Underground and Improvisation. Ornament & Verbrechen
Founded by brothers Robert and Ronald Lippok in East Germany the 1980s, Ornament & Verbrechen never saw themselves as a conventional band that followed only one artistic concept. Instead, they opted for openness, for different styles – such as jazz, industrial or electronic – or even different, partly multimedia implementations of their projects, as is reflected in the band's ever-changing line-up and its many different pseudonyms. Using basic equipment and partly self-built instruments, sounds were created – a conscious counter-concept to the contemporary mainstream.