woensdag 15 juni 2011

Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O – Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O

Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O – Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O
EMI – 2011
Waardering: *****

It has little to nothing to do with anything resembling stoner; but this has to be heard by each and everyone. So bare with me... And just maybe you too will be awed... When the best Norwegian band of all time had to call it quits the remaining members both went their separate ways. Guitarist Robert Buras left this world sadly much too soon and left his friends from Madrugada to fend for their own. His own project My Midnight Creeps also had to stop. So singer Sivert Hoyem from Madrugada went solo and took with him multi-instrumentalist-magician and substitute during the Madrugada farewell tour Cato Salsa Thomassen with him. Bassplayer Frode Jacobsen took guitarist Alex Kloster Jensen who played with Ricochets and also during the final Madrugada tour with him to start a new band. That band is what has become Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O. It also features saxophone player Dag Stiberg who played with My Midnight Creeps and drummer Behzad Farazollahi who played with all bands already named at one point in time. After a few messy and dubious shows in back alley bars they released a first tour EP. This already announced what direction the band would be taking. Their self-titled full sized album has become a true ode to the sound of My Midnight Creeps and especially the direction Buras wanted to take his band. Hence the name Kitchie; which also had special meaning to the magical guitarman. So let’s quickly now get the one lesser point of the album out of the way; Alex takes on the vocal parts and does not always have a masterful approach; but somehow it luckily and often suits the complex musical events well. But that’s the only little speck of dust on the record. It is dark, brooding and sinister. It is grinding soul and hypnotic jams forged together with hot intense blues. It’s floating on ominous rhythms and being abducted by a whirlwind of pure ecstasy. There is no escape; judgment day cometh and Kitchie will be the soundtrack!

2 opmerkingen:

  1. This is absolutely awesome! Hope they will soon step outside of Norway and conquer the world!!!

    And for the link we thank this lovely woman in Oslo who not only has a big heart but also a most blessed spirit!!!