Just Like Band Practice..
When Meute begins their set onstage (or, perhaps just as often, among the crowd down below) it might begin to feel like you are at some psychedelic halftime show. All eleven members of the band don the quintessential red jackets that are reminiscent of high school band practice. However, their sound is far from that, with the drumline and brass sections swirling around punchy stabs to add completely new elements to classic techno kicks and drops.
In an interview with reporter Kalin Pashaliev for Music in Africa, Meute founder Thomas Burhorn spoke on the inspiration for the band’s musical direction.
“We always thought that there was big potential in the chemical reaction between these two high energetic elements: the directness of an acoustic marching band together with the archaic simplicity of techno music. We thought that this could be huge. But of course, we didn't expect that so many people would also love the idea.”
Author: Sarra Sundstrom
Sarra Sundstrom is a soon-to-be graduate from the University of Delaware. Pursuing a career in communications, she is interested in working with music and art and finding ways to combine that with a passion for the environment. When she gets some time away from her laptop, she’s probably spending time getting lost in the woods somewhere at a festival or on a nature trail. When it comes to music, she listens to just about anything but finds herself coming back to old school hip-hop, reggae, and techno. She’s always down for a live show and is a great plus one.