The Kilamanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble is music for silent movies. Best way to describe them. Founded in 2000 in the Netherlands they have expanded from originally two members to seven giving their jazz a deep atmospheric texture that makes it perfect session music.
This album is composed of live recordings from shows in the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, and Hungry and is offered for free download and streaming via Bandcamp.
free download and streaming on Bandcamp
Once again we have the Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, this time with their third release Anthropomorphic which has a deep spacey feel to it in addition to the doom infused jazz that is their signature sound.
Introducing The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corperation, the alter-ego of the Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble.
Ska and Rocksteady Thursdays will be put on hold for a few weeks so as not to over-play the genre. Keeping the focus.on new and innovate jazz I’m posting the Mount Fuji DoomJazz Corporation album Succubus.
Yet again, it is supposed to be made for existing silent movies, but I consider it more mood/background music than anything.
A newer band that I’m hope will continue to put out this interesting form of jazz.
Introducing The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, a project originally started by two european musicians, Bong-Ra and Telcosystems, to make new music for old silent films (last fm biography)… yeah, they’re not fans of “wild tomatoes” and the term “wake-n-bake” or anything like that.
TKDE is a blending of jazz with doom song structure and musical elements and instrumental themes akin to black metal and played as jazz. It’s a unique and interesting fusion that they pull off extraordinarily well. There is a revolving line-up of musicians that play in TKDE and their improv-jazz band is called The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, which is great also and definatly with a different enough sound a.d feel to warrent another name.
Patra, is a Saint Vitus cover, which is a doom band formed in 1980 and still playing. Honestly I’m not really that into Saint Vitus but they have a lot of people that really like them, kinda like Von. I prefer this cover over the original.
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble site