We’d like to welcome our latest signing Ur Knall to the label. Ur Knall is like nothing else, a unique international collective kneaded, pasted and glued together by LaVin. The epicentre of the band is Budapest and Berlin, with seismic waves in Brisbane and Beijing. Members of the band also play with classical, jazz, punk, rock and music theatre projects.
First time we heard Ur Knall was a demo sent to our inbox. We thought it sounded crazy and was wondering why such music had come our way.
Honestly we were not listening very much to it and turned it off quite immediately. But something called us back. Ur Knall – something about it. So we decided to give it some more of our pressures time and jumped in to it and found out it includes a lot of music. Crazy but great music and totally unpredictable. Like you probably would hear on a 13th century market square but with electric guitars and strange whispering voices. We like the unpredictable. There’s nothing like it !
Ur Knall is making music on their live sets and not in studio. Everything is recorded live. Often with no breaks and some songs turn out to be over 30 minutes long. Sometimes even longer. The music is of course rehearsed but anything can come to a live set and so it does.
We thought their music needed more attention and so we decided to release all their music as soon as possible and first release is “Quasimodo….”
There are at least four more releases to come but at this very moment we are not sure when and what to release as we are working on that right now.
Quasimodo session musicians are:
Jan Fretwurst: guitar, percussion (drums on Harangok)
Yacop Warnecke: bass (sampler on You Say Time is Money)
Jano Ujvari: saxophon, keyboard, effects
Kari Lehoczki: drums, perc
LaVin Virag: voice, didgeridoo, jews harp, percussion, harp
“Quasimodo das Baerchen holt Papa aus der Kneipe ab” is released on June 17, 2012 on selected stores throughout the Internet.
Alternance de jazz, de rock, de prog et de psychédélique, un détonnant et étonnant cocktail. C’est fou, délirant, presque sans limites, sans retenue. Personnellement j’adore ca. Ca vit, ca bouge, ca pulse. Loin du carcan des stéréotypes, une musique libre. Par contre, au niveau de la voix, ca reste moyen. Plus des vociférations qui n’apporte pas grand chose. En tout cas, un univers sonore particulier, original et unique. Rebel Raiser
Surpris de trouver que troll ici .je reviens sur mes coups de coeur déjà ancients .car l’ensemble de l’oeuvre de urknall est passionnante oscillant entre rock ,prog, jazz,…beaucoup d’influences présente 70 t et bauhaus …free… contemporaines ,expérimentales …bref.j’adhère et conseille aux amateurs cherchant de la personnalité chez les artistes ,écouter urknall vous serez ravis …pure créations artistique que beaucoup de nous recherchons ici …merci a vous les créateurs de cet univers unic. Bravo ! Ziko Keur
Un album progressive jazz à nombreuses incrustations acoustiques et rock. A very nice album ! Thanks. Troll 69
Jazz rock that mangles with your head…Ur Knall are without doubt a mind-blowing musical narcotic. Intense rambling jamming with mesmerising scitzo-rhythms and spontaneous mushroom-meandering tonal diatribes. Bloody fantastic ! Voz De Sangue
Great! – this is progressive underground jazz-like accoustic trance freestyle new whatever music. i would like to compare to Mr. Mangelsdorff, but there is a lot more to this. I love the sound, which seems to be created all accoutically. People who are open to new ways of Jazz and different approches to Rock should listen to this. … auf Deutsch: oberaffengeile mucke! Ren van Hirk