioneering their own brand throughout the 80's when no one else was interested in it. Their debut album 'Scene In Mirage' (1984) perfectly encapuslated their position; one half was beat driven and 'electronic', the other 'organic' and made of ambient soundscapes.
They have released few recordings over their 35 year history, often going into periods of hibernation only to emerge with a new line up. They call their approach 'wilfully obscure'.
Scene in Mirage (1984), Into Dark Water (1987), Peyote (1991), Equator (1995), Primitive (1996), The Euphoria of Disobedience (2006), OYC25 (2009), Ambiguism (2010), Tropic (2017).
Full discography at www.discogs.com/artist/63379-O-Yuki-Conjugate



Core Shift plays Ambient/Techno spiced with Experimental Electronics. The music is characteristic thanks to the typical use of layered sounds which is both intense and subtle; the listener is carried along in a sonic space similar to the sea, where Core Shifts sound can be compared as currents that blend and alter. Added pulsating rhythms complete the sound to be described as 'Dance for the mind'.
Core Shift is Mike Kramer who is a sound and recording artist. His work invites listeners to get intimate with the sounds presented, using Field Recordings combined with electronic composition as a working method. Mike is also known for being the initiator and artistic director of (h)ear - experimental audio research.



DJ ZIPO (aufabwegen) will play a set of ambient/field recording/noise collages. He has played DJ sets at tours with Aube, Troum, Marc Behrens and Asmus Tietchens as well as regular nights in Cologne and Muenster and sets at special events & international festivals.
DJ Zipo aka Till Kniola, runs the aufabwegen label and mailorder, curates sound events in Cologne and at festivals and who regularily writes about music and sound. He is the artistic director of Geraeuschwelten Festival in Münster, Germany that is co-produced with the National Radio WDR 3.
He collaborates closely with German electronic music pioneer Asmus Tietchens, publishing the first comprehensive monography about the composer’s work.
Releases on the aufabwegen label have included works by Asmus Tietchens, Marc Behrens, The New Blockaders, Fear Falls Burning, Rhodri Davies & Gregory Büttner, Francisco Lopez, Beequeen, KK Null & John Wiese, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Column One and more.
In his real life he works at the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne as an adviser for pop and film culture.


Box office: € 7,50 | Reservation: € 6,00 | Students: € 5,00
Reservations: info@h-ear.org (please mention your name, email address and amount of tickets)

March 30 | Open 20:00 | Start 20:30 | End 00:00

Betahuis | Wilhelminaplein 25 Heerlen

This event is a collaboration between (h)ear and studio hyperspace