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Kuu! at Ljubljana Jazz Festival at Cankarjev Dom


Cankarjev Dom
Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Prešernova Cesta 10


Wed, July 1, 2015

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Jelena Kuljic, vocals; Kalle Kalima, guitar; Frank Möbus, guitar; Christian Lillinger, drums

We were in for a huge surprise at Jazzahead 2014, and the band that gave this highly impressive performance comes from Berlin. A fortuitous international line-up comprises drums, two electric guitars and a charismatic singer Jelena Kuljić, whose voice of steel and dark chocolate soars hauntingly above the quartet’s melody lines. Underlined by intricately patterned solos and indulging in a range of styles, from electro-dance to jazz-punk, the band’s climate appears to be carved out of a dream. Refusing to accept romantic notions of music, their debut album, Sex against Eating (Sex gegen Essen, 2014), confronts the listener with a forceful yet simple musical challenge. ...

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Darinka Hvalec uploaded this event on June 30, 2015