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OLI STEIDLE & THE KILLING POPES // Ego Pills

€19.50

OLI STEIDLE . drums
FRANK MÖBUS . guitar
DAN NICHOLLS . keyboards
KIT DOWNES . keyboards
PHIL DONKIN . bass

Guests:
ANDREAS SCHAERER . vocals (7)
PHILIPP GROPPER . saxophone (2,4)
PETTER ELDH . bass (8)
KALLE KALIMA . guitar (8)

Additional backing vocals by Louise Boer and Liv Nicholls

Side A
1. Intro
2. Alive
3. Zombies
4. Isis

Side B
5. Nuremberg Heroin Lullaby
6. Strange Condition
7. Monopoly Extended

 


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The fact that Frank Mobus (leader of the band Roter Bereich and part of Carlos Bica´s Azul) is a member of The Killing Popes, and that this group founded by drummer Oli Steidle has Kalle Kalima, Petter Eldh and Andreas Schaerer, among others, as guests on “Ego Pills” is very enlightening about some of the musical choices they´re doing in other projects. Why? Well, because they seem to take inspiration from the wild mix of electro-jazz, art rock, hardcore and club music you´ll find in these compositions. If you already suspected that they have a punk side (and a rave one, by the way), here is the definitive confirmation. The punk and party factors here are electronic, with two keyboardists two, Dan Nicholls and Kit Downes, and the resulting music is so intelligently funny, bright and light that they put pop acts like Daft Punk to shame, going from beautiful moments to chaos and back. If you had any doubts about the capacity of the present-day jazz musicians to renew their imaginations and creativity, this record will change your mind. Oli Steidle, a box of surprises.