(c) David Višnjić

(c) David Višnjić


(Anette Records / Wolkenvorhang / FilthyBroke Recordings / Circle Into Square / A)


theclosing is a Vienna-based music and art duo that consists of Daniela Palma Caetano Auer and Alexander Hengl. They have been working towards the goal of making beguiling and original electronic music by mixing analog and digital sources since 2004. Lukas Lehner aka TSI was their third member until 2015.


Their first official EP "the way to M" and their self-titled debut album were released by the US independent labels Circle Into Square and Fake Four Inc. and by the time the recording “Live at Beatmaker Sessions” came out, you could hear that their sound was already more influenced by ambient and noise elements. At their upcoming shows they will present tracks from their recent album "dents", out on american DIY label FilthyBroke Recordings, and new material to be released by Anette Records  in 2019.


Their epic instrumental tracks are full of dirty synth drones or abstract layers of vocals often leading into beats ranging from hip hop-influenced rhythms to mantra-like bass or experimental techno. Whether on record or live, their music is deeply emotional and oscillates between meditative and powerful.


They have played support shows for artists like Dälek, Zavoloka, Gonjasufi, Cavanaugh (Open Mike Eagle & Serengeti) and they were on line-ups of experimental music festivals such as Unsafe+Sounds (Vienna) or Les Digitales (Switzerland). They also organized the concert series Wolkenvorhang, together with rapper and producer Parkwaechter Harlekin, to invite their favorite artists to their hometown Vienna.



theclosing - MATTER

out on March 29, 2019 via Anette Records



theclosing - dents (2017)

released by FilthyBroke Recordings



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