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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble’s form of mutant jazz, slithers and slides... delicately painful. Each song a little story of heartache, hope and perseverance, seemlessly fusing analogue and digital.
These are soundtracks to non-existing movies, inspired by the worlds of The Quay Brothers, Hieronymus Bosch, Picasso, Goya, Murnau and Lang.

Biography:
Jason Kohnen and Gideon Kiers started The Kilimanjao Darkjazz Ensemble around the turn of the century, creating new soundtracks to existing silent movies such as Murnau’s Nosferatu and Lang’s Metropolis. Both graduates of the School of Arts and majoring in audiovisuals and multimedia, the audio/visual concept developed into creating ‘visual’ music supported by existing film fragments to intensify the audio. The Quay Brothers became a big inspiration for their debut album, their surreal world combined many weird and wonderful aspects to strengthen TKDE’s sound.
Hilary Jeffrey on trombone joined in 2004, having performed with artists such as Nick Bullen and Patrick Pulsinger, also mastering trombone improvisation. Nina Hitz on cello and Ed Loman on guitar and Charlotte Cegarra on vocal improvs form the TKDE live quintet or sextet, with Kiers providing drums, sequencing and visuals and Kohnen the bass, synths and sequencing.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

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Collection (11 Tracks) : £10.00 add to basket
Play 1. The Nothing Changes
Play 2. Pearls For Swine
Play 3. Adaptation Of The Koto Song
Play 4. Lobby
Play 5. Parallel Corners
Play 6. Rivers Of Congo
Play 7. Solomon's Curse
Play 8. Amygdhala
Play 9. Guernican Perspectives
Play 10. Vegas
Play 11. March Of The Swine
Collection (11 Tracks) : £6.25 add to basket
Individual tracks: £0.99
Play 1. The Nothing Changes [£0.99] Buy
Play 2. Pearls For Swine [£0.99] Buy
Play 3. Adaptation Of The Koto Song [£0.99] Buy
Play 4. Lobby [£0.99] Buy
Play 5. Parallel Corners [£0.99] Buy
Play 6. Rivers Of Congo [£0.99] Buy
Play 7. Solomon's Curse [£0.99] Buy
Play 8. Amygdhala [£0.99] Buy
Play 9. Guernican Perspectives [£0.99] Buy
Play 10. Vegas [£0.99] Buy
Play 11. March Of The Swine [£0.99] Buy
Collection (11 Tracks) : £8.25 add to basket
Individual tracks: £1.48
Play 1. The Nothing Changes [£1.48] Buy
Play 2. Pearls For Swine [£1.48] Buy
Play 3. Adaptation Of The Koto Song [£1.48] Buy
Play 4. Lobby [£1.48] Buy
Play 5. Parallel Corners [£1.48] Buy
Play 6. Rivers Of Congo [£1.48] Buy
Play 7. Solomon's Curse [£1.48] Buy
Play 8. Amygdhala [£1.48] Buy
Play 9. Guernican Perspectives [£1.48] Buy
Play 10. Vegas [£1.48] Buy
Play 11. March Of The Swine [£1.48] Buy

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