(*1983 in Kaiserslautern) is a composer and touchguitarist from Germany.
The Berlin-based musician combines the sound and energy of modern, progressive metal with the compositorial depth of contempory classical music. The result is a complex and powerful interplay of body and mind.
The U8 Touch Guitar is Alexander's weapon of choice in mastering guitar and bass parts alike. Besides using traditional techniques such as strumming and plucking, Alexander often uses touchstyle-playing to create musical parts that wouldn't be possible to play on other string instruments.
His works display a strong sense of detail and groove with complex rhythmical structures that are often created by layering multiple polyrhythms upon each other.
Dowerk regulary colaborates with local and international musicians. His playing can be heard on several releases of the Unsung Productions and King Crimson surrounding. Projects include "ZweiTon", "Blast Unicorn" with swiss electronica master Tobias Reber and the one and only Drescher und Wemmser with Christopher Jan Herb.
In 2012, Alexander released ZweiTon's debut album "Form", which unites his influences of modern, progressive metal, minimal music and IDM into a unique, genre-transcending musical vision. The album receives very positive reviews and becomes album of the month august at babyblaue Seiten
In april 2015 Blast Unicorn released their debut album "Van Halo" which blends edgy eight string guitars with meticulously programmed drums and synths in a suite of quirky, delightfully disturbing and fiendishly complex compositions.
2015 was also the birth year of Drescher und Wemmser, a heavy and progressive take on Techno music influenced by the club culture in Berlin and the will to crush everything. Drescher und Wemmser released their first monster Schrank in may 2016, a manifest of power and control.
Hier verschmelzen zwei Welten auf eine Weise, wie man sie einander sehr selten so gelungen begegnen hört. Perfekt, große Kunst - und einer der ersten Anwärter auf den Titel "abgefuckteste Scheiße des Jahres 2015". Kaufen, hören, geilen."
Spätestens aber wenn die "Ausgeburt of Love" und die daran anschließende "Nonnenfinsternis" über dich hereinbrechen, kommen die Klänge einem kosmischen Wahnsinn auf der Brücke der Enterprise gleich: Beam me up, Scotty!"
I can't recall the last time I heard music that hung together so well, offering something extremely challenging one moment and then something so emotionally satisfying the next"
The music is world class, with an infectious groove throughout but once it grabs you, it will not let you go"
"Form" ist eines der besten deutschen Progalben der letzten Jahre und Zweiton haben sich damit praktisch senkrecht in den deutschen Proghimmel geschossen."
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