CSIGO was born in Szombathely, Hungary. He started to play music in high-school and quickly turned out to be a talented songwriter, lyricist, and guitarist-singer. He has performed with bands like Dubcity Fanatikz, Anima Sound System and Beat Dis (founded in 2003 and currently working on their 6th record). These projects have allowed him to share the stage with artists like Iggy and The Stooges, The Prodigy, Basement Jaxxx and The Black Eyed Peas. Beat Dis’s 2008 track, “Just Like” was Hungary’s Most Played Song Of The Year!
CSIGO currently makes a living as a composer, lyricist and guitarist/singer. In 2010, he played some improvisations with free-jazz and noise musicians. This project evolved over the years and in 2015 materialized into a unique form of minimal-electro-noise-punk with a twist of avant-garde experimental music. His sound is a product of artists like Oneohtrix Point Never, Mouse on Mars, Raster Noton, and Ivan Pavlov aka COH.
CSIGO builds his own analog musical instruments, which are being showcased/performed on at his shows. This year he recorded an album entitled Rite of Sound [pre-order], which he mainly performs in contemporary art galleries and experimental music clubs.
With a track record that has included stints with Anima Sound System, Dubcity Fanatikz and his own critically-acclaimed project Beat Dis, Budapest’s CSIGO has spent over a decade creating strange and mesmerising sounds through voice, guitar and organ. His debut solo album, Rite Of Sounds, works from a more unique template, utilising homemade analogue instruments to create a soundworld that traverses electro, industrial and power electronics while adding a strain of hypnotic disquiet to all of the above. He’s about to head out on his first US tour where he’ll be joined by the likes of Mayhem affiliates T.O.M.B. so check him out if you get the chance.
December 3rd – Spaghetti House, Kutztown, PA
December 4th – Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY
December 6th – Armageddon House, Providence, RI
December 9th – Shred Shed, Philadelphia, PA
December 10th – Meatlocker, Clairemont, NJ
December 13th – Otto’s Shrunken Head, New York, NY