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The name Attwenger comes from an old four-lined stanza, that was played in regional broadcast and later appropriated by Markus Binder and Hans-Peter Falkner. Since 1991, "Attwenger" is a project in constant flux. Markus Binder plays drums, Hans-Peter Falkner the accordian (electric squeeze-box). Both sing and use contemporary electronics in their music. Attwenger is considered one of the most innovative bands in Austria and fuse elements of folk with punk, rock, hip-hop and electro.

Their first LP "Most" was released in early 1991. Many concerts followed in german speaking areas as well as in Marseille, Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Kuala Lumpur and Harare. "Pflug" and "Luft" were released in 1992 and 1993. Each were voted album of the year in Austria. After finishing the 35mm "Attwengerfilm" and a tour through Sibiria Attwenger returned in the fall of 1995 to develop new pieces for summer 1996. The new work was released in 1997 on the album "Song". After concerts in Ho-Chi-Minh-City/Vietnam (1998) and Lahore/Pakistan (2001) (among others) the fifth album, "Sun", was released in early 2002, in which followed the most recent interpretation of the attwengeresque concept of dialect and sound.

"i have no idea what it´s all about, but I like the general noise a great deal." john peel, bbc

"attwenger´s slang ist more funk than dialect." spex