Coppelius Christian von Aster

Jan Termath

Helen Gerhardt



|| Christian von Aster ||

Knust, Hamburg

It was the last time. The last time of enjoying such a terrific German band named COPPELIUS. It was evening and because of the beginning autumn, cold and dark outside. People sneaked around corners with the same target: Knust, Hamburg! They didn’t want to miss that great pleasure, COPPELIUS combined with CHRISTIAN VON ASTER as support. Many people wore really fitting clothes for this event: something in the direction of steam-punk and – of course – top hats and frock coats!

CHRISTIAN VON ASTER supported COPPELIUS on their last way, the „Bühnenabstinenzankündigungskonzertreise“. He is a German writer and he accepted the challenge to introduce COPPELIUS. He narrated the really fascinating story of COPPELIUS‘ formation. During this awesome reconstruction of formation, CHRISTIAN VON ASTER told some little stories about cute and tiny, maybe just creepy animals like the „Mottenolm“ and „Kerlhuhn“ (according to some gender stuff, yes). I think he was the perfect support for COPPELIUS because of his very clear voice and sophisticated verse.

After the introduction of CHRISTIAN VON ASTER, COPPELIUS entered the stage! People applauded and were very excited for what was coming now. Their last album is ‘Hertzmachine’ and was released in 2015. COPPELIUS were founded in 1997 and play „chamber-core“. In their opinion, they’re playing since 1803 and their outfits underline this statement in a really amazing way. One special thing: They play on mysterious instruments like clarinet, upright bass, drums and cello and go beyond what is known in the music genres rock and metal. Their music is influenced by E.T.A. Hoffmann and lyrics are about ...

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