Artist Exposed: Knalpot

The series of Artist Exposed for the ZXZW 2009 fest, highlights the artists you definitely do not want to miss! Click the tag Artist Exposed for more posts!

Knalpot will play Sunday 20 September.

Knalpot are Raphael Vanoli (guitar/casio/electronics) and Gerri Jäger (drums). At a push it’d be possible to sqeeze Knalpot into the punkfunkelectro bag, but the seams wouldn’t hold the duo for long. Sounding a lot more organic than other similarly tooled outfits, their music is stuffed with loops, blips and Mulder melodies.


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Jazz is all you need


The Guardian has put up another piece on Jazz history, this time focusing on Benny Goodman. Read it here!

Ellington’s music and motivation was different to that of Benny Goodman, a white virtuoso clarinetist from Chicago who became a bigger star than Ellington during the 30s boom in big-band swing – a phenomenon as big in its day as rock’n’roll was to be two decades later.

SUN RA ARKESTRA live at the Paradox cd!

In+ Out Records are an Austrian Jazz label, which released record by all the great names in contemporary jazz. They’ve just release a new cd from Sun Ra Arkestra live at Paradox. The liner notes say this: As “Artists in Residence”, the Arkestra performed on five evenings at the Paradox Music Club from September 15th to 20th. Each of these concerts appeared to be a Big Bang. Live at the Paradox was recorded on the very last evening of this memorable concert series, combining jazz history and immortal myth.” Buy your record here.