The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

2009/01/25

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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble are a gloriously creepy crawly mutant jazz combo, equal parts DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing, seventies horror movie soundtracks, late night jazz and super sluggish blown out trip hop.

To this day KDJE only released one full album wich is selftitled. They represent as a full on group, not one dude and his laptop, unfurling haunting imaginary soundtracks, dark and dense, smoky and noir, everything in rich lustrous shades of black and grey, shuffling jazzy skitter underpins melancholy moaning horns bathed in reverb, pizzicato strings and minor key guitars hover and dart furtively, a drizzly rainy day jazz dirge, so creepy and mysterious and lovely, and that’s just the first song. The rest of the record wanders similarly rainslicked streets, hat pulled down low, collar pulled way up, face obscured by shadows, the wet streets reflecting the orange grey glow of the streetlights, the buildings like totem poles of shadowy ghosts, the sky a blackish grey, turning the vibrant city into a lonely monochrome.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – The Nothing Changes from the selftitled album

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Amygdhala from the selftitled album

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Solomons Curse  from the selftitled album

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Parallel Corners from the selftitled album

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2 Responses to “The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble”

  1. Solid said

    Thanks Othersided for this music, this i really good!

  2. love the picture. this is really good music. thanks for stopping by the blog also! glad to hear you liked the review.

    ~ C.H.
    Find everything you need to know about music at the new Decibel Music Blog.

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