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.
Now the band's highly praised live album, I Forsee the Dark Ahead, If I Stay is finally available on vinyl. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble's live shows were known for their transcendental journeys, mixing live improvisation with the structure form studio album songs. TKDE always worked with a complex live set up, linking multiple laptops, channeling, effects and looping systems to recreate the intricate sound of their music. During the period from 2007 till 2011 many live performances were recorded, and they decided to release a compilation of songs as a live album. In 2012, a year before the split of the project, I Foresee the Dark Ahead, If I Stay was released digitally to show the diversity and flexibility of the band live.
"The album presents a series of tracks recorded from shows over the last five years, doubling as essentially a "best of" and insight into the live TKDE experience. (...) And it is exactly this weaving of disparate threads, often in an unexpected and chaotic fashion, that make TKDE so fascinating." - Resident Advisor
"A consistently impressive collection that manages to vividly document TKDE's spectacular live show." - Cyclic Defrost
- Celladoor (The Netherlands, 2011)
- Lobby (Hungary, 2007)
- Mists Of Krakatoa (Poland, 2011)
- Adaptation Of The Koto Song (Hungary, 2011)
- Symmetry Of 6's (The Netherlands, 2009)
- The Nothing Changes/Senki Dala/Embers (Hungary, 2007)
- Black Wings (Spain, 2006)
- Goya (The Netherlands, 2009)
- The MacGuffin (Slovenia, 2007)