"          "[sic] GOLDIE -  drums, voice, credit card, amplifier, stereotaxic. sarcomajoist [at] yahoo [dot] com
MATTIN - GNU/Linux computer feedback, voice, guitar. mattin [at] mattin [dot] org

DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE / HAIEN KONTRA formed in East London in 2001.

DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE / HAIEN KONTRA perform internationally.

DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE / HAIEN KONTRA work with noise, silence and abjection.

DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE / HAIEN KONTRA  transgress all notions of what a performance can be.


HUMILIATED CD  TOCHNIT ALEPH (BERLIN) Reviews Download: 1 (flac)  buy from TOCHNIT ALEPH
LUXURY  CD  TOCHNIT ALEPH (BERLIN) Reviews Download: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, buy from TOCHNIT ALEPH

Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra First North America Tour 2009

20th May
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra

Tribute to Pierre Mercure, Je Me Souviens 2.3
with Mario Gauthier
composers : Monique Jean, Joshua Bonnetta, Dreamcatcher
Sala Rossa, 4848 boulevard
Saint-Laurent, Montreal
Mercredi 20 Mai / Wednesday May, 20 . 2009
Portes : 19h30 - Spectacle : 20h15
Doors: 7:30 pm  - Concert: 8:15 pm - 10$

22th May
Hatred Surge
Country Club,
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
Beerland, Austin,
711 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

23th May
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
Heco's, the (De)Composed series
705 Peralta St. West Oakland CA

24th May
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
The Hub
1819 23rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

26th May
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra & Ulrich Krieger
Eight Veil Gallery, Los Angeles

28th May
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
The Chinese Restaurants
Michael Berdan
Twin Stumps
Baldwin Plaza
Park City Experimental Music Festival-May 28th
41 Cannon Street, Bridgeport CT
Five-Ten PM

29th May
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
119 Chelmsford St, Lowell MA 01851

30th May
Mind Eraser
Heathen Shame
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
Gay Gardens in Allston MA (part of Boston)

31st May
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
as220, 93 Mathewson, Providence

1st June
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
The Rotunda, Philadelphia

2th June
Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn


First North American tour coinciding with their new release:
“Humiliated” CD Tochnit Aleph (Berlin)

And a reissue of their first work
“Luxury” CD Tochnit Aleph (Berlin)

"Defusing preconceptions of what a live event should be and degrading its components - the sound, the performance, the audience - without imposing aesthetic or moral limits: this is the reason for being of Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra, the project born in 2001 from the minds of two of the most unpredictable and 'conceptual' contemporary sonic activists: Mattin and "                     "[sic] Goldie. Ferocity and immobility, instruments abused and unused, musicians zombiefied in their 'stage persona' and in general the sense of psychosis, of necessary superfluousness that gushes from every gesture, from each decision taken by this anglo-basco duo make their live event an experience that is all but impossible to relate to, at least until they've stripped you of the costuming of dominant culture. "                      "[sic] Goldie is one of the most original noise musician/performers on the European scene. His double album "ABJECTOR"[sic] is a violent and considered examination of the fragmentation of language, the de-composition of instrumental research and the painful suffering that accompanies it. Far from any current or cultural influence, Goldie's work places itself in a unique conceptual universe, and its cruel voice warbles a mix of agony and ecstasy. Netmage Festival, Italy 2009"

"The most abject music ever made against the reproduction of
stereotypes. When noise becomes impotence, when impotence becomes a
weapon. Noise and improvisation never done before, including elements of
performance and conceptual art. Overdose of meaning, sucked into vacuum of dissolution. You never know where your are. DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE/HAIEN KONTRA formed in 2001 in Hackney, East London. Noumenal power improv where anything can happen. The improvisation is no longer happening just with musicians and their instruments but on the head of the spectator. Frustration as psychological danger.
We all are spectators: appearance of dissolution mirroring the averageness of our
lives. Something must be done." Mattin 2009

of the most radical and legendary musicians in the
avant-garde such as Eddie Prevost (AMM) and Philip Best
(Consumer Electronics, ex-Whitehouse).

DEFLAG HAEMORRHAGE/HAIEN KONTRA performed in European festivals
such as Netmage (Bologna),  Abject Music (Berlin), MEM (Bilbao) and  TheErrorIsMedia
(London). They recently depleted a residency at Worm

Mattin is performing at No Fun Fest this year and he just
finished the Whitney Independent Study Program. Among his
projects include: Sakada (with Eddie Prevost)
and the avant-punk group Billy Bao . Mattin has collaborated
with musicians such us Junko, Radu Malfatti, Matthew Bower &
Drunkdriver. He has toured Europe, Japan, China, Australia,
New Zealand and North America. He has over 50 releases in
different labels around the world and with Anthony Iles he
has edited the forthcoming book Noise & Capitalism.




