Hips don’t lie! The truth and the only truth is destined to be wiggled while listening to a tune by Klaus Johann Grobe! If you caught up on their 2014-debut LP “Im sinne der zeit” (released through Trouble In Mind Records) you know what I’m preaching; this Swizz duo know how to put down some seriously infectious alternative grooves!
Their highly unique kosmische blend is built upon a foundation of super-crisp bass-grooves, rocksteady drums and old analogue synthesizers, and sounds equally inspired byÂ psych, kraut-rock and post-punk as of soul, jazz and disco. The exotic vibe is only amplified by the German vocals, which quite possibly commands your brain to initialize a motorik reaction. It is highly unlikely that your body will not obey to the multi-tool/Swizz army-knife that is Klaus Johann Grobe.
Originally released a few years back as a very limited private pressing, this EP marks a tremendously strong debut! There’s not a weak moment among the 6 tracks on this EP, and I simply cannot recommend it enough! The original is a rare and costly affair to add to your collection, so it is luckily being reissued by Salvation Records (UK) as a limited pressing of 500 copies due for release on the 11th of May.
â€śThe duo sing exclusively in German, but despite the language barrier, their grooves are infectious and universal.â€ť Pitchfork
“Swiss duo, Klaus Johann Grobe, play a kind of danceable Krautrock informed by early ’80’s New York punk funk pioneers such as ESG……” Shindig Magazine
Artist: Klaus Johann Grobe
Release date: 11.05.15
12" black vinyl 6 track EP
Sometime in 2012 Salvation Records (then The Sound of Salvation) received a mysterious Swiss private pressing by Klaus Johann Grobe and within several months had released a truly limited version for the UK market (just 168 copies on 10â€ť) which sold out within two weeks, thanks in part to their friends Temples who played it during a visit to BBC Radio One.
Driven by an organic yet metronomic beat aligned with synth, chant-like vocals and a monstrous funky bass, this is seriously bum-waggling electro-freak goodness. The music does seem to aim towards a certain kind of hypnosis, particulary as the sleeping pill echo-heavy vocals cycle over the locked grooves the pair throw down.
Klaus Johann Grobe are certainly aiming towards the more dance-orientated arena of Kraut music, aligning the metro pulse of Klaus Dinger and Kraftwerk's calculators to more biological factors - kind of like moss growing on the mainframe.
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