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, 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 (bassplayer) and SV Damenkraft, has made performance works with Lydia Lunch, and runs her own label, Comfortzone.
»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. chra 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.
cz028 – when suddenly the ground shakes ….
EMEGO208 12″ chra – empty airport
ARELL#003 chra – until heat will tear us apart
BEB039 12″ Shampoo Boy – Crack
cz023 12″ ShirleyM EP
Currently based: Vienna, Austria