Karl Hector & The Malcouns @ Kaschemme // July 3rd // Basel

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edited June 2014 in Announcements
KOnzEpTLoS @ Kaschemme presents:

KARL HECTOR & THE MALCOUNS (D) Funk, Afro-Beat, Psicadelia, Krautrock
Pre- & Afterparty by KOnzEpTLoS DJs www.konzeptlos.org

http://www.kaschemme.ch // Kaschemme Klub/Bar, Lehenmattstrasse 356, 4052 Basel (Switzerland)

!!! only 100 Tickets available only @ CHf 20.-!!!

Tickets are NOW on sale at the Kaschemme, best way to get them is surley at tonights "Warm-Up Party" at the Kaschemme...

This is how we run things:

The hand made, silk screen printed Concert Tickets @ CHF20.- limited to 100pcs, which are available from tonight on, are in fact CD covers.
For an additional 5.- ???solidarity contribution??? you???ll get a slightly different Ticket, this one includes a CD plus jewel box. You???ll get the CD with this Ticket when you enter the venue for the concert. The CD contains sounds compiled by KonZePTlos !

We will use these additional gains to realize further concerts of smaller, yet maybe unknown bands. For example to record their concert, master it professionally and to hand them out a proper demo tape. This is the concept of KonZePTlos @ Kaschemme!

For the first CD made for the forthcoming concert on July 3rd, KARL HECTOR & THE MALCOUNS splashed out a yet unreleased Track. So once again ???you snooze, you lose??? ( Karl Hector & The Malcouns Flyer Design by http://vasil.ch/ )

on with the Band... Karl Hector & The Malcouns Members

j. whitefield (guitar, bass..) z. curulija (drums, percussion..) t. myland (organ, bass..) bo baral (guitar, bass, percussion..) al' markovi?? (bass..) m. burchard (keys..) j schleiermacher (sax...)



It???s been some years since the first Karl Hector release, and it???s known now that Mr. Hector is indeed the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, ne Jan Weissenfeldt. Whitefield is the visionary behind the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, the ensembles whose rough analog sound and return to the funk archetypes of the late 60s to early 70s paved the way for labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Timmion.

Whitefield, along with Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlija, founded Karl Hector and The Malcouns in the early 2000s. Their debut, Sahara Swing, saw release on Now-Again in 2008. The album swung with influences from across the African diaspora and set the stage for a cult, but influential following. A grueling tour schedule made recording a follow up album to Sahara Swing quite the challenge, and as a result, the band opted to release limited edition, hand-silkscreened EP???s, which continued to show their deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk.

Unstraight Ahead, the band???s second album, found the band exploring territories even outside of the expansive scope of Sahara Swing. On this album, the West African sounds of Ghana and Mali meet the East African sounds of Mulatu Astatke???s Ethiopian jazz and are tied together with the groove heavy experimentalism of The Malcouns??? 70s Krautrock godfathers: Can, of course, but also more obscure and equally adventurous groups like Agitation Free, Ibliss and Tomorrow???s Gift.

???We look to Middle Eastern funk and psychedelic fusions, and to various ethnic records for sound and phrasing,??? Whitefield states. ???We???re trying to combine the global experimentalism of Krautrock with the backbeat of funk.??? This explains how songs in uneven meters ??? 5/4, 7/8 ??? always sound so accessible and natural on Unstraight Ahead. It???s mainly an instrumental affair, but guest artists appear throughout, from across the African diaspora to those from the worldly Krautrock forebears of their German fatherland: it???s Marja, daughter of Embryo founder Christian Burchard, whose vocals open Unstraight Ahead.

Theirs is music out of time, music that couldn???t have been made in the era its aural aesthetics reference, as its scope is so broad. But it???s music focused by funk ??? and an ambition to expand funk???s reaches.


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