"Undazzled by modern conventions and restrictions, Das Ultra delivers raw and merciless Rhythm'noise with a certain "Haus Arafna" vibe."

2̵n̵d̵ ̵f̷a̶c̴e̷ (2021)


Ultra /'ʌltrə/ is a music band project initiated in 2019 in a period of mourning. Formed as a solo project under the alias Das Ultra, German designer and musician Lena Heiler (* 1984 in Paderborn) produces gloomy electronic music with an inevitable urge to hit the dance floor. The style is deeply rooted in Power Noise (Rhythm 'n' Noise). Ultra is a synthesis of artistic concepts, which isn't limited to the boundaries of music. Noises evolve to connect different art forms. For example, the debut album Eins (German for "one"), which was released in June 2021, ends with a recitation of German-born Swiss poet Hermann Hesse's poem "Im Nebel".
In late March 2021, the song Rule was released as the first single from the LP Eins, released in summer 2021.

The probably northernmost Rhythm'n' Noise project in Germany.


“The music project Ultra formed while I was in grief over the loss of my brother, who passed away without warning in 2016. An abyss opened up and I found myself staring into it, unable to speak. With tears in my eyes I took my cello and started bowing the low C string. The vibrations resonated with my body and had a calming effect. It helped me objectify my grief, so I added more sounds and instruments. In 2019, after several years of mourning, this process finally made me able to channel my pain and set motion to the muteness within me.”  

You can find the resulting song on the LP Eins in a danceable disco version.