Il più stimato musicista nuovo d'Austria esplora la parte oscura dell'alternative rock - un inferno emozionale!
Influenced by existentialist literature and musical styles of all kinds (from the Beatles to Nirvana and Radiohead and even Black Metal) Austrian musician and songwriter Clemens Engert alias Alien Hand Syndrome creates songs as small pieces of art somewhere between Alternative/Gothic/Noise Rock, Singer-/Songwriter structures and classical Cello/Piano arrangements. The musical spectrum of A.H.S. generally goes from parts of innermost fragility to powerful choruses, beautiful melancholic melodies and chaotic noise orgys. Overall A.H.S. mostly avoids usual, conservative song structures but instead puts the main focus on the intensity of feelings, no matter if the sensation is insecurity, alienation, anxiety, love, hope, sadness or pure anger.
“It´s not my aim to tell concrete, coherent stories through my songs. I want to generate pictures in the listener´s head. I want the unconscious to unfurl. At first some of my lyrics might not make much sense to many people, but if you listen close enough and devote yourself to the atmosphere, the parts finally join together to reveal a bigger, coherent picture.” (Clemens Engert/Alien Hand Syndrome)
This immediate approach and a self-contained, artistic master plan, that also involves experimental photo shootings, live video projections and unique stage performances, quickly gained attention in the internet community and “The Sincere And The Cryptic” has been highly acclaimed both by critics and fans all over the world. The singles “A New Day” and “Claret” were played by radio stations all around the globe.
With the release of his new album "Slumber" (official release date 27th of September 2013) Alien Hand Syndrome explores an even more emotional and more intimate side of his art: "Concerning the music, I basically don´t want to sing about certain feelings or thoughts. The meta level isn´t really what I´m interested in. I want the intensity of the feeling itself to be carried on to the listener. I want them to feel my pain, when they are listening to my songs – my fragility, my anger, my alienation, my fear, my hope.”