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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble: Dark Side of the Jazz

Have you ever seen Jazz’s dark side? If your answer is no, you will meet with an interesting and scary band named in The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble from Holland. The sound is tense, fearsome and interesting. You will be in an atmosphere that you are a movie star in a horror movie from silent cinema like Nosferatu. The group performs experimental music merging jazz, ambient, electronic, and dark jazz. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble was founded as a project to compose new music for movies from silent cinema time. Some movies like Nosferatu and Metropolis’ soundtracks rearranged by founder of the band Jason Kohnen and Gideon Kiers. We also know Jason Kohnen as Bong Ra the breakcore artist. The group also has a collateral project named in The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. Both of those projects create likeable and scary concepts.


New members joined the band and they released their first studio album. It is a self-titled debut album The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Very successful debut album contains some extremely recommended songs like The Nothing Changes, Parallel Corners, and Solomon’s Curse. The experimental music based album contains jazz, ambient and electronic elements. In 2009, Here Be Dragons album was released after new members joined the band. From the Stairwell album was released in 2011. Cocaine and Celladoor are the best songs in the album I think. The album contains more jazz and electronic music elements. They also have an album consists of live record named in I Forsee the Dark Ahead- If I Stay.

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The band’s collateral project The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation also perform same kind of experimental music contains ambient, jazz and electronic items. Some of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble members and some guest performers played together in this band. It’s possible to see some drone and doom item it this project’s albums as well.

In 2007, Doomjazz Future Corpses; in 2009, Succubus, and finally in 2011, Anthropomorphic albums were released by The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. Succubus album is an extremely suggested album that it makes your feel scared. Don’t hesitate to buy this album.

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Both The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation perform music with unusual elements. Maybe, you will not like their music when you listen first time, but their music will take you after several times. You will really like them. Their experimental music will bring you into an horror movie. It is not a music for getting relax, it’s a music to be tensed and scared with enjoyable sound.

You could The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble’s website and MySpace profile to listen to some preview songs, and to buy albums. You also could find the same items for The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation. I believe that you will enjoy the music.



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