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spiros_metsouggis Mesmerizing album by a band that knows how to set a mood, and then keep your attention captive as if you were hypnotized. Also, one of the best live acts I've seen in my life, the audience was transfixed. How they manage to be so utterly beautiful and deeply probing at the same time is beyond me. Favorite track: Samhain Labs.
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Martin Bigger i honestly cant get enough of this band! theres not a single song that i can point to which describes the band, every song is soo different in indescribable ways.

it invokes such a unique blend of "modes of being" and tone that lends itself to deep open-mindedness. Favorite track: Mists of Krakatoa.
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tobias_rieper For fans of bohren und der club of gore who look for something jazzier. "Embers" is amazing. To paraphase a great philospher of our times: "a voice that can melt a cheese sandwich from across the room." Favorite track: Embers.
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slūgela I just can not describe by words how much I love this album. It's not only about the music, it's about the feeling as well. This band inspires me. Favorite track: Mists of Krakatoa.
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Lead Squid 09:03
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Caravan 06:32
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Embers 04:24
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Scirocco 05:33
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Sharbat Gula 05:47
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Samhain Labs 05:24
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Seneca 05:45
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On split since 2012 The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble now finally makes all long-time sold out releases available again on all formats.  An act combining profound musical sensibilities, deeply emotional harmonies and an acute ear for genre inter-breeding, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble placed itself and the confluent of dusty, gritty jazz and low-end doom-laden drones, and came up with a sound which is at the same time warm and dark, brooding and misty, cinematic and dynamic.

· The ensemble's music - mournful, mercurial and thoroughly spooked - has the lingering impact of the silent movies (Metropolis, Nosferatu) that served as their initial inspiration. (The Wire)

· The production is that much more spooky, rich, and atmospheric, and the song structure that much more purposeful and realized. It seems they have struck a perfect symmetry in the studio as a group, feeding off one another and performing cohesively. There is not a wasted moment to be heard. Mutations will slide its greasy fingers up your spine and linger there until you like it. (Pop Matters)

· The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble takes dub, jazz and electronica into new areas of shadowy cinematic enchantment (Rock-a-Rolla)

Currently founding member Jason Kohnen is paving the way with his new dark jazz project "The Thing With Five Eyes", continuing the mystical and occult universes people got to love from the "Here Be Dragons" period. His debut album is set to appear in 2017. In a parallel corner - founding member Gideon Kiers and trombonist Hilary Jeffery are conjuring up a twenty first century vision of spiritism with Inconsolable Ghost, working together with artists such as the cellist Anthea Caddy, the viola player Zsolt Sőrés (Ahad) and the filmmaker Makino Takashi. Vocalist Charlotte Cegarra recently started the Psychedelic-Pop duo Charlotte&Magon.

Together with "Bohren und der Club of Gore" and "The Dale Cooper Quartet", The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble through the years have succeeded in creating a brand new genre of music. The 8 pieces (40 minutes) of "Mutations" are the perfect connecting link between the ensemble's s/t debut album from 2006 and their second full length "Here Be Dragons" (2009). Time to get absorbed again by this unique and fresh sound.

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released January 1, 2009

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