VNV Nation, Straftanz

the orpheum presents:

VNV Nation


Sat, February 18, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

The Orpheum

Tampa, FL

$19.00 - $23.00

VNV Nation
VNV Nation
VNV Nation are a British/Irish electronic music band originally from Wexford, Republic of Ireland and London, United Kingdom now based in Hamburg, Germany. They combine elements of industrial music, trance, synthpop and electronic body music (EBM). Earlier works also include some electro-industrial influences.
the name
One of the most frequently asked questions is what the letters VNV stand for. They stand for "Victory not Vengeance". The meaning behind this stylised motto is that one should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret.

VNV Nation are Ronan Harris (electronics, lyrics, vocals) and Mark Jackson (drums).

word and sound
VNV NationĀ“s inspiration was originally the clash of modern and classical Europe cultures, where mythology and technology live in an uneasy fusion but this has since broadened to encompass a world view. The music ranges from electronic dance music to ballads and classical inspired music. Inspirations are taken from a wide range of styles including contemporary underground club culture, industrial and classical music. The lyrics draw on philosophy, literature, art, politics and different forms of symbolism. VNV Nation does not advocate any ideology. It is a metaphor for expression
Straftanz is German electronic dance music. Some connection to the Futurpop Project Rotersand was claimed several times but never officially approved. In interviews, Straftanz described its musical style as "Industrial-Streetfighting-Dance." In fact, the sound of Straftanz is best described as a mixture of EBM, futurepop, trance, rave, metal, and rhythm noise elements that are tied together with a present dance groove.