September 2005 w.m.o/r
Download: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,


The Wire (Dec. 2005 U.K.)
The long awaited debut release of Deflag Haemorrhage/Haien Kontra aka Mattin (guitar,
vocals and computer feedback) and "            "[sic] Goldie (drums, vocals,
disc, chain and bird whistle] comprises 15 tracks recorded between July 2002 and
November 2003. It includes one truly scary field recording made by Zoe Broughton at
Huntingdon Life Sciences back in 1997, where she was working undercover for a Channel
Four documentary to expose the notorious animal research facility's appalling cruelty
to animals (see
 A concert or album of unrelenting ferocious noise, whether by Hijokaidan,
Borbetomagus, Merzbow or The Dust Breeders, may be a highly enjoyable rush of pure
adrenaline, but it's no longer exactly a surprise. Mattin and Goldie can burst eardrums
as well as the above - watch your speakers on the apocalyptic "Submucosa" - but they've
learnt their lowercase lesson well, and use disturbingly quiet passages and slow
menacing drones to equally devastating effect. Mattin is as unpredictable as ever,
lurching from the kind of delicate laptoppery that graced his Grob release Building
Excess with Klaus Filip, Dean Roberts and Radu Malfatti, to blasts of unmitigated sonic
terror that will melt the fillings in your teeth.
His guitar work and vocals are just as extreme, especially on the splendidly titled
"It's Not Your Fault You Are The Authentic Version Of What The Rest Of Us Can Only
Imagine", apparently recorded live (listening to the screams of terror and the vicious
thudding of heavy chains I'm glad I wasn't there). Goldie's drumming is savage and
ritualistic, from the isolated explosions of "Humiliated" to the all-out blitzkrieg of
his solo offering "Lacguage = Noumenal Sarcoshyce"[sic] (a whole page of similarly
impenetrable logorrhea adorns the 6" x 8" album cover), but it's refreshingly far
removed from both free jazz and Improv percussion cliche, even though I suspect his
collection includes a fair number of Eddie Prevost albums.
Luxury is an album of awesome intensity, one that deserves to be blasted mercilessly
from a 40,000W PA outside Huntingdon Life Sciences every day until the torture ceases.
Dan Warburton.



very rad, impressed by the silences and use of soundblocks rather than much resembling
playing, the screamy parts (and publicparticipations) are harrowing, dont know quite
how to digest those asa listener, as music, those parts especially cross
into performance art, probably you should perform naked and spill bodyfluids onto your
instruments (i'm not joking), maybe while mattin retained a full-body cool cloak of
clothing, i don't know if your boldness, angst, and variously directed irony-free
loathings, want toenter into diamanda galas territory of staging the sound, and
stagingthe performer, so that the look of it all integrates into the psychotic
soundworld, but i could imagine that, you'd probably belocked up, but what the hell,
would be worth doing enough times forthe forces of cultural order to take note - and
then drop it and gopastoral

and the vid would be a gem of violent sound-porn, the SM fantasies conjured up are quite
rousing, not enough to make me leavemy respectable monogamous and intermittently
delightful life but anyway enough to disturb me with visions of fucking you in public
overa drumkit

i've been considering aesthetics of ugliness lately, in my lecture on flamenco
especially, but flamenco (even in its most extremeand raw forms) is musical, your
territory seems somewhere ratherother, inviting iraq into the kitchen while spewing it
out and cookinga stew

track 1 is unlike anything i've heard, congrats especially fort hat, also track 10
stands out, it reminds of the chapman brothers,and track 13, a swam of b52s over a hot
desert, track 14 a firingsquad with a well-developed sense of sadistic job-rush (would
theystill shoot if some blonde bombshell tugged off their breeches and sucked them
bone-dry? is that all it'd take to salvage utopia?)

i tease myself with idle questions, who are the goodies and badies? are we all schizoid?
is the way out of hell via catharsis, oris that the way in?

long live pasolini and bill burroughs but accursed be genesis porridge

Diskunion (Japan)

狂気のノイズ感染!! バスクの奇人マッティンが率いる数多いバンドの中でも狂気度トップのユニット。物音系のジャンク・ドラマー [sic]


"Those who nail their cultural reasons irrevocably to the mast are impelled as a matter
of urgency to seek the conditions of acceptance of their self-descriptions as innovators. It is under the rule of those conditions that whatever is made must then be distributed. Certain substantive critical issues being treated as effectively  settled, or dead, what follows as a necessity is not that the practice  be remade in the image of its innovatory moment, but rather that its habits be perpetuated as protocol. The critique of a dying culture for which the innovatory moment may originally have been the occasion is thus turned into the edifice upon which the practice is itself perpetuated.

This not to say that any old fleetingly 'experimental' questioning is ipso facto important, but merely to reclaim a sense of historical reality and expediency for the idea of practice. To mistake  the causes and reasons which originate cultural practices for the causes and reasons which make it possible to go on with those same practices is a species of immaturity which terminates in Stalinism, or in some even worse adolescent disorder. To go on doing what one is doing for the same reasons that one started doing it is to forget the inevitable contingency of those reasons; or it is to turn them into bureaucratic or mercantile necessities. When expedient justifications have to be thought of as principles of validation, and dodges as significant transitions, it tends to mean that someone is in process of forgetting their own history- its indignities and embarrassments and pettinesses - so as to extrude a past self as dignified and as important as they mean to appear in the present."[sic]
Michael Baldwin, Charles Harrison, Mel Ramsden1994


Live 7th April 2006 TPO (Teatro Polivalente Occupato) eauNaturelle Festival Bologna.  Pictures by Xenia and Kurt Korthals

Live at Lowenhof, eauNaturelle Festival Bologna 8th April 2006. Pictures by Xenia Holmes.

DH/HK in Parma 6th April 2006

DH/HK in Berlin opening for Consumer Electronics April 2006

Sakada live at Cyrk, 11.11. 2005 "            " [sic] Goldie, Mattin & Eddie Prévost

Live at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn 2th June 2009

Live at Gay Gardens, Boston 30th May 2009

Live at West Germany, Kreuzberg, Berlin 2007