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CELAN debut 'HALO' set for Sept. 1st release on Exile On Mainstream

CELAN’s eagerly awaited debut album 'Halo' will see a Sept. 1 US release via Exile On Mainstream Records. Featuring a who’s who of prominent experimental musicians including Unsane front man Chris Spencer, Einsturzende Neubauten/Redux’s keyboard player Ari Benjamin Meyers, flu.id’s Franz Xaver and Phil Roeder along with Oxbow guitarist Niko Wenner the quintet immediately sent tongues wagging and bloggers blogging when they posted a trio of tracks on their MySpace page (http://myspace.com/celanband) this winter.

“I’ve always wanted to play in another band that’s different than Unsane,” explains Spencer. “Something more musically developed that is also able to exploit the raw noise from my neighborhood. The whole collaboration turned out better than I could have hoped.”

Founded and based in Berlin, the outfit has a European tour plotted with a US run being planned. Dates are as follows:

18/09/2009 Tilburg - ZXZW Music Convention (NL)
20/09/2009 Le Havre - Cabaret Electric (FRA)
22/09/2009 Paris - Le Nouveau Casino (FRA)
24/09/2009 Lausanne - Le Romandie (CH)
25/09/2009 Bern - Dachstock (CH)
26/09/2009 Winterthur - Salzhaus (CH)
29/09/2009 Dresden - Beatpol (GER)
03/10/2009 Diksmuide - 4AD (BEL)
06/10/2009 Copenhagen - Loppen (DK)
07/10/2009 Hamburg - Hafenklang (GER)
08/10/2009 Osnabruck - Bastard Skate Hall (GER)
10/10/2009 Leipzig - Conne Island (GER)
11/10/2009 Berlin - Lido (GER)