The Nest

Comprising of Christoph Clöser (saxophone, synthesizer), Tycho Schottelius (turntable, synthesizer, mix), Thomas Mahmoud (field beats, effects & vocals) and Gerald Mandl (bass, effects). The Nest have created their own blend of Electro-acoustic, Jazz, Noise and Ambient.

“Highly minimal and with due attention to space and atmosphere, poised with a sharp tension between contrasting organic and mechanical sound sources; field recordings lend an unpredictability and sense of atmospheric breadth while their patiently attuned playing paints the space between with ethereal, otherworldly strokes of synthesizer, saxophone and electronics. constantly morphing between moods which are never quite just dark and light, maybe best described in terms of psychedelic, hallucinatory light shows.” (Boomkat).

"The mostly minimalistic sounds of The Nest manage to keep a fragile balance between an eerie atmosphere and a very subtle and peculiar humor." (Denovali)

"In its favour, the group brings an open-ended sensibility to the recording process. There's some sense of structure and organization in place but an even greater focus on freedom and fluidity, with the four musicians willing to let the peculiar material unfold in accordance with its own idiosyncratic logic. It's not always easy listening, but it's also never less than interesting." (Textura)

"This form of genre-boundary-neutral music seems very now, very current in a subtext sort of way. It gives me the feeling of being on to something." (A Personal Miscellanarium)

selected shows:
Jazz Festival Moers, Germany
Jazzhouse Kopenhagen, Denmark
Avant Art Festival, Wrozlaw, Poland
Worms, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany

further musical projects:
Bohren & der Club of Gore
Desmond Denker
Quagga rpm