Synesthetic4 was founded by Vincent Pongracz and Peter Rom in 2017.
Since then the quartet made its mark on the European scene with shows at Jazzfest
Saalfelden, Ljubljana Jazzfestival, Jazzwerkstatt Bern, April Jazz, and Orbit Jazz
Johannesburg among others. Their first album “Pickedem” was presented at wiener
Konzerthaus in 2019. The program which atmospherically combines elements of
Contemporary Music, Jazz, Funk and Electronic Music moves “confidently from frenzy to
humourous wit” (© Tom Gsteiger). The band providing for “colourful cineastics” and
“creative vituosity” (©Austrian Sounds) also features Manu Mayr on bass and Andreas
Lettner on drums. For Pickedem they received the German Record Critics Award.
In June 2022 they released their second studio album „Ahwowha“.
An important part of their music are complex but catchy rhythms that originate from hip
hop, contemporary groove and electronic music and give the quartet’s sound an urban
characteristic. „Dada-Rap“ and abstractly folkloristic melodies that are sometimes inspired
by the music of Olivier Messiaen are meant to leave a humoristic or even bizarre
impression on the listener. The improvisations move between Jazz and contemporary
classic. The specialty of the band is the way aesthetic components are put together, the
balance of profane and sophisticated musical elements and their aspirations to combine
avantgarde-artistic values with quality entertainment.
“…the great discovery of the Festival…” (Tom Gsteiger)
“…less well known but more groundbreaking…pushed the boundary between Rap and
Scat” (Wif Stenger, Jazzjournal, UK)
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the smell of digits and the sound of tax papers run through a distortion pedal accompanied by capitalisms best polyrhythmic bass guitar riffs, gladiating with the melodious themes of metro-warn-signals encountering the wittyful percussion of the gods of mediocrity. ALL THAT amplified by a set of speakers make the perfect match for endless lossless JOY.
Modern creative hardcore pop
Daniel Bierdümpfl – electric guitar, vocals, effects
Aron Hollinger – electric bass, effects
Lukas Handlbauer – drums, synth, effects