Herpes Ö Deluxe

Herpes Ö DeLuxe, formed 1995, is a four piece group from Bern/Switzerland working in a musical field between atmospheric noise, electronica bruitiste, sombre soundscapes or harsh drones. Their instruments are partly analogue electronic gear, partly self-built or deconstructed tools like tape loops or turntables that are (mis-)used as rhythm machines. Live performances - electronic and acoustic soundscapes, ranging from ambient sounds and playful collages to devastating, rhythmic noise attacks - always refer to the moment. According to this, an exclusive set is elaborated for every event, no one of which is ever performed again in the same form, because the spontaneous aspect would be lost and a reproduction would be in opposition to the interactive play of the four musicians, which depends strongly on the situation of a given event. Shows are often complemented with performance elements or other actions.

Besides concerts in the traditional sense, Herpes Ö DeLuxe have been involved in numerous other activities; they made the live music for the theater 'Habgier' and regularly produce the soundtracks for the 'pyrotechnical interventions' of the artist Pavel Schmidt (Solothurn/Munich). Those events usually take place in museums or art spaces.

Sporadically they are also teaming up with singer Beat-Man (frontman of the well known Garage Rock/Punk-Band The Monsters). Under the name Reverend Beat-Man & The Church Of Herpes they are producing a more song-orientated brand of music, closer to the common 'pop'-scheme but with a noisy edge. They call this genre Electronic Gospel Trash.


toll. 002 Herpes Ö Deluxe - Herpes Ö Deluxe / OP Rechts & Hoschi Cover-Design Herpes Ö Deluxe / OP Rechts & Hoschi (2) Herpes Ö Deluxe / OP Rechts & Hoschi (2) - Herpes Ö Deluxe / OP Rechts & Hoschi(LP, Ltd, Num) Tollerort Organisation toll. 002 Switzerland 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
ER_CD_007, TOLL004 Herpes Ö Deluxe - Havarie Cover-Design Herpes Ö DeLuxe Havarie(CD) Everest Records, Tollerort Organisation ER_CD_007, TOLL004 Switzerland 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
Herpes Ö Deluxe - Kielholen Cover-Design Herpes Ö DeLuxe Kielholen (Album) Hinterzimmer Switzerland 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
NOW 02, TOLL005 Herpes Ö Deluxe - Split LP Cover-Design S/T / Herpes Ö Deluxe S/T / Herpes Ö Deluxe - Split LP(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Pure Pop For Now People, Tollerort Organisation NOW 02, TOLL005 Germany 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
hint 11 Herpes Ö Deluxe - Ember Cover-Design Herpes Ö DeLuxe Ember(Cass, Album) Hinterzimmer hint 11 Switzerland 2010 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

DIV_010 Herpes Ö Deluxe - Priester Auf Der Lauer Cover-Design Herpes Ö Deluxe Priester Auf Der Lauer(7", Ltd) Divergent Series DIV_010 US 2013 Diese Version verkaufen


none Herpes Ö Deluxe - Das Trunkene Schiff Cover-Design Herpes Ö DeLuxe & Torpus* / Hostettler* Herpes Ö DeLuxe & Torpus* / Hostettler* - Das Trunkene Schiff(CDr) Not On Label none Switzerland 2000 Diese Version verkaufen