....WE ARE EXOGEN........ .. We formed Exogen in the searing and sweltering heat of June 2008 in scenic and stylish Düsseldorf. After a number of highly productive songwriting sessions we're happy to report that we've finished our labour of love of a debut album 'Library of Light'. It's a kaleidoscope of eighties music featuring a range of styles inspired by the compelling guitar-based hymns of the Chamaeleons, Siouxsie and Peter Murphy, by the extravagant avantgarde epics of Bauhaus, The Associates and Magazine, by the carefree, naively louche, tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes melancholy paeans to modern life of ABC, Roxy Music and Steve Harley, and of course the exotic stylishness of Japan, Bowie and Sakamoto. .... .. Rest assured that we do not simply imitate or iterate; we quote, we reinvent lovingly and respectfully - we put things in a new light, taking the Eighties of our above-mentioned heroes further with a dose of 21st Century sensibility. We also read between the lines of their epochal works and add, in our modest way, to their continuing story! Please listen and enjoy! .... ..You can download a selection of songs from the Indiestore player and do us a good turn by buying a download! Thanks in advance! Your Volker, Suzana and Lucian of Exogen. .... .... ....CURRENT LINE-UP........ ..Volker Rohde, the initiator and producer of the band is an experienced singer-songwriter with 2 CD albums with his former Goth band IN MITRA MEDUSA INRI under his belt. He also is currently working on a project called MAVOVOMA: electronic pop duo with captivating vocals by Marion Strehlow, a renowned Düsseldorf fashion designer, for whom he also composes and produces the music for fashion shows. Volker also play bass for the indie band Calling Linus. .... ..Lucian Zäyn, singer and songwriter of exotic non-German extraction, hailing from Manila and of Spanish-Chinese-Filipino ancestry, is a multimedia artist with a number of CD releases. He produces songs in several projects with science-fiction themes (animé, cyberspace novels, German Expressionist films, Cthulhu mythos, kaiju eiga, British Supermarionation, Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou's Metropolis etc.) with lyrics in 7 languages (English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean, German and Filipino)..... ..Suzana Bradaric joined the band in October 2008, adding flashes of grace, underground exoticism and avantgard brilliance with her violin, viola, melodica, musical saw, and theremin on tapa and on stage. Currently also a member of the band Dharma Bums, she has played in many exotic avantgard projects and performances, having recorded with, among others, such German Gothic greats as Lachrimosa. .... ..Olaf Rick, a founding member of the band together with Volker Rohde, played bass on early Exogen songs, but left in october 2008. He is a DJ of some renown in the Rheir-Ruhr conurbation as well as organizer of a number of unforgettable cult-status concerts with Gothic and electronic greats..... ..Since November 2008, Ralf Aussem (of Dead Guitars, Belgium, 12 Drummers Drumming and SUN renown) has enriched EXOGEN with his Appolonian and galactic guitar work as cherished special guest. .... ..Listen and feel! ........http://soundcloud.com/exogen.... .
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