© Felix Peter
Herpes Ö DeLuxe, formed 1995, is a four piece group from Bern/Switzerland working in a musical field between atmospheric noise, electronica bruitiste, sombre soundscapes or harsh drones. Their instruments are partly analogue electronic gear, partly self-built or deconstructed tools like tape loops or turntables that are (mis-)used as rhythm machines.
Besides concerts in the traditional sense, Herpes Ö DeLuxe have been involved in numerous other activities: they made the live music for the theater Habgier, and regularly produce the soundtracks for the pyrotechnical interventions of the artist Pavel Schmidt (Solothurn/Munich). Those events usually take place in museums or art spaces.
Sporadically they are also teaming up with singer Beat-Man (frontman of well known Garage Rock/Punk band The Monsters). Under the name Reverend Beat-Man & The Church Of Herpes they are producing a more song-orientated brand of music, closer to the common pop-scheme but with a noisy edge.
Herpes Ö DeLuxe are Von Wurstfinger, Hess, BlindDoc and Roger.Z