Chra is the alter ego of Viennese author, DJ, music addict and radio/TV presenter Christina Nemec. After a period experimenting with low frequencies and noise effects, chra started to work on more club-friendly beats, using sinewaves processed through a tape recorder and other analogue and digital tools to allude to landscapes, territories, silence and extraordinary and extreme situations. She is also a member of Shampoo Boy and SV Damenkraft, has made performance works with Lydia Lunch, and runs her own label, Comfortzone.
LP/DL Editions Mego eMEGO 208
Release date: May 11 / Morr
»Empty Airport«, Chra’s (CHRISTINA NEMEC) first LP on Editions Mego may be read as a reference to Brian Eno’s ambient classic, though this time we find ourselves in a territory of transit that sounds like a dystopian swan song on civilizatoric debris - a heteropia in which the listener restores himself in a surrounding that is emptied of human remains, having left just some ghostly echoes behind.
Nemec, who is a member of various band projects like Shampoo Boy (together with Peter Rehberg and Christian Schachinger) or the female berzerker formation SV Damenkraft, has succeeded in producing a significant LP, that merges dark techno and industrial with found sounds and ambient scapes, resulting in a compositoric minimalism that is ushering us in a state of existential trance.
chra – derive cz001
Let Go! Let’s Go! Let us Go!
Failing and Celebrating
Sweating and Swimming
Walking and Starving
chra plays with sinuswaves, low frequencies, deep bases – created through shareware soundeffects - processed through taperecorder and analogue and digital tools: logic, ableton live, 4-track-machine, sampler, and bassguitar … Main topics: landscapes, territories, silence, extraordinary and extreme situations, challenge. chra has been playing shows all over austria, germany, NYC, slovenia, norway, mexico, argentina, chile, uruguay and more ...
Christina Nemec is a student, author, DJ, musicaddict and doing radio- and tv-shows in vienna,
chra is co-founder and co-owner of vienna based label: comfortzone
bandmember with: SV DAMENKRAFT, Pasajera Oscura and SHAMPOO BOY
12“ cz023 EP cz023 Shirley M EP comfortzone
12“ LP SHAMPOO BOY – Crack - BlackestEverBlack
12“ LP emego 208 chra – empty airport - EditionsMego
compilation: V.A. Girls alive
Soundtrack for Chaos/Control Video - Madame w a Mission Showroom
Performance: THE GUN IS STILL LOADED with Lydia Lunch and Mia Zabelka
Performance: BATTLE SCARS with Lydia Lunch and Mia Zabelka
2011 chra - TWELVE that matter - 12 short compositions / a commission of Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF and IGNM (Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik) in order to pay tribute to women inspiring my thoughts and ideals: virginia woolf, käthe leichter, miriam makeba, alice walker, delia derbyshire, phoolan devi, tine plesch, johanna dohnal, gabriele michalitsch, ceija stojka, wendy carlos and buffy sainte-marie.
2012 the APP (soundtrack: white zombie, 1932)
Part of Festival für extensive Kunst - CUBE
RE: Composed Arbeiterinnenlieder
2013 - AGORA II (Theater Garage X mit Schorsch Kamerun, Ana Threat, Philipp Quehenberger und Sebastian Janata)
2014: Shampoo Boy - 12" Nebel/Nadel (Substance Records)
2014: chra - snowbird (wire tapper 34)
2013: Shampoo Boy - Licht (BEB)
2013: chra remix - drag (crystal soda cream)
2012: chra - sonic travel diary (hörstadt linz)
2012: chra & Mathias Schaffäuser - Nice2havefriends - ware
2012: chra - der mann das ist ein lustobjekt (Re:Composed)
2012: first fatal kiss - go! go! go! (chra-cover)
2011: Greie Gut Fraktion - Rekonstruktion Baustelle (remix)
2011: TWELVE that matter – limited edition cz014 comfortzone
2011: chra – von der liebe ep remixed by mathias schaffhäuser – cz010 comfortzone
2009: chra – derive 12“ album – cz001 comfotzone
2009: chra – track: before – autark 10
2009: chra – track: hectic night – cdrom-projekt: dig me out
2008: chra – Verstreichen download EP auf www.autark-net.org
2008: Mopedrock! – 10“EP
2008: Orlanding the dominant CD – eine queere Burlesque mit Gustav,
SV DAMENKRAFT & Sissy Boyz
2008: dvd female pressure – dvd-compilation
2006: women take back the noise - compilation
2006: open sounds: vienna - compilation
2006: remixing the bundeshymne - compilation