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Autarkh III

Autarkh III

2020 gave birth to new contemporary metal outfit Autarkh, founded by Michel Nienhuis, and hosted during the very first Onrust showcase in Patronaat. 2021 brings us an affiliated project: Autarkh III. This trio aims to represent an alternative timeline of Autarkh’s debut album ‘Form In Motion’. Inspired by the essay collection ‘Tijd van Onbehagen’ by Dutch philosopher Ad Verbrugge, which also features glimpses back into Nienhuis’ former band Dodecahedron, the trio reinterprets, rearranges and inverts their existing work and adds new compositions. In those new arrangements and compositions Autarkh III focuses on ambient and drone atmospheres, improvisation and heavier down-tempo arrangements.