• The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    Reviewed by barcodezine (barcodezine)

    <b> The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble </b> - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    Inspired by the soundtracks to mainstream horror/sci-fi movie classics such as
    Nosferatu and Metropolis, Jason Kohnen and Gideon Kiers formed The Kilimanjaro
    Darkjazz Ensemble around 2000. Drafting in session players to add conventional
    instruments such as trombone, cello and guitar, the duo deliver here a
    collection of cinematic soundscapes, stitched together by menacing computer
    programming.
    The album kicks in, after a
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  • The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    Reviewed by almostcool.org (almostcool.org)

    <b> The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble </b> - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    The duo of Jason Kohnen and Gideon Kiers originally formed The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble around the turn of the century and started out by creating soundtracks to moody silent films such as Murnau's Nosferatu and Lang's Metropolis. In the meantime, they've added several new members and have said that their debut album is particularly inspired by the work of the Brothers Quay, and their dark forms of electronic jazz seem to provide a pretty good
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  • The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    Reviewed by Ali Burge (Thermostat)

    <b> The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble </b> - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    Of all the albums I’ve reviewed so far this year, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble is the one I thought I knew exactly what it would sound like before it even arrived. To give a little background, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (KDE from now on to save me time and you frustration) is a project of Jason Kohnen, a.k.a. Bong-Ra amongst other things, and Gideo Kiers, who also pops up the occasional Bong-Ra track and has seemingly been working with Kohnen
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  • The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)

    <b> The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble </b> - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

    Just as the recent Bong-Ra vs. Venetian Snares 12" confounded all expectations by presenting a vision of calm and decayed grandeur, this brand new LP from The Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble (again on Planet Mu) visits similarly unexpected territories. As a Jason Kohnen (aka Bong-Ra) and Gideo Kiers project, the break has been firmly packed away in it's core for this self-titled debut - with all the pieces on show here a breed of cinematic
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