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.
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
THEIR DEBUT EP REISSUED!
(IMPORT ON SALVATION RECORDS)
U.K. label Salvation records heard the call of collectors & fans worldwide & have finally reissued Klaus Johann Grobe's head-turning, ass-shaking debut EP! Originally a criminally limited 10-inch (300 total copies exist), the EP has been expanded onto a 12-inch with revamped artwork!
Those familiar with Klaus Johann Grobe's debut full length "Im Sinne der Zeit" will find much to love here; their signature blend of motorik krautrock, skittering post-punk, organic Brazilian grooves and glittering dancefloor strut are firmly in place, just taking root in their gestational stages. We have a limited amount of these 12-inches, so if you were itching for more GROBE in your life, this reissue will satify your cravings until the band's next new aural excursion. ACT FAST - this reissue is limited to 500 copies!
RIYL: Stereolab, Marcos Valle, Neu!, ESG, Blank Realm, Moon Duo, Grauzone
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