During the next nights, we shall experience dark, somber and mysterious ambiances. We shall dwell in the depressive and forlorn, we will bask in the shadows of hopelessness.
I'll dedicate each post to a different group and their music; each group known for their own take of brooding and melancholic textures and melody.
We open this exhibit of the macabre with the multi-national group The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble.
They started as the duo of Jason Köhnen (bass, guitar) and Gideon Kiers (effects) who composed music for old silent movies. They were joined in 2004 by Hilary Jeffrey (trombone) and Nina Hits (cello) and this lineup recorded the debut self-titled album released in 2006. The lineup expanded further with Eelco Bosman (guitars), Charlotte Cegarra (vocals and various instruments) and Sadie Anderson (violin). In 2009 they released their spectacular album, Here Be Dragons.
Their side project, The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, will featured here soon as well in this series, and so will wait its turn.
Music after the jump.
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Lead Squid
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Embers
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Caravan!
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Seneca
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Sirocco
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The MacGuffin
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble-Samhain labs
If you don't like Youtube, you can stream their two albums at their bandcamp: