Seductive but perilous, he Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble's new session under the Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation name is a new combination of drones and jazz. Creating sensual, murky and dark atmospheres, “Succubus” the evolution of this band, with stronger horns and a focus on hypnotic, soundtrack-like material. A deep, dark and yet seductive trip again for the corporation. (Get this on CD / as mp3)
After the corpses, the succubus. While rehearsing for their post “Mutations EP” shows, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble recorded a new improv session under their Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation moniker on the 15th of January 2009. Faithful to the original TKDE concept of drawing inspiration from movies, they recording what later became “Succubus” while watching Jess Franco's film of the same name. This iconic 1969 movie, with its strong erotic mood, fragmented story line and oneiric photography encompasses perfectly the goal and means of TKDE / TMFJDC, in the way the band builds mesmerizing, deep and otherworldly atmospheres.
More jazz-oriented than their heavier previous CD, “Succubus” leaves more room to Charlotte Cegarra's vocals and Hilary Jeffery's trombone, while the narrative is still led by Gideon Kiers (of Telco Systems)'s drums and Jason Kohnen (Bong-Ra)'s bass. Sensual, mysterious, pulsating and hazy, while “Succubus” is certainly not a new soundtrack to Jess Franco's film, it is definitely something to be listened to in one take, and conveys the same feeling of displacement and lust.
A new stone in the discography of the two headed entity that is TKDE / TMFDJC, “Succubus” displays the “corporation” in its most macabre yet entrancing side. Audio cinema has seldom sounded so lustful.
The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation is another name under which The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble record and release their improvised and more doom and drone oriented material. TMFDJC's first CD, the live “Doomjazz Future Corpses!” was released on Ad Noiseam in 2007. TKDE's “Mutations” was released on the label in early 2009, and will be followed by the band's second album, “Here Be Dragons”, in the fall of 2009.
01. The Sexy Midnight Torture Show
02. Erotic Love Queen
03. Strange Dreams
04. Castles By The Sea
05. The Admirals Game
06. The Morning After
07. Perverted Pleasure Party
08. A Bad Trip
09. A Place For Fantasies
10. Murder Amongst Mannequins
11. Fleeing The Scene
12. Deadly Rehearsals
Mastered by C-Drík at Syrphe.
Artwork by Jason Kohnen.
Other releases by Jason Kohnen on Ad Noiseam:
Bong-Ra: Grindkrusher - adn47
Bong-Ra: Monsters Of Mashup (with Enduser and Shitmat) - adn49
Bong-Ra: I Am The God Of Hellfire - adn55
Bong-Ra: Stereohype Heroin Hooker - adn64
Bong-Ra: Sick Sick Sick - adn75
Bong-Ra: The Kill (with Enduser) - adn76
The Mt Fuji Doomjazz Corporation: Doomjazz Future Corpses! - adn81
Bong-Ra: Full Metal Racket - adn84
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble: Mutations - adn105
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble: Here Be Dragons - adn120
Bong-Ra: Monster - adn131
Wormskull: Sound Of Hell - adn144