|Origin||Quarto, T.F.o.E. (Manchester, UK)|
|Genres||Electronic Music, Ambient Music, Experimental Music, Industrial, Avant-Garde, Noise, IDM, Glitch|
|Current Members||Billy Neil|
|Past/Variating Members||John Gordon, Sami Tebs, Thomas Bainbridge, Ryan Russell, Ryan Thomson, Andre Sammut|
Klopfzeichen is an experimental electronic music project based in the Technological Federation of Erephisia and formed in October 2010. Erephisia's first musical group, Klopfzeichen was originally envisioned as Synth Pop/EDM duo "Soundwave" (founding members Billy Neil and Ryan Thomson) but the group recalled it's releases, changed name and began working under it's current guise. While the project has "released" albums, they have been works-in-progress, and the Project's first album proper, And I Grabbed His Hand (released October 2012), is made up of the sessions from 3 of the project's "albums" so far (Gegenschien, G2.1 and G2.2).
The band was formed in late-October 2010 as Synthpop/EDM act "Soundwave", Quarto, Erephisia. Billy Neil was working on a solo album, the basis of which would later become Soundwave's second album "Motion", but he decided it would be better if he conjoined his musical efforts with his friend, musical producer Ryan Thomson, former King of Smegola. Neil approached Thomson with the concept, and Thomson agreed and Klopfzeichen was born. As Soundwave, and currently as Klopfzeichen, the duos recording sessions vary from lengthy and infrequent improvisations to more "spur of the moment" composition techniques. Klopfzerichen have noted that hey don't intend to make "commercialized" or "pleasing" music, rather they prefer to compose in a erratic, eclectic and experimental manner, mimicing the style of bands such as those found in the German electronic movement of the late 60s-early 70s and the English industrial movement of the mid to late 70s. While the project has released upwards of 7 albums, these have been just to show the works in progress of the project, and the first album was released on October 2012 (on the bands 2 year anniversary).
Klopfzeichen's music deals with existence in the modern world, giving wordless warnings and celebrations about common occurrences such as walking, trains and forms of energy. Another theme in Klopfzeichen's music is that of randomness and variability, and that of dystopian urbanization.
Influence on other musicians
Taigh a Batan musician Scott Harwood named one of the tracks in his 2011 album Minimalism to the Max "Motion" as a tribute to Soundwave's second album. Harwood also released a cover of Klopfzeichen's "Break" on his 2011 album "The Second Halloween Album".
- And I Grabbed His Hand (2012)
Alex Bennett | Arthur Mortimer | Billy Neil | Chris Mitchell | David Elward | Kamran Ali | Mya Neil | Ryan Nelis | Tim Whiston | ECRAB | Erephisian Graaff | Erephisian Military | Erephisian President | Geography | Past Incarnations | 130 | Neroli Labs | Micro Room 101 | National Anthems of the Technological Federation of Erephisia | Orlov | Klopfzeichen | Symbols of the Technological Federation of Erephisia
| Released studio albums