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XENOFOX - Olaf Rupp & Rudi Fischerlehner
photo by Cristina Marx

XENOFOX   en/de

Olaf Rupp - electric guitar
Rudi Fischerlehner - drums

"... one of the best duos that the combination of these two instruments currently has to offer if it comes to improvised music."

They can make quite a fuss in the china shop. But the aim is not to destroy things - it is about creating spaces, the air and the hidden silence amidst all the rubble that begets something special. A creative furor comes along with just enough ease to make sure that in the end everything fits together well to form a meandering whole. There is an organic wilderness in this music gaining ground so irreverently that if you are able to enjoy a note, a sound, a beat just for what they are: a note, a sound, a beat, then you will have fun to see the wood for the trees.

The collaboration of Olaf Rupp and Rudi Fischerlehner as XENOFOX dates back to 2014. In addition to years of playing live in clubs and at festivals, their latest studio album "The Garden Was Empty" was released on Audiosemantics in early 2023.




2023 Xenofox The Garden Was Empty, Audiosemantics, CD Bandcamp

2018 Xenofox & Joke Lanz Alarm, Oltrarno Raw, CD Bandcamp

2016 Xenofox Hundred Beginnings, Farai-Records, CD Bandcamp

2015 Olaf Rupp & Rudi Fischerlehner Live at Lydfestival Aarhus, Farai-Records and Bad Alchemy, CD Bandcamp


2022 Xenofox Cabbages and Kings, ScatterArchive, digital Bandcamp

2021 Xenofox & Joke Lanz A Proper Cup Of Coffee, Oltrarno Recordings, digital track on compilation, Bandcamp

2020 Xenofox Macondo (EP), Farai-Records, digital Bandcamp

2019 Olaf Rupp & Rudi Fischerlehner Xenokustik, Audiosemantics, digital Bandcamp

Xenofox Macondo


"... one of the best duos that the combination of these two instruments currently has to offer if it comes to improvised music."

"A thrilling ride from start to end, they create a whole world filled with rackety riffs & rickety rhythms, all to this writer's delight."
Vital Weekly

"...klingt überwältigend leger und zugleich bis an den oberen Rand angefüllt mit spontangenialen Ideen."

"Das Duo Xenofox liefert mit dem Album „The Garden Was Empty“ einen hypnotischen und basslastigen Mix aus Hi-Hat-Expressionismus und entgrenztem Rock."

"Idylle ist schon lange keine Option mehr, über diese Linie sind die beiden 'Alien Entertainers' längst hinweg"
Bad Alchemy

"Wären die beiden Gärtner, dann tummelten sie sich dank eines grünen Daumens in einem an Wundern reichhaltigen Biotop klanglicher Auswüchse. Hier kreucht es und fleucht es – und wächst zusammen, was zusammengehört."

Xenofox Joke Lanz
Xenofox & Joke Lanz

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