Rock, Rock, Berne
– Madonnas alongside quirky doodles on the walls. Polaroid photographs on a Biedermeier table, a skull of a baby alligator slumbering peacefully....Read Biography
Madonnas alongside quirky doodles on the walls. Polaroid photographs on a Biedermeier table, a skull of a baby alligator slumbering peacefully. Entering ABU’s home is like entering a different world. Crayons, notebooks, an old typewriter, pictures and sketches are scattered among this tiny realm. This is where art is made, this is where ABU takes place. He, who is a spirited artist, scribe and maverick, but mainly a kind-hearted human being. Knowing his history, and how this diminutive, bearded man from the boondocks rubbed society the wrong way in his early years, up to the point of being deemed incurable, helps understanding the human ABU. This lively, libertarian spirit, who questions boundaries, shelving and rules, follows his passions with total commitment and creates his own small world over and over again. And this small world has grown to a veritable diminutive universe over the years.
When the bubbly man quiets down, one can almost hear his heart breathing. It beats as if there were no tomorrow. ABU in a frenzy pursues the moments, in which he can lose and reflect himself. As his home, so is he: diverse, excessive, odd and truly fascinating. ABU is an equilibrist, who continually performs his tightrope act in order to further advance towards the sun and grasp the world from a bird’s eye perspective. And this perspective is celebrated on «R E S E T». Alternative pop and electronically dyed indie embrace – genre boundaries blur and become obsolete. ABU, this diminutive bearded man from the boondocks, invites us into his impulsive and uncompromising world. «R E S E T» - start over. ABU recreates his world anew and offers unforeseen insights into his here and now. The record seduces, seizes and inspires. And who has had the pleasure of meeting ABU knows that something big is approaching us.