Originally formed in Berlin in late 1998, the project was put in hiatus after first initial test recordings until early 2008 when Nikolai Arnold
and - later - Johanna Blackstone
Kunst Als Strafe
(Art as Punish-ment).
Drawing inspiration from Lustmord
, Throbbing Gristle
or Brian Eno
, Kunst als Stafe
is a continuous movement in which they inspire, deconstruct, invent, and flow with their surroundings. Every sound influences the next. There is no beginning and there is no end.
The project is an open door for people to come together and experience noise as it comes naturally from the universe, through them and to them. Kunst Als Strafe
is an ever changing array of people. Kunst Als Strafe
is not a band but rather an ongoing exploration with many contributing to a creative process of quasi-subconscious output. Kunst Als Strafe
are pleased to have had Steven Stapleton
(Nurse With Wound
) contribute to a few tracks on this album.