INFLUENCES: KUF

Experimental roots grow wild...

INFLUENCES: KUF

Experimental roots grow wild...

How can you be a vocal led group yet have no vocalist present on stage? Now there's a question....

KUF have demonstrated ingenuity and experimentalism through their strong willed approach to sampling and vocal rearrangement. The three part German group have amassed a reputation for dazzling real time performances which see them rework and reinvent previously recorded vocal samples and reinterperet them based upon the present environment within which they appear. This is perhaps best described by themselves...

"All vocal elements are based on self-recorded samples which keyboardist Tom Schneider melds and bends and squeezes in real time. With no artificial synchronization in place, Valentin Link on bass and Hendrik Havekost on drums push the disembodied, highly abstract voices into an arena of hyperintegrated realtime trio interplay." 

They are notoriously hard to place, difficult to categorise and will not be put under an umbrella. Their music merges a sprawling array of influences and blends the delicacies of jazz alongside the imposing force of brutalist techno and electronics. It's all pretty special. 

They will play at f(t) festival at Radialsystem V in Berlin on the 29th of April. A perfect opportunity for us to chat to them and discuss musical roots...


Follow KUF on Facebook HERE. More details on f(t) festival can be found HERE

DJ FULLTONO - FREAKY FALL

We met DJ Fulltono on tour at Club Metro in Kyoto. He played an outstanding set that night, introducing us to his minimalistic unique pattern-layering footwork sound. We highly recommend his record 'Theatre 1'.

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